The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades defeated the University of Montreal Carabins, 3-2, on penalty kicks to capture the 2010 CIS Bronze Medal. The Cascades won the Canada West title last weekend in Edmonton, Alberta, and last weekend they captured the schools’ first ever national medal, in Charlottetown, PEI. They battled hard against the Quebec Champion Carabins, and in the end, they won the match on the strength of the team's ability to shoot penalty shots after the first 90 minutes ended in a tie. The CIS does not play overtime in Bronze Medal games; it goes straight to penalty shots instead of overtime first.
Cheerleading is a tough sport. Historically, there are few activities as underappreciated and as over-stereotyped as the art of the cheerleader, despite the excruciating physical demands and intense training it requires. Contrary to popular belief, the ability to clap like a seal and date members of the football team do not a cheerleader make; just ask Coach Brooke Ostendorf and her team, the UFV Cascade Elite.
The UFV sports season is winding down, and it’s time to acknowledge those who have played their last game in the green-and-white, scored their last points, and dug their last hit. Over the coming weeks, The Cascade will be interviewing each of these individuals, recognizing them both for their character as leaders and their skill as players. These men and women are the “legends” of UFV Sports.
After four years at Quest University, Shayna Cameron finishes her final year of eligibility as a guard with the Cascades women’s basketball team. Having just completed her liberal arts and science degree, Cameron is working on her prerequisites for grad school. Cameron talks playing for Quest, her future with basketball, and what she loves about the sport.
UFV’s men’s basketball team is doing something this year they have never done before.
We pull into our hotel in Kamloops, and the team begins to revive themselves from bus-slumber, shuddering in below-zero temperatures.
This story all began when I was casually talking with a fellow student and I mentioned the UFV hockey team. That student looked at me with confusion and said, “UFV has a hockey team?” That was the breaking point for me, and I began my journey into exposing the nitty-gritty truth behind this overlooked and underfunded team.
Steve Tuckwood is joining the UFV Athletics Department as Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation.
After a solid three weeks, the Cascades men’s volleyball team heads into their new season. Head coach Kyle Donen talks about the team’s strengths and weaknesses this year, as well as their recent winning weekend.
The Cascades women’s basketball team has been able to control their home court all season long. They entered a weekend of games against the University of Regina and Brandon University sitting at seven wins and one loss at home.