Your guide to the Fall Hawks
The team will be on radar as they try to recover from a shocking and devastating early exit from the playoffs last season. With new addition quarterback Travis Eman and the largest recruiting class in recent history, the Hawks look forward to seeing if the young team can spark a surprising season. Players to watch include Eman, as well as Alex Anthony, Felix Odum and Isaac Dell, all of whom participated in the East West Bowl earlier this year and are eligible for the CFL draft.
Both the men’s and women’s ball players came off impressive 2011 seasons and hope to continue with their development. The women finished third in the regular season, having one hit keep them from their third provincial medal. The future looks strong with the rookie team returning with experience only two players graduating from the squad. The men, meanwhile, finished the season losing in the semifinal of the OUA championships, but saw growth from many rookies, including rookie of the year Jonathan Brouse. The Hawks will look for this young squad to challenge their previous performance.
With only two wins last season, the men look to improve on their disappointing 2-6 record. With the majority of players in their fourth and fifth year, the Hawks will look to rebound after a tough end to last season.
After being outscored 347-17 last season, including a disastrous 125-0 loss against Guelph, the women’s rugby team will need a miracle to find a glimmer of hope for their upcoming season. With only six graduating players, the incoming team will have to find a new strategy to find a way to the playoffs for the first time since 2005, when they were ousted in the quarterfinals.
Men’s: The men will look toward improving on their disappointing 2011 season, where they missed the playoffs for the third time since their OUA title win in 2008. Veteran striker Matthew Maughn will be a key player for the Hawks heading into the beginning of their recovery season.
The women’s team will look to find redemption after a disappointing end to their season last year, where they were ranked No. 1 in Canada, and expected to win the national championship. After losing to Queen’s in the OUA finals, the Hawks fell in a controversial 1-0 loss to the Montreal Carabins to end their season. Losing star players Alyssa Lagonia and Tania Pedron to the Doncaster Belles, a pro team in England, the Hawks will look to veterans such as Krista Cellucci and former rookie of the year Emily Brown to fix their spirits.
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