Silver For St. Clair At Indoor Soccer Championships

The St. Clair College men's and women's team are coming back home with medals from the OCAA Indoor Soccer Championships in Ancaster.

Both teams won silver medals — it's the second in a row for the men's side.

The women's team went 3-0-1 in round robin play on Thursday and Friday before an overtime win against the Seneca Sting through a goal from Cassie Nicholas saw the Saints move on to the gold medal game.

The championship game was a rematch against the Humber Hawks from the day before where the two teams drew 0-0. The Hawks would score the game's only goal to win it all, handing the Saints silver.


The St. Clair College women's indoor soccer team wins silver at the 2017 OCAA Indoor Soccer Championship. (Photo courtesy St. Clair College)

On the men's side, the Saints overcame a slow start to win their final two round robin games. Woodslee's Mitchell Hunter would get the only goal the Saints needed to top the Humber Hawks to secure a spot in the final. The Saints would lose by the same scoreline to the George Brown Huskies in the final, walking away with silver.

Alexandria Samping from Windsor and Nina Civitarese from LaSalle were named Championship All-Stars on the women's side while in the men's division, Martin Nyul and Windsor's Shane Beaton made the all-star squad.

Both women's and men's teams have qualified for the championships over the last four years with the men winning back-to-back silver medals while the woman have won silver and a gold medal back in 2015.