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Hurricanes set to host National Women’s Soccer Champions

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship will be hosted by Holland College in 2023.

The Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) institution will host the event in Prince Edward Island, from Nov. 8-11, 2023.

“We are excited to return to Holland College, which has a long history of hosting phenomenal CCAA Championships,” said Marlene Ford, CCAA Women’s Soccer Convenor. “We are looking forward to a great week of soccer on Prince Edward Island, and I’m confident Holland’s great hospitality will be extended to the visiting teams from across the country.”

All championship matches will be contested on the outdoor turf facility at the Terry Fox Sports Complex, which is located in nearby Cornwall, PEI.

The tournament will feature eight teams from across Canada: conference champions from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and ACAA as well as a wildcard team and the host Hurricanes.

In recent years, Holland has produced a viable Women’s Soccer program in the ACAA. Since 2009, the Hurricanes have attended six CCAA Championships. Holland has earned back-to-back conference championship crowns in 2019 and 2021.

“I’m honoured to have the chance to represent Holland College, especially on our home-turf,” shares ‘Canes striker, Emily Lepine. “As a student-athlete it’s a dream to play at a National Championship and I’m very excited that we’re hosting in 2023. It comes with great privilege to be playing against some of the best teams in the country, and to have the opportunity to compete at such a high level. Our team is everything to me; the Athletic Department at Holland College and the women’s soccer team has become like family over the past few years and I’m excited to take on this journey of hosting with them and to start preparing for this National Championship.”

The Hurricanes have hosted seven CCAA Championships since 2015, including the highly successful 2022 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship.

“Competing at Nationals is always a memorable event,” shared Hurricanes head coach, Jonathan Vos. “Getting to host and compete is a special opportunity for the student-athletes.”

The expertise and momentum generated by these events has and will continue to greatly serve Tournament Chair Albert Roche and his staff at Holland.

“PEI may be Canada’s smallest province, but we have garnered an impressive reputation as a sport’s minded province with many regional and national events being held here,” said Roche, Athletics & Recreation Director at Holland.

“We are always refining our hosting skills and plan to put our best foot forward for the hundreds of student-athletes, coaching staff and fans who will descend upon Charlottetown to take in some of the country’s best soccer action.”

Holland College recognizes and acknowledges its location in the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people of PEI. For more information on the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, visit www.ccaa.ca. Connect with the women’s soccer ‘Canes at www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer and www.instagram.com/caneswsoccer. For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

 

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CCAA Media Contact: Rodney Wilson / rodney@ccaa.ca Manager, Communications & Events


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022