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    Courtesy of Mt. Allison Athletics: https://www.mountiepride.ca/sports/wsoc/2023-24/releases/20240221nxz5mi The following post is courtesy of Mt. Allison Athletics from February 21, 2024 https://www.mountiepride.ca/sports/wsoc/2023-24/releases/20240221nxz5mi. (SACKVILLE, NB) The Mounties are proud to appoint Derek O'Keeffe as the new head coach of the women's soccer program. With this announcement, Coach O'Keeffe takes on joint leadership of both the men's and women's program. Originally from Cork City in Ireland, Coach O'Keeffe moved to New Brunswick in the summer of 2022 to take on the reins of the...

    The following post is courtesy of the University of Waterloo from January 5, 2024 https://athletics.uwaterloo.ca/news/2024/1/5/mens-soccer-begins-seach-for-new-head-coach.aspx. The Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the departure of men's soccer head coach Mark Worton on December 19, 2023. The University of Waterloo is accepting applications for the Men's Soccer Head Coach role for the 2024-2025 season. Worton, had decided to leave the program and concentrate on his senior leadership duties at Burlington Soccer Club in a role that he...

    Courtesy of Canada West Athletics: https://canadawest.org/general/2023-24/releases/schedulingformatchanges202425 Through generations of U SPORTS soccer, Canada West has proven to be the pre-eminent conference for women’s soccer, particularly the Pacific Division, with the UBC Thunderbirds having won eight U SPORTS titles, (including this year's Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy), the nation’s most. Canada West Universities Athletic Association members have approved scheduling format changes for multiple sports that will take effect starting in the 2024-25 season. Scheduling format changes were approved in basketball, hockey, volleyball...

    Courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton Athletics: https://usports.ca/en/sports/soccer/m/news/2023/11/4154394294/msoc-gold The following story is courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton Athletics from November 12, 2023. A goal in first-half stoppage time by Jacob Spizzirri was all that was needed as the hosts Cape Breton Capers laid down a 1-0 win over the Montreal Carabins in the championship game of the 2023 Protocase U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship in Sydney, N.S. Spizzirri, Cape Breton’s player of the game, found the...

    The following story is courtesy of U Sports and Queens University Athletics from November 12, 2023 written by Sarah Maat. Courtesy of U Sports and Queens University Athletics - Photo Credit Robert Stacy / Queen's Gaels: https://usports.ca/en/sports/soccer/f/news/2023/11/2041215167/wsoc-gold After an long pitched battle, UBC’s Katalin Tolnai scored in the last minute of extra time to defeat Trinity Western 1-0 and win gold at the 2023 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship. UBC captured the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy for the...

    Western finds victory in Ontario battle Courtesy of U Sports and Queens University Athletics:- Photo Credit Robin Kasem / Queen's Gaels The 2023 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championships consolation final was an all-Ontario battle with a 1-0 victory for Western as they met Ottawa on the pitch for the last time this season.  Western dominated play in the first half with four shots on goal, while Ottawa took none. In general, Ottawa had a difficult time advancing the ball past...

    Attardo’s hat trick helps Lions regain pride with fifth-place finish Courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton University Athletics - Photo Credit Vaughan Merchant / CBU Athletics: https://usports.ca/en/sports/soccer/m/news/2023/11/192508152/msoc-cf The following story is courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton Athletics from November 11, 2023. Tyler Attardo scored all three goals to lead the York Lions to a 3-1 victory over the StFX X-Men in the fifth-place game at the 2023 Protocase U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championships in Sydney, N.S., Saturday. Attardo...

    So let's take a look at what went on Day two of the U Sports Men's National Soccer Championships in Sydney, NS. All stories courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton Athletics. CONSOLATION #1: Fenton’s late winner keeps X-Men’s season alive Courtesy of U Sports and Cape Breton University Athletics - Photo Credit Vaughan Merchant / CBU Athletics: https://usports.ca/en/sports/soccer/m/news/2023/11/1598555676/msoc-csf1 Blake Fenton scored a late game-winner as the STFX X-Men defeated the Carleton Ravens 2-1 in the first consolation game...

    Consolation #1: Ottawa sends STFX home with consolation semifinal victory Courtesy of U Sports and Queens University Photo Credit Robin Kasem / Queen's Gaels: https://usports.ca/en/sports/soccer/f/news/2023/11/3696481278/wsoc-csf1 The following story is from U Sports by Sarah Maat November 10, 2023. The Ottawa Gee-Gees defeated STFX 2-0 in the first consolation semifinal on Friday morning at the 2023 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship in Kingston, Ont. After a scoreless first half the Gee Gees scored twice in the second to take the win...

    When the U Sports seeding committee set the seeds for the 2023 U Sports Men's Soccer Championships in Sydney, NS, they set things up to be turned on it's head with the lower ranked seeds possibly being the more successful teams at this year's championships. This was coupled with some very good teams not winning their conferences as expected, (I'll let you decide, and no, this is not any disrespect to those that did win), but...