PAT LEE – Builder
Pat Lee built the Cascades men’s basketball program into a national powerhouse at the CCAA level during his 12 years at the helm (1995-2007). He guided the team to three national championships in a five-year span (2000, 2002, 2004), along with four BCCAA conference titles. Lee helped usher the Cascades into the CIS (now known as U SPORTS) in 2006, and also coached Cascades women’s basketball during its first two seasons (1985-86 and 1986-87), winning BCCAA silver medals both years.
PAT LEE BASKETBALL ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
To further honour his legacy, a group of Cascades basketball alumni have established the Pat Lee Basketball Annual Leadership Award. The award will fund scholarships for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at UFV. To donate, visit the UFV Giving online donation page and select the Pat Lee Award from the drop-down menu.
JANE ANTIL – Builder
Jane Antil is the Cascades’ longest-serving athletic director, having led the department for 15 years (1987-2002). UFV’s soccer, volleyball and rowing teams were established during her tenure, and she raised significant funds for an athlete scholarship program. The Cascades had tremendous success under Antil, winning nine BCCAA (now known as PACWEST) conference championships, two CCAA national championships, and six other CCAA medals (five silver, one bronze).
TRACY MACLEOD – Athlete
Tracy MacLeod (now Johnson) starred for the Cascades for two seasons (1990-92) and led the team to its first BCCAA conference title and CCAA national medal, a silver, in 1991-92. She was named a first team conference all-star both of her years on campus, and earned a CCAA All-Canadian nod in 1991. MacLeod has the highest single-season scoring average (18.8 points per game) and highest career scoring average (14.1 points per game) in the Cascades’ BCCAA era.
MacLeod went on to star for the Brandon University Bobcats, where she established a memorable legacy. She broke her lower leg during a game in 1993, and five months afterward, following numerous surgeries, she had her leg amputated eight inches below the knee. Defying all odds, she was back on the court less than three months later, playing with an artificial limb. A U SPORTS national women’s basketball award for perseverance is named after her.
CAROLYNE LUCY – Athlete
Carolyne Lucy (now Rollins) was the Cascades’ first women’s basketball star. She led the program to a trio of BCCAA silver medals over its first three seasons of existence (1985-88), picking up conference first team all-star honours each of those three years. Lucy was the first Cascade to be named a CCAA All-Canadian, an accolade she earned on two occasions (1986 and 1987), and she owns the third-highest scoring average (13.6 points per game) in the Cascades’ BCCAA era (1985-2006).
1987-88 MEN’S BASKETBALL – Team
The 1987-88 men’s basketball team was a historic trailblazer for UFV, then known as Fraser Valley College. They won the Cascades’ first conference championship, setting a standard of excellence for the athletic department to build on. The team went 12-2 during the BCCAA regular season and 2-0 in the playoffs, defeating Trinity Western 78-74 to clinch the title. They advanced to the CCAA national championship tournament in Truro, N.S., where they posted a 1-2 record and finished fourth.
Head coach Tom Antil and assistant coach Sam Vandermeulen guided the team, which featured Greg Margharitis, Steve Klassen, Brian Phillip-Stewart, Kirk Tyfting, Bruce Hamilton, Mike Jackson, Steve Antil, Mark Klassen, Stan Thiessen and Ron Driediger.