Vikes great McFarlane takes his spot in CW HOF

Vikes great McFarlane takes his spot in CW HOF

McFarlane ranks as one of the most prolific goal scorers in conference history

EDMONTON – Former Victoria Vikes men's soccer star Cole McFarlane is the latest student-athlete to enter the Canada West Hall of Fame.

McFarlane's induction was announced Monday, as he becomes the second Vike to enter the HOF after Nicci Wright's induction on Friday.

A five-year member of the Vikes men's soccer team, McFarlane was a conference all-star his entire career at Victoria (Second Team 2005, First Team 2006-09), and was also the Canada West Rookie of the Year (2005), and Player of the Year (2008).

Along with his individual accomplishments, he was a big part of Victoria's back-to-back conference titles in 2008 and 2009.

McFarlane completed his university career with 34 conference goals, which is tied for fifth in the Canada West record book as of 2019. He sits second on the Vikes goal-scoring list behind only Simon Vikers (39).

To read McFarlane's complete Hall of Fame biography, 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. 


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.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.