Lyndon Vase named player of the week and tournament all-star at OCAA Provincials
On March 23, Lyndon Vase, a George Brown College (GBC) soccer player, was awarded his first athlete of the week award, by St. Louis Bar and Grill.
The award was earned after he contributed to a victory that won the bronze medal at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) provincial tournament, held at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.
He was also been named as a tournament all-star for his play at the provincials.
Vase scored two goals in the round robin play, also scoring one against Conestoga College of Kitchener, of what would end up being be a 2-1 victory after beating Sheridan College of Brampton in overtime.
“I played pretty well but it was a team success that made it possible,” said Vase recalling the game.
Having played soccer since he was nine years old, he ended up taking some time away from the game in order to pursue cross-country running last year. According to Vase, it was a positive experience and one that he is open to going back to in the future.
Things can get more than a little stressful between balancing athletics and school, and to deal with this routine takes experience as well.
No longer considering himself a rookie, Vase has the experience to make it through life as an athlete while studying in his second year of the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning technician program at GBC. Vase is looking to pursue a job in his field once classes are done.
Counting his parents as his inspiration, Vase says, “the important thing is to get time management down. I try to get an hour of study in every day. In the beginning it was stressful but once you manage that, it gets better.”
With one year left at school he intends on sticking with the Huskies.