Sophie Schmidt is an Abbotsford girl who also happens to be an Olympic bronze medalist with the Canadian women’s soccer team. She comes from a family of successful soccer players and is one of the most recognized Canadian athletes of the year. Schmidt flew to Italy on Tuesday, but was generous enough to talk to us the day before about her life, her sport and her vision for Canadian soccer.
Plavsic's career with UFV may be over, but he is far from done with the sport. Plavsic was named, along with the Cascades’ 2011-12 rookie of the year, Colton O’Neill, to the Vancouver Whitecaps Premier Development League (PDL) club.
There is nothing bigger in Canadian collegiate sports than the CIS national championship tournament, which presents the best of the best from the biggest schools in Canada.
Eight seasons in, eight years of mentoring and sacrifice behind him, men’s soccer head coach Allan Errington had never taken his team into the post-season.
By Vanessa Broadbent (The Cascade) – Email Print Edition: April 1, 2015 The Vancouver Whitecaps announced last week that they are adding three new players to their...
It was a night of firsts for the Vancouver Whitecaps: the first time they defeated LA Galaxy, the first and second MLS career goal for 20-year-old Canadian midfielder Russell Tiebert and my first experience sitting in the Southsiders’ fanzone at BC Place Stadium
Goalkeeper Chantelle Biagioni and defenceman Donna Pinning have left their mark at UFV. After five years of growth and achievement, they’ve decided to put up their cleats and move on to the next chapter of their lives. With graduation slowly approaching, it was the perfect opportunity to reflect on their history, highlights, and future plans beyond the green and white jersey.
On May 2, 1939 famous New York Yankees hall of famer Lou Gehrig played his final game in white and blue. Due to his declining health and deteriorating ability to play the game he loved, he was forced to step down from his position on the team.
All of us—okay most of us—have lives outside our formal academic studies, but there are student athletes at UFV trying to fulfill academic requirements while carving out time for the practices, weight training sessions and personal workouts—not to mention the many road trips and games—required to be on a varsity athletic team. It is interesting then that no one in Canada—except maybe UFV’s own Sasa Plavsic (see below)—seems to be asking any questions about what percentage of Canadian student athletes will ever graduate in the programs that they are purportedly pursuing.
Tom Lowndes is stepping in as interim head coach for the Cascades’ men’s soccer team, after two and a half years of assisting retiring coach Alan Errington.