First place finishes for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at TRU have drawn the attention of the Pacific Western Athletic Association.
Alanna Bekkering and Justin Wallace both received player of the year honours from the association.
Bekkering, in her fifth and final year with the WolfPack, had 13 goals in 14 matches and led the league in scoring. It is her second consecutive player of the year award.
Wallace, who returned to the WolfPack this season after playing the last two in the NCAA with the Simon Fraser University Clan, led the league in scoring also, netting 12 goals in 14 matches. He was the NCAA’s newcomer of the year in 2011 and the Pacific Western’s rookie of the year in 2010.
Tom McManus was named the association’s coach of the year for the third straight year. He led the women to an unbeaten record this season, with 12 victories and 2 draws.
In all-star voting, the WolfPack fared well on both the men’s and women’s teams.
Bekkering, Bronwyn Crawford and Marlie Rittinger were named first team all-stars, with Kelsey Martin and Laura Smylie receieving second team honours.
Wallace and Oriol Torres were first team all-stars for the men, with Ashley Raynes, Kyle Fertile and Travis Froehlich named to the second team.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams will head to Nanaimo this weekend for the Pacific Western Athletic Association playoffs.