UFV striker Carly Neeson is vying for a spot on Canada's team for the Summer Universiade.

UFV striker Carly Neeson is vying for a spot on Canada's team for the Summer Universiade.

Neeson lands Team Canada tryout

University of the Fraser Valley soccer player Carly Neeson has been invited to the CIS World University Games tryout in Victoria.

University of the Fraser Valley soccer player Carly Neeson has been invited to the CIS World University Games tryout in Victoria this weekend.

The third-year forward from Maple Ridge is vying for a spot on the Canadian team for the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, July 6-17.

Neeson, a criminology major, was named the Cascades’ player of the match six times in 2012, and finished second on the team with four goals and four assists. She was also responsible for several of the Cascades’ penalty kicks this season, as she was able to orchestrate numerous scoring opportunities that led to infractions in the opposing team’s box.

“We are so proud of Carly, she has had a great season and is fully deserving of this invitation,” commented UFV head coach Rob Giesbrecht. “Carly is an assertive attacking player who causes all sorts of problems for our opponents. We are thrilled that she is going to represent UFV women’s soccer at the tryout and wish her all the best.

“We are looking forward to Carly’s two remaining seasons, our team is loaded with young talent and Carly will be an integral part of our future success.”