Head Coach: Dave Smart Athletes: Ryan Augustine, Guillaume Boucard, Kevin Churchill, Cole Hobin, Tyson Hinz, Willy Manigat, Dan Penner, Gavin Resch, Philip Scrubb, Thomas Scrubb, Justin Shaver, Kyle Smendziuk, Elliot Thompson Season Recap: It was a season of perfection for the Carleton Ravens. They made history, going 34-0 against CIS competition en route to capturing their eighth W.P. McGee Trophy as CIS national champs. It was the second straight national title for the Ravens, who have won eight banners in a span of only 10 years. They are now tied on the all-time list with the Victoria Vikes. At home or on the road, the Ravens put up big numbers during the regular season, including hitting the century mark five times. They led the nation in scoring (94.9 ppg), field goal percentage (52.4) and three-point shooting (44.7). Defensively, they held their rivals to CIS lows in points (56.6 ppg) and field goal percentage (34.2), all while holding a No. 1 ranking in each national poll. The team dominated the OUA East awards, taking home four out of the five major awards. They swept all three of their playoff games, including an 82-39 rout of Ryerson in the OUA final, capturing their fourth Wilson Cup in five years. They advanced to the national championship as the No. 1 seed, marking their 10th consecutive Final 8 appearance and 11th under head coach Dave Smart. Second-year guard Philip Scrubb became the first player in CIS men’s basketball history to be named rookie of the year and player of the year in back-to-back seasons, while head coach Dave Smart set a CIS men’s basketball record with his fifth coach of the year award. On top of another successful campaign, the Ravens added some international flavour this season, sending players to October’s Pan Am Games in Mexico as well as the Universiade in China in August.
Regular Season Record: 22-0 Playoff Record: OUA Quarter-final: 87-66 win vs Laurentian OUA Semifinal: 80-56 win vs McMaster OUA Final (Wilson Cup): 82-39 win vs Ryerson CIS Quarter-Final: 82-68 win vs Acadia CIS Semifinal: 83-65 win vs Fraser Valley CIS Final: 86-67 win vs Alberta Honours: OUA East Player of the Year: Philip Scrubb OUA East Defensive Player of the Year: Cole Hobin OUA East Coach of the Year: Dave Smart Ken Shields Award: Kevin Churchill OUA East First Team All-Stars: Tyson Hinz, Philip Scrubb OUA East Second Team All-Stars: Elliot Thompson, Willy Manigat Mike Moser Memorial Trophy (CIS player of the year): Philip Scrubb Stuart W. Aberdeen Memorial Trophy (CIS coach of the year): Dave Smart CIS First Team All-Canadians: Philip Scrubb, Tyson Hinz Statistics: Points Scored 356 – Philip Scrubb Points Per Game Average 16.2 – Philip Scrubb Total Rebounds 106 –Tyson Hinz Offensive Rebounds 37 - Tyson Hinz Defensive Rebounds 80 – Elliot Thompson Assists 72 – Phil Scrubb Steals 27 - Cole Hobin Blocks 15 - Cole Hobin, Dan Penner
Head Coach: Taffe Charles Athletes: Alyson Bush, Chelsey Blackman, Ashleigh Cleary, Darcy Hawkins, Chloe Levy, Kendall MacLeod, Beryl Mefful, Genavieve Melatti, Jessica Resch, Elizabeth Roach, Maddison Turner, Krista Van Slingerland Season Recap: The Ravens opened the season looking to build on their most successful campaign since the inception of the program when the team earned its first berth in the CIS Final 8. They got off to the right start, capturing their third straight Metro Glebe Tournament title with a perfect 3-0 record. Fourthyear guard, Alyson Bush, was named the tournament MVP. The Ravens continued their impressive performance during the regular season. The team went on a nine-game winning streak to close out the campaign and finished with a 9-2 record at home, 17-5 overall. Part of that streak included a thrilling 71-63 overtime victory over cross-town rivals, the Ottawa Gee-Gees. The Ravens were ranked in the CIS Top 10 all season long, peaking at the No. 2 spot which marked the highest ranking in the history of the program. Carleton opened the postseason in fine fashion, booking its ticket to the Final Four with an impressive 84-62 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues. In a rematch of last season’s OUA final, the Ravens were up against the powerhouse Windsor Lancers in the semifinal. The No. 2 nationally ranked team proved to be too much for the No. 5 Ravens squad, as they fell 76-56. Carleton’s chance at another trip to nationals ended in the bronze medal game, as the Ravens lost a heartbreaker in overtime, falling 58-51 to the Brock Badgers.
Regular Season Record: 17-5 Playoff Record: OUA Quarter-Final: 84-62 win vs Toronto OUA Semifinal: 76-56 loss vs Windsor OUA Bronze Medal: 58-51 loss in OT vs Brock Honours: OUA East First Team All-Star: Alyson Bush OUA East Second Team All-Star: Ashleigh Cleary OUA East All-Rookie Team: Chloe Levy Statistics: Points Scored 301 – Alyson Bush Points Per Game Average 13.7 – Alyson Bush Total Rebounds 142 – Kendall MacLeod Offensive Rebounds 69 – Kendall MacLeod Defensive Rebounds 73 – Kendall MacLeod, Jessica Resch, Elizabeth Roach Assists 71 - Alyson Bush Steals 65 - Alyson Bush Blocked Shots 8 – Ashleigh Cleary, Krista Van Slingerland
Head Coach: Eli Sukunda Athletes: Women: Kristy Bell, Isabelle Gauthier, Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer, Ayesha Landon-Browne, Mozynah Nofal, Catriona Sibert, Olivia Seto, Adrienne Sukunda, Brittny Vongdara, Anna York-Lyon, Kendra Young. Men: Kelvin Bunner, Matthew Blundell, Jordan Dekraker, Evan Heyes, Mike Ivankovic, Kevin Ianson, Samson Kan, Matthew Lesniak, Nicholas Lussier, Rowan Pentz, Chris Pingitore, Alex Salat, Alecs Tudor. Season Recap: The Ravens women’s fencing team brought home the Kay Aoyama Trophy this season, capturing the third OUA Championship title in program history. The Ravens reached the podium in all three group events, winning silver in epee, and bronze in both foil and sabre. Catriona Sibert won the Maitre Ken Wood Trophy for her gold medal performance in individual foil, while Isabelle Gauthier captured bronze in individual epee. Adrienne Sukunda just missed the podium, finishing fourth in sabre. The men also had impressive results, bringing home two medals. The foil team, made up of Alexandre Salat, Alecs Tudor and Chris Pingitore captured silver, while Tudor earned a bronze in individual foil. OUA Championship Results Medals: Men’s Team Foil: Silver Women’s Team Foil: Bronze Women’s Team Epee: Silver Women’s Team Sabre: Bronze Men’s Individual Foil: Alecs Tudor (Bronze) Women’s Individual Foil: Catriona Sibert (Gold) Women’s Individual Epee: Isabelle Gauthier (Silver) OUA All-Stars: Catriona Sibert, Isabelle Gauthier, Adrienne Sukunda, Alexandre Salat, Mike Ivankovic
Men’s Team Head Coach: Andrew Donaldson Athletes: Ryan Bodnoff, Justin deVroome, Tyler Field, Ben Kennedy, Kolton Kowalchuk, Paul Larsh, Ryan Leckie, Ryan Nowak Women’s Team Head Coach: Gail Blake Athletes: Emily Boyko, Samantha Coates, Eva Johnston-Iafelice, Sarah Smith, Allie O’Donovan, Janet Szeto Season Recap: The Ravens men’s and women’s golf teams battled against some tough competition at the OUA Championships this season. The men’s team welcomed a new face to the coaching staff as Andrew Donaldson, the head professional at the Marshes Golf Club, took on head coaching duties. The men finished 13th out of 16 teams at the OUA Championships. Ryan Leckie led the men’s team with a score of 159 in the two-day tournament. He finished tied for 39th, good enough to stay in the top half of the leaderboard. After losing three strong athletes from last season’s team, the women faced a rebuilding year. They finished seventh out of eight schools at the OUA Championships. Samantha Coates led the team with a combined score of 176 over the two-day tournament. She finished tied for 16th out of 32 golfers.
Head Coach: Shelley Coolidge Athletes: Erin Beaver, Claudia Bergeron, Victoria Germuska, Victoria Gouge, Helen Gunner, Ainslee Kent, Eri Kiribuchi, Kaila Lassaline, Jasmine Levesque, Blaire Macdonald, Kristen MacDonald, Sydnie MacDonald, Melanie McKnight, Alexandra Monuk, Stephanie Plourde, Victoria Powers, Jessica Oâ€™Grady, Chantelle Rivest, Sara Seiler, Brittany Simpson, Tamber Tisdale, Kelsey Vander Veen, Sadie Wegner, Alexandra Yallouz, Chelsea Young, Michelle Zimmer Season Recap: The Ravens made history this season, defeating the powerhouse McGill Martlets for the first time. In one of the biggest upsets in program history, the Ravens beat the Martlets 4-3 in a shootout on the road. Before that matchup, McGill had won 116 of their last 117 regular season games. It was a tight race in the RSEQ again as the teams battled for playoff positioning. But the Ravens were able to clinch their spot, thanks in large part to Tamber Tisdale, who had a breakout year in nets for her team. For a good portion of the season, her save percentage was ranked second in the RSEQ behind only Olympic goaltender Charline Labonte. The Ravens finished with a 9-8-3 record for third place, which set up a battle against a familiar opponent, the UdeM Carabins, in the first round. With the RSEQ runner up earning a berth at the CIS championships, the Ravens found themselves just two wins away from playing on the national stage. But the Carabins proved to be too much, sweeping the best-of-three semifinal series 2-0. Three Ravens were honoured with RSEQ all-star nods and an award nomination. Tisdale and Melanie McKnight were named to the second all-star team, while teammate Kristen MacDonald was the
recipient of the RSEQ Leadership and Social Implication Award and the league’s nominee for the CIS Marion Hilliard Award. After the season had ended, captain Sara Seiler continued to build up her international experience, as she represented her country at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, suiting up for Team Germany and recording one assist in five games.
Honours: RSEQ Second Team All-Stars: Tamber Tisdale, Melanie McKnight RSEQ Leadership & Social Implication Award and Marion Hilliard Award Nominee: Kristen MacDonald Statistics: Goals 9 – Kristen MacDonald Assists 11 – Sara Seiler Points 15 – Sara Seiler PIM 20 – Kelsey Vander Veen, Victoria Gouge, Jasmine Levesque Powerplay Goals 3 – Kelsey Vander Veen Goalie Statistics: Games Played 17 – Tamber Tisdale Wins 8 – Tamber Tisdale Goals Against Average 3.18 – Tamber Tisdale Saves 566 – Tamber Tisdale Save Percentage 0.917 – Tamber Tisdale
Head Coach: Marty Johnston Athletes: Brad Albert, Linden Bahm, Shane Bakker, Connor Barrett, Ryan Berard, Tim Billingsley, Christian Bourdeau-Mifflen, Charles Carre, Justin Caruana, Jordan Deagle, Matthew Dopud, Chris Downey, Ryan Dube, Nick Duhn, Michael Folkes, Andrew Glass, Brett Halstead, Jeff Hayes, Graham Klassen, Mike Lomas, Taylor Lush, Brandon MacLean, Joey Manley, Karsten Pankhurst, Joe Pleckaitis, Andrew Self, Matt Stanisz, Kyle Stanley, Tyler Taylor Season Recap: During the offseason, the Ravens added an international pedigree to its already impressive coaching staff in former professional player Dale McTavish, who brought 22 years of elitelevel hockey experience to the team. With the addition of some OHL grads and NCAA recruits, as well as a strong group of returning veterans, the Ravens looked like they were going to ice their best squad yet. They boasted a nine-game winning streak early on but struggled heading into the winter break. The team would bounce back though and take a welcome dose of momentum into the playoffs after decisive wins over UQTR and Concordia, outscoring them by a combined total of 13-3, and moving up to fifth place with a 15-10-3 record. The Ravens faced a familiar foe in the opening round, taking on the Toronto Varsity Blues. Carleton booked its rematch in the second round of the playoffs with the UQTR Patriotes, after knocking out the Varsity Blues with a 4-3 double overtime victory in game three. The series with UQTR also needed a decisive third game. This time though, double overtime wasnâ€™t favourable to the Ravens, as their season ended with a 3-2 loss to the Patriotes. Captain Brandon MacLean, who was named an OUA all-star along with teammate Matt Stanisz, got the nod as a second team all-Canadian after finishing fifth in the OUA scoring race with 40 points in 28 games. He went on to sign with the Florida Everblades in the ECHL.
Honours: OUA East First Team All-Stars: Brandon MacLean OUA East All-Rookie Team: Matt Stanisz Statistics: Goals 12 – Brandon MacLean Assists 28 – Brandon MacLean Points 40 – Brandon MacLean PIM 102 – Tyler Taylor Powerplay Goals 3 – Ryan Berard, Christian Bourdeau-Mifflen, Andrew Self Short Handed Goals 2 – Joey Manley, Shane Bakker Goalie Statistics: Games Played 22 – Matthew Dopud Wins 10 – Matthew Dopud Shutouts 3 – Matthew Dopud Goals Against Average 2.68 – Matthew Dopud Saves 521 – Matthew Dopud Save Percentage 0.901 – Matthew Dopud
Head Coach: Chris Mamen Athletes: Women: Emma Badgery, Kristin Besemann, Anna Crawford, Calleigh Delle Palme, Ingrid Hagberg, Holly Jones, Kendra Murray, Liza Rozina, Kyla Vanderzwet, Freya Wasteneys, Isabella Waterton. Men: Peter Beisel, Matt Brown, Devan Fair, Leeland Hawkings, Andre Marchand, Nansen Murray, Logan Potter, Kyle Power. Season Recap: The Ravens men’s and women’s Nordic ski team reached the podium at this year’s OUA championships, both bringing home silver medals. Overall Carleton finished with six individual medals and four relay medals in the two-day event. Five Ravens men and four women were named all-stars. The next month, the Ravens followed with another strong performance at the Canadian Colleges and Universities Nordic Championships (CCUNC). Facing some challenging conditions with warm weather and soft snow, the Ravens adapted well and were able to capture four medals and some near-podium finishes during the week. The men’s team placed third, while the women just missed the podium, finishing fourth. Following their outstanding performances against the nation’s best, Raven Peter Beisel finished third overall individually on the men’s side and Kendra Murray was fifth overall amongst the female skiers. Honours: OUA All-Stars: Kendra Murray, Anna Crawford, Kyla Vanderzwet, Ingrid Hagberg, Leeland Hawkings, Peter Beisel, Nansen Murray, Andre Marchand, Logan Potter
Head Coach: Ed Fournier Athletes: Men: David Blair, Fabian Erazo, Matt Fournier, Zach Fry, Josh King, Darren Major, Matt Noel, Shane O’Neil, Robert Spina, Richard Webster. Women: Kristin Besemann, Deanna Bralten, Elise Damoiseaux, Megan Haley, Anna Jackson, Lindsay Los, Sara McGuigan. Season Recap: The Ravens rowing team came under new direction this year, as Ed Fournier, who has been involved in the sport for over 25 years, took over the reins of the program. With a smaller roster of 18 athletes, the Ravens faced a tough challenge to make an impact in competitions. The season kicked off at the annual P.D. Ross Memorial Regatta when Carleton took on cross-town rivals, the Ottawa Gee-Gees. The Ravens won the alumni race, but the varsity crew was defeated in an eight-man race from the Bank Street to Pretoria bridge. Carleton had a strong regular season, including a number of individual second and third place finishes at the Head of the Rideau and the Head of the Trent. The OUA Championships, although a university regatta, had an extremely strong level of competition, with national team members, world championship gold medalists and Canadian Henley gold medalists competing in both the men’s and women’s categories. The Ravens crew of Francina Jackson and Victoria Ozimkowski advanced to the finals and placed sixth in the lightweight double sculls, while their teammates Elise Damoiseaux and Lindsay Los advanced to the final of the heavy weight women’s double and placed fifth. Los also finished fifth in the heavyweight women’s single, while Matthew Fournier placed fourth in the lightweight men’s event.
Head Coach: Sandy Mackie Athletes: Ryan Beckford, Simon Brown, Jackson Bruce, Michael Calof, Justin Campos, Alexksander Despotovic, Josh Dewar-Morris, Yasser El Dabea, Josh Faulkner, Danny Gutierrez, Joey Kewin, Mark Krocko, Andrew Latty, Peter Manginas, Sam McHugh, Olutobi Oluwole, Alex Pelchat, Kristian Quosdorf, Halid Sefic, Caki Simrooglu, Stefano Vieira Season Recap: The Ravens had a successful season on the pitch that featured a seven-game win streak and saw the team ranked in the CIS top 10 for seven weeks, peaking as high as third. Carleton came from behind to defeat the Ryerson Rams 3-2 in its final regular season game to seal first place in the OUA East with an 11-3 record, one point ahead of the Toronto Varsity Blues. The Ravens went on to host the OUA Final Four after defeating the Laurentian Voyageurs 4-1 in quarterfinal action. In a case of history repeating itself, the Ravens fell to the McMaster Marauders in penalty kicks in the semifinal. Up against the No.1 York Lions in the bronze medal match, the Ravens failed to medal on home field, falling 2-0. Offensively, the Ravens were led by Caki Simrooglu and Andrew Latty, who both finished in the top 10 in conference scoring with nine and eight goals respectively. Mark Krocko and Simon Brown created a strong goalkeeping tandem for Carleton. They combined for five shutouts as the Ravens went on to outscore their opponents 41-14 during the season. Honours: OUA East First Team All-Stars: Joey Kewin, Sam McHugh OUA East Second Team All-Star: Caki Simrooglu OUA East Coach of the Year: Sandy Mackie CIS Second Team All-Canadian: Joey Kewin
Head Coach: Alex McNutt Athletes: Rhea Alonzi, Erika Battistella, Melissa Baynes, Rachel Bedek, Rozlyn Boutin, Briana De Souza, Alexandria Druggett, Nicole Filipow, Valerie Hamilton, Diane Jodoin, Tina Lacava, Shayla LaVecchia, Veronica Mazzella, Alexandra McIntyre, Anna Morsky, Samantha Nealon, Melissa Nyenkamp, Samantha Paisley, Kwanzaa Robest-Prescod, Sarah Royer, Adrianna Ruggiero, Sarah Seebach, Megan Sequeira, Jennifer Tutton, Andrea Way Season Recap: The women’s soccer team had another solid season. Rachel Bedek and Anna Morsky created a strong goalkeeping tandem, combining for seven shutouts and helping their team finish with an 8-6-2 record for fourth place in the OUA East. The Ravens dominated their match against the fifth-placed Laurentian Lady Vees, registering a convincing 5-0 victory to advance to the quarter-final. Carleton was up against some stiff competition in a Queen’s Gaels team that had outscored its opponents 46-12 and only lost one match all season. The Gaels proved to be too much for the Ravens, handing them as 3-0 loss in quarter-final action. The game marked the last in a Ravens jersey for graduating players Shayla LaVecchia, Diane Jodoin and Erika Battistella. After finishing 13th in OUA scoring with six goals, rookie Nicole Filipow was honoured as an East second team all-star, while teammate Briana De Souza secured a spot on the first team. Honours: OUA East First Team All-Star: Briana De Souza OUA East Second Team All-Star: Nicole Filipow
Head Coaches: Nico Belisle Athletes: Men: Alexander Aboosama, Jonathan Critch, Justin Kernot, Alex Natsvlichvili, John Potter, Andrew Vo, Gareth Williams. Women: Alexie Khoury, Mackenzie Kimm, Alexandra Sheffield, Jacqueline Soicher. Season Recap: The Ravens swimming team headed into the OUA championships facing the challenge of a small roster. The Ravens performed well, achieving a number of personal bests. The women finished in 11th place with 32 points, while the men ranked 12th with 24 points. The Western Mustangs took the womenâ€™s title with 954.5 points overall, while the Toronto Varsity Blues captured gold on the menâ€™s side with 816 points.
Women’s Water Polo
Head Coach: Steve Baird Athletes: Olga Bednarek, Ashtyn Bevan, Meaghan Broddy, Clare Brown, Audrey Caron, Anne Chinneck, Katie Kirkpatrick, Samantha Litwinczuk, Evelyn Marshall, Cecilia McClellan, Sarah McIlveen, Veronica Neuwirth, Lindsay Paquette, Veronica Rojas, Kaitlyn Sennema, Macy Tremblay, Leonor Vulpe Albari Season Recap: The host Carleton Ravens continued their streak of podium finishes this year, capturing silver at the OUA championships following a 9-4 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Varsity Blues. Carleton had won the title eight times, including four of the past five, heading into the game. After finishing the preliminary round undefeated, which included a 7-3 victory over the Toronto, Carleton’s hard-fought effort wasn’t enough to stop the Varsity Blues when they met in the final for the fourth year in a row. Boasting a deep roster, the Ravens went into the OUA championships with a 22-3-2 record against OUA and club teams in exhibition play. Third-year goalie, Evelyn Marshall, was recognized along with top female student-athletes from across the province at this year’s OUA’s Women of Influence luncheon. The event honours female studentathletes who have excelled in their chosen sports and fields of study. Honours: OUA Championship All-Stars: Kaitlyn Sennema, Sarah McIlveen
Men’s Water Polo
Head Coach: Zoltan Csepregi Athletes: Kevin Acevedo, Alex Amm, Joshua Beasley, Ben Bouwer, Charles Bouwer, Harrison Boyd, LouisPhilipe Brosseau, Sam Cardarelli, Andrew Di Perna, Yannick D’Mello, Wessel Engelbrecht, Carlyle Fiset, Ognjen Gutovic, Boris Misljencevic, Ilan Mucher, Logan Seaman, Cole Wagner Season Recap: The Carleton Ravens impressed in the pool this season, capturing the program’s second OUA title. The host Ravens squad knocked off the three-time defending champions Toronto Varsity Blues 9-8 in the final to earn the crown. They finished the tournament with a 4-1 record, outscoring their opponents 6022. The Ravens last won in 2007-08 and have been the only team to win the title other than the Varsity Blues since 2004-05. Armed with over half a dozen experienced rookies and topped off with a solid veteran presence, the Ravens impressed from the beginning. They opened the season with a perfect 5-0 showing at the Carleton Invitational, outscoring their opponents 88-27. They finished exhibition play undefeated with a 9-0-1 record, after winning four games and tying one at an invitational hosted by the University of Toronto. Honours: OUA Championship All-Stars: Charles Bouwer, Ognjen Gutovic, Ben Bouwer Championship Player of the Game: Andrew Di Perna
Published on May 23, 2012
Published on May 23, 2012
The Carleton Ravens made headlines this season, bringing home one national title and three OUA championships. But it wasn’t just the team pe...