Pranav Desai

Pranav Desai

Pranav is an avid sports fan who also enjoys writing. Now in his second year as Sports Editor for The Cord, he is aiming to make the sports section better than ever. His ideal career would involve sports in some way, and he hopes that the Cord can help him reach that goal in the future.

Articles by Pranav Desai

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Jasmine Raines continues to make history for the Golden Hawks

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk swimming teams competed at the 2019 OUA Swimming Championships this past weekend. The championships began on Feb. 7 and ended on Feb. 9. It was a memorable tournament for two Hawks in particular: Jasmine Raines and Kenney Tam. Kenney Tam made history as he became the first Golden Hawk men’s swimmer to win a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Former Golden Hawks start 2019 on fire

Wilfrid Laurier University is known to be one of the top sports schools in Canada, and with good reason. Laurier varsity teams are always competitive and Golden Hawk athletes continue to make headlines even after graduation. So far, 2019 has been no different for former Laurier athletes. Liz Knox, one of the greatest hockey players in Golden Hawk history, captained […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Curling teams stands out at Brock Invitational

The Wilfrid Laurier University varsity curling teams started 2019 with a bang this past weekend in St. Catharines as the Hawks competed at the Brock Invitational. Both the women’s and men’s teams put up an impressive display in their first competition since November, as the men’s team finished the Invitational with a record of 3-1-1 while the women went 4-1. […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll conducted a survey over the past week asking Wilfrid Laurier University students about which presidential candidate they are planning to vote for in the upcoming and now ongoing Students’ Union election.  The idea behind the survey was to get an early estimate on who the front runner is to become the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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The Battle of Waterloo: Taking a look at how the local rivalry has been re-ignited

Wilfrid Laurier University’s varsity football games against the Western Mustangs usually create the highest amount of excitement for Golden Hawk fans. The games between Western and Laurier feature a ton of passion from both players and fans, and the rivalry has seemingly gotten bigger and better every year. However, the Golden Hawks’ rivalry with the University of Waterloo has the […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Sports Brief: Recapping the weeks’ results for Golden Hawk teams

It was an eventful week for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks middle distance team. The team competed at the Sharon Anderson Meet in Toronto on Jan. 14, an event which was important for the Hawks as it was their first meet of 2019. Third year runner Sydney Pattison was the star of the show for the purple and gold as […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Laurier cheerleading team wins ninth national championship

On Dec. 5, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks cheerleading team won the ninth national championship in their program’s history. The Hawks’ last title came in 2016 and after a third place finish last year, the purple and gold were looking to stake their claim at the top once again. “We knew that we were gunning for first again and we […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

It was a fantastic 2018 for the Laurier men’s baseball team, to say the least. The Hawks captured their second OUA championship in team history after defeating the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the gold medal game of the OUA playoffs. The OUA title capped of a phenomenal regular season for the Hawks, in which they finished with a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Swimming teams impress under new head coach Cathy Pardy

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks swimming team were in action this past weekend at the deBray Divisional Championships in Sudbury, Ont. It was a magnificent weekend for the women as they finished in fifth place overall. It was the individual performances of Jasmine Raines and Jocelyn Chassie that propelled the Hawks to finish fifth as a team. Jasmine Raines […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Skye and Hunter Johns proudly represent the Indigenous community at Laurier

There are a large number of Indigenous students here at Laurier and two of those students happen to be sisters on the Golden Hawk women’s basketball team. Skye and Hunter Johns are two forwards on what is a very young and talented women’s basketball roster. Although Skye finished her Master’s degree last year, she decided to come back for one […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·