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Langara Falcons Name New Head Coach to Women's Basketball Program
July 7, 2022
Vancouver, BC – The Langara Falcons are pleased to announce the hiring of Cameron MacGillivary as new head coach of the women’s basketball program.
“We are excited to add Coach MacGillivary as a member of our coaching staff. His passion for coaching and the sport of basketball is evident”, says Jake McCallum, Director of Student Engagement & Athletics. “We look forward to welcoming him as a foundational piece to help build and shape our women’s basketball program moving forward.”
MacGillivary is a highly experienced leader, having spent 13 years in head and assistant coaching roles at various levels throughout the Lower Mainland. He holds bachelor degrees in both kinesiology and education, as well as a Master of Education focussing on health and physical education, all from the University of British Columbia.
"Coaching has been a positive aspect in my life that has put me in touch with great people and helped me grow as an individual”, explains MacGillivary. “I take pride in the relationships I have made along the way with fellow coaches and past players. Langara is getting someone who wants the best for the players and program – a coach who will try to build up the program and create a positive culture that sustains success on and off the court.”
Prior to joining the Falcons, MacGillivary was the lead assistant coach at Capilano University. He also served as head coach for Seaquam Secondary’s senior boys and North Delta Secondary’s junior girls teams. A career highlight came in 2014 when MacGillivary served as assistant coach for Sir Winston Churchill Secondary’s BC AAAA championship senior boys team.
The team will begin training in the coming months in preparation for the 2022/23 PACWEST season in the fall.
About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.
Director, Student Engagement & Athletics
2020 PACWEST Conference Awards
March 10, 2020
Congratulations to the Falcons named to the PACWEST All-Star team this season!
1st Team All-Star
2nd Team All-Star
2019 PACWEST Basketball Championships: Falcons Upset the Royals
Mar 1, 2019
The Flacons upset the championship hosting Royals in last nights PACWEST Women's Basketball Championship quarter-final. The first half of the game was a back and forth battle between the #5 and #4 seed teams. A strong offensive third quarter lead by Breanne Homeniuk gave the Falcons a 61-54 lead heading into the fourth. Breanne scored 12 of her team-high 20 points in the third, helping her team outscore the Royals 29-16.
Douglas worked hard to make a fourth quarter comeback, but the Flacons came out on top with a 73-66 win. The Flacons will face the #1 seeded Mariners tonight at 5:30pm in the semi-finals.
2019 PACWEST Conference Awards
Feb 27, 2019
Congratulations to the Falcons named to the PACWEST All-Star team.
|Alexa Leynes, 2nd Team All-Star||Breamme Homeniuk, All-Rookie Team|
Women's Basketball Open Tryouts
August 29, 2018
Women's Basketball ID Session
June 7, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Congratulations to Alexa Leynes who was named to the PACWEST All-Rookie Team.
Falcons Drop Two To CapU
Feb 13, 2018
The Falcons dropped two games this weekend to the top team in the PACWEST the Capilano Bules, who are currently 13-3 this season. On Friday night the Falcons got off to a slow start finding themselves down 18 to 9 at the end of the first quarter. The Falcons were able to find the basket in the second quarter and kept pace with the Blues heading into half down eleven. Trisha Pajayon pumped in 8 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, as the Falcons pushed to cut into the lead, but they were unable to get any closer. The final was 68-61 for the Blues. On Saturday night the Falcons started out the game with more success. Alexa Leynes poured in 15 points of her 20 in the first half to help the Falcons stay within 7 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter Carmelle M'Bikata of the Blues seemed unstoppable scoring 13 points, keeping Capilano out in front. The Falcons ability to score dried up in the fourth quarter and Capilano was able to secure the sweep. With the loss the Falcons now must win both games next weekend to advance on to the PACWEST Championship Tournament.
The Falcons will face the Quest Kermodes who are currently sitting ahead of the Falcons with a 3-13 record. Both games will be hosted at Langara College, tip off on Friday February 16th will be at 6:00pm and Saturday Feb 17th at 8:00pm.
Falcons Get Weekend Split
Jan 17, 2018
The Langara Falcons were out in Abbotsford last weekend facing the CBC Bearcats. On Friday night both teams struggled to find their footing in the offensive half, and the teams were tied at 17 a piece at halftime. The 2nd half brought more scoring for both teams, but in a back a forth battle the Bearcats found the hoop last with 7 seconds remaining to take a 1 point victory. Bronte Stark had a big night on the boards for the Falcons' bringing down 14, and Alexa Leynes was the top scorer with 13 points in the contest.
On Saturday the Falcons needed a win to help their hopes of qualifying for the PACWEST Championships in March, and the players responded. The Falcons earned a 2 point advantage at halftime and worked hard to stretch the lead to earn a 66-59 victory. The high scorers on the day were Trisha Pajayon with 15 points and Coco Suave with 14 pts.
The Falcons will now face the Douglas College Royals who are currently ranked 13th in the CCAA national rankings at home. Tip off on Friday at 6:00pm and on Saturday at 5:00pm.
Falcons loose in PACWEST Championship Quarterfinal
March 2, 2017
VIU Mariners 73 - Langara Falcons 64
It was a tale of two halves as the women’s bracket opened at the 2017 PACWEST championship tournament with the VIU Mariners claiming a 73-64 victory. The sixth seed Langara Falcons played outstanding in the first half and held a halftime lead of 43-38 getting contributions from the majority of their players and forced the Mariners into 14 first half turnovers. However the Mariners showed why they are the defending PACWEST champions with a dominating third quarter outscoring the Falcons 24-9. They were able to maintain their strong play in the fourth and secured the win.
Emily Clarke was named player of the game with 20 points while Kaitlyn Lafontaine chipped in with 18. Victoria Brown dropped eight points in the fourth quarter and finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.The Falcons were led by Coco Suave and her 16 points and Georgia Paterson dropped 12.The Mariners will now face the Douglas College Royals in Friday’s semi-final at 1:00pm.
Langara Opens Season With Loss to Quest
Nov 1, 2016
The Langara women's basketball team opened their season at home this past Friday against the Quest Kermodes. Quest was able to jump out to an early lead in the first quarter taking a 20-13 advantage into the second. Neither team managed much scoring in the second quarter as both teams struggled to find their range. In the second half Haylee Robertson came alive for Langara and put up 10 of her 12 points to help the Falcons to make a come back bid down the stretch, but 8 points was as close as they would get and would ultimately take a 65-57 loss. The high scorer for the Falcons was Coco Sauve who contributed 13 points in her debut as a Falcon.
Up next the Falcons will travel to take on the CBC Bearcats on Saturday November 5th, tip off 5:00pm
Langara Alumni Game
Oct 3, 2016
The Langara Women's Basketball team was delighted to see so many former Falcons out to play in the alumni game. It was a tightly contested affair and the current Falcons were able to pull it out and get the win 50-41.