Articles by: Pranav Desai

Men’s football stays busy during the offseason

Men’s football stays busy during the offseason

The expectations will be at an all time high for the Laurier men’s football team next season. Anything less than a playoff appearance will be considered a failure for the defending OUA champions. With key players like Kwaku Boateng, Nakas Onyeka and Jalen Price potentially moving on to the CFL, things will only get harder for the Hawks. However, every […]

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Three hawks compete to get drafted into the CFL

It’s that time of the year again. The CFL combine is here and this year three Hawks will be competing to get drafted. Defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng, linebacker Nakas Onyeka and defensive lineman Jalen Price will be representing Laurier at the national event. It’s no surprise to see three Hawks being touted as potential future CFL stars, as Laurier had […]

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Karn, Lubert and Pallotta up for Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

Karn, Lubert and Pallotta up for Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

Every year, Laurier awards the Outstanding Woman of Laurier award to a female athlete based on what they have accomplished in the sport they play, as well as what they have done for the community. This year, the three finalists have exceeded all expectations when it comes to personal achievement. The finalists include third-year soccer player Julie Karn, fifth-year lacrosse […]

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Men’s hockey season comes to an early end at the hands of Windsor

It was a heartbreaking end to what was a very successful season for the Laurier men’s hockey team. The Hawks lost a do-or-die game three at home in overtime against the Windsor Lancers. However, this shouldn’t distract the team or the fans from the success that the Hawks achieved this season. The Hawks improved their record from last year and […]

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Laurier’s Intramural program among the elite in the OUA

Intramurals play a huge role in shaping the student body at Laurier. They give students who aren’t part of varsity sports a chance to get involved in athletics. The variety of sports offered gives everybody a chance to choose whichever sport pleases them. The inclusivity is what makes intramurals so special and at Laurier, the program is arguably more expansive […]

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Laurier alumna, Lee Anna Osei, named one of the 150 black women who’ve made Canadian History

From 2012-15, Wilfrid Laurier University alumna Lee Anna Osei lead the Laurier women’s basketball team to the playoffs. Now, in her first year off the Laurier court, Osei was recently named one of the 150 black women who’ve made Canadian history. Osei talked about what an honour this achievement is for her. “It’s very humbling. I think it’s a testament […]

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Tough playoff loss ends the Hawks season early

The Laurier men’s basketball team ended their season in disappointing fashion as they were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round by the Laurentian Voyageurs. Although fans would have hoped for more from the Hawks, nobody can say that this season wasn’t a success. It’s fair to say that the Hawks surpassed everybody’s expectations, especially considering the fact […]

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Colin Furlong stands tall for the Golden Hawks

A big part of every good hockey team, is an even better  goaltender. The Laurier men’s hockey team are heading to the playoffs, with home ice advantage in the first round. A key factor behind their great season thus far has been starting goalie, Colin Furlong. Furlong was named Laurier’s athlete of the week on Feb. 6 for his magnificent […]

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Hawks lose in a tough game against Western

The Laurier men’s basketball team suffered a tough loss in their final regular season home game at the hands of the Western Mustangs. The Hawks were up 15-10 after the first quarter. But thanks to Western guard Omar Shiddo, Laurier’s lead did not last long. Shiddo scored a game high of 36 points, with 23 of those coming in the […]

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Andrew Fritsch plays a pivotal role for the Golden Hawks

The Hawks pulled off a big upset against the first place Ryerson Rams in a double overtime this past weekend, Improving the Hawks’ record to 14-9-4. One of the key pieces of the Hawks’ success has been third-year right winger, Andrew Fritsch. His play earned him Laurier Athlete of the Week on January 30. Fritsch has contributed in a big […]

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