Women’s soccer team heading to nationals for sixth consecutive year
Team undefeated in regular season; CCAA National Championship runs Nov. 11-14
The Ooks women’s soccer team – undefeated in the last two regular seasons – competes in the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship next week in Peterborough, Ont. Hosted by the Fleming College Knights, the tournament runs Nov. 11-14.
The Ooks advance as the No. 2 seed after clinching top spot in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference with a 4-1 win Nov. 1 over the Concordia Thunder in Grande Prairie. Led by All-Canadian Kayla Michaels, the polytechnic’s team ended the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record.
The women’s squad has competed at the nationals in each of the last five years, bringing home three silver medals and one bronze. The players and coaches leave Monday for Ontario. Watch the games live by clicking here.
• The Ooks women’s soccer team ended the regular season with 30 points and a 10-0-0 record.
• They’ve amassed 46 wins against three losses and a tie in the last five regular seasons.
• Their first match in the CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship is Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) against the No. 7 seed Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax) Mystics.
Carole Holt, head coach, Ooks women’s soccer team
“The team we started with this year is a lot different than last year’s. That wasn’t the intention. We lost some players. But our progress over the course of the season has been significant. I’m very proud of the girls. We’re all really excited to have a chance to go back and play in the Women’s Soccer National Championship.”
Linda Henderson, director of NAIT Athletics
“Under the outstanding leadership of Carole Holt, the women’s soccer program has flourished. Through her guidance and leadership she has been able to recruit and retain some of the best student-athletes in Canada. These student-athletes work hard every day in practice and in the classroom to ensure that they represent NAIT as future leaders in the community. I wish them well as they return to the National Championship for the sixth consecutive year.”
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