Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce that this year's Spring pre-season exhibition varsity soccer tournament will sponsored by the Kwantlen Students Association (KSA), and will take place from February 28-March 1st 2015; the first day of the tournament will run in conjunction with KPU's Surrey Campus Open House.
This is the second year KPU will host it's Spring Soccer tournament, which has expanded from last year's men's tournament to now include both women's and men's teams. The KPU Eagles (PACWEST, CCAA) will welcome teams from Simon Fraser University (women - GNAC, NCAA Div II), UBC-O (women - Canada West, CIS), the University of British Columbia (men- Canada West, CIS) and Thompson Rivers University (men - Canada West, CIS), and the University of the Fraser Valley (women and men - Canada West, CIS).
David Kent, KPU Eagles director of athletics and recreation, is pleased with the partnership with the KSA as both departments work to further promote students' engagement with their university. "By scheduling both KPU teams during the Open House, we are able to showcase varsity athletics to students who may become student-athletes, fans, or even student-employees with our department," Kent stated, "We are pleased to work in collaboration with the KSA to showcase just one of many ways to connect with the university, to get involved, and to develop skills beyond the classroom."
KPU Eagles/KSA Spring Soccer Tournament schedule:
Saturday, February 28th 2015
9:00am SFU vs UBC-O (W)
11:00am KPU vs UFV (W)
1:00pm KPU vs UFV (M)
3:00pm UBC vs TRU (M)
Sunday, March 1st 2015
9:00am Third-place match (W)
11:00am First-place match (W)
1:00pm Third-place match (M)
3:00pm First-place match (M)
The Eagles and the KSA will provide shuttle service on Saturday between the KPU Surrey Campus and the Eagles home soccer field at Newton Athletic Park. The park is located just a short couple of blocks away from campus and the shuttle will run at regular intervals to bring Open House participants to and from the KPU games. KPU's Surrey Open House will run from 11:00am-3:00pm, Saturday February 28th only.
For more information on KPU's Surrey Open House, please visit: http://www.kpu.ca/openhouse.
For more information on the Department of Athletics & Recreation, please contact Junelle Mah, sports information and marketing, at 604-786-0804 or at email@example.com.
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.