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Capilano University to host national women’s soccer championships

Canada’s top 8 collegiate teams will kick off on the turf field at CapU's Squamish Campus in November
Capilano University midfielder Alanah Dulong fights for the ball against Douglas College on Oct. 21, 2023. | Vancouver Sports Pictures

For the first time, Capilano University will host the premier tournament for female soccer players in colleges across Canada.

Nov. 6 to 9, CapU will host the 2024 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer National Championship at the school’s turf field on its Squamish Campus.

At the event, CapU’s players will face seven of the other top teams in the country. The Blues were No. 3 in the CCAA rankings at the end of last season. They finished first in PacWest league play in 2023 but lost in the provincial final against Douglas College. 

The national tournament will coincide with this fall’s opening of the new campus, at the former site of Quest University.

The last time CapU hosted a national soccer event was the men’s championship in 1983.

The Capilano Blues soccer program has 11 national titles between its women’s and men’s teams. In 1999, the school received the Quarter-Century Supremacy award for its dominance over the first 25 years of the CCAA.

CapU has three inductees into the CCAA Hall of Fame: women’s coach Doug Abercrombie, men’s coach and athletic director Joe Iacobellis, and standout female athlete Melissa Artuso.