The Seneca Sting will host the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship.
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) institution will host the event Nov. 11-14, 2020 in Toronto, ON.
“The CCAA’s top female soccer players will be treated to a great championship in Toronto,” said Marlene Ford, CCAA Women’s Soccer Convenor. “Seneca is a proud member of the CCAA and OCAA and with an experienced Host Committee, I have no doubt this will be an outstanding event for our student-athletes.”
The Sting has hosted nine CCAA National Championships, most recently Badminton in 2017 and Cross-Country Running in 2018. This is the first CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship to be hosted by Seneca, which presented CCAA Men’s Soccer Nationals in 1984 and 2009.
Seneca recently hosted the 2018 OCAA Women’s Soccer Championships and received accolades from athletes, coaches and spectators for the venue and delivery of the event.
“With a core of dedicated and experienced staff, combined with eager and capable volunteers, Seneca is eager to produce a positive student-athlete experience that showcases the talented women competing in the CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship,” said Linda Stapleton, Director of Sport and Recreation at Seneca.
The Sting is one of the most decorated athletic programs in the history of the OCAA, having won more than 490 medals since 1967. Seneca’s Women’s Soccer team were last crowned OCAA champions in 2014 and that fall, the Sting earned a bronze medal at the CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship in Medicine Hat, AB.
The eight-team tournament will feature conference champions from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), OCAA, Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) as well as two wildcard teams and host Seneca.
The 2019 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship will be hosted by Concordia University of Edmonton in Alberta from Nov. 6-9, 2019.