On December 18th the SIGMA A1 squad comprised of players in their Junior and Senior year of High school took to the field at the OSA Soccer Center in Vaughan for the annual Holiday showcase, with many of the top academy and club teams of the region. As a predominantly younger squad the Sigma group finished the day with two wins and one tie and most importantly impressing the 30 US coaches who made the recruiting trip to Toronto.

The day began with a 0-0 tie with a an older and more experienced Toronto Lynx side, followed by a 2-1 victory of the Winstars academy and a final 1-0 victory over Vaughan. Technical Director, Bobby Smyrniotis was especially pleased with the overall play of the team from individuals, group and team play, "The boys had a very good day on the field both individually and as a group. As a team that fields as many as 9 younger players (born 1993) on the field at one time, we were able to tactically apply our concepts thoroughly. The boys successfully increased their stock with University coaches and that is of utmost importance in the university showcasing process".



At the end of the day the SIGMA team was able to impress many of the University coaches in attendance with their play on the field. The aim of the combine, one of many such events during the year is to promote potential scholarship athletes to US and Canadian Universities. Time will tell how many players from this event will move on to play at the next level, but one thing is for sure: SIGMA FC left a good impression in many coaches minds once more for the brand of soccer they play.

With 7 players graduating in 2010, SIGMA looks forward to begin announcing player commitments in the near future with many of the boys already on track toward committing their futures to quality soccer programs and most importantly quality academic institutions.