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Football coach, Michael Faulds, accepts contract extension

Football coach, Michael Faulds, accepts contract extension

Head coach Michael Faulds, of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, no longer has to worry what happens next come the end of the 2017-2018 football season. Faulds agreed to a five-year contract extension, securing his place as the football bench boss through the 2022-2023 season. According to Faulds, Peter Baxter, the director of athletics and recreation, didn’t want that stress, […]

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alec Elliot prepares to take the plunge into the Wilfrid Laurier University Olymic sized swimming pool before heading to Rio (Paige Bush/ Photo Editor)

Paralympic swimmer Alec Elliot is headed to Rio

Wilfrid Laurier University swim coach, Hans Witolla, took a long pause as he searched for the correct words to describe Paralympic hopeful and Laurier swimmer, Alec Elliot. “Not only has he found that one thing that he can be great at,” said Witolla. “But he has figured out exactly how to do that thing.” As for Elliot, there isn’t a […]

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Laurier football alumni appointed as strength and conditioning coaches

For the last four years, Greg Nyhof and Taylor Smith have charged out onto Knight Newbrough field, ready to prove themselves after a long, grueling offseason. This year, the newly appointed strength and conditioning coaches for Laurier’s Athletics & Recreation Department, will find themselves watching from the sidelines, rooting their team on. For Nyhof, it’s something that may take some […]

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Newest additions to women’s hockey announced

The announcement of the Wilfrid Laurier women’s hockey recruiting class has kept many on the edge of their seats. Coach Rick Osborne wisely sought the new addition of the committed six players to the Golden Hawks for the upcoming 2016-17 season. With a smaller coaching staff than in previous years, coach Osborne has been unyielding on his recruiting process. Joining […]

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Hawks to play in East West Bowl this Saturday

Once again, the 2016 East West Bowl will be hosted by McGill University running through May 10-14. The five-day event will allow the top Canadian Interuniversity Sport players to showcase their talents to scouts prior to heading into their final year of post-secondary football. The experience includes three days of practices, a combine for participating players, a CFL free-agent camp, […]

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The competitive side to curling team Mathers and Reid

The competitive side to curling team Mathers and Reid

In their second year trying out Canadian mixed doubles, Wilfrid Laurier curling alumna Kerilynn Mathers and fifth-year lead Fraser Reid were the first team on the waiting list. The pair played together during the Ontario Curling Association Mixed Doubles Challenge, where they made it to the quarter-finals in the event. By doing so, and with all of their other points […]

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Normandeau wins Outstanding Women of Laurier award

When Jacky Normandeau got up on stage as one of the nominees for the Outstanding Women of Laurier award with Evie Fortier and Suzanne Boroumand, she wasn’t nervous. But that was mainly because she thought she wouldn’t win. Normandeau was the recipient of the 11th annual OWL award, given to the woman who best combines athletic and academic achievement with […]

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