Now in her second season with the Thunderbirds, Steer put up six goals and five assists through September — surpassing her four goals and six assists through her entire 2017 season.
With several teams playing at home for the holiday weekend, from basketball to hockey, there was lots going on in the athletics world — not to mention the host of away games happening too.
Here's who you should know going into the 2018/19 season, be they first-time 'Birds or returning team talent.
In their home opening series that starts this Friday, the team faces a well-known and perhaps deceivingly beatable Lethbridge Pronghorns team.
Friday night's game is one UBC will most likely hope to forget and with a seven-goal massacre less than 48 hours later, it would be easy to leave the 1-1 game behind.
Epic wins, heartbreaking last-minute defeats and renowned rivalries were all on the books for the ’Birds.
The T-Birds only recently joined the American NAIA conference.
It was a weekend of big score lines for the UBC varsity teams now in their regular season–both in favour and out of favour for the ‘Birds.
Varsity teams from six sports – soccer, rugby 15s, basketball, field hockey, cross-country and rowing – will be involved in the series.
Men’s soccer settled for a 1-1 tie against Fraser Valley and a 3-0 win against Trinity Western, while the women’s team claimed a 1-0 win against Victoria. Football downed Manitoba 30-20.
I have no idea what it’s like to have the Cup come home, but now I know what serious anticipation and nerves around that feel like.
The team sat a convincing 34 strokes ahead of the second place University of Victoria Vikes at +19 to claim top prize.
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s and women’s teams headed home for the NAIA Championships with third and second place finishes respectively.
The stadium completes a 10-year revamp of facilities between Thunderbird Boulevard and West 16th Avenue.
It would be the first time since the reserve races were added to the event in 2011 that either team has claimed titles across the board.