2006-2007

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY
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OTTAWA (CIS) – All national leaders stay put this week in CIS basketball and volleyball.
2007-09-05-cw-soccer-preview
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LANGLEY, British Columbia - The Trinity Western University Spartans men’s and women’s soccer teams open the 2007-08 Canada West regular season this weekend at Spartan Field. The women are slated to play the University of Calgary Dinos on September 7th and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on September 8th. The Spartan men will open Friday against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and then play what should be a thrilling match against rival University of Alberta Golden Bears the following night. Game times are set for 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men on both nights.
2007-08-13b-pr-Rocky-hire
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western University Director of Athletics Murray Hall is excited to announce that Rocky Olfert will join the Spartans as Assistant Director of Athletics. Olfert will fill part of the position that long time Spartan Steve Scholz vacated earlier this year.
2007-08-08-pr-Steve-final
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – On Wednesday, June 20th Spartan Athletics thanked Trinity Western University’s Associate Athletic Director Steve Scholz for his 17 years of service to the Department and the University. Scholz officially resigned from Spartan Athletics in the fall to pursue business in real estate development.
2007-08-07-pr-FISU-soccer
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BANGKOK, Thailand - Nanaimo, B.C. native Carlee O'Brien scored her second goal of the game to give Canada's women's soccer team a 3-1 win in their opening match against South Africa at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand.
2007-06-28-pr-cis-bid
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OTTAWA (CIS/TWU) –Trinity Western University and the University of Toronto were big winners on Thursday as Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced hosts for its upcoming national championships in soccer, swimming and volleyball. The U of T secured three of nine CIS events up for grabs while TWU, based in Langley, B.C. was the selection committee’s choice for a pair of national tournaments.
2007-06-21-CIS-AGM
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OTTAWA (CIS) - Canadian Interuniversity Sport held its annual general meeting from June 13-15 at the Brudenell River Resort in Brudenell, P.E.I.
2007-06-08-pr-cis-bid
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced on Wednesday the reception of 13 bid proposals from universities to host national championships in five different sports in 2009, 2010 and 2011 with Trinity Western University submitting bids for men’s soccer (2009, 2010) and men’s and women’s volleyball in (2010, 2011).
2007-04-20-Lyle Green
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LANGLEY, British Columbia — You don’t hear much about a pro-football players’ plans for life after the CFL. But Lyle Green, BC Lion’s Full Back, is planning for his, and it’s taking him back to school - to Trinity Western University.
2007-03-30-pr-awards
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Langley, British Columbia – On Friday night, at Newland’s Golf and Country Club, Spartan athletes were recognized and honoured in front of approximately 300 people including fellow athletes, coaches, staff, faculty, sponsors, family, and friends. The recipients of the Spartan Complete Champion award, the night’s most prestigious honour, were men’s volleyball outside hitter Jeff Stel (5th yr, Langley, B.C.) and men’s volleyball setter Josh Howatson (5th yr, Victoria). This was one of many awards for Howatson on a night were he received ample recognition for an illustrious career as a Spartan.
2007-02-14b-pr-weekend preview
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Trinity Western University Spartans will open up the Canada West Volleyball Semi-Finals against two Saskatchewan schools this week at the David E. Enarson Gymnasium. The women will welcome the University of Regina Cougars as their first-round opponent while the men will take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The best of three series will take place Thurs-Sat, with the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.
2007-02-13-pr-Premier
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VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell paid tribute to TWU’s Dayna Jansen Van Doorn (female – volleyball) and Josh Howatson (male – volleyball) along with 80 top B.C. athletes representing 42 sport disciplines at the 2007 Premier’s Athletic Awards this past Monday evening in Vancouver.
2007-02-09a-post-season
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – The post season is right around the corner for the Trinity Western University men’s basketball and men’s and women’s volleyball teams. But even though we are in the final weekend of the regular season no first round match-ups have been decided.
2007-02-06-weekend-preview-bb
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Spartans Canada West regular season draws to a close this Saturday night as they welcome the Simon Fraser University Clan to the David E. for the second consecutive weekend. Saturday’s festivities will include a Senior night ceremony to honour two graduating Spartans, Randi French (5th, Richmond) and David Bron (5th, Surrey).
2007-01-31-weekend-preview
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Trinity Western University Spartans welcome the Simon Fraser University Clan the weekend as the basketball teams play a home-and-home, and women’s volleyball hosts a double-header. The weekend features pivotal match-ups with playoff implications and a look at one of Canada’s premiere women’s basketball teams.
2007-01-30-top-ten
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OTTAWA (CIS) – After a decade-long wait, the Brandon Bobcats are back at the top of CIS men’s basketball. Note: for full rankings visit TWU’s individual team home pages.
2006-11-29-GIRLS-NIGHT-PREVIEW
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Trinity Western University Spartans women’s basketball team will do battle with the University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday and Saturday night at the TWU campus in Langley, while the women’s volleyball team will take on the University of Winnipeg Wesman.
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1005-11-03-MS Canada West All-Stars
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – The University of British Columbia and Trinity Western University dominated the 2005 Canada West All-Star selections, but the two top teams were shut-out of the major Canada West awards. Alberta halfback Mark Korthuis took top honours as he was named Canada West Most Valuable Player, while the fifth place Vikes took two of three Canada West major men’s soccer awards and placed two members on the first all-star team. The Vikes head coach Bruce Wilson was named Canada West Coach of the Year, while Victoria striker Cole McFarlane the Canada West Rookie of the Year.
2006-01-14-Spartans Take Eight
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LANGLEY, British Columbia - For the first time in Trinity Western University’s brief seven year history as a member of the CIS the Spartans have swept all of their games to go 8-0 on the weekend.
2006-02-27-Volleyball Teams Honoured
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Langley, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University men’s and women’s volleyball teams pulled down five of the top Canada West awards this week.
Year-end-Awards
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Langley, British Columbia – On Thursday night the Trinity Western University Department of Athletics honoured their student-athletes at their annual Spartans Awards Banquet. The top award of the Spartan Complete Champion went to women’s soccer midfielder Angela Trauter (5th yr, Langley, B.C.), women’s volleyball middle hitter Rhonda Schmuland (5th yr, Calgary, Alta.), men’s volleyball middle hitter Chris Meehan (5th yr, Clearwater, B.C.) and men’s soccer defender Paul Ballard (5th yr, Maple Ridge, B.C.).
2006-06-29-CIS_AGM
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OTTAWA (CIS) - Canadian Interuniversity Sport held its annual general meeting from June 14-16 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa. CIS President, Dick White chaired the meeting attended by representatives of the 51 member institutions. "There is immeasurable benefit when our membership gathers to discuss the vision of the CIS and put into practice operational policies that will make us better at delivering university sport in Canada," says White, the Director of Athletics at the University of Regina.
2006-08-22-Hall
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Watching a big guy gently toss a 1.5 kilogram disc way across the turf at Rotary Stadium does not conjure up an image of your run-of-the mill Athletic Director, chairing day-long meetings and negotiating team budgets with recalcitrant coaches while packing on a pound or two sitting in that stuffy chair.
2006-09-11-AAC-Top-8-meehan
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OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport proudly announced on Monday the student-athletes honored as Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2005-06 season. Every year, a growing number of CIS student-athletes are recognized as Academic All-Canadians, having maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 80 percent or better over the academic year while competing for one of their university’s varsity teams. Once again in ‘05-06, over 2,000 student-athletes reached the prestigious status.
2006-09-13-soc-preview
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Spartan soccer has a two-game home stand this week against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns and the University of Calgary Dinos. For the women it is their home opening weekend, while the men are completing four consecutive matches at home to open the Canada West season.
2006-09-26-soc-top-ten
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OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning national champion University of Victoria Vikes (women) and University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (men) remain atop the Canadian Interuniversity Sport soccer national polls for the fourth consecutive week.
2006-09-28-soc-preview-UCFV
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LANGLEY, British Columbia - At kickoff it will have been five years, 351 day’s and three hour’s since the last time that the Trinity Western University and the University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades’ women’s soccer team’s last played a meaningful soccer match against each other.
2006-09-30-pr-ME LaZerte
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – It was supposed to be a time for bonding and enjoying the sites of the city for Edmonton’s M.E. LaZerte’s senior girl’s volleyball team. The Voyageurs were in Langley, B.C. to play in the 6th Annual TWU Spartan Senior Invitational Classic. But on Thursday night, after the team had taken in the sites of Vancouver’s Robson Street, they returned to their van to find it broken into and most of their possessions gone.
2006-10-01-Snider-at-Whitman
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WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Dean C. Snider, an associate professor of physical education and the winningest coach in the history of the Whitman College volleyball program, has been named Whitman athletics director, effective immediately.
2006-10-10-pr-CIS-Top-Ten
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OTTAWA (CIS) – An impressive shutout streak has propelled the University of Montreal Carabins to the top of the CIS men’s soccer charts for the first time in two years.
2006-10-17-pr-cis-top-ten
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OTTAWA (CIS) – The two top-ranked teams in both men’s and women’s soccer held on to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in this weeks top ten poll, while the TWU Spartans men's soccer team is back on the list at No. 10.
2006-10-24-TOP-TEN
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In men’s volleyball, the top spot goes to the defending national champion Spartans, who have improved from bronze to silver to gold at the CIS tournament the last three years. Trinity Western, which split a two-game pre-season series with No. 5 Winnipeg three weeks ago, kicks off conference play this weekend with a Friday-Saturday double-header at Saskatchewan.
2006-10-31-top-ten
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OTTAWA (CIS) – The four-time defending men’s national champion Carleton Ravens and the McMaster Marauders women’s team top the initial Canadian Interuniversity Sport basketball rankings of the 2006-07 season.
2006-10-31-preview-Nov3-4
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LANGLEY, British Columbia - The Spartans continue their Canada West season this weekend as they host the University of Regina on Friday night and the Brandon University Bobcats on Saturday. The Spartan men and women are looking to bounce back from a winless opening weekend.
2006-11-01-Globe Ranking
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TWU scored higher than any other Canadian university in the "Quality of Education" category of the Globe and Mail's University Report Card rankings, released yesterday. They received an "A+" in the category and were the only Canadian University in any size range (large, medium, small, or very small) to do so.
2006-11-05-CW-titles
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LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University men’s and women’s soccer teams are both headed to this years CIS National Championships after the two squads won respective Canada West Gold medals. The women defeated the University of British 1-0 in a tightly contested contest in Regina. The men came out flying and used a 3-0 first half lead to defeat the University of Calgary 4-1 this afternoon in Edmonton.
2006-11-14-CIS-Top-Ten-Tuesday
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In men’s volleyball, the No. 1 and reigning CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans (4-0) made quick work of Thompson Rivers sweeping a weekend doubleheader with 3-1 and 3-0 victories. Alberta (6-0) stays put at No. 3 while Dalhousie (4-0) leapfrogs past Winnipeg in this position.
2006-11-14-BB-Weekend-Preview
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The Spartans are home this weekend for a double-header with the Thompson Rivers University Wolf Pack on Friday and Saturday. Both TWU teams were in Alberta last weekend, and suffered losses to the Lethbridge Pronghorns and Calgary Dinos, and now both teams will be seeking to regain their winning ways as the Wolf Pack come to town.
2006-11-20-CW-AoW-Banman
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The captain of the Spartans led TWU (4-4) to two straight victories over the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack (0-8) this past weekend, scoring a combined 56 points, grabbing eight rebounds and adding eight steals.
2006-11-21-Top-Ten
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In men’s volleyball, the reigning national champion Spartans (4-0) also enjoyed a break from conference play and top the charts for the fifth time in as many weeks. The No. 2 Alberta Golden Bears (6-0) were off as well.
2006-11-22-weekend-preview-vb
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The Trinity Western University Spartans will welcome the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack women and the Winnipeg Wesmen men to their campus in Langley for a weekend double-header. Both matches are set to feature top-tier talent as three of the four teams involved carry a CIS top ten ranking.
2006-11-28-topten-tuesday
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OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Alberta Golden Bears are the new team to beat in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s volleyball. Ranked second in the first five national coaches polls of the campaign, the undefeated Bears (8-0) racked up two road wins against Saskatchewan last week and moved into the pole position following Trinity Western’s first loss of the 2006-07 regular season.
2006-12-06-CIS-FIBA
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OTTAWA (CIS / Canada Basketball) - The Canadian Interuniversity Sport Board of Directors have decided that men's basketball will begin the implementation of FIBA rules commencing in the 2007-08 season.
2007-01-09-vball-Manitoba-preview
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LANGLEY, British Columbia - The Trinity Western University Spartan Women (10-0) will welcome the #1 ranked University of Manitoba Bisons (8-1) to the David E. Enarson gymnasium this Friday and Saturday night for what will surely be the Spartans toughest test this season. The match-up promises to be a hard-hitting one as it features the top three hitters in the Canada West, Ashley Voth from the Bisons and TWU’s own Liz Spear and Dayna Jansen Van Doorn.
2007-01-10-pr-swr
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- Trinity Western University is proud to announce that Spartan Web Radio will begin broadcasting Men’s and Women’s home volleyball games from the David E. Enarson Gymnasium for the remainder of the 06-07 season.
2007-01-16-top-ten-tuesday
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OTTAWA (CIS) – For the first time in nine national coaches poll this season, the Manitoba Bisons are not the top-ranked team in CIS women’s volleyball. The Bisons drop two positions to No. 3 following a weekend during which the up-and-coming Trinity Western Spartans (11-1) gave them all they could handle and more. Manitoba barely edged No. 5 TWU in a five-set thriller in the series opener but was swept in three straight games 24 hours later.
2007-01-17-bb-preview
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Trinity Western University Spartans open a very important weekend of Canada West basketball action on Friday against University of Saskatchewan Huskies, then they suit up against the University of Alberta on Saturday. Both Spartan teams are hungry for wins, with the women currently sitting two points behind UCFV and the men tied with SFU for third in the Pacific division.
SPARTANS LOOK TO MAKE MARK AGAINST DINOS
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LANGLEY, British Columbia- The Trinity Western University Spartans will be looking to test themselves against the best as they host the University of Calgary Dinos this Friday and Saturday night. The Dinos women’s team will give the Spartans everything they can handle as they are currently tied for the top spot in the CIS, while the Calgary men’s team narrowly missed knocking off the men’s #1 Alberta last weekend.