SFU players (left to right) Marcello Polisi, Connor Glennon, Matteo Polisi and Jeff Cadman are all back to try and help the Clan win a D2 national title. (Photo Howard Tsumura/Clan athletics)
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SFU men’s soccer: Its ‘Control the controllables’ motto has Clan ranked No. 3 in D2 heading into GNAC opener

BURNABY — It might not be the catchiest mission statement in college sports, but ‘controlling the controllables’ seems to be working fine for the Simon Fraser Clan men’s soccer team.

UBC's Sean Einarsson (left), a former Canada West Rookie of the Year, returned to his former side Friday for its clash against reigning GNAC Player of the Year Matteo Polisi and the Simon Fraser Clan at Thunderbird Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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SFU vs. UBC: Preseason paths converge at soccer crossroads! Now, directions diverge in the quest for national title spoils

VANCOUVER — One has secured all seven of its conference’s preseason votes as the No. 1 team, a position which has become as familiar as its annual perch on the top branch of NCAA Div. 2 national title contenders. The other, its time-honoured traditional crosstown rival, holds a similar spot in the Canada West

Former Canadian Under-17 goalkeeper Luciano Trasolini of Burnaby is now headed from Kansas to Simon Fraser. (Photo courtesy Canada Soccer via Simon Fraser athletics)
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Hello, Yellow Brick Road: SFU Clan soccer recruit Trasolini finds his path up Burnaby Mountain paved by trip to Kansas outback

BURNABY — For a goalkeeper who has already played for his country and spent time in residency with Whitecaps FC, the so-called yellow brick road to a collegiate soccer career seemed pre-paved for Luciano Trasolini.

SFU Clan players (left to right) Marcello Polisi, Connor Glennon, Matteo Polisi and Jeff Cadman will be among the Clan players turning Fox Field into a fortress Thursday and Saturday. (Photo Howard Tsumura/Clan athletics)
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With GNAC title resting on Fox Field matches, the history behind SFU Clan’s home-field dominance

BURNABY — Clint Schneider may be a native Texan, but ask him this week for directions to the green, green grass of home, and he won’t hesitate to point you to the turf at the top of Burnaby Mountain.

Simon Fraser's Adam Jones has helped re-define the most sought-after traits in Clan soccer recruits. (Ron Hole, SFU athletics)
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Why Adam Jones has helped revolutionize the recruiting process for SFU men’s soccer

BURNABY — In mid-November of last year, on the heels of the program’s fifth GNAC championship title and yet another run to the NCAA playoffs, the Simon Fraser men’s soccer program received one of the biggest individual honours in its sport.

Simon Fraser freshman Connor Glennon (right) opened his Clan career with the game-winning goal as SFU beat Kerman Pannu (left), Manraj Bains and the rest of the UBC Thunderbirds 2-0. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Clan strikes early, frosh talent fantastic as SFU topples UBC 2-0 in season-opening superpower clash

VANCOUVER — When it comes to setting the bar in the preseason, Simon Fraser’s Clint Schneider and Mike Mosher of UBC both reach for the sky.In fact if you read the preseason stories on two of Canada’s elite men’s university soccer programs on each school’s official website, both began with the two head coaches re-affirming […]