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Sheridan Bruins Claim National Championship

November 17, 2014

In a nail-biting game on home soil, the Sheridan men’s soccer team claimed gold in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) tournament on November 8.

The back and forth battle with the Vancouver Island University Mariners saw the Bruins emerge victorious, winning a penalty shootout 6-5 to take the game 5-4. The win marked the first national championship in the history of Sheridan’s soccer program.

The CCAA tournament, hosted by Sheridan at the Trafalgar Campus’ fully-equipped outdoor sports facility built in 2012, drew record crowds. Hundreds of fans from the Sheridan community and beyond turned out for the final game, including many alumni as well as the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Head Coach, Benito Floro.

The victory was particularly sweet for Bruins Head Coach, Andrew Seuradge (Correctional Worker, 2004). “From the beginning of this tournament, we knew it was going to be tough but the boys kept digging and digging. When you ask your players to play hard for you and they do, what more could you ask for?”

It was the culmination of a magical week for the Bruins who kicked off the tournament on November 4 with a banquet featuring MC Carly Agro, Host and Reporter with Sportsnet. The 2009 Journalism New Media grad urged the Sheridan team to “savour the moment,” and focus on their success in making the finals.

Sheridan varsity athletes have channelled their determination into success both on and off the field after graduation. Among the many accomplished former Bruins: Bill Paul (Business, 1981),Tournament Director, Canadian Open Golf Championship; Blair Webster (Business Administration-Marketing, 1989), the Executive Director of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, and Gerry Auger (Business Administration-Corporate, 1982), multiple award-winning restaurant franchise owner and community leader in Guelph.