KPU Eagles soar to national championship for first time in history

Thu, Nov 5, 2015

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Next week, the men’s soccer team at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will make KPU Eagles history as they compete in the CCAA national championship for the first time.

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) four-day tournament will see Canada’s top eight teams compete for the championship title in Montreal Nov. 11-14. KPU’s student-athletes will make up one of two teams proudly representing B.C. on the national stage.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our KPU student-athletes and coaches to represent KPU on the national stage. They have worked extremely hard all year with one goal in mind – making it to the CCAA soccer nationals in Montreal. We are very proud of the team’s accomplishments this season and wish them luck as they compete for a national soccer title,” said Codie Hindle, interim director of athletics and recreation at KPU.

The KPU Eagles fly to Quebec on Sunday, and play their preliminary match at 2:30 PT on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Schedules, rankings and more will be available on the CCAA website. Updates will also be posted to

The CCAA hosts some of Canada’s best student-athletes in 10 national championships across seven sports each year. KPU’s women’s soccer team has participated in three CCAA national championships, and took home bronze in 2009.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships.Learn more at

Team photo is available for download here.

For KPU Eagles:
Darren Stolz
Athletics Coordinator
t: 604.599.2427

For Athletics & Recreation:
Nick Bransford
Communications and Event Specialist
t: 604.599.2962

For KPU:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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