Laurier Golden Hawks Logo
Follow Athletics Athletics Twitter Athletics Instagram Athletics Facebook Athletics YouTube Athletics Snapchat           Follow Recreation Recreation Twitter Recreation Instagram Recreation Facebook
Official home of the Golden Hawks
Adopt A Hawk Header Ad
 Adopt A Hawk Header Ad
Google TopBar
Women's Soccer
(Photo Credit: Thomas Kolodziej)
(Photo Credit: Thomas Kolodziej)
WSOCC looks to capture CIS gold
WATERLOO, Ont. (November 5, 2013) - For the fourth straight year, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's soccer team will one of the OUA representatives at the CIS Championship as the tournament is set to get underway on Thursday, November 7.

Laurier, ranked No. 10 in Canada, opens the championship against the No. 8 Trinity Western Spartans, the Canada West silver medalists, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Torontos Varsity Stadium. The game will also be live streamed on CIS-SIC.tv with live stats also available through the CIS website.

For the Hawks, their championship opener comes against a familiar foe in the Spartans. This will be Laurier's fourth meeting against Trinity Western at the CIS Championship with all four coming over the course of the Hawks' last five appearances. Previously, the purple and gold have squared off against the Spartans in 2012, 2011 and 2008 with Trinity Western winning each time.

Last year, Laurier and Trinity Western also met in the opening round of the championship in Victoria, B.C. The Spartans scored the opening two goals of the game before holding off the Hawks 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. They would go on to win the CIS Championship last year in penalties over the Queen's Gaels.

Despite having 17 players on their roster in their first or second year of eligibility, the Hawks heads to nationals as OUA Champions for the second time in four years. The purple and gold earned a pair of victories in penalty kicks at the OUA Final Four tournament last weekend to claim the championship banner, including defeating the host, and No. 1 ranked Western Mustangs, 3-1 on kicks on Sunday afternoon.

Laurier boasts four OUA First Team All-Stars and one Second Team All-Star on their roster as they head to Toronto this week. Leading the group is OUA MVP Emily Brown of Waterloo, Ont., who led the conference in scoring this season with 18 goals. The other first team all-stars include forward Julie Maheu of Oakville, Ont., midfielder Katie Bishop of Surrey, B.C., and defender Kelsey Tikka of Thunder Bay, Ont. Defender Sarah Farano of Oakville, Ont., who scored the championship-clinching goal in penalties against Western, was Laurier's lone second team all-star.

Fans will be able to follow along with the Golden Hawks all week through various forms of media. All games during the championship will be live streamed on CIS-SIC.tv, with supporting live stats, while Golden Hawks media staff will live tweet the action from all the games on Twitter @WLUAthletics. Post-game highlights will also be posted to the Golden Hawks' YouTube account.

Outside of the games, backup keeper Maggie Carmichael of Orono, Ont., will be blogging all about Laurier's experience in Toronto via the Golden Hawks' Tumblr account. Content will also be posted to Laurier's Instagram page throughout the week to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the team and the #AskAHawk feature will also return to Twitter with one member of the team as they aim to capture the third CIS Championship in team history.

Follow Women's Soccer on their quest for a CIS Championship:

Webcast - CIS-SIC.tv
Twitter - @WLUAthletics


GLADYS BEAN MEMORIAL TROPHY CHAMPIONS:

2012 Trinity Western (at Victoria)
2011 Queen's (at McGill)
2010 Queen's (at UPEI)
2009 Trinity Western (at Toronto)
2008 Trinity Western (at Trinity Western)
2007 Cape Breton (at Cape Breton)
2006 UBC (at Victoria)
2005 Victoria (at Alberta)
2004 Trinity Western (at Montreal / McGill) 
2003 UBC (at Montreal / McGill) 
2002 UBC (at Alberta)
2001 Alberta (at Carleton)
2000 Dalhousie (at Acadia)
1999 Dalhousie (at Laurier)
1998 Calgary (at Victoria)
1997 Alberta (at Laval)
1996 Ottawa (at Dalhousie)
1995 Laurier (at Carleton)
1994 Dalhousie (at Alberta)
1993 UBC (at McGill)
1992 Laurier (at McMaster)
1991 McMaster (at Guelph)
1990 Acadia (at UBC)
1989 Alberta (at Acadia)
1988 Queen's (at UBC)
1987 UBC (at McGill) 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Alberta Pandas (Canada West champions)

Head Coach: Liz Jepsen (9th season)
Regular season record: 9-1-2
Regular season standing: 2nd Canada West
Playoff record: 3-0
Playoff finish: Canada West champions
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 3 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 6-7)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 6
Conference award winners: Julia Ignacio (MVP & Student-Athlete Award)
Conference 1st team all-stars: Shalla Kadima (FB), Julia Ignacio (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars: Kelti Biggs (G), Victoria Saccomani (FB)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 12
CIS championship all-time record: 20-7-4 (.645)
CIS championship all-time medals: 9 (3-3-3)
CIS championship best result: 3-time champions (2001, 1997, 1989)
CIS championship last appearance: 2011 (5th place)
CIS championship sequence: Return after 1-year absence

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (OUA champions) 

Head Coach: BARRY MACLEAN (18th season)
Regular season record: 9-3-4
Regular season standing: 2nd OUA West 
Playoff record: 3-0
Playoff finish: OUA champions
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 10 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 8 (1st poll)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 4
Conference award winners (OUA West): Emily Brown (MVP)
Conference 1st team all-stars (OUA West): Kelsey Tikka (D), Julie Maheu (M), Katie Bishop (M), Emily Brown (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars (OUA West): Sarah Farano (D)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 12
CIS championship all-time record: 14-13-0 (.519)
CIS championship all-time medals: 5 (2-1-2)
CIS championship best result: 2-time champions (1995, 1992)
CIS championship last appearance: 2012 (tied 7th place)
CIS championship sequence: 4th straight appearance 

Montreal Carabins (RSEQ champions)

Head Coach: Kevin McConnell (9th season)
Regular season record: 11-1-2
Regular season standing: 1st RSEQ
Playoff record: 2-0
Playoff finish: RSEQ champions
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 2 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (last poll)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 9
Conference award winners: Kevin McConnell (coach)
Conference 1st team all-stars: Virginie Levesque (D), Mona Ouirzane (D), Laura Chenard (M), Constance De Chantal Dumont (M) 
Conference 2nd team all-stars: Melissa Gougeon (D) 
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 7
CIS championship all-time record: 9-9-0 (.500)
CIS championship all-time medals: 3 (0-2-1)
CIS championship best result: 2-time silver medallists (2011, 2009)
CIS championship last appearance: 2011 (silver medallists)
CIS championship sequence: Return after 1-year absence (6th appearance in 7 years)

Cape Breton Capers (AUS champions) 

Head Coach: Stephen Timmons (18th season)
Regular season record: 9-0-4
Regular season standing: 1st AUS
Playoff record: 2-0
Playoff finish: AUS champions
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 5 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 5 (last poll)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 6
Conference award winners: Karolyne Blain (MVP), Stephen Timmons (coach)
Conference 1st team all-stars: Tiffany ODonnell (G), Robyn Novorolsky (D), Robbyn McNeill (M), Karolyne Blain (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars: Allison Bell-Davies (D)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 8
CIS championship all-time record: 3-12-0 (.200)
CIS championship all-time medals: 1 (1-0-0)
CIS championship best result: 1-time champions (2007)
CIS championship last appearance: 2012 (tied 7th place)
CIS championship sequence: 2nd straight appearance (7th in 9 years)

Trinity Western Spartans (Canada West finalists) 

Head Coach: Graham Roxburgh (15th season)
Regular season record: 8-1-3
Regular season standing: 4th Canada West
Playoff record: 2-1
Playoff finish: Canada West finalists
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 8 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (first 2 polls)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 7
Conference award winners: None
Conference 1st team all-stars: Jennifer Castillo (FB), Vanessa Kovacs (FB), Natalie Boyd (M), Krista Gommeringer (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars: Colleen Webber (FB) 
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 7
CIS championship all-time record: 14-3-1 (.806)
CIS championship all-time medals: 4 (4-0-0)
CIS championship best result: 4-time champions (2012, 2009, 2008, 2004)
CIS championship last appearance: 2012 (champions)
CIS championship sequence: 3rd straight appearance (5th in 6 years)

Western Mustangs (OUA finalists)

Head Coach: Martin Painter (2nd season)
Regular season record: 11-0-5
Regular season standing: 1st OUA West 
Playoff record: 2-1
Playoff finish: OUA finalists
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 1 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (last poll)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 6
Conference award winners (OUA West): Jenna White (rookie), Martin Painter (coach)
Conference 1st team all-stars (OUA West): Tori Edgar (G), Jenna White (D), Tianna Deluzio (M), Amanda Boyle (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars (OUA West): Jess Friend (M), Lauren Winquist (S)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 7
CIS championship all-time record: 1-8-4 (.231)
CIS championship all-time medals: 0
CIS championship best result: 4th place (2002)
CIS championship last appearance: 2004 (tied 5th place)
CIS championship sequence: Return after 8-year absence

Laval Rouge et Or (RSEQ finalists)

Head Coach: Helder Duarte (19th season)
Regular season record: 9-3-2
Regular season standing: 3rd RSEQ
Playoff record: 1-1
Playoff finish: RSEQ finalists
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): No. 9 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 4-5)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 7
Conference award winners: Arielle Roy-Petitclerc (rookie)
Conference 1st team all-stars: Rachel Collard (D), Arielle Roy-Petitclerc (M), Gabrielle Lapointe (M), Melissande Guy (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars: Alexandra Brunelle (M), La Chastenay-Joseph (S)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 7
CIS championship all-time record: 7-7-3 (.500)
CIS championship all-time medals: 1 (0-0-1)
CIS championship best result: Bronze medallists (2002)
CIS championship last appearance: 2010 (5th place)
CIS championship sequence: Return after 2-year absence

Toronto Varsity Blues (hosts)

Head Coach: Anthony Capotosto (7th season)
Regular season record: 10-3-3
Regular season standing: 2nd OUA East 
Playoff record: 0-1
Playoff finish: OUA East quarter-finalists
Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 29): Unranked 
Top 10 best ranking: No. 7 (polls 7-8)
Top 10 number of weeks ranked (9 polls): 3
Conference award winners (OUA East): Caroline Murphy (Community Service Award)
Conference 1st team all-stars (OUA East): Diana Esteireiro (D), Olivia Gonsalves (M), Aisha Lewis (S)
Conference 2nd team all-stars (OUA East): Fatima Braimoh (D), Claudia Piazza (M)
CIS championship appearances (including 2013): 2
CIS championship all-time record: 2-1-0 (.667)
CIS championship all-time medals: 0 
CIS championship best result: 5th place (2009)
CIS championship last appearance: 2009 (5th place)
CIS championship sequence: Return after 3-year absence (2nd appearance in history)

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Nov. 6
18:30 All-Canadian Awards Banquet (Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel)

Thursday, Nov. 7
11:00 Quarter-final 1: Montreal vs. Western (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
13:30 Quarter-final 2: Alberta vs. Laval (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:30 Quarter-final 3: Wilfrid Laurier vs. Trinity Western (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
19:00 Quarter-final 4: Cape Breton vs. Toronto (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Friday, Nov. 8
13:30 Consolation 1: Loser QF 1 vs. Loser QF 2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:30 Consolation 2: Loser QF 3 vs. Loser QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Saturday, Nov. 9
13:30 Semifinal 1: Winner QF 1 vs. Winner QF 2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:30 Semifinal 2: Winner QF 3 vs. Winner QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Sunday, Nov. 10
11:00 5th-place game (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
13:30 Bronze medal (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:30 Championship final (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Latest
Video
Hawk Shop
Athletes of the Week
Athletes of the Week
Hours of Operation
 Hours of Operation
Women's Soccer
U Sports Top 10
1. Laval (1)
2. UOIT (2)
3. Western (3)
4. Trinity Western (5)
5. Cape Breton (4)
6. Victoria (6)
7. Montreal (9)
8. UBC (8)
9. Queen's (NR)
10. Ottawa (10)
As of Oct. 31, 2017
Google AdBanner
Wilf's
Fan of the Game
Wilf's Fan of the Game
Adopt A Hawk
 Adopt A Hawk
Pizza Pizza's Intramural
Team of the Week
Intramural Team of the Week