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We Are Warriors

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Imprint, Friday, September 3, 2010

We Are Warriors We Are Warriors in Education, We Are Warriors in Innovation, We Are Warriors in Competition, We Are Warriors.

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f you’re looking to get involved on campus and show some Warrior spirit, come join We Are Warriors. Our mission is to use athletics as a vehicle to build the community within Waterloo. We are using the spirit of the Warrior to connect students at the University of Waterloo. What is We Are Warriors? We are the “fan club” of Warrior Athletics at the University of Waterloo. We show support and bring members of the school community together at athletic events throughout the school year. Where can We Are Warriors be seen? We Are Warriors will be at specific sporting events such as Black and Gold Day, a basketball game, a playoff hockey game, etc. showing Warrior pride and love during the school year. We Are Warriors will be at advertised/ promoted games. What do you do at We Are Warrior events? As a member of the club, you should come out to support your fellow Warriors during their games! Dressing up in our official school colours, black and gold is a must! Excessive cheering is also required. Prizes and giveaways will also occur at We Are Warrior events! There may also be pre-game or post-game celebrations after certain events!

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How to be a Warrior “Fifth Line” Faithful • Respect the team, officials & opponent. Without them there is no game • Wear black and gold • Learn the UW cheers and cheer loud • Bring your friends • Be a class act in the stands


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Imprint, Friday, September 3, 2010

Badminton looks to defend their ship

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he Warrior Badminton team has a tough challenge ahead of them as they look forward to starting fall training. The team must match last year’s effort, where they lost to Western in the regular and beat them when it counted in the OUA finals. The team had an awesome OUA final weekend, taking both matches eight to five. The squad will be competing in a new league format, which will put more emphasis on individual play. “The format for this season will be different, with one individual tournament at the end and points given for individual athletes.” coach Chris Erven told Imprint.

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“But we’re looking to instil the same team only help us with the new, more individual ning many other exhibition competitions atmosphere as from previous years.” format.” during the season to offer the players With many of the key players returnThe team will have a much tougher competition and assist with rankings.” ing to the court, the team should be very title to defend this year. Not only has the Erven said. competitive once again. Badminton stars scoring style changed, but the schedule will “Additionally, we’ll be looking to Andrew Tai-Pow, Andrew Zhuang, Na- be much longer. The season usually ends compete in a few Ontario Badminton Asthan Lee, Danusha Ambagahawita, Evan quickly as it used to run from September sociation events during the year. ExpandMcDonald, and Amanda Carruthers have to November, but now the competition has ing the season … will greatly benefit the all tentatively committed to coming back been extended all the way to March. This development of our players with the extra into the fold. allows for more competitions and gives time added and additional competitions.” “The feeling going into the tryouts and the Warriors more experience as they hone Hopefully the extra hard work and season is great. We ended up capturing the their game for the OUA championships. competitions pay off as the Warriors atOUA championship title last season, and “Thanks to some organization by the tempt to maintain their supremacy in the with most of the same team back, plus coaches in the league though we’ll be run- Badminton division. the potential for new recruits, we’re eager to try and build on our results from last season.” Erven said. In order to remain the team to beat, the Warriors will be focusing on improving their fitness and consistency, and they will be tailoring each training program to the specific event that the players will be competing in. This means that singles players will have a different training regiment than doubles or mixed double pairs. In the mind of the Warriors, they feel they are the team to beat, and will defend their title with gusto. “Our expectations this year are the same as last year. We should have a strong team that stacks up well against the other Courtesy UW athletics teams in the league.” Erven said. The UW badminton team will have to keep at the top of their game next season in “One of our strengths is the depth of our team, which will order to be the team to beat and defend their OUA championship.


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Men’s team building from within

Men’s volleyball

With the loss of key players Tyler Vivian and Aaron Dam, Warriors must step up their game

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olleyball on the men’s side had a pretty strong showing last year. Even though they were the sixth out of seven teams allowed into the playoffs, they fought a pretty tough campaign which just came up short against a difficult OUA West division. They ended with a solid 11 – 9 record, winning 44 of their 82 sets played during the season. The Warriors were lead on offense by both Tyler Vivian and Aaron Dam, who earned a total of 220 and 213 points over the season, respectively. However, the most efficient player was Corey Yednoroz. He was scoring 3.64 points per game, good for ninth in the OUA. His development will have to continue if the Warriors

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are going to make it past the first round of the playoffs this year. He only played in about half the games this season, and will need to bring a consistently strong game to the court. He would be an extremely deadly player if he could improve his serve and earn a few more aces. Outside of Yednoroz, coach Chris Lawson will need to seniors Andrew Thorpe, Ian Pappel, and libero Dave Steiner. These guys will need to provide the leadership and composure to pull through an win. Too many times this season the Warriors took a lead in the final fifth set, only to let it slip away after their opponents gained a little momentum. The Warriors should definitely be able to make the playoffs, and the have the skill to compete with the top teams as was seen last season. All that remains is consistency and composure and they will be a winning team.

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Women’s volleyball

Girl’s team has tactical plans

Coach Gaby Jobst lets Imprint in on the team’s plans to succeed in the upcoming season What is the feeling going into your opening camps? What are you excited for? I think the girls and the coaches are just looking forward to getting back in the gym and back in action again. We are in a rebuilding year so we have a lot of young talented players to work with and we will just be focusing on getting everyone up to speed on our systems and techniques at UW. Were you satisfied with the results of the previous season? We started fairly well but didn’t finish the season as expected and our lack of consistency and intensity in the end was disappointing. What was the deciding factor for you to take the helm of your varsity program?   What are the expectations for the upcoming season? How do you think your team will fair against the competition? Since we are in a rebuilding year, I just want to see the girls buy into our philosophy, learn our game and be driven throughout the season. We have talented players, both incoming and returning, who have the ability to do well if they work hard and stay focused.   What will be your style of play for the upcoming season? Fans can expect much of the same out there as far as our competitive drive on the floor is concerned but it will be different players making the big plays. We’ve lost our two most noticeable offensive

threats and some big blocking in the front row… we’ll need to see the returning players and one or two of our freshmen really stand up to the challenge of filling those shoes. How do you plan to improve upon last season’s results? What are some of the things that your training will focus on? Last year, we relied heavily on blocking and offence to win us matches. This year, I think we’re going to need to focus more on being tactical with game plan and proficient in our ball control to stay competitive. Who are your returning star players? What will you expect from these players? I think we’ll be relying heavily on Laura Klein for ball control and tenacity out on the floor, Kayla Ng will need to really show some leadership skills as a returning setter and we’ll be looking to Katie Spack for some clutch defensive and consistent passing play all season. Are there any exciting new recruits to the program? What roles will they be filling? Do any of them have the chance to make a major impact on the team? We have a lot of incoming freshmen this year and I think Meaghan Loveday will be a solid allaround player for us and fellow Predator team mate, Mikaela Klie, will certainly challenge for time on the court. We will need our incoming middles to really gain some confidence and know their role fast because they’ll all be competing for a starting spot and we have no returning players in that position.

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Varsity Preview

Imprint talks to coach Brian Bourque about their battle plan for the upcoming season

Men’s Hockey

There is a feeling of determination around the team. We have brought in a few more recruits than expected. I am excited about the level of competition there will be within the team for an opportunity to play. Were you satisfied with the results of the previous season? What was the deciding factor for you to take the helm of your varsity program? I was not satisfied with last year’s results. Our goal was to win a championship and we didn’t. What are the expectations for the upcoming season? How do you think your team will fair against the competition? I am expecting our team to battle tooth and nail every game and compete with the top programs in our league. Who are your returning star players? What will you expect from these players? We are a team that looks to depend on every member. With that said we have three All-Canadians on our team; Chris Ray, Keaton Hartigan, and Kyle Sonnenburg. This is a difficult award to earn. There are only ten Warrior hockey players that have earned this distinction since it was first awarded in 1970. We will be expecting Chris, Keaton, and Kyle to lead our team in all situations.

How do you plan to improve upon last season’s results? What are some of the things that your training will focus on? Even though a couple of our key players from last year have graduated we have added depth in scoring, depth on defence, and depth in nets. We will continue to focus on strong defensive play and look to increase the volume of opportunities to score we get each game. What will be your style of play for the upcoming season? What can the fans expect? We will play a high tempo game, finish all of our hits, and be determined to outwork our opponent every night. Are there any exciting new recruits to the program? What roles will they be filling? Do any of them have the chance to make a major impact on the team? Yes I am very excited about our first year players. All of them have the potential to have an immediate impact. Is there any other interesting facts about the team or upcoming season that we should know about? Long time assistant coach Graeme Swan is moving on and were adding assistant coach Trevor Fraser and recruiting co-ordinator Dave Schlitt. We are hosting a pre-season game in Huntsville in September to help open UW Environment Faculty satellite campus.

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Women going nowhere but up

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ast year the men's basketball team had a decent campaign, but it was definitely below par for their expectations. After the previous season's Cinderella playoff run that ended in a heartbreak fourth quarter to Western, and this past season they repeated the same heartbreak. This time, however, it was the last chance for many of the Warriors to push for an OUA championship. "Last season was disappointing because of all the injuries that prevented us from performing at our best. We lost in the semi-finals up at Lakehead because we couldn't hang on to the lead in the last quarter," coach Tom Kieswetter said. "The injuries to 4 key players prevented them from practicing full-out for the final month, and they were certainly not at 100 per cent by the end of games." The team struggled with injuries throughout the year and struggled to make the playoffs after dropping eight of their last nine games. They snuck into the playoffs, and at least there a glimpse of satisfaction at the end of the season. "Our exciting quarter final win at McMaster was a satisfying accomplishment," said Kieswetter. Now the team must look to the future, and the coaches have put together the most promising recruiting class since roughly five years ago, when Burnett

and crew were rookies at Waterloo. This year's class will have to be able to persevere where their predecessors were unable, by finding a way stay healthy for a whole season. "The start of every year is filled with excitement and optimism, everyone has high expectations about the possibilities and potential," Kieswetter said. "There is lots of energy to deal with any of the challenges." The expectations won't be placed as high upon this squad as they were last season, when the feeling in the locker room was that they could vie for the earning a berth into the National championship. This year is a little more of a wait and see how Waterloo matches up against other schools, but if the young players can mature and find their game then the Warriors can look further than just earning a playoff spot. "It is difficult to predict how well we'll do this season. We have lost 4 starters so a lot will depend on some players stepping-up their game to fill those minutes and produce. It will be important that we define the roles for us to be successful, because I believe we do have the talent and enough experience to do well," Kieswetter said. "It will also be interesting to see how the other Team's rosters have changed." The team is very strong outside the perimeter, with sharp shooting guard Cam McIntyre playing beside the defensive tyrant point guard Luke Kieswetter. This tandem is backed up by a great 6th man in Wayne Bridge, the

future of the perimeter. The only real question marks come from the paint, where Kieswetter will be demanding a lot from his young forwards. It's a bump and grind position, so if one of his recruits can show the mental and physical toughness to outplay larger opponents, then the Warriors will be able to piece together a solid campaign. "We need to establish a team identity built upon defensive intensity and offensive stubbornness," Kieswetter told Imprint. "So our early season training will focus on mental and physical toughness." The Warriors will be looking to their legs and play an up-tempo game. They have the firepower to win a shoot-out with McIntyre and forward Alan Goodhoofd, if they can stay healthy and log key minutes. "We expect to play an up-tempo game because we should have good speed and explosive 'bigs', with a good mix of inside-outside scoring," Kieswetter said. "Defensively we will mostly rely on half-court man defence, but I can see us pressuring full-court as well as mixing in some zone defence." The Warriors sound like they will need to very resourceful in the coming campaign to try to neutralize the opposition's offense. They also hope that adding former captain and standout Gerard Magennis to the team as their Strength and Conditioning Coach will add some more leadership and inspiration.

Chemistry continues to build for young athletes Eduardo Ramirez staff reporter

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W’s Women’s Varsity basketball team has develop a new feeling of optimism and excitement. This new team is going to be one of the youngest teams in the country and the team members are excited to see how much they have improved. Last year’s group came a long way but this year’s team will be very different. Every player is going to be challenged to step into a new and bigger role and the rookies coming in will be tested and pushed for key roles.   UW’s women’s basketball team may very well have the toughest conference in the country this year, and with every team seemingly improving this offseason, every game is going to be a challenge.   According to coach Tyler Slipp the team is moving to a very fast paced style of basketball that is going to be pleasing for the fans to watch. “Our training camp is going to feature six returning player and six new faces so it will be a good balance of getting everyone conditioned to the style we want to play as well as getting everyone on the same page,” he said.  Colleen Quinlan is going the team’s oldest player as a 3rd year guard. She’s a very athletic and hard working player that has shown flashes of being an excellent scorer but has been plagued by health problems over her first two years. If she stays healthy we’ll look to her for a much needed scoring punch. Tori Lee is a 2nd year player who had a great rookie season. She’s long and athletic and is all over the court defensively. If she manages to improve her finishing this year she will be one of the team’s top scorers because she has an amazing innate ability to slip through the defense and find good open looks.

Erin Tilley is returning from a strong rookie season at point guard and is looking to build on that going into this year. She is one of the most athletic players in the OUA at 5’10 and probably the fastest from endline to endline on UW’s team. She can be a terror defensively and I expect her to really shine in the new style of play the team is shifting to. Laura Bossers is another 2nd year that will be counted on for big things this season. She is going to be the captain of our defense and really takes pride in that end of the floor. She has been working on hitting from the perimeter and we will lean on her leadership and team-building skills heavily. Saraya Hickey could be the breakout player of the bunch, she showed major flashes of potential as a rookie last year, being named an all-star at the Naismith tournament. She got nicked up with a few injuries and never got the momentum to stay on track but I expect her to blossom in her second year. She has been working hard on her game and is another one who is going to benefit immensely from the shift in playing style we are looking to make. Sabrina Brathwaite redshirted last season and practiced all year with the team and is looking to come in and make an impact this season. She has been in the gym and the weight room all summer and should make people take notice this season.    

Six new faces

Theresa Jacobse from Mission, B.C. Is a six foot forward that can play inside and out and will really get a chance to make an impact. She is a good shooter and passer and is driven to improve. Laura Burnett from Heidelburg ON Is 5’9 guard that can play multiple positions. She fits the theme of long and athletic, her brother

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Dave just finished his 5th year with the men’s team. She was on the team that won OBA gold with the KW lightning in the spring. We are looking for her ball handling and passing to make an impact right away. Kate Kuntze from Stratford, ON. Is a 6’1 inside player that has huge amounts of potential. She gets up and down the floor very well and has excellent hands. She could be one of the best passing post players in the league by the time her career is over, she has great vision and patience.  Sarah Leitch a new recruit from Barrie, ON is a 5’11 wing player that is extremely driven to improve. She raises the intensity of every facet of the game she is involved with. Her length and athleticism blend in perfectly with the type of game the team wants to play and as her skills improve to catch up to her physical talents she will be very difficult to handle.  Jenna Graham from Sarnia, ON is a new 5’6 guard that is multi skilled and very smart. She will be able to play a few positions in the backcourt and will be able to draw on her shooting, ball handling and passing as the team need it.  Maddie Behr from Ancaster, ON is a 5’9 wing player that is very athletic and shows lots of promise. The key for her will be to see how much she is able to pick up and how quickly. The CIS game is played at a very different pace and strength than the high school and club level and she along with everyone else will have that adjustment to make.   The only other interesting thing going into the season is that the format for the national championships has changed for the women this year. It’s going to look a lot more like the NCAA format.

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he Women’s hockey team will be going into next season with nowhere to go but up after finishing in a dismal second last place. “We are looking to improve upon our disappointing ninth place finish last year and believe that making the playoffs this year is a strong possibility.” assistant coach Mike Stankowitsch said. “We went into last year with high hopes of finishing in the top six teams which would qualify the team for the playoffs. Finishing ninth was a complete disappointment. Injuries in the second half hurt the team and our ability to keep the puck out of our net is an area where we need to improve.” The expectations have risen back to more confident levels. The team believe that it will be competitive this year. Several veterans will be returning and a fresh new crop of recruits give the Warriors a sense that they have the talent to beat anyone on any given night. “We are looking for our returning players to be good if not better than last year. We also expect that our recruits will be able to step in and play and compete with the best players in the league,” coach Stanowitsch explained. “We have brought in a conditioning coach, former player

Michelle Curtis that will work with our players during training camp and during the season. We will also add a former Kitchener Ranger, Mike Torchia to our coaching staff as our goaltending coach. Goaltending is an area that we need to improve and given Mike’s background we feel he can help us be better.” Fans can expect a team that will work hard every game. Stanowitsch promised that they will never be a team that gets outworked by their competition. He will be looking to returning leaders Emma McMillan, Jessica Tracey, twins Julia and Sarah Endicott, Caitlin Bridges and Kelly McLean to lead the team on and off the ice. Several recruits will be looking to crack the line up and hopefully have a positive and immediate impact on the team. “Our main focus in the off season was to attract a goaltender that could compete for a starting position.” coach Stanowitsch said. “We feel that we have two that will push each other day in a day out and with the help of a goaltending coach make us that much better.” Head coach Geraldine Heaney and assistants Jerry Harrigan and Mike Stankowitsch all are returning as coaches for their sixth season. The team kicks off their season on the road with their first league game on October 8, 2010 when they travel to Queens.

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Fresh recruits to carry the torch

Men’s team to battle tooth and nail What is the feeling going into your opening camps? What are you excited for?

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Coaches expect great season ahead Brent Golem sports & living editor

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he Warriors rugby teams will be heading into the new season with a new direction. Both teams saw the leadership change hands as a new tandem of coaches enter the scene. Neither coach is new to the rugby scene, as both have been heavily involved in coaching at the elite level. Jay and Leslie Shaw will lead both the men’s and women’s team and have high expectations. “We are beginning a new era, and we intend to compete with a lot of pride and never get out worked,” the Shaws said. They are definitely looked forward to scouting out the talent at their upcoming training camp. Waterloo has boasted some very competitive Rugby teams over the past few years, and there has been a large interest in the team this year. “I think everyone involved is excited about our upcoming camp — it’s the beginning of a new era for the women’s rugby team, who have been coached by Eric Cezar since they got started 13 years ago,” they said. “We also decided to make the athlete’s village mandatory as we think it’s a great opportunity to get to know each other. We are expecting close to 50 participants, and more than half are rookies.” The Shaws said the deciding factor for them to take the helm of a varsity program was their past experience in coaching. “Both of us have coached at the university level before (Jay with McMaster /WLU  and Leslie with WLU) and we are thrilled to have the opportunity

to move forward in our own back yard with a program that has the potential to be a championship team and that is a priority within the university,” they said. According to the Shaws, they have high expectations for the upcoming season as many strong players will be returning. “Our team competes in the most competitive division in the country,” they said. “Our goal is to compete with the best at CIS Championships at Trent this November.” Upcoming training will focus on conditioning and rugby sense, said the couple. “The game is always evolving and our athletes need to expect change and creativity in our approach to the upcoming season,” they said. “We need to ignite our offense and defend tenaciously to defeat the competition.” Much of the upcoming season depends on the performance at training camp, the couple said. “We have a solid core — but a lot of rookies are eager to secure positions within the starting line-up. We will fashion our style to complement our best players’ strengths - hard running lines, great speed and creativity - and will spend lots of time on decision-making and recognizing where the opportunities are to score.” The Shaws also expect some new players to round out their team for a successful season. “We know some newcomers, but there has been a huge response from first year students who we haven’t even met. We will play our strongest team — and every player has equal opportunity.”


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UW swimmers to push hard next season Imprint sits down with head coach Jeff Slater to talk about their upcoming season Good feeling going into camp we have a couple of 5th year guys who will be good leaders with the team, some positive young people coming in and lots of people who have dedicated themselves through the summer. I am excited about how the men’s team can be better and deeper. Were you satisfied with the results of the previous season? What was the deciding factor for you to take the helm of your varsity program? Last season was good although we had too many near misses on qualifying for CIS champs. We need to get across that last little bit and get to the national stage. The OUA results were right where we were expected to be and there was a good feel leaving that meet at the end of the year. What are the expectations for the upcoming season? How do you think your team will fair against the competition? I believe our men’s team will be better - few graduations, good rookies; our women will have to have some big improvements by some of the young people on the team and leaders will have to step up to help guide the group. How do you plan to improve upon last season’s results? What are some of the things that your training will focus on? We are going to increase our fitness by adding a couple of dryland sessions per week. We have worked with the strength and conditioning people to set up a weight program that will complement the work in the pool. Technically in the pool we will be focussing on our push off and power skills - lots of turns and speed work to take advantage of the fact we are training in a relatively small facility. Who are your returning star players? What will you expect from these players? Wesley Greig is our top returning swimmer. He has trained all summer to gain endurance. We will use this in combination with his commitment to the strength training to see him move into the top 10 in the country in at least one breaststroke event. Bronwyn Kemp is our top returning woman - she is on work term in St. Catherines this fall so it will be a test to see how she manages her time and gets in the water regularly. Evan Dzik, Alex and Sam Johnson, Greg Gambino and Yonathan Prajogo all add real quality to the men’s side. I expect them to make a move onto the national scene. Are there any exciting new recruits to the program? What roles will they be filling? Do any of them have the chance to make a major impact on the team? Andrew Lee is our top recruit. From a good age group program in

Markham Andrew has skills in multiple events, but will fill a hole in our dual meet line up in the individual medley events. He will also help on the relays. Darius Lee is another Toronto native who will be one of our top breast strokers right away. Brett Coburn is a solid butterfly speedster from Owen Sound who will also help with our relay team depth. Is there any other interesting facts about the team or upcoming season that we should know about? We are hosting four meets this year — the most in a long time. The team is travelling to Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Thanksgiving weekend to a training racing opportunity that has never been available to the team before. Courtesy UW athletics

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New team possible for varsity squash Fresh, new faces can bring varsity squash team back to former glory Gina Racine editor-in-chief

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f you have ever thought about getting into squash, there’s no better time than the present. According to UW’s varsity squash team captain Andrew Kane, there in need of players for their current team and are seeking female players for a potential women’s team. “We are excited to get back onto the squash courts, but we really need some new recruits to secure a good season and set the team up for future years,” he said.

“We are trying to form a women’s team, but we need more players. As with the men’s team, you don’t need to be an expert, just a good athlete willing to put in some time.” For the men’s team, Kane said they are looking for five or six new players to fill out their roster. “You don’t need to be an expert, all you need is speed, hand-eye co-ordination, dedication and a few years of eligibility,” he said. But putting in all that time does have some perks, according to Kane, including court bookings, deals on squash equipment and clothing, laundry service, large lockers and a separate change room, paid inter-club league, paid

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OUA tournaments, subsidization of other tournaments and, of course, great coaching. Kane said the team was a little disappointed that they didn’t make the playoffs last season, but overall they were happy with their performance. “We did perform well considering we scored the same number of points as the previous year without our star player Eric Dingle who had graduated,” he said. “It was great to see the substantial improvement in the team’s tournament play. Joining the inter-club league last year, [for the] first time in about 15 years, certainly helped.” As for the future of the team, Kane said they expect their tournament play to continue to improve through experience in pressure situations such as the inter-club league and public tournaments. “Our goal is to beat our close competition from last year; McMasters and Queens,” he said. “We expect great things from Pranav Sharma and Rohan Sovig as they move into the top two positions; it’s time to step it up boys.” The team is also trying to start a women’s team, but there don’t have enough players to field an entire squad. The women’s pseudo-squad already has talent and leadership. Micaala Seth has dominated the individual women’s circuit for the past couple of years. This year Seth won the Canadian University and College Squash championship. Seth then was invited to the World University Squash Championship where earned one win and had two losses as she placed 14th. If you’re interested in joining the women’s squad, please contact Seth. Walk-on tryouts for the varsity squash team start Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at PAC Court 8. Kane said he encourages interested players to contact the team and come out earlier if possible. Email cporter@sympatico.ca or arkane@cs.uwaterloo. ca for more information, or if you are female contact Micaala at mic_bs@hotmail.com.

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Rank hopes Warriors ace OUAs Brent Golem sports & living editor

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hen the links open on the Warrior season, it looks like it may include some bright days of golf ahead. Returning to the Warriors is golf phenom Garrett Rank. He had an incredibly hot summer, narrowly being knocked out of the round of 16 in the US Public Links Amateur Championship. He also had three top ten finishes and finished 13th in the Canadian Amateur Championship. Surprisingly, his was not the best summer of golf shot by the varsity members. Sophomore Jack Gibson dominated at the Listowel Golf Club, as he won the Ontario Junior Golf Championships by three strokes. He then headed to British Columbia for the Canadian Junior Golf Championships, and captained them to victory. It seems as though the large holes left in the team by sharpshooter Simon McInnis, named a RCGA ‘All-Canadian’, and team captain Jimmy Latta, who was a two-time OUA gold medallist, with be filled by a more than capable replacements. The team is hoping that being about to golf all year long due to their brand new golf simulator, will mean that they gained more experience throughout the summer as they didn’t have to work any rust out of their game. “This training device is such a valuable tool in helping each Warrior golfer reach his potential,” coach Dave Hollinger said. McInnis and Rank were placing top five in most competitions throughout last season and

had scored some tournaments win. Unfortunately, the strong Warrior team was unable to piece together a great OUA championship round, and had to settle for third place. The team will be looking to build on last year’s disappointing finish, but with nine returning players, they should have a good shot of making up for last year’s final tournament. The Warriors will have lots of experience, with seniors Adam Wilson, Russell MacKay, JS Rancourt, and Matt Robson bringing leadership and composure to the table. The Warriors will be beefed up with two solid local golfers that committed to the program. Declan Kaster has won on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, and will be joined by Brandon Pearce, who has also had a solid Maple Leaf Tour. Both players have the ability to hit a long ball, and they can shoot low scores. “ The team will continue to concentrate on the short game and making wise course decisions.” Coach Dave Hollinger said. “The team goal is to peak for the OUA Championships.” The team will start the exhibition season off with a 54-hole round to determine who will secure a spot on the team. The rounds will be played on the Warriors’ home course at Whistle Bear Golf Course located in Cambridge. After that the team will split to play in two separate tournaments. One squad will go and compete at Michigan State in the Spartan Invitation, while the other squad will be lead by Garrett Rank as he will defend the individual and team title at the St. Lawrence University in upstate Canton, New York.

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