Hamilton first Spartan inducted into CW HOF

Hamilton first Spartan inducted into CW HOF

Men's soccer star went on to play professionally in NASL

EDMONTON – Former CIS Player of the Year Paul Hamilton is the first Trinity Western Spartan named to the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Hamilton, who starred for the Spartans men's soccer team between 2007 and 2009, was named Tuesday as the latest CW HOF inductee.

During three seasons at TWU, Hamilton made a major impact for the Spartans as a defender. In his first Canada West season he helped TWU earn the program's third conference title. He followed up his first CW season with a pair of national medals, as the Spartans finished second and third respectively in 2008 and 2009.

In his final season at the university level, Hamilton was named the CW and CIS Player of the Year. He would later go on to play professionally with FC Edmonton and the Carolina Rail Hawks in the North American Soccer League (NASL) between 2011 and 2013.

To read Hamilton's complete HOF bio, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 

VISIT: CanadaWestHallofFame.org

About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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