Cole McFarlane (MSOC | Student-athlete)
NAME: Cole McFarlane
SPORT: Men’s Soccer
YEARS ACTIVE: 2005-2009
Five-time Canada West All-Star (Second Team 2005, First Team 2006-09)
2005 Canada West Rookie of the Year
2008 Canada West Player of the Year
Back-to-back Canada West champion (2008 and 2009)
A five-foot-ten striker from Calgary, Cole McFarlane made an impact from the moment he stepped on the pitch for the University of Victoria men’s soccer team and never slowed down over five seasons with the Vikes.
As a first-year student-athlete in 2005, McFarlane led the Vikes with four goals and was voted Canada West Rookie of the Year while being named a Canada West All-Star Second Team.
McFarlane followed up in 2006 with his first of four consecutive appearances on the Canada West First All-Star Team and was also named a CIS First Team All-Canadian for the first time in his career. He had eight goals to tie for the Canada West lead.
His finest seasons came in his fourth (2008) and fifth seasons (2009) when he led the Vikes to back-to-back Canada West titles while being selected a First Team All-Canadian both seasons. He scored a career-best nine times and was honoured as Canada West Player of the Year in 2008, and in 2009 ranked second in Canada West with seven goals.
McFarlane represented Canada at the 2009 Summer Universiade in Serbia.
Presently, McFarlane works as a gas marketing operations coordinator for Canadian National Resources Limited in Calgary. Entering the 2019 Canada West men's soccer season, his 34 career goals are tied for fifth in the conference record book and sits second in Vikes history behind only Simon Vickers (39).