Trinity Western Spartans

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Trinity Western Spartans
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University Trinity Western University
Association U Sports
Conference Canada West
BCIHL
Athletic director Murray Hall
Location Langley, British Columbia
Varsity teams 11
Football stadium Rogers Field
Arena Langley Events Centre
Mascot Sparty
Nickname Spartans
Colours Blue
         
Website gospartans.ca

The Trinity Western Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. The university's teams are members of U Sports, and compete in the Canada West Universities Athletics Association, and where applicable, in the Pacific and Pioneers division.[1]

Since joining Canada West and U Sports in 1999, Spartans teams have captured nine U Sports team championships and 16 Canada West team championships. The Spartans women's soccer team has won five U Sports national championships, while the men's volleyball team has one three and the women's volleyball team has won one. The men's volleyball team has won eight U Sports medals, followed by the women's soccer team, who has six, the men's soccer team, who has four, the women's volleyball team, who has three, the women's track and field team, who has two, and the men's basketball and women's cross country teams, who each have one. The Spartans hockey team plays in the BCIHL and has advanced to the championship series once, in 2014, since coming under the TWU umbrella. The men's basketball team advanced to the Final 8 for the first and only time in 2011, finishing second.

The Spartans are known for their spirited fans, who have earned the title of "The Spartan Faithful."

Varsity Sports[edit]

Men's and women's teams compete in the following sports:

Results from U Sports Championships[edit]

Although TWU only joined U Sports in 1999, the Spartans have already made a notable impression. Their victories at the U Sports level include:

  • Women's Track and Field (1500m - Fiona Benson), 2015
  • Women's Track and Field (Long Jump - Claudette Allen), 2015
  • Women's Volleyball, 2015
  • Women's Track and Field (High Jump - Emma Nuttall), 2014
  • Women's Track and Field (1500m - Sarah Inglis), 2014
  • Women's Track and Field (Long Jump - Sabrina Nettey), 2014
  • Women's Track and Field (1000m - Fiona Benson), 2014
  • Women's Soccer, 2013
  • Women's Soccer, 2012
  • Men's Volleyball, 2012
  • Women's Track and Field (High Jump - Emma Nuttall), 2012
  • Men's Volleyball, 2011
  • Women's Soccer, 2009
  • Women's Soccer, 2008
  • Men's Volleyball, 2006
  • Women's Soccer, 2004
  • Women's Track and Field (60m - Laura Wilson), 2001

Canada West Team Championships[edit]

The Spartans have also done well at the regional level, in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association conference of U Sports:

  • Women's Track and Field, 2015
  • Women's Volleyball, 2015
  • Women's Track and Field, 2014
  • Women's Soccer, 2014
  • Women's Cross Country, 2014
  • Women's Cross Country, 2013
  • Men's Volleyball, 2012
  • Women's Soccer, 2012
  • Women's Soccer, 2011
  • Women's Soccer, 2009
  • Men's Volleyball, 2007
  • Men's Soccer, 2007
  • Women's Soccer, 2006
  • Men's Soccer, 2006
  • Men's Soccer, 2005
  • Women's Soccer, 2004

U Sports individual awards[edit]

The Spartans have also won several individual awards at the U Sports level:

  • 2015 Women's Track and Field Claudette Allen named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 Men's Volleyball Nick Del Bianco named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2014 Women's Soccer Jessica King named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2014 Men's Cross Country Mihai Prajea named Outstanding Student-Athlete Award
  • 2014 Women's Track and Field Sabrina Nettey named CIS Athlete of the Year (Field)
  • 2014 Men's Volleyball Adam Schriemer named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2014 Men's Volleyball Ben Josephson named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Ben Ball named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Ben Josephson named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Jarrod Offereins named CIS Libero of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Volleyball Rudy Verhoeff named CIS Outstanding Student-Athlete - Dale Iwanoczko Award
  • 2011 Women's Soccer Graham Roxburgh named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Women's Volleyball Ryan Hofer named CIS Coach of the Year
  • 2010 Women's Soccer Alicia Tesan named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2009 Men's Basketball Jacob Doerksen named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2009 Men's Soccer Paul Hamilton named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2008 Women's Soccer Nikki Wright named CIS Rookie of the Year
  • 2008 Women's Volleyball Saralyn Stel named CIS Outstanding Student-Athlete - Thérèse Quigley Award
  • 2007 Men's Soccer Nic Perugini named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2007 Men's Volleyball Josh Howatson named CIS Male Athlete of the Year - BLG Award
  • 2007 Men's Volleyball Josh Howatson named CIS Player of the Year
  • 2007 Men's Volleyball Josh Howatson named CIS Outstanding Student-Athlete - Dale Iwanoczko Award
  • 2006 Women's Volleyball Julie Blackburn named CIS Libero of the Year
  • 2006 Women's Volleyball Rhonda Schmuland named CIS Outstanding Student-Athlete - Thérèse Quigley Award
  • 2005 Men's Volleyball Ron Pike named CIS men's volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Men's Volleyball Chris Meehan named CIS Rookie of the Year

BCIHL Individual Awards[edit]

  • 2015 Men's Hockey Silas Matthys named BCIHL MVP
  • 2015 Men's Hockey Silas Matthys named BCIHL Goalie of the Year
  • 2015 Men's Hockey PJ Buys named BCIHL Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 Men's Hockey Barret Kropf named BCIHL Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Men's Hockey JP Villeneuve named BCIHL MVP
  • 2014 Men's Hockey JP Villeneuve named BCIHL Rookie of the Year
  • 2014 Men's Hockey Barret Kropf named BCIHL Coach of the Year
  • 2012 Men's Hockey Tim Zwiers named BCIHL Goalie of the Year
  • 2011 Men's Hockey John-Paul Chapman named BCIHL Goalie of the Year

Media[edit]

Spartan Canada West Universities Athletic Association games can be seen live on www.Canadawest.tv while British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League hockey games can be seen live on http://bcihl.fasthockey.com/.

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