CAPERS take top AUS awards

The Cape Breton University CAPERS Men’s and Women’s soccer programs can add some new awards to their growing list of proud accomplishments.

Today it was announced that four members of the program have taken home top AUS honours and several more were named to the First and Second Team All-Stars listing.

Men’s Soccer

Coach of the Year: Deano Morley, Cape Breton

Rookie of the Year: Charlie Waters, Cape Breton

Women’s Soccer

Coach of the Year: Ness Timmons, Cape Breton

Most Valuable Player: Ciera Disipio, Cape Breton

Men’s First Team All-Stars:

Defender – Peter Schaale
Midfield – Cory Bent
Midfield – Marcus Campanile
Midfield – Charlie Waters


Women’s First Team All-Stars:

Defender – Robyn Novorolsky
Midfield – Ciera Disipio
Midfield – Tamara Brown
Striker – Keona Simmonds

Men’s Second Team All-Stars:

Keeper – Ben Jackson
Defender – Daniel Pritchard
Striker – Stuart Heath

Women’s Second Team All-Stars:

Defender – Becky Hanna
Midfield – Alyssa Armstrong

The Cape Breton University CAPERS Men’s and Women’s soccer programs are currently undefeated and gearing up for the 2017 Subway AUS CHAmpionships taking place from November 2-5, at the CBU field.

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Ciera Disipio, Cape Breton University

Ciera Disipio, a third-year midfielder with the Cape Breton Capers, is the 2017 AUS women’s soccer most valuable player.

A community studies student from Ottawa, Ont., Disipio led the Capers to an undefeated 11-0-1 regular season record.

She finished first in the conference and fourth in the nation in points this season with 17, scoring 11 goals and adding six assists. She also led the league in game-winning goals, with four.

In her third year of eligibility, Disipio has accumulated 20 career regular season goals, and 33 points. She was named AUS rookie of the year in her inaugural season with Capers in 2015.

She has also been named an AUS first team all-star today for the first time in her career.

Disipio is the fifth player from a Capers squad to be named the conference’s most valuable player. Previous CBU winners have included Karolyne Blain (2013 and 2014), Kristina Weatherbie (2007), Natalie Cullen (2003), and Sarah Drake (2002).


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Charlie Waters, Cape Breton University Capers

Cape Breton Capers striker Charlie Waters has been chosen by the coaches as the 2017 Atlantic University Sport rookie of the year.

A community studies student from Lancashire, England, Waters led the U SPORTS no. 1-ranked Capers in goals this season with eight and in points with 12.

The freshman forward helped lead the Cape Breton squad to an undefeated 11-0-1 regular season record, a first-place finish in the AUS standings and a first-round playoff bye through to the semi-final round of this weekend’s championship.

Waters becomes the fourth player from the Capers to be named AUS rookie of the year. Current teammate Joel Eckert-Ayenza earned the honour most recently for Cape Breton in his inaugural season in 2015. Former Capers standouts Ian Greedy and Paul Hamilton won the award in 2010 and 2006, respectively.

Waters now becomes the AUS nominee for the Lou Bilek Award for U SPORTS rookie of the year.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Deano Morley, Cape Breton Capers

Head coach Deano Morley of the U SPORTS no. 1-ranked Cape Breton Capers has been selected by his peers as the 2017 AUS men’s soccer coach of the year for the second time in his career.

Earning this award in his fourth season at the helm of the Capers program, Morley led his squad to an undefeated 11-0-1 regular season record, a first-place finish in the AUS standings and a first-round playoffs bye through to Friday’s championship semifinals.

Morley’s defending AUS champion Cape Breton squad allowed just six goals against all season for a goals against average of 0.50 per game—the best in U SPORTS.

The Capers scored an AUS-leading 32 goals in 12 games this season. They led the conference in shots (200), shots per game (16.7), shots on goal (115) and assists (19).

They also managed a league-leading seven shutouts.

Morley has led the Capers to the AUS postseason in each of his four seasons as head coach.  

Prior to being appointed head coach, he served as an assistant coach from 2007 to 2013. Before joining the coaching staff, he was a student-athlete with the Capers program from 2004 to 2006.

A native of Nottingham, England, Morley has served on the Capers coaching staff for all four of their AUS championship wins and both CIS (now U SPORTS) medal wins (silver and bronze) at the national level.

Last season, he guided the Cape Breton team to an AUS championship win and an appearance at the national semifinals.

He now becomes the Atlantic conference nominee for the U SPORTS coach of the year award.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Ness Timmons, Cape Breton University

Cape Breton Capers head coach Ness Timmons has been chosen by his peers as the 2017 AUS coach of the year.

This marks the seventh time coach Timmons has been selected as the conference’s top coach in his 22 seasons at the helm of the Capers program. He has previously taken home the honour in 2013, 2012, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000.

This year, he guided the Capers to an undefeated 11-0-1 regular season record and first-place in the AUS standings. With this, they secured a first-round bye to Friday’s semifinals.

Timmons’ squad led the country in goals with 50, and goals per game with an average of 4.17.

With just four goals against this regular season, they recorded a goals against average of 0.33—good for best in the conference and third best in the nation.

Under Timmons’ leadership, the Capers have claimed eight of the past 14 AUS championship titles and were national champions in 2007.

Timmons now becomes the AUS nominee for the U SPORTS coach of the year award. He previously received the national honour in both 2012 and 2000.