Mark Cascagnette

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Achaempong the first of three Golden Hawks selected in 2020 CFL Draft

The Golden Hawks men’s football program has reason to celebrate again as they have sent three more of their players to the professional league. Defensive Lineman, Sam Achaempong was selected in the second round and was the first of three Laurier players chosen in the 2020 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft. Fellow defensive teammates, linebacker, Brad Cowan and linebacker, Tanner […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Football, Sports ·
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Coach Faulds talks new additions and transition to a remote offseason

In what has been an abnormal offseason for a variety of factors, Coach Faulds has remained busy as he shuffles around his coaching staff and solidifies their commitments for the 2020 recruiting class. After a second consecutive season of finishing 4-4 and missing out on the playoffs in the final game of the season, Coach Faulds has spent the offseason […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Football, Sports ·
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Brown and Laurie each honoured with the President’s Award after historic seasons

The Laurier Golden Hawks honoured their student-athletes, supporting staff and department members as they announced major award winners through an online banquet near the end of last month. Laurier’s annual athletic banquet honouring the accomplishments of the best student-athletes was scheduled to be held on April 6. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was forced to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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Golden Hawks announce award winners through online banquet

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurier was forced to cancel their athletic banquet this year and instead held a digital version to honour their top student-athletes and hand out both their major awards and team-by-team awards to round out the 2019-2020 athletic season. The award winners are highlighted. Luke Fusco Athletic Academic Achievement Award Male Jeremy Gamm (Men’s Rugby) 10.8 […]

Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Laurier Athletic Complex closed and other key Laurier events cancelled due to COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University, in line with public health officials’ recommendations, has decided to cancel all athletics, recreation and events that are not a part of course or academic requirements until April 30.  The move by Laurier continues the unfortunate trend that the coronavirus has left on the world of sports. At every level around the globe, from youth teams to […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Men’s Curling finish near-perfect season as national champs

The Wilfrid Laurier Men’s Curling team is back on top of USPORTS as they went into Manitoba this past week and were undefeatable in play at the national championship, going on to capture the third Curling Canada Championship in program history.  Coming off of last month’s OUA Championship, their fourth provincial title in the past six years, the Golden Hawks […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports, Uncategorized ·
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Jenkins and Williams both named to OUA All-Star teams

Third-year defencemen Kyle Jenkins and rookie Goaltender Matt Williams were both honoured by the OUA this past weekend, as the league announced their post-season award winners and divisional All-Star teams. After another stellar year in the purple and gold, defenceman Kyle Jenkins was recognized by the OUA and named to the OUA West Division’s second All-Star team for the second […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Pattison and Laurie make Laurier history at Nationals

Fourth-year runners and Golden Hawk superstars Sydney Pattison and Lizzy Laurie both made the podium in separate events this past weekend at the USPORTS National Track and Field Championship and in the process made Laurier history. The two stellar athletes capped off an incredible 2019-2020 season, by both winning a medal on the biggest stage. Over the course of the […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·
Men’s Basketball lose semi-finals in heartbreaking fashion

Men’s Basketball lose semi-finals in heartbreaking fashion

Coach Justin Serresse and the Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team came up just short of the USPORTS Nationals once again after a heartbreaking loss to the Western Mustangs in the OUA Semi-Finals. In a memorable game at Alumni Hall in London last week, the Golden Hawks and eigth ranked, Western Mustangs put on an absolute show. The end result […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Pattison medals at provincials, as Laurie prepares for the international stage

At last weekend’s OUA Championships in Toronto, the Laurier Golden Hawks indoor distance team performed well, however the weekend performance’s were headlined by veteran runner Sydney Pattison. Having already enriched her name in the Laurier history books last year, becoming the first ever Golden Hawk to bring home a medal at a provincial championship, Pattison continued to make her mark […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · More Sports, Sports ·