It’s been quite the year so far for Connor Hildebrandt, and he’s hoping to add to his successes with his first season in the PDL with TSS FC Rovers.
Hildebrandt has been a pivotal player with Aldergrove United on their way to winning the Fraser Valley Soccer League (FVSL) Premier Division title, and a first FVSL League Cup for 30 years.
Hildebrandt was the joint top scorer on the team, and runner up to the FVSL Golden Boot, with 14 goals during the season in the league, including two hat-tricks, two goals in the Soccer City Cup, and one goal in the Pakenham Cup.
All of that saw him named the FVSL Player of the Year last week.
Now he’s hoping to emulate that success with TSS Rovers.
Hildebrandt played his youth soccer with Surrey United in the BCSPL, winning the U16 Provincial title with the team in 2012, alongside TSS teammates Vaggeli Boucas and Joel Waterman.
His play with Surrey saw him become part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program in 2012, joining the U16 set up, but he never played a match at the USSDA level for the team, going over for a training spell in Italy, before heading back to Surrey United, where he ended up playing VMSL Premier with the Firefighters in the 2014/15 season.
The last couple of seasons he’s been playing under his father Rob with Aldergrove United, and the team have a first Provincial Cup semi-final showdown with VMSL Premier Champions Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves in their sights right now.
You can see some of what Hildebrandt can offer TSS in his 2015/16 highlights video below.
You can see Connor, and the rest of the TSS Rovers squad, at Swangard Stadium this summer. The Rovers home opener is on Friday May 12th against Lane United. Season tickets cost only $70 for seven PDL matches and a marquee friendly. If you haven’t got yours already, then click HERE to get your season or individual tickets. #SupportLocalSoccer