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Diego Maffia, an Oak Bay Secondary Alum, led the Vikes men’s basketball team as they swept Thompson Rivers University on Jan. 27 and 28. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria Vikes)

Vikes men’s basketball retake the top spot nationally as season winds down

UVic’s sweep of Thompson Rivers helps vault them bank into the one-seed

 

UVic women’s basketball is holding a Shoot for the Cure game Saturday (Jan. 14.) at 5 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball raising funds for breast cancer research

U Sports Shoot for the Cure is looking to raise $100,000

 

Lynne Beecroft said she focused on connecting with the players one-on-one to get her message across during her coaching days. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria)

Full circle fairytale for UVic’s field hockey legend

Lynne Beecroft never imagined herself coaching. 39 years later, she’s won 15 nationals

 

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Dynastic duo earns fitting field hockey swansong

Lynne Beecroft started and ended her career as a coach with Mollenhauers on the team

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Sweet 15: B.C. coach ends generational run with another national field hockey title

UVic’s Lynne Beecroft retires on top while coaching daughter of player from her 1st championship

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
The University of Victoria’s field hockey team was awarded its fourth straight Canada West title after earning the best regular season record in 2022. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/ Gibi Saini)

Vikes field hockey owns Canada West title for fourth straight year

UVic will host the national championship from Nov. 3 to 7

The University of Victoria’s field hockey team was awarded its fourth straight Canada West title after earning the best regular season record in 2022. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/ Gibi Saini)
The University of Victoria’s women’s rugby team took home the silver medal after falling to UBC in the Canada West championship on Oct. 23. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/Don Voaklander)

UVic hosting women’s rugby national championships

Vikes are ranked sixth in the country coming off a Canada West silver medal

The University of Victoria’s women’s rugby team took home the silver medal after falling to UBC in the Canada West championship on Oct. 23. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/Don Voaklander)
Cheered on by members of the Vikes soccer team, Trinity Kettyls and the late Mackenzie Rigg start their 5.4 km loop in Gordon Head in 2020. (File photo courtesy Armando Tura)
Cheered on by members of the Vikes soccer team, Trinity Kettyls and the late Mackenzie Rigg start their 5.4 km loop in Gordon Head in 2020. (File photo courtesy Armando Tura)
The University of Victoria’s Mirai Hayashi takes a shot at the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Saanich. Vikes men’s and women’s golf teams earned two medal in team competition and two medals in individual competition at the 2022 Canada West Championship, Oct. 3 and 4. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Vikes men take gold, women win silver at Canada West Golf Championships in Saanich

Athletes from nine universities across Western Canada competed in teams, individually

The University of Victoria’s Mirai Hayashi takes a shot at the Cordova Bay Golf Course in Saanich. Vikes men’s and women’s golf teams earned two medal in team competition and two medals in individual competition at the 2022 Canada West Championship, Oct. 3 and 4. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the U SPORTS field hockey player of the week after the season’s second weekend of play. (Courtesy of UVic)
The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the U SPORTS field hockey player of the week after the season’s second weekend of play. (Courtesy of UVic)
The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)

Vikes field hockey player takes Canada West player of the week

Nora Struchtrup helped the University of Victoria open season with pair of wins

The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)
UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)

Vikes women’s soccer star Trinity Kettyls awarded UVic’s top student-athlete award

Vikes co-captain awarded President’s Cup during annual athletic awards ceremony

UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)
Larry Stefanek will leave his job as teacher and athletic director at Ballenas Secondary to become the head coach of the University of Victoria men’s soccer program. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville teacher becomes new head coach of UVic men’s soccer program

Ballenas educator Larry Stefanek succeeds longtime coach Bruce Wilson

Larry Stefanek will leave his job as teacher and athletic director at Ballenas Secondary to become the head coach of the University of Victoria men’s soccer program. (PQB News file photo)
Vaughn Taylor, right, placed fourth in the 600-metre race at the 2022 U Sports Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Barrett/U Sports)

UVic Vikes track runners, men’s basketball cap seasons at nationals

Runners miss podium but crack top-10s; hoopsters place sixth after opening loss

Vaughn Taylor, right, placed fourth in the 600-metre race at the 2022 U Sports Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Barrett/U Sports)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

No. 2-seed Vikes men’s basketball tip-off at nationals against Carleton

UVic faces a legendary Ravens program in their Final 8 Friday opener

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes track athletes chasing national gold starting Thursday

Seven University of Victoria runners to compete at U Sports Championships

UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
First-year Vikes swimmer and breaststroke specialist Sophie Tarrant competes at the U Sports Swimming Championships in Quebec City last weekend. Tarrant won bronze in the 200-metre final and set new school records in three different events. (Don Voaklander/courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic swimmers best 12 school records at first U Sports championship since pandemic

Sophie Tarrant takes bronze in 200-metre breaststroke at Quebec City meet

First-year Vikes swimmer and breaststroke specialist Sophie Tarrant competes at the U Sports Swimming Championships in Quebec City last weekend. Tarrant won bronze in the 200-metre final and set new school records in three different events. (Don Voaklander/courtesy of University of Victoria)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

UVic Vikes capture Canada West men’s basketball gold

Vikes win first regional crown since 2014-15 season, head to nationals April 1 to 3

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)

UVic mourns loss of popular alumnus

Former Vikes soccer captain Mackenzie Rigg dies from brain tumour at age 26

Mackenzie Rigg and Trinity Kettyls at Rigg’s University of Victoria convocation. Rigg died March 11 from a brain tumour. (Courtesy of Trinity Kettyls)
The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic Vikes raise $29,000 to fight cancer, smashing last year’s fundraiser record

Personal experiences inspire contributions to annual Shoot for the Cure

The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)
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