Durham College (DC) is pleased to share that it has been named host of the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s soccer national championship. Held at Vaso’s Field at the Oshawa campus Wednesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 9, 2019.
“It’s an exciting time for the school, the program and the players,” said head coach Dave Ashfield. “We got back to the national championship for the first time in 18 years last season and feel like we’re building a great, winning culture again at Durham. We want to show that to the nation and also show our top college players our newly renovated Vaso’s Field, which will be amongst the best facilities in the country.”
The upgrade to Vaso’s Field, which is scheduled to be completed in August, will feature on-site change rooms and the conversion from natural grass to a FIFA-certified sports field with artificial infill turf by AstroTurf Inc., making it the first in Canada with the new product. In addition, the current lighting system will be replaced with new energy efficient LED stadium lighting.
The eight-team tournament will feature conference champions from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), OCAA, Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) as well as two wildcard teams and the host Lords.
“We are very proud to be hosting our 15th CCAA national championship in our school history,” said Ken Babcock, director, Athletics, DC. “A highly committed host committee is dedicated to making this prestigious event memorable for all.”
For more information on the 2019 CCAA men’s soccer national championship, please visit the Durham Lords website.