Gledstone & Paul KPU Eagles/Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week', week ending Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles are proud to announce their Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week' for the week ending Sunday, October 19, 2014 as Rachel Gledstone, Surrey, BC of women's soccer and Ashbir Paul, Richmond, BC of men's soccer.

WSOC 12 Rachel Gledstone 14/15
Gledstone, a third-year midfielder, has demonstrated strength and resolve this season. This past week she was exceptionally persistent in her pursuit of the ball and helped to minimize the offensive momentum that Quest or VIU tried to create. Her continued hard work and dedication has been admirable and she is also proving herself to be a budding leader within the program.  "Rachel has been rock-solid in the middle of the field in both the Quest and VIU games this past weekend," commented head coach Julie King, "She has worked really hard, put forth a great attitude, and as a result she earned herself a starting position."

MSOC 1 Ashbir Paul 14/15
Paul, a second-year goalkeeper, has had a successful year with the Eagles. With seven games and 630 minutes played, nine goals allowed, a 1.29 average, and two shut-outs, Paul finished the regular season as the second-best goalkeeper in the PACWEST. "Ashbir has provided stellar goalkeeping for our team throughout the season and he did the same this past week, stopping Quest's shot attempts and providing confidence to players in front of him," stated head coach Srdjan Djekanovic, "He continues to improve and has helped our program achieve great things, including this upcoming weekend's trip to Provincials."

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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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