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LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

FOOTBALL 2009 GAME DAY PROGRAM

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LA U R I ER FOOT B ALL

General Information Name: Wilfrid Laurier University Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Founded: 1911 Enrollment: 15,567 (full & part time) Stadium: Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium Capacity: 6,500 Playing Surface: Sportexe Nickname: Golden Hawks Mascot: ‘The Hawk’ Colours: Purple and Gold Conference: Ontario University Athletics

TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from Administration . 2 Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Player Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2009 OUA Opponents . . . . . . . 17 Head to Head Records . . . . . . 18 Awards and Honours . . . . . . . 22 2008 Regular Season Stats . . . . 25 Wilfrid Laurier is a member institution of:

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A D M I N I S TRAT I ON

MAX B LO U W , P RE S I D ENT Wilfrid Laurier University has many strong programs and traditions, but few have the wide-ranging impact of Golden Hawk football. We certainly have a tradition of success on the field — 10 provincial championships and two national titles. But it’s equally true that Golden Hawk football plays a significant role in the broader Laurier community. As I look forward to my third season as a Golden Hawk fan, I continue to be impressed by the special place that football holds in the hearts of our students, alumni, staff and faculty. Golden Hawk football is clearly a communal passion that binds past and present. This is important for an institution such as Laurier, which prides itself not only on academic excellence but also on its distinct sense of community. There are many factors that contribute

to Laurier’s winning formula, but it’s clear that Golden Hawk football provides a rallying point for students, alumni, staff and faculty to celebrate their shared experience. Our alumni and other supporters continue to be most generous, and for that you have my sincere thanks. Your contributions enable us to provide an exceptional experience for our studentathletes, an experience that is shared across the whole Laurier community. The 2009 season promises to be as exciting as ever. Once again we have a talented group of veterans and a strong crop of new players. I look forward to seeing many of you in the stands and at the events surrounding the games. Go Hawks Go!

Dr. Max Blouw President and Vice-Chancellor Wilfrid Laurier University

Peter Baxter, DirectoR The Golden Hawk Athletic and Recreation program continues to impress as just last year we saw several top performances by athletes including 48 OUA all-Stars and CIS all-Canadians, as well as teams capturing championships including four provincial banners and one national title last year. Despite the challenges of the economic times, Wilfrid Laurier still continues to invest in maintaining a strong athletic program. We will continue to look to new initiatives to help keep our programs as strong as they presently are. Affordable, Fun, Family Entertainment is what Golden Hawk Football offers. This year we have themed days at home games: September 19th Battle of Waterloo honouring staff & faculty at Laurier. October 3rd vs. Ottawa Gee Gees marks our annual Homecoming event. October 10th highlights ‘Our Future Stars’ showcasing amateur & high school football in Waterloo Region and October 24th celebrates the 2

contributions of police, fire fighters, emergency service workers as well as armed forces personnel with the theme of ‘Those Heroes that Serve’. This year a new revitalized alumni and friends booster club, ‘The Laurier Football Club’ raised the bar for fan pregame activities. Starting at 11:00 a.m. ‘Hawk Town’, located in the backyard of 79 Seagram drive, otherwise known as the Football house, will be the Hawk gathering place for friends and alumni to have a BBQ lunch, drinks, entertainment and great conversation. Go to www.laurierfootballclub.com to get your membership to the Laurier Football Club to participate in this program. All proceeds support our Golden Hawk Football team. Enjoy what will be a promising season for the Golden Hawk football team where Coach Jeffries has once again recruited and developed his team to compete for the 2009 Yates Cup. We look forward to seeing you this season at the pre-game festivities as well as in the stands.

Thanks for your continued support of the Golden Hawk football program and Go Hawks!

Peter Baxter M.A. Director of Athletics & Recreation Wilfrid Laurier University


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S EA S ON P RE V I E W

RELOADING IN 2009 The 2009 edition of the Golden Hawks will be more experienced than the one that finished the season last year at TD Waterhouse Stadium against the Western Mustangs. In 2008, the Golden Hawks started the season 1-2 with a one point victory over the Guelph Gryphons and losses to Western and Queen’s. After Laurier’s first backto-back losses since 2002, the team reeled off five straight wins to finish third in the OUA and earn a quarter-final appearance. The team hosted the McMaster Maurauders and shutout the visitors 29-0 to advance. In the provincial semifinal the purple and gold fell short with a 25 point come-back bid in the second half to lose 36-28 to the Mustangs. This marked the second time in as many years in which the Hawks season ended in the OUA semifinal. Despite the early playoff exit, Laurier earned seven provincial all-stars including first-year standouts Shamawd Chambers and Courtney Stephen. The team also dressed 11 first-year players and had five of them starting by the end of the season.

Quarterbacks Third year quarterback Luke Thompson will take over the reins of the Laurier offence after earning the starting job last season. The communications major earned the team’s MVP award last year after throwing for 1,686 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also showed how mobile he can be by ending the season second in rushing with 364 yards. Thompson will be backed up by second year Evan Pawliuk, who has a strong arm and speed.

Running Backs In the backfield this year look for running back Mike Montoya to carry the mail for the Golden Hawks. The fourth year economics major has put in a lot of off-season work and intends to make an impact on the running game. He will be backed up by Jim Martyniuk, who started his tenure with the Golden Hawks on the defence and then switched to offence last year. Also dressing in the backfield will be Josh Pirie, who had a solid camp and made an impression with some good runs against Concordia Laurier has continued to use the expression “reload not in the preseason scrimmage. rebuild”, and has done so this season, bringing in several highly sought after recruits. The first-year players combined Receivers with the experience earned last year by the balance of the ath- Laurier’s receiving corps has its top two players returning letes will make the Hawks a team to watch all season long. in Josh Bishop and Shamawd Chambers who combined for This year Laurier faces a more balanced schedule but starts off 1,028 yards last season and 11 touchdowns. Also back are with three of their first four games on the road. Dillon Heap and Saxon Lindsey who will continue to make an impact. Look for Team Canada standout Alex Anthony to OFFENCE challenge for playing time. The offensive unit for the 2009 Golden Hawks arrives with notable losses in the backfield, offensive line and receiving Offensive Line corps. Running back Ryan Lynch and quarterback Ian Noble After losing the majority of starting offensive lineman last have graduated along with former JP Metras trophy winner, season, Laurier returns the majority of its starters, losing lineman Scott Evans and receivers BJ Malott and Troy Leach. only Scott Evans. Adam Bestard and Wayne Brock will take Returning players include Winnipeg Blue Bomber draft picks leadership roles, as well as returning fifth year guard Andrew full-back Peter Quinney and offenDietrich. To replace the former Metras sive lineman Adam Bestard, quarterTrophy winner, the Hawks recruited back Luke Thompson as well as all-star Michael Knill, formerly of the Michreceiver Shamawd Chambers. igan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans. Jordan Cozzi, Donnie McKenEntering his fourth season as offensive zie and Giancarlo Masciarelli will also coordinator, former Laurier star quarterreprise their roles. back Ryan Pyear will look to build on last season’s achievements. After leading the DEFENCE Golden Hawk offence to two seasons of The 2009 edition of the Golden Hawks over 30 points per game, last season the defence only lost two starters from last Hawks dipped just below the 30 point season in defensive tackle Joe Labenski mark with a 29.3 average. The focus this and linebacker Luke Pinder. The defence season will be to develop the running held opponents to 23.9 points per game game and integrate the first-year players last season and will look to improve into the system. on that this year. With the return of the majority of the Hawks veterans, includ4


ing all-stars Taurean Allen, Courtney Stephen and Gian- Taurean Allen as well as Jordan Van Horn and Shane Herbert, carlo Rapanaro, Laurier will be fielding one of their deepest the Laurier secondary should be one of the team’s strongest defences since 2005. units. Also, team rookie of the year Courtney Stephen will be returning at the safety position. Defensive Line This season the Hawks return all their starters but Joe Laben- SPECIAL TEAMS ski. Defensive ends Kyle Ardill and Chima Ihekwoaba will Despite the losses of Troy Leach and BJ Malott, special teams continue to lead this unit as both have participated in the should be a strong part of the 2009 edition of the Golden East-West bowl and have many games under their belts. Ihek- Hawks. Specials will once again be led by fifth year punter woaba also led all linemen with 2.5 sacks last season which Chris Mamo, while returning duties will be determined was good for third on the team. Also look for veterans Steve throughout camp. Cormack and Paul Hancock to provide a steadying influence on the squad. Kicking Game This season Chris Mamo will be the Golden Hawks punter, Linebackers while first year running back Rashad La Touche will take over With the loss of the team’s leading kicking duties. La Touche claimed the tackler in Luke Pinder, the linebackOVFL championship with his Toronto ers have some large shoes to fill. The Thunder this past season. Last year corps will be led by provincial all-star Mamo averaged 41.82 yards per punt Giancarlo Rapanaro and Luke Bendus. and earned an OUA all-star award. Rapanaro was fourth on the team in tackles last season with 34 (26 solo, 16 Return Game assisted). Sophomore Mitchell Bosch, The Golden Hawk return game will be who was second on the Hawks last in good hands as it returns its two top year in tackles, will be asked to fill a players. The return of Dillon Heap, who larger role this year. Look for first year racked up 305 yards on 33 punt returns Nick Sapone to challenge for playing in just five games played, will play a time. key role in the fortunes of the return game. Also, the Golden Hawks strong Defensive Backs recruiting class will undoubtedly be a The Golden Hawk defensive backs factor on special teams’ this year. return their entire starting roster from last season. Led by all-star corner

DON’T MISS ANY OF THE ACTION New for 2009 is an exciting ticket program which encourages Also available are family packs which allows admission for multiple visits by individuals or families to see our Golden four family members: two parents and two children to any of Hawk football program. our regular season home games for only $20. Multi-game packs are now available at prices of $20 for adults Finally, a season’s pass is available for $50 and includes a and $15 for high-school and university students. Get a single ticket to all regular season games as well as all Golden Hawk admission to two different games by making your purchase basketball, volleyball and hockey regular season games. at one time with this ticket package. For more information visit the box office at the University Stadium or visit us online at www.laurierathletics.com

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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 32nd 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 two 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 Tiger-Cats 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 Laurier as an assistant football coach and recreation director. From 1984-1988 Jeffries was also the women’s basketball coach at Laurier. 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 31 football seasons at Laurier, with 19 as Defensive Coordinator. He was named the interim head coach midway through the ’02 season and was named the full-

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R o n Va n M o e r k e r k e J O S H ALEXAN D ER DEFENSIVE CoordinatoR

Special Teams CoordinatoR

Ryan Pyear enters his fourth 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 eleventh 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 daughter Grace and son Austin in West Montrose.

Alexander began his coaching career in the city leagues at age fifteen and won an OVFL Jr. Championship with the Twin City Predators in 2001, where he was the Defensive Coordinator. He played for the Golden Hawks from 1999 to 2003, and in this time was an all-star defensive lineman and Russ Jackson Award winner. After graduating, Alexander accepted a position as a graduate assistant coach at Mississippi College in Jackson, MS. where he was the offensive ;ine and tight ends coach. During this time, he attended Mississippi College where he obtained his Masters in Business Education. Upon completion, he entered the U.S. high school football scene as the linebackers coach and special teams Coordinator for Mary G. Montgomery High School, a 6A program in Mobile, Alabama. Coach Alexander returned to Canada and Laurier in 2007, joining the coaching staff as the offensive line coach. The 2008 season will be his 13th season walking the sidelines and he will start his second year as Special Teams coordinator for the Hawks. Coach Alexander is happily married to the love of his life, Monica, who is also a Laurier Alum. They have a wonderful son, Noah, who will celebrate his second birthday on September 12, 2009.

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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 51-12-1 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 Laurier (both football and basketball), and his passion for Laurier sport remains undying. Gary has four children, Jonathan, Jodie, Jaime, and Ryan, grandchildren.


A S S I S TANT C OAC H E S & S U P P ORT S TAFF JESSE ALEXANDER

TOM ARNOTT

Blaine Beck

dan bovair

dwayne cameron

Assistant Linebackers Coach and Defensive Scout Team Coach

Assistant Offensive Line Coach

Defensive Line Coach

Defensive Backs Coach

Strength and Conditioning and Defensive Backs Coach

BOB CLAPPERTON

PAT CRABBE

steve frake

maki katsube

BRENT MCFARLANE

Receivers Coach

Recruiting Coordinator and Scout Team Coach

Receivers Coach

Assistant Running Backs Coach

Speed Agility and Conditioning Coach

BILL MORRISON

rod philp

BARRY PYEAR

Assistant Defensive Line Coach

Quarterback Coach

Running Back Coach

chuck classen

ANTHONY pICKETT

Equipment Staff

Equipment Assistant

chUCK THOMPSON ROhan Thompson

Speed Agility and Conditioning Coach

Scout Team Coach

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S U P P ORT S TAFF TERESA HUSSEY

kerry martin

KRISTEN GROHS

LUCAS TOPOLIE

Kylie Ford

Athletic Therapist

Technical Staff

Video Staff

Video Staff

Stats Assistant

AnDREA CROSS

katie sheridan

Training Staff

Training Staff

KARLI CAMPBELL

ANNA MORGAN

Training Staff

Training Staff

amanda stavropolous april vandebeek

Administrative Assistant

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Recruit Ambassador


I D ENT I F I C AT I ON C OAC H E S PETER BILLINGSLEY

BRIAN CANTON

LYNN COND

CLARKE EADY

Roger macleod

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Sault Ste. Marie Region lynncond@hotmail.com

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

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

KYLE PHILLIPS

DAVE ROBERTSON

MARK WILSON

DON WILSON

Kitchener-Waterloo Region 519-573-8022 ky_phillips@hotmail.com

Ottawa Region 613-278-2183

Haldiman County Ottawa Region 905-772-5850 613-526-3748 mark_wilson@wsib.on.ca don.marg.wilson@hotmail.com

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P LAY ER G ALLERY

Kellen Aiken LB Guelph, Ont. CGEP Vanier College Arts

Samuel Aird LB Ancaster, Ont. Ancaster HS English

Alex Anthony REC Victoria, B.C. Mount Douglas SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Keegan Alexander LB London, Ont. St. Thomas Aquinas Fin. Math

Taurean Allen CB Etobicoke, Ont. Applewood Heights SS Comm. Std.

Colin Andrews RB Hanover, Ont. John Diefenbaker SS Comm. Std.

Kyle Ardill DL Mississauga, Ont. Lorne Park SS Sociology

Spencer Bateman OL Queensville, Ont. Huron Heights SS Business

Luke Bendus LB Cambridge, Ont. Galt CI Psychology

Anton Bennett RB Toronto, Ont. St. Andrews College Comm. Std.

Adam Bestard OL Sarnia, Ont. NCIVS History

Daniel Bishop LB Mississauga, Ont. Loyola CSS Comm. Std.

Josh Bishop REC Mississauga, Ont. Loyola CSS Comm. Std.

Zachary Booth QB Peterborough, Ont. St. Marys CSS Business

Gregory Borovilos OL Waterloo, Ont. Sir John A. MacDonald SS Business

Mitchell Bosch LB Langley, B.C. Holy Cross HS Arts

Reed Bracken DB Kingston, Ont. Frontenac SS Business

Michael Braiden REC London, Ont. South SS Business

Jeremy Brecevic DL London, Ont. St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Business

Wayne Brock OL Markham, Ont. Markham HS Geography

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Alexander Brouwers DL Campbellford, Ont. St. Marys SS Cobourg Arts

Troy Burey REC Toronto, Ont. Newtonbrook SS Psychology

Shane Burns DB Burlington, Ont. Assumption Catholic SS Comm. Std.

Shamawd Chambers REC Markham, Ont. Markham DHS Arts

Stephen Cormack DL Waterloo, Ont. St. David CSS History

Jordan Cozzi OL Hamilton, Ont. St. Thomas More CSS History

Dan Daigle QB Stoney Creek, Ont. Saltfleet SS Business

Michael Decicco OL London, Ont. St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Other

Isaac Dell FB Niagara Falls, Ont. Stamford Collegiate Kin/Phys. Ed.

Andrew Dietrich OL Waterloo, Ont. Kitchener CI Comm. Std.

Gregory Dix LB Paris, Ont. North Park SS Sociology

Richard Elliott DB Toronto, Ont. Preston HS Arts

Jeff Emberley REC Oakville, Ont. St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Steven Fantham QB London, Ont. AB Lucas SS Business

Shaun Fitzpatrick DL Oakville, Ont. St. Thomas Aquinas HS Sociology

Ethan Fournier LB Ilderton, Ont. Medway HS Sociology

Drew Galpin LB Kitchener, Ont. Forest Heights CI Kin/Phys. Ed.

Christopher Graham Thomas Griffiths OL DL Mississauga, Ont. Richmond Hill, Ont. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel SS Alexander Mackenzie HS English Business

Paul Hancock DL Cochrane, Alta. Cochrane HS Geography


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Mark Harris DB Kitchener, Ont. Resurrection CSS Geography

Nathan Hawkes K/P Kitchener, Ont. Preston HS Psychology

Dustin Hayman DB Toronto, Ont. Leaside HS Comm. Std.

Dillon Heap WR Waterloo, Ont. Waterloo CI Business

Alexander Heffernan LB Markham, Ont. Brother Andre CHS Philosophy

Shane Herbert CB Ajax, Ont. Pickering HS Sociology

Adam Hofstetter OL Fort Myers, Fl. Cypress Lake HS Arts

Graeme Holdsworth QB Kitchener, Ont. Forest Heights CI Arts

Cory Hudson DB Oakville, Ont. Lorne Park SS Enviro Std.

Chima Ihekwoaba DL Burlington, Ont. Notre Dame Burlington Comm. Std.

Ben Ivany DL Schomberg, Ont. King City SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Russ Jirgens REC Burlington, Ont. Nelson HS Sociology

Eric Johnson LB Pickering, Ont. Dunbarton HS Sociology

Julius Jones-Carter RB Brampton, Ont. Turner Fenton SS Psychology

Michael Knill OL Rochester Hills, MI. Rochester Adams MBA

George Kourtesiotis DL Toronto, Ont. East York CI Arts

Kwasi Kwajah FB Hamilton, Ont. St. Jean de Brebeuf CSS Sociology

Rashad La Touche RB/K Whitby, Ont. Donald A Wilson SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Matthew Lilja OL Waterloo, Ont. Resurrection CSS Business

Jesse Lindsey DB Markham, Ont. Markham District HS Arts

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Vince Luciani FB Oakville, Ont. Berkshire Prep Comm. Std.

Derrick MacDonald DL Bancroft, Ont. North Hastings HS Arts

Giancarlo Masciarelli OL Stouffville, Ont. Brother Andre CHS Business

Scott McCahill FS Kingston, Ont. Frontenac SS Business

Peter Mcdougall DB Oshawa, Ont. Eastdale CVI Arts

Michael Montoya RB Burlington, Ont. Notre Dame Burlington Economics

Carlos Naranjo DB Whitby, Ont. Donald A. Wilson SS Arts

Sean O’Brien RB Kitchener, Ont. Resurrection CSS History

Felix Odum REC Pickering, Ont. Dunbarton SS Psychology

Sydney Odum LB Pickering, Ont. Dunbarton SS Arts

Josh Pirie RB Cambridge, Ont. Jacob Hespeler SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Peter Quinney FB Belleville, Ont. Centennial SS Other

Giancarlo Rapanaro LB Niagara Falls, Ont. Saint Paul SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Saxon Lindsey REC Markham, Ont. Markham District HS Sociology

Evan Pawliuk QB Kingston, Ont. Holy Cross CSS Business

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Wylie Phillips RB North Bay, Ont. Widdifield SS Kin/Phys. Ed.

Chris Mamo K/P London, Ont. Lucas SS Sociology

Donnie McKenzie OL Georgetown, Ont. GDHS Economics

Jim Martyniuk RB Burlington, Ont. Nelson HS Comm. Std.

Wayne Montgomery DL Waterloo, Ont. Waterloo CI Geography


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Simon Ryder-Burbidge LB Kingston, Ont. Frontenac SS Arts

Alex Sanchez REC Toronto, Ont. Richview C.I Poli Sci

Nick Sapone LB Richmond Hill, Ont. Richmond Hill HS English

Jordan Schaus LB Waterloo, Ont. Waterloo CI History

Drew Silverstein OL Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener Waterloo CI Math

Daniel Smith RB Toronto, Ont. East York CI Arts

Courtney Stephen FS Brampton, Ont. Turner Fenton SS Comm. Std.

Ryan Thompson REC Scarborough, Ont. Pickering HS Sociology

Luke Thompson QB London, Ont. Mother Teresa Comm. Std.

Spencer Troop DL Georgetown, Ont. Georgetown DHS Enviro Std.

Travis Vaughan REC Almonte, Ont. Almonte DHS Comm. Std.

Remone Whitley CB Mississauga, Ont. St Marcellinus SS Comm. Std.

Delbert Williams DL Brampton, Ont. St. Marguerite d’Youville CSS Comm. Std.

Andrew Zadorsky LB London, Ont. Catholic Central HS Business

Jordan Van Horn DB Burlington, Ont. Assumption English

Paul Hancock 2009 TEAM CAPTAINS Taurean Allen Kyle Ardill Adam Bestard

Peter Quinney Steve Cormack Giancarlo Rapanaro

Luke Thompson Wayne Brock Chris Mamo

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2 0 0 9 O U A O P P ONENT S September 7th – Laurier at Toronto, 7:00pm Head Coach: Greg DeLaval 2008 Record: 2-6 (8th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Toronto: 27-12 Current Streak: Laurier 10 wins, did not compete last season Outlook for 2009: The Toronto Varsity Blues finally broke their national record 49-game losing streak with two wins thanks to a large veteran presence in 2008, but their quarterback, top two rushers and receivers all graduated along with most of their offensive line. For the coming year the defence will be expected to tow the line for the first few games as the offence works their new weapons in at the skill positions. Scott Smith, who was a linebacker selected for the East-West Bowl, as well as Matt Morris and second year defensive lineman Lincoln Bryan will be important pieces in improving on a seventh ranked defence with the OUA last year. Quote from Head Coach: “We’ve got a lot of good players doing a lot of good things out here,” said DeLaval. “The intensity level amongst the players is high, which is great because we have a lot to work on as we prepare for the upcoming season. We lost some key players on offence and a lot of veteran leadership but I’m confident that our recruits and younger players can respond to the challenges they’ll face.” September 12 – Laurier at Western, 1:00pm Head Coach: Greg Marshall 2008 Record: 7-1 (2nd in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Western: 21-37-1 Current Streak: Western 2 wins Outlook for 2009: The Western Mustangs had a tremendous 2008 season, winning all but one of their regular season games and starting the year with a huge 22-point comeback victory over Ottawa. Western defeated Laurier in the semifinals before winning the Yates Cup over Ottawa. The Mustangs rode their success all the way into the Vanier Cup final before falling to the eventual national champion Laval. This year all-star quarterback Michael Faulds returns for a fifth year to lead an already impressive offence that added even more skill with running back Da’Shawn Thomas and graduate student Joshua Svec at wideout. Last year Western had ten all-stars and three all-Canadians, and returns 15 starters on both offence and defence. Quote from Head Coach: “The loss of Vaughn Martin leaves a big hole,” Marshall said. “Truthfully we don’t have a lot of depth at the defensive end spot. We may have to move some guys out there and try them out there and see (what happens). We’ll be tested at this position right away this season. We have two quarterbacks in Week 1 and Week 2 who can run with (Brad) Sinopoli in Ottawa and Luke Thompson with Laurier. We have to contain them or it’s gonna be a long day.”

October 3 – Ottawa vs. Laurier (Homecoming), 1:00pm Head Coach: Denis Piché 2008 Record: 4-4 (5th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Ottawa: 10-10-1 Current Streak: Laurier 1 win Outlook for 2009: This season will be one of transition after an up and down year on the field. Ottawa suffered an injury plagued year leading to a .500 record before going on a spoiler run on the road in the playoffs. Led by all-time leading passer in OUA history Josh Sacobie, the Gee Gees beat Guelph and then handily defeated previously unbeaten Queen’s by ten points. Ottawa couldn’t keep the drive going as they lost at Western in the Yates Cup final. Not only will the passer be new, but Brad Sinopoli will have an almost entirely different receiving corps save for the returning Cyril Adjeity. The Gees Gee’s have the skills to be a very talented offence; depending on how quickly the team can gel in the upcoming season. Quote from Head Coach: “We will see how well our development program has prepared some of these young men…it is exciting. There will be new guys in different roles … It is our job to get these guys going.” October 10 – Windsor vs. Laurier, 1:00pm Head Coach: Mike Morencie 2008 Record: 3-5 (7th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Windsor: 33-11-2 Current Streak: Laurier 2 wins Outlook for 2009: Last year was a true freshman season for quarterback Sam Malian who now carries the offensive load after record-setting running back Daryl Stephenson graduated. Malian connected for ten touchdowns compared to only five interceptions in a season that saw Windsor go 3-5 and just miss the playoffs with a loss in the final game of the year to McMaster. The defence will return ten starters as it looks to improve from being ranked 8th in the OUA. That side of the ball will be led by linebacker Chris Arquette who had a spot in the East-West Bowl and will try to help the team get better at stopping the ground attack in order to compete for a playoff spot. Quote from Head Coach: “We return seven players on offense and 10 players on defense for the 2009 season. The strength of our offense going into camp appears to be our offensive line with over 100 total career starts amongst the five starters. Sam Malian returns at quarterback and great things are expected of him. The defense will be veteran with the secondary being a much improved unit. In 2008 a number of freshmen played and gained valuable experience and that short term pain should turn into long term gain in 2009.”

September 19 – Waterloo vs. Laurier, 1:00pm Head Coach: Dennis McPhee 2008 Record: 2-6 (9th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Waterloo: 36-14-1 Current Streak: Laurier 6 wins Outlook for 2009: The Warriors are looking to build on their improvements in 2008 and get back into playoff contention. The offence started to click last season and picked up 90 yards more per game then the previous year. Waterloo’s defence featured the OUA rookie of the year in linebacker Jordan Verdone, who will need to lead the development of the defensive corps now that the starters have another year under their belts. The Warriors have great potential at their skill positions and after returning 19 starters can hope to make the turn from youthful raw talent to veteran experience. Two of those returning players, Fourth year quarterback Evan Martin and fifth year veteran wide receiver Sean Cowie, will have a harder time connecting now that outside threat Josh Svec has transferred to Western. Quote from Head Coach: “There is an expectation every year to get better. There is a high level of commitment to play here at Waterloo. We are closer to raising the level of excellence athletically to the level of the University of Waterloo academically. It is a privilege not a right to play Warrior Football.”

October 17 – Laurier at Guelph, 1:00pm Head Coach: Kyle Walters 2008 Record: 4-4 (4th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Guelph: 36-13 Current Streak: Laurier 1 win Outlook for 2009: The Gryphons lost three games by a total of eight points last year leading to an exit in the first round of the playoffs. While the team had the third best point differential, the defence gave up over 600 yards in three games. The running game was second in the country and sees veteran back Nick Fitzgibbon return along with fifth year quarterback Justin Dunk. Guelph will have to cut back on penalties too after being the second most penalized team in the league. With another year of experience the core of the team looks ready to step up and improve on last year’s even record in the regular season. Quote from Head Coach: “This is the foundation for a very strong recruiting class. A lot of these players will be expected to contribute early in their careers. This is a group of young men who are excited to be Gryphons, but more importantly will represent the University of Guelph as student athletes over the next four years. Last season our defence was young and they gained valuable experience and I expect the benefits to be seen this season. I think our defence will be tougher against the run and athletic in the secondary to cover the oppositions receivers”

September 26 – Laurier at McMaster, 1:00pm Head Coach: Stefan Ptaszek 2008 Record: 4-4 (6th in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. McMaster: 41-12-1 Current Streak: Laurier 6 wins Outlook for 2009: The Marauders put on a late charge in the secondhalf of last season to make it into the playoffs after starting 0-3. While they did show spurts of offensive talent, McMaster is looking to become more of a threat to score and put their shutout loss in the playoffs to Laurier firmly in the past. The potential for a rebound year in 2009 is strong as they are returning 17 starters including the entire offensive and defensive lines as well as quarterback Ryan Fantham and slotback Kevin D’Hollander. Where the Marauders will surely be tested is their pass defence, which sees only five experienced DBs in their secondary. Ultimately how they play against other middle of the pack opponents will determine if McMaster can get back into the top four in the OUA. Quote from Head Coach: “I am optimistic about the season. We have a solid group of returning players, coupled with an outstanding recruiting class. I am really looking forward to getting on the field.”

October 24 – Queen’s vs. Laurier, 1:00pm Head Coach: Pat Sheahan 2008 Record: 8-0 (1st in the OUA) Laurier All-Time Record vs. Queen’s: 5-5 Current Streak: Queen’s 1 win Outlook for 2009: A perfect season for the first time in 20 years, the nation’s defensive player of the year and coach of the year all contributed to an incredible season for Queen’s, until the playoffs. Boasting the most balanced team on offence in the country the only problem came when injuries to running back Mike Griffin and defensive player of the year Thaine Carter crippled the Gaels in their home loss to Ottawa in the provincial semifinal. The upcoming season will see the core remain intact; giving the Gaels the ability to put up some points, but it will be a torch-passing year on the defensive side of the ball. The front seven will have three new starters with Shomari Williams, a transfer from the University of Houston, being the most anticipated roster addition for Queen’s. Quote from Head Coach: “Guys are coming back with resolve and we have a nucleus of veterans who will have last year in mind.”

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W L U V ER S U S O P P ONENT S VERSUS OUA

Acadia

Playoffs: 1-0

Guelph

Regular Season: 33-11 Playoffs: 3-2 Overall: 34-13

(0.750) (0.600) (0.723)

(1.000) Alberta

Playoffs: 0-1

(0.000) Bishops

McMaster

Regular Season: 36-9-1 Playoffs: 5-3 Overall: 41-12-1

(0.793) (0.625) (0.768)

Regular Season: 1-0 Carleton

Regular Season: 4-1-1

Ottawa

Regular Season: 6-9-1 Playoffs: 4-1 Overall: 10-10-1

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

(0.428) (0.667) (0.500)

Regular Season: 4-1

(0.800) Laval

Playoffs: 0-1

Toronto

(0.000) Montreal

(0.676) (0.800) (0.692)

Waterloo

Regular Season: 33-10-1 Playoffs: 3-4 Overall: 36-14-1

(0.800) (1.000) (0.833) Laurentian

Queen’s

Regular Season: 23-11 Playoffs: 4-1 Overall: 27-12

Regular Season: 1-0 Mount Allison

(1.000) Royal Military College

Regular Season: 5-0

Western

(0.341) (0.388) (0.368)

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Regular Season: 3-0-1

(0.744) (0.667) (0.739)

(0.000) Saint Mary’s

Playoffs: 2-1

(0.667) Saskatchewan

Playoffs: 1-0 (0.861) (1.000) (0.864)

(1.000)

Saint Francis Xavier

Playoffs: 0-1

York

Regular Season: 31-5 Playoffs: 1-0 Overall: 32-5

(1.000) Ryerson

Windsor

Regular Season: 31-10-2 Playoffs: 2-1 Overall: 33-11-2

(1.000)

Playoffs: 1-0 (0.761) (0.429) (0.715)

Regular Season: 14-26-0-1 Playoffs: 7-11 Overall: 21-37-0-1

(0.800)

Concordia

(0.406) (0.800) (0.500)

Regular Season: 3-4 Playoffs: 2-1 Overall: 5-5

(1.000)

(1.000) British Columbia

Playoffs: 0-2

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H ALL OF FAME

PAIR OF FOOTBALL LINEMEN ENTER THE The annual Golden Hawk Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on October 2nd, 2009 and this year’s induction group includes two football alumni. Justin Shakell and James Hitchen will both be added to the elite group of what will now be 38 football players. Being inducted along side Shakell and Hitchen are Alison Goodman (hockey/soccer), Kate Jackson (rugby), Cathy Ingalls (volleyball) and alum Bill Ballard as a builder. In addition to the individuals the 199899 women’s hockey team will become the 14th roster to be inducted. Justin Shakell (#91) arrived at Laurier as a well-rounded multi-sport athlete who had been sought after by countless schools in the OUA to play defensive lineman

for their football programs. Justin dressed every game during his freshman year and was one of the building blocks behind three Yates Cup appearances during his fiveyear career. On the defensive side of the ball his impact was felt in many ways. Justin was second on the team with three sacks that year and his locker room presence and leadership continued to grow earning him the 2001 team Most Valuable Player award. The following season he was recognized for his performance as an OUA first team all-star. In his final year Justin was a team captain and through his strong performance that


H ALL OF FAME

2009 GOLDEN HAWK HALL OF FAME season he earned both OUA first team all-star and CIS first team all-Canadian honours as well as his second Laurier football Most Valuable Player award. James Hitchen (#65) excelled as an offensive lineman with the Golden Hawks football program for four years. James came in and worked hard in training camp, earning a starting position during his freshman year. He would go on to maintain this position throughout his entire career. His efforts on the offensive line earned him the Laurier football Rookie of the Year award in 1997. In his third season, James was named an OUA second team all-star and helped Laurier reach the Yates Cup for the first time in four years. His final season was in 2000 and James was named one of the team’s captains. In the same year, the Golden Hawks again made it to the Yates Cup and James’ superb play not only earned him an OUA first team all-star award but he was also named a CIS first team all-Canadian. James continued to work with the Laurier Football program as Offensive Line Assistant Coach from 2003-2005, finally winning both the Yates Cup and the Vanier Cup in 2005.

“These individuals achieved excellence, whether it was through academics, athletics or contributing to others,” said Peter Baxter, Wilfrid Laurier’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. “As inductees to the Hall of Fame, they are now part of an elite group known as Golden Hawk history makers.” To view the members of the Golden Hawk Hall of Fame or to purchase tickets to the event visit us online at www. laurierathletics.com/halloffame

Football in the Golden Hawk Hall of Fame Wayne Allison Tim Bisci Brian Breckles Gary Brohman Andy Cecchini Rob Etherington Ken Evraire Ted Favot Peter Gisborn John Glassford Jon Graffi Fred Grossman Jerry Gulyes Terry Harvey Reinhardt Kellar Dave Knetchel John Kruspe Bill Kubas

1993 2003 2002 1996 1996 1988 1993 1986 2001 1991 2005 1996 1992 1999 1998 1987 1986 1999

Bill Madden 2007 Paul Markle 1993 Fred McLean 1992 Mike McMahon 1987 Chuck McMann 1991 Kojo Millington 2007 Joe Nastasiuk 1994 Paul Nastasiuk 2000 Rich Ott 1991 Wally Parker 2002 Ted Passmore 1989 Rich Payne 1989 Rod Philp 1994 Stefan Ptaszek 1999 Jim Randle 1987 Jim Reid 1986 Donnie Ruiz 2006 Rohan Thompson 2008

1966 Team 1968 Team 1973 Team

1996 1998 1999

1978 Team 1987 Team 1991 Team

2006 2007 2001

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

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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 James Hitchen ‘00 Justin Praamsma ‘00 Justin Shakell ‘03 Ian Logan ‘04 ‘05 Ryan Pyear ‘05 Jesse Alexander ‘06 Andy Baechler ‘06 Yannick Carter ‘06 Scott Evans ‘07

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, ‘08 Josh Maltin ‘06 Justin Phillips ‘06 Tauren Allen ‘07 Anthony Maggiacomo ‘07

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 Scott Evans ‘07

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 Ian Noble ‘07 Peter Quinney ‘07 Adam Bestard ‘07 Kyle Ardill ‘07 Josh Bishop ‘08 Chima Ihekwoaba ‘08 Giancarlo Rapanaro ‘08 Taurean Allen ‘08 Current CFL Players

Corey Grant [Hamilton] Andre Talbot [Toronto] Ian Logan [Winnipeg] Justin Phillips [Calgary] Yannick Carter [Hamilton] Joel Wright [Montreal]


P ROV I N C I AL AWAR D S AN D H ONO U R S 1st Team OUA All Star Doug Smith ‘73 Gary Mueller ‘73, ‘74 Fred McLean ‘73 Gary Duffy ‘73 Tom Balfe ‘73 Rich Griffiths ‘73, ‘74 Wally Parker ‘73 Rob Etherington ‘73, ‘74 Larry Uteck ‘73 Chuck McMann ‘74, ‘75 Rich Ott ‘74 Gord Taylor ‘74, ‘75 Ken Pelissero ‘74, ‘75 Mike Warbick ‘75 Paul Bennett ‘76 Mike Sitko ‘76 Larry Hale ‘78 Rich Payne ‘78, ‘79 Jerry Gulyes ‘78 Bob Stacey ‘78, ‘79 Phil Colwell ‘78 Dave Yurinicich ‘78 Rich Bellamy ‘78 Larry Rygus ‘78, ‘79 Jim Reid ‘78 Jack Davis ‘78, ‘79 Ian Troop ‘79 Bob Yeomans ‘79 Rod Connop ‘81 Dave Cork ‘81 Greg Newbrough ‘81 Ian Dunbar ‘81 Barry Quarrell ‘81 Alex Troop ‘83, ‘84, ‘85 Todd Turnbull ‘83 Dave Waud ‘83 Nolan Duke ‘83, ‘84 Dave Shouldice ‘83 Kris Keillor ‘83, ‘84 Ken Evraire ‘85, ‘86, ‘87 Kevin Holliday ‘85, ‘86 David Lovegrove ‘85 Veron Stiliadis ‘85, ‘87 Dave Kohler ‘86 Tim Purdy ‘87 Rod Philp ‘87 Bruce Martin ‘87 Mike Choma ‘87 Steve Rainey ‘87 Andy Cecchini ‘87 Rohan Dove ‘87 Dan Compagnon ‘90 Clive Tharby ‘90 Reinhardt Keller ‘91, ‘92, ‘93 Spiros Anastasakis ‘91 Stefan Ptaszek ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94 Fred Grossman ‘91 Tim Bisci ‘92 Hugh Lawson ‘92 Peter Gisborn ‘92, ‘93 Martin Peric ‘93 Pat O’Leary ‘93 Bill Kubas ‘93, ‘94 Lonny Taylor ‘93, ‘94 Mike Chevers ‘94 Chris Redguard ‘95

1st Team OUA All Star Gerry Smith ‘95 Rob Symons ‘95, ‘96 Zach Treanor ‘95 Alan Ruby ‘98, ‘99 Daryl Tharby ‘98, ‘99 Donnie Ruiz ‘98, ‘99, ‘00 Rob Vickers ‘98 Kevin Johnson ‘98, ‘99 Kojo Millington ‘99, ‘00 Dino DiMarino ‘99 Andre Talbot ‘99, ‘00 Justin Praamsma ‘00 James Hitchen ‘00 Kevin Taylor ‘00, ‘01 Chad MacAvelia ‘00 Rohan Thompson ‘00, ‘02 Jeff Melis ‘01, ‘03 Josh Alexander ‘01 Justin Shakell ‘02, ‘03 Ryan Jeffrey ‘03, ‘04 Ian Logan ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘05 Kevin MacNeill ‘03 Conor Healey ‘04 Jesse Alexander ‘04, ‘06 Andrew Baechler ‘04, ‘06 Ryan Pyear ‘04, ‘05 Brian Devlin ‘05 Mitch Zappitelli ‘05 Brandon Keks ‘05 Nick Cameron ‘05 Joel Wright ‘05 Adrian Houwer ‘05 Kyle Weston ‘05 Jeff Smeaton ‘05 Justin Phillips ‘06 Yannick Carter ‘06 Scott Evans ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Josh Maltin ‘06 Taurean Allen ‘07 ‘08 Tyler Felber ‘07 Ryan Lynch ‘07 Anthony Maggiacomo ‘07 Steve Turner ‘07 Giancarlo Rapanaro ‘08 2nd Team OUA All Star Scott Leeming ‘81 Mike Richert ‘81 Steve Nagel ‘81 Dave Lovegrove ‘81 Paul Nastasiuk ‘83 Mike Wilson ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 Dave Black ‘84 Randy Rybanski David Leeming ‘85 Norbert Isaacs ‘85 Doug Burnell ‘85 David Kohler ‘85 Nolan Duke ‘85 Bruce Martin ‘86 Geoff Belanger ‘87 Brian Breckles ‘87 Jon Graffi ‘87 Luc Gerritsen ‘87 Bill Madden ‘87 Tony Wilson ‘90 Hugh Lawson ‘90, ‘91 John Tavares ‘90

2nd Team OUA All Star Brent Stucke ‘90 Fred Grossman ‘90 Bill Kubas ‘90, ‘92 Martin Peric ‘91 Glenn Ferguson ‘91, ‘92 Tim Bisci ‘91 Pat O’Leary ‘91, ‘94 Jim Burkitt ‘91 Spiros Anastasakis ‘92 Lonny Taylor ‘92 Dan Tosello ‘93 Mark Ferguson ‘93, ‘94 Andrew Scharschmidt ‘93 Paul Dietrich ‘94 Craig Sweeney ‘94 Zach Treanor ‘94 ‘96 ‘97 Paul Stoppenbrink ‘94 Jeremy Rakowsky ‘95 Rob Allan ‘95 Wade Sergeantson ‘95 David Sguigna ‘95, ‘96 Jason Gundy ‘95 Kevin McDonald ‘96 Harvey Stables ‘96 Craig Mellow ‘96 Rob Symons ‘97 Kevin Taylor ‘97 Mark-Miles Levine ‘97 Jason Jacyno ‘97 Scott O’Hara ‘96, ‘98 Dino DiMarino ‘98 Ed Becker ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02 Eric Schwab ‘98, ‘99 Rob Vickers ‘99 James Hitchen ‘99 Tom Longhurst ‘99 Justin Praamsma ‘99 Adam Lane ‘99 John Katsauoni ‘99 Ed Palasz ‘00 Alex Torrie ‘01 Matt Babel ‘01 Lee Cond ‘01 Kevin MacNeill ‘01 Ryan Jeffrey ‘02 Josh Alexander ‘02, ‘03 Derek Medler ‘02 David Agro ‘03 Mitch Zappitelli ‘03, ‘04 Tony Bretney ‘03 Andrew Agro ‘04 Adrian Houwer ‘04 Bryon Hickey ‘04 Justin Phillips ‘04 Andrew Baechler ‘04 Gavin Cond ‘04 Brian Devlin ‘05 Yannick Carter ‘05 Joel Wright ‘05 David Montoya ‘05 Kyle Weston ‘06 Ryan Lynch ‘06 Chris Mamo ‘06 ‘08 Luke Pinder ‘06 Dante Luciani ‘07 Jahmeeks Beckford ‘07 Josh Bishop ‘08 Courtney Stephen ‘08 Shamawd Chambers ‘08

OUA Defensive Player Rich Payne ‘80 Alex Troop ‘84 Clive Tharby ‘90 Fred Grossman ‘91 Donnie Ruiz ‘99 Jesse Alexander ‘06 Anthony Maggiacomo ‘07

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 Scott Evans ‘07

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2 0 0 8 RE G U LAR S EA S ON S TAT I S T I C S Schedule and Results

Overall Record: 6-2 Home: 3-1 Away: 3-1

DATE Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18

OPPONENT Guelph Western at Queen’s Windsor at Waterloo at Ottawa McMaster at York

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th OT Total

Laurier Opponents

49 11

61 95

62 36

63 49

0 0

235 191

Scoring Player TD FGs PATs 2-Pt. Saf Sng Pts Chris Mamo

0

6

28

0

0

7

53

Troy Leach Josh Bishop Luke Thompson Ryan Lynch Mike Montoya Jeff Emberley Mitchell Bosch BJ Malott Daniel Bishop Travis Vaughan TEAM

6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

36 30 26 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Total Opponents

29 6 19 10

28 18

1 0

3 12

7 5

235 191

0

0

0

SCORE TV 15-13 ROGERS 20-31 THE SCORE 7-41 33-18 ROGERS 38-23 22-21 THE SCORE 50-31 ROGERS 50-13 ROGERS

Team Statistics

Scoring By Quarters

Shamawd Chambers 6

W/L W L L W W W W W

0

0

36

Category Laurier Opponents Scoring 235 191 Points Per Game 29.4 23.9 First Downs 143 164 Rushing 61 58 Passing 73 93 Penalty 9 13 Rushing Yardage 1101 1051 Rushing Attempts 220 230 Average Per Rush 5.00 4.57 Average Per Game 137.6 131.4 Touchdowns Rushing 8 7 Passing Yardage 2127 2349 Att-Comp-Int. 223-128-15 275-154-12 Average Per Pass 9.5 8.5 Average Per Catch 16.6 16.8 Average Per Game 265.9 293.6 Touchdowns Passing 19 12 Total Net Offence 3172 3303 Total Plays 443 505 Average Per Play 7.16 6.54 Average Per Game 396.5 412.9 Kickoff Returns: #-Yards 30-578 48-736 Kickoff Return Average 19.1 15.3 Punt Returns: #-Yards 67-592 69-474 Punt Return Average 8.8 6.9 Interception Returns: #-Yards 12-159 15-144 Interception Return Average 13.3 9.6 Fumbles-Lost 6-4 13-11 Penalties-Yards 78-742 78-640 Average Per Game 9.8 9.8 Punts-Yards 65-2718 81-3196 Average Per Punt 41.8 39.5 Sacks 16 28 Touchdowns Scored 29 19 Field Goals-Attempts 6-13 10-15 PAT Kicks-Attempts 28-28 18-19

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2 0 0 8 RE G U LAR S EA S ON S TAT I S T I C S Rushing Player No Ryan Lynch 104 Luke Thompson 48 Ian Noble 12 Shamawd Chambers 5 Mike Montoya 18 Jim Martyniuk 11 B.J. Malott 3 Vince Luciani 2 Jeff Emberly 1 J.B. Sless 1 Peter Quinney 1 TEAM 9

Yrds Avg Td Fmb Long 474 4.6 2 0 40 334 7.0 4 1 22 80 6.7 0 0 21 41 8.2 1 0 15 75 4.2 1 0 23 51 4.6 0 0 13 17 5.7 0 0 11 4 2.0 0 0 3 3 3.0 0 0 3 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 -9 -1.0 0 0 0

Total Opponents

1101 1051

220 230

5.00 4.57

8 7

1 5

40 52

Receiving Player No Josh Bishop 26 Shamawd Chambers 37 Troy Leach 11 B.J. Malott 9 Peter Quinney 10 Jeff Emberley 8 Saxon Lindsey 12 Dillon Heap 3 Jim Martyniuk 4 Travis Vaughan 4 Mike Montoya 1 Ryan Lynch 2 Daniel Smith 1

Yrds Avg Td Long 537 20.7 5 101 491 13.3 5 52 249 22.6 6 75 216 24.0 1 57 122 12.2 0 32 141 17.6 1 42 102 8.5 0 15 69 23.0 0 27 45 22.5 0 20 129 32.3 1 95 15 15.0 0 15 11 5.5 0 8 9 9.0 0 9

Total Opponents

2127 2349

128 154

16.6 16.8

19 12

101 64

Passing Player Luke Thompson Ian Noble

Att 167 56

Cmp 94 34

Yrds 1686 450

Cmp% 56.3 60.7

Td 16 3

Int 11 4

Long 101 95

“NFL” QB Rating 95.55 74.26

Total Opponents

223 275

128 154

2127 2349

57.4 56.0

19 12

15 12

101 64

90.03 80.70

Punting

26

Field Goals

Player No Chris Mamo 65

Yrds Avg Long 2718 41.8 62

Players Chris Mamo

1-19 20-29 30-39 40+ Total Long FG% 0/0 3/5 3/5 0/3 6/13 38 46.2

Total Opponents

2718 3196

Total Opponents

0/0 4/4

65 81

41.8 39.5

62 58

3/5 0/1

3/5 5/7

0/3 6/13 38 1/3 10/15 42

46.2 66.7


2 0 0 8 RE G U LAR S EA S ON S TAT I S T I C S Punt Returns

Kickoff Returns

Player No Yrds Avg Long Td Dillon Heap 33 305 9.2 29 0 Shamawd Chambers 8 95 11.9 33 0 Taureen Allen 9 85 9.4 26 0 Josh Bishop 9 60 6.7 13 0 Brian Malott 4 16 4.0 6 0 Troy Leach 3 29 9.7 23 0 Jim Martyniuk 1 2 2.0 2 0 Total Opponents

67 69

592 474

8.8 6.9

33 25

Sacks Player Joe Labenski Spencer Troop Chima Ihekwoaba Giancarlo Rapanaro Stephen Cormack Samuel Aird Mitchell Bosch George Kourtesiotis Total Opponents

Sacks 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 16.0 28.0

0 0

Player No Shamawd Chambers 11 Dillon Heap 4 Taureen Allen 3 Josh Bishop 3 Jim Martyniuk 3 Michael Montoya 1 Troy Leach 1 Peter Quinney 2 Ryan Lynch 1 Peter McDougall 1 Total Opponents

30 48

Yrds Avg Long Td 223 20.3 44 0 126 31.5 47 0 56 18.7 27 0 54 18.0 25 0 48 16.0 22 0 23 23.0 23 0 21 21.0 21 0 18 9.0 13 0 9 9.0 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 578 736

19.1 15.3

47 31

0 0

Interceptions Player No Courtney Stephen 4 Mitchell Bosch 2 Peter McDougall 2 Giancarlo Rapanaro 2 Shane Burns 1 Taureen Allen 1

Yrds Avg Long Td 55 13.8 32 0 57 28.5 57 1 21 10.5 24 0 14 7.0 10 0 12 12.0 12 0 0 0.0 0 0

Total Opponents

159 144

12 15

13.3 9.6

57 46

1 0

Defensive (Top 25) Player Tackles Luke Pinder 39.0 Mitchell Bosch 36.0 Courtney Stephen 35.5 Giancarlo Rapanaro 35.0 Shane Burns 24.0 Peter Mcdougall 23.0 Steve Cormack 21.5 Jordan Van Horn 20.0 Spencer Troop 16.0 TEAM 15.0 Kyle Somerville 13.5 Dustin Hayman 12.5 Joe Labenski 12.0 Samuel Aird 11.5 Peter Provenzano 11.0 Taurean Allen 11.0 Paul Hancock 10.5 Daniel Bishop 10.0 Jordan Schaus 9.0 Carlos Naranjo 8.5 Troy Leach 8.5 Chima Ihekwoaba 6.5 Chad McGraw 6.0 Shane Herbert 5.5 Andrew Zadorsky 5.5 Total 442.0 Opponents 368.0

Solo Assisted Fumbles Forced Fumbles Recovered Knockdowns 31 16 0 0 2 31 10 1 0 4 29 13 0 2 8 27 16 0 2 2 20 8 1 0 1 19 8 0 1 1 16 11 1 1 1 15 10 0 0 4 15 2 1 0 4 15 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 1 0 12 1 0 0 1 9 6 0 1 2 8 7 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 2 10 2 0 0 2 8 5 0 0 0 8 4 1 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 365 154 7 10 36 294 148 2 4 17 27


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