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Ambrose Lions Mens Basketball Team

Year at a Glance - Men's Basketball

The Men’s Basketball program continued to improve this season, finishing 10-11 and barely missing playoffs in a very competitive division. A stretch of tough losses near the end of the season put an end to the Lions’ playoff hopes, but Ambrose proved themselves as tough competition in only their 3rd ACAC season. Head Coach Neil Nystrom, now in his 5th season as bench boss, was awarded ACAC South Division Coach of the Year and Josh Daniel was recognized for his outstanding play with a South Division 2nd Team All Conference Award. 

Ambrose Lions Womens Volleyball Team 2017-18

Year at a Glance - Women's Volleyball

After making history last year with their first ever playoff appearance, the Ambrose Women’s Volleyball program continued its upward trajectory in the 2017/18 season. In what was their most successful ACAC season by a wide margin, the team went 14-10 and finished 4th in the regular season. The Lions fell in the ACAC quarterfinals to the defending (and eventually repeating) provincial champions the Lakeland Rustlers, but despite the early loss the ladies won their next two games to finish 5th overall.

Ambrose Lions Womens Basketball Team

Year at a Glance - Women's Basketball

It was a tough season for the Women’s Basketball team, though they started out strong with a home-opening win against Briercrest, 67-55. That game would be their last trip to the win column; despite several close games against St. Mary’s, Briercrest, and Olds, the Lions finished their third ACAC season 1-20.

Ambrose Lions Womens Futsal

Year at a Glance - Women's Futsal

 The ACAC has gone through times of transition the past couple of years with the sport of Futsal, moving to a mulit-tournament format to large year end Championship.  Therefore without an ACAC league to play in consistently, the Women’s Futsal team entered in the Calgary United Soccer Association’s Futsal league and were able to play against highly competitive teams on a weekly basis.  While barely missing the league playoffs (going 3-5-4 in league play), they were able to hone their skills and develop chemistry before heading to the Championships

Ambrose Athletics Awards 2017-18

Outstanding Performances Recognized at 2018 Athletic Awards Gala

The 2017-18 Ambrose Athletics Awards Gala took place last Sunday night, recognizing dozens of Lions across the six existing teams for exceptional athletic and academic performance.

Ambrose Athletics Matthew Shepherd

Shepherd to Lead the Lions

Ambrose Athletics is pleased to announce that Matthew Shepherd has been hired to lead the Women’s soccer program in their transition from strictly a futsal program, to joining the ACAC outdoor soccer league this coming fall.  A native of Junee, Australia, Shepherd has had a lot of experience both playing and coaching soccer at a high level.  Having played semi-professionally overseas as well as having had the chance to train with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Shepherd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a program starting its outdoor soccer journey in the ACAC.