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2023 CPL-U SPORTS Draft

Here Are The Players Eligible For The 2023 CPL-U SPORTS Draft

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The Canadian Premier League has released a list of 199 eligible athletes for this Thursday’s 2023 CPL-U SPORTS Draft.

The draft will see all eight Canadian Premier League teams make their selections on who to invite to preseason camp, with each side getting two picks. Expansion side Vancouver FC will have the first two picks of the draft, after which selection order will be based from worst to first in terms of the 2022 regular season standings (with an exception for North Star Shield winners Forge, who go last). In the second round, Vancouver FC will not have a pick.

There are a number of players on the draft lift who have already accrued CPL experience, like Gabriel Balbinotti, Colin Gander, Luke Green, Skyler Rogers, and last year’s second overall pick Kairo Coore.

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It’ll also be interesting to see if Jackson Gardner gets a look following his goalkeeping heroics with Thompson Rivers University this year.

A handful of clubs have retained rights of former draft picks. These are Halifax’s Kareem Sow, Valour’s Jacob Carlos, Cavalry’s Markus Kaiser, and Pacific FC’s Luca Ricci.

Without further ado, here’s the alphabetized list provided by the league:

PlayerSchool Pos.Year
ABDI, ZakariaToronto MetropolitanFW2nd
ADENIYI-OLONADE, KejiUNBFW4th
AGYEKUM, JuniorThompson RiversCM2nd
AMMARI, FarisTorontoWM4th
ANDO, KenshoUNBCDM3rd
ARANGO, JamesWaterlooWM1st
ASSADOURIAN, EthanMontrealGK1st
BACHIR BEY, KarimLethbridgeDM2nd
BAIN, WoodySaint Mary’sLB2nd
BAINS, NaseebTorontoRB1st
BAKER, JustinMcMasterWM1st
BEGLEY, JacobOntario TechCB4th
BEKWAYO, KbSaskatchewanCM3rd
BENMOUSSA, AdamMontrealDM2nd
BENQUET, LoicUNBCLB2nd
BLOUIN, PhilippeLavalGK4th
BODURTHA, MaxSt. Francis XavierCM1st
BOSETTI, NolanBrockCB1st
BOUE, AlexTorontoWM4th
BOUMRAR, RayaneNipissingCM1st
BOURGEAIS, QuentinConcordiaAM1st
BOUZIDI, MohamedCarletonFW1st
BRADBURY, IsaacYorkCM3rd
BRUCE, JulienMontrealWM2nd
CAGALJ, EthanMcMasterGK1st
CAMPEDELLI, JulianoGuelphRB1st
CAMPOLI, ChristopherOntario TechAM4th
CARTER, HarryMemorialCB3rd
CHAUHAN, AsvinUBCWM1st
CHEMIL, NadjibMontrealCM1st
CHIAPPETTA, EugeneTorontoRB2nd
CHOI, JunWonUFVFB4th
CHUNG, DavidAlbertaWM3rd
CIOCIOLA, LudovyckMcGillGK1st
CISSE, AboubacarUNBCAM4th
CLARKE, DanielCape BretonGK2nd
COMITA, AlesandroThompson RiversCM1st
COMITA, DomenicoThompson RiversDM3rd
COORE, KairoCape BretonFW3rd
CORDEIRO, KyleSt. Francis XavierCM2nd
COTE, ThierryMontrealFW2nd
DANESI, LucaBrockFW1st
D’ANJOU, OlivierMontrealCB1st
DEDEKKER, DamianSt. Francis XavierLB1st
DELGADILLO, Juan PabloToronto MetropolitanCM2nd
DILTZ, SamuelSt. Francis XavierGK2nd
DJURICIC, MiloYorkCB4th
DOMANICO, AnthonyCarletonWM1st
DOS SANTOS, ElijahThompson RiversCB1st
DUHANEY-WALKER, TyrAcadiaCB1st
DYE, LewisSt. Francis XavierCB4th
EDIC, CarlosOntario TechCM4th
EGWU, KelseyMacEwanCB1st
ELIASY, SalimMontrealWM4th
ELOMRANI, SulimanDalhousieWM3rd
ELONDA, FellyMemorialAM3rd
ESPIRO, KevinWaterlooWM2nd
ESPRIT, TrivineOntario TechCM1st
FERDINAND, PeytonGuelphRB1st
FLAKSMAN, JoshuaMount RoyalWM2nd
FLORENT, Ed BryanMcMasterWM3rd
FORTUIN, BenjaminCape BretonCB3rd
FRANKOVICH, LukaWaterlooFB3rd
FREEMAN, SeanSaint Mary’sFW2nd
GANDER, ColinGuelphLB4th
GARCIA, RaphaelCarletonRB2nd
GARDNER, JacksonThompson RiversGK4th
GORTANA, AndreaQueen’sWM3rd
GRANT, JacobMemorialFW3rd
GREAVES, KobyUNBCCM1st
GREEN, LukeSt. Francis XavierCB1st
GREEN, MilesMcMasterAM4th
GRIFFITH, TylerAlbertaGK2nd
GUERRIERI, SebastianWaterlooFW4th
GULLI, PedroMcGillFW1st
HALL, FergusSt. Francis XavierCB1st
HAMAD, AbdulOntario TechWM2nd
HARGEST, MatthewMemorialLB3rd
HAUSENDORF, JostThompson RiversWM2nd
HEMPELMANN-PEREZ,
Pablo
Queen’sWM1st
HENMAN, MichaelUNBCFW4th
HIDALGO-MAZZEI, AaronSaskatchewanLB4th
HILDEBRANDT, BraedenUBC OkanaganWM1st
HODUT, MihaiUBCRB4th
HONEYMAN-WOOTTON,
Quinn
CarletonDM4th
HOOPER, DylanThompson RiversWM4th
HRDLICKA, NoahUBCCB2nd
JETISHI, IbrahimAlbertaFW4th
JOHAL, ParmpreetGuelphCM3rd
JOUHAR, YoussefMonctonCM2nd
KABANGA, Jean-MarcConcordiaDM1st
KAFEERO, MosesCarletonRB3rd
KEEN, EthanMount RoyalWM2nd
KEMSLEY, AlexMount RoyalCB1st
KERR, SterlingMount RoyalGK4th
KIM, HagonUNBCCB1st
KINANI, AmeerToronto MetropolitanFW1st
KISSE, JonathanMonctonFW3rd
KOBZA, ErykCalgaryCB4th
LACHARITE, MathieuUQTRGK2nd
LAJEUNESSE, EricUBCCB1st
LAPLANTE, SamuelUQTRLB1st
LEFEVRE, LohanMontrealCM4th
LEONARD-BENOIT, AntoineMontrealWM1st
LIEBICH, NiklasMount RoyalCM1st
LYNCH, CianCape BretonFW2nd
MAC, JoeYorkCM4th
MACKAY, RobertSaskatchewanRB2nd
MAHMI, DecklinCalgaryFW3rd
MALEKOS, CristopherCarletonCB4th
MANSOUR, AhmadMcMasterCB4th
MARSHALL, TristanToronto MetropolitanCB2nd
MARTIN, KaiToronto MetropolitanRB4th
MASUHARA, BrolinOntario TechCM4th
MATTILA, MatthewOntario TechGK4th
MAZZOTTA, ScottCarletonWM4th
MCDUFF, SamiMontrealAM1st
MCLENNON, MarioToronto MetropolitanWM2nd
MEHMI, KaramvirToronto MetropolitanWM2nd
MEJIA, IvanUFVWM1st
MELLO, MatheusWaterlooCM1st
MILFRISE, LotharioTrinity WesternWM1st
MISKOLCZI, TaylorBrockGK3rd
MISNER, AndrewNipissingFW1st
MOHAMMED, AhmedSaskatchewanFW2nd
MONTAGLIANI, GiulianoUBC OkanaganCM3rd
MORALES, DaniloLethbridgeWM4th
MORTAS, PaulMontrealLB4th
NANIA, LucianoOntario TechCM2nd
NKOGHE, TristanUBCFW2nd
OLUWASEYI, BoluwatifeTrentCB4th
OMORENIYE, WilliamCalgaryWM1st
ONYEJELEM, GarryAlbertaFW4th
OSHANA, DanielWesternCM1st
PABLA, JaytinYorkDM3rd
PARIZEK, JakubCape BretonDM1st
PARKER, AdamAlbertaRB3rd
PASTORE, GabrielNipissingGK3rd
PATENAUDE, NicolasLaurentianCM3rd
PAUMIER, QuentinMontrealCM3rd
PEROVIC, MatthewOntario TechDM4th
PIANELLI BALISONI, GuillaumeUQTRCB3rd
PICCIOLI, LucaCarletonCM2nd
POWELL, ThomasTrinity WesternWM2nd
PUHALJ, MarcusUBCCB2nd
RAPOSO, HugoUQTRCM3rd
REILLY, DavidOntario TechLB2nd
RESLAN, BilalToronto MetropolitanCM1st
REVECO, DiegoSaskatchewanWM1st
RIECK, LoganSt. Francis XavierAM2nd
RINALDI, JonathanThompson RiversCM2nd
ROBART, CarterGuelphGK1st
ROGERS, SkylerMount RoyalWM1st
ROGOZINSKI, CadenMount RoyalCB3rd
ROJAS URIBE, Juan PabloUBC OkanaganAM1st
ROSENLUND, MikkelThompson RiversFB1st
ROSETTANI, LukeUNBFW1st
ROSSI, ChristianTrinity WesternFW2nd
ROXBURGH, AlexanderTrinity WesternAM2nd
RUSHENAS, AidenDalhousieGK2nd
SAGASTE, JoseVictoriaCM1st
SAGNO, DanielThompson RiversCM4th
SANTOS, JustinToronto MetropolitanWM2nd
SCHAEFER, DavidMount RoyalWM4th
SCHOLES, EvanThompson RiversGK3rd
SEARS, JackGuelphCM4th
SEO, JoeyTrinity WesternRB2nd
SHAW, CameronSt. Francis XavierWM2nd
SHEPPARD, OwenCape BretonWM2nd
SHIRAZI, AmirMcMasterWM1st
SIEGELWACHS, ShonTorontoCM2nd
SINGH, SukhmanUNBCGK2nd
SINGH-SHARPE, MandelaCarletonCM3rd
SLOPINSKI, JaronSaskatchewanGK1st
SMITH, GregorUNBCWM4th
SOUALEM, Doryan MehdiLavalCB2nd
SPIZZIRRI, JacobCape BretonCM1st
SSEBADUKA, SammyYorkWM2nd
STEWART, CharlieUNBCWM1st
STOLAR, AnthonyCape BretonRB2nd
STOLAR, DanielCape BretonWM1st
SYLLA, MohamadouMontrealCM3rd
TCHOUYA NANA, CharlesTrinity WesternWM2nd
TISSEUR, JordanMontrealGK1st
TORRESAN, BrandonTrinity WesternLB2nd
TORRESAN, TristanTrinity WesternCM3rd
TOURE, Mohamed LamineMonctonAM1st
TUCK, AidanUBC OkanaganDM4th
VIEGAS, DevynCarletonFW1st
VUKAS, TadijaTorontoDM1st
WALTER, JonathanMount RoyalCM1st
WATSON, JamieCape BretonCB2nd
WHITE, AnthonyTorontoCB2nd
WIERSMA, OrionSaint Mary’sCB1st
WIETHAEUPER-BALBINOTTI, GabrielUQTRAM3rd
WOOD, JustinMcMasterCM2nd
ZADRAVEC, Daniel JamesUNBCGK3rd
ZORBAS, PerryWaterlooRB3rd

The list is comprised of U SPORTS athletes with 1-4 years of U SPORTS eligibility remaining, who are all in good standing with both their school’s athletic program and educational institution. Athletes not planning to return to school the following year were not eligible.

It’s been a big year for some previous CPL-U SPORTS Draft picks, with former Cavalry selection Joel Waterman having now been to a World Cup, while former Cavalry midfielder Victor Loturi is fighting for a starting spot at Ross County.

Here’s a roundup of how the 2022 CPL-U SPORTS Draft went.

Fans interested in tuning in to the mid-day event can do so on the Canadian Premier League’s official YouTube channel, with Adam Jenkins set to host the event on Thursday, December 15, at 3:00PM EST.

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