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

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

Mariners at the break 2018

It’s an exciting time to be a Mariners fan. Our women’s volleyball team is playing at an elite level sitting at 10-0 and 8 points ahead of the second place, Douglas Royals, in the PACWEST. Another undefeated team going into the break is our tenacious women’s basketball team; with a combination of gritty defensive play … Continued

Mariners Profile: Turner Popoff

Mariners defenseman Turner Popoff isn’t trying to impress with his fancy stick handling skills or goal-scoring prowess. Instead, the fourth-year accounting major takes a far more blue-collar approach to the game he plays, relishing in the little things that hold a team together. With the team playing in their first BCIHL season, Popoff’s veteran leadership … Continued

Improvements planned for VIU athletics

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler It has been a phenomenal year for the Mariners athletic programs. The Mariners are a force to be reckoned with across all sports; the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Basketball teams are all provincial champions, many Mariners have received personal achievement awards in both the CCAA and … Continued

The end of another season for VIU Rugby

Above: VIU rugby team. 📷 Elijah Robinson By contributor Elijah Robinson Following a historic season of15-a-side rugby in the first semester, the VIU seven-a-side team has yet to slow down in preparation for next season. The VIU rugby club started the first semester of the year in confusion. With only two practices as a team, they began … Continued

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