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U SPORTS announces 10 national championship hosts in rugby, soccer and volleyball over next two seasons

U SPORTS Staff

The reigning U SPORTS men's soccer champion Montreal Carabins will defend their title on home pitch next season as host of the 2019 edition of the national tournament.

Ten U SPORTS national championship hosts were revealed on Tuesday in women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s volleyball for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

The national championships awarded are as follows:

U SPORTS
National Championship
2019-20 Season 2020-21 Season
Women’s Rugby University of Ottawa Queen’s University
Women’s Soccer University Victoria Cape Breton University
Men’s Soccer Université de Montreal Carleton University
Women’s Volleyball University of Calgary University of British Columbia
Men’s Volleyball University of Manitoba Brandon University

“Several high-quality bids were presented for these championships, which speaks to the terrific work our members are doing to enhance our national events,” said U SPORTS President and CEO Graham Brown. “Since refining the bid process, the national office continues to receive increasing interest from both institutions and their surrounding communities with a commitment to elevated standards. We congratulate all 10 winning hosts coast-to-coast from Victoria to Cape Breton, and look forward to working with them to stage first-class tournaments for our student-athletes and fans.”

Following Tuesday’s announcements, 12 national championship events in the 2019-20 season have been awarded across all four conferences and seven provinces, reaffirming U SPORTS as the national brand of university sports in Canada.

The 2019 U SPORTS Winter Championship season begins Feb.21-23 with swimming hosted by UBC and wrestling hosted by the University of Calgary. The full three-year championship calendar is available here.

U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship

2019 Host: Ottawa Gee-Gees

  • Venue: Gee-Gees Field
  • Years previously hosted (1): 2001
  • Championships (1): 2017

2020 Host: Queen’s Gaels

  • Venue: Nixon Field
  • Years previously hosted (1): 2015
  • Championships: None

U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship

2019 Host: Victoria Vikes

  • Venue: Centennial Stadium
  • Years previously hosted (3): 1998, 2006, 2012
  • Championships (1): 2005

2020 Host: Cape Breton Capers

  • Venue: Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex 
  • Years previously hosted / championships (1): 2007

U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship 

2019 Host: Montreal Carabins

  • Venue: CEPSUM
  • Years previously hosted (2): 2003, 2004 (co-host)
  • Championships (1): 2018

2020 Host: Carleton Ravens

  • Venue: MNP Park
  • Year previously hosted (3): 1984, 2002, 2008
  • Championships: None

U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship

2020 Host: Calgary Dinos

  • Venue: Jack Simpson Gymnasium
  • Years previously hosted (4): 1971, 1991, 2006, 2007
  • Championships (4): 1970, 1989, 1994, 2004

2021 Host: UBC Thunderbirds

  • Venue: War Memorial Gym
  • Years previously hosted (2): 1974, 1983
  • Championships (11): 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 2008-13, 2017

U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship 

2020 Host: Manitoba Bisons

  • Venue: Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • Years previously hosted (1): 1976 (co-host)
  • Championships (10): 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003

2021 Host: Brandon Bobcats

  • Venue: Richardson Gymnasium
  • Years previously hosted / championships: None