KPU Eagles men's soccer achieve Top 13 of 15 in National ranking

Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles men's soccer team earn their first Top 15 National ranking in the CCAA after placing 13 out of 15 schools across the country in the first week of the PACWEST CCAA 2014/15 season. This marks the first time that the program has been nationally ranked under the direction of second-year head coach Srdjan Djekanovic.

"It is nice to see the guys recognized for all the hard work and effort they have put in so far," he states, "Our team's success lies in working hard together and for each other."

The KPU Eagles kicked off the season at home on September 3 with a 3-0 victory over the Capilano University Blues. The team experienced a tough loss to the Douglas College Royals 3-0 on Saturday the 7th but would come back with a convincing 4-1 win over the Langara College Falcons.

Coach Djekanovic is pleased with the season's start and has his eyes set on the future. "We have a very young, but devoted team that sticks together to achieve our common goals," he notes, "We are fortunate to have great support from our University and Athletic Department. I look forward to seeing this team continue to grow and develop over time."

djekanovic 14

KPU's record is now 2-1-0 as they head into the weekend's schedule. The next home match for the KPU Eagles men’s soccer team is Saturday, September 13 when they take on the Quest University Kermodes at 2:00pm at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey. The team heads to the Island on Sunday, September 14th for a 2:00pm match versus the VIU Mariners at Merle Logan Field.

(Photo Credit: KPU Sports Information) KPU Head Coach Srdjan Djekanovic directs his team from the sidelines

For more information on the Department of Athletics & Recreation, please contact Junelle Mah, sports information and marketing, at 604-786-0804 or at

The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC.  The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.