Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

U of W introduces soccer teams

  • Print

The University of Winnipeg officially unveiled its Canadian Interuniversity Sport Wesmen women's and men's soccer programs on Friday.

The U of W teams have joined the CIS after having played the past two seasons in the Manitoba Collegiate Athletic Conference where they won titles both years.

The Wesmen teams will both officially open their seasons on Sept. 7 at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex (Wilkes Ave. and Waverley St.).

The women will meet the U of M at 6 p.m. followed by the men facing the Saskatchewan Huskies at 8 p.m.

Olympic women's soccer bronze medallist Desiree Scott of Winnipeg spoke to the two teams at the press conference and welcomed them to the CIS.

"I was a CIS athlete like you guys so this pretty exciting," said Scott, a former player with the University of Manitoba Bisons women's team who played five CIS seasons and is an assistant coach with the team. "I am so proud to come from Winnipeg and represent my country."

"Staying here was the best choice of my life. I played in the CIS and that's how I got scouted by the national team."

She brought her 2012 London Olympics bronze medal to show the assembled group at the press conference and was received with thunderous applause.

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

The Whiteboard - Jets' successful forecheck

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press.  Local/Weather Standup- Catching rays. Prairie Dog stretches out at Fort Whyte Centre. Fort Whyte has a Prairie Dog enclosure with aprox. 20 dogs young and old. 060607.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you plan on attending the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google