Canada West Athletes of the Week: Soccer leaders Rachel Ramsden, Brett Levis


September 25, 2012, EDMONTON – UBC soccer senior Rachel Ramsden and Huskies second-year striker Brett Levis are the Canada West Athletes of the Week.

FEMALE: #17 Rachel Ramsden, UBC (soccer)

Unranked UBC recorded two road victories thanks in large part to the offensive output by midfielder Rachel Ramsden. The Richmond, B.C. scored two goals each in wins over Winnipeg and Manitoba this past weekend.

On Saturday, the UBC-Winnipeg game was delayed six hours because of field conditions. When the game was finally finished, the Thunderbirds put four goals past the Wesmen. Ramsden scored the team’s third and fourth goals of the match, both in the second half as UBC clinched a shutout.

On Sunday, the T-Birds had a very short turnaround, playing at Manitoba at noon local time. Still, UBC was able to clinch a 3-0 win. Ramsden scored the game-winning goal in the 36th minute, and then added an insurance marker just before halftime. To top things off, Ramsden assisted on the team’s third goal, scored by Taryn Lim.

UBC improved to 4-1-0 on the season after the two road wins. The T-Birds will host Saskatchewan and CIS #9 Regina this weekend on David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver.

MALE: #10 Brett Levis, Saskatchewan (soccer)

Saskatchewan second-year striker Brett Levis helped the Huskies to two wins over the Mount Royal Cougars, with two goals and four assists on the weekend.

In Sunday’s 8-1 vivctory, the 2011 Canada West All-Star scored in the ninth minute and 60th minute. He also added assists on the Huskies’ third, fourth and fifth goals in the game. He sits second in the conference with eight points. A day earlier, Levis assited on the game’s only goal during the Huskies’ 1-0 win over the MRU Cougars.

Levis and the CIS #9-ranked Huskies will put their undefeated 4-0-1 record on the line in a weekend trip to visit the Fraser Valley Cascades and Victoria Vikes.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.