PCSL sets course for 2006 season
December 10 - A twelve team men's division and a nine team
women's division were provisionally confirmed for the 2006 season
at the PCSL AGM held in Surrey, BC today. The men's division will
operate two sub-divisions with an interlocking schedule and the
women will play a flat schedule. The league welcomes aboard the
FK Pacific men from Seattle, the Vancouver Thunderbirds women and
the returning Surrey United women and is looking forward to the
entry of an Abbotsford Mariners women's team as well. After a change
of ownership the former Skagit Rapids will be playing as the PSSA
Rapids. Kamloops City men and women will no longer be playing in
the PCSL. The league also bids farewell to the Hibernian and Caledonian
women who have merged with the Seattle Sounders W-League club.
Director Bill Gillespie to receive BCSA
Award of Merit
8 - Long time PCSL director Bill Gillespie will be honoured
by the soccer community for his outstanding service and dedication
with a BC Soccer Association Award of Merit at the association's
awards banquet in January.
UBC Alumni players help UTEP to
NCAA Division I Tournament
6 - PCSL fan Steven Fast has drawn to our attention that two
Canadian women helped the University of el Paso Texas to the second
round of the 2005 NCAA Division I tournament in November. The UTEP
team included Canadians Cara Nordin who scored in the team's final
game at the tournament and keeper Brittany Popoff. Nordin played
for the UBC Alumni before being invited to UTEP.
more - utepathletics.com
Sinclair and the Portland Pilots win NCAA Title With A 4-0 Win Over
4 - The No. 1 Portland Pilots are the 2005 NCAA National Champions
after a dominating 4-0 win against the No. 4 UCLA Bruins in the
College Cup Final at Aggie Soccer Stadium on Sunday. Senior striker
Christine Sinclair scored twice giving her 39 goals this season
for a new NCAA single-season record.
more - portlandpilots.com
to Kickoff 2006 in San Diego
1 - Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and the United States
Soccer Federation (USSF) have agreed to a friendly between Canada’s
Men’s National Team and the US Men’s National Team.
The match will take place on January 22, 2006 at Torero Stadium
on the campus of the University of San Diego.
more - canadasoccer.com
Columbia and Washington State join
forces to fight passport rule
November 29 - Washington state and British Columbia are
objecting to a U.S. proposal to require passport checks at border
crossings. Ken Oplinger, head of the Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber
of Commerce and Industry said: “I don’t know that requiring
soccer moms to have passports will make us safer,” he said,
noting that all of the 19 terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks
more - Fort Frances Times
2005 PCSL SEASON IN REVIEW
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United seeking coach and manager
United will be accepting applications, beginning in January, 2006,
for the positions of Coach and Manager of its Senior Team for the
2006 Season. The team plays in the highly competitive Pacific Coast
Soccer League, with teams in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Fraser
Valley, Penticton, Kelowna, Bellingham and Seattle. The League operates
in May, June and July. These are volunteer positions. Address application
more - victoriaunited.com
key in leading schools to berth in
NCAA women's soccer final four
November 25 - Goalkeeper Erin McLeod of Vancouver came
up big in the second half to lead her Penn State University Nittany
Lions to a 2-1 victory Friday over the Santa Clara Broncos in a
quarter-final match of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. Four
of the Canadian national team's top players were featured in two
of the other three quarter-final matches.
more - canada.com
- 21 - Don Brown is playing soccer trophy detective these days.
The 73-year-old North Vancouver resident has an impressive sterling-silver
trophy in his possession, but he's trying to piece together the
fractured history of the cup.
more - nsnews.com
Women Fall 1-0 in NAIA Semi-Finals
21 - The Simon Fraser University Clan women’s soccer
team’s run at the NAIA National Championships has come to
an end, as the team fell 1-0 to Lee (Tenn.) in the NAIA Semi-Finals.
The Clan outshot Lee 11-9 in the game, including two shots that
bounced off the crossbar.
more - sfu.ca
Columbia sweeps nationals
18 - In addition to BC universities winning the men's and women's
CIS nationals, BC colleges also took gold at the Canadian Colleges'
Athletic Association nationals. Douglas College won the men's gold
and Langara the women's gold. The Langara squad includes several
Tri-Cities Xtreme regulars: Stacey Lewis, Sarah Manson, Ashley Yeamans
and Kristen Vander Paw. Congratulations to all concerned.
and your Body
Articles about common health and injury problems encountered by
soccer players prepared for the PCSL by physiotherapist Marc R.
Rizzardo of Metrotown
Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic.
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