Soccer Season Begins...
Written On: 12 September, 2017
The cougar soccer season has officially begun. Check out the schedule...
Assiniboine Cougars soccer teams open season Friday, home openers next week
BRANDON, MB (Sept 12, 2017)—The Assiniboine Community College Cougars men’s and women’s soccer teams are gearing up for the season with opening games on Friday, September 15 in Winnipeg against the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.
Women’s action begins at 6 p.m. with the men’s match following at 8:15 p.m. Both games are at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex and are part of regular league play for the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference.
Mark Murray is head coach of the women’s team this year after serving as assistant coach last season. His assistant this year is standout Cougars alumni player, Kate Broadhead.
The women’s team has four returning players, one of which is Crocus Plains High School graduate and goal keeper, Kendall Omeljanow. "I'm very excited to see what the upcoming season holds for us,” says Omeljanow. “There are a lot of new faces and after our first few practices I believe we have great potential and I'm eager to see what the first game brings us."
Bo Kampmann is returning for his fifth season as head coach of the men’s team with Charles Lwanga and Steffie Kampmann returning as assistant coaches.
The majority of the men’s team has been practicing regularly since August and has eight returning players this season. "I believe this is the strongest team ACC has ever had and I'm proud to be part of it,” says returning player, Alex Alvarado. “I believe we can achieve great things.”
Wednesday, September 20 is the women’s home opener at 5 p.m. at Christian Heritage Field against the Brandon University Bobcats. The men’s home opener is on Thursday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at Christian Heritage Field against the Bobcats.
Cougars Soccer Schedule
September 15: Assiniboine Community College @ Canadian Mennonite University (6:00 p.m. (w) & 8:15 p.m. (m) at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex
September 20: Brandon University @ Assiniboine Community College (5:00 p.m. (w) @ Christian Heritage Field)
September 21: Brandon University @ Assiniboine Community College (5:00 p.m. (m) @ Christian Heritage Field)
September 23: Red River College @ Assiniboine Community College (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Christian Heritage Field)
September 24: University of Saint-Boniface @ Assiniboine Community College (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Christian Heritage Field)
September 30: Providence University College @ Assiniboine Community College (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Christian Heritage Field)
October 1: Canadian Mennonite University @ Assiniboine Community College (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Christian Heritage Field)
October 14: Assiniboine Community College @ Brandon University (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Healthy Living Centre Field)
October 15: Assiniboine Community College@ Red River College (12:00 p.m. (w/m) @ Red River Norm Konowalchuk Field)
October 21: Assiniboine Community College @ University of Saint-Boniface (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:15 p.m. (m) @ Memorial Park)
October 22: Assiniboine Community College @ Providence University College (1:00 p.m. (w) & 3:00 p.m. (m) @ Otterburne Complex)
October 28: Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference Soccer Championships @ Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex
About Assiniboine Athletics
Cougars teams in men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and futsal (a variation of indoor soccer) compete in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC). The women’s hockey team will play their first year in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in 2016-17.
About Assiniboine Community College
Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences for over 55 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing’, combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse.
Assiniboine offers more than 40 diploma and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology. The college also delivers apprenticeship programming in a range of skilled trades disciplines.
The college welcomed more than 3,600 full-time and 6,000 part-time students last year. With campuses in Brandon, Dauphin and Winnipeg, Assiniboine provides comprehensive education opportunities throughout Manitoba. The college also partners with many communities and organizations across the province to deliver customized education and training.
Assiniboine’s annual provincial economic impact is $613 million.
For more information, please contact:
Cougar’s Men’s Soccer
Cougar’s Women’s Soccer
Assiniboine Community College
204.725.8700 ext 6340
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