June 3, 1999: Capilano College's soccer program honoured nationally

      June 3, 1999
      Contact: Joe Iacobellis
      Tel: (604) 983-7533

      (NORTH VANCOUVER)--Capilano College will be honoured on Saturday, June 5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia for achieving the highest aggregate standing in two sports – men’s and women’s soccer. The Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will present the awards at its annual general meeting.

      "These awards are a reflection of the work done by our coaches over the past 15 years," says College athletic director, Joe Iacobellis. "It is also a reflection of the player development, which goes on for youth soccer in North Vancouver and Burnaby."

      The aggregate awards signify that Capilano College has won more national championships in both women’s and men’s college competition than any other college across Canada. The institution is also being honoured for the work done in the early developmental years of the CCAA.

      "Capilano College initiated the concept of a national collegiate soccer championships and in 1982, hosted the first Western Canadian invitational men’s soccer championships," Iacobellis says. "We also hosted the first Canadian invitational national men’s championship in the fall of 1983. From this grew the present CCAA national collegiate soccer championship for both women and men."

      For more information, contact Sandra Murray-MacDonell, CCAA executive director, at smmacdon@slcsl.stlawrencec.on.ca, or Joe Iacobellis at 983-7533.