Cougars Soccer and Volleyball to Compete for National Title

The Assiniboine Cougars along with members of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference were accepted into the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) has been accepted into the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) for men’s and women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer.

The Assiniboine Community College Cougars along with the Brandon University Bobcats, Université de Sainte-Boniface (Winnipeg), Canadian Mennonite University (Winnipeg) and Providence University College (Otterburne) will become probationary members of the CCAA starting June 30th, 2019.

The CCAA is the governing body hosting national championships for existing members, the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) in 10 different sports. The MCAC will serve two years on probation before being eligible to compete for a national title in its third year probation in fall 2021 for soccer and winter 2022 for volleyball.

“Being part of the CCAA is very exciting news. It will help keep high level recruits in Manitoba which will help keep our league competitive,” said men’s volleyball coach Joel Small. “It is every athlete’s goal to compete for a national title in their sport and now we will have the opportunity to do that.”

“It’s exciting for Assiniboine and our league to get the chance to represent Manitoba on the national stage,” said athletics manager Beth Clark. “It’s a great platform to enhance the student athlete experience.”

“This gives those in the MCAC the opportunity to test themselves against the best teams in the country,” said women’s soccer head coach Mark Murray. “It’s the ultimate goal for our student athletes.”

Find the CCAA release here: