The PACWEST soccer season kicks off on September 6th as the 2017 men's and women's regular season schedule is unveiled.
The defending champion Capilano Blues on the men’s side open the season on the road at Quest University. Meanwhile the women’s defending champion VIU Mariners open at home on September 9 when they host the Langara Falcons.
Kevin Lindo is the new head coach of the Mariners and inherits a team that will have a target on their backs immediately. ''It is an honour and privilege to lead this team into the 2017/18 season. I understand it's going to be extremely competitive and I know our players are very excited as we look at retaining the number one spot. Several senior players have moved on and I am enthusiastic to see veteran's step up and new players making an impact. Many people at VIU and the PACWEST have been extremely supportive and we're itching to get started!''
The 12-game schedule will conclude on Sunday October 22nd before the provincial championships which are hosted at Quest University beginning on October 27, 2017.
The PACWEST champs will then head to the CCAA National tournament to compete for the national title. The men will stay close to home as the tournament is hosted at VIU, while the women will head to Halifax.