Oct 23, 2013

With the soccer regular season coming to an end the PACWEST has announced its All Stars teams this week. The Falcons took home 9 awards between the men's and women's teams. This weekend the teams will be competing in the Provincial Championships at VIU in Nanaimo. The women's team will face off against the top seeded TRU Wolfpack on Saturday at 12:00pm for the right to advance to the Championship game on Sunday. The men head into the tournament seeded 2nd and will face the Douglas College Royals on Saturday at 3:00pm in the semi final. Below are the award winners with some thoughts from their coaches

OliviaOlivia Kappeli- "Olivia is a 1st year defender that has been one of our best players all year. She was the PACWEST Athlete of the Week, in week number 3. As a defender Olivia is very difficult to be beat as she has good speed, she is smart with her positioning and absolutely fantastic in the air. Not only can Olivia win balls, she is very comfortable with the ball at her feet and is fantastic in possession".
1st Team All-Star &
PACWEST Rookie of the Year
Carlos

Carlos Marquez- "Carlos has had an outstanding freshman year. His skill set is second to none, and he is a very coachable young man. Carlos' ability to take players on with confidence is a pleasure to watch".

1st Team All-Star &
PACWEST Rookie of the Year
Lena

Lena Soutar-"Lena is a very tough and tenacious centerback who has formed a rock solid relationship with Kappeli in the middle of the park making the Falcons the stingiest defense in the PACWEST. Lena is a co-captain and has provided a tremendous amount of leadership and guidance to a very young team. Lena is fantastic ball winner and is a threat to score on set plays with her abilities in the air".

1st Team All-Star
Arved

Arved Poetter- "Arved has been a tower of strength this year, stabilizing the back wall with his composure, skill set, and communication. He recently won an Athlete of the Week award thanks to his ability to shutdown opposing players".

1st Team All-Star
Ramsey

Ramsey Alantazi-  "Ramsey has been a threat all year scoring goals and setting up his teammates. The experience he gained over the summer during his stint with the Libyian national team has served him well and he has become more consistent in his play".

1st Team All-Star
Brett

Brett Wiens-  "Brett has been a force to be rekoned with all season. He scores important goals at key points in key games. His value as a teammate is outstanding, he never complains and always leads by example on and off the pitch".

1st Team All-Star
Amrit

Amrit Berar- "Amrit is coming off ACL surgery and has shown to be one of the best all round strikers in the conference. Amrit possesses a tireless work rate and is comfortable playing with her back to goal or having the ball at her feet and running at defenders. She is a tremndous leader who is constantly challenging our team to be better and to strive for more".

2nd Team All-Star