UFV Legends: Chantelle Biagioni and Donna Pinning

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.

Men’s soccer can’t defend Keg Classic Trophy in third-place finish

The UFV men’s soccer team kicked off their spring exhibition season this weekend at the annual Keg Classic hosted this year at Vancouver Island University. The Keg Classic features the four CIS teams in British Columbia – UFV, Trinity Western, UBC and UVic. This tournament is a good chance for teams to shake off some rust and start building for the upcoming year. UFV is coming off a season in which the team made major strides towards becoming a contender in the Canada West division, finishing only one point back of the last playoff spot.

Building a championship team

In the world of university sports, summer is the offseason. It’s a time when the focus of a coaching staff shifts to the long-term goals of implementing new tactics, scouting potential competition, and planning for the year ahead. For UFV’s Men’s Soccer Coach Alan Errington, like most of UFV’s coaches, it’s also a time for recruiting raw talent, a process with many of the same difficulties and consequences as for any professional team. The recruits of today are the veterans of tomorrow, and the task of choosing “the best” out of thousands of potentials is not one to be taken lightly.

UFV Cascades’ Mark Village signs with Whitecaps FC2

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...

Coach’s Corner: Men’s soccer

Men’s varsity soccer had a tough last season, with the score repeatedly not going in their favour. They finished as Victoria Keg Classic champions and are starting the new season with more depth and belief. Catch their games at Exhibition field in Chilliwack; their first home game is at 7:15 p.m. on September 14. We caught up with head coach Alan Errington and asked him about the upcoming season.

Lowndes steps in as head soccer coach after Errington

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.

Rainy day blues for Cascades soccer

Chris Cornell may have sung it, but the Cascades were living it last Saturday as the women’s soccer team missed a win for the sixth straight game. More accurately, they missed a win by three agonizing minutes in what was one of the darkest (and wettest) stretches of play this season.

UFV Soccer Alumna’s Journey Overseas

Tristan Corneil became the first alumna of the University of the Fraser Valley’s women’s soccer program to play professionally overseas. She recently signed with...

Whitecaps: good clean (cheap) fun

Soccer fans can immerse themselves in the loud and proud world of professional soccer right here in Vancouver, and for a fraction of the cost of a Canucks ticket – prices go as low as $20, and that’s for a legitimately purchased tickets. The Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club (FC) are well into their second season as members of Major League Soccer, competing against top performing teams in the western conference including Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and L.A. Galaxy (home to British football celebrity, David Beckham). The ‘Caps inaugural season in the top tier of North American soccer left them at the bottom of their conference, but in 2012, with half their season left, they are within reach of the number one spot.

Whitecaps PDL pick up Cascades’ striker Sasa Plavsic

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.

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