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Capilano University wins PacWest Founders Cup

Soccer surge helps Blues win award for most-improved athletic program
The Blues men won gold in PacWest soccer for the second straight season this year.

The Capilano University Blues earned the PacWest Founders Cup as the most-improved athletic program in the conference following a season that saw five of their six teams win provincial medals.

“The Capilano University Blues athletics program is in a rebuilding phase to get back to their winning tradition,” CapU manager of athletics Milt Williams stated in a release. “We are determined to be the number one institution in the PacWest. This year’s success has shown that we are on the right track, and we look to achieve this goal while we become even more competitive in the immediate future.”

The Blues were paced by the men’s soccer team, PacWest champions for the second year in a row, while two teams jumped up in the standings compared to the 2015-16 season: women’s soccer jumped from sixth to third, and men’s basketball from fourth to second. The women’s basketball team claimed silver for the second straight year while women’s volleyball took home a third consecutive bronze.

The men’s volleyball team also made big gains, improving their record to 10-14 after finishing 5-19 the previous season.