LUSA announce BCSPL 2020/21 Intake Coaches
Langley United Announce 2020/21 BCSPL Intake Coaches:
Langley United are pleased to advise that Chelsey Hannesson has been appointed as the LUSA BCSPL Intake Girls Head Coach and Nick Soolsma as the Boys Head Coach. Both programs will be overseen by our Technical Director Mark Parker.
Chesley comes with an outstanding playing and coaching resume and is one of only 4 females in Canada to have achieved the highest level of certification, that being the Canada Soccer A Licence. She is also a BC Soccer Learning Facilitator for the BC Soccer Coach Education Program.
COACHING CAREER (10 Years)
Langley United Soccer Association Assistant Technical Director
Fraser Valley Selects (Metro) 2005 Head Coach
Whitecaps Girls Super REX Elite - Staff Coach
Staff coach for the U16 and U18 Girls Program with Whitecaps Elite REX
Ontario Premier Development League Coach U15 Girls
Richmond Hill Soccer Association
Head Coach in the British Columbia Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) for 3 seasons
BC Soccer Team Coaching Staff for 2 seasons as Assistant coach and BC Soccer Game Day Coaching Staff in 2019 Chesley has coached current Canadian Women’s National Team Player, Jordyn Huitema and a number of players who are currently playing post secondary careers at the top level; either NCAA Division 1 or CIS
2009 - 2011 Spokane Shadow Head Coach Washington Youth Soccer
As a player Chelsey has experience in the Women’s Premier Soccer League with the Spokane Blackwidows.
MWSL - Metro Women’s Soccer League - 9 Seasons National Champion 2011 and the MWSL Most Valuable Player 2014. She hold 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze Canadian Soccer National Championship medals.
Canadian National Team Pool (NTC West)
Eastern Washington University - NCAA Division 1 (Full Scholarship)
4 Year Varsity Letter Winner
2006 (Freshman) Most Improved Player
2007 (Sophmore) Siler Eagle Recipient
2008 (Junior) All Big Sky Conference - Second Team
2008 & 2009 (Junior & Senior) Defensive MVP of the Year
2008 & 2009 (Junior & Senior) Team Captain
2009 (Senior) Defensive Player of the Week All Conference Big Sky
2009 (Senior) All Big Sky Conference - First Team
2009 (Senior) Iron Eagle Recipient
2009 (Senior) Gold Eagle Recipient
2009 (Senior) Big Sky Conference Semi-Finalist
Nick has just as impressive resume:
Starting at a young age, Nick Soolsma began playing soccer in youth academies such as FC Volendam and PSV Eindhoven in The Netherlands.
He made his debut as a professional soccer player for HFC Haarlem in 2007.
In 2011 Nick signed for Toronto FC playing in the MLS. In his first year (2011) he was awarded having the most assists in the team (8) and scoring 3 goals. In his second year, he played a major role in reaching the semifinal for the CONCACAF Champions League through his assist and winning goal against LA Galaxy (Representing David Beckham in the squad at that time).
After his 2 years for Toronto FC, he went back to play professionally in the Netherlands for SBV Excelsior and in Australia for South Melbourne FC.
Currently Nick Soolsma is Assistant TD for Langley United and overseeing the age groups starting from U11 - U14 and holds a Canada Soccer National B-licence.