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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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Golden Hawks earn top 10 U-Sport ranking for first time since 2012

Last week, Laurier’s men’s basketball team was ranked No. 9 in the U SPORTS Top 10, ending a six-year dry streak. The last time the team earned a ranked spot was in February of the 2011-2012 season at No. 10 but were previously ranked No. 5 in the same season. This was Laurier’s highest ranking ever. According to head coach […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Baseball, Sports ·
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How drugs, alcohol and steroids influence the Golden Hawks

The choices you make are everything, especially at the stage of life when people are in university. A lot is on the line and everything has an impact on your future. For student athletes, this also comes in the form of using drugs, alcohol, and especially performance-enhancing drugs. It isn’t always easy to stray clear of these things as a […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · 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 ·
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The Unified Partner Program unifies special Olympics athletes

Wilfrid Laurier University student Lauren MacBean is responsible for creating the Special Olympics Unified Partner Program here at Laurier.This program is a partnership between the university and Special Olympics Ontario. It brings Special Olympics athletes together and it gives them an opportunity to play basketball every week.The inception of the program happened during this past summer when Lauren MacBean reached […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Inconsistency plagues Golden Hawks hockey teams as they get off to a slow start

It has been an up and down season so far for both the men’s and women’s Laurier hockey teams. The men’s team lost a few veterans at the end of last year and it seems like their leadership was certainly being missed by the Hawks, at least at the start of the season. The Hawks got off to a slow […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Andrew Quattrin ends Laurier career in thrilling fashion

It has been a long journey and history has been made. The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks men’s Rugby squad captured their first ever OUA medal winning bronze in a 17-6 victory over crosstown rivals, Waterloo Warriors. A year after losing to the McMaster Marauders in the bronze medal game, the Hawks managed to pull through and avenge that loss […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Golden Hawks rugby take home OUA bronze for first medal in team history

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s rugby team captured their first medal in team history on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a thrilling 17-6 win over the Waterloo Warriors.  After their loss in the bronze medal game last year, the Hawks had a lot to prove on Saturday. Add in the fact that this game was the biggest ‘Battle of Waterloo’ so far […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·