CALGARY, AB (Oct. 25, 2018) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce that NAIT Ooks women's soccer coach Carole Holt has been selected as the 2018 ACAC North Division Coach of the Year. The Ooks finished the regular season with a 10-0-0 record, good enough for 1st place tie in the ACAC North division. NAIT finished 1st in the ACAC in goals (59), tied for 1st in the ACAC for fewest goals against (3) and had the 2nd most shots on goal (220). This is Carole's 2nd consecutive ACAC North Coach of the Year award.
Carole began coaching in 1994 and has worked extensively with elite junior and senior players aged 15-25 years. She also has previous coaching experience at the collegiate and university level with the Concordia University College Thunder (1994-95) and as an assistant coach with University of Alberta Pandas (1996 & 2006-09).
Carole holds a National B License Award with the Canadian Soccer Association and has been involved with soccer both as a coach and player in Alberta, Ontario and England for over 25 years. As a player, Carole represented Alberta at various levels (U16, U18, U23) and was identified as a player for the Canadian Women's Soccer Team in 1995. She played for the Grant MacEwan Griffins (1994) and the University of Alberta Pandas (1997-99), winning CIS gold in 1997 and CIS Silver in 2000. She also played for the Edmonton Angels Soccer Club (Alberta Major Soccer League) for 10 years, winning the Jubilee Shield (Club National Championship) in 1995, 1999 and 2000.
NAIT Athletics Director John Bower had this to say about his women's soccer head coach: "Carole Holt has helped to build a women's soccer powerhouse at NAIT and she is much deserving of her second consecutive nomination as ACAC North Division coach of the year. Carole and her staff are dedicated to the global development of our student-athletes that has translated into excellence both in the classroom and on the pitch." Carole leads her NAIT Ooks this weekend at the 2018 ACAC women's soccer championship hosted at SAIT. The Ooks earned a bye to Saturday's first semi-final where they will face the winner of the quarter-final match between the Red Deer Queens and the Concordia Thunder. Complete schedule and results can be found on the ACAC website.
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada. For more information on the ACAC, please visit our website: www.acac.ab.ca
For additional information, contact:
Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
John Bower, NAIT
Twitter: @acac_sport / #ACACsoccer2018