Olympic medalist Erin McLeod to speak at ACAC Women’s Soccer Championship
10/23/2012... Edmonton, AB - MacEwan University Griffins are proud to announce Olympic bronze medalist Erin McLeod as their guest speaker for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women’s soccer championship awards banquet. The banquet will take place Thursday, October 25 at 6:00pm at MacEwan University and features the top six women’s soccer teams from across the province of Alberta.
“This is the first time the ACAC has moved to a pre-tournament banquet and MacEwan University is honoured to be hosting a memorable night dedicated to the competing young women,” commented Ken Schildroth, Director of Athletics. “With the growth and success of women’s soccer across the country and here in Edmonton, it was only fitting to ask Erin to be a part of this special evening. Erin is a wonderful ambassador for the women’s soccer community and we are thrilled she was available and look forward to her sharing her experiences and starting off our championship event.”
The St. Albert, Alberta native, and keeper for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team, has a special connection to the Griffins women’s soccer program, as she was previously coached as a youth player by current head coach, Ernie Cavaliere. Concluding his 13th season on the sidelines of the maroon and white, Cavaliere will lead his Griffins team into their first round match-up versus the Red Deer Queens Friday at 2:20pm. Last season, the teams also matched up in the first round, with the Queens pulling off a 1-0 upset.
The tournament is set to kick off on Friday, October 26 and play through until Sunday, October 28 at JP Bowl in Edmonton with all games taking place at 12:00 and 2:20pm daily. Participating teams for the ACAC women’s soccer championships include the top ranked Concordia Thunder and Medicine Hat Rattlers, as well as the NAIT Ooks, Red Deer Queens, SAIT Trojans and host MacEwan University Griffins.
Teams will vie for the conference championship title, while the top two finishers will represent Alberta at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.