Name: Neil Tandon


Strengths:

An excellent 1v1 defender who dominates his area of the field with his ability to read the game tactically. He is a defender with a lot of pace making it difficult for attackers to beat him on the dribble and not have to deal with him again.


Achievements:

  • Potomac Showcase Champion, 2012
  • OSL U21 League Champion, 2013
  • SAAC Senior Showcase Champions, 2010
  • SAAC Junior Showcase Champions, 2009

In Coach Smyrniotis' Words:
Neil has been a rock in our defensive core since the beginning. He is a player who really loves to defend and keep the opponent free of our goal. He has always kept on developing his game by becoming increasingly comfortable on the ball in possession and build up along with making the important penetrating runs up field. Above all he is a top 1v1 defender. Very difficult to beat on the drible in isolated situations and that is a fantastic trait to have.

Beyond the soccer field Neil has done an outstanding job in the classroom over the years and Concordia University will provide him excellent level of academics in the Pre-Med or pharmaceutical streams in which he is looking to further his career in. There is no doubt that this young man will be successful in his career. I would like to wish him all the best and thank his family who have been great over the years for their commitment to SIGMA FC.


In His Own Words:
“The club has been very good, I’ve been here since Grade 9, for four years now, and the experience has been excellent. The coaching staff, and Coach Bobby, have been very supportive and they have helped me develop by tactically, physically and mentally as a player; and actually becoming a better person as an individual.”