By Jensen, Randy on December 12, 2019.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s soccer teams will welcome the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference next fall.
The ACAC announced the Kodiaks as the hosts for both the women’s and men’s provincials during the ACAC annual meeting Tuesday in Banff.
The games will be played at Raymond’s Comet Stadium from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 and marks the first time Lethbridge College has hosted the ACAC soccer championships.
“We appreciate the faith that the ACAC continues to put in the Kodiaks to be able to host excellent ACAC championship events,” says Todd Caughlin, manager of Kodiaks Athletics in a statement. “Our experience in hosting championship tournaments, combined with what is sure to be a unique experience in the very supportive community of Raymond, will make this a championship to remember.”
This season, the Kodiaks men’s soccer team captured the first ACAC championship in program history and have made the playoffs for three years in a row for just the second time in program history.
On the women’s side, the Kodiaks won the ACAC South Division this past season for the first time since 1994 and have won back-to-back bronze medals at provincials.
Kodiaks head coach Sean Carey was named 2019 ACAC south division women’s and men’s coach of the year for a second season in a row, while also earning the CCAA national men’s coach of the year award.
Kodiaks Ben Knight and Christine Moser were also named ACAC south division players of the year. Both players are eligible to return in 2020.
The 2020 ACAC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championship will be the sixth ACAC championship hosted by the Kodiaks in five seasons. The college hosted women’s basketball and indoor track in 2017, men’s basketball in 2018, men’s and women’s futsal in 2019.
As well, the upcoming ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship will be held Feb. 27-29 at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.