Stephanie Gawlinski (O’Neill) (WSOC | Student-athlete)
NAME: Stephanie Gawlinski (O’Neill)
SPORT: Women’s Soccer
YEARS ACTIVE: 1994-1998
1998 CIAU championship gold medalist and tournament MVP
1996 Canada West Women’s Soccer Player of the Year
Four-time Canada West All-Star (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Three-time CIAU All-Canadian (1996, 1997, 1998)
1998 CONCACAF Women’s Championship gold medalist
Standout striker Stephanie Gawlinski did it all for the Calgary Dinos during her five seasons of Canada West women’s soccer.
Gawlinski was a four-time conference all-star between 1995 and 1998, while also being named an All-Canadian from 1996 to 1998. Some of her crowning individual achievements came in 1996 she was the conference’s Player of the Year and also the Dinos Female Athlete of the Year.
The greatest season of Gawlinski’s career came in 1998, as she won gold with Canada at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, before capping off her university career in style.
In her final campaign with the Dinos, Gawlinski helped lead Calgary to the only national title in program history, as the Dinos downed the host Victoria Vikes 3-2 in the national final. In that game, Gawlinski had a pair of goals an assist to be named tournament MVP. The following spring in 1999, In 1999, she was Canada West’s nominee for the BLG Award.
Over Gawlinski’s career, the Dinos had a 32-11-7 regular season record and reached the Canada West championship game each year. Ten of the 23 goals she scored for the Dinos were game-winners.
In 2017 Gawlinski was inducted into the Calgary Dinos Hall of Fame, becoming just the second women's soccer player to receive that honour. As of 2019, she works as director of supply chain management at Crescent Point Energy in Calgary.