Giving his Cascades' teammates a pair of shoulders to lean on, UFV's fifth-year senior captain and all-time program scoring leader Gurmaan Jhaj closes out his U Sports' regular-season career this weekend with a playoff berth on the line in the nation's toughest conference. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Jhaj of greatness: Amidst the emotion of UFV seniors night, Cascades’ all-time scoring leader Gurmaan Jhaj must summon his best game

ABBOTSFORD — Gurmaan Jhaj has brought a rare talent to the fore over the course of his university soccer career with the Fraser Valley Cascades.

Over a UBC soccer career in which he has taken a redshirt season and a two-year sabbatical, Surrey's Sean Einarsson is looking to win a national title for the first time since 2013. The 'Birds journey continues this week with the Legend's Cup series against Victoria. (Photo by Ben Nelms property of UBC athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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Book-ends forged in gold? For UBC midfielder Sean Einarsson, a return to Thunderbird nation could well include a fairy-tale finish!

VANCOUVER —  When Sean Einarsson decided to return to the home of Canada’s most decorated men’s university soccer program two seasons ago, it was with the hope that he could fashion a finish to his career which would be every bit as satisfying as its storybook start.It was back in 2013 when the redshirt freshman […]

TWU midfielder Domenic Poletto, while still nursing his way back to the lineup following a torn ACL, is all smiles about the future of Spartans' soccer and its class of blue-chip freshen players. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of Trinity Western athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Renaissance in Sparta: Through the eyes of injured vet Poletto, blue-chip rookie class symbolizes a re-birth for Trinity Western men’s soccer

LANGLEY — Domenic Poletto was at a career crossroads late this past summer, but getting a chance to see the future of Spartans’ men’s soccer has him counting the days until his official return.Trinity Western’s leading point-getter a season ago as a standout central midfielder, Poletto had been a driving force in the resurgence of […]

Simon Fraser's Devin O'Hea is that rare student-athlete able to make the switch fro football to soccer. (Photos by Jacob Hall and Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The unique talents of Simon Fraser’s Devin O’Hea: Clan’s super sophomore makes the rare switch from football receiver to soccer striker

BURNABY —  For his entire athletic career, Devin O’Hea has had a tough time defining which version of football best fit his definition of The Beautiful Game.That is, until this season, when one of the most rare dual-sport athletes in a half-century plus of Simon Fraser Clan athletics decided it was time to look at […]

UBC Thunderbirds players mob teammate Victory Shumbusho (9) after his second-half goal proved to be the winner in a 2-0 triumph over the host UFV Cascades on Friday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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UBC soccer coach Mike Mosher opens season No. 24 at the helm liking what he sees in 2-0 win over Fraser Valley Cascades

ABBOTSFORD — Point out to the seasoned general that he’s just opened up his 24th season of Canada West coaching with the UBC Thunderbirds, and Mike Mosher smiles before admitting that after a near-quarter century at the helm, you learn to trust your eyes.And what Mosher saw Friday from his team during a conference-opening 2-0 win […]

Centennial Centaurs' Kiara Buono (jumping for joy) and Langley Fundamental's Jacob Sol (shouting) each won B.C. high school soccer titles over their senior seasons. Buono is off to Simon Fraser in the fall while So heads to UBC Okanagan. (Photos by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2019. All rights reserved)
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Varsity Letters B.C. Recruits List 2019: Where 237 soccer prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — Day 3 of Varsity Letters’ 2019 B.C. Recruits List Week brings us to the beautiful game! Nowhere else does B.C.’s vast youth delivery system produce the number of NCAA student-athletes in addition to the scores of U Sports and CCAA products as in soccer.

North Delta's Brandon Bassi (left) saves a ball from going out of bounds against Byrne Creek's Titgol Jok during the St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational in January of 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Photo rendition of SFU's new stadium project shows just what a Thursday night GNAC match involving the Clan's women's soccer team might look like once the covered grandstand project is completed in August of 2020. (Photo rendition property of SFU Athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
By the time the 2020 fall GNAC season begins at Simon Fraser University, the grass berm along one side of Terry Fox Field will be turned into a covered seating area as part of an 18-month project which will provide seating for almost 2,000 for Clan football, soccer, and track and field. (Photo courtesy Simon Fraser athletics)
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SFU Stadium Project: Finally, a green light! Shovels set to break Burnaby Mountain soil in January for 18-month project

BURNABY — It’s a project whose flashing green-light past has too often gotten stuck on extended periods of solid amber. But now, the long-anticipated Simon Fraser University Stadium Project has been placed on an official 18-month timeline with shovels set to break into the Burnaby Mountain soil in January.

UBC Thunderbirds freshman Thomas Gardner in the first player in the history of Canada West men's soccer to win Top Rookie and Player of the Year in the same season. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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As UBC hosts U Sports 2018 Soccer Nationals, rookie sensation Gardner embraces his new Thunderbird life on a road less traveled

VANCOUVER — Maybe the highest compliment you can pay Thomas Gardner is to say that, whether your soccer eye is completely untrained or of connoisseur class, you simply have to watch him play to love his game.