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Pacific FC Selects Two Players in 2021 CPL-U SPORTS Draft

January 29, 2021 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Pacific FC News Release

Langford, BC - Pacific FC is pleased to announce Christopher Lee and Victory Shumbusho as draft picks from the 2021 CPL-U SPORTS draft announced this afternoon.

Pacific FC had the 5th and 12th draft picks in the two-round draft with eight picks in each round. Draftees will be invited to Pacific FC preseason training, with the hopes of securing a 2021 U SPORTS Developmental Contract for the upcoming season that allows a student-athlete with one to five years of U SPORTS eligibility remaining to sign with a CPL Club, while preserving their eligibility before returning to U SPORTS competition.

Lee is a left full back described as a versatile and technical player who can create scoring chances. The 5-foot-11 inches left-footer hails from West Vancouver and is a first-year kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia. Prior to UBC, Lee played several years in the Vancouver Whitecaps youth setup and had appearances with Canada's youth teams.

Also from University of British Columbia, Shumbusho is a fourth year student from Chilliwack. At 5-foot-4 inches tall, he plays at striker and on either wing. Known for his speed and scoring ability, Shumbusho had 26 goals in 47 appearances for the Thunderbirds. He joined Whitecaps FC Residency in August 2016 after previously playing with Chilliwack Attack.

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