Oliveri named CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

Oliveri named CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

Dominic Oliveri of the Algonquin Thunder has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

Oliveri was honoured this evening during the CCAA All-Canadian Banquet at the 2017 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship, hosted by Dalhousie Agricultural Campus and University of King’s College in Halifax, NS.

He guided the Thunder to a perfect 12-0 record and first-place finish in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) East Division. Algonquin outscored its competition 62-2 in the regular season and went on to defeat Humber 2-1 in the OCAA Championship final.

“Coach Oliveri has consistently improved the quality of his team year after year,” said Marlene Ford, CCAA Women’s Soccer Convenor. “The team dynamic and culture within the Thunder program is continually improving under Dominic.”

Higher academic goals have been set at Algonquin and Oliveri’s goal is to impact the lives of his student-athletes in a positive way by challenging them to learn valuable life lessons through the sport.

He hopes to make each player a more well-rounded individuals on and off the field to prepare them for life beyond their time at Algonquin.

Oliveri also coaches two teams at Ottawa South United and runs educational clinics for other coaches, and clubs.

CCAA Coach of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA National Championship Awards Banquet. 










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