Andrea Neil

AndreaNeil_1.jpg"Coaching is a responsibility and simply put, players are always impacted and influenced by your actions as a coach.

When I think back to my career as a player, I think fondly of the one year that I had the opportunity to play under Chris Bennett when he was the Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Women's Team during our 2004 W-League season.  In addition to his on-field competencies, Chris built a very professional environment throughout.  Chris showed a great deal of respect and compassion to each player, member of his staff and to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Organization and he created a great group dynamic in our build up to the W-League Championship Title win in 2004." 

Andrea Neil, Midfielder:
- played 131 times for the Canadian national women's soccer team and in four consecutive World Cups
- earned her historical 100th international cap in 2004 (only the second player in the history of Canadian soccer to reach the Century mark)
- served as captain for the Vancouver Breakers and Vancouver Whitecaps (2001-2006)
- served as an assistant coach for the Whitecaps (2003-2006)
- won a W-League championship with the Vancouver Whitecaps (2004, 2006)
- retired as a player in December 2007
- currently Assistant Coach of the Canadian Women%u2019s Under-20 National Soccer Team