(Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)
Young Returning for 2023!
Sean Young will be returning to Pacific FC for the 2023 Canadian Premier League season.
Young recently finished his third season on the Island having joined Pacific FC after being a part of the Vancouver Island Wave program and the Victoria Highlanders. Young has made 66 appearances in all competitions for Pacific during his three years, 29 of which came in the 2022 season. Those 66 appearances put Young in a tie for the second-most in club history along with former captain Jamar Dixon and Josh Heard. 2022 was something of a breakout campaign for Young as he firmly established himself as one of the first-choice options in Pacific’s midfield. Capable of playing in a deeper lying midfield pivot or as one of the more advanced players in a midfield three, Young’s dynamism, ball-carrying ability and tough tackling stood out as the Tridents battled in multiple competitions. The 21-year-old even got on the scoresheet last season thanks to his sweet strike against FC Edmonton in Pacific’s 3-2 victory over the Eddies in July.
“Sean is a player that is ready to take the next step when it comes to his impact on our team and the league,” says Pacific FC head coach James Merriman. “We have challenged him to come in extremely motivated and be decisive in his ambition. He has great potential as a dominant box-to-box central midfielder with his range and capacity to cover the entire field.”
Young returning means Pacific now have nine players confirmed for 2023. More roster news will be announced in the coming weeks, including more additional returning players and new signings.