Canada West Hall of Fame: Paul Hamilton (MSOC)
Former CIS Player is the Year Paul Hamilton is our first Trinity Western Spartan named to the Canada West Hall of Fame!
Hamilton starred for the Spartans men’s soccer team between 2007 and 2009.
In just three seasons playing varsity soccer at TWU, Paul had an almost unmatched run.
The six-foot defender from Calgary joined the Spartans in 2007 and made an immediate impact, helping TWU win the Canada West championship while being named a CW First Team All-Star, and Second Team All-Canadian.
In 2008, Hamilton repeated as a Canada West First Team All-Star and All-Canadian Second Teamer. He was also named tournament all-star at the CIS championships in Ottawa, where TWU earned silver.
Hamilton was named both CW and CIS Player of the Year in 2009 when TWU hosted the CIS championship, where Hamilton was again named a tournament all-star, as the Spartans captured bronze by defeating Toronto in a thrilling match that went to penalties.
Prior to enrolling at TWU, Hamilton spent a year at the University of Cape Breton, where he played for the Capers and was named AUS Rookie of the Year and a Second Team AUS All-Star.
While attending TWU, Hamilton also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency team in the USL Premier Development league. In 2011, he joined FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League (NASL), and went on make more than 50 appearances over two years with the Eddies, before joining the Carolina RailHawks and playing 24 matches during the 2013 NASL season.
Hamilton has played for Edmonton Scottish since 2015, captaining the club to the Alberta Major Soccer League championship in 2016 when he was named league MVP.