Women's Basketball ID Camp
May 2, 2016
All athletes who are interested in showcasing their abilities are invited to come to the Langara Falcons women’s basketball identification Camp on Saturday May 14th. We are looking for potential players for the 2016/2017 season.
The Langara Falcons play in the PACWEST conference which is comprised of 11 member institutions throughout the Province. The PACWEST provides student-athletes with the opportunity to take the next step athletically and to develop and compete at a high level. We have an experienced and talented group of coaches, who strive to challenge each athlete to maximize their potential in a dynamic and engaging environment. We are looking for players that are passionate about basketball, committed to getting better, and have the skill set or determination to compete at this next level.
Langara College is located in the center of Vancouver close to the Canada line and bus service. We have excellent academic programs with small class sizes and relatively inexpensive tuition costs.
We encourage each athlete to bring their parents/guardians along as we will host a tour of the school and offer a parent orientation, along with a question and answer session on Langara College's Academic and Basketball Program.
In the gym session, we will be evaluating skill level, competitiveness, as well as basketball IQ and team play, so bring your shoes, reversible jersey and water bottle.
12:15pm Registration (Gym)
12:30pm Brief Introductions
12:40pm School Tour/Parent Info Session
2:00pm On court intruction/evaluation
4:45pm Closing Comments
Anyone interested in attending please contact Head Coach Winston Brown at email@example.com Feel free to ask any question that you may have.
Langara Falcons Name New Head Coach to Women’s Basketball Program
Vancouver, BC, April 21, 2016 – The Langara Falcons are excited to name Winston Brown as the new coach of the women’s basketball team.
“We are very fortunate to be able to retain Winston as a member of our coaching staff,” said Jake McCallum Director, Athletics and Intramurals. “He is an extremely passionate and dedicated coach who brings with him a thorough knowledge of the game that will serve our student-athletes well.”
Brown, who has over two decades of coaching under his belt, has been an integral part of the Langara coaching staff for the past two seasons as an assistant coach. He succeeds Mike Evans, who spent the past fourteen years leading the women’s program.
"I'm incredibly grateful for, and excited about, the opportunity that Jake has given me to continue the growth of the women's basketball program here at Langara," said Brown. "My goal, as head coach, will be to continue building a foundation and a culture of success. Langara College is a unique and special institution and it's important to me that our student-athletes represent the qualities of the school both on and off the court."
Prior to joining the Falcons, Brown coached the junior and senior girls’ programs at York House School in Vancouver. He led the Tigers to an impressive 10 straight AA Senior Girls Provincial Finals, capturing the provincial title seven times. Through ten seasons at York House he posted a regular season record of 108-8.
“There is something special about basketball at Langara that has always intrigued me. Whether it is the players who've run the court, the coaches who have patrolled the sidelines, or the intimacy of the gym I've always felt that there was character here, “ he added. “It's an honour to be entrusted with contributing to that character."
As Director of the Triple Threat Basketball Training Academy since 2003, Brown has spent countless hours coaching elite level athletes at the U15, U16 and U17 age levels. He has Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of British Columbia and has been teaching at York House School since 2008. Brown has received both the Telus Basketball Classic Tom Tagami Award for Coaching Excellence (2012) and the Basketball BC Award for Coaching Excellence (2006 & 2011).
The 2016-2017 PACWEST women’s basketball season begins on Friday, October 28th when the Falcons play host to the Quest University Kermodes.
The End of an Era for Langara Women's Basketball
Mar 21, 2016
Vancouver- After 14 years at the helm of the women's basketball program at Langara College, Coach Mike Evans has coached his last game for the Falcons. Evans was hired by Langara College in 2002, and leaves as the longest serving women's basketball coach in school history.
"Mike has been a tremendous asset to the program. His commitment and dedication to women's basketball was second to none", stated Jake McCallum, Langara Athletic Director. "His contribution to our program, and the impact that he has had on the lives of so many student athletes is truly immeasurable."
Under Evans' leadership the Langara women's basketball program had numerous successes, winning three CCAA All-Canadian Awards, twenty PACWEST All-Star Awards, one PACWEST Provincial title and Coach Evans himself was named PACWEST Coach of the Year three times.
"Langara has been fortunate to have had someone of Mike's character leading the program the last fourteen years", said McCallum. "His leadership and professionalism have been valued over his time at the College and we wish Mike well in the future."
For more information, contact Jake McCallum, Director of Athletics & Intramurals
Phone: 604-323-5421/Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Falcons Named to PACWEST All-Star Teams
Mar 2, 2016
Congratulations to our Falcons named to the PACWEST All-star and All-Rookie Teams.
2nd Team All-Star
Falcons Get Weekend Sweep
Feb 15, 2016
On Friday night the Falcons hosted the CBC Bearcats. The top scorers for the Falcons were Helen Wilson who poured in 23 points and Brittany Wertman who added 11. On Saturday night the Falcons hosted their final home game of the season. The last placed KPU Eagles came in fired up to get their first victory of the year. The Eagles got off to a good start, and ended the half up 1 with a 24-23 lead. In the second half the Falcons took it to the Eagles driving the lane and hitting their free throws, to end the 3rd quarter with a comfortable 49-36 lead. Langara went on to win 60-49, completing the weekend sweep and moving into sole possession of 5th place in the PACWEST. The Falcons' top scorers on Saturday were Courtney Nichols with 11, and Carly Sangha with 9.
Falcons Defeat Kermodes
Feb 1, 2016
The Falcons have moved into a 3 way tie for 5th place in the PACWEST. On Friday night the Falcons faced the Quest University Kemodes on their home floor for the first time this season. The Falcons found themselves leading 21 to 13 after the first quarter of play, thanks to a 15 point run of unanswered baskets. The Falcons were able to maintain the lead for the rest of the game and won 59 to 46. Top scorers for the Falcons were Carly Sangha with 13 points, and Kimin Brar with 12. Up next the Falcons will travel to Vancouver Island to face the Camosun College Chargers on Friday Feb 5th at 6:00pm, and the VIU Mariners on Saturday Feb 6th at 1:00pm.
Falcons Drop Two To Island Opponents
Jan 18, 2016
The Falcons are now in 6th place in the PACWEST after weekend losses to the Camosun College Chargers, and the VIU Mariners. On Friday night the Falcons were looking to defeat the Chargers for the second time this season, having beat them in their first league matchup back in November. This time around the game was tight for the first three quarters, but in the 4th quarter the Chargers were able to pull away for a final of 68-58. The top scorer for the Falcons was Jaylene Soegard with 14 points. On Friday the Falcons faced the PACWEST's top team in the VIU Mariners. Langara came out on fire and took a 14 to 9 lead after the first quarter. The Falcons' shooting cooled off and VIU picked up the pace to take control of the game in second half. The final score ended up the Mariners 60 and the Falcons 33.
Up next for the Falcons are games Friday January 22nd at KPU tip off 6:00pm, and Jan 23rd at CBC tip off 5:00pm.
Falcons Head Into Holiday Break In 5th
Nov 25, 2015
The Falcons traveled to Vancouver Island last weekend, and faced off against the VIU Mariners on Friday night. It was the first time this season the Falcons faced the 1st placed team in the PACWEST and they got off to a slow start, only generating 8 points in the first quarter. The Falcons struggled to score for the rest of the half and found themselves down 48 to 21. In the second half the Falcons picked up their intensity and were able to play the Mariners pretty evenly, unfortunately they could not put a dent in the lead the Mariners had built in the first half, the final score ended up 82 to 51. On Saturday afternoon the Falcons were looking for a bit of redemption and the weekend split as they faced the Camosun College Chargers. This time the Falcons got off to a quick start building a 24-8 lead in the first quarter. The Falcons' never looked back and ended up with a twenty point win 73-53. Kimin Brar was the leading scorer for the Falcons, putting up 16 points. It was the first time in 5 years that the Falcons have defeated the Chargers on thir home court. The Falcons now head into the winter break, and will be back in action January 8th when they host the Douglas College Royals at 6:00pm.
Falcons Start Season 2-1
Nov 10, 2015
After opening the regular season with a tough loss at Quest University, the Falcons were looking to get a few notches in the win column. On Friday the Falcons welcomed the KPU Eagles for their first game on their home floor. The Eagles kept the game close in the first half but the Falcons were able to pull away in the fourth, when they held the Eagles to 5 points in the quarter. Top scorer for the Falcons was Jill Vina who finished with 14 points. On Saturday the Falcons hosted the CBC Bearcats. It was a back and forth contest that saw the Falcons come out on top 63-57. Top scorer for the Falcons was Kimin Brar who contributed 18 points.