This past weekend, our Irish Wrestlers took part in the BC High School Wrestling Championships at the Langley Events Center. The Fighting Irish had "the best tournament our coaches have ever seen" with 9 podium finishes, including Heath Yee Fung's epic climb to the finals where he was narrowly defeated by the 3 time defending Champion. The Irish finished 5th overall in provincial team standings and our very own Coach Mr. Mike Roselli was featured on Global News previewing the event!
The athletic program at Vancouver College is very strong throughout the school, nurturing both the elite athlete and enthusiastic participant through extramural sports. We offer a broad range of sports and have earned a reputation for excellence in football, basketball, track and field, and rowing as well as placed high in badminton, tennis, and wrestling competitions.
Our coaches work hard to create an environment that supports and encourages high achievement in athletics and academic work within our Catholic faith community. The Athletic Department encourages students to participate in Vancouver College's various sports offerings. We strive to provide our student athletes with the resources necessary to compete to the full extent of their ability and to enjoy each aspect of their experience.
Our Elementary School Students are also encouraged to compete in various sports at the Elementary School Level.
In addition, we have Athletic Clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee. Although categorized as recreational sports, students on these clubs represent Vancouver College and participate in competitions.
Vancouver College strives for excellence in its Athletic Programs, providing opportunities for individual and for teams to achieve at a level consistent with their God-given gifts. An underlying philosophy of the athletic program is a desire that programs be developed and maintained in order to provide opportunities for all youth to develop ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play. To achieve this goal, it is the expectation that student athletes, coaches, and parents adhere to the Vancouver College Athletic Policy.
Our student-athletes are great ambassadors for our school. Those who qualify apply to become members of the Lettermen Association. This is open to students in Grades 10 - 12 who have competed for Vancouver College in their chosen sport(s). They provide service for the Vancouver College community at Mothers' Christmas Tea, Finnegan Ball, Open House, parent nights, as well as represent the school at alumni events.
Mr. Scott Vass
High Performance Coordinator
Over the weekend, our Grade 8 basketball team beat St. Pat's 48-45 in the finals of the Grade 8 Vancouver Independent School Championships!
The team was led with great performances from Aidan Lear, Finn Teasdale, Roko Maric and Vince Velasquez, with Aidan Lear being our league All-Star. They move on to the Grade 8 Provincials taking place Feb. 27th-29th in Abbotsford.
Congrats to our Ski/Snowboard Team who have qualified for Provincials at Panorama Mountain in BC’s snowy interior! The VC Provincial's Team is as follows:
Snowboard - Timothy Choi - 12, Evan Bannigan - 12, Santi Vargas-Narango - 12, Matthew Moreau -10, Kachlan Uy - 11, and Ben DeMuy -11.
Ski - Jack MacDonald - 12, Ambrose Deck Stang - 10, Cameron MacDonald - 9, Kai Koyama-Wong - 11, Joshua MacDonald -12, and Eric Kavelaars -12
Special shout-outs go to Jack MacDonald for winning the ski race and Tim Choi for winning the Snowboard race! The team leaves March 1st for Provincials, good luck Irish!
After a delay due to snow, we wrapped up the Saints Series last week at VC!
Grade 8 - Loss - 54-56
Grade 9 - Win - 65-42
JV - Win - 79-57
Varsity B - Win - 59-52
Varsity - Win - 76-66 - With the win, our Varsity team secured the #1 Independent Seed in the Vancouver Sea to Sky 4A category!
We are proud to share that 6 of our graduating football players have accepted scholarships to the following universities to continue as student-athletes!
Congratulations to Jason Soriano, Keijaun Johnson, Daesaun Johnson who are heading to UBC, Matt Hoag & Colin Dolynski heading to the University of Toronto, and Simon Smith who is going to the University of Western Ontario.
The Irish Wrestling Team competed in the Zone Championship at Argyle Secondary this past Friday. The medal haul was impressive with 21 Medals including 7 Golds in 16 weight classes.
The final team score was first place VC, winning it's 5th straight zone title, with 266 points. Second place Notre Dame earned 64 points. VC is sending a record 31 wrestlers to the BC Championships next weekend at the Langley Events Center!
Congratulations to Luca Khayam, who finished FIRST in the U17 Men’s 2k at the Saint George's Beat the Beast this past weekend!
The Grade 7 Basketball team traveled to Abbotsford last week to participate in the WA Fraser Middle School Tournament. The Irish fell just short in the championship game and finished 2nd in the tournament after a hard-fought battle in the finals that went into overtime. Congratulations to Lucas G, who was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Tournament.