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Canadian Premier League 2024 U SPORTS Draft

Here’s The Players Who Signed Up For The CPL-U SPORTS Draft

By on December 6, 2023 1 2485 Views

In just over one week’s time, eight Canadian Premier League clubs will select two players apiece t the CPL-U SPORTS Draft, inviting the underclassmen to trial with a professional sporting side.

If all goes well, those trials can turn into U SPORTS contracts or even fully professional deals, depending on their performance on the pitch and early career direction. With 200 players declaring eligibility, there’s a lot more CPL hopefuls than there are spots to give them.

The two-round draft will follow a repeat order, with wooden spinners Valour up first. Fans can take a look at the draft order and preliminary information here.

Pacific FC Eric Lajeunesse
Photo Credit: John Jacques

It’s also worth noting that seven players had their U SPORTS right retained by their previous club. These includes Cavalry FC’s Sterling Kerr, Halifax Wanderer’s Aiden Rushenas, Pacific FC’s Eric Lajeunesse, Valour Fc duo Guillaume Pianelli and Jordan Tisseur, Vancouver FC’s Ameer Kinani, and York United’s Trivine Esprit.

This year’s eligible players list includes a growing number of now-familiar faces, like Valour original Tyler Attardo and their former emergency goalkeeper Svyatik Artemenko, Atletico Ottawa prospects like Junior Agyekum, Owen Antoniuk, and Omar Darwish, former Eddies forward Prince Amanda, and others who have had CPL game-time like Colin Gander, Gianfranco Facchineri, and Max Piepgrass, among others.

Without further ado, here’s all 200 players who declared themselves eligible for the 2024 CPL-U SPORTS Draft, as per the CPL:


 Player School Pos. Year
ABBASSI, MahdiUQTRFW3rd
ADAMS, ConnorQueen’sGK4th
ADENUGA, IfeTorontoCM2nd
AGYEKUM, JuniorThompson RiversCM3rd
ALEXANDRAKIS, PeterAlgomaLB1st
AMANDA, PrinceAlbertaLW2nd
ANTONIUK, OwenCalgaryAM2nd
ARIA, SolimanCalgaryCB3rd
ARTEMENKO, SvyatikThompson RiversGK3rd
ASSAF, DannyCarletonFW4th
ASSEM, HabibAlbertaFW3rd
ASSOUYAT, FrancisUQAMCB4th
ATTARDO, TylerYorkFW2nd
AWAD, TonyConcordiaGK3rd
BACHIR BEY, KarimLethbridgeCM3rd
BAIN, WoodySaint Mary’sLB4th
BAINS, NaseebTorontoRB4th
BEECHER, AndreCape BretonCB2nd
BENMOUSSA, AdamMontrealCB4th
BERTRAND, EtienneUQTRRB3rd
BILODEAU, NicholasLethbridgeRB2nd
BODURTHA, MaxSt Francis XavierCB4th
BOLLA, KaostubhToronto MetropolitanLB1st
BONDOC, JoshuaAlgomaGK3rd
BOOTH, LucasQueen’sCM4th
BOUAZIZ, DarrenCarletonWM1st
BOURGEOIS, MaximeSherbrookeCM1st
BOUZIDI, MohamedCarletonFW3rd
BRADBURY, IsaacYorkCM4th
BRUCE, JulienMontrealWM4th
CABRAL, JacobGuelphAM1st
CACERES, AntonyMacEwanAM2nd
CAIN, FrankroyAlbertaRW1st
CALDERON, JulianSaskatchewanLB3rd
CAMPEDELLI, JulianoGuelphRW2nd
CARBONE, AlessioYorkGK4th
CATO, RodaneAlbertaCM4th
CHRÉTIEN, MatisseMcGillCB2nd
CHUNG, QuintonTorontoAM2nd
CIAVARRO, MatthewQueen’sFW4th
CIOCIOLA, LudovyckMcGillGK2nd
CLARKE, DanielCape BretonGK4th
COBUZZI, SebastianMontrealCM4th
COCHRANE, SebastianCape BretonLB2nd
CORDEIRO, KyleSt Francis XavierCM4th
CRAMPTON, TristanUQTRGK3rd
CYR, MathisMcGillRB1st
CZARNECKI, ConradBrockCB2nd
DA ROCHA, MiguelMount RoyalCM4th
D’AMBROGIO, StefanoUNBWM4th
DARWISH, OmarCarletonCM1st
DAVID, GregoryUQAMAM4th
DAVID, TylerCarletonGK4th
DEDEKKER, DamianSt Francis XavierLB4th
DELPORTE, NicolasUQAMCB2nd
DESJARDINS, NicolasUQTRCM1st
DI MARCO, LucaToronto MetropolitanWM1st
DILTZ, SamuelSt Francis XavierGK4th
DJENGUE BILLE, ArthurLavalAM4th
DOMANICO, AnthonyCarletonWM2nd
DRUMMOND, JaylenToronto MetropolitanWM3rd
D’SOUZA, AnthonyTrentCB4th
DUGAS, KaydenMacEwanWM2nd
DUMOULIN, AidanMount RoyalGK2nd
DURHAN, JameelMcMasterCB2nd
DZIKOWSKI, SebastianUBCFW4th
EKWUEME, PaulMcMasterCM4th
ELONDA, FellyMemorialCM4th
EMERSON, MalachiUBC OkanaganFW4th
ESSOUSSI, MehdiTorontoCM4th
EZLETNI, IbrahimUNBCFW2nd
EZOUA, ChristopherAlbertaGK4th
FACCHINERI, GianfrancoWindsorCB3rd
FERDINAND, PeytonGuelphRB4th
FERNANDEZ, ColeGuelphCB4th
FIELD, DamonLethbridgeCB4th
FLAKSMAN, JoshuaMount RoyalFW4th
FORTUIN, BenjaminCape BretonCB3rd
FRANCOIS, KeisheanTrinity WesternRW2nd
FUERST, BrennenUBCCM2nd
GAGAN, NicholasLavalCB2nd
GANDER, ColinToronto MetropolitanLB4th
GARCIA, RaphaëlCarletonRB4th
GARNER, JackUBCGK2nd
GHAMRAOUI, TarekUQTRRB1st
GONZALEZ, JulianOntario TechCB2nd
GORTANA, AndreaQueen’sFW4th
GRANT, KevonOntario TechGK4th
GREEN, LukeSt Francis XavierCB4th
GRIFFITH, TylerAlbertaGK4th
GUITOUNI, YassinVictoriaCM3rd
HAJDECKI, AdamTrinity WesternCB4th
HAMAD, AbdulOntario TechAM2nd
HAMAD, TareqCarletonRB4th
HARROP, LukeAlgomaCB2nd
HARTILL, JasonCape BretonCM1st
HEMPELMANN-PEREZ, PabloQueen’sAM3rd
HERBERT, OliverUBCCM2nd
HOPE, ThomasAlbertaCB2nd
HRDLICKA, NoahUBCCB4th
HUGHES, WillLethbridgeLB4th
IANTOMASI, MarcBrockLW4th
IDRIZI, RilindAlbertaAM4th
IRWIN, AlexanderOntario TechCB2nd
IZADI, AidanCalgaryLW3rd
JEANNE, AlexisUQAMFW3rd
JETISHI, EgzonMacEwanWM3rd
JOSEPH, JustinWaterlooCB3rd
JOSHI, DhirajAlgomaCM2nd
JUMEAU, OlivierThompson RiversGK4th
KABA, KevinCarletonLB4th
KAFEERO, MosesCarletonRB4th
KAISER, MarkusUBCFB4th
KANG, MinwooThompson RiversCM1st
KEEN, EthanMount RoyalLB4th
KEMEL, NassimMcGillCM3rd
KONE, AmadouCarletonWM2nd
KOUDELKA, RubenMount RoyalCB2nd
LACHARITE, MathieuUQAMGK4th
LAPLANTE, SamuelUQTRLB3rd
LULLI, MauroToronto MetropolitanFW2nd
LYON, WyattUNBCCM2nd
MACKIE, LukeSaskatchewanCB4th
MADDOCK, KieranCape BretonCM2nd
MARPLE, DylanAlbertaFB2nd
MARSHALL, TristanToronto MetropolitanCB4th
MARZOUK, OmarOntario TechFW4th
MASLANKA, MichaelTorontoFW2nd
MASRI, PhilipMacEwanFW1st
MCDUFF, SamiMontrealLW3rd
MCKAY, BennettUBCGK4th
MENDES DE FRANCA, EthanAlgomaLB4th
MERCER, ColbySaint MarysWM4th
MISKOLCZI, EthanBrockCB4th
MISKOLCZI, TaylorBrockGK4th
MOODY, AlexanderVictoriaCB2nd
MYRONIUK, NikolasMount RoyalCM2nd
NDIAYE, MouhamedUQTRCM2nd
NEPTUNE, AndraWilfrid LaurierRB4th
NESIBU, AbelMount RoyalRB4th
NICHOLSON, JamieCape BretonAM2nd
NORMAN, LukeUBCCM2nd
NSENGA, ThierryAlgomaLW3rd
OBERHUBER-POULIN, ThéoMontrealFW1st
OSMAN, YusufCarletonRB4th
PABLA, JaytinYorkRB4th
PANDITHA, DulainUFVFB4th
PATENAUDE, NicolasLaurentianCM4th
PAUMIER, QuentinMontrealAM4th
PAUW, DylanThompson RiversCB2nd
PEARSE, MatthewVictoriaFW2nd
PENA, TomasUBCWM2nd
PICCIOLI, LucaCarletonCM4th
PIEPGRASS, MaxCape BretonCM3rd
PLENZIK, GianmarcoCalgaryAM4th
POWELL, ThomasTrinity WesternCM4th
RESLAN, BilalToronto MetropolitanCM3rd
RIBEIRO DA CUNHA, JoseCape BretonCB4th
RIECK, LoganSt Francis XavierAM4th
RINALDI, JonathanThompson RiversCM3rd
ROGERS, SkylerMount RoyalCM3rd
ROGOZINSKI, CadenMount RoyalCB4th
ROSENLUND, MikkelThompson RiversRB4th
ROSETTANI, LukeUNBFW4th
ROXBURGH, AlexanderTrinity WesternAM4th
RUDDOCK, DanteGuelphWM2nd
RYU, HyunsooMount RoyalFB3rd
SAADI, IbrahemWesternCB2nd
SAGASTE, JavierVictoriaAM4th
SANDOVAL, DanielAlgomaCB1st
SANTO, JaidenLaurentianLW3rd
SCHIFANO, AndreaTorontoWM1st
SCHMIT, ChrisUNBFB4th
SEO, JoeyTrinity WesternFB4th
SETTERS, DavidAlgomaRB2nd
SHEPPARD, OwenCape BretonLW2nd
SHIRAZI, AmirMcMasterFW3rd
SIDHU, BhagvirUFVLB3rd
SITHOLE, DavidMacEwanGK3rd
SMITH, GregorUNBCRB4th
SPIZZIRRI, JacobCape BretonCM3rd
SPRINGER, BrettOntario TechFW4th
STEWART, RussellTorontoRW1st
TATE, IsaacUNBCLW2nd
TATE, TheoUNBCLB2nd
TAYLOR, HarryThompson RiversCB2nd
TCHOUYA NANA, CharlesTrinity WesternLW4th
TIMMIS, JadenAlgomaCB2nd
TINMOUTH, AmbroseGuelphLW3rd
TOMY, CadenCarletonCM1st
TRAORE, DiadieQueen’sCM3rd
TREMBLAY, ÉtienneSherbrookeCM1st
VILLOUS, AkeimToronto MetropolitanCM4th
VRANJKOVIC, AdrijanCarletonAM2nd
VUKAS, TadijaTorontoCM3rd
WALTER, JonathanMount RoyalCM3rd
WELSH, JamesCalgaryLB2nd
YOSEKE, EricCarletonWM2nd
ZADRAVEC, DanielUNBCGK4th
ZEPPIERI, ChristianYorkCM2nd

With last year’s draft seeing seven of the sixteen selections going on to get significant experience throughout the year, there’ll be plenty of eyes on which U SPORTS underclassmen can secure selection for the league’s sixth season.

With just over a week to go until the draft unfolds, only time will tell who from the above list of 200 will stand tall above the rest…though their work will be far from done.

1 Comment
  • john anderson 3 months ago

    is there an combine? for the players announced they are entering.

    A ton of former FC Edmonton 2019/2020 first team players and academy players. Count over 5 between MacEwan and University of Alberta.

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