Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles are proud to announce their Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week' for the week ending Sunday, October 12, 2014 as Lexie (Alexandria) Gillette, Chilliwack, BC of women's soccer and Anthony McCullough, Richmond, BC of men's soccer.
Gillette, a first-year forward, is a talented and versatile player whose confidence and drive is evident in all she gives on the pitch. Recognition is given not only for her strong contributions in her inaugural year as an Eagle, but in particular her assist and goal in this weekend's win over the Langara College Falcons. In the first half Gillette fed a pass to KPU second-year forward Megan Talaber, Delta, BC to put the Eagles back in the match with a 1-1 tie. In the second half on a breakaway, Gillette caught the Falcons goalkeeper out of position and sent in the winning goal to keep KPU's playoff plans alive with the 2-1 victory. Off the field she is a constant source of support and humor for her teammates, coaching staff, as well as a close confidante of women's soccer's other main bird, Chuck the Chicken. "Lexie has embedded herself as an integral player for KPU, both on and off the field. Her performances his weekend, whilst no surprise, are the hallmark of Lexie's contribution this season," stated Eagles head coach Julie King.
McCullough, a third-year midfielder, was instrumental not only in this weekend’s win over the Langara College Falcons, but consistently over the season as the heart of the KPU midfield. He is a passionate defender whose work ethic and never-ending drive are well-respected by his teammates and the coaching staff. A leader who has worked hard over the past two years to earn a starting position with the Eagles, McCullough set the tone and showed his offensive grit against the Falcons when he caught a rebound off Langara and buried the ball in the net for a KPU 1-0 lead. “I’m very pleased for Anthony to get the goal,” noted Eagles Head Coach Srdjan Djekanovic, “He puts in shift-after-shift each weekend, winning battles in the midfield, and is one of the hardest working players I’ve seen.”
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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.
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