SFU Clan athletic director Theresa Hanson had reason to smile this week as the latest NCAA D2 Learfield Directors' Cup standings were released. (Ron Hole/SFU athletics)
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SFU making its NCAA mark: Clan sit sixth overall in a field of 306 Div. 2 schools

BURNABY — When Theresa Hanson assumed the role of athletic director at Simon Fraser University in the fall of 2015, she set a pretty lofty goal for Clan athletics and its place within the 300-plus schools competing at the NCAA Div. 2 level.

UBC's Sydney Jennings (centre) will get a chance to watch her former high school team, the Kitsilano Blue Demons, when the 'Birds host the inaugural Kick-Off Classic high school soccer tourney Thursday and Friday. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Kick-Off Classic: Girls high school soccer opens with showcase tourney at UBC

VANCOUVER — To the masses, the annual opening of the B.C. girls high school soccer has seemed to be nothing more than a rumour.

Spartans leave their legacy with title repeat. (Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics)
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Trinity Western Spartans leave their ‘legacy’ with title repeat

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – TWU 3 ALBERTA 1EDMONTON, AB – Don’t call them a dynasty.On Sunday evening, the no. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans claimed their second consecutive U Sports Men’s Volleyball National Championship, upending the host no.7-ranked Alberta Golden Bears in a high-flying 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 27-29, 25-23) win in […]

UBC claims national title in 3-1 win over Alberta. (Rich Lam/UBC Thunderbirds)
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UBC volleyball The Golden Girls (again): “Now, we’re all of a sudden on top…”

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caUSPORTS GOLD MEDAL GAME – UBC 3, ALBERTA 1TORONTO, ON – A role player in the team’s national title run back in her freshman season in 2013, fifth-year outside hitter Danielle Brisebois took center stage in the national finals on Sunday afternoon, leading the no. 3-ranked UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team […]

Thunderbirds medal in back-to-back years, picking up bronze. (Ian MacAlpine/U SPORTS)
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Thunderbirds medal in back-to-back years, picking up bronze

By Aaron Martin – Special to VarsityLetters.caNAPANEE, ON – Coming into the 2017 U Sports Women’s Hockey National Championships as the top seed before falling 1-0 to the McGill Martlets in yesterday’s semifinals, some onlookers posted that the UBC Thunderbirds would be hard-pressed to get up for the Bronze Medal game.

BC boys and girls high school basketball rankings
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Big 10 pre-preseason hoop rankings! Holy Cross, Brentwood, Abbotsford top charts

Welcome to the off-season.The high school championships have concluded and now, it’s time to start thimijng about next season.Here are pre-preseason Top 10s for three of the seven B.C. boys and girls high school basketball tiers.The boys Quad-A poll was pulled together on five sets of submitted rankings, including my own and the top three […]