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Women’s basketball adds four new recruits to roster

Women’s basketball adds four new recruits to roster

Wilfrid Laurier University women’s varsity basketball team has just come off of a 10-12 season with a first-round OUA playoff exit. Head Coach Falco finished up recruitment just before thepPandemic hit, adding four new players who contribute to both the team and Laurier’sacademics. Joining the Golden Hawks for the 2020-21 season are guard Dylan Mazzuchin of Sudbury, Ont.,wing Maddy White […]

by Alex Dametto· · Basketball, Sports ·
Men’s Basketball adds five recruits for 2020-21 season

Men’s Basketball adds five recruits for 2020-21 season

Coach Justin Serresse and the Laurier Men’s Basketball program have welcomed five new players to their roster with the announcement of their 2020 recruiting class. A mix of athleticism, speed and basketball IQ, Laurier welcomed two local prospects and one out of province recruit to headline their class. The five new additions include; Ethan Passley, Damien Nath, Lydell Husbands-Browne, Ismael […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
Golden Hawk players and coaches “disappointed” but not surprised by fall sports cancellation

Golden Hawk players and coaches “disappointed” but not surprised by fall sports cancellation

On Monday, June 8, USPORTS, the overarching national brand in charge of university sports in Canada, announced the cancellation of fall term National Championships. “It is not currently feasible or safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic for USPORTS to be able to offer fall championships given the academic realities of student-sport,” a statement from USPORTS read. The decision came through […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
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What the cancellation of OUA sports programming means for Laurier Athletics

On June 8, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships. The cancellation, which was made based on provincial public health regulations, will be in place until Dec. 31. 2020. “It’s for the health and safety for our student athletes, our coaches, all our staff  — including the student staff that have to work […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) has announced that all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships will be cancelled for the first semester, in response to COVID-19.  This cancellation will be in effect up until Dec. 31. OUA will be monitoring the unfolding health situation to determine a timeframe for delivering sports programming again when able to do so. “It was after conversations […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
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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 […]

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Laurier men’s curling named OUA male team of the year

The Wilfrid Laurier Men’s curling team capped off an exceptional season on the ice,winning both the OUA Provincial Championship and USPORTS National championships. The season ended well as the team was honoured with deserving rewards for their contributions both on and off the ice. A well-rounded team consisted of three First Team All-Canadians were led by anacademic award nomineewho greatly […]

by Alex Dametto· · More Sports, Sports ·