Levis, Farahani, Holmes named Canada West All-Stars


October 30, 2013 Saskatchewan (ISN) – Three University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s soccer players were honoured by the Canada West Wednesday by being named all-stars.

Third-year striker Brett Levis and fourth-year centreback Jordian Farahani were both named Canada West First Team All-Stars, while fourth-year defender Brandon Holmes was named a Canada West Second Team All-Star. It is the third straight season that Levis was named a conference all-star and is the second nod for Farahani, who was named to the second team in 2010.

“This is a great acknowledgment for these three players,” said Huskie head coach Bryce Chapman. “The three have been the back bone of our team, leading on and off the field.”

Levis, an Arts & Science student from Saskatoon, led the Huskies in scoring tallying seven goals and one assist. He started in all 15 matches for the Huskies, taking a conference leading 4.60 shots per match. Farahani, an Arts & Science student from Regina, tallied two goals and one assists in his 12 matches. Huskie captain Holmes scored one goal starting in 14 matches.

The three led the Huskies to a historical season and to a postseason spot for the third time in four seasons. In 2013-14, the Huskies finished first in the Canada West Prairie Division with an 8-5-2 record. The season set a program best in wins and points.

Levis and Farahani are now eligible to be named CIS All-Canadians next week at the CIS Championship hosted by UNB Varsity Reds. Saskatchewan will meet the winner of the Victoria Vikes/Calgary Dinos semifinal Friday at the Canada West Final 6 hosted by UBC. A win in the semifinal would give the Huskies an automatic berth to the CIS Championship.