Varsity Blues call on defence to sink Lakers in men’s soccer

On a day when the Men’s Varsity Blues soccer team struggled to break down a stubborn Nipissing Lakers, their backline came up with clinical plays in a 3-0 victory at Varsity Stadium. Defenders Nikola Stakic and John Bowyer both highlighted on the scoresheet, sandwiching a captain’s goal by Lukas MacNaughton. The decisive goal arrived in […]

Charron has bold plans for 7-a-side soccer

Sam Charron has great expectations for both the future of his team and himself in Paralympic 7-a-side soccer. Since winning MVP of an international tournament in Barcelona, Spain back in 2012, at the age of just 14, the Ottawa native has carried himself with a certain level of confidence and composure not often seen within athletes […]

Greek football rivalries kick into high gear in Toronto’s Greektown

Zissis Katsoulis is a diehard soccer fan. He had no choice. “When I was at home … I could hear when they scored,” he said. Back in Greece, Katsoulis grew up near the Panathinaikos stadium. “When we would go to the games, you could feel it.” Now living in Canada, Katsoulis follows his favourite time in the Panathinaikos fan club location at Pape and Floyd, in East York. “This … is the heart of Panathinaikos in Toronto,” he said, “17 years we’ve been in this place.”

Ottawa’s Arielle Kabangu finds her soccer home at Saint Leo

ST. LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University star forward Arielle Kabangu speaks three languages: French, English, and soccer. Affectionately called “Gu” by her coaches and teammates, the five-foot-10 junior has been the team’s top scorer since moving there from Ottawa in 2013. Overwhelmed with attention from college recruiters as a high school student, the now 20-year-old […]

Saint Leo’s Gen Gignac determined to push game to next level

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Gen Gignac is ready to do even more work for Saint Leo University. The 20-year-old midfielder will be called upon to take charge for the Lions next season, as first-team All-Sunshine State Conference midfielder Saffron Jordan has returned to England’s Blackburn Ladies.