Adrian Pena, striker for the York University Lions Men’s Varsity Soccer Team, and Strength and Conditioning Coach with Soccer Fitness Inc., has won Male Athlete of the Year honors at the 43rd Annual Interuniversity Sport Banquet. Pena captured the award two years after teammate Francesco Bruno won it in 2009.
Pena, of Woodbridge, Ont., dominated the CIS soccer scene in 2010. In the regular season he led all players in the country with 13 goals in 16 games and was the recipient the OUA West most valuable player award and earned a spot on the OUA West first
all-star team. He continued his strong play in the playoffs, helping the Lions win the OUA silver medal with a pair of goals in three games played. But it was at the CIS championships that Pena truly showed he is one of the top players in the nation.
A finalist for the CIS player of the year award and a CIS first-team all-Canadian, he scored all four Lions goals at the national tournament to lead the squad to the gold medal while earning player of the match honors in the semis and final. He was named the tournament’s most valuable player and earned a spot on the all-star team, and following the event he was named OUA and CIS athlete of the week. Pena’s strong performance on the field helped the Lions receive OUA team of the month honors for November.
We at Soccer Fitness Inc. would like to congratulate Adrian on his accomplishments, and wish him continued success in his university sport career.