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UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)

Vikes women’s soccer star Trinity Kettyls awarded UVic’s top student-athlete award

Vikes co-captain awarded President’s Cup during annual athletic awards ceremony

 

Larry Stefanek will leave his job as teacher and athletic director at Ballenas Secondary to become the head coach of the University of Victoria men’s soccer program. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville teacher becomes new head coach of UVic men’s soccer program

Ballenas educator Larry Stefanek succeeds longtime coach Bruce Wilson

 

Vaughn Taylor, right, placed fourth in the 600-metre race at the 2022 U Sports Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Barrett/U Sports)

UVic Vikes track runners, men’s basketball cap seasons at nationals

Runners miss podium but crack top-10s; hoopsters place sixth after opening loss

 

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

No. 2-seed Vikes men’s basketball tip-off at nationals against Carleton

UVic faces a legendary Ravens program in their Final 8 Friday opener

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes track athletes chasing national gold starting Thursday

Seven University of Victoria runners to compete at U Sports Championships

UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
First-year Vikes swimmer and breaststroke specialist Sophie Tarrant competes at the U Sports Swimming Championships in Quebec City last weekend. Tarrant won bronze in the 200-metre final and set new school records in three different events. (Don Voaklander/courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic swimmers best 12 school records at first U Sports championship since pandemic

Sophie Tarrant takes bronze in 200-metre breaststroke at Quebec City meet

First-year Vikes swimmer and breaststroke specialist Sophie Tarrant competes at the U Sports Swimming Championships in Quebec City last weekend. Tarrant won bronze in the 200-metre final and set new school records in three different events. (Don Voaklander/courtesy of University of Victoria)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

UVic Vikes capture Canada West men’s basketball gold

Vikes win first regional crown since 2014-15 season, head to nationals April 1 to 3

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)

UVic mourns loss of popular alumnus

Former Vikes soccer captain Mackenzie Rigg dies from brain tumour at age 26

Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)
The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic Vikes raise $29,000 to fight cancer, smashing last year’s fundraiser record

Personal experiences inspire contributions to annual Shoot for the Cure

The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)
The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball shooting for the cure Friday

5 p.m. Feb. 11 game at CARSA marks finale of fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society

The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vikes back Krista Scurfield (with ball), in action at the recent Alberta Sevens tournament in Edmonton, was named Canada West rugby sevens player of the week. (Photo by Don Voaklander/courtesy Vikes Athletics)

Victoria Vikes the team to beat early in Canada West women’s sevens rugby season

UVic back Krista Scurfield wins player of the week honours for efforts in Edmonton

Vikes back Krista Scurfield (with ball), in action at the recent Alberta Sevens tournament in Edmonton, was named Canada West rugby sevens player of the week. (Photo by Don Voaklander/courtesy Vikes Athletics)
Vikes field hockey player Anna Mollenhauer will play on the national women’s team at the Pan American Cup in Chile starting on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Current, former Vikes field hockey players competing for Canada at Pan American Cup

Mollenhauer, Leahy playing with national team in Santiago, Chile from Jan. 19 to 30

Vikes field hockey player Anna Mollenhauer will play on the national women’s team at the Pan American Cup in Chile starting on Jan. 19. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Bruce Wilson, longtime coach of the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team, is retiring after 34 years on the sidelines. (Photo courtesy of UVic Athletics and Recreation)

UVic coach retires after storied 34-year career with men’s soccer Vikes

Bruce Wilson followed a successful pro and national team career by taking the reins at UVic in 1987

Bruce Wilson, longtime coach of the UVic Vikes men’s soccer team, is retiring after 34 years on the sidelines. (Photo courtesy of UVic Athletics and Recreation)
Swimmers from UVic swim teams competed in Edmonton at the Canada West championships. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic teams finish third at Canada West swimming championships

Vikes swimmers set new personal records at Edmonton meet

Swimmers from UVic swim teams competed in Edmonton at the Canada West championships. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the University of Victoria Vikes celebrate a try in the Canadian men’s rugby national championship gold medal game Nov. 28 against UBC. The Thunderbirds won 39-7, but the Vikes’ streak of playing in every national final since 2017 remains intact. (Photo by Robin Kasem/Courtesy UVic)

UVic Vikes’ win streak ends at men’s rugby national championship

Vikes drop a 39-7 decision to UBC in gold medal game after two impressive victories

Members of the University of Victoria Vikes celebrate a try in the Canadian men’s rugby national championship gold medal game Nov. 28 against UBC. The Thunderbirds won 39-7, but the Vikes’ streak of playing in every national final since 2017 remains intact. (Photo by Robin Kasem/Courtesy UVic)
University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic cross country teams run for Canadian championship Saturday

Vikes’ men’s and women’s teams head to Quebec City for the U Sports season finale

University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
After recording only one win so far this season, the University of Victoria men’s rugby team will look to defend their national title in Kingston this week. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic men’s rugby looks to defend 2-year-old national title

Vikes open national championships against Dalhousie in Kingston on Wednesday afternoon

After recording only one win so far this season, the University of Victoria men’s rugby team will look to defend their national title in Kingston this week. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

Loss to Laval winds up men’s soccer season for UVic Vikes

Vikes go 1-2 at U Sports national championships in Ottawa

Action from the U Sports men’s soccer consolation final between the University of Victoria Vikes (in blue) and Laval Rouge et Or in Ottawa. The Vikes lost the match 3-0 Saturday (Nov. 20) to finish off their 2021 season. (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)
Ian Whibley (in blue) vies for the ball against a Montreal Carabins player during the Vikes men’s soccer team’s national championship quarterfinal match Nov. 18. The Vikes lost on penalty kicks. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes take Montreal to penalty kicks, lose in men’s national quarterfinal

Montreal scored on four of five shootout attempts to take the win over UVic

Ian Whibley (in blue) vies for the ball against a Montreal Carabins player during the Vikes men’s soccer team’s national championship quarterfinal match Nov. 18. The Vikes lost on penalty kicks. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
The UVic men’s soccer team plays its first match at the 2021 national championships on Nov. 18. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Vikes men’s soccer competes at nationals for first time since 2015 on Thursday

Quarterfinal match against the University of Montreal begins at 10:30 a.m. Victoria time

The UVic men’s soccer team plays its first match at the 2021 national championships on Nov. 18. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)