College sports

VIU Mariners player Jade Dillabough vies for the ball during a game against the Capilano Blues on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Merle Logan Field. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Double the fun as VIU Mariners soccer teams open season at the exact same time

M’s women defeat Capilano Blues 4-2, men tie 2-2

 

Kevin Lindo will coach Vancouver Island University’s men’s soccer team after coaching the women’s team since 2017. (Photo submitted)

VIU soccer coach moves from women’s team to men’s team

Kevin Lindo named next coach of Mariners men

 

Jane Lytvynenko was the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year, PacWest Player of the Year and MVP of nationals as she led the VIU Mariners to the CCAA championship. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

‘Grateful’ Ukrainian volleyball player named VIU’s female athlete of the year

Vancouver Island University’s athletics department holds annual awards banquet

 

VIU Mariners teammates have some fun in left field during a pop-up drill at practice last week at Mariner Field. The team starts the CCBC regular season this Saturday, April 2, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Opening day almost here for Nanaimo’s VIU Mariners baseball club

Team hosts Victoria Golden Tide for doubleheader Saturday, April 2, at Serauxmen Stadium

VIU Mariners teammates have some fun in left field during a pop-up drill at practice last week at Mariner Field. The team starts the CCBC regular season this Saturday, April 2, at Serauxmen Stadium. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

VIU Mariners win fourth-straight national volleyball championship

VIU defeated Douglas Royals in CCAA gold-medal match in P.E.I. this past weekend

The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
VIU Mariners player C.J. Buckley puts up a jump shot during a PacWest regular-season game last month at the Vancouver Island University gym. (News Bulletin file photo)

Basketball nationals about to tip off at long last for VIU Mariners

VIU hosting Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s b-ball championships March 25-27

VIU Mariners player C.J. Buckley puts up a jump shot during a PacWest regular-season game last month at the Vancouver Island University gym. (News Bulletin file photo)
VIU Mariners player Cameron Gay assesses his options on the court during the gold-medal game Saturday, March 5, against the Capilano Blues at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships in Abbotsford. (Gibi Saini/PacWest photo)

VIU Mariners men’s basketball team wins B.C. championship

M’s defeat Capilano Blues 81-78 in gold-medal game

VIU Mariners player Cameron Gay assesses his options on the court during the gold-medal game Saturday, March 5, against the Capilano Blues at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships in Abbotsford. (Gibi Saini/PacWest photo)
The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team celebrates victory during Saturday’s gold medal match at the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) tournament in Abbotsford. The Chargers came from behind to beat the VIU Mariners and earn a spot in the national championship tournament in March in Quebec City. (flickr/CBC Bearcats)

Golden performance sends Camosun Chargers to national men’s volleyball championships

Women’s Chargers spiked in PACWEST semifinal, but rebound to win bronze

The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team celebrates victory during Saturday’s gold medal match at the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) tournament in Abbotsford. The Chargers came from behind to beat the VIU Mariners and earn a spot in the national championship tournament in March in Quebec City. (flickr/CBC Bearcats)
VIU Mariners player Ranika Guyton drives to the basket against the Camosun Chargers during PacWest action Feb. 24 at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU basketball program goes unbeaten in regular season

Mariners favoured heading into provincials on both men’s and women’s sides

VIU Mariners player Ranika Guyton drives to the basket against the Camosun Chargers during PacWest action Feb. 24 at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Douglas Royals player Mason Cumming, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Cameron Gay during Saturday’s PacWest game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU basketball teams stay unbeaten with one game to go

Mariners men and women sweep Douglas Royals in PacWest play

Douglas Royals player Mason Cumming, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Cameron Gay during Saturday’s PacWest game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Akoi Yuot slam-dunks the basketball during a game against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats in PacWest action at the Vancouver Island University gym on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Unbeaten VIU basketball teams soar to more wins

Mariners men’s and women’s team atop PacWest with 14-0 records

VIU Mariners player Akoi Yuot slam-dunks the basketball during a game against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats in PacWest action at the Vancouver Island University gym on Saturday, Feb. 5. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Rylan Van Kootan goes for a kill against the Capilano Blues during PacWest play Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Vancouver Island University gymnasium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Rylan Van Kootan goes for a kill against the Capilano Blues during PacWest play Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Vancouver Island University gymnasium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The VIU Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams competed at PacWest provincials in Coquitlam this past weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

VIU Mariners men take silver at soccer provincials

Men fall to Douglas in gold-medal match, M’s women defeated in semifinals

The VIU Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams competed at PacWest provincials in Coquitlam this past weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIU men’s soccer team, ranked No. 1 in the nation, wins two more matches

Mariners defeat both Douglas Royals and Capilano Blues by 3-2 scores

VIU Mariners player Hector Valdez keeps the ball away from a Douglas Royals opponent during a PacWest match Saturday, Sept. 25, at Merle Logan Field. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in NCAA’s Power 5 football conference

Soccer goalie joined gridiron team after kicker shortage due to COVID-19

Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

The Pacwest announced that all winter sports competition has been cancelled.
VIU grads are sticking around the sidelines as part of a CCAA apprentice coaching program. The three VIU Mariners alumni participating this year include Andrea Cankovic, left, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta. (Vancouver Island University photo)

VIU grads giving back as apprentice coaches

Andrea Cankovic, Emma Platner, Nicole Foglietta participate in CCAA program

VIU grads are sticking around the sidelines as part of a CCAA apprentice coaching program. The three VIU Mariners alumni participating this year include Andrea Cankovic, left, Emma Platner and Nicole Foglietta. (Vancouver Island University photo)
Oceanside Sharks Junior B player Tanner Allan will be joining the University of Lourdes Gray Wolves field lacrosse team in Ohio. — Michael Briones photo

Mid-Island lacrosse player recruited by Ohio’s Lourdes University

Qualicum’s Tanner Allan set to suit up for Gray Wolves

Oceanside Sharks Junior B player Tanner Allan will be joining the University of Lourdes Gray Wolves field lacrosse team in Ohio. — Michael Briones photo
VIU basketball player Tyus Barfoot and volleyball player Karoline Tormena won VIU Athlete of the Year at a virtual awards ceremony released via video on Tuesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photos)

VIU celebrates its sports standouts with virtual awards ceremony

Basketball player Barfoot and volleyball player Tormena win VIU Athlete of the Year honours

VIU basketball player Tyus Barfoot and volleyball player Karoline Tormena won VIU Athlete of the Year at a virtual awards ceremony released via video on Tuesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photos)