Basketball

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Kate Moran on overcoming injury and being named rookie of the year

Female Rookie of the Year Kate Moran has had an incredible first season with the Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team. After two injuries and now a pandemic, Moran has stayed positive and grown her love for basketball.   Moran, a Waterloo native, is an accomplished basketball player who has overcome multiple injuries and continues to impress those watching her play. […]

by Alex Dametto· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Golden Hawk star Ali Sow remains excited and focused on returning to play

Although making it to their second consecutive OUA semi-final appearance this past season, the last few months and course of the summer for the Golden Hawks basketball team has been a lot different than last year.  Entering his fourth season as the star guard on the Laurier team, Ali Sow has had to adjust to the challenges that the COVID-19 […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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 the pandemic hit, adding four new players who contribute to both the team and Laurier’s academics. Joining the Golden Hawks for the 2020-21 season are guard Dylan Mazzuchin of Sudbury, Ont.,wing […]

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 ·
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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 […]

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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Underdog Hawks advance to OUA semi finals

Justin Serresse and the Golden Hawks men’s basketball team are back in the semifinals for the second straight year after two big playoff victories this past week. On the road in Kingston Wednesday night,  Laurier was able to defeat Queen’s in the first round of the OUA Wilson Cup Finals. After beating Queen’s, Laurier made the long travel to Thunder […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Special night for seniors as basketball teams end home schedule

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams ended their home season and have their eyes set towards the playoffs after each playing two games this past week. It is an exciting time for basketball around the Laurier campus, as both Golden Hawks teams were able to clinch a playoff spot recently and honoured their seniors at their final home game […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Men’s basketball dominates back to back against Algoma

Men’s basketball got back to their winning ways this past weekend as they swept the weekend series at home against the Algoma Thunderbirds.  After a setback last week on the road against Guelph, the Golden Hawks know they needed to turn it up with the playoffs only three weeks out. One of their best team performances in the past decade […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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Men’s basketball team begins a crucial stretch

In what has been an up and down season for the Laurier men’s basketball team, they face a critical stretch with just seven games left on the schedule. The Golden Hawks and Coach Serresse are looking to recreate the magic of last season, where they won 11 of their last 13 games, which led them to a deep run in […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·