OUA Uncovered: Basketball 2010-11
With the one game last weekend, the full OUA men’s and women’s basketball seasons get underway tonight. Carleton men and Windsor women both look to hold onto their provincial crowns. For the first time OUA basketball gets Uncovered before the season starts. This 160 page E-Magazine looks at all 32 teams. Hear straight from the coaches what it will take for their team to be successful, and what they must avoid. We feature player turned coach Brad Rootes, and Champion for Life awareness campaign member Brittany Moore. Find out a bit more about Ontario Basketball, and this year’s Wilson Cup Final Four format. All this an more in the first OUA Basketball Uncovered.
2010 Basketball PREVIEW A Preview of all 32 OUA teams PLUS: A look at the Wilson Cup Final Four Brad Rootes & Brittany Moore Features And Much Much More 2010-11 BASKETBALL PREVIEW ISSUE Photo by Michael P. Hall In this Issue C O V E R S TO RY Team Previews Insight and analysis of all 32 OUA men’s and women’s teams. - Check out who’s new, who’s gone, and who to watch out for this OUA WEST Brock............p.28 Guelph..........p.36 Leakhead .....p.44 McMaster .....p.52 Waterloo.......p.60 Western........p.68 WLU .............p.76 Windsor........p.84 OUA EAST Carleton........p.94 Laurentian.....p.102 Ottawa..........p.110 Queen‘s........p.118 Toronto........p.126 RMC ............p.134 Ryerson.......p.142 York.............p.150 Front Cover Photo by Michael P. Hall Page 2 The Official E-Magazine of OUA F E AT U R E S 13 Brittany Moore, Champion for Life OUA‘s Laura Bridgman talks to Gaels guard Brittany Moore about life in the OUA 18 Strong Rootes Badger‘s coach Brad Rootes sits down with Shawn Whiteley and discusses his transition from Brock player to Brock coach 22 The Final Four Format This year, teams competing for the Wilson Cup will have a new path to take. McMaster‘s head coach Amos Connelly discusses how he will prepare his team for the prospect of a home field PLUS: 9 Welcome from Ontario Basketball 10 Ontario Basketball HOF Inductees 158 Basketball on the Airways Photo by Michael P. Hall The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 3 OUA Uncovered Page 4 The Official E-Magazine of OUA OUA Uncovered The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 5 OUA Uncovered Photo by Yan Doublet Page 6 The Official E-Magazine of OUA OUA Uncovered The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 7 OBA Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) is excited to continue its partnership with Ontario University Athletics (OUA) again this season and we look forward to working together to develop basketball around the province. Examples of recent OBA and OUA partnership include hosting the OUA womenâ€˜s All Star game in conjunction with Ontario Cup provincial championships the past two years at RIM Park in Waterloo. OUA coaches such as Dave Smart and Stephan Barrie sit on important committees within OBA and help shape programs that develop athletes across the province. Last year at the CIS womenâ€˜s championship, OUA All-Star Nicki Schutz (University of Toronto) helped coach a special Mega Hoops Mania for 5 to 14 year olds in Hamilton. Universities such as Carleton have recently ran tournaments featuring OBA teams at their facilities and the Ontario Cup senior divisions always have OUA coaches in the stands looking for fresh talent. Additionally, OBA lends it support to OUA by sitting on the marketing committee which looks to expand the popularity of basketball programs in Ontario Universities. OBA wishes all OUA players, coaches and supporters the best of luck and enjoyment for the upcoming season The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 9 Hall of Fame Every two years, Ontario Basketball opens the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame for those with outstanding accomplishments in our sport in Ontario. 2010 inductees into the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame were nominated by their peers and voted on by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The categories are athletes, coaches, builders, teams and officials. This year we are honoured to announce the 2010 Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame class, as follows: Bob Bain – Coach As head coach of the York University Lions, Bain amassed nearly 700 victories over the course of his 37-year career. He is a two-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year award winner and a nine-time Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Coach of the Year award winner. Under the guidance of Coach Bain, York University captured 11 OUA East Division championships and six OUA championships. Bain was also instrumental in the creation of the technical curriculum for the national coaching certification program. Andrea Blackwell – Athlete From Calgary and Kingston to Italy and Greece, Blackwell is one of the most accomplished female basketball players in Canadian history. Selected to the junior women‘s national team at age 15, and the senior women‘s national team at age 16, Blackwell represented Canada for 17 years and competed in four World Championships and two Olympic Games, capturing fourth place at the 1984 Los Angeles games. Blackwell is a three-time Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (CIAU) All-Canadian and was named the Nan Copp Most Outstanding Player in Canada for the 1983-1984 season. Blackwell led Bishop‘s University to back-to-back national championships in 19821983 and 1983-1984. Page 10 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Photo Hall of Fame Laurentian Lady Vees (1974-75) – Team Undefeated in league and playoff play, the 1974-1975 Laurentian Lady Vees were Laurentian University‘s first-ever national championship team. Under the guidance of coaches Norm Vickery and Dr. Sandy Knox, the 1974-1975 Lady Vees also captured the Ontario Women‘s Interuniversity Athletic Association (OWIAA) and Canadian Women‘s Interuniversity Athletic Union (CWIAU) championships. The team had two athletes named All-Canadians in Anne Hurley-McGrath and Sheila Strike. The team finished the season with an overall record of 25-6, and captured what would be the first of five consecutive national championships. Hazel Miner – Builder Described as a tireless worker and a dynamic personality, Miner has been a pioneer for women‘s basketball beginning in the 1970s. Beginning with the establishment of the Ottawa Rookies basketball club in 1973 in Ottawa, Miner was pivotal in the development of basketball throughout the province. Miner created the Nepean Amateur Basketball Association, a grassroots organization that remained sustainable for more than 25 years. In addition to her work in Eastern Ontario, Miner was the driving force behind the establishment of Ontario Basketball‘s Player Development Program, a training program that has contributed to the development of countless elite athletes. Despite these accomplishments, it is said Miner‘s greatest contribution is the immeasurable impact her hard work has had on the lives of thousands of young athletes. Ontario University Athletics wishes to congratulate all of these outstanding individuals. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 11 Champion for Life By Laura Bridgman In Grade 5 when Brittany Moore began to play basketball she had no idea it would end up being such a large part of her life. The Gaels team captain began playing because she loved the competitive nature of sport - any sport - and never imagined the success she has achieved. Moore, now in her fourth year at Queenâ€˜s University, boasts an impressive resume of OUA awards including 2009-10 East MVP, and 2007-08 East Rookie of the Year. The two-time First-Team All-Star and newest OUA Champion for Life took a break from practice and midterms to give me a better idea about what it means to be an athlete in OUA. Question: Why do you love the game of basketball? Answer: I love pushing myself to compete at the highest level I can. Being able to face challenges both physically and mentally and push through them is what the game is all about. You discover who you really are. Q: So who have you discovered yourself to be? A: Playing basketball has given me confidence for many things in life and the ability to overcome challenges. I have a strong drive to reach my full potential. I look at challenges as a positive which allow me to grow on and off the court. Q: Who has been your most influential coach? Page 13 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Champion for Life A: Dave Wilson, my current coach at Queenâ€˜s. Q: Why Dave? A: He is very respected in the basketball community, which is easy to understand considering his knowledge of the game. He is always there for players, both as a coach and a friend, and has taught me a lot as a player, as a student, and as a person. Q: Walk me through your off-season training. A: I train through the summer by running, cycling, weight training and enhancing basketball skills. This is in preparation for the fall season starting with exhibition tournaments followed by league games through to March. Q: Tell me a bit about the camaraderie amongst your teammates. A: The teammates you are privileged to play with during your time as a varsity athlete become not only good friends but also your family. To win as a team is one of the greatest feelings! Q: What does it mean to you to be a student-athlete in OUA? A: It is an honour. I feel very privileged to be able to compete at this level and be successful. Queenâ€˜s University is one of the best universities in Canada and to be able to represent this school as both a stuThe Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 14 Champion for Life dent and an athlete is a great feeling. Q: Why did you choose to stay in Ontario for your education and athletic involvement? A: I chose to play basketball for an Ontario university because of the superior education level, and elite competition while still having family close enough to come out for support. Travelling to universities and getting the opportunity to explore other cities and provinces is also a great learning experience. I am a very competitive person and the level of competition at the OUA level pushes me to continually improve my game. Q: How has being a student-athlete benefitted you? A: Iâ€˜ve learned the importance of good time management skills. I want to balance both school and basketball and maintain some sort of social life. It takes a committed person and a lot of hard work to be successful both on and off the court. Q: It sounds a bit tough, have you ever thought about your university career without basketball in it? A: The overall university experience of a studentathlete is significantly enhanced by participation in sports, win or lose. I have never thought of a university career without basketball. It is an important part Page 15 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Champion for Life of my everyday life whether it be playing, training, or coaching. I am a very active person and enjoy getting my energy out doing something active. The environment basketball sets is pretty special and unique and to be a part of that is something I'm very grateful for. Plus, I can't stress enough my competitive nature on the court. It is important for me to set goals and strive toward meeting them. Q: What other transferable life skills do you find yourself taking away from basketball? A: Performing at this elite level allowed me to become a confident leader, understand the importance of working well with others, and gain a strong work ethic to achieve important goals. Q: You are one of six new members of OUA Champions for Life, what does it mean to you to be part of this awareness campaign? A: It is such a great opportunity for me to be able to participate in this campaign. I feel it is so important for younger athletes to want to continue competing at the university level. You grow as a person and student-athlete by dealing with situations that arise on the court, not only from your experiences in the classroom. Q: What is one of the greatest experiences of playing basketball in OUA? A: It is difficult to describe the feeling of intense competition and dedication, but knowing that you can overcome barriers in sport and still succeed is pretty powerful. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 16 Strong Rootes By Shawn Whiteley. Photos Courtesy of Brock Athletics I n November 2007, Brad Rootes was in preparations as a fifth-year point guard for the Brock Badgers, looking to lead his teammates to the school‘s second national championship. Just three short years later Rootes is now preparing his team for the upcoming season as the youngest coach in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. ―What I‘m finding now as the head coach is that there are some similarities based on the role I played with the team,‖ said Rootes of his transition. ―When I played I was a captain and was looked to as a leader on the floor. Now I can‘t be on the floor but the guys are still looking to me for leadership and direction.‖ The transition from player to coach hasn‘t been easy for the 25 year old Niagara Falls, Ont. native, but Rootes can see the value in having been in his players‘ shoes as recently as 32 months ago. ―I know what goes on with these guys because it wasn‘t too long ago that I was doing it,‖ said Rootes. ―I can relate to them on and off the court and they know that, so if they‘re having a problem with a defensive scheme or a problem with a class they know my door is open and to come and talk about it.‖ While still a student, completing his Masters in Education, he is finding his day-to-day life is still extremely busy, but his areas of focus have changed now that he‘s the bench boss. Page 18 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Strong Rootes ―When I was playing my schedule was simple. If I wasn‘t in class or on the court I was home resting,‖ said Rootes. ―But now as the coach I‘m responsible for all the game prep and figuring out exactly what the players need to see, plus I‘ve still got my education to finish up in what little downtime I have.‖ ―Players change from year to year, but as the coach you‘re a constant part of the Brock Coach Brad Rootes program,‖ he added. ―I need to be at the forefront in representing this team and this school to the community. I‘ve still got my education to finish plus the work with the players. It‘s a hectic schedule, but definitely a different kind of hectic from when I was playing.‖ What has made the transition from player to coach easier for Rootes is the coaches that have surrounded him in his time at Brock. He played under legendary coach Ken Murray and is now joined on his staff by 50-year coaching veteran Brian ‗Mugsy‘ Mulligan and accomplished provincial level coach Craig Steel. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 19 Strong Rootes ―Ken had a passion for the game and that‘s something that I‘ve developed as well,‖ said Rootes. ―But I think what Ken did for me was allow me to play and be creative in seeing what worked and what didn‘t without worrying about getting pulled and I want my players to do the same thing and have that confidence in me.‖ ―Heading into this season my coaching staff is fantastic,‖ added Rootes. ―Mugsy and Craig are willing to do anything to help this team succeed and that‘s important, but having these guys here with me has allowed me to make the transition to head coach real smooth.‖ While a member of the Badgers Rootes was a five-time OUA First Team All -Star, a two-time OUA West Player of the Year and a two-time CIS AllCanadian. He was a member of the 2007-08 CIS National Champions and is among the Brock University career leaders in nearly every statistical category. Page 20 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Wilson Cup Final Four Page 22 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Wilson Cup Final Four N ovember 5, 2010 marks the start of something special. A year like none other. The OUA men‘s basketball season officially starts November 5, but this year those vying for the Wilson Cup might find themselves taking a new path to get there. Teams have competed for the Wilson Cup for almost a century. Donated in 1909 by W.A. Wilson, the manager of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues basketball team, the Wilson Cup was awarded to the winner of the Intercollegiate Basketball Union. The Blues were the first winners of the trophy in the 1908-09 season. It has been awarded since that date with the exception of the two World Wars. Last season, the Carleton Raven‘s took home the prize. If they‘d like to do it again in the 2010-2011 season they may find themselves facing off against a different opponent – a team from their own division. Basketball in OUA is comprised of two divisions, the East and the West. Carleton, Laurentian, Ottawa, RMC, Ryerson, Toronto, Queen‘s and York make up the East while Brock, Guelph, Lakehead, Laurier, McMaster, Waterloo, Western and Windsor make up the West. In the past, if you wanted a chance at the Wilson Cup, you had to knock off your entire division before meeting the winner of the other side. This year, things are changing. The format for playoffs will be different. Round One will see the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division get a bye while 6th place will play 3rd and 5th will play 4th. The second round will see the remaining lowest seed at #1 and the 2nd lowest seed face #2. Now here‘s where the fun starts. A Final Four tournament will take place with the host this year being McMaster University. The semifinals will see the highest seed The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 23 Wilson Cup Final Four in the East play the lowest remaining seed in the West, while the highest West seed will play the lowest remaining seed in the East. The winners will then get a chance to compete for the Wilson Cup. McMaster‘s men‘s coach Amos Connelly see‘s the change as a positive for the sport. ―Being a new coach probably allows me to be open-minded to the change. There is certainly a risk with the elimination of a guaranteed bid from our division but it provides a better opportunity for the two best teams in our entire conference to meet in the final.‖ Do other coaches feel the same way? ―I'm sure there are mixed reviews on the format,‖ says Connelly. ―Generally, I'm for progressive thinking and I'm willing to try just about anything that gives us a chance to market and promote our game.‖ If the pressure of being the new McMaster coach wasn‘t enough, fans are looking at Connelly to lead his team to their first ever Wilson Cup Final Four held on home soil. ―Playing and coaching at this university brings inherent pressure. It's always here and especially given the changes in the off-season, we feel like the microscope is focused even more sharply on us. If we make it to the Final Four the atmosphere will be electric but we have much to focus on before we cross that bridge.‖ While the goal is winning the Wilson Cup, Coach Connelly is careful not to jump too far ahead. ―We haven't discussed the (Final Four) format as a team and I don't suspect we will. I'm sure our guys know the structure, we don't have to talk about it. As a coach, I am best spending my time Photo by Yan Doublet Page 24 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Wilson Cup Final Four worrying about what I can control. At this point that is our daily performance.‖ For most players, the chance to play for a championship in front of a home crowd is something they can only dream of. This year, MAC men‘s team might have the chance to hoist the Wilson Cup in front of thousands of maroon fans. One thing‘s for sure, no matter what teams compete in the Wilson Cup Final Four Connelly knows Hamiltonians will be strong supporters. ―The Hamilton community is very supportive of basketball; I think the community turnout will be solid. It's an amazing time to be a coach at McMaster,‖ adds Connelly. ―The investment in Athletics has never been higher and the commitment to improving attendance and atmosphere is noticeable in the student response. For me being a new coach everything is heightened and the Final Four is an exciting prospect.‖ As Connelly and his team look forward to an exciting season, fans of OUA look forward to the first ever Wilson Cup Final Four. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 25 West Previews Page 26 The Official E-Magazine of OUA West Previews The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 27 OUA West Team Previews Two seasons removed from a national championship and the Brock Badgers are starting a new era after the retirement of long-time coach Ken Murray. Stepping in as head coach on an interim basis is Brad Rootes, who was the point guard on the 2008 CIS winning team. Although Rootes is the youngest coach in CIS, he has spent two years as an assistant under Murray and has also coached in the OBA development system. His challenge will be to get Brock back into the playoffs, as the team has twice missed the post-season since winning the CIS title. Rootes suffered an early setback to his debut season when CIS Rookie of the Year Clinton Springer-Williams bolted from the Badgers and accepted a scholarship to NCAA D2 Gannon University. Losing SpringerWilliams takes a big weapon from the Brock arsenal, as the freshman was a First-Team OUA West All-Star. ―Clint had a great opportunity and we understand players have to do what they think is best,‖ mused Rootes. ―But losing players is part of the game, whether through injury or graduation, so it is a loss but we‘ll move forward.‖ The Badgers will turn to the 2009 CIS Rookie of the Year Didi Mukendi (10.4-PPG) to pick up some of the slack as he deferred some to Springer-Williams last year. A major bonus is the return to health of guard Joel Whitty, who Page 28 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Ottawa,8pm Nov. 6 - @ Carleton, 8pm Nov. 12 – RMC, 8pm Nov. 13 – Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 19 - @ Toronto, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 26 – York, 8pm Nov. 27 – Laurentian,8pm Jan. 5 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Windsor, 8pm Jan. 12 – Western, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ McMaster,2pm Jan. 19 – Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 22 – Windsor, 4pm Jan. 26 – Guelph, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Laurier, 3pm Feb. 2 - @ Western, M 7pm Feb. 5 – McMaster, 3pm Feb. 11 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 16 – Guelph, 8pm Feb. 19 – Laurier, 3pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Didi Mukendi Joel Whitty Mike Cruickshank Mark Gibson Brian Nahimana Jay Fleming Andrew Ferguson Anto Raic Key Departures Clinton Springer-Williams Key Recruits Andrew Kraus (transfer from Brandon) Cedric Kasongo Brock Badgers missed much of last season after suffering from concussion-related symptoms. Whitty was an OUA West All-Rookie team member in 2009 and was sorely missed. Rootes is thrilled to have Whitty back in the Badger line-up, adding, ―It‘s huge for us because Joel was our leader. He does all the little things that help teams win and he‘s really our heart and soul.‖ Brock will also need another good season from guard Mike Cruickshank, who arrived as a transfer last year and G Didi Mukendi averaged 10.1-PPG, ensuring good depth in the backcourt. The frontcourt needs sophomore Brian Nahimana to step up his contribution. The 6-foot-9 post player showed promise as a rookie and will get every opportunity to play big minutes. ―Brian is just starting to realize his potential,‖ says Rootes. ―He has had a great summer and has become our go -to defender in the post.‖ Senior forwards Andrew Ferguson and Jordan Johnson were on the CIS championship team and should be in the rotation, along with junior Mark Gibson who emerged as a starter last year, and who Rootes believes will be among the most improved players in the league. Sophomore Anto Raic has the size and skill to compete for minutes as well, providing another option up front. The timing of his appointment didn‘t help recruiting, but Rootes did secure some immediate help and something for The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 29 OUA West Team Previews the future. Joining the Badgers as a graduate student is Andrew Kraus, who was the starting point guard for Brandon last year. Kraus was on the Acadia team that Brock defeated in 2008 to win the national crown, and Rootes says he will step in at the point immediately. ―Andrew is a proven winner and his leadership has been incredible. He has been where everyone wants to go and that‘s why we wanted him.‖ A pair of true freshmen will compete for minutes as Cedric Kasongo and Jay Fast are highly regarded CIS prospects. Kasongo reminds some of Springer-Williams, while Fast‘s father Doug is a Brock basketball icon. Rootes also secured a commitment from NCAA transfer Tshing Kasamba, who will have to sit out this season but will suit up in 2011. Rootes has been impressed with the energy and dedication shown in the early going from his players. ―It‘s a challenge to get everyone on the same page, but as far as role clarity and role acceptance, things have been very good,‖ adds the rookie coach. ―We‘ve been rebuilding and it takes time. We have goals but right now I‘m focussing on process goals rather than outcome goals because those are things we can control. We need to get the players to believe they can win rather than just think they can win, F Mark Gibson and that‘s a huge difference.‖ Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Brock University Athletics Page 30 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Brock Badgers No. 00 3 9 10 12 13 14 21 22 23 24 32 33 45 52 54 55 Name Tshing Kasamba Jay Fast Michael Cruickshank Adom Bondzi-Simpson Joeln Whitty Didi Mukendi Michael Williams Andrew Ferguson Cedric Kasongo Brian Nahimana Anto Raic Mark Gibson Jay Fleming Jermel Pierre Andrew Kraus Jonathan Silver Jordan Johnson Pos. F G G G G G G F G F F F G G G F F Ht. 6-5 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-9 6-7 6-6 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-5 6-5 Yr. 3 1 5 1 3 3 1 4 1 2 2 3 4 3 4 1 4 Program General Studies Undecared General Studies Health Sciences Rec & Leisure Studies Kinesiology Undeclared Geography General Studies General Studies Geography General Studies Business Communications Kinesiology Education Undeclared Physical Education Hometown St. Catharines, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Fonthill, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. Brampton, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. Welland, Ont. London, Ont. Welland, Ont. Bradford, Ont. St. Catharines, Ont. Whitby, Ont. Markham, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Dundas, Ont. Brockâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Jay Fleming, Joel Whitty Scoring Threat: Didi Mukendi, Mark Gibson, Mike Cruickshank Rebounder: Mark Gibson, Brian Nahimana Defender: Andrew Kraus, Mike Cruickshank Ball Handler: Andrew Kraus, Joel Whitty Ball Distributor: Andrew Kraus, Joel Whitty 2010 2010--2011 Award Winners Clinton Springer-Williams CIS Rookie of the Year West Rookie of the Year West First-Team All-Star West All Rookie Team Head Coach: Brad Rootes Assistant Coaches: Brian Mulligan, Craig Steel, Chris Ward 09-10 Record: 8-14 (7th West) Playoff Record: Did Not Quality The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 31 OUA West Team Previews Quote: ―We will continue to play an uptempo style on offence which has worked for us in the past. We will also play a tough defensive style through full court press forcing teams to turn the ball over leading to points off turnovers.‖ End Quote. Second-year Brock Head Coach Si Khounviseth has many strong philosophies of his own, but it is clear that his time spent with Canadian basketball great, Chris Critelli has also shaped the direction he has continued to take the Badger program. When you look at the style of basketball being played in St. Catharine‘s with the likes of Whitney Gorges (Welland, Ont.) and Hillary Woodside (Fall River, N.S.), you are at times reminded of those who played for Coach Critelli not so long ago – Stacey Farr, Jodie Ebeling and Erin Allan are just three that immediately come to mind. Over recent years, Brock perhaps lacked the bench strength of some OUA rivals and maybe been over-matched size-wise, but they have always covered their deficiencies through discipline, intelligence and strong coaching. In the eyes of some, Brock‘s 13-9 fourth place finish last year could be seen as an overachievement by an under-sized team in what can be a big and physical division. To others, it came as no surprise, as Brock has consistently bucked the trend of going big and physical, inPage 32 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Carleton, 6pm Nov. 12 – RMC, 6pm Nov. 13 – Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 19 - @ Toronto, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 26 – York, 6pm Nov. 27 – Laurentian,6pm Jan. 5 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Windsor, 6pm Jan. 12 – Western, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ McMaster, 12pm Jan. 19 – Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 22 – Windsor, 2pm Jan. 26 – Guelph, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Laurier, 1pm Feb. 4 - @ Western, 7pm Feb. 5 – McMaster, 1pm Feb. 11 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 16 – Guelph, 6pm Feb. 19 – Laurier, 1pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Whitney Gorges Hillary Woodside Devyn Cuncic Jessica Del Signore Emily McKay Tara Giallonardo Key Departures Lauren Stewart Key Recruits Andrea Polischuk Jessica Ramkeesoon Sam DeJong Brock Badgers stead going for a highoctane, athletic approach. The size ‗issue‘ is borne out by the fact that the Badgers‘ leading rebounder in 2009-10 was their 5‘9‖ guard Gorges who averaged 5.4 rpg and Brock ranked 15th (out of 16 teams) in opponents‘ rebounds per game, with 44.23rpg. Khounviseth, himself is more than aware of this potential Achilles‘ heel and says that ―It will be a challenging season if we don't take care of the basketball and do a better job of rebounding the ball.‖ On the flip-side, the athletic attacking style of play G Whitney Gorges saw Brock score more points overall than any other team in OUA with 1533 while their 69.68ppg was good for third in the conference (the discrepancy being produced by RMC forfeiting games to Windsor and Western who thus only had 21 games each). After a hot start last Fall with five straight wins to start the regular season, Brock settled into a rhythm which saw them finish the cross-conference schedule with a solid 6-2 record. Shortly after the Christmas recess, they ran OUA championselect, Windsor to OT, only to fall short 73-80 in Windsor, before dropping a close one in London by a mere point a week later against Western, again in OT. Three straight wins to close the regular season saw the Badgers secure a home playoff quarter final (with the three-way tie for third place coming down to head The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 33 OUA West Team Previews -to-head), in which they duly took care of the visiting McMaster Marauders. The victory was hard-fought, but a strong fourth quarter and an impressive 47% on 9-19 from behind the arc, sent the Badgers into a semifinal showdown in Windsor. Brock took that game to Windsor early, and the Lancers struggled to contain Gorges who went off for a game-high 22 on 4-6 from 3pt range and 6-6 from the foul line. Woodside battled hard for 10 rebounds, but ultimately the Lancers‘ dominance on the boards (47-30) and a huge 33-12 third quarter for Windsor, put pay to Brock‘s hope of a major upset. The Badgers will be happy to see both Woodside and Gorges return in 2010-11 along with the likes of Devyn Cuncic (Carlisle, Ont,) and Tara Giallonardo (Fonthill, Ont.). Coach Khounviseth also brings in some much needed size in 6‘2‖ Chloe Eberwein (Belleville, Ont.), 6‘0‖ Jessica Ramkeesoon (Markham, Ont.) and Governor Simcoe grad Samantha deJong who transfers in from Guelph. The rookies will likely have to quickly learn and adjust to the university game, for Brock to repeat their exploits of last year, while offering Gorges and Woodside some muchneeded support on both ends of the floor. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Brock University Athletics G Hillary Woodside Page 34 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Brock Badgers No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Program Hometown 3 Brittany Vandyken G 5-8 2 Physical Education Cambridge, Ont. 4 Andrea Polischuk G/F Business Brantford, Ont. 5 Emily Voisin G 5-10 1 5-8 1 Sport Management Waterloo, Ont. 6 Hayley Neal F Communications Mississauga, Ont. 7 Hillary Woodside G 5-10 2 5-9 4 Kinesiology Fall River, N.S. 8 Kayla Skjerdal G/F 6-1 2 Kinesiology Weyburn, Sask. 9 Tara Giallonardo G 5-6 3 Kinesiology Fonthill, Ont. 10 Annie McNeely G 5-9 1 Kinesiology Kingston, Ont. 11 Samantha deJong F 6-0 2 General Studies St. Catharines, Ont. Devyn Cuncic G 5-7 4 Inclusive and Therapeutic Rec. Carlisle, Ont. 13 Emily McKay G 5-7 3 Communications Toronto, Ont. 14 Chloe Eberwein F 6-2 1 Child & Youth Studies Belleville, Ont. 15 Jessica Ramkeesoon F 6-0 1 Community Recreation Markham, Ont. 22 23 Whitney Gorges G 5-9 Jessica Del Signore G 5-8 5 3 Education Physical Education Welland, Ont. Brantford, Ont. 12 Brockâ€™s Best Outside Threat: Whitney Gorges, Hillary Woodside Scoring Threat: Whitney Gorges, Hillary Woodside Rebounder: Sam deJong Defender: Devyn Cuncic, Jessica Del Signore Ball Handler: Devyn Cuncic, Hillary Woodside Ball Distributor: Devyn Cuncic, Hillary Woodside 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Si Khounviseth Asst. Coaches: Rob Anderson, Taylor Drysdale, Michaela Jezdikova, Nico Loureiro 09-10 Record: 13-9 (T-3rd West) Lauren Stewart â€“ West Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 35 OUA West Team Previews Gryphon Coach Chris O’Rourke experienced something last season that hadn‘t been seen at Guelph in 22 years, which was the men‘s basketball team failing to make the playoffs. Guelph may have been the toughest nonplayoff team in Canada last year, as the Gryphons lost 11 conference games by four points or less. O‘Rourke attributes all those near misses to having a squad that was thinned out by player losses, and a lack of experience at closing out games. Getting his team back into the postseason has to be at the top of Coach O‘Rourke‘s To-Do list, and it‘s clear the Gryphons will not shirk at finding the right players to get the job done. One player that will not be able to help is Guelph‘s lone OUA West All-Star Jay Mott, who completed his five-years of eligibility. ―I think our returning guys will have to step up to replace Jay,‖ says Coach O‘Rourke. ―We‘ve got more depth this year and that should help us.‖ Even without Mott, the Gryphons bring some firepower to the perimeter. Senior guards Jon Moscatelli (14.2-PPG) and Mike Petrella are solid veterans, and will line-up with junior Dan McCarthy (14.6-PPG) to present a formidable backcourt. McCarthy exploded as a sophomore and will likely become the go-to guy for the Gryphons, with O‘Rourke adding, ―Danny is definitely a glue-guy for us. He‘s worked extremely hard since he came here and we know Page 36 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Carleton, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Nov. 12 – Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 13 – RMC, 3pm Nov. 19 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Toronto, 8pm Nov. 26 – Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 27 – York,8pm Jan. 7 – Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 8 – Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 12 – Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 15 – Western, 3pm Jan. 19 - @ Laurier, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Waterloo, 3pm Jan. 26 – Brock, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ McMaster 3pm Feb. 2 - @ Windsor, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Western, 3pm Feb. 9 – Laurier 8pm Feb. 12 – McMaster, 3pm Feb. 16 - @ Brock, 8pm Feb. 19 – Windsor, 4pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Dan McCarthy Jonathan Moscatelli John Brutto Michael Petrella Key Departures Jay Mott Key Recruits Kareem Malcolm Kevin Cameron Jerald Greenidge Guelph Gryphons we‘ll get production from him.‖ Coach O‘Rourke was also able to recruit OCAA All-Star Kareem Malcolm from Sheridan College and he will push to start at the point right away. The coach says Malcolm is a key addition to this year‘s Gryphon line-up, ―Kareem looks very good so far. Nothing seems to rattle him and he‘s just very steady.‖ Backcourt depth comes from returning guard Drew Morris who saw some playing time last year, while G Michael Petrella several recruits will likely get long looks including Michel Clark and George Mason. The Guelph trademark for years has been tenacious defence and you can bet that will not change as O‘Rourke will try to control tempo to keep scores low. Among the forwards, there was talent last year but not tons of experience, which should be less of a factor this season. Sophomore post John Brutto has the size to make an impact and if fellow second-year forward Matt Howlett can step up his play, Guelph has two players to build around. ―I‘m very excited by the progress shown by Brutto and Howlett since last year,‖ explains O‘Rourke. ―I‘m confident we‘ll be able to get some consistent production inside this year and that will help our outside game.‖ Two key additions are senior forward Kevin Cameron, The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 37 OUA West Team Previews who transferred from Windsor, where he was a spot starter for three years and 6-foot-9 Duncan Reid, who returns to the team after taking last season off. Cameron and Reid provide an immediate injection of maturity to the Gryphon frontcourt that was missing a year ago. Another forward that could help is Sheridan College transfer Jerald Greenidge who adds G Dan McCarthy a good jolt of athleticism. Coming off a non-playoff year has O‘Rourke thinking his team may catch some opponents by surprise, saying, ―People are talking about Windsor and Western. We know we‘re underdogs this year and we‘re fine with that. We will have to defend and get more balanced scoring, but I see us in the race to host a playoff game and we will try to win the OUA West.‖ Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Gryphon Athletics Page 38 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Guelph Gryphons No. 4 5 10 11 12 15 21 22 31 32 33 33 40 42 44 45 0 Name Dan McCarthy Michael Petrella George Mason Kareem Malcolm Michel Clark Drew Morris Jerald Greenidge Matt Howlett Jon Moscatelli Kevin Cameron Youri Mutamba Sheriff Wiredu Duncan Reid John Brutto Andrew Beney John Atkinson Mike Dulmage Pos. G G G G G G F G F G F F F F F F F Ht. 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-8 6-0 6-5 6-9 6-8 6-7 6-6 6-7 Yr. 3 4 1 3 1 2 3 2 4 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 Program Biomedical Sciences Biomedical Sciences Bachelor of Arts Commerce Physics Computer Sciences Bachelor of Arts Engineering Bachelor of Arts Commerce Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts Engineering Commerce Science Hometown Guelph, Ont. Brantford, Ont. Orillia, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Elora,Ont. St.Catharines, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Hong Kong, China London,Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Aurora, Ont. Brantford, Ont. Guelph’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Jonathan Moscatelli Scoring Threat: Kareem Malcolm Rebounder: John Brutto Defender: Dan McCarthy Ball Handler: Kareem Malcolm, Michael Petrella Ball Distributor: Kareem Malcolm, Michael Petrella 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Chris O’Rourke Asst Coaches: Chris Dooley, Toffer Treiguts, Nick Pankerichan, Brad Taylor, Jay Mott 09-10 Record: 6-16 (8th West) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify Jay Mott – West Second-Team All Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 39 OUA West Team Previews In recent history the Guelph Gryphons have had two constants: Angela Orton as head coach, and at least one Yallin somewhere on the roster. This will change for the 2010-11 season, as Orton takes a sabbatical to focus on her administrative position with the university. She hands over the reins though to someone who is familiar both with high level basketball coaching and the women‘s program at the University of Guelph. Tom O’Brien steps into the fold as interim head coach knowing that, in truth, the only way is up for the Gryphons. Without doubt, the 2009-10 season was one of great disappointment for the Royal City as the program struggled to a 2-20 record and found themselves rock-bottom in the OUA West. Guelph‘s two wins came against RMC (68-62) and on the road at Waterloo (59-55) but they really emphasized some of the problems that Guelph experienced. Over the season, Guelph averaged a shade over 50 points per game, which ranked 15th in the sixteen team OUA and had to rely too heavily on the points of Jasmine Douglas (Guelph, Ont.) and Samantha Russell (Paradise Valley, AZ). Case in point: in the road win against Waterloo, Douglas and Russell scored 26 and 13 respectively; while just a week later, the Warriors neutralized Douglas, holding her scoreless, while Russell managed just 8 points in a 65-46 reversal. Page 40 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Carleton, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 12 – Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 13 – RMC, 1pm Nov. 19 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Toronto, 6pm Nov. 26 – Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 27 – York 6pm Jan. 7 – Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 8 – Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 12 – Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 15 – Western, 1pm Jan. 19 - @ Laurier,6pm Jan. 22 - @ Waterloo, 1pm Jan. 26 – Brock, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ McMaster 1pm Feb. 2 - @ Windsor, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Western, 1pm Feb. 9 – Laurier 6pm Feb. 12 – McMaster, 1pm Feb. 16 - @ Brock, 6pm Feb. 19 – Windsor, 2pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Samantha Russell Jasmine Douglas Ali Dzikowski Alex Yallin Key Departures Alex Russell Key Recruits Kayla Goodhoofd Sarah Dinsdale Andjela Borovac Guelph Gryphons So Oâ€˜Brien and his 2010-11 outfit will do well to just leave the memories where they belong, to wit, in the past. He will move the program forward, looking to consolidate the potential he has with Douglas and Russell and will certainly welcome some of the new faces that have joined the Gryphons as well as the return of a nowfit, Ali Dzikowski (Brantford, Ont.) who F Samantha Russell can offer some muchneeded composure and potency on the perimeter. Guelph will again send out a young unit, with the only fourth-years being Alex Yallin (Port Colbourne, Ont.) and Kara Muhlhausen (Foxboro, Ont.) who is in her second year with the Gryphons following her transfer from Loyalist College of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). On the point of Yallins, Alex is joined by younger sister Andrea this year, who becomes the fourth of five sisters from the Port Colbourne family to don the black, red and gold. In truth, Alex was always going to find it tough to follow in the foot-steps of Yallins 1 and 2, namely older sisters Stephanie and Kris, who both had stellar all-star careers at Guelph, but also were parts of much stronger teams. This could well be the year that Alex can relax, play the big sister role and pick up the points she is capable of, especially beyond the arc. With the return of Dzikowski and also the entrance of the experienced Chelsea The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 41 OUA West Team Previews Kane (Ingersoll, Ont.), match-ups could well work a little more in her favour. Guelph will certainly have more offensive weapons this season, which will undoubtedly help the team as a whole, but also provide some much needed support for Douglas in particular, who at times in seasons past has worked herself to exhaustion with boards and baskets, only for the Gryphons to fall short. Last season, Douglas led Guelph in a number of major categories that one might expect: points per game (10.7), field goal percentage (40.7%), rebounds per game (9.3), free throw attempts and makes (76-109) and blocks (29). Perhaps more surprising is that she also led the team with 30 assists and committed just 45 fouls in 21 games. Although this reflects Guelphâ€˜s reliance on her, it could bode well for the upcoming season, should the incoming players be able to draw some extra attention from opposing defences. The 2010-11 season will start in an interesting manner for Guelph, with preseason match-ups against Ottawa and Queenâ€˜s in the Tindall Tournament in Kingston, followed by a regular season-opening trip to Ottawa to again face the GeeGees and Carleton Ravens a week later. Week two of the cross-conference schedule then sees the Golden Gaels travel to Guelph for the regular season meeting. F Jasmine Douglas Page 42 Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Gryphon Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Guelph Gryphons No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 Name Andrea Chomyc Marlee Freeman Alex Yallin Ali Dzikowski Kara Muhlhausen Diana Haefele Andjela Borovac Samantha Russell Andrea Yallin Kayla Goodhoofd Emily Joslin Melissa Wagner Jasmine Douglas Chelsea Kane Alison Conrad Sarah Dinsdale Pos. F G G G G G P F G G/F G F F G F G/F Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-9 6-0 5-8 5-6 6-2 6-0 5-8 5-11 5-7 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-10 Yr. 2 2 4 2 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 Program Landscape Arc. Psychology Industry Geography Human Kinetics Micro Biology Physics Biomedical Science Biological Science Sociology Human Kinetics Biological Science Psychology Arts Undergrad Human Kinetics Hometown Barrie, Ont. Orillia, Ont. Port Colborne, Ont. Brantford, Ont. Foxboro, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Stoney Creek, Ont. Paradise Valley, AZ Port Colborne, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Etobicoke, Ont. Maidstone, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Ingersoll, Ont. Halifax, NS Newmarket, Ont. Guelph’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Alex Yallin Scoring Threat: Kayla Goodhoofd Rebounder: Samantha Russell, Jasmine Douglas Defender: Marlee Freeman Ball Handler: Chelsea Kane Ball Distributor: Chelsea Kane Head Coach: Tom O’Brien Asst Coaches: Kerri Jilesen, Dan Yarmey 09-10 Record: 2-20 (8th West) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify Photograph by Michael P. Hall The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 43 OUA West Team Previews Last season‘s Lakehead squad was one of the biggest surprises in CIS basketball and earned its trip to the CIS Tournament. Now Coach Scott Morrison has to answer the question of what can his team do for an encore? ―That‘s the question I‘ve been hearing all summer,‖ says Morrison. ―We feel like it wasn‘t a surprise but something that we want to be consistent every year, that we will be a contender.‖ In a four-year period, Lakehead jumped from one win and 22 losses in 2007 to 17 and fve and a tie for the best record in the conference last year. The ‗Wolves rode a game plan of tough defence and an equal opportunity offence to the team‘s best record in years. Now much of the team that led the OUA West division for most of last season is back, and the players are anxious to prove that last year‘s group of ‗Wolves was not a one-year wonder. Morrison explains, ―We won a lot of close games last year and that should give us confidence, but we have to find a way to stay hungry and continue to improve at the same time. We‘ll be in trouble if we forget what made us successful.‖ Two key stats for Lakehead from last year are that the team allowed the fewest points in the OUA West and made the most 3-point field goals. Morrison, last year‘s OUA West Coach of the Year, would like to see a repeat of those numbers. Page 44 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Toronto, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 12 – York, 8pm Nov. 13 – Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 19 – RMC, 8pm Nov. 20 – Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 7 - @ Guelph, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Guelph, 8pm Jan. 14 – Laurier, 8pm Jan. 15 – Laurier, 8pm Jan. 21 - @ McMaster, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ McMaster, 8pm Jan. 28 – Windsor, 8pm Jan. 29 – Windsor, 8pm Feb. 4 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Feb. 11 – Brock, 8pm Feb. 12 – Brock, 8pm Feb. 18 - @ Western, 8pm Feb. 19 - @ Western, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Yoosrie Salhia Jamie Searle Andrew Hackner Greg Carter Ryan Thompson Joseph Jones Key Departures Andrew Quirion Sebastian Kasiuk Key Recruits Venzal Russell Kemp McCray Akeem Isaac Ben Johnson Lakehead Thunderwolves He certainly has reason for optimism as OUA West All-Stars Jamie Searle (13.1-PPG) and Yoosrie Salhia return for another shot at the title. Searle emerged as a clutch shooter last year, and found himself named one of the league‘s First-Team AllStars for the first time. Salhia (9.5-RPG) continued to be one of the most dominant rebounders in CIS hoops, while adding some scoring touch to his game. As inside-outside combos go, Searle and Sal- G Joseph Jones hia provide Lakehead with one of the best. Also stepping up last year was point guard Greg Carter, who enters his third season as the league‘s reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Carter runs the show for the ‗Wolves and always guards the opponent‘s toughest check. Not a big scorer, Carter is among league leaders in steals and can impact games with his defence. Backcourt depth comes from senior Cam Hornby and junior Joe Jones. Lakehead gets great mileage from its post rotation and joining Salhia in the front court are OUA West All-Rookie teamer Ryan Thomson and swingman Andrew Hackner who was the leading 3-point shooter (46.8%) in the league last year. An intriguing prospect is sophomore Anthony McIntosh, who missed most of last year with injury but suited up for the The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 45 OUA West Team Previews team‘s run to the nationals. Other returning veterans include Brendan King and Matt Schmidt. Without too many holes to fill, Lakehead brought in four recruits to deepen the talent pool. Two promising U.S. imports are guard Venzall Russell and post Kemp McCrae, while guard Ben Johnson returns from NCAA D2 St. Rose College and guard Akeem Isaac comes to Lakehead from a prep school in Texas. While careful not to get too caught up in setting goals, Coach Morrison says the trip to the CIS Tournament was an eye-opener. ―We felt like we were a little outclassed but now we know what we need F Yoosrie Salhia to do at that level,‖ says the Lakehead coach. ―We‘ll be successful if we maintain the standard of defence we played last year and keep a balanced attack. Every game someone different stepped up so we know we don‘t have to count on one or two guys.‖ Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Lakehead University Athletics Page 46 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Lakehead Thunderwolves No. Name 4 Nathan Wainwright 5 Yoosrie Salhia 6 Venzal Russell 7 Akeem Isaac 8 Cameron Hornby 9 Ryan Thomson 10 Greg Carter 11 Ben Johnson 12 Karl Rom 13 Matthew Schmidt 15 Brendan King 21 Joseph Jones 22 Jamie Searle 23 Kemp McCrae 24 Andrew Hackner Pos. G F G G G F G G G F F G G F F Ht. 5-11 6-6 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-7 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-1 6-7 6-4 Yr. 1 3 3 1 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 1 5 Program Kinesiology Concurrent Ed. Concurrent Ed. General Arts General Arts Concurrent Ed. Business Admin. Concurrent Ed. Physics Kinesiology Kinesiology Concurrent Ed. Concurrent Ed. General Arts Geology Hometown Kapuskasing, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Detriot, MI Toronto, Ont. Winnipeg, Man. Oakville, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Pictou, N.S. Thunder Bay, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Petawawa, Ont. Washington, DC Belleville, Ont. Baltimore, MD Thunder Bay, Ont. Lakehead’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Jamie Searle Scoring Threat: Ryan Thompson Rebounder: Yoosrie Salhia Defender: Greg Carter Ball Handler: Greg Carter Ball Distributor: Jamie Searle Head Coach: Scott Morrison Asst Coach: Matt Erdman 09-10 Record: 17-5 (T-1st West) Playoff Record: 1-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Scott Morrison – West Coach of the Year Greg Carter – West Defensive Player of the Year Jamie Searle – West First-Team All-Star Yoosrie Salhia – West Second-Team All-Star Ryan Thompson – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 47 OUA West Team Previews It is well-known that wolves generally hunt in packs, and this year‘s Lakehead Thunderwolves are a large pack, sixteen strong, looking to take a huge step forward for their program, with many of them having tasted the sweetness that was a first playoff victory since 1999 back in February. The ‗Wolves will return a strong core and add to it with the addition of US-trained student-athletes and six true freshmen. Coach Jon Kreiner, buoyed by the successes of last year, is focused on the team gelling and notes that they have potential for success if ―we stay healthy, utilize our experience, and develop our rookie and sophomore players.‖ As for the form that Lakehead‘s experience takes, it comes principally in fifth-year point guard Tasia McKenna (Timberlea, N.S.) and fourth-year post Lindsay Druery (Smithville, Ont.). After flying onto the scene as a rookie in 2006, McKenna has not stopped climbing and has cemented herself as one of the most athletic players in OUA. She was heavily relied on by Kreiner last year, accounting for 728 regular season minutes (202 more than the next most for Lakehead) and it is likely that the coming year will be no different. McKenna led the Thunderwolves to a 13-9 record in the regular season which locked up third place in the OUA West and a home playoff date Page 48 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Toronto, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 12 – York, 6pm Nov. 13 – Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 19 – RMC, 6pm Nov. 20 – Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 7 - @ Guelph, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Guelph, 6pm Jan. 14 – Laurier, 6pm Jan. 15 – Laurier, 6pm Jan. 21 - @ McMaster, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ McMaster, 6pm Jan. 28 – Windsor, 6pm Jan. 29 – Windsor, 6pm Feb. 4 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Feb. 11 – Brock, 6pm Feb. 12 – Brock, 6pm Feb. 18 - @ Western, 6pm Feb. 19 - @ Western, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Tasia McKenna Sarah Gordon Lindsay Druery Key Departures Shannon Vellinga Lisa Styles Georgia Harvey Danarae Sommerville Key Recruits Lacey McNulty Sierra Guy Darcy Zink Katie Ulakovic Lindsay Inkila Ashley Randall Megan Barss Winta Desta Lakehead Thunderwolves Photo courtesy of Lakehead Athletics with the Laurier Golden Hawks. The game was played amid a frenzied scene at CJ Sanders Fieldhouse and in a most incredible second half, the ‗Wolves hung on for a historic win. Leading by six at the half, Lakehead gave up PG Tasia McKenna 30 third quarter points to the visiting Hawks, but instead of folding, they came back rejuvenated in the fourth, holding Laurier to a mere six points and grasping the victory 70-64. McKenna and Druery led the way as ever with 26 and 12 respectively and the ‗Wolves then went headed down to London hungry for more success against the Mustangs. Unfortunately for Lakehead, Western was not in the mood to play nice with the ‗Wolves and dispatched of them with a commanding 84-58 performance. In doing so, the Mustangs managed to hold McKenna scoreless, no mean feat considering her 15.7ppg average during the regular season. It perhaps left the squad with a lot of questions, not least concerning scoring depth, should McKenna and Druery be neutralized by opposing defences. Following a longer-than-hoped off-season, the Thunderwolves return with a great deal of potential and hopefully some lessons learned. On the recruiting front, coach Kreiner and his staff have worked hard to bring in some fresh first year talent, but probably more importantly, some transfer experience which has the potential to immediately balance out the workload for the ‗Wolves. Top of the recruiting list is 6‘2‖ forward Lacey McNulty (Belleville, Ont.) who comes to Thunder Bay having spent time with the Toledo Rockets of the Mid-America Conference. The addition of such size and experience is clearly good for the program as a whole, but may be even more beneficial for someone like Druery who could find herself getting more favourable match The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 49 OUA West Team Previews -ups at both ends of the floor. The second transfer for Kreiner is Sierra Guy (Toronto, Ont.) who spent time at McCook Community College in Nebraska and may be able to provide some much-needed relief for McKenna, although initially it could well be fifth-year Sarah Gordon (Halifax, N.S.) who racks up the minutes at the off guard or three position. In 2009-10 Gordon tallied 8.3ppg while averaging 43% from 3-point range (34-79), so could be the perfect foil for McKennaâ€˜s athleticism. Although playing in a tough conference with the likes of Western and Windsor, two factors could greatly aid Lakehead in their quest to go deeper into the post-season. Firstly, the new structure of the National tournament sees more teams qualifying for regional playoffs and with Windsor hosting the main event in March, the OUA gets a little extra help. Secondly, the OUA West scheduling format means that Lakehead will host a double-header weekend against the Lancers in late January, before travelling to London to face Western in two games on the last weekend of the regular season. Facing Windsor at home is certainly a bonus and the possibility of being able to face the Mustangs right at the end of the year as they prepare for a potential trip deep into playoff country could be just what the Thunderwolves need. Article by Andrew Pilkington Page 50 Photo by: Michael P Hall The Official E-Magazine of OUA Lakehead Thunderwolves No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Name Corina Bruni Emily Ross Tasia McKenna Megan Barss Sierra Guy Katie Ulakovic Darcy Zinck Ayse Kalkan Pos. PG F PG G G G G G Ht. 5-6 5-10 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-8 5-8 Yr. 2 4 5 1 3 1 1 2 Program Kinesiology Psychology Kinesiology Kinesiology Kinesiology Sociology Concurrent Education Psychology Hometown Sault Ste Marie, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Timberlea, N.S. Regina, Sask. Toronto, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Halifax, N.S. Winnipeg, Man. 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 31 Erin Duhaime Sarah Gordon Winta Desta Chelsea Nekuliak Lindsay Inkila Ashley Randall Lindsay Druery Lacey McNulty G W F W W F F F 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-9 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-2 1 5 1 3 1 1 4 3 Kinesiology Concurrent Education Kinesiology Nursing Honours Biology Concurrent Education Concurrent Education General Arts Dorchester, Ont. Halifax, N.S. Ottawa, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Smithville, Ont. Belleville, Ont. Lakehead’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Sarah Gordon Scoring Threat: Lacey McNulty Rebounder: Lindsay Druery Defender: Chelsea Nekuliak Ball Handler: Tasia McKenna Ball Distributor: Tasia McKenna Head Coach: Jon Kreiner Asst Coach: Lou Pero 09-10 Record: 13-9 (T-3rd West) Playoff Record: 1-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Tasia McKenna – West First-Team All-Star Lindsay Druery – West Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 51 OUA West Team Previews Two big challenges face new McMaster coach Amos Connolly heading into the 2010-11 season; those are avoiding comparisons with his predecessor Joe Raso, and replacing First-Team All-Canadian and league MVP Keenan Jeppesen, who exhausted his eligibility. Connolly figures the first challenge will take care of itself over time, but the second is daunting as Jeppesen was among league leaders in several statistical categories and was the unquestioned team leader. A late summer recruiting coup could help ease the pain though, as NCAA transfer Scott Brittain enrolled at McMaster to do his MBA. A former junior national team player, Brittain has the potential to be one of the top players in CIS. ―Scott has All-Canadian ability,‖ remarks Connolly. ―And he‘s got the experience and intensity to elevate our whole team.‖ The cupboard wasn‘t exactly bare when Connolly took over, with three returning starters back from last year‘s team that went 24 and 9 overall and finished third in OUA West with a 14-8 record. Third-year players Cam Michaud (12.4-PPG) and Scott Laws will be expected to take on bigger roles, while guard Victor Raso was named to OUA West All-Rookie team. ―Having those guys on board has made my job much easier,‖ exPage 52 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ Toronto, 8pm Nov. 12 – Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 13 – York, 8pm Nov. 19 – Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 20 – RMC, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Carleton, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 5 – Laurier, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Western, 3pm Jan. 12 – Windsor, 8pm Jan. 15 – Brock, 2pm Jan. 21 – Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 22 – Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 26 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 29 – Guelph, 2pm Feb. 2 - @ Laurier, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Brock, 3pm Feb. 9 – Western, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Guelph, 3pm Feb. 16 - @ Windsor, 8pm Feb. 19 – Waterloo, 3pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Cam Michaud Scott Laws Victor Raso Matt Willusz Key Losses Keenan Jeppesen Tyrell Vernon Key Recruits Scott Brittain Kenan Etale Taylor Black Satar Wahidi Kyle Geidraitis McMaster Marauders claimed the rookie G Victor Raso head coach. Other returning veterans include senior post Matt Willusz, sophomore guard Jordan Tew, and junior post Geoff Noble. Two players returning from injury are sophomore post Nathan Pelech and sophomore swingman Sean McGratten. Connolly likes the look of this year‘s Marauder squad, saying ―I think we have some depth and we‘ll try to create a tempo that puts our players in position to be successful. I‘d like us to be a team that clamps down defensively and leads the conference in rebounding. Those things will be keys to success.‖ Along with Scott Brittain, the Marauders added some new talent that has created some buzz in the MAC fan base. Guard Kenan Etale will suit up in Maroon, after transferring from NAIA Houghton College in New York and looks ready to compete for playing time. McMaster also snared three recruits that were listed among the top 50 high school prospects in the country by Hoopstars Canada recruiting service. Post Taylor Black, swingman Satar Wahidi, and guard Kyle Giedraitis are expected to push the starters and contribute right away. Connolly Like what he sees in the newcomers, ―Kenan is a terrific defender and Taylor is going to be a real good player. In fact all those guys The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 53 OUA West Team Previews make us much more athletic and that‘s how I‘d like us to play.‖ Connolly is viewing the upcoming year with cautious optimism, adding ―With the OUA Final-Four being at McMaster this year, our team has a chance to do something special. I think we have a chance to be there.‖ Expect some early rough patches as Connolly transitions into the big job, but he‘s not a stranger to the program and has already made his mark as a recruiter by convincing Brittain that McMaster was his best option among many. Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of McMaster Athletics G Scott Laws Page 54 The Official E-Magazine of OUA McMaster Marauders No. 3 4 7 9 10 11 13 22 23 25 31 33 34 45 52 Name Satar Wahidi Scott Laws Kyle Giedraitis Kenan Etale Taylor Black Geoffrey Noble Scott Brittain Cameron Michaud Sean McGrattan Collin Haalboom Victor Raso Matthew Wilusz Calvin Turnbull Jordan Tew Nathan Pelech Pos. G/F G G G C F C G/F G G G F F G F Ht. 6-5 6-4 6-0 5-11 Yr. 1 3 1 1 6-7 1 6-5 3 6-8 4 6-6 3 6-5 2 5-10 1 6-3 2 6-6 4 6-3 1 6-2 2 6-4 3 Program Nursing Commerce Life Sciences Social Sciences Honours Kinesiology Political Science Business Geography Economics H Cmst Kinesiology Biochemistry Economics Economics Social Sciences Hometown Ancaster, Ont. Gormley, Ont. Dundas, Ont. Dundas, Ont. Stoney Creek, Ont. West Vancouver, B.C. Oakville, Ont. Grimsby, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Lynden, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Dundas, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. McMaster’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Victor Raso Scoring Threat: Cam Michaud Rebounder: Scott Brittain Defender: Scott Laws Ball Handler: Victor Raso Ball Distributor: Victor Raso 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Amos Connelly Asst Coaches: Rod Bynum Ray Kybartas, Justin Gunter, Jamie Girolametto, Dan Meyer 09-10 Record: 14-8 (3rd West) Playoff Record: 0-1 Keenan Jeppeson – West First-Team All-Star Victor Raso – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 55 OUA West Team Previews The 2009-10 season was a tale of two Taylors for the McMaster Marauders. In 201011, one of those Taylors will have to find a new sidekick as the other heads for pastures new. Taylor Smith (Hamilton, Ont.) had what you might call a stellar career in Hamilton: two-time OUA Champion, CIS bronze medallist, three-time OUA West First-Team All-Star; school record for points in a career with 1270; 568 career assists, just to get the list started. Taylor Chiarot (Hamilton, Ont.) may not be on her way to those kinds of numbers, but is still making her mark on the Marauder program as she enters her fourth year. Aside from the ever-present Smith and stalwart Chiarot, McMaster‘s last campaign was one dogged by that dreaded word, ―inconsistency‖. At times the Marauders were sublime. Point: a 66-50 defeat of the nationally ranked, and previously unbeaten, Windsor Lancers. At times the Marauders were woeful. Counterpoint: a 54-57 loss, just two weeks later, to a Waterloo team that finished the season with just three other wins. For her part, Smith did pretty much everything within her power to push her teammates through – she logged more minutes than any other player in OUA with a massive 771 and recorded an unbelievable 159 assists (the next highest in the league was Tasia McKenna of Lakehead with 97). The Marauders crashed out of the Page 56 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Toronto, 6pm Nov. 12 – Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 13 – York, 6pm Nov. 19 – Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 20 – RMC, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Carleton, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 5 – Laurier, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Western, 1pm Jan. 12 – Windsor, 6pm Jan. 15 – Brock, 12pm Jan. 21 – Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 22 – Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 26 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 29 – Guelph, 12pm Feb. 2 - @ Laurier, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Brock, 1pm Feb. 9 – Western, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Guelph, 1pm Feb. 16 - @ Windsor, 6pm Feb. 19 – Waterloo, 1pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Taylor Chiarot Hayley Milligan Nicole Rosenkranz Jaklynn Nimec Alyska Lukan Key Losses Taylor Smith Key Recruits Katie Knight Stephanie Truelove McMaster Marauders OUA West playoffs in the f irst round with a 66-72 defeat at Brock (a game which MAC came just one win shy of hosting), and then had to sit and wait F Nicole Rosenkranz three weeks to host the CIS championships. The 13-9 regular season and first round exit garnered the Marauders the No. 8 seed at the tournament and a date with the mighty Simon Fraser Clan. Despite what many viewed as an outstanding first half that placed a lot of pressure on the Clan, McMaster ultimately fell 94-76 in what was the highest scoring Final 8 game since the 2001 final. The likes of Taylor Smith are not easily replaced, and McMaster head coach, Theresa Burns will likely have to wait a year or two before the kind of leadership she received from Smith will present itself again. In her returning players she definitely has some hope, albeit in the form of a potentially more post-oriented system. Aside from Chiarot, 2010 OUA West All-Rookie team selections, Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.) and Jaklynn Nimec (Binbrook, Ont.) return to the fold for McMaster and if they can build, both physically and technically, on their rookie seasons, they could present a lot of match-up concerns for opponents. Add to the mix the 6â€˜3â€– frame of third year post, Hailey Milligan (Brantford, Ont.) who initially tried her hand stateside and there are actually the makings of a solid core for the MaraudThe Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 57 OUA West Team Previews ers. Potentially the biggest holes will be on the perimeter, with the 35 minutes per game void left by Smithâ€˜s departure. Sophomore, Vanessa Bonomo (Dundas, Ont.) could see a significant rise in court-time while rookies Stephanie Truelove (Barrie, Ont.) and Katie Knight (Aylmer, Ont.) may account for a few more minutes than might be expected. Burns will be hoping that not only does the guard situation resolve itself quickly, but also that the posts can stay healthy and develop some inside dominance that was lacking during the past season. Although the trio of Chiarot, Rosenkranz and Milligan tallied respectable numbers in the points column, the figures for rebounding left a little to be desired for a program that wants to see itself back in the Canadian elite. Rosenkranz led the Marauders in 2009-10 with 6.1 rpg, while the team as a whole ranked 12 th among the OUAâ€˜s 16 teams in rebounding margin, pulling down 36.68 per game while giving up 37.73. A deficit in the rebound column will always make for tough going in basketball, no matter what the league. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of McMaster Athletics F Taylor Chiarot Page 58 The Official E-Magazine of OUA McMaster Marauders No. Name 5 Vanessa Bonomo Pos. Ht. Yr. Program Hometown G 5-5 2 Life Sciences Dundas, Ont. 6 Emily Leger G 5-8 2 Social Sciences Hamilton, Ont. 7 Liz Burns G 5-7 2 Social Sciences Hamilton, Ont. 8 Jaklynn Nimec F 6-0 2 Social Sciences Binbrook, Ont. 9 Hannah Lamb F 6-4 2 History London, Ont. 10 Alyska Lukan 11 Katie Knight F 6-2 3 Economics Barrie, Ont. G 5-9 1 Kinesiology Aylmer, Ont. 12 Hailey Milligan 13 Caitlin Croley F 6-3 3 English Brantford, Ont. F Nicole Rosenkranz 14 F Taylor Chiarot 15 F 5-9 1 Humanities London, Ont. 6-0 2 Social Sciences Niagara Falls, Ont. 6-0 4 5-8 1 Social Sciences Life Sciences Hamilton, Ont. Barrie, Ont. 21 Steph Truelove G McMaster’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Alyska Lukan Scoring Threat: Taylor Chiarot Rebounder: Taylor Chiarot Defender: Hayley Milligan Ball Handler: Vanessa Bonomo Ball Distributor: Vanessa Bonomo Head Coach: Theresa Burns Asst Coaches: Anne Marie Thuss, Ed Grosel 09-10 Record: 13-9 (T-3rd West) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Taylor Smith – West First-Team All-Star Taylor Chiarot – West Second-Team All-Star Jaklynn Nimec – West All Rookie Team Nicole Rosenkranz – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 59 OUA West Team Previews Waterloo Coach Tom Kieswetter enters his 19th season on the Warrior bench and is the dean of coaches in the OUA West. Waterloo used a veteran line-up to finish strong last year, upsetting McMaster in the playoffs and taking Lakehead right to the wall before losing. Now Coach Kieswetter must replace four graduated fifth-year players, who were all key contributors. ―We‘ll be counting on our returning players to fill the void,‖ says the Warriors bench boss. ―But losing four starters does create a huge hole, so there will be lots of minutes for guys to step into.‖ The graduation of 6-foot-9 shot-blocker Matt Hayes removes a safety net and is a concern. ―Matt was such a defensive presence for us and he‘s gone,‖ explains the coach. ―We‘ll have to defend better and play more team defence to compensate, because he could cover any mistakes we made at the defensive end.‖ There is some returning experience in Waterloo and the Warriors will again lean on four fifth-year veterans to stay competitive; guards Luke Kieswetter and Jordan Hannah, along with forwards Alan Goodhoofd and Tim Rossy are entering their final year and are all battled-tested. Mix in senior guard and OUA West All-Star Cam McIntyre (15.4-PPG), and Coach Kieswetter has some weapons at his disposal. McIntyre especially, will have to carry a heavy load according to Kieswetter, ―Cam is a huge weapon for us, but he‘s likely going to face Page 60 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ RMC, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 12 – Ottawa, 8pm Nov. 13 – Carleton, 8pm Nov. 19 - @ York, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 26 – Toronto, 8pm Nov. 27 – Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 5 – Brock, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Laurier, 2pm Jan. 12 - @ Guelph, 8pm Jan. 15 – Windsor, 4pm Jan. 19 - @ Brock, 8pm Jan. 22 – Guelph, 3pm Jan. 26 – McMaster , 8pm Jan. 29 – Western, 3pm Feb. 4 – Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 5 – Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 9 - @ Windsor, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Western, 3pm Feb. 16 – Laurier , 8pm Feb. 19 - @ McMaster, 3pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Losses: Dave Burnett Ben Frisby Matt Hayes Jesse Tipping Key Returning Players Cam McIntyre Luke Kieswetter Alan Goodhoofd Wayne Bridge Tim Rossy Brendan Smith Jordan Hannah Key Recruits Mike Wright Andrew Melbourne Jake Robinet Waterloo Warriors some tough match-ups and teams will try to wear him down. Luckily he‘s pretty healthy after playing in pain most of last year.‖ Fielding such a seniorladen team last season left little playing time for anyone else, meaning the rest of the returning veterans will not have seen much floor time. ―Our depth is a huge G Luke Kieswetter concern,‖ says Kieswetter. ―But we have some athletes that I think will surprise some people.‖ Junior post Brendan Smith and a trio of sophomores, Mark Peterson, Wayne Bridge, and Harrison Mair are players the coach expects to compete for more playing time this year and if any among them can emerge as regular rotation players, Waterloo‘s depth will be greatly improved. Also figuring into the equation are some recruits, who likely understand there is a good chance to get some playing time right away. Joining the program after initially red-shirting at Concordia is swingman Andrew Melbourne, who the coach believes can make an immediate impact, ―At 6‘2‖, Andrew is very athletic and really defends. He will get minutes The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 61 OUA West Team Previews for us.‖ Rookie forward Jake Robinet and guard Mike Wright are solid prospects, while other freshmen looking to make an impact are Troy Stevenson, and Zach Angelini. If nothing else, the competition between returnees and freshmen for playing time should make for spirited practises. Kieswetter likes the enthusiasm of this year‘s Warrior squad, but knows from experience how grinding the OUA West season can be. ―We need to stay healthy to be successful,‖ remarked the coach. ―We lost so many games to injury last year that it got tough to hold practice. If we avoid injuries I think we‘ll be okay. Some of G Cam McIntyre the rookies may get a baptism under fire, but sometimes that‘s a good thing.‖ Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Waterloo Athletics Page 62 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Waterloo Warriors No. Name 3 Luke Kieswetter 4 Wayne Bridge 5 Harrison Mair 6 Andrew Melbourne 7 Troy Stevenson 8 Jake Robinet 9 Cam McIntyre 10 Jordan Hannah 12 Mark Peterson 13 Alan Goodhoofd 14 Tim Rossy 15 Joseph Ojelade 20 Mike Wright 24 Zach Angelini 25 Brendan Smith 00 Justin Johnson Pos. G G G F G F G G F F F F G F F F Ht. 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-6 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-5 5-11 6-2 6-7 6-5 Yr. 5 2 2 1 1 1 4 5 2 5 5 1 1 1 3 1 Program Biomedical Science Arts and Business Legal Studies Independent Studies Chemical Engineering Kinesiology Recreation and Leisure Kinesiology Recreation and Business Civil Engineering Economics Environmental Planning Arts Geography and Environment Nanotechnology Civil Engineering Hometown Waterloo, Ont. North York, Ont. Vancouver, B.C. Scarborough, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Winnipeg, Man. Brampton, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Kamloops, B.C. Greensville, Ont. Waterlooâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Cam McIntyre Scoring Threat: Cam McIntyre Rebounder: Alan Goodhofd Defender: Luke Kieswetter Ball Handler: Luke Kieswetter Ball Distributor: Wayne Bridge 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Tom Kieswetter Asst Coaches: Curtis Dauber, Brad Johnston 09-10 Record: 9-13 (6th West) Playoff Record: 1-1 Cam McIntyre â€“ West Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 63 OUA West Team Previews Taking over a struggling program can often have its pitfalls and there are many different ways to approach the challenge. Coming from an assistant coaching position with the powerhouse Simon Fraser program, third year Warrior head coach, Tyler Slipp has opted for the ‗scorched earth‘ approach. He has completely cleared house and the roster that he is left with features 14 players all recruited by his staff and with very little to speak of in terms of next level experience. Where Waterloo may really struggle though is in finding a consistent go-to scorer. The 2009-10 season may well be one best forgotten by the black and gold faithful as the only real high point came with a huge upset win at home against McMaster back in January. With MAC taking an early 14-0 lead, and closing out the first quarter up 16-4, the Warriors battled back to win all three of the remaining periods to notch a highly impressive 57-54 win. In doing so, they limited the Marauders to their third lowest points tally of the regular season and kept all -star guard Taylor Smith to 10 points on 4-13 including 0-4 from beyond the arc. In truth, MAC had their chances to win the game, and an abysmal 42% (8-19) from the foul line did not help their cause, but credit where it‘s due, Waterloo did what was necessary to record the victory. Aside from the jubilation of the win over McMaster, there really wasn‘t too much to cheer about at the PAC. Waterloo‘s other three wins Page 64 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ RMC, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 12 – Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 13 – Carleton, 6pm Nov. 19 - @ York, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 26 – Toronto, 6pm Nov. 27 – Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 5 – Brock, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Laurier, 12pm Jan. 12 - @ Guelph, 6pm Jan. 15 – Windsor, 2pm Jan. 19 - @ Brock, 6pm Jan. 22 – Guelph, 1pm Jan. 26 – McMaster , 6pm Jan. 29 – Western, 1pm Feb. 4 – Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 5 – Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 9 - @ Windsor, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Western, 1pm Feb. 16 – Laurier , W 6pm Feb. 19 - @ McMaster, 1pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Losses Reanne Holden Laura Becotte Erin Button Chelsea Brown Steph Shea Key Returning Players Colleen Quinlan Erin Tilley Saraya Hickey Laura Bossers Tori Lee Sabrina Brathwaite Key Recruits Maddie Behr Jenna Graham Kate Kuntze Theresa Jacobse Laura Burnett Sarah Leitch Waterloo Warriors PG Erin Tilley came in games that they would have expected to take against RMC, York and Guelph (although it was the road game against the Gryphons that the Warriors managed to take, while slipping up at home). Ultimately, a 4-18 record left them well adrift of a playoff spot in the OUA West, finishing in seventh place, six wins short of their local rivals, the Laurier Golden Hawks in sixth. Heading into the 2010-11 campaign, Coach Slipp is more than aware of the challenges facing his team and suggests that it will be made all the more difficult if they ―don‘t continue to progress and grow from the start of the season.‖ The schedule has been kind to Warriors, perhaps allowing them a shot at a good start with a visit to Kingston to take on the RMC Paladins. Waterloo will then face a somewhat revamped Queen‘s squad, on what could be a preview of some battles in years to come, given the relative youth of the two The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 65 OUA West Team Preview rosters. An OUA West playoff berth will be the goal for latest Warrior team, but it will be hard to come by with such youth. Waterloo return just five players from last year‘s squad, the most of senior of whom is Colleen Quinlan (Hamilton, Ont.). Slipp will likely look to Quinlan for leadership on and off the court, but as a player most suited to the 3 position, it is often hard to produce the required numbers from the wing. Quinlan averaged 6.3 ppg last season while Waterloo‘s next highest producer among the veterans was Erin Tilley (Oakville, Ont) who managed 4.5ppg. Asked of his team‘s best route to success, Slipp suggests that the young Warriors will need to ―play at a high tempo and convert the opportunities we create.‖ Sure enough, a high tempo is what he will need as the Warriors lack inside presence to cope on the boards and deal with 2- and 3-post offences, so will have to innovate with defensive presses and 5-out offences. On the post front, Waterloo bring in two freshman six-footers in Mackenzie Lougheed (Owen Sound, Ont.) and Kate Kuntze (Stratford, Ont.) who will be joined by 5‘11‖ Meghan Martyna (St. Albert, Alta.) who has spent time with the Augustana Vikings in the Alberta College ranks. It may be Martyna who Slipp looks to most often in the post to provide some kind of replacement for the 9.4 / 7.6 (ppg / rpg) of graduated fifth-year senior Laura Becotte (Thunder Bay, Ont.). Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Cour- G Laura Bossers tesy of Waterloo Athletics Page 66 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Waterloo Warriors No. Name 4 Colleen Quinlan 5 Sarah Leitch 6 Tori Lee 7 Mackenzie Lougheed 8 Madison Behr 9 Erin Tilley 10 Laura Bossers 11 Laura Burnett 12 Sabrina Brathwaite 13 Theresa Jacobse 14 Jenna Graham 15 Saraya Hickey 21 Kate Kuntze 22 Meghan Martyna Pos. G F G P G PG G G G F G PG F F Ht. 5-7 5-11 5-7 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-7 6-0 5-7 5-5 6-0 5-11 Yr. Program 3 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 Kinesiology Arts Recreation and Leisure Science Health Kinesiology Hometown Hamilton, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Grimsby, Ont. Owen Sound, Ont. Ancaster, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Environmental Engineering Stratford, Ont. Kinesiology Kinesiology Kinesiology Geography SPCOM Science Optometry Heidelberg, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Mission, B.C. Sarnia, Ont. Tsawwassen, B.C. Stratford, Ont. St. Albert, Alta. Waterloo’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Colleen Quinlan Scoring Threat: Saraya Hickey, Tori Lee Rebounder: Theresa Jacobse Defender: Laura Bossers Ball Handler: Saraya Hickey Ball Distributor: Erin Tilley 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Tyler Slipp Asst Coaches: Teddi Firmi, Greg Henhawk, Sean Hill 09-10 Record: 4-18 (7th West) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify Reanne Holden ��� West Joy Bellinger Award The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 67 OUA West Team Preview The Mustangs were dealt a setback when forward Garrett Olexiuk had to undergo knee surgery last April. The surgery was successful but the 6-foot7 forward would have been a contender for league honours before the injury. Now the questions will be how soon he can get back in the Western line-up and how will the injury impact his play? Coach Brad Campbell says Olexiuk is still in the plan for this season, ―It was a huge blow, but Garrett is doing well and he should get the go-ahead to play in October. We‘ll be careful with him but we are hoping he can get in the mix and be at full steam by January.‖ Campbell has an able replacement available as transfer forward Adam Jesperson becomes eligible after red-shirting last season. At 6-foot-8, Jesperson was one of the top recruits in Ontario before heading to the NCAA ranks at Hawaii. Getting him on the rebound softens the blow of Olexiuk‘s situation, although the plan was to have both at full-strength. According to the coach, Jesperson is, ―a big physical presence but very skilled. He‘s a big-time player.‖ The Mustangs do return All-Canadian forward Andy Wedemire (19.2-PPG) for his final season, and he will have to maintain his high level of play if Western is going to contend. Wedemire is the total package and brings varied scoring abilities as well as tough rebounding skills. The combination of Wedemire, JesperPage 68 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ York, 8pm Nov. 12 – Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 13 – Toronto, 8pm Nov. 19 – Carleton, 8pm Nov. 20 – Ottawa, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ RMC, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 5 – Windsor, 8pm Jan. 8 – McMaster, 8pm Jan. 12 - @ Brock, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ Guelph, 8pm Jan. 19 - @ Windsor, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Laurier, 3pm Jan. 26 – Laurier, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Waterloo, 3pm Feb. 2 – Brock, 7pm Feb. 5 – Guelph, 3pm Feb. 9 - @ McMaster, 8pm Feb. 12 – Waterloo, 3pm Feb. 18 – Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 19 – Lakehead, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Andy Wedemire Ryan Barbeau Garrett Olexiuk Marcus Barnett Brett Lawrence Key Losses Jason Miliquet David Harder Key Recruits Andrew Vincent Quinn Henderson Nathan DiLoreto Peter Scholtes Western Mustangs G Ryan Barbeau son, and hopefully Olexiuk, is one that Campbell says should be hard to defend, ―Our frontcourt guys are all really versatile, and have the ability to score both inside and outside. I really like that about our forwards.‖ The other key Mustang is senior point guard Ryan Barbeau, who was named an OUA West All-Star last year. Barbeau runs the show for Western as well as any guard in the league. Other returning players are senior guards Marcus Barnett and Brett Lawrence, who have both seen playing time, sophomore guard Dillon Hamilton and sophomore forward Greg Edelsward, who will likely get more minutes this year. Coach Campbell worked hard to bring in a very highly regarded group of recruits to augment the addition of Jesperson. Local forwards Peter Scholtes and Nathan DiLoreto were convinced to stay close to home. Scholtes ended his high school career by being named Mr. Basketball in London and was rated a top-50 recruit by Hoopstars Canada, and Campbell is very high on him. ―Peter is the The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 69 OUA West Team Previews F Andrew Wedemire real deal and makes our frontcourt even better. He is very versatile too, and can shoot the ball from the perimeter.‖ Also joining the Mustang roster is swingman Quinn Henderson and guard Andrew Vincent, both of whom are solid CIS prospects. The Mustangs tested themselves with a late summer clash against the University of Kentucky, getting the team-building process underway early. Last year the Mustangs finished fourth in OUA West, getting a home playoff game but then saw Laurier end their season right on home court. Looking forward, Campbell‘s key to success is pretty basic, ―We need to get better defensively. Last year we were just too inconsistent at the defensive end. If we do that we have the potential to be a top-ten team.‖ Coach Campbell will need some time to get the recruits settled and ready to play, but the frontline talent is impressive as Western is the only team in the division with a returning AllCanadian. The X-factor for success may be Olexiuk‘s status and whether he can come all the way back and contribute this season. Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Western Athletics Page 70 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Western Mustangs No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 20 Name Andrew Vincent Brett Lawrence Ryan Barbeau Marcus Barnett Quinn Henderson Nathan DiLoreto Peter Scholtes Andrew Wedemire Adam Jespersen Greg Edelsward Garrett Olexiuk Dillon Hamilton Pos. G G G G G G F F F F F G Ht. 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-8 6-6 6-7 6-0 Yr. 1 5 4 4 1 1 1 5 2 2 4 2 Program Kinesiology Political Science Social Science MA Kinesiology BMOS Social Science Social Science Health Sciences Political Science BMOS English Arts Hometown Timmins, Ont. Welland, Ont. Belleville, Ont. Hampton, VA Dundas, Ont, London, Ont. London, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. London, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Vancouver, BC Western’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Marcus Barnett Scoring Threat: Andy Wedemire Rebounder: Adam Jespersen Defender: Garrett Olexiuk Ball Handler: Ryan Barbeau Ball Distributor: Ryan Barbeau Head Coach: Brad Campbell Asst Coaches: John Curcio, Matt Tweedie 09-10 Record: 12-10 (4th West) Playoff Record: 0-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Andrew Wedemire – West First-Team All-Star Second-Team All Canadian Ryan Barbeau – West Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 71 OUA West Team Previews At first glance, if there is any team in the OUA West who can run Windsor close this year, it will be Western, but the question is how? Or more specifically how, without Amanda? For the first time in his tenure, head coach Steph Barrie will be competing in the tough OUA West without Amanda Anderson (Dover Centre, ON). The 2010 OUA West MVP was a significant reason for Mustang success during here five years in London, along with Bess Lennox (Ottawa, ON) and Lauren Parks (London,ON). The presence of Parks and Anderson last year opened up opportunities for players like Katelyn Leddy (London, ON) to shine, but this year Leddy and fellow third year Rebecca Moss (Waterloo, ON) may have to produce against opponent‘s higher-order defenders. Leddy shot an impressive 53% during the 2009/10 campaign and also led the Mustangs with 6.6 rpg while Anderson was at times sublime with a 41% average from behind the arc and 18.5 ppg in 33.7 minutes of play. Western finished the regular season at 17-5 with four of the losses coming in the OUA West, only one of which was at home (to Windsor). In the West semifinals they dominated Lakehead 84-58, reversing a regular-season closing loss (51-84) to the Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay. Unfortunately for Western, it was one-and-done yet again in the playoffs as Page 72 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ York, 6pm Nov. 12 – Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 13 – Toronto, 6pm Nov. 19 – Carleton, 6pm Nov. 20 – Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ RMC, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 5 – Windsor, 6pm Jan. 8 – McMaster, 6pm Jan. 12 - @ Brock, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ Guelph, 6pm Jan. 19 - @ Windsor, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Laurier, 1pm Jan. 26 – Laurier, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Waterloo, 1pm Feb. 4 – Brock, 7pm Feb. 5 – Guelph, 1pm Feb. 9 - @ McMaster, 6pm Feb. 12 – Waterloo, 1pm Feb. 18 – Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 19 – Lakehead, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Kelly Moulden Rebecca Moss Jacklyn Selfe Katelyn Leddy Beckie Williams Key Losses Amanda Anderson Lauren Parkes Key Recruits Laura Dally Lacey Knox Lauren Seabrook Maetteke Hutzler Jenny Vaughan Western Mustangs rivals Windsor outlasted them on the road in the OUA West final 66-61. The Lancers held a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter of a tense affair, and at one stage neither team was able to trouble the scorers for a period of four minutes. In what would prove to be her last appearance in the Mustang purple, Anderson did everything that she could, recording a game-high 18 points and five steals, but ultimately it was in vain as yet again, Western were unable to progress past the OUA West final. The 2010/11 edition Western Mustangs features some new additions, most notable among them being 6‘2 forward, Lauren Seabrook (N. Vancouver, BC), 6‘2 transfer Matteke Hutzler (Napanee, ON) and 6‘0 Junior National team guard Laura Dally (Sarnia, ON). Seabrook, a true freshman from Carson Graham HS in Vancouver, will bring some of the height that Western will need to compete this year, but may lack the physical strength necessary to last in the tough OUA West. Hutzler on the other hand brings a wealth of experience and skill as she transfers in from Simon Fraser where she was a part of three National Championship teams, including the one that beat Windsor The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 73 OUA West Team Previews in Hamilton last March. Dally was highly recruited by a number of programs and could very well follow on where Anderson left off. Although Dally is perhaps more suited to the point guard position than Anderson, she will likely be the marquee player for the next five years in London. Her experience with the Ontario provincial teams as well as the Junior National program put her in a position that not many true-freshmen players can boast. She is one of the few first year players who will be able to make a significant impact with and for her team right from the start. Western starts off the 2010/11 campaign with a potentially tough trip to Sudbury to face the Laurentian Voyageurs, and their performance in that game could set the marker for the season. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Western Athletics G Jacklyn Selfe Page 74 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Western Mustangs No. 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 Name Jenny Vaughan Lauren Seabrook Katelyn Leddy Melissa Rondinelli Kelly Moulden Laura Dally Rebecca Moss Pos. G F F F G G G Ht. 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-6 6-0 5-10 Yr. 2 1 3 2 3 1 3 Program Kinesiology Social Sciences Social Sciences Social Sciences Kinesiology Social Sciences Science Hometown Dundas, Ont. North Vancouver, B.C. London, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Dundas, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. 12 13 14 15 21 22 Bhavika Chahan Jacklyn Selfe Lacey Knox Beckie Williams Stephanie Lundstrom Matteke Hutzler F G G G G F 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-8 5-9 6-2 1 3 1 2 2 5 Health Sciences BMOS Kinesiology MIT Kinesiology Health Sciences Markham, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Kingston, Ont. London, Ont. Philadelphia, PA. Napanee, Ont. Western’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Jacklyn Selfe Scoring Threat: Laura Dally Rebounder: Maetteke Hutzler Defender: Maetteke Hutzler Ball Handler: Kelly Moulden Ball Distributor: Jenny Vaughan Head Coach: Stephan Barrie Asst Coaches: Jackie White, Vic Juzenas, Matt Spencer John Garinger 09-10 Record: 17-5 (2nd West) Playoff Record: 1-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Amanda Anderson – West Player of the Year West First-Team All-Star Katelyn Leddy – West Second-Team All-Star Beckie Williams – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 75 OUA West Team Previews Laurier always seems to be in the mix when the dust settles, and that‘s a credit to Coach Peter Campbell. Last year, the Hawks advanced to the league semifinals and gave eventual conference champion Windsor a close battle at the Lancers‘ gym before seeing their season end. Campbell knows how to win big games having taken teams from both Laurier and Laurentian to the CIS Tournament. The Hawks biggest challenge will be replacing their only OUA West All-Star as guard Jesse MacDonald has graduated. ―That is a huge loss for us,‖ says Coach Campbell. ―Jesse was our hardest worker, set the tempo at practise, and was the guy who got our team going by encouraging rather than getting on players. He was also who we looked to in big situations.‖ But even with that departure, Laurier looks like it will be strong on the perimeter. Senior Kale Harrison (13.1-PPG) is a former CIS Rookie of the Year and league All-Star, and is capable of putting up big numbers on any given night. Last year‘s top frosh Max Allin (11.7-PPG) was named to the OUA West All-Rookie team and combines with Harrison to provide a strong wing presence. According to Campbell, ―Kale and Max really have to step up their game. They‘ve both worked hard in the off-season, and I expect them to have great years.‖ Stepping in at the Page 76 Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ RMC, 3pm Nov. 12 – Carleton, 8pm Nov. 13 – Ottawa, 3pm Nov. 19 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ York, 8pm Nov. 26 – Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 27 – Toronto, 2pm Jan. 5 - @ McMaster, 8pm Jan. 8 – Waterloo, 2pm Jan. 14 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 19 – Guelph, 8pm Jan. 22 – Western 3pm Jan. 26 - @ Western, 8pm Jan. 29 – Brock, 3pm Feb. 2 – McMaster, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Windsor,1pm Feb. 9 - @ Guelph, 8pm Feb. 12 – Windsor, 8pm Feb 16 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Feb 19 - @ Brock, 3pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Kale Harrison Maxwell Allin Mathew Buckley Conor Meschino Travis Berry Key Losses Jesse Mac Donald Andrew Pennycook Evan Schwantz Key Recruits Patrick Donnelly Jamar Forde Nathan Thompson Matt Blaha Dejuan Sutherland Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks point will be junior Travis Berry, who was AllRookie in 2009. Berry may have to carry a bigger load without MacDonald around to help out, but he‘s been running the show for two years and knows Campbell‘s system cold. Sophomore Osman Omar will back up Berry, while junior swingman Sharif Wanas and sophomore Kyle Enright provide depth on the wing. Laurier W Maxwell Allin does have some questions up front as posts Andrew Pennycook and Evan Schwantz are gone from last year‘s team. Pennycook graduated but Schwantz accepted an academic exchange opportunity in late summer, creating a hole in the post that Campbell was not expecting. Returning forwards Matt Buckley, Matt Donnelly, and Conor Meschino all have experience but none are taller than 6-foot-6, which could be problematic against bigger teams. Sophomore post Phil Blumel did not play as a rookie due to injury but is in the mix for the The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 77 OUA West Team Previews coming season. The biggest boost to the core of forwards is the addition of blue-chip recruit Pat Donnelly, who joins his brother Matt at Laurier. Donnelly was rated a top-50 recruit by Hoopstars Canada. ―I have high hopes for Pat,‖ adds Campbell. ―He‘s playing well and is more assertive than you expect a first-year player to be.‖ Since Allin and Harrison are the top returning rebounders on the team, Coach Campbell knows it will be boards by committee at Laurier this year, to offset the lack of a true big man. That‘s not necessarily a bad thing as the versatility of the Laurier wings creates matchup problems for other teams. ―We have some depth and we always compete so I expect us to be there,‖ says Campbell. ―We finished last year strong, so I‘m hoping we can carry that forward and play like that all the time.‖ W Kale Harrison Page 78 Article by Bill Malley, Photos Courtesy of Laurier Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 Name Travis Berry Nathan Thompson Osman Omar Kale Harrison Sharif Wanas Matthew Blaha Patrick Donnelly Maxwell Allin Conor Meschino Jamar Forde Matt Donnelly Matthew Buckley Kyle Enright Philip Blumel DeJaun Sutherland Randy Osei Pos. Ht. G 5-10 G 6-0 G 5-9 W 6-5 W 6-4 G 6-2 F 6-8 W 6-4 W 6-6 F 6-3 W 6-5 P 6-6 W 6-4 P 6-6 G 6-2 G 6-0 Yr. 3 1 2 4 3 1 1 2 4 1 4 4 2 1 1 1 Program Sociology Arts Kin/Phys. Ed. Business Comm. Std. Comm. Std. Arts Kin/Phys. Ed. Biology Math Business Kin/Phys. Ed. Comm. Std. Business Arts Psychology Hometown St. Catharines, Ont. Brampton, Ont. London, Ont. Stratford, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Chatham, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Kitchener, Ont. Vaughan, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Laurier’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Maxwell Allin, Kyle Enright Scoring Threat: Kale Harrison, Maxwell Allin, Mathew Buckley Rebounder: Maxwell Allin, Patrick Donnelly, Mathew Buckley Defender: Conor Meschino, Jamar Forde Ball Handler: Travis Berry, Randy Osei Ball Distributor: Travis Berry, Randy Osei Head Coach: Peter Campbell Asst Coaches: Jamie Lockington, Andrew MacKay, Alex Urosevic, 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Eddie Lopez, Borko Popic th Jesse MacDonald – West Second-Team All-Star 09-10 Record: 10-12 (5 West) Playoff Record: 1-1 Maxwell Allin – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 79 OUA West Team Previews With a solid mix of experience and youth on their 2010-11 roster, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks will be looking to better their first round playoff exit of last year, with a home playoff game being a very attainable goal. Last season saw the Hawks comfortably secure the sixth and final playoff spot in the OUA West with a 10-12 regular season record before they fell 64-70 to the Lakehead Thunderwolves in the Thunderdome, during first round playoff action. In what was one of the most upand-down affairs in recent memory, the Hawks certainly had their chances to escape Thunder Bay with a memorable victory. Trailing by six at the interval, Laurier mounted a charge in the third quarter, amassing 30 points, thanks in part to fourth-year guard Mallory Kohlmeier (Sarnia, Ont.) going off for all 19 of her points in the second half. Three other Hawks joined Kohlmeier in double-digits; Christa Mancino (Port Colbourne, Ont.) had 16, while Alena Luciani (Oakville, Ont.) and Renata Adamczyk (Greensville, Ont.) recorded 12 and 11 respectively. However, the remaining six Laurier players could only combine for six points and Lakehead were able to recover in the fourth quarter to limit the Hawks to just six points and claw back for the historic win. During the regular season, Laurier got off to a tough start in cross-conference play, before picking up the pace a little following the ChristPage 80 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ Queen’s,6pm Nov. 6 - @ RMC, 1pm Nov. 12 – Carleton, 6pm Nov. 13 – Ottawa, 1pm Nov. 19 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ York, 6pm Nov. 26 – Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 27 – Toronto, 12pm Jan. 5 - @ McMaster, 6pm Jan. 8 – Waterloo, 12pm Jan. 14 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 19 – Guelph, 6pm Jan. 22 – Western 1pm Jan. 26 - @ Western, 6pm Jan. 29 – Brock, 1pm Feb. 2 – McMaster, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Windsor, 3pm Feb. 9 - @ Guelph, 6pm Feb. 12 – Windsor, 6pm Feb 16 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Feb 19 - @ Brock, 1pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Renata Adamczyk Megan Grant Mallory Kohlmeier Key Losses Christine MacDonald Key Recruits Felicia Mazerolle Kim Yeldon Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks mas break. The second half of the regular season saw them do the double over the neighbouring Warriors (always a highlight of the season for Hawks fans) and Guelph Gryphons, while earning season splits with McMaster, Lakehead and Brock. Both Western and Windsor were pushed to within three points of defeats by Laurier, but a sixthplace finish was probably a relatively fair reflection of the progress the Hawks made. The good news for the current edition of the Laurier Golden Hawks and Head Coach, Paul Falco is that G Renata Adamczyk they return all four of the players who managed to register double-digits in the close-call in Thunder Bay. Two-time OUA West Defensive Player of the Year Renata Adamczyk returns for her fifth and final year with Mallory Kohlmeier, and they are joined by 6‘0‖ post Megan Grant (Thunder Bay, Ont.) on the seniors‘ list. Grant had a solid season in the purple and gold in 2009-10 posting 7.4ppg and 7.3rpg, but it will likely be Adamczyk (14ppg in 09/10) who Falco again looks to for the bulk of the scoring. The third year head coach is aware that the blend of youth and experience his team has could factor greatly in their potential growth this year: ―We will be successful if we get solid veteran leadership and we are patient, while our many first and second year players develop over the course of the season.‖ Of his younger group, second-year guard Alena Luciani probably shows the most potential. The The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 81 OUA West Team Previews Holy Trinity, Oakville grad, who spent time at prep. school in the U.S. before following her older brothers to Kitchener-Waterloo, averaged 15.2 minutes per game in her rookie season and showed consistency across the board. She will be excited to renew a playing partnership with former Titan teammate Doreen Bonsu (Oakville, Ont.) who joins the Hawks for her rookie season. Another interesting tandem that will be continued at Laurier this year is that of guards Bree Chaput (Guelph, Ont.) and Laura Doyle (Guelph, Ont). The two played with the same high school (Bishop MacDonnell) and OBA (Guelph CYO) programs with whom they garnered back-to-back OFSAA ‗AA‘ championships along with the odd provincial gold on the travel front. In terms of major areas of focus for Coach Falco, defence sits at the top of the list: ―It will be a challenging season if we don't show marked improvement at F Christa the defensive end of the floor. In Mancino what should be a very competitive OUA West division, our ability to get stops and keep games close will be very important.‖ Last season, the Hawks allowed 65.77ppg and 37rpg which saw them sit very much in the middle of the pack in both categories. An improvement in these areas, even a small one, could see the Hawks on home hardwood come the end of February. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Laurier Athletics Page 82 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 23 Name Felicia Mazerolle Amber Hillis Laura Doyle Mallory Kohlmeier Renata Adamczyk Bree Chaput Anna Southall-Millward Doreen Bonsu Kimberley Yeldon Alena Luciani Megan Grant Christa Mancino Pos. Ht. G 5-3 G 5-4 G 5-7 G 5-6 G 5-10 Yr. 1 3 1 5 5 Program Sociology French Kin/Phys. Ed. Biology Kin/Phys. Ed. Hometown Elliot Lake, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Greensville, Ont. G F G F G F F 1 2 1 1 2 5 4 Kin/Phys. Ed. English History Kin/Phys. Ed. Kin/Phys. Ed. Psychology Sociology Guelph, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Thunder Bay, Ont. Port Colborne, Ont. 5-8 5-11 5-8 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 Laurierâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Mallory Kohlmeier Scoring Threat: Renata Adamczyk, Christa Mancino Rebounder: Megan Grant Defender: Renata Adamczyk, Megan Grant Ball Handler: Felicia Mazerolle Head Ball Distributor: Amber Hillis Coach: Paul Falco Asst Coaches: Joy McNichol, Jennifer Russell-Smyth, Cal Keil 09-10 Record: 10-12 (6th West) Playoff Record: 0-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Renata Adamczyk - West Defensive Player of the Year West First-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 83 OUA West Team Previews Coach Chris Oliver flirted with the idea of coaching at his alma mater McMaster last summer, before recommitting to Windsor. Oliver guided the Lancers to last year‘s CIS Tournament, giving a tough battle to the eventual national champions from Saskatchewan in the opening round. Windsor should be one of the favourites to win the OUA West again this year, despite losing three fifth-year seniors to graduation. The Lancers return much of their core from last season‘s team that finished 17 and 5 and in firstplace in the division. Coach Oliver is taking nothing for granted though and has added some new talent to bolster the roster. ―We lost a fair amount of leadership from the players that graduated,‖ says Oliver. ―We‘re working to get some of our returning players to fill that void.‖ Windsor will again draw on the experience of three fifth-year seniors, as OUA West All-Star Isaac Kuon (18.1-PPG), forward Andre Smyth, and shooting guard Monty Hardware enter their final season. Kuon and Smyth Men Schedule Nov. 5 - @ York, 8pm Nov. 6 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Nov. 12 – Toronto, 8pm Nov. 13 – Ryerson, 8pm Nov. 19 – Ottawa, 8pm Nov. 20 – Carleton, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Nov. 27 – @ RMC, 3pm Jan. 5 - @ Western, 8pm Jan. 8 – Brock, 8pm Jan. 12 - @ McMaster, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 19 – Western, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Brock, 8pm Jan. 28 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Feb. 2 – Guelph, 8pm Feb. 5 – Laurier, 1pm Feb. 9 – Waterloo, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Laurier, 8pm Feb. 16 – McMaster, 8pm Feb. 19 - @ Guelph, 4pm F Isaac Kuon Page 84 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Isaac Kuon Andre Smyth Lien Phillip Josh Collins Enrico Dibreto Monty Hardware Key Departures Nigel Johnson-Tyghter Matt Handsor Key Recruits Evan Matthews Windsor Lancers G Andre Smyth have been primetime players since coming to Windsor after playing in the U.S. Kuon should be a candidate for league MVP, while Smyth is the total package of offence, defence and rebounding. Says Coach Oliver, ―With his talent Isaac can be a top-five player in the country and Andre showed at the nationals that he is as good a 4-man as there is in CIS basketball. Both are difference makers.‖ Meanwhile, Hardware has become one of the top perimeter threats on the team and brings some veteran savvy. Coach Oliver‘s team will also benefit from the experience that last year‘s three top rookies gained by going to the nationals. Point guard Josh Collins ran the show as a freshman and was named to the OUA West All-Rookie team. Teammates Enrico Diloreto and Lien Phillip also made an impact and should be ready to assume larger roles moving forward. According to Oliver, ―The returning core of our team is the key. Getting to nationals was good for those young players and I‘m hoping they all come in with a little more hunger and determination to get back The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 85 OUA West Team Previews to the CIS tournament.‖ Diloreto can play both guard spots, while Phillip is the kind of athletic post player rarely seen in CIS. Other returning veteran are forwards Justin Wilshire and Michael Godfrey. Among the new faces on the team a pair of CCAA transfers has surfaced in Windsor as guard Troy Barnes and forward Jeremy Butler will push for playing time. Barnes rejoins his high school teammate Diloreto with the Lancer squad, and is eligible to play in second-term. Another late addition is guard Tyrone Bramble, who saw his promising career stall in the U.S., and who views Windsor as a fresh start. Two true freshmen complete the roster as post Evan Matthews and guard Matt Nuna were well regarded coming out of high school and provide excellent depth. Coach Oliver believes the talent is there for Windsor to make another title run. ―The key for us will be our mindset,‖ says Oliver. ―Last year at times we beat ourselves and that can‘t happen. We have to believe that only Windsor can beat Windsor and if we can do that we have the experience and the talent to be successful.‖ Article by Bill Malley, Photographs Courtesy of Edwin Tam ◄(From left) G Monty Hardware, F Isaac Kuon & F Lien Phillip Page 86 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Windsor Lancers No. 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 20 21 22 23 Name Josh Collins Monty Hardware Michael Godfrey Evan Matthews Troy Barnes Tyrone Bramble Isaac Kuon Matt Nuna Ryan Wood Andre Smyth Enrico Diloreto Jeremy Butler Lien Phillip Justin Wilshire Pos. G G F F G G F G F G G F F G Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-6 6-8 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-11 6-6 6-1 6-5 6-8 6-6 Yr. 2 5 2 1 2 2 5 1 2 5 2 4 2 3 Program Sociology General Arts Human Kinetics Business Liberal Studies Liberal Studies General Arts Business Liberal Studies Biological Sciences Business Liberal Studies Business Business Hometown Thornhill, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Wallacetown, Ont. Belle River, Ont. London, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Windsor, Ont. LaSalle, Ont. Windsor, Ont. London, Ont. Essex, Ont. St. Marks, Grenada Ajax, Ont. Windsor’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Isaac Kuon Scoring Threat: Isaac Kuon Rebounder: Andre Smyth Defender: Andre Smyth Ball Handler: Josh Collins Ball Distributor: Josh Collins 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Chris Oliver Asst Coaches: Barry Amlin, Matt Burkhart, Geoff Stead, Larry Loebach 09-10 Record: 17-5 (T-1st West) Playoff Record: 2-1 Isaac Kuon – West First-Team All-Star Nigel Johnson-Tyghter – West Second-Team All-Star Josh Collins – West All-Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 87 OUA West Team Previews 2009-10 was a season of nearlies for the Windsor Lancers: for the second year in a row they nearly went undefeated in the OUA and they nearly became the first non-Canada West team to take the Bronze Baby since Laurentian in 1991. Since Chantal Vallée took over the program in 2005, nearly just isn‘t good enough and the Lancers will be looking to correct both those aberrations in 2010/11. Windsor‘s only conference loss of the season came at McMaster in what was a very poor performance for the Lancers. They were also run close by a gallant Ryerson team and well-organized Brock outfit who both took Windsor to OT by trying to exploit Windsor‘s apparent problem defending the 3. Lakehead too took Windsor to the wire in both halves of the double-header; on the Friday night it was the inside determination of Lindsey Druery that bothered the Lancers, while the Saturday stanza saw Tasia McKenna move Lakehead‘s game to the perimeter as the Thunderwolves fell just a basket shy of upsetting the Lancers. However, the fact that Windsor came out of all of these close-calls unscathed is a demonstration of their strength in depth. Since her arrival, Vallée‘s teams have typically reflected a remarkable blend of youth and experience, size and speed, power and control. The sixth year coach has consistently maintained a strong rosPage 88 Women Schedule Nov. 5 - @ York, 6pm Nov. 6 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Nov. 12 – Toronto, 6pm Nov. 13 – Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 19 – Ottawa, 6pm Nov. 20 – Carleton, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Nov. 27 – @ RMC, 1pm Jan. 5 - @ Western, 6pm Jan. 8 – Brock, 6pm Jan. 12 - @ McMaster, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 19 – Western, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Brock, 6pm Jan. 28 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Feb. 2 – Guelph, 6pm Feb. 5 – Laurier, 3pm Feb. 9 – Waterloo, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Laurier, 6pm Feb. 16 – McMaster, 6pm Feb. 19 - @ Guelph, 2pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Iva Peklova Jessica Clemencon Miah-Marie Langlois Bojana Kovacevic Key Losses Shavaun Reaney Key Recruits Jocelyn LaRocque Windsor Lancers Photo by: Michael P Hall ter, bringing in strong talent in G Miah-Marie Langlois the form of both truefreshmen and experienced transfer students. In doing so, she has, to date, avoided the dreaded ‗re-building year‘ that often affects university programs. This year looks to be no different as on the freshman front Windsor bring in Courtney Sinclair (Ajax, ON), Amber Irvine (Aylmer, ON), Korissa Williams (Amherstburg, ON) and Jocelyn Laroque (Windsor, ON), while also adding the experience of Heather Angus (Burlington, ON) and Morgan Jean (Sarnia, ON) both of whom had strong careers at Guelph. Vallée recognizes that it is a long road to the National Championships and one that can be fraught with danger, should players not look after themselves and the ball. She notes that Windsor can be successful once again ―if we stay healthy, play uptempo and execute well on offence.‖ She adds that difficulties will come the Lancers‘ way if they fail to ―take care of the ball and don‘t battle the boards well‖. The rebounding part should be made somewhat easier by the return of the potentially dominant inside forces of 6‘2‖ CIS Rookie of the Year, Jessica Clemencon (St. Rambert, France), 6‘4‖ Iva Peklova (Prague, Czech Republic) and 6‘3‖ Raelyn Prince (Harrow, ON) along with the fast-improving 6‘6‖ Jessica Gordon (London, ON). Third year Bojana Kovacevic (Windsor, ON) will look to take advantage of mis-matches on the wing, while sophomore Miah Langlois (Windsor, ON) and rookie Jocelyn Laroque The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 89 OUA West Team Previews (Windsor, ON) will likely share time on the point. It is here that Windsor may suffer the most having graduated fifth year playmaker Shavaun Reaney (Sherwood Park, AB). Vallée‘s cause for concern over ball protection could manifest itself here - even with Reaney, the Lancers finished second-worst in OUA last year with 22 turnovers per game, and it will be very difficult for Vallée to plug the 35 plus minutes-per-game hole left by her departure. In last year‘s OUA playoffs, Windsor returned to their dominant ways with commanding, if not always massive, wins against Brock, Western and Ottawa, before moving on the National tournament in Hamilton. Having dispatched of Ottawa and Saskatchewan in the early rounds, the Lancers came out strong against the powerhouse Simon Fraser program and were the first team to really force the Clan to move out of third gear. The final margin was not indicative of just how close Windsor came to undoing the Canada West stranglehold on the CIS banner. This year, Windsor may not have to leave the comfort of St. Denis centre on their quest for CIS gold and this fact could figure greatly in their success. In the past few years, teams have found it very difficult to come away from G Bojana Kovacevic the South-Western tip with anything more than lessons and as National Championship hosts, Windsor will be looking to really capitalize on homecourt advantage. They will also, however, be looking to take the front door into the Championships as OUA champions rather than resting on the knowledge of their guaranteed berth. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Edwin Tam Page 90 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Windsor Lancers No. 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 20 21 22 Name Emily Abbott Bojana Kovacevic Korissa Williams Iva Peklova Raelyn Prince Miah-Marie Langlois Jessica Clemencon Jocelyn LaRocque Amber Irvine Morgan Jean Jessica Gordon Courtney Sinclair Heather Angus Laura Mullins Pos. G G G F F G F G G G F G G G Ht. 5-8 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-2 5-8 6-3 5-7 5-11 5-5 6-6 5-6 5-8 5-10 Yr. 4 3 1 4 5 2 2 1 1 5 2 1 5 4 Program General Arts Nursing Business Masters Env. Science Psychology Business Arts & English Human Kinetics Human Kinetics Faculty of Eduction Psychology Criminology Faculty of Eduction Human Kinetics Hometown Calgary, Alta. Windsor, Ont. Windsor, Ont. Prague, CZ Windsor, Ont. Windsor, Ont. St. Rambert, FR Windsor, Ont. Aylmer, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. London, Ont. Ajax, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. Windsor, Ont. Windsor’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Bojana Kovacevic Scoring Threat: Jessica Clemencon Rebounder: Iva Peklova Defender: Emily Abbott Ball Handler: Miah-Marie Langlois Ball Distributor: Miah-Marie Langlois 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Chantal Vallée Asst. Coaches: Tom Foster, Josh Leeman, Amy Bakos 09-10 Record: 21-1 (1st West) Playoff Record: 3-0 (OUA Champions) Chantal Vallée – West Coach of the Year Jessica Clemencon – CIS Rookie of the Year West Rookie of the Year West First-Team All-Star West All Rookie Team Shauvan Reaney – West Second-Team All-Star Miah-Marie Langlois – West All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 91 East Previews Page 92 The Official E-Magazine of OUA East Previews The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 93 OUA East Team Previews Winners of six of the past eight CIS National championship banners has cemented Coach Dave Smart's legacy as one of the two most successful coaches in the history of Canadian university basketball. The program remains at the top of the CIS however with only one championship in the last three seasons and the loss to graduation of their main go-to offensive player, All-Canadian Kevin McCleery, unlike most seasons there are legitimate reasons why the Ravens are likely not the consensus No. 1 pre-season team this year. Much of that stems from a comparatively younger core group with only one fifth-year player and two fourth-year stalwards. Still, there is plenty of quality, experienced depth and as long as Carleton's staples of defending, rebounding and playing hard on every possession remains, expect them to dominate most night. Throughout the past decade, the Ravens consistently were able to rely on All-Canadian play, especially from the guard spots, with players like Robbie Smart, Osvaldo Jeanty, Aaron Doornekamp, Stuart Turnbull and Kevin McCleery (from the post) making stellar offensive decisions the vast majority of the time. This season's group will be led by 6'5" Cole Hobin (7.3 ppg/5.0 rpg/28 mpg) and the oft-injured 5'11" Mike Kenny (9.6 ppg), a scrappy fifth-year guard. Hobin has proven to be arguably the top overall defender in the CIS with his length and athleticism. His progression into an AllPage 94 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Guelph, 8pm Nov. 6 – Brock, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Laurier, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 19 - @ Western, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Windsor, 8pm Nov. 26 – McMaster, 8pm Nov. 27 – Lakehead, 8pm Jan. 7 – Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 8 – Toronto, 8pm Jan. 14 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ RMC, 8pm Jan. 21 – Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 22 – York, 8pm Jan. 26 – Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 28 – RMC, 8pm Jan. 29 – Queen’s, 8pm Feb. 4 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ York, 8pm Feb. 11 - @ Toronto, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Feb. 18 - @ Ottawa, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players: Cole Hobin Elliot Thompson Tyson Hinz Mike Kenny Key Losses: Kevin McCleery Key Recruits: Phil Scrubb Thomas Scrubb Adam Jespersen Carleton Ravens Canadian candidate will be determined on how consistently he can score in key parts of games and distribute at the offensive end. Earlier in his career, Kenny was a consistent three-point shooter who singlehandidly won games with his shooting. His return to that form is important in Ravens success. Maybe the Ravens most fearless offensive talent is 6'3" Elliot Thompson (12.5 ppg/5.0 rpg/29 mpg), the fourth G Mike Kenney -year wing who is always willing to take the big shot, plays with an edge and is poised to emerge into Carleton's leader. 5'11" fourth-year guard Willy Manigat injects athleticism and quickness into the Ravens backcourt, allowing Smart to be more aggressive defensively if needed and Manigat continues to improve his overall decision making. 6'6" Tyson Hinz had a stellar freshman season (11.6 ppg/5.1 rpg) but did appear to hit a bit of a wall later in the season as virtually all first-year players do. Expect Hinz to take on a more featured role offensively. 6'5" Kyle Smendziuk, now in his third season, gets a lot done in and around the paint using his strength and tenacity as a weapon when battling against larger opponents. Smendziuk must improve his free throw shooting owing to the growing number of opportunities his production will likely get him from the charity stripe. Expect 6'7" Dan Penner, originally from Winnipeg, to make a leap to firmly establish himself as a rotation player. An early season revelation against the U.S. D1 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 95 OUA East Team Previews schools, Penner has surprisingly athleticism, gets to the rim from the perimeter, shoots 3's and scores with his back to the basket. This may also be the breakout season for 6'8" fourth-year post Aaron Chapman, who should see more touches in the post and appears to be rapidly gaining confidence with his offense. Chapman is most comfortable between 12 and 15 feet facing up to make shots but is working harder on the offensive glass and running the floor . Carleton's feature newcomer is 6'3" freshman Phil Scrubb, a nice athlete with NCAA D1 talent and the full array of offensive skills and decision making. A member of Canada's junior national team program, Scrubb has competed at the highest levels in his age category and should be one of the favourites for Rookie of the Year honours. For many years, observers have raised questions going back to the graduation of Rob Smart and Jafeth Maseruka after Carleton's first championship in the early 2000's on how the Ravens would replace departed seniors. The results speak for themselves as the talent pipeline continued unabated. Expect one or more of this current group to grab the reigns and keep Carleton as a Top 3-5 team at a minimum throughout the season and ready by March to again contend for banner No.7. Article by Mark Wacyk, Photos Courtesy of Carleton Athletics G Cole Hobin Page 96 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Carleton Ravens No. 00 Name Gael Kanza Pos. G Ht. 6-1 Yr. 1 Program Law Hometown Scarborough, Ont. 00 Gavin Resch G 6-2 1 Math/Physics Otawa, Ont. 00 Mehdi Tihan G 6-2 1 Commerce Ottawa, Ont. 00 Nathaniel Timm F 6-8 1 Info Tech. Maple, Ont. 3 Michael Kenny G 6-0 5 Business Law Ottawa, Ont. 10 11 Elliot Thompson Greg Faulkner G F 6-4 6-5 4 2 Health Science Health Science Fredericton, N.B. Kingston, Ont. 13 Willy Manigat F 5-11 4 Poli. Science Montreal, Que. 15 Kyle Smendziuk F 6-5 3 Aero. Eng. Kanata, Ont. 21 Thomas Scrubb F 6-5 1 Neuroscience Vancouver, BC. 22 Cole Hobin G 6-6 4 Law Ashton, Ont. 23 Philip Scrubb G 6-3 1 Commerce Richmond, B.C. 41 Kevin Churchill F 6-7 3 Philosophy Toronto, Ont. 42 Tyson Hinz F 6-6 2 Commerce Ottawa, Ont. 43 45 Aaron Chapman Dan Penner F F 6-8 6-7 4 2 Geography Poli. Science Bloomfield, Ont. Winnipeg, Man. Carleton’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Elliot Thompson Scoring Threat: Elliot Thompson Rebounder: Cole Hobin Defender: Cole Hobin Ball Handler: Mike Kenny Ball Distributor: Mike Kenny 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Dave Smart Asst Coaches: Rob Smart Jr., Dean Petridis, Shawn McCleery 09-10 Record: 20-2 (1st East) Playoff Record: 3-0 (OUA Champions) Cole Hobin – East Defensive Player of the Year Kevin McCleery – West First-Team All-Star Second Team All-Canadian Elliot Thompson – East Second-Team All-Star Tyson Hinz – All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 97 OUA East Team Previews Living in the shadow of a successful big brother can be difficult, and when that big brother has won six National Championships in the past seven years, it can be really difficult. The Carleton Ravens women‘s basketball team has taken huge strides in the past few seasons to find some of the limelight for themselves however and will be looking to go at least one step further in 2010-11. Bringing five championship rings and a whole lot of experience to boot, Taffe Charles took over control of the Ravens in 2007 switching from the men‘s program where he had served as an assistant. The winning mentality was something that was quickly passed on to his players, sometimes in a forthright way, but has certainly moved the program on more rapidly than some may have thought possible. The 2009-10 season saw the Ravens finish atop the OUA East with an impressive 18-4 record, and then somewhat cruise through their semifinal affair with Toronto, only to crash out in the OUA East final to cross-town rivals, the Ottawa GeeGees, whom they had twice dispatched of during the regular season. Although filled with pride in reaching the program‘s first ever divisional final, the loss likely left a bitter taste in the mouths of the eight returning players who will look to make amends this season and consolidate what has to-date been an impressive turnaround. Page 98 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Guelph, 6pm Nov. 6 – Brock, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Laurier, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 19 - @ Western, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Windsor, 6pm Nov. 26 – McMaster, 6pm Nov. 27 – Lakehead, 6pm Jan. 7 – Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 8 – Toronto, 6pm Jan. 14 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ RMC, 6pm Jan. 21 – Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 22 – York, 6pm Jan. 25 – Ottawa, W 6pm Jan. 28 – RMC, 6pm Jan. 29 – Queen’s, 6pm Feb. 4 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ York, 6pm Feb. 11 - @ Toronto, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Feb. 18 - @ Ottawa, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players: Alyson Bush Ashleigh Cleary Kendall MacLeod Courtney Smith Jessica Resch Jennifer Stoqua Key Losses: Ines Jelic Key Recruits: Krista Van Slingerland Genavieve Melatti Darcy Hawkins Carleton Ravens Of Carleton‘s four losses last season, three came in successive games during cross-conference play against Brock, Windsor and then Western. The Raven‘s, however, picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and put together a mini run which saw them sitting at 8-3 in midJanuary. Then there was a slight aberration in Toronto against Ryerson, where the Raven‘s shot a miserable 17% from the floor in the second half to be undone 61-56 by the Rams. Again, the Ravens picked themselves up, and put things F Ashleigh Cleary back on track with an eleven-game win streak that took them into the post-season with some confidence and momentum. Ines Jelic (London, Ont.) did as much as she could in her inside battle with Hannah Sunley-Paisley of Ottawa, as she netted 23 points in an impressive 10-14 (71.4%) shooting performance. She also claimed seven rebounds, but was ultimately outdone by Sunley-Paisley who registered 26 points on 11-14 (78.6%) and eight rebounds in her team‘s 59-54 win. Clearly it was a disappointing performance for the Ravens at such an important time, and no one was more disappointed than Carleton‘s only First Team All-Star, Alyson Bush (Ottawa, Ont.) who failed to score a single point having averaged 9.9 during the regular season. She will undoubtedly return this year highly motivated to make amends for that lone black mark on her 2009-10 record. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 99 OUA East Team Previews Other motivated returners this year include 2010 OUA East Rookie of the Year, Jessica Resch (Orleans, Ont.) who put up some solid numbers over the year and Taffe will likely look to her for a slightly bigger offensive output this year as Jelic moves on. The graduation of the 5‘11‖ forward may leave Carleton wanting just a little, especially as Jelic had a great ability to play above her height and work against slightly bigger opponents. Taffe does bring in three recruits in the forward position in the form of 5‘11‖ Beryl Mefful (Brampton, Ont.), 6‘0‖ Darcy Hawkins (Merrickville, Ont.) and 6‘1‖ Genavieve Melatti (Brampton, Ont.), while the fourth piece of the recruiting puzzle, Krista Van Slingerland (Waterloo, Ont.) has the ability to serve as a utility player for the Ravens, fulfilling multiple roles, while in particular posing an outside threat. If the inside players can grow quickly into the university game and/or coach Charles can recruit well for next year, the Ravens could well build a solid foundation for themselves while at the same time challenging for home court advantage and more in the OUA East. G Alyson Bush Page 100 Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Carleton Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Carleton Ravens No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Program Hometown 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Alyson Bush Krista Van Slingerland Courtney Smith Bailey Lomas Jessica Resch Kendall MacLeod Ashleigh Cleary G G G G G G F 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-11 3 1 5 5 2 3 4 Mass. Comm. PAPM Criminology Psychology Psychology Psychology Geography Ottawa, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Calgary, Alta. Orleans, Ont. Brockville, Ont. Kemptville, Ont. 12 13 Elizabeth Roach Jennifer Stoqua G G 5-8 5-5 2 2 Poli. Sci. Commerce Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. 15 21 22 Darcy Hawkins Genavieve Melatti Beryl Mefful F F F 6-0 1 6-1 1 5-11 1 Women's Studies Merrickville, Ont. Env. Engineering Brampton, Ont. Law Brampton, Ont. Carleton’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Jennifer Stoqua, Courtney Smith Scoring Threat: Courtney Smith Rebounder: Ashleigh Cleary Defender: Courtney Smith Ball Handler: Elizabeth Roach Head Ball Distributor: Elizabeth Roach 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Coach: Taffe Charles Asst Coaches: Anthony Carter, Sarah Kennedy, Anne Boneschanker 09-10 Record: 18-4 (1st East) Playoff Record: 1-1 Taffe Charles – East Coach of the Year Jessica Resch - East Rookie of the Year, East All Rookie Team Alyson Bush – East First-Team All-Star Jennifer Stoqua – East All-Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 101 OUA East Team Previews En te rin g the ir fourth year under the helm of bench boss Shawn Swords, the Laurentian Voyageurs look to give their coach his first taste of the post-season. Swords, a standout at Laurentian in the ‗90s and a former member of Team Canada, has had a busy offseason as a lot of new faces grace the Laurentian Voyageurs line-up. Swords spent part of the off-season as an assistant coach helping the Junior Men‘s National Team qualify for the 2011 World Championships. He along with former national team teammate Peter Guarasci assisted another national team teammate Greg Francis to lead Canada a well deserved Bronze Medal at the 2010 FIBA America‘s U18 Championships held in San Antonio, Texas. The current edition of the Voyageurs is hoping that some hard work in the off-season and an influx of talent will help improve on their team shooting percentage, rebounding statistics and points allowed per game in 2009-2010. With a combination of four freshmen, a veteran transfer and several key returnees entering the fold, this year‘s Voyageurs squad is one of the most well rounded teams to take the floor in years. Swords‘ third recruiting class includes first year players Eric Ducharme, Jeff Plunkett, Shavaan Sheldon and Tychon Carter-Newman. Rounding out a fine group of freshman is British Columbia native and UVic Page 102 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Western, 8pm Nov. 6 – Windsor, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ McMaster, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 19 – Laurier, 8pm Nov. 20 – Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Guelph, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Brock, 8pm Dec. 4 – York, 8pm Jan. 7 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 8 – RMC, 8pm Jan. 14 – Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 15 – Toronto, 8pm Jan. 21 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 28 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Toronto, 8pm Feb. 4 – Carleton, 8pm Feb. 5 – Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 11 - @ RMC, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Feb. 18 - @ York, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Manny Pasquale Isiah Pasquale Georges Serresse Mark Ramalho Key Losses Matas Tirilis Paul Kovacs Justin Serresse Key Recruits Shavaan Sheldon Mike Hull Eric Ducharme Jeff Plunkett Tychon Carter-Newman Laurentian Voyageurs transfer Mike Hull. Mike Hull (Victoria, British Columbia) will look to fit in as a replacement for 5 year Voyageur Matas Tirillis. The six foot seven fourth year forward will use his experience, shooting touch and leadership to anchor the Voyageur frontcourt. Eric Ducharme (Esponola ON) is a big strong wing with a deft outside shooting touch. He along with Tychon Carter- PG Andrew Lalonde Newman (Mississauga ON) will push for minutes on the perimeter. Carter-Newman epitomizes energy. He is long, active and athletic and will do whatever his team needs to win. Jeff Plunkett (Barrie ON) will use his length, athleticism and shooting touch to gain experience at the 4 or 5. At 6 foot 7 Plunkett will add some size to an ever-growing frontcourt. 6 feet 9 Shavaan Sheldon (Cape Town, South Africa) will use his ruggedness and intensity to bring a physical presence to the paint for the Voyageurs. This group of newcomers will hopefully fit in seamlessly with the returning core and utilize their size and skill to add much needed depth to an ever improving Voyageur squad. The Voyageurs will turn to the 2010 OUA East Rookie of the Year, Second Team All-Star and CIS All-Rookie Team member, Manny Pasquale (15.1 PPG), and his older brother Isiah Pasquale (15.5 PPG), to pick up where they left off last year with their ability to control the pace of the game and hit shots from anywhere on the court. The brothers Pasquale will still be leaned on to dictate the offensive flow while utilizing the newcomers both on the perimeter and in the frontcourt. Second year post, Rob McMurray (Guelph ON) looks to continue his development and make a name for himself in the OUA The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 103 OUA East Team Previews East. The 6‘10‖ McMurray worked hard in the off-season in hopes of having an injury free season and contributing at both the offensive and defensive ends. Third-year players, Jamie Weldon (Sault Ste. Marie Ont.), Andrew Lalonde (Sudbury Ont.) and Georges Serresse (Sudbury Ont.) will be asked to lead by example. Weldon can hopefully become the energy off the bench at the four spot utilizing his quickness and strength to become a factor on the offensive and defensive boards. Andrew Lalonde will continue to push the pace and look to take advantage of the influx of talent. Serresse is hoping that his improvement from year one to two continues. The athletic third year wing averaged 9ppg and 40% from the floor in 2009-10. Fourth year co-captain Mark Ramalho (Brampton ON) will back up both the point guard and the off guard positions. His versatility and leadership will be invaluable if the Voyageurs climb up the OUA East standings. Rounding out the roster is fourth year post Andrew Kay (Toronto Ont.) and third year sharp shooter Stephen Williams (Brampton Ont). Kay‘s size and Williams‘ shooting ability could come into play as the Voyageurs battle through the tough OUA East. Expectations are up on the campus of Laurentian University. Swords and his crew of newcomers and returning veterans are hungry for their first taste of playoff action. The 2010-11 Voyageurs will look to cement their identity as a hard working, ball moving team that plays tough individual and team defence. F Georges Serresse Page 104 Article by Jay Hurley, Photographs Courtesy of Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Laurentian Laurentian Voyageurs No. 10 11 12 Name Eric Ducharme Mark Ramalho Manny Pasquale Pos. G G PG Ht. 6-5 6-1 6-0 Yr. 1 4 2 Program Sport and Phys. Ed. Sport and Phys. Ed. Computer Science Hometown Timmins, Ont Brampton, Ont Victoria, BC 14 15 21 22 23 24 32 34 35 44 45 Isiah Pasquale Tychon Carter-Newman Mike Hull Andrew Lalonde Jeff Plunkett Jamie Weldon Rob McMurray Andrew Kay Stephen Williams Shavaan Sheldon Georges Serresse G F F PG F F C C G C F 6-3 6-3 6-7 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-10 6-8 6-3 6-9 6-3 4 1 4 3 1 3 2 4 3 1 3 English Economics History Commerce Arts Law and Justice Sport and Phys. Ed. Health Promotion Communications Sport and Phy. Ed. EDPH Victoria, BC Brampton, Ont Victoria, BC Sudbury, Ont Barrie, Ont Sault Ste. Marie, Ont Guelph, Ont Scarborough, Ont Brampton, Ont Capetown, SA Sudbury, Ont Laurentianâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Isiah Pasquale Scoring Threat: Manny Pasquale Rebounder: Rob Mcmurray, Georges Serresse Defender: Tychon Carter-Newman Ball Handler: Andrew Lalonde Head Ball Distributor: Manny Pasquale Coach: Shawn Swords Asst Coaches: Jay Hurley, Aaron Sidenberg, Ken Wallenius 09-10 Record: 6-16 (T-6th East) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Manny Pasquale East Rookie of the Year East Second-Team All-Star East All-Rookie Team CIS All-Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 105 OUA East Team Previews Consistency was an issue for the Lady Vees in 2009 -10 and a very frustrating issue at that. With a few major components gone from the roster, that word could again be on the lips of the Sudbury faithful as the 201011 campaign gets underway. Gone is the double-double average of veteran post, Darrah Bumstead (New Hamburg, Ont.), gone are the outside threats of Mylaine Mageau (Sudbury, Ont.) and Kauri Lafontaine, and gone is the allround athleticism of Norma-Jean Roberts (Burnaby, B.C.). What‘s left is a group containing two potential game-winners and a number of role-players who will need to find out exactly what that role is, and quickly. The two main threats that Laurentian will offer opponents this year come in the form of point guard Katie Goggins (Hanmer, Ont.) and 6‘0‖ post, Lisa Furchner (Sudbury, Ont.), both in their fifth year. Goggins brings electrifying speed to the back-court and her own teammates do well to keep up with her at times, while Furchner will be the main inside presence, especially with the departure of Bumstead. Within the remaining 13 players, head coach, Mike Clarke needs to find some major supporting actors for the Lady Vees to improve upon last year‘s fifth place finish (12-10) and first round playoff exit (67-77 to Ottawa). Possibly the biggest hole offensively is that of a shooting guard and all-out shooter from long distance. Last Page 106 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Western, 6pm Nov. 6 – Windsor, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ McMaster, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 19 – Laurier, 6pm Nov. 20 – Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Guelph, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Brock, 6pm Dec. 4 – York, 6pm Jan. 7 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 8 – RMC, 6pm Jan. 14 – Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 15 – Toronto, 6pm Jan. 21 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 28 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Toronto, 6pm Feb. 4 – Carleton, 6pm Feb. 5 – Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 11 - @ RMC, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Feb. 18 - @ York, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Katie Goggins Lisa Furchner Key Losses Darrah Bumstead Kauri Lafontaine Key Recruits Erin Simpson Rebecca Goodier Laurentian Voyageurs year, Lafontaine, Mageau and Roberts combined for 92-289 (31.8%) from behind the arc, while the next best option was (now) third year Lyndi Meloche (Amherstburg, Ont.) who shot 32% on just 8-25. With a potential lack of inside experience other than that provided by Furchner, Laurentian may have to find ways to score from the outside and on transition in particular. The latter should not prove as much of an issue: the current roster is built for speed more than the power of some previous years, so you can expect to see fast ball movement, expansive transition offence and likely a fair amount of full court pressure from the Voyageurs. It is highly likely that early on Laurentian could struggle as they search for that elusive consistency, while also settling into roles and will be tested right from the get-go as they host two of the big guns from the OUA West in Windsor and Western on opening weekend. It was the same story in 2009-10, but at least then they had the luxury of playing themselves into the win column with a season-opening game against the York Lions before cross-conference play commenced. Following the opening weekend at home in Ben Avery Gym, Laurentian must undertake possibly the most arduous double-header road trip in the OUA, as they travel to Hamilton and Thunder Bay to face the McMaster Marauders and Lakehead Thunderwolves. In reality, coming away with anything from the first four games of the season would be a minor triumph, but F Lisa Furchner The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 107 OUA East Team Previews what is certain is that the relatively young squad must remember that the OUA regular season is 22 games long, not four. The recruiting class may not have the big names of some, but bringing in three 6‘1‖ forwards can often be a good sign for the future of a team‘s inside game. The trio is made up of Jenna Kennedy (Fergus, Ont.), Emma Decloe (Sunridge, Ont.) and Kaitlyn Young (Ottawa, Ont.) who could, in time, provide the base for a two- or three-post offence. In the backcourt, Clarke brings in local talent Erin Simpson (Sudbury, Ont.) who will likely get a great deal of education from Goggins in practice sessions, both formal and informal. Simpson will probably need to get to grips with the Lady Vees‘ systems quickly as well, as she could see big minutes as Goggins sees more pressure. One major concern for Clarke with Goggins will be her defensive aggression; while coaches value a certain level of tenacity from their onball defenders, Goggins averaged three fouls a game last year and it will be difficult for her to provide the minutes her team needs from her if this trends carries over into this season. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs CourG Katie Goggins tesy of Laurentian Athletics Page 108 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Laurentian Voyageurs No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 Name Katie Goggins Lyndi Meloche Carley Blaseg Krysten Patrick Emily Case Kyla Csumrik Rebecca Goodier Lindsay Hocevar Erin Simpson Jenna Kennedy Lisa Furchner Emma Decloe Kara Hilton Kaitlyn Young Mary Scott Pos. G G G G G G G/F G/F G F F F G/F F F Ht. 5-5 5-5 5-3 5-4 5-8 5-6 5-9 5-11 5-7 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-1 6-0 Yr. 5 3 3 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 5 1 2 1 1 Program Kinesiology Arts Sport and Physical Ed. Biomedical Science Sport and Physical Ed. Sports Administration Sport and Physical Ed. Sport and Physical Ed. Sports Psychology Nursing Sport and Physical Ed. Biology Sports Psychology Sports and Physical Ed. Arts Hometown Hanmer, Ont. Amhertsburg, Ont Sudbury, Ont Stittsville, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Orillia, Ont. Hawkestone, Ont. Sudbury, Ont. Sudbury, Ont. Fergus, Ont. Sudbury, Ont. Sundridge, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont Laurentian’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Erin Simpson, Lyndi Meloche Scoring Threat: Lisa Furchner, Katie Goggins Rebounder: Lisa Furchner, Katie Goggins Defender: Katie Goggins, Rebecca Goodier Ball Handler: Katie Goggins Ball Distributor: Katie Goggins Head Coach: Mike Clarke Asst Coaches: Scott MacWhirter, Bill Gordon 09-10 Record: 11-10 (5th East) Playoff Record: 0-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Darrah Burnstead – East Second-Team All-Star Katie Goggins – East Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 109 OUA East Team Previews For the first time in a decade, the uOttawa GeeGees will have a new head man patrolling the sidelines after the departure to McGill of Dave DeAveiro, the winningest coach in uOttawa history. Former Gee-Gees and UBC Thunderbirds assistant James Derouin takes over, bringing with him to Ottawa a growing reputation as a coach who preaches defence and rebounding as the foundations of winning. With the graduations of All-Canadian Josh Gibson-Bascombe and five-year stalward Donnie Gibson, the young Gee-Gees will have to keep the games low scoring and rely on one of Canada's most talented scorers 6'6" Warren Ward to make another run at the Nationals. The Gee-Gees become Ward's team and the high-scoring third-year wing/forward is poised to shoulder much of the offensive load. With the focus of most team's defensive game plans turning brightly on Ward, his decision-making skills will likely be tested much more. Ward is long and athletic getting to the rim, has range beyond the three point line and is very difficult to contain in transition. In a half court game, his ability to draw help and have teammates play off him is key to a multidimensional Ottawa offense. 6'7" fifth-year post Louis Gauthier will likely be a top offensive option for Ottawa and he is coming off a solid season in 2009-10, the recipient of numerous Gibson-Bascombe looks Page 110 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Brock, 8pm Nov. 6 – Guelph, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Laurier, 3pm Nov. 19 - @ Windsor, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Western, 8pm Nov. 26 – Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 27 – McMaster, 8pm Jan. 7 – Toronto, 8pm Jan. 8 – Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 14 - @ RMC, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 21 – York, 8pm Jan. 22 – Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 26 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 28 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 29 – RMC, 8pm Feb. 4 - @ York, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Laurentian,8pm Feb. 11 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ Toronto, 8pm Feb 18 – Carleton, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Warren Ward Louis Gauthier Jacob Gibson-Bascombe Key Losses Donnie Gibson Max Clarkson Key Recruits Johny Berhane Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue Chris Anderson Ottawa Gee-Gees off penetration. With the G Warren Ward graduation of such stalwards OUA East posts as Kevin McCleery and Mitch Leger, Gauthier becomes one of the more experienced paint area players in the league and earning defensive respect will help diversify Ottawa's offense. In 6'2" Jacob GibsonBascombe, Josh's younger brother who sat out last season to improve his academics, the Gee-Gees have an experienced lead guard who can make shots, create for others and gives Derouin some flexibility defensively. The younger Gibson-Bascombe saw significant minutes in his first two seasons and should be prepared to shoulder a 30-35 minute per game load on most nights at the point. The Cincinnati game over Labour Day showed a glimpse of the kind of offensive talent 6'0" freshman Johnny Berhane (Ottawa Lester B. Pearson) can become. Berhane has range beyond the 3 point line and is very adept at reading screens and getting himself available for open looks. He represents Ottawa best likely rookie-of-the-year candidate. The fifth spot in the starting lineup is likely to go to either 6'3" 200-pound sophomore Ryan Malcolm-Campbell, an all-OUA East rookie team selection last season or another sophomore 6'4" Akeem Gardner who has improved his body significantly over the summer with added strength with less weight. Gardner is a thick banger who can defend and rebound while continuing to work on his offensive game. Of the The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 111 OUA East Team Previews three touted freshmen from last season, Malcolm-Campbell had the most mature overall game compared to Gardner and 6'3" Kamish Edwards, who will sit out this season to improve academics. Another promising freshman 6'5" Gabe GonthierDubue, should be the first four man off the bench in the rotation and he has a strong set of offensive skills. His time should increase as his ability to defend in the team setting becomes more visible. A somewhat-forgotten element of past strong Ottawa teams is 6'7" fifth-year forward Nemanja Baletic, who is likely to get a more defined role focused on playing the five spot in and around the paint and who has the ability to guard bigs inside and on the perimeter. 6'3" Chris Anderson, another freshman who is currently battling the symptoms of a concussion, will get minutes when healthy as a defensive specialist. With three veterans in Ward, Jacob G-B and Gauthier who should see the bulk of the minutes (30-35 mpg each) supported by several young players, expect Ottawa to rely on stopping teams, keeping games in the 50's and 60's and relying on Ward scoring and creating to push to near the top of the OUA East. Article by Mark Wacyk, Photos Courtesy of Ottawa Athletics C Louis Gauthier Page 112 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Ottawa Gee-Gees No. Name 3 Luc Minani 4 Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue 5 Yacob Issayas 6 Ryan Malcolm-Campbell 7 Dimitrios Seymour 8 Johnny Berhanemeskel 9 Jacob Gibson-Bascombe 10 Warren Ward 11 Louis Gauthier 12 Nemanja Baletic 13 Jordan Vig 14 Alex Labranche 15 Matthew Marshall 22 Akeem Gardner 23 Christopher Anderson Pos. PG F PG F G G PG G/F C F C F F F F Ht. 6'3" 6'5" 6'1" 6'3" 6'2" 6'1" 6'3" 6'5" 6'9" 6'7" 6'8 6'5" 6'5" 6'5" 6'3" Yr. 2 1 3 2 3 1 3 3 5 5 3 1 1 2 1 Program Arts Science Sociology Commerce Commerce Economics Arts Arts Business Admin. Human Kinetics Arts Social Sciences Social Sciences Psychology Social Sciences Hometown Ottawa, Ont. Gatineau, Que. Vancouver, BC. Mississauga, Ont Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Toronto, Ont. London, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Johny Berhane, Nemanja Baletic, Warren Ward Scoring Threat: Warren Ward Rebounder: Louis Gauthier, Matt Marshall, Jordan Vig Defender: Jimmy Seymour, Ryan Malcolm-Campbell Ball Handler: Yacob Issayas, Jacob Gibson-Bascombe Ball Distributor: Jacob Gibson-Bascombe 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: James Derouin Asst Coaches: Emil O’Neil, Clarence Porter, Kris Dale 09-10 Record: 18-4 (2nd East) Playoff Record: 1-1 Dave DeAveiro – East Coach of the Year Josh Gibson-Bascombe First Team All-Canadian East First-Team All-Star Warren Ward – East Second-Team All-Star Ryan Malcolm-Campbell – East All-Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 113 OUA East Team Previews Winning a division title is always special; winning a division title, while beating your cross-town rivals who just happened to have won the regular season title, is just a little bit more special. Twice during the 2009-10 OUA East regular season, the Ottawa Gee-Gees bowed to the Carleton Ravens with a combined deficit of 123-86, but none of that mattered come the post-season when the Garnet and Grey prevailed in the one that really counted. A 59-54 victory in the OUA East final saw Ottawa take the title for the second straight year and, with it, claim a berth in the National Championships. Ottawa would follow the win with three straight losses: 83-55 to Windsor in the OUA final; 64-46 to the very same Lancers in the opening round of the Final 8 tournament; and finally 65-59 at the hands of Cape Breton in the consolation semifinal at Nationals. The three match-ups with the Ravens in particular demonstrated a key lesson for the Gee-Gees on the importance of rebounding. In the two regular season losses, Ottawa managed just 58 rebounds, while Carleton pulled down a massive 88, however, in the East final, when needed most, Ottawa managed to limit their rivals to a total of just 23 boards while securing 27 for themselves. Clearly in a game that comes down to a mere five points, those four extra rebounds prove crucial. Many of the highs Page 114 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Brock, 6pm Nov. 6 – Guelph, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Laurier, 1pm Nov. 19 - @ Windsor, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Western, 6pm Nov. 26 – Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 27 – McMaster, 6pm Jan. 7 – Toronto, 6pm Jan. 8 – Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 14 - @ RMC, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 21 – York, 6pm Jan. 22 – Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 25 - @ Carleton, W 6pm Jan. 28 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 29 – RMC, 6pm Feb. 4 - @ York, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Feb. 11 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ Toronto, 6pm Feb 18 – Carleton, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Hannah Sunley-Paisley Awo Farah Kizzy Clarke Kayte Chase Key Losses Emilie Morasse Key Recruits Jenna Gilbert Emilie Cyr Kim Cupid Madison Kaneda Ottawa Gee-Gees and lows of the Ottawa season also reflected another trait of Gee-Gee basketball for the 200910 year: as Hannah goes, the team goes. The Hannah in question is the OUA East MVP, Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont) who had a massive year statistically for Ottawa, recording a season double-double with 18.9ppg and 10.8rpg. In the vast majority of Ottawaâ€™s wins during the regular and post seasons, Sunley-Paisley top-scored for the Gee-Gees or was only a point or two away. The only real exception to this was the OUA East semifinal win over the Ryerson Rams which saw the Gee-Gees shoot an incredible 60% from 3-point range on 9-16 and 51% overall, while bagging a large number of points on the fast-break. The key beneficiary that night was Kizzy Clarke (Montreal, Que.) who racked up 19 points, while Emilie Morasse (Quebec City, Que.) and Melina Wishart (Ottawa, Ont.) combined for 8-11 from behind the arc and 21 and 13 points respectively. Neither Morasse nor Wishart will be back for the Gee-Gees in the 2010-11 campaign and Ottawa head coach, Andy Sparks may struggle to account for their minutes and points effectively. Last year Morasse and Sunley-Paisley topped 650 minutes while Wishart logged 511 and Awo Farah (Ottawa, Ont.) took 375 â€“ no other Ottawa player took more than 285. Such numbers could suggest a reliance on limited personnel and Sparks could face a challenge creating consistent units, should the minutes be The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 115 OUA East Team Previews shared too evenly among the sixteen players that grace his roster this year. But Sparks likes a challenge, as he says: “If it wasn’t for challenges, how would we grow?” The group of recruits that Sparks has added for the upcoming campaign is undoubtedly headed by Jenna Gilbert (Ottawa, Ont.) who transfers in from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. While at Merivale High School, Gilbert was heavily recruited by numerous programs on both sides of the border and brings some great size to accompany Sunley-Paisley while also being one of the small number of top-level posts who can step outside and shoot the three. Of the other recruits, three enter with experience in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) with Madison Kaneda (Vernon, B.C.) coming from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Heat; Tatianna Hanlan (Gatineau, Que.) via the John Abbott Islanders; and Emilie Cyr (St. Bruno, Que.) entering from Champlain College Saint-Lambert. The additional experience of CCAA basketball could help them make a quick transition into the Ottawa systems and in turn help the team out from early on in the season. Clearly, with such a large roster and variety of basketball backgrounds, Sparks could have his work cut out to mould an effective unit, and concedes that his young charges can be successful if “our talented young players continue to develop within our team systems and our veterans play to expectations.” Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Ottawa Athletics Page 116 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Ottawa Gee-Gees No. Name 2 Elissa de Wit 3 Alex Roy 4 Kathleen Chase 5 Awo Farah 6 Sarah Nolette 7 Kimberly Cupid 8 Laura-Émilie Cyr 9 Alex Naylor 10 Madison Kaneda 11 Kizzy Clarke 12 Catherine Cloutier 13 Tatianna Hanlan 14 Elizabeth Dent 15 Stephanie Deboer 21 Hannah Sunley-Paisley 22 Jenna Gilbert Pos. G G PG G PG PG G G/F G F G G F F C F/C Ht. 5-8 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-6 5-2 5-4 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-9 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-0 Yr. 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 3 4 3 Program Human Kinetics Education Arts Arts Sciences Music Human Kinetics Human Kinetics Human Kinetics Arts Dévelopment International International Management Health Sciences Special Student Arts Nursing Hometown Cornwall, Ont. Montreal, Que. Cornwall, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Edmonton, Alta. Toronto, Ont. Montreal, Que. Calgary, Alta. Vernon, B.C. Montreal, Que. Montreal, Que. Gatineau, Que. Sarnia, Ont. Waterloo, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa’s Best. . . Outside Threat: Jenna Gilbert, Emilie Cyr, Madison Kaneda, Alexandra Naylor Scoring Threat: Hannah Sunley-Paisley, Jenna Gilbert Rebounder: Hannah Sunley-Paisley, Jenna Gilbert Defender: Kim Cupid, Hannah Sunley-Paisley, Awo Farah Ball Handler: Kim Cupid, Emilie Cyr, Tatianna Hanlan Ball Distributor: Sarah Nolette, Alexandra Roy 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Hannah Sunley-Paisley East Player of the Year East First-Team All-Star Head Coach: Andy Sparks Asst Coaches: Mario Gaetano, Kim Swenson, Ian MacKinnon, Margaret Jones 09-10 Record: 12-10 (4th East) Playoff Record: 3-1 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 117 OUA East Team Previews After bowing out of the OUA playoffs in the quarter-finals a year ago, the Queen‘s men‘s basketball team will feature a number of new faces for the upcoming season. The biggest change will be at head coach, with former assistant Duncan Cowan, taking over for Rob Smart. Cowan, who played for the Gaels from 1998 to 2002 and was an assistant to Smart since 2005 will be looking to guide a young team back to the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. On the court, the Gaels have lost a number of key players from the 2009-10 team, including last year‘s CIS leading rebounder Mitch Leger of Kingston, Ont., as well as sharpshooting guards Baris Ondul of Istanbul, Turkey, and Ryan Hairsine of St. Mary‘s, Ont. Leger, who averaged 21.4 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game in his final season, finished his four year career as the Gaels all-time leading scorer and 24th all-time in the OUA. Ondul and Hairsine both provided secondary scoring for the Gaels last season behind Leger, and finished second and third respectively in scoring with 11.2 and 9.1 points per game. ―With heavy losses to graduation there is going to be a period of growth and adjustment for us,‖ says Cowan. ―As returning players learn to accept more significant roles and new players adapt the change in strength and speed at the CIS level, we will overcome the loss of Mitch, Baris and Ryan.‖ Page 118 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Laurier, 8pm Nov. 6 – Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Guelph, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Brock, 8pm Nov. 19 - @ McMaster, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 26 – Windsor, 8pm Nov. 27 – Western, 8pm Dec. 2 - @ RMC, 8pm Jan. 7 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ York, 8pm Jan. 14 – Carleton, 8pm Jan. 15 – Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 21 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Toronto, 8pm Jan. 28 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 4 – Toronto, 8pm Feb. 5 – Ryerson, 8pm Feb. 11 – York, 8pm Feb. 12 – Laurentian, 8pm Feb. 18 - RMC, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Chris Barrett Dan Bannister Timothy Boyle Bernard Burgesson Key Losses Mitch Leger Baris Ondul Ryan Hairsine Key Recruits Matt Baker Alex Weatherill Greg Black Brandon Baronitis Queen’s Gaels With the loss of these three key individuals, the Gaels will turn to a trio of guards to lead this year‘s squad. Dan Bannister of Newmarket, Ont., is the most likely candidate to lead the team offensively as he finished last year averaging 9.1 points per game. The fourth year guard from Sacred Heart Catholic High School will have plenty of backcourt help from Chris Barrett of Vancouver, B.C., and Timothy Boyle of Belleville, Ont. Barrett, a former Queen‘s men‘s rugby G Dan Bannister player, joined the Gaels midway through last season and instantly provided a spark on both ends of the floor. Boyle, meanwhile, was hampered by injuries last year but has shown in the preseason that he has the ability to provide an offensive boost to the Gaels. ―All three players have experience and the ability to make us competitive every night,‖ says Cowan of Bannister, Barrett and Boyle. ―I think that any coach would agree that leadership and experience in the backcourt is essential.‖ Bernard Burgesson of Port Hawkesbury, N.S., a third year forward, is the most experienced of the group and will be leaned on heavily this season. He will be expected to improve on his numbers last year and give Queen‘s a post threat that other teams will have to respect. Jordan Kirchberger of Orleans, Ont., a 6‘8, 240 lbs. center who split time at the posiThe Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 119 OUA East Team Previews tion with Leger last season, will also have higher expectations this year. ―With only two front court players having significant CIS experience, there will be growing pains in this area,‖ says Cowan. ―That being said, we have a tough and competitive group of young players that are willing to compete and who will improve as the season moves along.‖ Leading the Gaels youth movement will be freshmen Alex Weatherill of Hamilton, Ont., Nikola Misljencevic of Ottawa, Ont., and Matthew Baker of Kingston, Ont. Weatherill, a graduate of Westdale Secondary, was a member of the Blessed Sacrement Yellow Jackets that finished fourth at the provincial championships last season. Misljencevic, a quarterfinalist at ‗AAA‘ OFSSAA last year, was a starter for the provincial champion Ottawa Guardsmen in 2009-10 while Baker is a two-time KASSAA All-Star at Frontenac Secondary in Kingston and also a quarter-finalist at OFSSAA. Despite the changes from last year to this year, the 2010-11 Queen‘s Gaels are a focused squad that knows what they need to do if they wish to have success this season. ―Our priority as a team is to defend and rebound the ball with consistency and toughness‖, says Cowan. ―Those two facets need to be constants for us from the outset.‖ G Chris Barrett Page 120 Photographs Courtesy of Queen’s Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Queen’s Gaels No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 Name Dan Bannister Ryan Golden Chris Barrett Bernard Burgesson Alex Weatherill Nikola Misljencevic Jerome Josz Brandon Baronaitis Christian Weisbrod Timothy Boyle Gregory Black Jordan Kirchberger Matthew Baker Evan Karagiozov Jordan Yee Pos. G G G F F F F F G G F F F F G Ht. 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-7 6-8 6-4 6-4 5-10 Yr. 4 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 Program Philosophy English Language &Lit. Accounting Biology Physical and Health Ed. Biology Commerce Classics Economics Statistics Development Studies Health Studies Arts & Science Physical and Health Ed. Commerce Hometown Newmarket, Ont. Barrie, Ont. Vancouver, B.C. Port Hawkesbury, N.S. Hamilton, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Chevy Chase, Md. Toronto, Ont. Vancouver, B.C. Belleville, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Orleans, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Surrey, B.C. Queen’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Dan Bannister, Chris Barrett Scoring Threat: Dan Bannister, Tim Boyle Rebounder: Bernard Burgesson, Greg Black, Tim Boyle Defender: Tim Boyle, Bernard Burgesson Ball Handler: Dan Bannister, Chris Barrett Ball Distributor: Tim Boyle, Chris Barrett, Matt Baker, Dan Bannister Head Coach: Duncan Cowan Asst Coach: Graham Lambert 09-10 Record: 11-11 (4th East) Playoff Record: 1-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Mitch Leger – East First-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 121 OUA East Team Previews If Queen‘s veteran head coach, Dave Wilson needs an axiom for this season it might be that ―the best things come to those who wait.‖ Two years ago he worked hard to recruit a talented guard who was graduating from Char-Lan District High School in Williamstown, Ont., but to no avail as she decided instead to head south of the border to Indiana State. However, after red-shirting with the Sycamores, Meaghan MacDougall (Martintown, Ont.) has moved back closer to home, and in with Gaels. Wilson might also want to be patient with rest of the new crop that he has managed to lure to Kingston, because although he might be sending out a comparatively young unit, it is one that is stacked with potential and ability. Probably Wilson‘s biggest recruiting coup has been bringing in not just one or two, but four major recruits from OUA West territory, in the form of Gemma Bullard (Guelph, Ont.), Rachael Urosevic (Waterloo, Ont.), Lisa Minutillo (Brantford, Ont.), and Jordan Tomas (Waterloo, Ont.). At multiple stages during their pre-university careers, all four had a number of rival schools vying for their attention, but it has been Queen‘s who have been able to bag the bunch. The group of newcomers will add some interesting dimensions to the Queen‘s squad, including international representation, as Bullard is a current member of the Great Britain and England junior set-ups. They will also bring winPage 122 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Laurier, 6pm Nov. 6 – Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Guelph, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Brock, 6pm Nov. 19 - @ McMaster, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 26 – Windsor, 6pm Nov. 27 – Western, 6pm Dec. 2 - @ RMC, 6pm Jan. 7 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ York, 6pm Jan. 14 – Carleton, 6pm Jan. 15 – Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 21 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Toronto, 6pm Jan. 28 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 4 – Toronto, 6pm Feb. 5 – Ryerson, 6pm Feb. 11 – York, 6pm Feb. 12 – Laurentian, 6pm Feb. 18 - RMC, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Brittany Moore Christine Wallace Jill Wheat Key Losses Katie Guthrie Erin Skippon Maddie Soye Key Recruits Gemma Bullard Rachael Urosevic Liz Boag Jordan Tomas Lisa Minutillo Meaghan MacDougall Queen’s Gaels ning mentalities as the foursome all played together on the OBA Division 1 winning Kitchener/ Waterloo Lightning team coached by Urosevic‘s father, Bob. It may take some time for the whole unit to gel together, but with some patience from all involved, the young team could definitely be challenging for more than just recognition come playoffs. With the OUA East in the shape it is right now, Wilson may have numerous opportunities to play around with line-ups and still easily find a solid spot in the post-season. Being the experienced G Paige Robinson coach that he is, Wilson plays an emphasis on the game beyond the X‘s and O‘s and predicts success if they are able to ―communicate and play with passion.‖ In general, the 2009-10 season was somewhat average and ‗as-expected‘ for Queen‘s. For the most part, they won the games they were expected to and lost the games that many might have thought likely, both at home and on the road. The only two real surprises came with a two-point win in Ottawa against the Gee-Gees, and an oh-so-close performance against the nationally-ranked Windsor Lancers. In that game, the Gaels gave the Lancers a real scare, thanks in part The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 123 OUA East Team Previews to the outstanding play of guard Brittany Moore (Hannon, Ont.). Moore had an outstanding season overall posting some outstanding numbers, while notching an incredible 700 minutes of regular season court-time. She led the Gaels in a number of categories and was ably assisted by Katie Guthrie (Orillia, Ont.) and Erin Skippon (Kelowna, B.C.) who both averaged in double-digits. The regular season finished with the Gaels holding third place in the OUA East which meant a home-court meeting against the No. 6 Toronto Varsity Blues. Things did not go as planned for Queen‘s, and although they held a slight edge on the boards, they could not stop Nicki Schutz from recording an impressive 21 point, 10 rebound double-double which had the Gaels crashing out of post-season action at the first hurdle. With Guthrie and Skippon now gone, more responsibility will come the way of Moore, who will be expected to lead, but will have to do so with more attention placed on her by opponents as she is surrounded by more youth than previously. She will likely be a major component of any success Queen‘s has in 2010-11 along with the development of the band of rising stars. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Queen’s Athletics G Brittany Moore Page 124 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Queen’s Gaels No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 23 Name Liz Boag Paige Robinson Rachael Urosevic Lisa Minutillo Brittany Moore Gemma Bullard Meaghan MacDougall Christine Wallace Sydney Kernahan Jordan Tomas Hanna Koposhynska Jill Wheat Ryley Beddoe Pos. G G G G G W G W P P P P G Ht. 5-3 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-7 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-7 Yr. 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 2 1 2 5 1 Program Arts & Science Biology Arts & Science History Physical and Health Ed. Chemical Engineering Kinesiology Geography Commerce Commerce Environmental Studies Political Studies Civil Engineering Hometown Kingston, Ont. Calgary, Alta. Waterloo, Ont. Brantford, Ont. Hannon, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Martintown, Ont. North Gower, Ont. Calgary, Alta. Waterloo, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Marwayne, Alta. Oakville, Ont. Queen’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Brittany Moore, Gemma Bullard, Liz Boag, Rachael Urosevic Scoring Threat: Brittany Moore, Gemma Bullard, Hanna Koposhynska, Rebounder: Hanna Koposhynska, Jordan Tomas Defender: Paige Robinson, Meaghan MacDougall Ball Handler: Liz Boag, Rachael Urosevic Ball Distributor: Rachael Urosevic, Liz Boag, Meaghan MacDougall 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Dave Wilson Asst Coach: Adam Lynn 09-10 Record: 13-9 (3rd East) Playoff Record: 0-1 Brittany Moore – East First-Team All-Star Katie Guthrie – East Second-Team All-Star Maddie Soye – East Joy Bellinger Award The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 125 OUA East Team Previews The cupboard isn‘t exactly bare down on Harbord Street in Toronto, it‘s just that some of the ingredients that weren‘t used heartily last season will be in greater demand in the 2010-11 campaign. In a nutshell, that‘s the challenge facing Varsity Blues head Michael Katz. He has returning players but they were not core players last season and that group will need to play more minutes at a higher level for the Blues to be successful this season. But never, for a minute, think a challenge is something that Katz doesn‘t enjoy and don‘t bet against him coaxing solid performances out of his squad consistently. Gone from last season‘s team are four starters Nick Snow, Pat Sewell as well as OUA all-stars Rob Paris (second team) and Nick Magalas (first team). At any level, players clamour for a chance to play extended minutes and this year that means that the likes of Anthony DeGiorgio, Justin Holmes, Drazen Glisic, Ben Garvin, and Andrew Wasik who were part of the bench brigade last season will get their chance. Glisic in particular could be a double-double guy for the Blues this season. ―It‘s not a young team,‖ remarked Katz. ―But it is about new roles for players and trying to fit combinations together to be successful. It‘s trying to get them to play together and we may have to do this thing by committee.‖ In addition, the Blues received a windPage 126 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 6 – McMaster, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Windsor, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Western, 8pm Nov. 19 – Brock, 8pm Nov. 20 – Guelph, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Laurier, 2pm Jan. 7 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 14 - @ York, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 21 – RMC, 8pm Jan. 22 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 26 – @ Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 28 – York, 8pm Jan. 29 – Laurentian, 8pm Feb. 4 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ RMC, 8pm Feb. 11 – Carleton, 8pm Feb. 12 – Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 19 - Ryerson, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Drazen Glisic Andrew Wasik Anthony De Giorgio Justin Holmes Key Losses Nick Magalas Rob Paris Patrick Sewell Nick Snow Key Recruits Alex Hill Sean Nickel Matt Savel Toronto Varsity Blues fall as two transfer students made their way to the downtown campus as well as a key recruit, Matt Savel, who was plucked out of Hamilton‘s Brebeuf High School. Alex Hill is in the fold after spending time at Cornell and if the name sounds familiar to followers of the U of T program, you‘re right. Alex is the son of former OUA all-star and Varsity Blues player Sam Hill. Alex is a long player and if he has any measure of the competitive spirit possessed by his dad, and his mother also a former U of T athlete, he will have a terrific season. Sean G Justin Holmes Nickel who spent time in Nova Scotia at St. Francis Xavier should also be a key contributor to the Blues this season. The Blues had a good start in to the exhibition season going 5-2 but Katz was quick to comment that with the OUA as talented as it is, league play will be the true test to the team‘s mettle ―We‘ve used 10 people at times very effectively during the preseason. Right now we don‘t have a solid six or seven players, so that might be good because this is a tough league,‖ remarked Katz candidly. ―Let‘s put it this way, we are The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 127 OUA East Team Previews a team whose sum must exceed the total of the individual parts.‖ Look for the Blues to push the ball and try to get the opportunity break and when it comes time to play half court, there will be a premium put on offensive execution at the offensive end. Expect the Blues to give you many different looks defensively as Katz has always prided himself on having his teams on making it difficult for the opponent by not allowing them to become accustomed to seeing the same defence repeatedly. It‘s going to be a very different cast of characters this season at U of T and Varsity Blues fans may have some hand wringing to do early. But expect this group that is loaded with players that understand sacrifice and chemistry, to develop into the type of team that could be a winner when it‘s truly important in February, or even March. F Drazen Glisic Page 128 Article by Paul Jones, Photos Courtesy of Toronto Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA Toronto Varsity Blues No. 3 4 10 11 12 13 21 22 23 31 33 34 40 Name Pos. Anthony DeGiorgio G Tevin Manherz-Dennis G Andrew Wasik C Matt Savel G Ben Garvin F Adam Plummer F Sean Nickel F Alex Hill G Dakota Laurin G Justin Holmes G Drazen Glisic F Arun Kumar G Evaristus Toby C Ht. 6-1 6-2 6-7 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-4 5-11 6-6 6-0 6-7 Yr. 5 1 4 1 3 1 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 Program FPEH FPEH Commerce Geography Commerce FPEH Non-Degree FPEH Arts & Science Geography FPEH Sociology Social Science Hometown Toronto, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Burnaby, B.C. Oakville, Ont. Holland Landing, Ont. Ajax, Ont. Kitchener, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Calgary, Alta. Toronto, Ont. Sarajevo, BIH Hamilton, Ont. Pickering, Ont. Toronto’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Alex Hill Scoring Threat: Justin Holmes Rebounder: Drazen Glisic Defender: Drazen Glisic Ball Handler: Anthony De Giorgio Ball Distributor: Anthony De Giorgio 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Nick Magalas – East First-Team All-Star Rob Paris – East Second-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Head Coach: Mike Katz Asst Coaches: Rick Delena, Mike DeGiorgio, Chris Aim, Rob Paris, Josh Suteir 09-10 Record: 12-10 (3rd East) Playoff Record: 0-1 Page 129 OUA East Team Previews To say that Michele Belanger has coaching experience is like saying that Canada West has done OK at the women‘s basketball national championships in recent years. The experience, expertise and excellence that Belanger has brought game after game for the past 31 years with the Varsity Blues means that they can never be ruled out of any game or any season. In fact, the only times that a Toronto Varsity Blues team under Belanger‘s tutorage did not make the Ontario playoffs were her first two seasons in 197980 and 1980-81, when there was a straight Final -4 format. So needless to say, Toronto will be in the mix this coming season. The 2009-10 season was one marked, and sometimes marred, by inconsistency for a relatively young Toronto team. Yet, like a good team does, they peaked at the right time, winning four straight to close out the regular season and head into the playoffs with some momentum. Their 11-11 record saw the Varsity Blues finish in sixth place in the OUA East which earned them a visit to Kingston to play the No. 3 Queen‘s Gaels. As for so much of the season, the Blues were led by CIS Second-Team AllCanadian Nicki Schutz (Toronto, Ont.) who finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds to record her 13th double-double of the season as Toronto upset the Gaels 62-54. Erin McNeely (Kingston, Ont.) had a strong outing in her home town with 18 points while on the season the two top scorers were joined by Joanna Medri Page 130 Women Schedule Oct. 30 – @ Ryerson, 6pm Nov. 5 – Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 6 – McMaster, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Windsor, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Western, 6pm Nov. 19 – Brock, 6pm Nov. 20 – Guelph, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Laurier, 12pm Jan. 7 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 14 - @ York, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 21 – RMC, 6pm Jan. 22 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 28 – York, 6pm Jan. 29 – Laurentian, 6pm Feb. 4 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ RMC, 6pm Feb. 11 – Carleton, 6pm Feb. 12 – Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 19 - Ryerson, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Nicki Schutz Erin McNeely Joanna Medri Sherri Pierce Key Losses None Key Recruits Jill Stratton Liane Bailey Rachael Sider Toronto Varsity Blues (Toronto, Ont.) on multiple occasions as Toronto‘s leaders. Schutz went on to record her 14th double-double against Carleton in the OUA East semifinal with 18 and 18, but it was to no avail as Toronto was to ultimately fall to the regular season tabletoppers, 68-46. G Erin McNeely For a team that played .500 basketball in both the regular and post- seasons, it comes as little surprise that they pretty much hit parity on the scoreboard as well. Toronto‘s average score line during the 2009-10 regular season was in the region of 64-62 in their favour, so clearly a defensive lapse here or there could make a difference for a team hovering around the middle of the pack. Points such as this are never lost on Coach Belanger who states that success is more likely to come the Varsity Blues‘ way should they ―defend hard and with effort for 40 minutes in every game.‖ Belanger goes on to say that if her players lose ―defensive focus and place our emphasis on scoring instead of stops‖ the season will be made all the more difficult. On the offensive end of the floor, the Blues should have things relatively well covered. The three top scorers from last year all return in the form of Medri (7.8ppg), Schutz (18ppg) and McNeely (7.8ppg) while within the freshman class Jill Stratton (Etobicoke, Ont.) and Liane Bailey (Montreal, Que.) show the greatest potential for increasing the potency of the Blues attack. Perhaps one hole that a The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 131 OUA East Team Previews fresh face could look to exploit in order to garner more court time would be the apparent lack of a true shooter in the Toronto ranks. Although the 3-point percentages were not abysmal for the Blues, it is perhaps surprising that they made just 73 threepointers in the whole regular season from 250 attempts. Contrast that number of attempts with Carleton, who almost doubled that figure, with 477 shots from beyond the arc. Granted, the three-point shot is not the be-all and end-all, but to find someone who can be clinical from a deeper range could definitely open up some space for teammates and add an extra dimension to Toronto‘s offence. The Blues will also welcome some extra height in the recruiting class as 6‘0‖ Julie Longauer (Whitby, Ont.), 6‘2‖ Jaine Taylor (North Vancouver, B.C.), and 6‘1‖ Brock transfer, Amanda Lauzon (Niagara Falls, Ont.) join the girl with more double-doubles than that famous coffee and donut outlet. Although not critical in a somewhat undersized OUA East, some inside size and strength never goes amiss and will certainly help Toronto in cross-conference play and perhaps at the next level as well, should they be able to get that little bit extra out of themselves. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Toronto Athletics F Nicki Schutz Page 132 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Toronto Varsity Blues No. 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 R/S Name Joanna Medri Jill Stratton Julie Longauer Erin McNeely Megan Stoncius Kristina Menton Alicia Van Kampen Liane Bailey Rachael Sider Amanda Lauzon Jaine Taylor Katelyn McConnell Nicki Schutz Sherri Pierce Melissa Frederick Pos. G/F G F G F F F G/F F F F G F G G Ht. 5-8 5-10 6-0 5-6 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-1 5-5 5-7 Yr. 4 1 1 5 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 5 4 1 Program Physical Education Physical Education Arts & Science Physical Education Physical Education Engineering Physical Education Biochemistry Humanities French/Linguistics Arts & Science Arts & Science Arts & Science Arts & Science Humanities Hometown Toronto, Ont. Etobicoke, Ont. Whitby, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Manotick, Ont. Orangeville, Ont. Montreal, Que. New Westminster, B.C. Niagara Falls, Ont. North Vancouver, B.C. Whitby, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Brampton, Ont. London, Ont. Torontoâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Liane Bailey, Erin McNeely, Sherri Pierce Scoring Threat: Nicki Schutz, Erin McNeely, Sherri Pierce, Jill Stratton Rebounder: Nicki Schutz, Alicia Van Kampen Defender: All Ball Handler: Jill Stratton, Sherri Pierce Ball Distributor: Jill Stratton, Sherri Pierce 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Michele Belanger Asst Coaches: Jim Henderson, Christine Cho, Sandra DeRocha 09-10 Record: 11-11 (6th East) Playoff Record: 0-1 Nicki Schutz â€“ East First-Team All-Star The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 133 West Division Previews Keeping pace with the upper tier of the OUA East Division is a daunting proposal for most schools at the best of times. The challenge faced by the RMC men‘s basketball program over the past several years has been to bridge the gap, both in talent and depth, in order to remain competitive with their OUA opponents. The Royal Military College of Canada boasts an undergraduate population of only approximately 1,000 students. Head coach Scott James enters his third season at the helm of the Paladins. ―I am very excited about the upcoming season. The team has improved and we have added another quality piece to the roster. The loss margins have been getting narrower over the past two years, and I expect closer scores again this year‖. The front court is anchored by a pair of seniors, Nick Cooke and Simon Dakin. Cooke, the 6‘9‖ forward from Toronto, Ont., has led the team in rebounding in each of his first three seasons, including a 6.1 rpg average in 2009-10. Team captain Dakin led the team in scoring last season, averaging 13.7 ppg. Dakin (Comox, BC) will be counted on to provide offence for the Paladins again this season. Page 134 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 6 – Laurier, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Brock, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Guelph, 8pm Nov. 19 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 20 - @ McMaster, 8pm Nov. 26 – Western, 8pm Nov. 27 – Windsor, 8pm Dec. 2 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 7 - @ York, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 14 – Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 15 – Carleton, 8pm Jan. 21 - @ Toronto, 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Jan. 28 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 4 – Ryerson, 8pm Feb. 5 – Toronto, 8pm Feb. 11 – Laurentian, 8pm Feb. 12 – York, 8pm Feb. 18 - @ Queen’s, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Simon Dakin Nick Cooke Gavin Viray-Cox Jon Wilson Matt Wookey Key Losses None Key Recruits Connor Duke RMC Paladins F Nick Cooke Looking to guide the offence from the back court are guards Gavin Viray-Cox (Georgetown, ON) and Jonathan Wilson (Windsor, ON). Viray-Cox enters his fourth The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 135 OUA East Team Previews season as the starting point guard, and led the team in both minutes played and assists in 2009-10. Wilson, returning for his second year with the Paladins, is looking to build on a solid rookie season, where he averaged 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Rookie Connor Duke, a 6‘3‖ guard from Cole Harbour, NS, will add depth to the Paladins lineup. He will be asked to contribute on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court right from the start of the season. The Paladins are now six seasons removed from their 2003-04 second place finish and 148 record. The RMC players and coaches are committed to a return to this level of success. Article by Guy Dube, Photos Courtesy of the Royal Military College ▲RMC Grad Kevin Dulude still holds the OUA Record for most points scored in a career with 2092 during the 2000—2005 seasons Page 136 The Official E-Magazine of OUA RMC Paladins No. Name 4 Liam Wright 5 Jonathon Wilson 6 Matthew Wookey 7 Nicolas Cooke 8 Gavin Viray-Cox 9 Mathieu LeClair 10 James Byun 11 Connor Duke 12 Sebastien Richard 13 Steven Holst-Diemond 14 Simon Dakin 15 Andre Cyr 21 Tyrone Wilson 22 Kevin Chung 23 Kristopher Hicks Pos. G G F F G F G G F F F G G G F Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-9 6 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-7 5-11 5'11 5'9 6'1 Yr. 1 2 4 4 4 1 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 Program Chemistry Arts Chemistry Politics BMAS Engineering Aeronautical Eng. Arts Engineering Engineering Space Science Psychology ALOY Civil Engineering Politics Hometown Fenwick, Ont. Windsor, Ont. Sarnia, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Georgetown, Ont. St. John, N.B. Toronto, Ont. Dartmouth, N.S. Moncton, N.B. Poole, Ont. Comox, B.C. Pictou, N.S. Hazelton, B.C. Port Coquitlam, B.C. Kingston, Ont. RMCâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Gavin Viray-Cox Scoring Threat: Simon Dakin, Nick Cooke, Jon Wilson Rebounder: Simon Dakin Defender: Connor Duke Ball Handler: Gavin Viray-Cox Ball Distributor: Gavin Viray-Cox Head Coach: Scott James Asst Coaches: Scott Clancy, Paul Coulter, Scott Meeson, Shea Balsh 09-10 Record: 0-22 (8th East) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 137 OUA East Team Previews As a former player at Queen‘s University just down the road, it is likely that James Bambury was more than aware of the history of the women‘s basketball program at the Royal Military College when he applied for the vacant head coach‘s position this past summer. Things have been tough since the program‘s OUA entrance in the 2003-04 season: 1153 kind of tough! That one solitary, magical, historical, awe-inspiring win came on February 6 2009 – a date forever etched in the memories of those present – as the Paladins upset the York Lions 64-61, on the road no less. There was a notion that it could be a watershed moment in the growth of the RMC program; that maybe things were on the up. Alas, results returned to normal during the 2009-10 season as the Paladins recorded another 0-22 season in the OUA East, made all the worse by the forfeiture of two regular season games (against Windsor and Western). It was the ultimate indignity for a team that has served as the league‘s whipping boys for so many years, yet always shown up and given their absolute all. The current crop of RMC players, ready to enter the fold in search of that second win and more, features an interesting mix of youth and experience. The majority of the squad enters either as a newcomer to the team, or as a Page 138 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 6 – Laurier, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Brock, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Guelph, 6pm Nov. 19 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 20 - @ McMaster, 6pm Nov. 26 – Western, 6pm Nov. 27 – Windsor, 6pm Dec. 2 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 7 - @ York, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 14 – Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 15 – Carleton, 6pm Jan. 21 - @ Toronto, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 28 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 4 – Ryerson, 6pm Feb. 5 – Toronto, 6pm Feb. 11 – Laurentian, 6pm Feb. 12 – York, 6pm Feb. 18 - @ Queen’s, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Carley Lewis Abbey Edmison Stephanie Stone Carolyn Pumphrey Key Losses Samantha Bayne (injury) Key Recruits Sandy Edmison Sarah Langlois Ellie Johnston Hanna Quathamer RMC Paladins fourth-year senior (10 of 13 players in fact), which could lend itself to a very interesting dynamic. The group of returning players is led by last season‘s top-scorer for the Paladins, Stephanie Stone (Kingston, Ont.) who averaged just shy of 10 points per game in 2009-10. She brings a relatively well-rounded game to the RMC squad, including some good numbers behind the G Carolyn Pumphrey arc, and will be looked at to lead the charge once again. Offering assistance on the inside, will be Samantha Bayne (Ottawa, ON) and Abby Edminson (Carleton Place, Ont.) who carried the load in the post last year, while Carolyn Pumphrey (Gander, NL) and Carley Lewis (Halifax, NS) also return to try to supply some perimeter scoring with Stone. Possibly the biggest ―X-factor‖ for the Paladins, aside from the addition of a new coach, is the arrival of 5‘10‖ forward, Claire Davies (Whitby, Ont). Davies is studying for a Masters degree in war studies and comes with the experience of college basketball at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. It is an experience which could The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 139 OUA East Team Previews be the intangible that lifts the RMC side just that little bit higher and offers them just a little consistency. In truth, we will all have a good idea exactly where the 2010-11 Paladin squad stands very early on, as they face a rebuilding Waterloo outfit on the very first night of their regular season, at home in Kingston. The outcome of that encounter may not define the year for Bambury‘s team but it will certainly provide a sense of where they are and what work the new coach still has to do. As an undersized team, RMC will have to work hard defensively and as Bambury suggests, ―consistent defensive rotations along with intense ball pressure will be (our) staple‖. With the ball, it will be a matter of using each possession wisely and safely as ―if we are turning the ball over on offence or not looking after our own defensive rebounds, we will be giving the other team too many opportunities to beat us‖. Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy the Royal Military College F Abby Edmison Page 140 The Official E-Magazine of OUA RMC Paladins No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 22 Name Ellie Johnston Hanna Quathamer Stephanie Stone Carolyn Pumphrey Sarah Langlois Samantha Bayne Kim Egert Carley Lewis Sandy Edmison Claire Davies Abby Edmison Jacqueline Forbes Cassandra White Pos. G G G G G F G G F F F F F Ht. 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-11 5-7 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-11 Yr. 1 1 4 4 1 3 4 2 1 3 3 1 4 Program Arts Arts Business Admin. Honours Business Admin. ALOY Psychology Honours Business Admin. Psychology Science Masters - War Studies Chemistry Honours Business Admin. English Hometown Ottawa, Ont. Arnprior, Ont. Kingston, Ont. Gander, N.L Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Westport, Ont. Halifax, N.S. Carleton Place, Ont. Whitby, Ont. Carleton Place, Ont. Kemptville, Ont. Bay Bulls, N.L. Players to Watch Outside Threat: Stephanie Stone, Carley Lewis Scoring Threat: Carley Lewis, Abby Edmison Rebounder: Abby Edmison Defender: Carolyn Pumphrey Ball Handler: Stephanie Stone Ball Distributor: Carolyn Pumphrey Head Coach: James Bambury Asst Coaches: Jen Donofrio, Will Featherstonehaugh 09-10 Record: 0-22 (8th East) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Carley Lewis â€“ East All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 141 OUA East Team Previews Despite loosing one of the best scorers in the nation, the Ryerson Rams seem hungry to make even more noise in the OUA East than last year. With the loss of 6‘7‖ Boris Bakovic - the Ram‘s all time leading scorer - and Veteran centre 6‘10‖ Joey Imbrogno, it would seem that a team who finished in the middle of the pack in Ontario‘s Eastern division would have to rebuild. Second year head coach Roy Rana however, is hoping that by ushering in one of the stronger recruiting classes in the province, he can skip rebuilding and jump right into the thick of things. Rana‘s vision for the program and dedication to build a contending Rams team is what most likely attracted both 6‘0‖ Jahmal Jones and 6‘2‖ Ola Adegboruwa to the program. These two high-profile recruits have been able to jump right into action for the Rams without missing a beat and what they lack in experience they make up for in talent and competitiveness. Both players have been logging major time for Ryerson this preseason and will definitely form a foundation for Rana‘s new look Rams. Another, new comer to the program is Quebec native 6'7" Bjorn Michaelsen. He has also been getting plenty of burn and will undoubtedly be needed to fill the void left by the departure of the two lofty seniors. Two notable returners for the Rams this year are veterans 6‘2‖ Ryan McNeilly and 6‘4‖ Page 142 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – McMaster, 8pm Nov. 6 – Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Western, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Windsor, 8pm Nov. 19 – Guelph, 8pm Nov. 20 – Brock, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Laurier, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Waterloo, 8pm Jan. 7 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 8 - @ Ottawa, 8pm Jan. 14 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 15 - @ York, 8pm Jan. 21 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 22 – RMC, 8pm Jan. 26 – Toronto, 8pm Jan. 28 – Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 29 – York, 8pm Feb. 4 - @ RMC, 8pm Feb. 5 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Feb. 11 – Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 12 – Carleton, 8pm Feb. 19 - @ Toronto, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Ryan McNeilly Khris Montaque Matthew Lapointe Luke Staniscia Steve Williams Key Losses Boris Bakovic Joey Imbrogno Key Recruits Jahmal Jones Ola Adegboruwa Jordan Gauthier Jelane Pryce Eric Hobson Bjorn Michaelson Ryerson Rams Luke S ta ni s i c a . McNeilly will provide the Rams with the much needed guidance that any young team warrants, as well as a nice touch from beyond the arc as he led last seasons Rams with 46 three-pointers. He was third on the team in scoring last year with 11.8ppg however with the loss of Bakovic he will definitely be needed to best that in order to fill the scoring void. Staniscia is a tough, gritty player who has the capabilities to have a big season on the glass for the Rams. His strength and explosiveness will G Ryan McNeilly be an asset on both the offensive and defensive end. Along with McNeilly, he too will be counted on to provide the Rams with much needed guidance. In the Ryerson supporting cast this season there is another newcomer by the name of Jordan Gauthier, a 6â€˜3â€– freshman who has earned the trust of Rana as he has been given plenty of floor time this preseason. He has proven an asset to this young squad by showing his ability to score, most notably in his 24 point performance versus Winnipeg The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 143 OUA East Team Previews this preseason. Also, returning to terrorize the ball-handlers of the league is 6‘0‖ Richardo Dunkley. The Rams will look for Dunkley to provide energy and relentless defensive pressure in hopes of disrupting any opponent‘s offensive flow. This Ryerson team will be operating under a different dynamic this season and chemistry could potentially be their downfall. If this team is able to gel together and stick out what is sure to be a long and tough season they are talented enough to make their way up the ranks. The Rams have had a solid preseason performance going 7-3 and one thing for certain is that Rana has big plans for the Rams come their season opener versus MacMaster November 5. Should they be underestimated this year – a serious mistake made by some teams last season – look for them to make some serious noise. Article by Nick Magalas, Photos Courtesy of Ryerson University Athletics G Luke Staniscia Page 144 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Ryerson Rams No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 Name Jordan Gauthier Jamel Babineau Matthew Lapointe Jahmal Jones Steve Williams Ola Adegboruwa Bjorn Michaelsen Eric Hobson Afeworki Gebrekerestos Dylan Churchill Ryan McNeilly Khris Montaque Jelane Pryce 22 Luke Staniscia 23 Dino Cajic Pos. G G PF PG F G F PF G G G F G Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-8 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-8 6-8 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-7 Yr. 1 1 2 1 5 3 1 1 2 2 5 3 1 Program Psychology Arts Business Tech. Mgmt. Business Tech. Mgmt. Business Mgmt Child & Youth Care Mechanical Eng. Business Tech. Mgmt Business Mgmt Criminal Justice Business Management Public Admin. & Gov. Politics & Gov. Hometown Windsor, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Otterburn Park, Que. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Innisfil, Ont. G PF 6-4 6-7 4 1 Public Admin. & Gov. Business Mgmt. Pefferlaw, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Ryersonâ€™s Best . . . Outside Threat: Ryan McNeilly, Jordan Gauthier Scoring Threat: Ola Adegboruwa, Ryan McNeilly, Bjorn Michaelson, Matthew Lapointe Rebounder: Ola Adegboruwa, Bjorn Michaelson, Defender: Jahmal James, Ola Adegboruwa, Ball Handler: Jahmal Jones, Ola Adegboruwa Ball Distributor: Ola Adegboruwa, Jahmal Jones 2010 2010--2011 Award Winners Boris Bakovic â€“ East First-Team All-Star Head Coach: Roy Rana Asst Coaches: Fatih Asker, Collin Charles, Jason Dawkins, Ajay Sharma 09-10 Record: 10-12 (5th East) Playoff Record: 0-1 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 145 OUA East Team Previews Montreal; Calgary; North Vancouver; Welland; even Sofia, Bulgaria – all home towns to players on the 2010-11 roster of the Ryerson Rams. Conspicuous by its absence – Toronto. That may change in coming seasons, as Charles Kissi takes the helm of a Ryerson women‘s program that has as much potential as it does variation in background. The interim head coach, who was an assistant last season, is well known in the GTA for the strength of the teams he has coached with the Scarborough Blues in recent years. If he can turn his art to the Rams and perhaps bring in some of the top local recruits, then Ryerson could be on its way to some very good things. The 2009-10 season was certainly not one to be disappointed with for a relatively young Rams team. Although it got off to a rather bizarre start with a Friday-Saturday double-header with the Toronto Varsity Blues, the Rams played relatively consistent and a lateseason push saw them finish in second place in the OUA East with a 14-8 record. They were ultimately upset in the East semifinal by Ottawa 84-74, but could definitely view the season as a stepping-stone to even better things. The double-header with Toronto started well enough with a 73-64 win in Kerr Hall Gymnasium, but it was followed a day later by a resounding 74-57 defeat across town. On the Friday, Ryerson had five players in double-digits, while on Saturday they had no answer for Nicki Schutz who Page 146 Women Schedule Oct. 30 – Toronto, W 6pm Nov. 5 – McMaster, 6pm Nov. 6 – Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Western, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Windsor, 6pm Nov. 19 – Guelph, 6pm Nov. 20 – Brock, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Laurier, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Waterloo, 6pm Jan. 7 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 8 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 14 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 15 - @ York, 6pm Jan. 21 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 22 – RMC, 6pm Jan. 28 – Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 29 – York, 6pm Feb. 4 - @ RMC, 6pm Feb. 5 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Feb. 11 – Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 12 – Carleton, 6pm Feb. 19 - @ Toronto, 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Players Ashley MacDonald Kelcey Wright Alex Tkcazyk Angela Tilk Dayana Gechova Key Losses Lacey O’Sullian Lisa Goldring Key Recruits Ashley Clarke Cassandra Coughlin Danielle Roney Jordan Hill Annie Sokoloff Tori Haufek Ryerson Rams F Kelsey Wright went off for 34 points. During cross-conference play, the Rams put together some good games, including four strong quarters against Windsor, only to lose out in overtime to the eventual national silver medallists. They also took the Lakehead Thunderwolves to overtime, in Thunder Bay, although on that occasion, the Rams managed to prevail and ended up winning five of the eight crossover games to sit at 6-4 entering the Christmas break. The conference schedule then saw Ryerson lose three games by five points or less, yet still they teetered on the edge of a home playoff game. Following a 60-39 drubbing by the Carleton Ravens in Ottawa, the Rams had the luxury of playing their last four regular season games at home. They went on to take all four games, the most impressive win coming against Queen‘s with whom they were vying for second place in the East and a first round bye. In that game, the Rams were led by Angela Tilk (Welland, Ont.) and Ashley MacDonald (Port Colbourne, Ont.) who had 21 and 17 respectively and will likely provide the one-two punch for Ryerson again this year. Tilk provides a solid inside presence for the Rams and may have to match up against some tough opponents inside, while MacDonald has matured into a highlevel guard on both ends of the floor for Ryerson. Standing just 5‘3‖, MacDonald is a gritty player, who hustles on defence and on the offensive end can provide solid handling The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 147 OUA East Team Previews and a smooth outside shot. Her abilities were evidenced last season as she led the Rams with 14.5ppg while shooting an impressive 38.4% from behind the arc on 68-177. Ryerson also got major scoring from Lisa Goldring (Burlington, Ont.) who averaged 14.4ppg and Tilk who registered 10.7ppg to go along with 9.2 rebounds. Entering the coming season, coach Kissi will probably be looking for inside support for Tilk more so than additions to the back court, and has two rookies that might fit the bill: 6‘0‖ Annie Sokoloff (North Vancouver, B.C.) and 6‘1‖ Jordan Hill (Calgary, Alta.). Although they will need to develop physically to withstand the rigours of OUA basketball, they may be relied upon for serious minutes if the Rams find themselves in deep against bigger teams. As with so many of the ‗young‘ teams in this year‘s OUA, the 2010 edition of the Ryerson Rams may well have a long road ahead of them, but Kissi believes they can be successful if they ―compete every day both individually and as a team. If we don‘t believe in each other, play together, play for each other and demand more out of ourselves,‖ he continues, ―it will be a challenging season.‖ Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of Ryerson University Athletics F Angela Tilk Page 148 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Ryerson Rams No. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 Name Cassandra Doughlin Ashley Clarke Dayana Gechkova Ashley MacDonald Kelsey Wright Victoria Haufek Danielle Roney Jordan Hill Nicola Cohen Angela Tilk Annie Sokoloff Alexandrea Tkaczyk Pos. G PG G G F G G F F F F F Ht. 5-6 5-5 5-8 5-3 5-7 5-6 5-8 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-0 Yr. 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 3 3 1 2 Program Public Admin. & Gov. Business Management Business Management Sociology Journalism Sociology Arts & Contemp. Studies Aerospace Engineering Civil Engineering International Economics Business Management Sociology Hometown Montreal, Que. Montreal, Que. Sofia, Bulgaria Port Colborne, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Hamilton, Ont. North Vancouver, B.C. Calgary, Alta. Vancouver, B.C. Welland, Ont. North Vancouver, B.C. Cambridge, Ont. Ryerson’s Best . . . Outside Threat: Kelcey Wright, Ashley MacDonald, Cassandra Doughlin, Scoring Threat: Dayana Getchkova, Ashley Clarke, Kelcey Wright, Ashley Rebounder: Angela Tilk, Alex Tkcazyk, Ashley Clarke, Defender: Ashley MacDonald, Ashley Clarke, Angela Tilk, Alex Tzcazyk, Ball Handler: Ashley Clarke, Ashley MacDonald, Dayana Gechkova Ball Distributor: Ashley Clare, Dayan Gechkova 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Head Coach: Charles Kissi Asst Coaches: Georgia Risnita, Aly Virji, Rob Wright 09-10 Record: 14-8 (2nd East) Playoff Record: 0-1 Lacey O’Sullivan East Defensive Player of the Year East First-Team All-Star Lisa Goldring – East Second-Team All-Star Ashley MacDonald – East Second-Team AllStar The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 149 OUA East Team Previews It won‘t be the same at the Keele St. Campus this year. Players come and go and teams are always changing but the one thing that was a constant for years at York was head coach Bob Bain. But after 37 years at the helm, ―Bainer‖, who was recently inducted into the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame, has taken the whistle from around his neck and passed it over to his assistant. Tom Oliveri is the new head coach of the Lions and has set the bar at a high level for his young squad. It looks like the OUA‘s eastern division may fall, once again, into the stranglehold of perennial champs and very talented Carleton Ravens coached by Dave Smart, but even with Carleton‘s strength you still have to win games on the court, not on paper. The transition from Bain to Oliveri should be a relatively seamless one for the Lions, although Oliveri does have his own style and you can expect him to make some adjustments to the style of play. This shouldn‘t be an issue for his players as most of the Lions have been listening to Oliveri as an assistant under Bain and have developed a solid relationship with him as he was heavily involved in the recruiting of many of the teams‘ current players. ―We‘re going to hold them accountable,‖ said Oliveri of his charges. Offensively look for the Lions to spread the floor and share the ball. Page 150 Men Schedule Nov. 5 – Windsor, 8pm Nov. 6 – Western, 8pm Nov. 12 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 13 - @ Lakehead, 8pm Nov. 19 – Waterloo, 8pm Nov. 20 – Laurier, 8pm Nov. 26 - @ Brock, 8pm Nov. 27 - @ Guelph, 8pm Dec. 4 - @ Laurentian, 8pm Jan. 7 – RMC, 8pm Jan. 8 – Queen’s, 8pm Jan. 14 – Toronto, 8pm Jan. 15 – Ryerson, M 8pm Jan. 21 - @ Ottawa, M 8pm Jan. 22 - @ Carleton, 8pm Jan. 28 - @ Toronto, 8pm Jan. 29 - @ Ryerson, 8pm Feb. 4 – Ottawa, 8pm Feb. 5 – Carleton, 8pm Feb. 11 - @ Queen’s, 8pm Feb. 12 - @ RMC, 8pm Feb. 18 – Laurentian, 8pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning David Tyndale Ostap Choliy Dejan Kravic Stefan Haynes Key Departures None Key Recruits Travis Turnbull Nick Tufegdzich York Lions ―We‘re really going to try and play unselfishly and try to avoid taking early shots in the clock. Defensively we have put more of a priority on individual guarding of your own man.‖ York has the potential to be a good squad but according to Oliveri, they will have to get solid play in some key spots consistently from some very young players. At present, it looks like the starting line-up will feature the younger G David Tyndale core with fifth year forward and co-captain, 6‘10‖ Stefan Haynes being the lone upperclassman as a starter on the floor when the ball is tipped. Defensively, Haynes is known for his shot blocking, but according to Oliveri, Haynes rebounding will be an important indicator toward team success. David Tyndale will handle the point guard duties and running the team with toughness and poise will be a key factor for the 5‘ 11‖ third year guard from Mississauga. Tyndale, also one of the Lions co-captains, along with Haynes, will both be counted on for their leadership. Tyndale‘s backcourt mate, 6‘4‖ Ostap Choliy from Oakville is a second year player and has been described as a very gifted player who can put it on the floor, shoot it well and finish at the rim. In addition to Haynes, the front court will feature a couple of second year forwards in 6‘5‖ Rene-Pier Mathieu, and 6‘10‖ Dejan Kravic. The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 151 OUA East Team Previews The Lions bench will feature a host of new players who will also need to play well consistently. Travis Turnbull a 6‘1‖ guard from Belle River, Ont., 6‘3‖ Niagara Falls native Jordon Campbell, and forward 6‘7‖ Nick Tufegdzich, a Tucumseh product, may all be an integral parts of the bench unit. University of Ottawa transfer 6‘5‖ Aaron Rados will be a physical presence and should provide some of the intangibles for the Lions. But all of the aforementioned players are freshmen and will have to learn and mature quickly and then apply their newly garnered knowledge so that when it comes time for big games late in the season, they are not playing like they just walked on to campus. The Lions had a good run at the end of the season coming together at the right time to send Bain into retirement with one last playoff victory. Ultimately the pace at which they growup and come together as a team this season will determine how far they play into February, or even March, for that matter, under a new head coach. It sounds like Oliveri is ready to go at York and will try to apply the same sort of ―Coaches Credo‖ that Bain successfully instilled for years. Play hard, play together and have fun while doing it. If the Lions can integrate all those elements, combined with a consistent effort, it could be a great year at the northern edge of city. F Dejan Kravic Page 152 Article by Paul Jones, Photos Courtesy of York University Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA York Lions No. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 21 22 23 24 Name Pos. Mussa Noble-Mohamed F Jordon Campbell G Chad Bewley F Christian Coldea F Aaron Rados F Ostap Choliy G Travis Turnbull G David Tyndale G René-Pier Mathieu F Nick Tufegdzich F Dejan Kravic F Stefan Haynes F Kevin Haynes F Kenneth Buchanan G Justin Bell F Ht. 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-8 6-5 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-5 6-7 6-10 6-10 6-6 6-1 6-6 Yr. 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 5 2 3 3 Program Administrative Studies Kinesiology & Health Science Philosophy Financial & Business Economics Sociology Economics Kinesiology & Health Science Kinesiology & Health Science Kinesiology & Health Science History Kinesiology & Health Science Psychology Social Work Kinesiology & Health Science Kinesiology Hometown Toronto, Ont. Niagara Falls, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Belle River, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Sainte-Marie, Que. Tecumseh, Ont. London, Ont. North York, Ont. North York, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. York’s Best... Outside Threat: R.P. Mathieu Scoring Threat: David Tydale, Ostap Choliy Rebounder: Stefan Haynes, Dejan Kravic Defender: Kenneth Buchanan Ball Handler: David Tyndale Ball Distributor: David Tyndale Head Coach: Tom Oliveri Asst Coaches: Gerard Carlse, Chris Cheng 09-10 Record: 6-16 (6th East) Playoff Record: 1-1 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners David Tyndale – East Second-Team All-Star Ostap Choily – East All Rookie Team Dejan Kravic – East All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 153 OUA East Team Previews Getting to the top is one thing. Staying at the top is something completely different. In 2007 York was crowned OUA Women‘s Basketball Champions as they turned over the McMaster Marauders. Less than two years later they entered the record books again, this time for a slightly less desirable reason as they became the first ever regular season victims of the RMC Paladins. Things did not get a whole lot better for the Lions in 2009-10 as they managed just three wins as they again missed the postseason by a long way. The three wins came by way of decisions over RMC (62-42 and 87-42) and Guelph (72-71) while overall there was not a great deal to be optimistic about. If there were any bright spots, they came mainly courtesy Nadia Qahwash (Kitchener, Ont.) and Brittany Szockyj (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) who averaged 10.4 and 12.5 points per game respectively. In the early season barn-burner against Guelph, the young Lions showed some great resolve which perhaps hinted at a potential change in fortunes for the remainder of the season, which never really came to fruition. Having lost the second quarter 22-9 to the Gryphons, York came back in the second half to pull even at 61 when the final buzzer went. In the extra frame, York got off to a hot start, before Guelph came back at them. With seconds remaining, Kate Mowat (North York, Ont.) drew contact and went to the line with her team trailing by a Page 154 Women Schedule Nov. 5 – Windsor, 6pm Nov. 6 – Western, 6pm Nov. 12 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 13 - @ Lakehead, 6pm Nov. 19 – Waterloo, 6pm Nov. 20 – Laurier, 6pm Nov. 26 - @ Brock, 6pm Nov. 27 - @ Guelph, 6pm Dec. 4 - @ Laurentian, 6pm Jan. 7 – RMC, 6pm Jan. 8 – Queen’s, 6pm Jan. 14 – Toronto, 6pm Jan. 15 – Ryerson, 6pm Jan. 21 - @ Ottawa, 6pm Jan. 22 - @ Carleton, 6pm Jan. 28 - @ Toronto, 6pm Jan. 29 - @ Ryerson, 6pm Feb. 4 – Ottawa, 6pm Feb. 5 – Carleton, 6pm Feb. 11 - @ Queen’s, 6pm Feb. 12 - @ RMC, 6pm Feb. 18 – Laurentian , 6pm The Official E-Magazine of OUA Personnel Key Returning Nadia Qahwash Brittany Szockyj Emily Perras Emma Dillon Kate Mowat Key Departures None Key Recruits Courtney Osborne York Lions single point. Mowat coolly hit both foul shots, giving her team the one-point victory. In reality, after that win, York failed to compete in many more games throughout the 2009-10 campaign. A large number of their 19 defeats were lop-sided, with the only possible exceptions being late-season losses to Ottawa (68-60) and Toronto (69-66) who had both secured post-season berths and perhaps shared minutes along the bench a little more than usual. It will, however be more than just results that frustrated veteran head coach, G Nadia Qahwash Bill Pangos, as the other numbers more than tell the story for York: a total points differential of -303; a league-worst rebounding margin of -15.82; a turnover to steal ratio of 16.64-8.64 per game; 30.7% shooting average â€“ clearly Pangos needs to find ways for his players to first look after the ball, and then find ways to use it effectively on the offensive end. As mentioned, moments of promise were provided by Qahwash and Szockyj in particular and the fact that both return for 2010-11 could offer just a glimmer of hope. Qawash averaged just over 30 minutes a game in her rookie season, and her efforts earned her a deserved place on the OUA East All-Rookie team, but the fact that York had to rely on a first year player for so much court time and scoring, should in itself be a cause for concern. For her part, Szockyj was at tough outside match-up for opponents, and put up some impressive numbers from behind the arc in particular, shooting 47-114 fro 41.2%. Along with The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 155 OUA East Team Previews Mowat, she too logged large minutes, recording a total of 731 to Mowat‘s 708 (third and seventh respectively in the league for total minutes). Mowat was also the only Lion to break the 100 rebound barrier in 2009-10 which further emphasizes the need for some size and strength on the inside. The good news for Pangos and his team is that they return pretty much the full roster for this campaign, although the bad news may be that not enough has been added in terms of recruits to do much to change their fortunes. Three freshmen join the ranks, with locals Llyandra Kerr (Markham, Ont.), Courtney Osbourne (Markham, Ont.) and Lexie Sananes (Thornhill, Ont.) all coming in. Kerr and Osbourne played together at Markham District High School and have experience playing in OFSAA ‗AAAA‘ tournaments, but this is likely not sufficient to provide the push that the Lions will require to climb back into the playoff picture. A year of consolidation and improvement may be the focus for this program, with the goal of taking a bigger step next year perhaps being touted. If they again return a full core and can add to their size an experience, they may just be able to start the climb again in the future, but for this year, it may well just be more of the same. G Brittany Szockyj Page 156 Article by Andrew Pilkington, Photographs Courtesy of York University Athletics The Official E-Magazine of OUA York Lions No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Program Hometown 4 Nadia Qahwash G 5-7 2 Kin & Health Science Kitchener, Ont. 5 Brittany Szockyj G 5-7 4 Kin & Health Science Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. 6 Kate Mowat G 5-10 3 Science & Engineering North York, Ont. 7 Llyandra Kerr F 5-9 1 Liberal & Prof. Studies Markham, Ont. 8 Kara Smith G 5-8 3 Kin & Health Science Aylmer, Ont. 12 Emma Dillon C 6-3 3 Envrionmental Studies Aurora, Ont. 13 Kayla Pangos G 5-5 2 Kin & Health Science Holland Landing, Ont. 14 Courtney Osbourne F 5-10 1 Kin & Health Science Markham, Ont. 15 Lexie Sananes F 5-10 1 Kin & Health Science Thornhill, Ont. 21 April Hill F 5-7 2 History Montreal, Que. 22 Emily Perras 23 Jenna Elliot G F 5-9 5-9 3 2 Liberal & Prof. Studies Kin & Health Science Toronto, Ont. Carleton Place, Ont. York’s Best... Outside Threat: Brittany Szockyj, Emily Perras Scoring Threat: Brittany Szockyj, Nadia Qahwash Rebounder: Kate Mowat, Emily Perras Defender: Kate Mowat Ball Handler: Brittany Szockyj Ball Distributor: Brittany Szockyj Head Coach: Bill Pangos Asst Coaches: Jodi Gram, Ralph May 09-10 Record: 3-18 (7th East) Playoff Record: Did Not Qualify 2009 2009--2010 Award Winners Nadia Qahwash – East-All Rookie Team The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 157 OUA on the Airways 2010-11 OUA Basketball – Televised Games November 2010 Nov. 6: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Waterloo @ Queen‘s - Airing Nov. 8 at 8:30pm, TVCogeco Kingston Nov. 13: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm - Toronto @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Nov. 19: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Carleton @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Nov. 27: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm– Western @ Queen‘s – Airing Nov. 29 at 8:30pm, TVCogeco Kingston Nov. 27: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – McMaster @ Ottawa - men’s airing at 8:00pm, followed by the women’s game on tape-delay, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region January 2011 Jan. 6: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Windsor @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Jan. 8: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – McMaster @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Jan. 8: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Toronto @ Carleton, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region Jan. 14: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm - Toronto @ York - Airing Jan. 16, 2011 at 1 & 3:00pm, Rogers York Region Jan. 15: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Ottawa @ Queen‘s – Airing Jan. 17 at 8:30pm, TVCogeco Kingston Jan. 22: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Toronto @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Jan. 22: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – York @ Carleton, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region Jan. 26: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Ottawa @ Carleton, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region Jan. 29: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Queen‘s @ Carleton, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region Page 158 The Official E-Magazine of OUA OUA on the Airways 2010-11 OUA Basketball – Televised Games February 2011 Feb. 5: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Carleton @ York – women’s game airing Feb. 6, 2011 at 8:00pm, men’s game airing Feb. 7, 2011 at 7:00pm, Rogers York Region Feb. 5: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Guelph @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Feb. 12: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Laurentian @ Queen‘s – Airing Feb. 14, 2011 at 8:30pm, TVCogeco, Kingston Region Feb. 18: M – 8:00pm – Carleton @ Ottawa, Rogers TV Cable 22, Ottawa Region Feb. 18: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Lakehead @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region Feb. 19: W/M – 6 & 8:00pm – Lakehead @ Western, Rogers TV Cable 13, London Region OUA Wilson Cup – LIVE on The Score Television Network Fri. Mar.4, 2011: Semifinal games on The Score at 6 & 10:00pm Sat. Mar. 5, 2011: Wilson Cup Final LIVE on The Score at 8:00pm Visit www.oua.ca/broadcast for a complete list of televised and streamed OUA men’s and women’s basketball regular season and playoff games The Official E-Magazine of OUA Page 159 OUA & OBA Ontario University Athletics wishes to thank all members of the Blessed Sacrament, Hamilton Transway and Hamilton Wildcat basketball teams who took time to help us create this season preview. We wish you continued success and best of luck in the upcoming season! Page 160 The Official E-Magazine of OUA Photo by Michael P. Hall Photos from OUA Comments, Questions or Ideas Please Contact Samantha Magalas 1119 Fennel Ave. East, Suite 230 Hamilton, ON, L8T 1S2 Phone: 905-870-9773 firstname.lastname@example.org