VIU Mariners Land New Deal with Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group

VIU announced that the VIU Mariners have become official partners with Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports. On October 8, following the PACWEST court sport season openers, the Vancouver Island University Athletics and Recreation announced their official partnership with Adidas and Kahunaverse Sports Group. Kahunaverse Sports is now the official T-shirt, sports apparel, and uniform supplier for … Continued

The scoop on lacrosse at VIU

VIU values, celebrates, and supports Indigenous culture. Despite this focus, lacrosse—Canada’s national sport, rooted in Indigenous history—has never found a home underneath the Mariners crest. Jesse Kemp, the Career and Work Integrated Learning Coordinator at VIU and an avid lacrosse player, wants to be the driving force behind a team’s creation. Lacrosse has changed dramatically … Continued

Women’s volleyball team makes CCAA history

This season, the VIU Mariners women’s volleyball team became the first team in CCAA history to win back-to-back National Championships. This was their third National title in four years. “It feels amazing,” Head Coach Shane Hyde said. “It’s awesome to be the first team to win back-to-back National Championships. We knew our team was good, … Continued

VIU Mariners season recap

This season has been one of the most successful in recent memory for the VIU Mariners across the board. Our women’s volleyball team defeated the King’s College Blue Devils 3-0 to win gold in the CCAA National Championship 3-0, becoming the first team to defend their championship title and the first to win back-to-back. The … Continued

Coach’s corner

How long have you been Head Coach of the Mariners Men’s Volleyball team, and how did you get the position? This is my ninth year as head coach of the Men’s program. Chris Densmore was the head coach at the time, and he asked me to help out as a team physician. As an athlete … Continued

Q/A: with Emma Platner

Playing in her final season at VIU guard Emma Platner has a lot to be proud of. Throughout her five-year career, coaches and teammates have relied on her leadership both on and off the court. She took time to chat with the Nav about the team’s preparation for the upcoming provincials, and personal takeaways from … Continued

Brett Witala Q/A

First-year Mariner Brett Witala has impressed many Mariners fans this year with his fancy stick handling skills and goal-scoring prowess. The Kelowna native has not only taken to life on the ice, collecting over 11 goals and 14 assists this season, but he’s also clicked with campus and Island life. He took time to discuss … Continued

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