Richmond Youth Soccer alumni Chase Wickham has been recognized for his outstanding season at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The junior midfielder was one of two Blazers named to the 2012 Conference USA Men's Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team. Wickham netted a pair of first half goals to lead UAB past the No. 3 UFC Knights 3-1 in the opening round of the Conference USA Championship. The Blazers would go on to lose 1-0 in extra time to No. 2 Tulsa in the semi-finals - a result that was good enough to earn an at-large berth for the NCAA Championships.
Their season ended Nov. 16 with a 3-2 loss to Charlotte with Wickham drawing an assist on his team's second goal.
Earlier, he earned Conference USA Third Team honours after an impressive regular season campaign that saw him finish third in team scoring with 12 points and rank fourth in total minutes played, the most of any non-defender.
The 21-year-old Cambie secondary graduate played one season at Trinity Western University before transferring to UAB.
He grew up in Richmond Youth Soccer Association's rep program under coaches Doug Long and John Gattens