Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles women’s soccer team celebrated a successful growing season in 2014/15 under the direction of first-year head coach Julie King. The Eagles regular season record improved to 4-5-6 (18 points) over last year’s 3-7-4 (13 points). KPU also earned a berth to Provincials to finish the year off with a 0-2 post-season record and fourth place in the PACWEST.
This was the fifth year in the program’s 11-year history that the Eagles have qualified for a spot at the PACWEST Provincial Championship; the 2014 tournament was hosted by the Quest University Canada Kermodes. The Eagles lost 1-0 to the first-place VIU Mariners in round one, in a closely fought defensive match. The Eagles rallied in the bronze medal game versus Douglas College to tie the score at 1-1 late in the second half, but fell to the Royals in the sixth round of penalty kicks.
KPU Eagles Pamela Scowby hard at work against the Quest University Canada Kermodes
“This season was about ‘Can we learn to work together and can we play with heart?’ We achieved that,” stated Coach King, “Team progression, we’ve done well. We’ve seen people step up, seen ladies become better footballers on the field.”
Coach King also achieved success in her inaugural coaching year as she was named the 2014 PACWEST Coach of the Year for women’s soccer. KPU third-year defender Jessica Anderegg, Surrey, BC also received nods from the league as she was named to the 2014 PACWEST All-Star team.
The Eagles also bid thanks, farewell, and good luck to two valuable and integral members of their team who will graduate from KPU in Spring 2015; fifth-year defenders Kathlin Trudeau, Surrey, BC and Norma Sheane, Burnaby, BC.
Congratulations and Thanks to our women's soccer graduating seniors!
(L to R) Norma Sheane, Apprentice Coach Brittany McNeill, Kathlin Trudeau, Assistant Coach Joan McEachern
Looking forward to their future, the Eagles have already signed Sydney Antonyk, Delta, BC of Delview Secondary and continue to recruit more players into the New Year. The 2015 women’s soccer player identification camp will be held on Thursday, February 12th 2015 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC. Registration and information for the camp can be found online at http://www.kpu.ca/athletics/teams/soccer-women.
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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 Collegiate 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.