TWU Soccer player Wright honoured

First-year human kinetics student Nikkie Wright named female athlete of the week.

Nikki Wright, a first-year human kinetics student from Cloverdale, B.C., scored all of her team's goals last weekend as the Spartans (1-0-2) tied No. 5-ranked UBC (2-0-2) 1-1 and edged No. 9 Victoria (2-2-0) 2-1 to remain undefeated in conference play.

The 18-year-old freshman, who played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Reserve last year and was one of the most coveted recruits in Canada West, is tied for second in conference scoring with three markers in as many outings.

"I am pleased for Nikki, it is well deserved. Anytime you can score three times against two of the best teams in Canada, it is a huge plus for yourself and of course the team. Nikki played a vital role in a very important weekend for us because we are young and many of our players hadn't played in that intense environment," commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh.

"As she develops more areas of her game, Nikki is going to become an extremely dangerous player for us in Canada West. Not only is it a nice accolade for Nikki individually, but it also is a great note for our young team, because the whole team had a great contribution in helping our success last weekend," added Roxburgh.

More information on the women's soccer team can be found at

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Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.


Last Updated: 2008-09-17
Author: Scott Stewart