Cilia van Nierop of the UVic Vikes

Cilia van Nierop of the UVic Vikes

Vikes earn honours, head to field hockey nationals

The UVic Vikes end the regular season with distinguished Canada West women’s field hockey awards

The UVic Vikes end the regular season with distinguished Canada West women’s field hockey awards, including Lynne Beecroft getting named Canada West Coach of the Year.

In her 33rd year with the team, Beecroft led the Vikes to a 4-2-2 record, with both losses coming by one goal to the perennially strong UBC Thunderbirds.

The Vikes now head to the University of Toronto for the field hockey national championships, Nov. 3 to 6

Also picking up major honours were UVic’s Emily Wong as the Canada West Rookie of the Year and Annie Walters-Shumka as the Outstanding Contributor. Five Vikes made the Canada West 2016 all-star team, Rosie Beale (defence), Amanda Kurianowicz (forward), Kathleen Leahy (mid/defence), Kristina Walters-Shumka (defence) and Lizzie Yates (defence).