1992-93 Men's Soccer
1992-93 Men's Soccer

Although it may have taken them some time to come together as a team, the 1992-93 men's soccer team certainly found a way to gel at the right time.

After compiling a 4-3-1 record during the regular season -- good for fourth place in the OCAA Central Division -- the Bruins caught fire in the post-season, winning their OCAA Championship Pool games (vs. St. Clair and RMC) by a combined score of 8-1 to set up an OCAA Championship game showdown against Mohawk for the second time in three seasons.

Jorge Rodriguez scored the lone tally in the contest, giving the Double-Blue their third Ontario crown and sending them the National Championship in Kamloops.

They won their opening contest against Canadian Bible College 10-1 and followed that up with a 3-0 triumph over SAIT.

That set up a showdown with Mount Royal for a spot in the title game, which the Bruins would drop 5-3.

They rebounded to claim the bronze medal with a 4-1 win over the hosts from the University College of the Cariboo, but may well have deserved an even better fate as Mount Royal ultimately had to vacate their silver medal performance after playing an ineligble player.

Throughout the season there were several individual accolades, as Brian Ratcliffe was named Central Division Coach of the Year; Jorge Rodriguez and Brendan Harte were OCAA All-Stars; Roger Magnowski (eight goals) was the league's leading scorer; Ryan Gamble was the the OCAA Championship MVP; Christian McCann was a CCAA Tournament All-Star; and Andrew Loague was the top goal scorer in the national championship tournament and was given the Sportsmanship trophy.