Eagles Named to PACWEST Soccer All-Star Teams

Tue, Oct 23, 2012

(Metro Vancouver) – In advance of the upcoming 2012 Soccer Provincial Championships hosted by Quest University in Squamish, the PACWEST has announced the All-Star Teams for the 2012-2013 Season with a number of Eagles on the list.

The Eagles saw two veteran athletes with stellar seasons be named to the PACWEST First Team All-Stars. Second-year forward and Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurial Leadership student, Murtada AlMatrood (Burnaby) led the way on the All-Star list. Almatrood led the Eagles on the PACWEST Scoring Leaders ranking list in fifth place in the league notching 6 goals for the season in 13 games played and an average of 2 goals/game. Murtada was also named PACWEST Athlete of the Week in the first week of league play and also Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Male Athlete of the Week for the same time frame.

Teammate and fellow forward athlete, Jacob Starheim (Delta), was also named to the First Team All-Star list. Jake, a third-year Eagle and Associate of Arts student, was also named on the PACWEST Scoring Leaders list for the past season in 11th place with 5 goals scored in 14 games played. A dynamic player with lightning speed, Jake scored crucial goals for the Eagles when called upon including the winning goal this past weekend against Quest University to solidify the Eagles playoff spots at the upcoming Provincial Championships. A third Eagle was also named to the All-Star list. First-year defender and mid-fielder, Leroy Kusina (Surrey), had a break-out year for the Eagles. Leroy continually supported his teammates and was a leading factor in the defensive play that kept the Eagles in multiple games throughout the season and denied many opponents at the Eagles net.

As well, Kwantlen is proud to announce that Men’s Eagles Head Coach, Ajit Braich, was named PACWEST Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year. In his third-year as head coach with the Eagles Soccer Program, Ajit has led the team from 6th place and a (4W-3T-5L) record in 2011 to capture the fourth spot in the 2012-2013 year with a season’s record of (6W-5T-3L) in 14 league games.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our All-Stars!