The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Goalkeeper and Victoria native Sean Melvin, and added him to the WFC 2 roster. The 21 year old spent the last three years with the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and is the first ever Vancouver Island native to join the 'Caps USL affiliate.
Some quick stats courtesy the official media release:
WFC2 goalkeeper Sean Melvin
- First-ever Vancouver Island native to be signed to Whitecaps FC 2
- Played three years for UNC-Wilmington, making 43 starts and finishing with a 24W-14L-5D record and 11 clean sheets
- Earned his second invitation to the 'Caps first team training camp this preseason, after also participating in 2012
- Earned his first call-up to the Canadian senior men's national team camp in Orlando, Florida in January 2015
Melvin compiled a 25-14-5 record while in University, including 11 clean sheets. He was with the Whitecaps in their Tucson, Arizona camp, and is a product of the Whitecaps residency program.