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LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

FOOTBALL 2007 GAME DAY PROGRAM

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2007

LA U R I ER FOOT B ALL

General Information Name: Wilfrid Laurier University Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Founded: 1911 Enrollment: 11,840 Stadium: Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium Capacity: 6,000 Playing Surface: Sportexe Nickname: Golden Hawks Colours: Purple and Gold Conference: Ontario University Athletics

TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from Director . . . . . . . 3 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Player Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2007 OUA Opponents . . . . . . . 16 Head to Head Records . . . . . . 19 Awards and Honours . . . . . . . 21 Wilfrid Laurier is a member institution of:

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ME S S AG E FROM T H E D I RE C TOR

P e t e r B a x t e r , D i r e c t o r o f A t h l e t ics Over the past decade the student governments (WLUSU and GSA), the university and a number of community, alumni and corporate donors have contributed to building the best athletic and recreation facilities in Canada. The Fall 2007 season marks the completion of the redevelopment of University Stadium and the opening of our newly resurfaced playing field. In honour of Laurier legendary former directors and head football coaches David “Tuffy” Knight and Rich E. Newbrough, the new “KnightNewbrough Field” will be home field to our Golden Hawk football as well as our Lacrosse and Rugby teams. The University Stadium gymnasium floor has been resurfaced, multipurpose locker rooms and activity areas created and locker rooms for

Football and varsity teams have been rebuilt. All our ”Friends of the Family” have come together to make a difference to our varsity programs and our recreational users. On behalf of the Wilfrid Laurier Department of Athletics and Recreation I wish to thank you for your support of our stadium project. Enjoy what will be a promising season for the Golden Hawks Football team where head coach Gary Jeffries has his team poised to compete for the OUA Yates Cup Championship which celebrates its 100th year this November 10th, 2007. Sincerely,

Peter Baxter M.A. Director Athletics and Recreation

HELP US HONOUR TWO GOLDEN HAWK LEGENDS! In recognition of the public fundraising campaign to complete the $5 million renovation to University Stadium, Wilfrid Laurier University is proud to celebrate the creation of Knight-Newbrough Field. Join us on Saturday, October 13th as the Golden Hawks meet Ottawa to pay tribute to two men who put Laurier football on the map, David “Tuffy” Knight and Rich Newbrough. To honour these gentlemen by making a gift in support of the Knight-Newbrough Field campaign, please contact Kent MacLennan at 519-884-0710 ext. 3177 or kmaclennan@wlu.ca.

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C OAC H I N G S TAFF

G AR Y J EFFR I E S

Manager of Football Operations & Head Coach

Gary Jeffries enters his 30th season as part of the Golden Hawk football coaching staff. It was not until 1970 that Gary would find his home at Wilfrid Laurier University. He played football for 2 years from 1970-1971 and was named an All-Star Defensive Half-Back and Rookie of the Year. After his career at Laurier he was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in 1972 and in 1973 he signed with the Hamilton TigerCats but did not report. Gary also played four years in the Detroit Tiger organization prior to beginning his career at WLU. In 1973 he was hired at WLU as an assistant football coach and recreation director. From 1984-1988 Jeffries was also the women’s basketball coach at WLU. In 1989 he took a break from football and coached the men’s basketball team until 1996. In 1994 Rick Zmich convinced Jeffries to return to the game which he loves so much. Gary has coached 28 football seasons at WLU, with 17 as Defensive Coordinator. He was named the interim head coach midway through the ’02 season and was named the full time head coach in 2003. He has coached in 18 Yates Cups including

championship victories in the 1978, 1987, 2004 and 2005 seasons. Since taking over at the helm of the Hawks, the team has gone 37-6-1 including victories in two Yates Cups (2004, 2005), one Uteck Bowl (2005), and one Vanier Cup (2005). Coach Jeffries has coached over 700 games in total for WLU (both football and basketball), and his passion for WLU sport remains undying. Gary resides in Southampton in the offseason with his girlfriend Jill. He has four children, Jonathan, Jodie, Jaime, and Ryan, and five beautiful grandchildren.

R Y AN P Y EAR

R o n Va n M o e r k e r k e R I C H NE W B RO U G H DEFENSIVE CoordinatoR

Special Teams CoordinatoR

Ryan Pyear enters his second season as the Golden Hawk Offensive Coordinator after five outsanding years as Laurier’s starting Quarterback. As a player Ryan enjoyed much success and he now hopes to continue that tradition in the role of Offensive Coordinator. Some of Ryan’s playing accolades include being named as the OUA Rookie of the Year in 2001 after taking every single snap as a freshman. In 2004 Ryan was named as a firstteam OUA all-star and second-team all-Canadian, and in 2005 he reached both first-team all-conference and firstteam all-Canadian status. That same year he was awarded Uteck Bowl and Vanier Cup MVP on the way to Wilfrid Laurier’s national supremacy on the gridiron. Other awards include backto-back President’s Awards as Wilfrid Laurier’s top male athlete in 2004 and 2005. Ryan graduated in June 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. He has two brothers, Kyle and Tobin, who also played five years in the OUA and CIS at McMaster and Waterloo respectively. His mother, Betty, and father Barry, currently live in Ryan’s home town of Belleville, Ontario. Barry Pyear is also a football coach at Laurier, coaching the running backs.

Ron Vanmoerkerke is in his ninth year coaching with the Golden Hawks. He returns again to the role of Defensive Coordinator, a position he has held since the 2003 season. Ron’s track record with Laurier is a long and storied one; he played in the late 80s and was on the 1987 Yates Cup championship team. In 1988, Ron received the WLU Alumni Association Academic and Athletic Achievement Award. In 1989, Ron was named an OUA first-team all-star linebacker and team MVP. At present, Ron is a teacher and the Department Head of Social Science at Eastwood Collegiate High School in Kitchener. Prior to becoming the Defensive Coordinator with the Hawks, Ron was the Head Coach at Eastwood and Galt Collegiate. Ron lives with his wife Karen and their three year old daughter Grace and nine-month old son Austin in West Montrose.

Rich Newbrough enters his 31st season with the Golden Hawks football coaching staff. Rich arrived at Wilfrid Laurier in 1968 as offensive coordinator. That very year the team went to the College Bowl (Vanier Cup). Along with coaching duties, Rich served as the Assistant Athletic Director and lectured within the Physical Education department. In 1984 Rich was named Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach. He held the position for 10 years before turning the head coaching duties over to Rick Zmich in 1994. During that span of his coaching career, the Hawks won two Yates Cup titles (1987, 1991) and Laurier’s first National Championship in 1991. Rich retired from fulltime duties in 1997 but has maintained close contact with the program. Throughout his coaching career Rich has received several awards. He was named OUAA coach of the year in 1985 and CIAU Coach of the Year in 1991. Rich served as President of the OUAA, and was a member of the Board of Directors in the CIAU. Upon his retirement, the OUAA honored Rich with the ‘J.P. Loosemore Award’. Rich coached with Gary Jeffries back in 1970 who served as his assistant for over five years. Rich is honored to be part of the Golden Hawk Football staff yet again. Rich currently lives with his wife Pat of 48 years. They have raised two sons and have eight grandchildren ranging in age from 9-20. Rich and his wife have lived in Kitchener for nearly 40 years.

Offensive Coordinator

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A S S I S TANT & I D ENT I F I C AT I ON C OAC H E S

JESSE ALEXANDER

JOSH ALEXANDER

Blaine Beck

dan bovair

Brian Breckles

dwayne cameron

PAT CRABBE

steve frake

maki katsube

kevin macneill

BRENT MCFARLANE

rod philp

BARRY PYEAR

chUCK THOMPSON

ABSENT KEN URQUHART

Roger macleod London Region 519-645-2000 rogermc@golden.net

PETER BILLINGSLEY

BRIAN CANTON

CLARKE EADY

DAVE ROBERTSON

DON WILSON

Dufferin/Wellington Region 519-843-1985 jbillingsley@sympatico.ca

Peel Region 905-840-9380 bcanton@rogers.com

Ajax-Pickering Region 905-982-6295 coacheady@hotmail.com

Ottawa Region 613-278-2183

Haldiman County 905-772-5850 dawilson@netcom.ca

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S U P P ORT S TAFF chuck classen

anthony pickett

dan huxter

kerry martin

TERESA HUSSEY

Equipment Staff

Equipment Staff

Equipment Staff

Technical Staff

Athletic Therapist

Ange cross

katie sheridan

Training Staff

Training Staff

heather tugnett jennifer dujlovic

Training Staff

Student Manager

mallory giles

absent lucas topolie Student Film

april vandebeek Student Film

Offensive Statistician


RYAN PYEAR

QUARTERBACK

Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Sport: Football Program: Bachelors Degree in English (2005) High School: Centennial Secondary School Hometown: Belleville, ON Profession: Offensive Coordinator, WLU Football

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P LAY ER G ALLERY

SAM AIRD

taurean allen

kyle ardill

shawn ashe

Linebacker Ancaster, ON Ancaster HS English

Defensive End Mississauga, ON Lorne Park SS Sociology

Defensive Back Etobicoke, ON Applewood Heights SS Communications

Defensive Back Kitchener, ON Eastwood CI Sociology

sCOTT ALLIN Receiver Belleville, ON Quinte Secondary Physics

AARON AMADIO Linebacker Sault Ste. Marie, ON St. Mary’s History

andy baechler spencer bateman Receiver Ayr, ON Southwood English

Offensive Line Queensville, ON Huron Heights SS Business

Colin Andrews Defensive Line Hanover, ON John Diefenbaker SS Communications

jahmeeks beckford

Linebacker Kitchener, ON Eastwood CI Communications

luke bendus

alex benson

adam bestard

josh bishop

john borden

Mike Braiden

evan briden

wayne brock

dave brown

clarence buchanan

Linebacker Cambridge, ON Galt CI Psychology

Receiver London, ON South SS Business

Receiver Kilbride, ON Notre Dame CSS Kinesiology

Fullback Belleville, ON Quinte SS Photonics

Offensive Line Sarnia, ON Northern CI History

Offensive Line Markham, ON Markham District HS Geography

Receiver Mississauga, ON Loyolas CSS Communications

Receiver Oakville, ON Iroquois Ridge HS Psychology

Linebacker Brantford, ON North Park CI Sociology

Defensive Back Toronto, ON Birchmount Park CI Arts

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P LAY ER G ALLERY

taylor burnett leighton butler ryan caldweLl

steve cormack

gary cressy

dan daigle

george dimacakos

matt dottin

omar dousheh

mark durigon

alex ellis

jeff emberley

scott evans

Tyler felber

Defensive Back London, ON Oakridge SS Business

andre claxton

Josh cleary

andrew dietrich Offensive Line Waterloo, ON Kitchener CI Communications

josh duru Slotback Welland, ON Notre Dame Business

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jeremy chemij

Offensive Line Mississauga, ON Applewood Heights SS History

Defensive Back Mississauga, ON Lorne Park SS Psychology

Receiver Kitchener, ON Resurrection CSS Undeclared

mat cart Quarterback King City King City SS Business

Defensive Back Toronto, ON King City SS Kinesiology

Receiver Brantford, ON St. Johns SS Arts

Defensive Back Brampton, ON Chinguacousy Kinesiology

Defensive Line Toronto, ON Troy State Arts

Defensive Tackle Waterloo, ON St. David CSS Arts

Receiver Mississauga, ON Meadowvale SS Geography

Receiver Oakville, ON St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Kinesiology

Offensive Line Mississauga, ON Meadowvale SS Kinesiology

Linebacker Richmond Hill, ON Brother Andre Undeclared

Offensive Line Cambridge, ON Jacob Hespeler SS Computer Science

Quarterback Mississauga, ON Saltfleet SS Business

Defensive Back Guelph, ON John Ross Business

Offensive Line Kitchener, ON Bluevale CI Business


P LAY ER G ALLERY

andrew flatt

nathan forbes

jesse fragale

josh golding

shomar griffiths

paul hancock

dustin hayman

tim hayos

dustin heap

shane herbert

brent hickey

chima ihekwoaba

mike ion

george Kourtesiotis

joe labenski

vince luciani

ryan lynch

Defensive Line King City, ON Villanova College Communications

Defensive End Cochrane, AB Cochrane HS Geography

Defensive Back Burlington, ON Notre Dame RCSS Math

troy leach

Receiver Barrie, ON Barrie Central BCC History

Running Back Mississauga, ON Streetsville SS Communications

Defensive Back Toronto, ON Leaside HS Communications

Defensive End Burlington, ON Notre Dame SS Communications

brodIE legein Running Back Ancaster, ON St. Mary’s Geography

Defensive Back Markham, ON Brother Andre Philosophy

Receiver Toronto, ON Northern CSS Business

Linebacker Brantford, ON Assumption College Biology

dante luciani

Receiver Oakville, ON St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Psychology

Left Tackle Windham Centre, ON Delhi DSS Communications

Receiver Waterloo, ON Waterloo CI Business

Defensive Line Toronto, ON East York Arts

Quarterback Oakville, ON Berkshire Prep Communications

Receiver Whitby, ON Saints Cath Biology

Defensive Back Ajax, ON Pickering HS Arts

Defensive Line Welland, ON Notre Dame SS Economics

Running Back Waterloo, ON Waterloo CI Economics

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P LAY ER G ALLERY

pat mackie Linebacker Burlington, ON Assumption SS Masters

scott mccahill Receiver Kingston, ON Frontenac SS Business

victor nikolajev

Receiver Mississauga, ON St.Francis Xavier SS Communications

nate payne Defensive Line Kitchener, ON Eastwood CI History

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anthony maggiacomo

chris mamo

joe mcculla

don mckenzie

Linebacker Waterloo, ON Jacob Hespeler SS Kinesiology

Receiver Smith Falls, ON Smith Falls DCI Psychology

Kicker/Punter London, ON AB Lucas SS Sociology

Offensive Line Georgetown, ON Georgetown DHS Business

jim martyniuk Running Back Burlington, ON Nelson HS Communications

giancarlo masciarelli Offensive Line Stouffville, ON Brother Andre CH Business

wayne montgomery

mike montoya

Defensive Line Waterloo, ON Waterloo CI Geography

Running Back Burlington, ON Notre Dame SS Economics

ian noble

sean o’neill

josh opersko

evan pawliuk

luke pinder

casey potter

taylor pratile

lucas provenzano

Quarterback West Vancouver, BC West Vancouver SS History

Linebacker Kitchener, ON Preston HS Political Science

Linebacker Waterloo, ON St. David’s CSS Sociology

Offensive Line Ancaster, ON Ancaster HS History

Offensive Line Simcoe, ON Simcoe CS Economics

Defensive Back Toronto, ON Northern SS Kinesiology

Quarterback Kingston, ON Holy Cross CSS Business

Receiver Richmond Hill Villanova College Psychology


P LAY ER G ALLERY

peter provenzano

Defensive Back Richmond Hill, ON Quinte Secondary Communications

jordan schaus

peter quinney Fullback Belleville, ON Centennial SS Kinesiology

jb sless

Linebacker Waterloo, ON Waterloo CI History

Running Back Brantford, ON Brantford CI Arts

daniel speight

tyler stevenson

Defensive Back Toronto, ON East York CI Sociology

spencer troop Linebacker Georgetown, ON Georgetown DHS Environmental Studies

Linebacker Brockville, ON Brockville CI Arts

steve turner

Running Back Oakville, ON St. Thomas Acquinas CSS Political Science

giancarlo rapanaro

Receiver Niagara Falls, ON St. Paul SS Kinesiology

AJ Smith

Defensive Line Hanover, ON John Diefenbaker SS Arts

dustin roshko kyle sanderson Offensive Line Hamilton, ON St. Thomas Moore SS Political Science

Offensive Line Peterborough, ON Adam Scott CVI Post Grad

danIEL smith

kyle somerville

Running Back Toronto, ON East York Arts

marcus tansley luke thompson Defensive Line Brantford, ON Assumption CSS Arts

Quarterback London, ON Mother Teresa Communications

jordan van horn

phil vasiladis

Defensive Back Burlington, ON Assumption SS English

Offensive Line Windsor, ON Holy Names HS History

Linebacker Mississauga, ON Lorne Park SS Communications

cliff tindall Defensive Back Toronto, ON West Boca HS Arts

travis vaughan Quarterback Almonte, ON Almonte DHS Communications

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P LAY ER G ALLERY

jacob walters

aj wendover Offensive Line North Bay, ON West Ferris SS Kinesiology

Linebacker Freeport, GB Ridley College Communications

andrew zadorsky

ben zeeman

dave zivoin

Linebacker Barrie, ON Eastview SS Business

Linebacker London, ON Catholic Central HS Business

Defensive Back Carleton Place, ON Carleton Place HS Business

2007 TEAM CAPTAINS Andy Baechler Scott Evans Brent Hickey Dante Luciani Ryan Lynch Anthony Maggiacomo Luke Pinder Peter Quinney

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tim white

Offensive Line Waterloo, ON Bluevale CI Global Studies

ben wilsack

Quarterback Beamsville, ON Blessed Trinity CSS Arts

jon wollziefer Defensive Back Cambridge, ON St. Benedict CSS Geography


2 0 0 7 O U A O P P ONENT S September 3 - McMaster at Laurier, 2:00pm Head Coach: Stefan Ptaszek 2006 Record: 6-2 (4th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs McMaster: 38-12-1 Current Streak: Laurier 4 wins Outlook for 2007: The McMaster defense will have the return of lineman Chris Van Zeyl and Eugene Boakye. With Simon Binder and starter Jason Arakgi also returning at linebacker the defensive front looks solid. The defense will need to prove itself in the defensive secondary where senior Frank Longo is the only returning starter. On offense, starting QB Adam Archibald could be back pending his recovery. The fifth year senior battled injuries much of the 2006 season forcing rookie QB Ryan Fantham into action. McMaster could receive a boost if CIS All-Canadian Kyle Koch is not activated off a CFL practice roster and is able to return for the season. Another position that has seen the Marauders continue to produce all-stars is at running back as Sadeghian led McMaster in rushing last season with 886 yds on 147 carries. McMaster might see contributions from both the full back and running back spots from Rob Mitchell and Ugonna Ihekwoaba as well as younger players who prove themselves during training camp. The receiving corps will continue to be led by Jordan Charter who had a break out season in 2006 catching 20 balls for 447 yards with 4 touchdowns. September 8 - Windsor at Laurier, 6:30pm Head Coach: Mike Morencie 2006 Record: 6-2 (3rd in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Windsor: 31-11-2 Current Streak: Windsor 1 win Outlook for 2007: Coming off a very solid season in 2006 (6-2 and a berth in the OUA Quarter Finals), the 2007 Lancer Football team is knocking on the door of the elite teams in the OUA. Coach Mike Morencie’s squad returns 14 starters from 2006, including Hec Crighton winner Daryl Stephenson. Stephenson is the two-time CIS rushing leader and is on pace to shatter the CIS all-time rushing record this season. Returning alongside Stephenson are veteran QB Dan Lumley, CIS All-Canadian WR Glenn MacKay, and OL Matt Morencie. These standouts are as good at their position as anyone in the country and will be a challenge for any opponent’s defense around the league. On the Lancer defense, the key will be how well their younger players are able to step in and fill the void left by graduated seniors Alan Weekes, Billy Moysiuk and Sasha Glavic. September 14 - Laurier at Toronto, 7:00pm Head Coach: Steve Howlett 2006 Record: 0-8 (10th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Toronto: 26-11 Current Streak: Laurier 9 wins Outlook for 2007: The University of Toronto Varsity Blues will be looking for their first win in a long time as they start the 2007 campaign on Labour Day against the Waterloo Warriors. The blue and white have gone 6 years or 41 games without picking up a win. The last victory was at the former Varsity Stadium and the team looks to be breaking the goose egg with a win at the brand new 5,000 seat Varsity Stadium which just opened. Last year’s defense gave up the most offense in the province - 418 points in only 8 games of play. The team just had their largest training camp, with over 95 players in attendance to earn a spot on the roster. Quarterback David Hamilton looks like he will have the starting job but will be challenged by York transfer George Gretes and rookie Andrew Gillis. The team’s number one rookie is Adam Fehler from Toronto who will help the offense as a body on the line. Key players back for the team include Mike Goncalves, a defensive end who was drafter by the Tiger Cats and Mark Stinson, a slotback who was the team’s most valuable player last season. September 22 - Waterloo at Laurier (Homecoming), 1:00pm Head Coach: Dennis McPhee 2006 Record: 3-5 (7th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Waterloo: 34-14-1 Current Streak: Laurier 4 wins Outlook for 2007: The Warriors look to make noise in the OUA football division this season under new head coach Dennis McPhee. Offensive co-ordinator and former CFL head coach, Joe Paopao will assist McPhee in the pursuit of guiding the Warriors to their first playoff berth in 4 years. The Warriors will be relying heavily on McPhee and Paopao to create team cohesiveness. Second year QB Evan Martin will use the valuable experience he gained last season to lead the Warriors. Wide Receiver, Sean Cowie entering his third year will look to lead the Warriors in receptions with 45 catches for 661 yards. Defensive lineman, Darren Kisinger returns for his final year of eligibility after earning a spot on the 2006 first team all stars. Kisinger will be relied upon heavily to provide the necessary leadership on and off the field for the young Warrior squad.

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September 29 - Laurier at Queen’s, 1:25pm Head Coach: Pat Sheahan 2006 Record: 4-4 (6th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Queen’s: 4-4 Current Streak: Laurier 3 wins, did not compete last season Outlook for 2007: Queen’s sees an offence that returns local receiver Rob Bagg for his final season. QB Danny Brannagan will be looking to continue to improve after finishing third in the OUA in passing. In the backfield, Mike Giffin will play at running back who had career highs last season in carries and receptions. The offensive line will see seven players return and anchoring the line will be Sean O’Donnell and Cody Kennedy, and returning is Vince De Civita. Defensive coordinator Pat Tracey will have to deal with key losses at linebacker but leading the way will be Jimmy Allin and Matt Vickers. The linebacking core will have some experience in DJ Mulholland who was among the team leaders in solo tackles with 18. Tim Poffley started the last seven games of the season in 2006 at middle linebacker. The defensive line will be keyed by third year tackle Dee Sterling. Osie Ukwuoma and Pat Corbin return to make the defensive line one of the most veteran laden units in the league. Kicking duties will fall to Dan Village. Kevin Magee will be the long snapper for the Gaels along with seeing some duty on the defensive line. Rob Bagg will return kicks after a 2006 season that saw him take back 58 punts for 412 yards. October 6 - Laurier at Guelph, 1:00pm Head Coach: Kyle Walters 2006 Record: 2-5 (8th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Guelph: 34-12 Current Streak: Laurier 4 wins Outlook for 2007: The Gryphons will be relying on a young group of players to emerge as the team has undergone a transition over the past two seasons. Offensively, receivers Lorne Foster and Adam Slomer will be the only fifth year players. On the other side of the ball, defensive player of the year Chris Decker and Chris Hladich will be the fifth-year players providing leadership. The Gryphon offence will be counting on third year QB Justin Dunk. The emergence of RB Nick Fitzgibbon will take some of the pressure off of the passing game as the Gryphon offence will look to control the clock and limit the number of turnovers in 2007. The biggest area of improvement for the 2007 season will be on the offensive line. On the defensive side, a major overhaul to the secondary was the main challenge for the off season. The defense will need to dramatically improve the number of big plays given up from last season. Last season saw the emergence of rookie kicker Rob Maver. Rob was an OUA all-star punter in his first year and will be looking to add all star place kicker to his resume. October 13 - Ottawa at Laurier, 1:00pm Head Coach: Denis Piché 2006 Record: 7-1 (1st in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs Ottawa: 9-9-1 Current Streak: Ottawa 2 wins Outlook for 2007: Josh Sacobie will be back for his fourth year at the helm of the Gee-Gees offence in 2007. Last season, Sacobie became just the second Gee-Gee in team history to pass for 5000 career yards, throwing for 1860 yards in seven games. The receiving unit remains very much in tack from last season. David Crane returns for his fourth season after leading Ottawa in receiving yards in 2006 with a career high 32 catches for 596 yards. In offense, rookie Davie Mason averaged 93.3 yards rushing per game in his first season with the GeeGees while tailback Mike Donnelly emerged in the second half of the season as another threat in the backfield. He was the leading rusher in the 2006 Yates Cup championship running for 94-yards on 9 carries. Linebacker Joe Barnes is back to anchor the linebacking corps for the fourth season. Last year, Joe recorded 46 tackles in the regular season including a career high three sacks. Dan Kennedy and Mike Cornell are also expected to return to the Gee-Gees at the defensive end and linebacking positions. October 20 - Laurier at York, 1:00pm Head Coach: Andrew McEvoy 2006 Record: 1-6 (9th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs York: 30-5 Current Streak: Laurier 4 wins Outlook for 2007: QB returnees Bart Zemanek and Mike Crabtree are expected to battle up to six other players, including Concordia transfer Michael Hyatt. Eight players also figure to be in the running for the starting running back role. The offensive strength likely will be the receiving corps. An outstanding rookie class enters the sophomore campaign looking to build off a strong 2006. Kevin Walsh, a first-team OUA all-star at kick returner and a second-teamer at receiver, leads that group. Up front, the offensive line is anchored by Dave Gauer. Janson Kenny and Boris Radulovic return to lead the defensive line, while Thomas and Chris Russell are two key linebackers. Robin Legault and Jerome Walker were solid in the secondary last season and are expected to be forces this year. Two additions at linebacker are Aaron Adusei and Marc Faria. Other first-year players to watch include defensive back Cleon Holmes, offensive lineman Brian Buckingham and defensive lineman Corey Pratt.


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W L U VER S U S O P P ONENT S VERSUS OUA

Acadia

Playoffs: 1-0

Guelph

Regular Season: 31-11 Playoffs: 3-1 Overall: 34-12

(0.738) (0.750) (0.739)

Alberta

Playoffs: 0-1

(0.000) Bishops

McMaster

Regular Season: 34-9-1 Playoffs: 4-3 Overall: 38-12-1

(1.000)

(0.784) (0.570) (0.755)

Regular Season: 1-0

(1.000) Carleton

Regular Season: 4-1-1

Ottawa

Regular Season: 5-8-1 Playoffs: 4-1 Overall: 9-9-1

Concordia

(0.393) (0.800) (0.500)

Regular Season: 4-1 Playoffs: 1-0 Overall: 5-1

(0.400) (0.667) (0.500)

(0.800) Laval

(0.000) Montreal

(0.667) (0.800) (0.684) Waterloo

Regular Season: 31-10-1 Playoffs: 3-4 Overall: 34-14-1

Regular Season: 4-1

Playoffs: 0-1

Toronto

Regular Season: 22-11 Playoffs: 4-1 Overall: 26-12

(0.800) (1.000) (0.833) Laurentian

Queen’s

Regular Season: 2-3 Playoffs: 2-1 Overall: 4-4

Regular Season: 1-0

(1.000)

Mount Allison

Playoffs: 1-0 (0.750) (0.430) (0.704)

(1.000) Royal Military College

Regular Season: 5-0

(1.000)

Western

Regular Season: 14-25-0-1 Playoffs: 7-10 Overall: 21-35-0-1

Ryerson

(0.350) (0.413) (0.368)

(0.732) (0.667) (0.727) York

Regular Season: 29-5 Playoffs: 1-0 Overall: 30-5

Regular Season: 3-0-1

(0.000) Saint Mary’s

Playoffs: 2-1

(0.667) Saskatchewan

Playoffs: 1-0 (0.853) (1.000) (0.857)

(1.000)

Saint Francis Xavier

Playoffs: 0-1

Windsor

Regular Season: 29-10-2 Playoffs: 2-1 Overall: 31-11-2

(0.800)

(1.000) British Columbia

Playoffs: 0-2

(0.000)

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ALL -T I ME NAT I ONAL F I NAL RAN K I N G S 1997 FINAL 1. St. Francis Xavier 2. Western Ontario 3. Waterloo 4. Ottawa 5. Queen’s 6. British Columbia 7. Calgary 8. Mount Allison 9. Saskatchewan 10. Guelph

2001 FINAL 1. McMaster 2. Queen’s 3. McGill 4. SMU 5. Regina 6. St. FX 7. Concordia 8. Saskatchewan 9. Manitoba 10. Laval

1998 FINAL 1. Western Ontario 2. Saskatchewan 3. Concordia 4. Acadia 5. Waterloo 6. British Columbia 7. Mount Allison 8. Laval 9. Wilfrid Laurier 10. McMaster

2002 FINAL 1. SMU 2. McMaster 3. Manitoba 4. Ottawa 5. Laval 6. Regina 7. Saskatchewan 8. Western 9. Queen’s 10. Concordia

1999 FINAL 1. UBC 2. Saskatchewan 3. Laval 4. Wilfrid Laurier 5. Saint Mary’s 6. Waterloo 7. Western 8. Concordia 9. Acadia 10. McMaster

2003 FINAL 1. Saskatchewan 2. McMaster 3. Laval 4. Queen’s 5. SMU 6. Concordia 7. Wilfrid Laurier 8. Simon Fraser 9. Alberta 10. Regina

2005 FINAL 1. Laval 2. Saskatchewan 3. Wilfrid Laurier 4. Alberta 5. Montreal 6. Ottawa 7. Concordia 8. Western 9. Manitoba 10. Acadia

In 2005, the Golden Hawks hoisted the Vanier Cup for the second time in Laurier history.

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2000 FINAL 1. Laval 2. Saint Mary’s 3. Ottawa 4. McMaster 5. Wilfrid Laurier 6. Manitoba 7. Calgary 8. Western 9. Waterloo 10. McGill

2004 FINAL 1. Montreal 2. Wilfrid Laurier 3. Laval 4. McMaster 5. Alberta 6. Saskatchewan 7. Western 8. UBC 9. Acadia 10. SMU

2006 FINAL 1. Manitoba 2. Laval 3. Ottawa 4. Saskatchewan 5. Montreal 6. Concordia 7. Wilfrid Laurier 8. Western 9. Regina 10. Acadia


NAT I ONAL AWAR D S AN D H ONO U R S All Canadians

All Canadians

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

Mike McMahon ‘69 Paul Patterson ‘69 Terry Harvey ‘70 Ted Passmore ‘72 Rob Etherington ‘72 Wally Parker ‘72 Doug Smith ‘73 Rich Griffiths ‘74 Rich Ott ‘75 Gord Taylor ‘75 Paul Bennett ‘76 Mike Sitko ‘76 Jim Reid ‘77, ‘78 John Miller ‘77 Rich Payne ‘79, ‘80 Barry Quarrell ‘80 Alex Troop ‘83,‘84,‘85 Todd Turnbull ‘83 Ken Evraire ‘86, ‘87 Veron Stiliadis ‘87, ‘88 Brian Breckles ‘89 Bill Madden ‘89 Clive Tharby ‘90 Fred Grossman ‘91 Reinhardt Keller ‘91,‘92 Stefan Ptaszek ‘92,‘93,‘94 Pete Gisborn ‘93 Bill Kubas ‘93 Chris Redguard ‘95 Donnie Ruiz ‘98, ‘99, ‘00 Dino DiMarino ‘99 Andre Talbot ‘99, ‘00 Kojo Millington ‘99 Jamie Hitchen ‘00 Justin Praamsma ‘00 Justin Shakell ‘03 Ian Logan ‘04 ‘05 Ryan Pyear ‘05 Jesse Alexander ‘06 Andy Baechler ‘06 Yannick Carter ‘06

Kevin Holliday ‘86 Tim Purdy ‘87 Veron Stiliadis ‘87, ‘88 Mike Choma ‘87 Andy Cecchini ‘87, ‘88 Jon Graffi ‘88 Joe Nastasiuk ‘88 Brian Breckles ‘88 Bill Madden ‘88 Hugh Lawson ‘92 Lonny Taylor ‘93 Mike Chevers ‘94 Gerry Smith ‘95 Robbie Symons ‘96 Alan Ruby ‘98 Kevin Johnson ‘98 Kevin Taylor ‘00 Kojo Millington ‘00 Jeff Melis ‘03 Ryan Jeffrey ‘03, ‘04 Kevin MacNeill ‘03 Ryan Pyear ‘04 Conor Healey ‘04 Jesse Alexander ‘04 Nick Cameron ‘05 Brian Devlin ‘05 Brandon Keks ‘05 Jeff Smeaton ‘05 Scott Evans ‘06 Josh Maltin ‘06 Justin Phillips ‘06

CIS Defensive Player Richard Payne ‘80 CIAU/CIS Coach Dave Knight ‘72, ‘79 Rich Newbrough ‘91 Rick Zmich ‘95 Gary Jeffries ‘03 Russ Jackson Josh Alexander ‘01 CIS MVP Bill Kubas ‘94 CIS Rookie of the Year Jim Reid ‘76 Paul Nastasiuk ‘83 Bill Kubas ‘90 CIS Lineman Veron Stiliadis ‘88

East West Bowl Participants Derek Medler ‘03 Josh Alexander ‘03 Justin Shakell ‘03 Ian Logan ‘03 ‘04 Conor Healey ‘03 Andrew Agro ‘04 Bryon Hickey ‘04 Mitch Zappitelli ‘04 Ryan Pyear ‘05 Andrew Baechler ‘05 Joel Wright ‘05 Jesse Alexander ‘05 Yannick Carter ‘05 Dante Luciani ‘06 Ryan Lynch ‘06

Anthony Maggiacomo ‘06

Luke Pinder ‘06

Current CFL Players Corey Grant [Saskatchewan] Andre Talbot [Toronto] Ian Logan [Winnipeg] Justin Phillips [Calgary] Yannick Carter [Saskatchewan]

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P ROV I N C I AL AWAR D S AN D H ONO U R S 1st Team OUA All Star Doug Smith 1973 Gary Mueller 1973 1974 Fred McLean 1973 Gary Duffy 1973 Tom Balfe 1973 Rich Griffiths 1973 1974 Wally Parker 1973 Rob Etherington 1973 1974 Larry Uteck 1973 Chuck McMann 1974 1975 Rich Ott 1974 Gord Taylor 1974 1975 Ken Pelissero 1974 1975 Mike Warbick 1975 Paul Bennett 1976 Mike Sitko 1976 Larry Hale 1978 Rich Payne 1978 1979 Jerry Gulyes 1978 Bob Stacey 1978 1979 Phil Colwell 1978 Dave Yurinicich 1978 Rich Bellamy 1978 Larry Rygus 1978 1979 Jim Reid 1978 Jack Davis 1978 1979 Bob Yeomans 1979 Rod Connop 1981 Dave Cork 1981 Greg Newbrough 1981 Ian Dunbar 1981 Barry Quarrell 1981 Alex Troop 1983 1984 1985 Todd Turnbull 1983 Dave Waud 1983 Nolan Duke 1983 1984 Dave Shouldice 1983 Kris Keillor 1983 1984 Ken Evraire 1985 1986 1987 Kevin Holliday 1985 1986 David Lovegrove 1985 Veron Stiliadis 1985 1987 Dave Kohler 1986 Tim Purdy 1987 Rod Philp 1987 Bruce Martin 1987 Mike Choma 1987 Steve Rainey 1987 Andy Cecchini 1987 Rohan Dove 1987 Dan Compagnon 1990 Clive Tharby 1990 Reinhardt Keller 1991 1992 1993 Spiros Anastasakis 1991 Stefan Ptaszek 1991 1992 1993 1994 Fred Grossman 1991 Tim Bisci 1992 Hugh Lawson 1992 Peter Gisborn 1992 1993 Martin Peric 1993 Pat O’Leary 1993 Bill Kubas 1993 1994 Lonny Taylor 1993 1994 Mike Chevers 1994 Chris Redguard 1995

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1st Team OUA All Star Gerry Smith 1995 Rob Symons 1995 1996 Zach Treanor 1995 Alan Ruby 1998 1999 Daryl Tharby 1998 1999 Donnie Ruiz 1998 1999 2000 Rob Vickers 1998 Kevin Johnson 1998 1999 Kojo Millington 1999 2000 Dino DiMarino 1999 Andre Talbot 1999 2000 Justin Praamsma 2000 James Hitchen 2000 Kevin Taylor 2000 2001 Chad MacAvelia 2000 Rohan Thompson 2000 2002 Jeff Melis 2001 2003 Josh Alexander 2001 Justin Shakell 2002 2003 Ryan Jeffrey 2003 2004 Ian Logan 2003 2004 2005 2005 Kevin MacNeill 2003 Conor Healey 2004 Jesse Alexander 2004 2006 Andrew Baechler 2004 2006 Ryan Pyear 2004 2005 Brian Devlin 2005 Mitch Zappitelli 2005 Brandon Keks 2005 Nick Cameron 2005 Joel Wright 2005 Adrian Houwer 2005 Kyle Weston 2005 Jeff Smeaton 2005 Scott Evans 2006 Justin Phillips 2006 Yannick Carter 2006 Josh Maltin 2006

2nd Team OUA All Star Tony Wilson 1990 Hugh Lawson 1990 1991 John Tavares 1990 Brent Stucke 1990 Fred Grossman 1990 Bill Kubas 1990 1992 Martin Peric 1991 Glenn Ferguson 1991 1992 Tim Bisci 1991 Pat O’Leary 1991 1994 Jim Burkitt 1991 Spiros Anastasakis 1992 Lonny Taylor 1992 Dan Tosello 1993 Mark Ferguson 1993 1994 Andrew Scharschmidt 1993 Paul Dietrich 1994 Craig Sweeney 1994 Zach Treanor 1994 1996 1997 Paul Stoppenbrink 1994 Jeremy Rakowsky 1995 Rob Allan 1995 Wade Sergeantson 1995

2nd Team OUA All Star David Sguigna 1995 1996 Jason Gundy 1995 Kevin McDonald 1996 Harvey Stables 1996 Craig Mellow 1996 Rob Symons 1997 Kevin Taylor 1997 Mark-Miles Levine 1997 Jason Jacyno 1997 Scott O’Hara 1996 1998 Dino DiMarino 1998 Ed Becker 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Eric Schwab 1998 1999 Rob Vickers 1999 James Hitchen 1999 Tom Longhurst 1999 Justin Praamsma 1999 Adam Lane 1999 John Katsauoni 1999 Ed Palasz 2000 Alex Torrie 2001 Matt Babel 2001 Lee Cond 2001 Kevin MacNeill 2001 Ryan Jeffrey 2002 Josh Alexander 2002 2003 Derek Medler 2002 David Agro 2003 Mitch Zappitelli 2003 2004 Tony Bretney 2003 Andrew Agro 2004 Adrian Houwer 2004 Bryon Hickey 2004 Justin Phillips 2004 Andrew Baechler 2004 Gavin Cond 2004 Brian Devlin 2005 Yannick Carter 2005 Joel Wright 2005 David Montoya 2005 Kyle Weston 2006 Ryan Lynch 2006 Chris Mamo 2006 Luke Pinder 2006

OUA Defensive Player Rich Payne ‘80 Alex Troop ‘84 Clive Tharby ‘90 Fred Grossman ‘91 Donnie Ruiz ‘99 Jesse Alexander ‘06

OUA Coach of the Year Dave Knight ‘72,’79,’80 Rich Newbrough ‘85 Gary Jeffries ‘03 ‘04 ‘05

OUA MVP Jim Reid ‘77 Ken Evraire ‘87 Bill Kubas ‘91

OUA Rookie of the Year Jim Reid ‘76 Phil Colwell ‘77 Dave Shouldice ‘80 Kris Keillor ‘82 Paul Nastasiuk ‘83 Ken Evraire ‘85 Andy Cecchini ‘87 Bill Kubas ‘91 Corey Grant ‘95 John Katsaouni ‘99 Ryan Pyear ‘01

OUA Lineman John Miller ‘77 Veron Stiliadis ‘88 Reinhardt Keller ‘93 Kojo Millington ‘99 Ryan Jeffrey ‘04


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