Happy Holidays

December 4th, 2016

Good luck on your exams,  have a happy and safe holiday !!

The VIU Mariners will be back in action starting January 6/7 with PACWEST league basketball home games. A Xmas Women's basketball tournament goes Dec 28-30.

Dec 28,  3pm. Langara vs VIU  5pm. SAIT vs Camosun Dec 29,  1pm. VIU vs Camosun 3pm. SAIT vs Langara Dec 30, 10am. Camosun vs Langara 12noon VIU vs SAIT 

A strong start to the first half of the season ...

Golf won a bronze medal at the PACWEST provincials and went on to compete at the CCAA nationals in Prince Edward Island. Kyler Bougeault won the long drive competition at nationals and Dallas Jones was named a PACWEST All-Star. 

Women’s soccer went 7-2-3 in (placing 2nd) league play, won Provincial gold and placed 7th at the CCAA Nationals in Montreal. Anup Kang was named PACWEST Coach of the year, Emily Rowbotham was named Top Goalkeeper and Rachel Jones MVP at the Provincials. Rookie sensation Chloe Gummer had two hat tricks this season, one at nationals! Men’s soccer placed second in league play with a 7-4-1 record and 4th at provincials, losing both games in PK’s. David Turkstra was awarded the Top goalkeeper honors. Three members of the team made the PACWEST All-Star team. 

Women’s and Men’s Basketball are both currently in 3rd place in the PACWEST with a 4-2 record.  Several Mariners are league leaders in stats. Usama Zaid of the men’s team set a new school record of 49 pts in a game!!  

Badminton competed in two tournaments, hosting one of them in November, placing 2nd. Prior to that, at the Clear One Thanksgiving tournament in Richmond, Melissa Liew won the U23 Women's singles.

Volleyball teams are both nationally ranked, women are #1 and the men #3. In league play the women’s team is 10-2 and the men 11-1, both teams are staying sharp over the holidays with training and matches in California. Mariner athletics is proud to be hosting the 2017 PACWEST Volleyball provincials February 23-25.

The PACWEST has recognized 10 VIU athletes as players of the week …  Megan Rosenlund (women’s Volleyball), Rachel Jones (women’s soccer), Usama Zaid (Men’s Basketball), Sienna Pollard (women’s Basketball), Shun Takano (Men's Soccer), Emily Rowbotham (Women's Soccer), Zach Grigg (Men's Volleyball), Harroop Malli (Women's Soccer), Chloe Gummer (Women's Soccer), Mikayla Wagner (Women's Volleyball)