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Laurier women’s fastpitch team remains undefeated with 7-0 lead

Women’s fast pitch at Laurier has gone on a seven-game win streak, sitting first in their division as they stay undefeated during the first two weekends of their season, aiming towards a first place finish at the season’s end. “We have a really strong focus obviously we are hosting the national championships this fall and four of the last five […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Former Golden Hawk Erica Shortt named head coach for Laurier’s women’s lacrosse team

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s lacrosse program has named the team’s new head coach, former player for the Golden Hawks Erica Shortt, as the third head coach in the program’s history. Shortt played for the purple and gold between 2003 and 2006 and won four OUA championships with the team, earning OUA first-team honours three times and receiving the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Lacrosse ·
Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

23-year old Tyson MacDonald, a fourth-year Laurier student, has been representing the Golden Hawks swim team in Lima, Peru, for the Parapan American Games: an international competition held every four years, featuring over 1,850 athletes in 17 sports, and bringing together Paralympic athletes from all regions of the Americas. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, MacDonald competed in a series […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Laurier rugby player Matt Fish and alumnus Andrew Quattrin represented Rugby Canada on Canadian All-Stars team

Two Laurier rugby players were given the chance to perform on a national stage as they represented Rugby Canada on the Canadian All-Stars team in Glendale, Colorado. “I think it’s outstanding, I think it’s great for the program. Full credit goes to those individuals: sure we help them with strength and condition but I’m very proud of them,” said men’s […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Rugby, Sports ·
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Laurier falls 32-13 to Western Mustangs in home opener

Despite much optimism before one of the hardest games, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team would face this season as they played their home opener on Sunday, Aug. 25 against their long-time rival, the Western Mustangs. The purple and gold did not get the outcome they had hoped for. Laurier opened up the scoring with a field goal, […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Football, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks’ men’s basketball team adding eight new members

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s basketball team will be adding eight new members to their roster next year, following a season that saw them advance to the OUA semi-finals, their best result in 40 years. Four new high school recruits to the team are forwards in Ree Compton and Benhur Gebrekidan, as well as shooting guards Nickolas Rakas and […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Sports ·

Wilfrid Laurier University 2019 athletic Hall of Fame has eight new members

On June 5, eight more members were added to the Wilfrid Laurier University 2019 athletic Hall of Fame, including five athletes, one “[team] builder” and the 2008 men’s and women’s soccer teams. The first individual included is Candice Styles, who, among other titles, was named the 2014 Laurier Athlete of the Year, two-time OUA all-star (2012/2013 and 2013/2014) and was […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Sports ·
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Laurier men’s golf team finishes in top 10 at 2019 Canadian University/College Golf Championship

Last week, from May 28-31, at the 2019 Canadian University/College Golf Championship, hosted by the Fanshawe College Falcons at the FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ontario, the Laurier Golden Hawk’s men’s team finished in the top 10, for the third year in a row. The FireRock GC featured an 18-hole, 72-par course, in which 20 men’s teams and 12 women’s […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Retired Laurier women’s hockey coach Rick Osborne recipient of OUA John McManus award

On May 15, 2019, former Laurier women’s hockey coach Rick Osborne was awarded the OUA’s John McManus award, an honour that recognizes a retired OUA coach who has exemplified sportsmanship and service to the greatest extent during their tenure coaching in university sport. Osborne took over the women’s hockey team midway through the 2003-2004 season, and in his time as […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Hockey, Sports ·
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Sydney Pattison receives 14th annual Outstanding Women of Laurier award

On Thursday Mar. 28, Laurier Athletics held the fourteenth annual Outstanding Women of Laurier dinner event at Bingeman’s Conference Centre in Kitchener to celebrate the achievements of women in athletics. The night featured many different sectors, including the presentation of the Dolores “Mitzi” Michael Women Leaders Scholarship, a keynote address by TSN radio host Andi Petrillo and the announcement of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Sports ·