December may mark the end of the academy season at Sigma FC, but one last event before the holidays comes with much anticipation and excitement. The 5th Annual SIGMA FC University Showcase runs over two days, December 18-19, 2014 at the Hershey Sportszone complex in Mississauga. The top recruiting event of its kind in Canada allows the 8 invited teams from the greater Toronto area to join the Sigma FC academy teams and perform in front of university coaches from Canada and the United States

Last year more than 80 coaches attended and this year organizers expect increased attendance including from top Canadian schools and US Conferences like the ACC, Big 10, AAC, PAC 12 and Big East to name a few. Many will be making their way north of the border after attending the USSF Development Academy Winter Showcase event in Florida- one of the marquee recruiting events in the United States.

Alex Halis - Syracuse

Greg Ranjitsingh - Mercer

Richmond Laryea - Akron

"There is a lot of interest for coaches to get up here," said Sigma FC Technical Director Bobby Smyrniotis. "We are proud that in just a few short years our showcase has become a key event in the recruiting calendar of so many University programs across North America. Of course a lot of it has to do with the success of our past graduates who have since opened the door to the next generation to come from the academy. We take great pride in this at Sigma."

He's most proud of building an event that allows Canadian players to be showcased at home, without having to travel great distances and to events where such a concentration of quality programs attending may not exist.

"To have such an event at our home field in Mississauga is not only tremendous for our players, but also for players from all other attending teams who in the past have been identified playing at our showcase "

In the 2014 season there were 44 active SIGMA FC grads playing across North America at the University level. Like past seasons, this past 2014 one continued a tradition of success for Sigma FC academy grads. Greg Ranjitsingh (Mercer) was honored with numerous awards including being named to the All South Region team. Cyle Larin (UConn) followed up on a successful rookie campaign by being Named All North East Region and AAC Attacker of the year, while also being called into action for the senior Canadian national team. Richmond Laryea (Akron) was named to All MAAC Rookie team and to the All Conference team, while Syracuse's Alex Halis was and Chris Nanco played a key part in Syracuse's very successful season and run in the NCAA tournament. Domenic Samuel (Southern New Hampshire) was named a Daktronics 2nd team All American and freshman Eji Mrabure (Jacksonville) garnered all conference honors. Giuliano Frano (Boston College), Christian Samaniego (Southern Connecticut), Dion Stergiotis (University of Charleston), Daniel Correa (Notre Dame College) and Jordan Hibbert (Adelphi University), Orestis Ilias and Tim Mahabir (Roanoke) have all had fantastic seasons on an individual and collective manner.

Arlick Ntabana - Evansville

Eji Mrabure - Jacksonville

Giuliano Frano - BC

Chris Nanco - Syracuse

Cyle Larin - UConn

Domenic Samuel
Southern New Hampshire

Kwame Awuah - UConn

Kristian Lee Him - Buffalo

Jordan Stoddart - Winthrop

The 5th annual SIGMA FC University Showcase 2013 takes place December 18 & 19, 2014 at the Hershey SportZone complex in Mississauga. Media inquiries can be directed to Sasha Nagy at (416) 616-5864

2014 Showcase Schedule

GROUP A - 2015's GROUP B - 2015's
  1. SIGMA FC A1
  2. Vaughan SC
  3. Woodbridge SC
  4. Ajax SC
  5. Masters FA
  1. SIGMA FC B1
  2. North Mississauga SC
  3. AJAX FC '98
  4. FC Durham
  5. Bryst FA

Thursday December 18, 2014

18amNMSCFC DurhamBMain
29amAjax FCBryst FABMain
310amSigma FC A1Ajax SCAMain
411amSIGMA FC B1Ajax SCBMain
512pmVaughan SCWoodbridge SCAMain
612pmAjax SC '98FC DurhamBBubble
71pmSigma FC A1MastersAMain
82pmSIGMA FC B1Bryst FABMain
93pmVaughan SCAjax SCAMain
104pmWoodbridge SCMastersAMain

Friday December 19, 2014

118amNMSCAjax FC '98BMain
129amSIGMA FC B1FC DurhamBMain
1310amWoodbridge SCAjax SCAMain
1411amSIGMA FC A1Vaughan SCAMain
1612pmAjax SCMastersAMain
171pmSigma FC B1Ajax SC '98BMain
182pmSIGMA FC A1Woodbridge SCAMain
193pmFC DurhamBrystBMain