Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 14 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS team outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

SMUS AA Soccer champions team photo
The Senior boys have been AA Provincial Champions twice in the last four years

SMUS is the AA powerhouse in soccer on Vancouver Island, and because the climate allows year-round play, one of the best places to develop as a player in Canada.

SMUS has Senior and Junior A teams for boys and girls which feature the older more experienced players. There are also developmental teams to build skill levels and ensure an all-inclusive environment.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of soccer at SMUS include:

  • Elite coaching from Nikki Kaufmann (former UVic varsity athlete and national champion) and Wesley Barrett (former UVic varsity athlete and national champion)
  • SMUS has four natural grass fields on campus
  • Tier 1 island league for supreme player development

Senior School Soccer

Players: Approximately 16 per team

Teams

  • Senior girls
  • Senior boys A
  • Senior boys B
  • Junior girls A
  • Junior girls B
  • Junior boys

Girls

Recent Highlights

  • Senior team placed 1st in the City (2015/16, 2014/15)
  • Senior team placed 1st on the Island (2015/16, 2014/15)
  • Senior team placed 3rd in the provincial champsionships (2015/16, 2014/15)

Play

  • Practices 3-4/wk
  • Games 2/wk (Senior)
  • Junior team: Fall Term
  • Senior team: competes in the UVic High School Tournament and ISA Tournament 
  • Senior team: Spring Term (tryouts at the end of February and training over Spring Break)

Boys

Recent Highlights

  • Senior team won the provincial championship (2016/17, 2014/15)
  • Senior team placed 1st in the City (2016/17, 2014/15, 2013/14)
  • Senior team placed 1st on the Island (2015/16, 2014/15)

Play

  • Practices 3/wk
  • Fall Term

Coaches

  • Nikki Kaufmann (Senior girls)
  • Wes Barrett and Jeff Taylor (Senior boys)
  • Michael St. Claire (Senior boys developmental)
  • Jeff Taylor (Junior boys)
  • Kimie Waneck & Jocelyn Gray (Junior girls)