Five Vikes honoured in Canada West women’s soccer


Greig, Sawicki, Dennis, Hackett and Storie honoured as Canada West All-Stars for 2014

by Ali Lee, 

(ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team suffered a heart-breaking loss in their Canada West quarter-finals ousting them from the Canada West Final Four. Despite the shortened season, five Vikes were named to conference all-star teams including Jaclyn Sawicki, Emma Greig, Cassie Dennis, Mallory Hackett and Meaghan Storie.

This is the second all-star nod for Greig, who lead the Vikes this season with seven goals and seven assists. The fourth-year striker is easily the most potent attacker on the Vikes line up starting all 13 games of the Vikes’ season and boasting a .62 shots on goal percentage.

Sawicki is also no stranger to the conference all-star list as a former CIS All-Canadian. The fifth-year midfielder totalled four goals and three assists and started every game this season. Sawicki’s two-way play is pivotal to balancing the Vikes line up from front to back. Both Greig and Sawicki were named to the Canada West First Team All-star list as top offensive players.

Third-year transfer and goalkeeper Storie had an impressive first season with the Vikes starting all 12 regular season games and spoting three shutouts and a .865 save percentage. WIth Storie between the pipes the Vikes allowed no more than one goal per game in regular season play. Storie was named to the conference Second All-Star Team.

Fifth-year defenders Hackett and Dennis were also included on the Canada West Second All-Star team after their leadership in the Vikes’ back line. Dennis scored two goals and had one assist, while Hackett logged one goal and one assist this year. The senior duo controlled the Vikes’ defence and were pivotal in the helping the Vikes alowing only eight goals against, the lowest in the Pacific Divison. This is the first all-star recognition for Dennis, Hackett and Storie.

All of the conference award winner were announced at the Canada West Final Four banquet tonight, Oct. 30, hosted by Trinity Western in Langley, B.C.

Complete list of 2014 Canada West Women’s Soccer Awards winners:

Most Valuable Player: Jessica King, Trinity Western
Rookie of the Year: Seina Kashima, Trinity Western
Coach of the Year: Graham Roxburgh, Trinity Western
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Kayla Klim, Fraser Valley
Fair Play Award: Alberta, Victoria, UNBC, Manitoba

2014 Canada West First Team All-Stars (repeat winners in bold):

Kelti Biggs, Alberta

Jennifer Castillo, Trinity Western
Vanessa Kovacs, Trinity Western
Lauren Vernon, Calgary
Anna Schellenberg, Alberta
Kara Delwo, Fraser Valley

Emma Greig, Victoria
Krista Gommeringer, Trinity Western
Jessica King, Trinity Western
Seina Kashima, Trinity Western
Jaclyn Sawicki, Victoria

2014 Canada West Second Team All-Stars (repeat winners in bold):

Meaghan Storie, Victoria

Cassie Dennis, Victoria
Mallory Hackett, Victoria
Kayla Evans, MacEwan
Jennifer Miller, Saskatchewan
Kristen Santema, Trinity Western

Jessie Candlish, Alberta
Taylor Shannik, UBC
Monika Levarsky, Fraser Valley
Jenelle Zapski, Saskatchewan
Maddie Lee, Calgary