BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER Sand Secondary Grade 12 student Alex Tivy

Athletics and academics

Kwantlen men's soccer team hosts high school students.

Almost 30 high school students from across Metro Vancouver spent a day learning about academics and athletics at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The Kwantlen Eagles men’s soccer staged their first Open House event prior to Christmas, and 22 Grade 12 and seven Grade 11 students participated. Athletes were from Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Delta and Surrey

The day began at the Surrey campus, with overviews of the Athletics department, the Office of New Student Programs, Student Awards and Financial Assistance, the Learning Centre and Peer Coaching. Several current student-athletes spoke of their experiences at the university.

The afternoon session was at Newton Athletic Park, where Eagles head coach Ajit Braich and his staff conducted a practice following by a scrimmage.

“This created a great opportunity us to work with local area clubs and schools in the recruitment process,” said Braich. “The standard and talent of the athletes’ skills during the on-field session was very pleasing to the entire Eagles coaching staff.”

The Eagles finished last season in second place in Group A of the Pac West league standings with a 4-3-5 (won-lost-tied) record. They were eliminated from the playoffs in the quarterfinal round.

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