Last season could be considered a breakthrough, but the Lethbridge College Kodiaks soccer teams feel the 2019 season might be even better. In 2018, both the women’s and men’s teams played in ACAC medal games in the same season for the first time in program history, with the women’s squad earning a bronze medal. Both teams return the core of those squads and are supplemented by impressive recruiting classes that have the coaching staff optimistic that this could be the year of the Kodiaks.
Even by the Kodiaks cross country program’s own lofty standards, the 2018 season was one to remember. Heading into a new ACAC season, the most successful athletics program in Lethbridge College history hopes to once again reach those same heights.
A long-time assistant coach and Kodiaks alumnus will take on elevated responsibilities with Lethbridge College’s soccer and futsal teams. Mark Pries will join Sean Carey as co-head coaches of both the men’s and women’s Kodiaks teams for the 2019-20 seasons.
You can help shape the second class of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Hall of Fame. Anyone is welcome to nominate the past athletes, coaches, teams and builders who have left their mark on Kodiaks Athletics at any point in the past 60+ years. Nominations are open from now until June 30.
Combining the highest levels of both athletics and academics, six members of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks have been named CCAA Academic All-Canadians. The CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, it epitomizes a commitment to academic success and athletic achievement.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks will host a conference volleyball championship for the first time in program history. The 2019-20 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship was awarded to Lethbridge College at the ACAC’s spring meeting in Edmonton on Wednesday.
One of the most dominant athletes to ever don Lethbridge College Kodiaks colours has earned her way to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Hall of Fame. Laurie Hockridge, a women’s basketball star from 1987 to 1990, will be inducted in the athlete category at a ceremony on June 11 in Calgary.
Two Kodiaks who have etched their names in ACAC history have earned top student-athlete honours for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks. Cross country national champion Sophia Nowicki earned the award on the women’s side, while ACAC men’s basketball record holder Michael Clemons was the men’s recipient at the 2019 KODIs on Thursday evening.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks are planning to transform Spikeball from popular backyard party game to the next prime-time collegiate sport. Kodiaks athletics manager Todd Caughlin has officially unveiled plans to add Spikeball as the seventh Kodiaks sport, set for launch in the 2019-20 season.
Lethbridge’s longest on-going road race is getting a makeover for 2019. The 46th annual Kodiaks 10/4 Road Race takes place on Saturday, April 6. This year’s event features a new river bottom course layout that will begin and end at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.