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Douglas College > About Douglas > News and Media > News > 2017 > June > Douglas College to host 2018 CCAA Women's Soccer National Championship
Douglas College will host the country’s best college soccer teams during the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship. This will be the first time the College has hosted a women’s national championship.
“The event will celebrate women in sport and leadership, as well as showcase the excellence of Douglas College, particularly our Coquitlam campus,” said Brian McLennon, Athletics Manager at Douglas College.
The Royals women’s soccer team have been strong CCAA contenders, winning the 2015 PACWEST championship and earning a bronze medal in the 2016 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship. Several outstanding players have been recognized through the CCAA All-Canadian Awards: Marni McMillian (2014, 2015), Danae Harding (2015), Andre Perrotta (2016) and Mikayla Hamilton (2016).
“Events of this caliber bring the College and community together to support our team, which encourages our athletes to work harder and push the limits as they represent us on our home turf,” McLennon added. “We look forward to working with the students and Faculties, as well as the Coquitlam Field Sport Association, to highlight both our school and local sport programs.”
“This proves how far we’ve come,” said Sam Kell, a Royals soccer player who will be in her fifth and final year on the team at the 2018 championship. “We were the underdog team when we won third last year. We’ve worked so hard, training all year round; it will be nice to have everyone who supported us be there in person to see us compete and cheer us on.”
The championship will be held Nov. 7-10, 2018, at Percy Perry Stadium, 1290 Pipeline Rd, Coquitlam, in Town Centre Park, near the Coquitlam Campus.
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