It was an exciting weekend for CBU Athletics as the CAPERS Soccer Programs made AUS history on home turf. For the first time ever, both the Men’s and Women’s soccer teams from the same university have won the AUS Championship in back-to-back years.
The CAPERS Women’s team defeated StFX 1-0 on Sunday to secure their gold, with the Men’s team following with a thrilling 2-0 victory over UNB. Both teams are heading to Nationals, with the men looking to repeat as National champions.
“It has been an outstanding year for both the Men’s and Women’s CAPERS Soccer programs, and we are eager to see them perform on the national stage this weekend. With leaders like Deano Morley and Ness Timmons and the full force of CAPERS supporters behind them, we are confident that both teams are capable of bringing home national titles,” says CBU President, David C. Dingwall.
The CAPERS were heavily decorated with AUS awards this season as well, with Ciera Disipio and Peter Schaale taking home AUS Most Valuable Player titles for the Women’s and Men’s respectively. CBU forward/midfielder Erin Freeman was chosen by the coaches as the 2018 Atlantic University Sport rookie of the year for her freshman season. In addition, CAPERS athletes took home eight First Team All-Star Awards and four Second Team All-Star Awards.
Head Coach Deano Morley has been selected by his peers as the 2018 AUS Men’s Soccer Coach of the year for the consecutive season and the third time in his career.
The CAPERS Women’s team will face the Western University Mustangs on Thursday, November 8 at 11 am AST in Ottawa, Ontario. The CAPERS Men’s team will take on UQAM on Thursday, November 8 at 8 pm AST for their first game in Vancouver, BC.
“Both CAPERS Teams have exhibited real grit in achieving their success,” says President Dingwall.