Durham College has been named host of the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s soccer national championship.
The event will be held at Vaso’s Field in Oshawa from Nov. 6 to 9, 2019. The Lords last hosted CCAA soccer nationals in 1999 when it was still a combined men’s and women’s event.
Durham College has hosted award-winning and highly regarded CCAA championships including men’s volleyball (1990 and 2003), women’s volleyball (1990), men’s soccer (1999), women’s soccer (1999), men’s and women’s golf (2001, 2002, 2012 and 2017) and men’s basketball (2011).
“We are very proud to be hosting our 15th CCAA national championship in our school history,” said Ken Babcock, director of athletics. “A highly committed host committee is dedicated to making this prestigious event memorable for all.”
Athletes will be competing at the newly-upgraded Vaso’s Field, which is scheduled to be complete in August 2018. The upgrade features on-site change rooms and the conversion from natural grass to a FIFA-certified sports field.
The eight-team tournament will feature conference champions from the Pacific Western Athletic Association, Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, OCAA, Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association as well as two wildcard teams and the host Lords.