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Outstanding Women of Laurier finalists announced Women’s rugby captain Carmen Baker, women’s basketball forward Doreen Bonsu and women’s hockey captain Fiona Lester were shortlisted Monday afternoon as finalists for the annual Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) Award. The OWL Award recognizes a female Laurier student who combines athletic and academic achievement while showing commitment to leadership and development of young […]

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(Graphic by Wade Thompson)

Soccer should be about skills, not score

Recently, it was announced that the removal of scores and standings will be mandatory for Ontario youth soccer players under the age of 12, as of 2014. The movement is part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s (CSA) Long-Term Player Development plan (LTPD).  I am not here to explain or justify the program. I am here to explain why the current […]

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Daniels named OUA West MVP Star Laurier netminder Ryan Daniels was honoured with the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West MVP award, the top goaltender award and was named an OUA first-team all-star last week. This is his third all-star award and second time on the first team — he was named a second-team all-star last year. Laurier head coach Greg […]

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(Photo courtesy of Matt Tonkin)

‘Experience’ year for WLU curling

  It was a year of learning for Wilfrid Laurier curling, as both the men and women’s seasons came to an end last weekend. From Feb. 14–18, the Hawks competed at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) curling championships in Guelph. Both teams finished with a 3-3 record through round robin play and did not advance to the semifinals. The men’s […]

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(Photo courtesy of Matt Tonkin)

Last rock sinks women’s curling

GUELPH, Ont. — For the first time in three years, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) women’s curling championship will not see Wilfrid Laurier on the podium. Sunday afternoon featured two games with a lot on the line. The McMaster Marauders (4-1) were playing the undefeated Brock Badgers (5-0) for an opportunity to play a tiebreaker game. Laurier, who had a […]

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(Photo by Jody Waardenburg)

Weather delays PowderPuff start

There has come a day where even PowderPuff can’t handle the snow. After last weekend’s snowstorm, the annual charity women’s flag-football tournament was cancelled. The storm brought approximately 25 centimetres of precipitation and forced WLU facilities to close Friday. Laurier had already hosted its local tournament two weeks prior, and was hoping to accommodate a larger Ontario-wide tournament this past […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · Archive, More Sports ·
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Alumni shine at Ontario Scotties

Last week, the KW Granite Club hosted the 2013 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts — a preliminary bonspiel for female curlers before the national championship in Kingston from Feb. 16-24. And within that week, the Granite Club welcomed back two of their former university champions — and Wilfrid Laurier alumni. Hollie Nicol and Danielle Inglis returned to Kitchener-Waterloo playing lead […]

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(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Swimmers prepare for provincial competition

Fourth-year Renee Dijk will be patiently waiting to see who will accompany her at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship in late February. After Sunday’s preview of the potential, the Wilfrid Laurier swim team will look to have more athletes qualify at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships Feb. 7-9. “So far we’ve had great potential because we’ve had […]

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(Graphic by Wade Thompson)

Why support varsity athletics?

10) Something different to do on a weekend We know that the bars in Waterloo are well occupied almost every night of the week, but if you’ve walked up and down King Street one too many times, then perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery. Varsity sports give you options to do something aside from going back to the […]

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(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Laurier’s top ten moments of 2012

10) Men’s soccer defeats Western in OUA playoffs In a surprising turn of events, the men’s soccer team finished the 2012 season 5-6-5 and headed into the playoffs as the underdogs against the 3rd-place Western Mustangs. In a thrilling game, the Hawks completed a last-minute come-from-behind victory to eliminate the Mustangs from the post-season. 9) Recreational program wins fifth outstanding […]

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