Simon Fraser-bound Danae Robillard (left), a standout with Coquitlam's No. 8-ranked centennial Centaurs, has her high school team on a roll heading into the 2018 Fraser Valley AAA championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Feature High School Girls Soccer

Half fun, half amazing: Centennial’s soccer Centaurs hit playoffs on a gallop following 2017’s Final Four finish

COQUITLAM — Last June, as the finishing touches were being put on one of the most successful seasons in the history of Centennial Centaurs girls soccer, its longtime veteran coach could confirm a special feeling in the heart of his gut.

Nathan Shepherd reinvented himself over a three-year career at Kansas' Fort Hays State following one active season in 2012 for the SFU Clan. (Fort Hays State athletics photo via nfl.com)
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N.Y. Jets call his name! Ex-Simon Fraser tackle Nathan Shepherd becomes the first Clan player to earn NFL draft status

BURNABY — One of Nathan Shepherd’s bigger football moments at Simon Fraser University came in the midst of an unannounced storm atop Burnaby Mountain.

What Sardis' Sophie Klassen lacks in experience she makes up for in grit and athleticism. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
As Conor Morgan leaves the UBC Thunderbirds program for a pro career in New Zealand, he wil be rightly remembered as one of the program's greatest ever scorers. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC Thunderbirds)
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An honour for Conor: UBC’s Capt. Morgan sets a course for Down Under, prepares to begin pro career Friday in New Zealand

VANCOUVER — Still jet-lagged from the Australia-to-Vancouver journey which returned him from the recently-completed Commonwealth Games, Conor Morgan was busy Tuesday putting his body clock on notice for more of the same.

Besides playing stellar defence at shortstop, SFU senior Taylor Lundrigan has had plenty to celebrate with outgoing coach Miek Renney, wielding a hot bat that has her sitting eighth in the GNAC with a .370 average. (Photo by Ron Hole property of SFU athletics)
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Simon Fraser softball: Clan set to lean on GNAC’s best defence as battle for playoffs comes down to final weekend

BURNABY — Take a glance at their 2018 team picture on the Simon Fraser athletics website, and immediately you’re struck by the contradiction of a Clan softball team posing in full gear, while behind them, a snowstorm blankets their Burnaby Mountain home.

In Semiahmoo senior Vlad Mihaila (left), the UFV Cascades will be bringing in one of the most explosive scorers in the B.C. high school Class of 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca).
The South Delta Sun Devils dominated large stretches of play Monday on its home pitch at Winskill Park, yet managed to come away with a slim 1-0 win over Surrey's red-clad, visiting Tamanawis Wildcats. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
Feature High School Girls Soccer

04.23.18: Sardis Falcons continue to gain altitude, Chilliwack girls extend stay at No. 1 in B.C. AAA soccer rankings

LANGLEY —The province’s most dominant senior varsity girls soccer team continued its roll and extended its stay at No. 1 in the B.C. girls AAA rankings.

Simon Fraser Clan head coach Mike Renney, 1,000 games into his collegiate career, announced Monday that he would retire his position at season's end following 24 years at the helm. (Photo -- Simon Fraser University athletics)
Feature University Softball

Mike Renney: After precisely 1,000 games at the helm, Simon Fraser Clan softball coach announces retirement

BURNABY — It was back in the fall of 1995 when Simon Fraser’s sophomore head softball coach Mike Renney found a quiet moment to chat with a departing member of the Clan’s athletic staff.

Westsyde Whundas' Spencer Ledoux will bring his fancy footwork to Prince George's UNBC Timberwolves next season. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)