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    Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Athletics The following story is courtesy of Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Athletics from June 13, 2022 https://goridgebacks.com/news/2022/6/13/womens-soccer-zack-wilson-named-womens-soccer-assistant-coach.aspx. Ontario Tech women's soccer is pleased to announce Zack Wilson has been named the program's first full-time assistant coach after spending the 2021 season working as assistant coach and performance analyst for the team. With 10 years of coaching experience under his belt and spending the past year alongside head coach Audra Sherman, (See Post Coach story from June...

    Audra Sherman Photo Credit: Ontario Tech Athletics Story by Enrique Domingo - Post Coach June 22, 2022 To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson Photo Credit: Audra Sherman and Hofstra Athletics Most soccer players who transition from a career on the pitch to a career on the sidelines often decide to take such a path because of their memories as a player, the legacy that they...

    Courtesy of CANPL.ca https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/article/father-figures-atletico-ottawa-assistant-coach-kwesi-loney Excerpts of the following story with Atlético Ottawa assistant coach and Carleton University Master Coach Kwesi Loney are from June 19, 2022: https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/article/father-figures-atletico-ottawa-assistant-coach-kwesi-loney. A ‘solid work ethic’ and ‘treating life like a playground, not a test’ have been instrumental in Loney’s rise from the pitches of Scarborough to the Atlético Ottawa touch line.  There are no days off in the life of Kwesi Loney. Father of two, head of the Carleton Ravens soccer program and now...

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of the OUA from May 25, 2022 https://oua.ca/news/2022/5/24/soccer-oua-announces-womens-and-mens-schedules-for-the-2022-season.aspx The following announcement of the new Women's and Men's Soccer schedules for the fall of 2022 are from the Ontario University Association website on May 25, 2022 https://oua.ca/news/2022/5/24/soccer-oua-announces-womens-and-mens-schedules-for-the-2022-season.aspx. Burlington, Ont. – The beautiful game is back on the pitch for a full 2022 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season slate, with the first action of the year getting underway on September 2, 2022. 2022 OUA Women’s Soccer Schedule | FULL2022 OUA Men’s Soccer...

    Courtesy of Ottawa U Athletics https://ottawa.prestosports.com/sports/wsoc/2022-23/releases/20220512paifn0 The following story is from May 13, 2022 courtesy of Ottawa Gee Gees Athletics https://ottawa.prestosports.com/sports/wsoc/2022-23/releases/20220512paifn0. The University of Ottawa's women's soccer program is pleased to welcome Veronica Mazzella as the team's full-time assistant coach.  Mazzella has worked with the program for the past four years as a part-time assistant coach. In her new role, Mazzella will oversee fundraising, camps, community outreach, and assist with the recruitment and development of future Gee-Gees. "I have been...

    Courtesy of Brock Athletics https://gobadgers.ca/news/2022/4/5/mens-soccer-brock-tabs-aleks-balta-as-next-mens-soccer-head-coach.aspx The following story is courtesy of Brock Athletics from April 5, 2022 https://gobadgers.ca/news/2022/4/5/mens-soccer-brock-tabs-aleks-balta-as-next-mens-soccer-head-coach.aspx. The Brock men's soccer team has a new skipper at the helm.Brock Sports announced Aleks Balta as its new head coach of the Badgers men's soccer program on Tuesday, April 5."Aleks is a proven leader on and off the pitch who will elevate our men's soccer team to new heights while ensuring our student-athletes continue to pursue academic excellence," said Melissa Krist, Director, Brock...

    Courtesy of MAC Athletics https://marauders.ca/news/2022/5/5/mens-soccer-markou-named-head-coach-mens-soccer.aspx The following story is courtesy of McMaster Athletics from May 5, 2022 https://marauders.ca/news/2022/5/5/mens-soccer-markou-named-head-coach-mens-soccer.aspx. The McMaster Marauders Department of Athletics & Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Markou as the next Head Coach of the men's soccer program. Markou fills the interim role after spending the past season with the team in an Assistant Coach capacity.  "Chris is a McMaster Soccer legend who exemplifies Marauder values and has the leadership, empathy and technical knowhow to...

    Guelph United celebrating the 2021 League1 Ontario championship. (Photo: League1 Ontario) Photo courtesy of League 1 Ontario and CanPL https://canpl.ca/article/a-hollywood-script-guelph-uniteds-meteoric-rise-in-l1o-ahead-of-canchamp-clash-vs-hfx-wanderers The excerpts of the following article by Charlie O'Connor-Clarke from May 9, 2022 on the CPL website https://canpl.ca/article/a-hollywood-script-guelph-uniteds-meteoric-rise-in-l1o-ahead-of-canchamp-clash-vs-hfx-wanderers outlines some of the synergies between the League 1 Ontario and USports and the OUA. One year ago, Guelph United FC had never kicked a ball in anger in League1 Ontario. On Tuesday night, just under 10 months since their...

    Courtesy of Maccabi Canada https://www.maccabicanada.com/news Two of USports and OUA coaches have been named as part of the leadership team for the 21st Maccabiah Games Team for open men's soccer. Announced on April 20th, Head Coaches Terence Dunfield (TFC) and Ilya Orlov (University of Toronto) and Team Manager Martin Painter (University of Western Ontario), have outstanding careers coaching athletes at an elite level. They will bring their winning formulas to the Masters and Open Men’s Soccer Teams in the...

    Courtesy of Ontario Tech Athletics https://goridgebacks.com/news/2022/4/22/mens-soccer-ridgebacks-soccer-players-ready-for-league1.aspx The following story from April 22, 2022 is courtesy of the Ontario Tech Ridgeback Athletics site https://goridgebacks.com/news/2022/4/22/mens-soccer-ridgebacks-soccer-players-ready-for-league1.aspx. OSHAWA, Ont. - Ontario Tech men's and women's soccer players are set to lace up their cleats for the League1 Ontario season, which officially opened its 2022 season on Thursday night. This year there are 40 Ridgebacks (current, alumni and 2022 recruits) that will be playing League1 throughout the province this summer.  "Having 19 of our players competing in the...