Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk Newsletter
“Building Champions, Building Traditions” Volume 6, Issue 1 Message from Dr. Bob Rosehart Golden Hawk Athletics has long been part of the proud heritage of Wilfrid Laurier U n i v e r s i t y. Whether you are participating as an athlete, a supporting student, alumnus or friend, your contribution to the success of our programs over the years has been much valued and appreciated. At Laurier, we believe that learning goes beyond the lecture hall and involvement in Golden Hawk athletics is a valuable leadership experience that serves our student athletes throughout their lifetime. A new spirit of enthusiasm and renewal in Golden Hawks athletics has evolved at Laurier and this could not have been done without your participation and support. We continue to invest in new fitness equipment, renewed physical facilities and have placed a considerable emphasis on the recruitment of exceptional coaches along with high quality student athletes with both outstanding academic and athletic credentials. The spirit of the Hawk logo stands proud and tall and 2005/2006 promises to be an exciting season. We look forward to your participation. Golden Hawk Club Mission Statement “A means of providing Alumni and Friends of Wilfrid Laurier University with an opportunity to help build the best interuniversity athletics program in Canada.”
The Tradition of Excellence Continues
The Women's Hockey Team captured a second consecutive OUA gold and finished the season as national champions.
The Men's Football team dethroned longtime champion McMaster Marauders to capture the Yates Cup.
There is good reason for the excitement around the upcoming 2005-06 season. Three provincial championship teams and a national championship headline the lofty accomplishments by the Golden Hawk teams in 2004-05. With excitement and achievement come great expectations, and the expectations for the Golden Hawks could not be higher heading into the ‘05-‘06 season. It will not be easy to repeat last year’s success, but Laurier’s teams should be up for the challenge as their legacy as elite contenders awaits. The Women’s Hockey Team continued their storied winning tradition by steamrolling their way to a 17-2-2-1 regular season record. The Hawks would continue to ride the momentum into the OUA Playoffs as goaltender Cindy Eadie posted back-to-back shutouts opening against the Brock Badgers (3-0) and for the second consecutive season topping the Toronto Varsity Blues in the OUA Gold Medal Game (3-0). The Hawks would advance to the CIS Championships once again. Although they faced stiff competition the women would not be fazed, opening the tournament blanking the Manitoba Bisons 6-0. Eadie notched her third consecutive playoff shutout in addition to her record-setting 10 shutouts in the OUA regular season. The women would come away with a hard-fought win over the Concordia Stingers (3-2), as a short-handed goal by Amanda Joseph , a power-play goal from Samantha Cully, and some strong penalty-killing (Concordia was 1-8 on the power-play) would make all the difference. The road to the championship would not be easy as the Hawks would have to face some adversity in the tournament as Fiona Aiston would not be able to play in the championship game due to receiving a controversial body contact major in the win over Concordia. The ladies
would also have to face the Alberta Pandas who had a 110 game unbeaten streak heading into the Gold Medal Game. However, the Hawks would overcome the odds against them and bring home Laurier’s seventh national championship and its first for Women’s Hockey, with a 4-1 win. Eadie, Laurissa Kenworthy and Ashley Stephenson were named to the tournament all-star team, while Stephenson was also named tournament MVP. Eadie was acknowledged as Golden Hawk Female Athlete of the Year at the ‘04-‘05 awards. As it is even harder to repeat as champions, there is a great anticipation surrounding the 2005-06 women’s hockey team. If not for the outstanding performance by the Women’s Hockey team, the Laurier football program would surely be the story 2004. With a 3-0 record heading into the Homecoming game versus archrivals McMaster Marauders in what would prove to be a turning point in the season and perhaps the entire football program. Brian Devlin kicked the game-winning field goal with 24 seconds remaining, giving the Hawks a 34-33 upset victory over the Marauders. The Hawks would continue the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. A 46-7 trouncing of the Ottawa Gee-Gees put the team in the Yates Cup for the second consecutive season, facing the ever familiar Marauders, as they sought to avenge 2003’s disheartening loss in the Yates final. 2004 would prove to have a different result as a staunch defensive effort solidified the victory in a 31-19 win. Stalwart receiver Andrew Baechler was named game MVP with three catches, 74 yards and a touchdown. The Hawks would advance to the Uteck Bowl to take on the Laval Rouge et Or, but were ultimately overmatched on their home field and subsequently defeated 30-11. Quarterback
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2005 Golden Hawk Hall of Fame Inductees
(Left to Right) - Rick Zmich, Jon Graffi, Cheryl Pounder, Stacey McCoy and Lorraine Hodds
Laurier continues to honour Golden Hawk athletes who were trail blazers and set a standard of excellence with the Hall of Fame. This year four athletes, a builder along with the 1995 Women’s Soccer Team will be inducted. The Hall of Fame dinner will take place on Friday September 30th at the Waterloo Inn and Complex Center. The 2005 Golden Hawk inductees include the following: The inductee in the builder category this year is Rick Zmich. Following a football collegiate career that saw him capture the Hec Crighton Trophy as the best player in the country in 1982 and leading the Ottawa Gee Gee’s to the Vanier Cup in 1980, Rick Zmich would move his offensive mind to the sidelines of the gridiron. His first appearance as a coach at Laurier was under the direction of Tuffy Knight. Known for his running game throughout his coaching career, Tuffy was looking for someone to lead the passing game for his offence. So in 1983 Zmich joined the Golden Hawks as the Quarterbacks Coach and Passing Coordinator for the Offence. Following Zmich’s experience in ’83, he left to pursue another career and would not return to the Hawks until 1990 when he was named the Offensive Coordinator under then head coach, Rich Newbrough. Quickly Zmich put his fingerprint on a diverse offense that was able to run over teams or pick them apart through the air. The success of this offense along with one of the best defenses in the country allowed the Golden Hawks to capture a National Championship in only his second year, 1991. In 1994 he secured the Head Coach’s job when Rich Newbrough stepped aside to focus more on the administration responsibilities of his Athletic Director position, and the team’s success didn’t seem to skip a beat. Leading the Hawks to the Yates Cup four times out of his nine seasons as head coach, this success was honoured in 1995 when he won the Frank Tindale Award as Coach of the Year in the country. Under his leadership he coached 18 All-Canadians, 80 League AllStars, including a player that captured the Hec Crighton and Howard Mackie award, as well as a Russ Jackson award winner. Jon Graffi was a Linebacker from 1985-88 for the Laurier Football team. Graffi was captain of a Golden Hawk team that made three Yates Cup appearances, including a victory in 1987. Graffi was also named an OUAA AllStar three-times, a Second Team All-Canadian and was team MVP in 1988. Following a successful playing career, Graffi joined the
sideline as part of the Golden Hawk coaching staff. In 1990, 92, 95, 96 & 99 Jon would lead a strong group of linebackers who were a big part of a defense that was consistently ranked in the top ten in Canada. His part in the success of the defense was no bigger than when he was the Defensive Coordinator for Rich Newbrough in 1991 & 1993. Capturing the National Championship in 1991, Graffi’s defense was the anchor for big game wins over Western in the Yates Cup, a comeback victory vs. Queen’s in the Churchill Bowl and then Laurier’s only National Championship victory over Mount Allison in the Vanier Cup. Cheryl Pounder was a member of the Golden Hawk women’s hockey program in its infancy stage. During her years competing with the team she competed as a defenseman/centre. In her time as a player Pounder received many accolades as she was a four-time OUA All-Star and Golden Hawk Rookie of the Year in 95-96, and Golden Hawk MVP in 97-98. Pounder was instrumental in Laurier’s OUA championship victory in 1998/99. Pounder also is also having a stellar career post-Laurier with the Canadian national team as she won five Gold Medals at the World Championships and as a member the historic 2002 Gold Medal winning team at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Pounder returned as a Golden Hawk in ‘04 and served as a strength and conditioning assistant coach to the National Champion Women’s Hockey Team. Pounder continues to play professional hockey for the Toronto Aeros of the National Women’s Hockey League as well as the Team Canada squad. Stacey McCoy was a stalwart for the Women’s Volleyball team, a team captain and OUA All-Star in both 1998 and 1999, she helped to revitalize the women’s volleyball program. Coming into her second year with the program, McCoy helped to lead the team to their first trip to the playoffs in over nine years. Her leadership and athleticism played an integral role in the success of the women’s volleyball program. Lorraine Hodds was a midfielder for the Women’s Soccer team from 1995-98, 2000. She proved to be an invaluable component to the Golden Hawk soccer team as she received numerous awards including: OUA First Team All-Star (1995, 96, 2000), CIS Second Team AllCanadian (1996), CIS First Team All-Canadian (1996), Golden Hawk MVP (2000-01). Hodds was a vital component in the Hawks national championship season in 1995, as the cham-
pionship team will also be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame. Continuing to set in motion a great tradition in Women’s Soccer, the Golden Hawk Women’s soccer team epitomized excellence, as they captured Laurier’s second National Women’s Soccer championship. The team will be honoured for their accomplishments at this year’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Friday September 30th, 2005. Head Coach Barry McLean was blessed with a bevy of talented players at his disposal and would make no mistake in motivating his team to play up to their potential; little did they know that a perennial soccer powerhouse was in its early stages of development. Players like Gigi Cignini, Lorraine Hodds, and Karen Conboy would be the nucleus of an incredibly skilled team .The Hawks steamrolled their way into the playoffs on the heels of their 7-1-3 regular season record, with the only blemish on the season coming in a 2-1 loss to the McMaster Marauders. Roaring into the OWIAA playoffs, the Hawks would reel off a 2-0 win in the quarterfinals, followed up by a 2-0 squeaker over the Toronto Varsity Blues, heading into the finals. The OWIAA finals match-up pitted the Hawks against the Queen’s Golden Gaels in what was billed as a battle between two closely matched teams. However, as would be the case all season, the Hawks would come out on top with a 4-0 downing of the Golden Gaels and would clinch a berth in the CIAU Championship as they claimed the provincial championship banner. Surely, it would not be their last banner of the season. The Hawks would keep the momentum rolling in the CIAU Championship, opening up the tournament by grinding out a 2-1 victory over UBC. The Hawks would then face Carleton, with the winner advancing to the National Championship match. The Hawks would make short work of the Ravens as they took the match 5-0. The championship match pitted the Hawks versus the Dalhousie Tigers. It would be a vicious slugfest, where every inch of territory would not be given up easily, but as fate would have it the Hawks would stand victorious again when the final whistle sounded. Laurier 2 Dalhousie 1. Camila Vejvalka would be named tournament MVP. CIAU All-Canadians Cignini and Hodds played pivotal roles in the championship run, and made the clutch plays when needed. Many years later, there is no debate that the Laurier Golden Hawks are a force to be reckoned with in athletics. Who will be the next person to step up? Who will be the next great Golden Hawk team to excel?
1995 CIAU Champion Women's Soccer Team
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The Women's Lacrosse Team dominated their season, and came away with a second consecutive OUA Championship.
Ryan Pyear was named Golden Hawk Male Athlete of the Year in 2004 as he passed for 1866 yards and 21 touchdowns. With the football program progressing each of the past two season, and many integral pieces returning to the team for one last chance at a national championship, the upcoming football season promises to be exciting as the Hawks look to win their first national championship since 1991. Laurier’s Women’s Lacrosse team has become synonymous with dominance the past two season. The women finished with a 9-1 regular season record, with the only loss coming in a hard-fought 9-8 battle against the eventual OUA silver medalists. Erica Howard provided the offensive backbone for the team with 12 goals and seven assists in six regular season games and was an integral component in the playoffs with two goals and five assists in both games. The Hawks were able to edge the McMaster Marauders in their semi-final match-up with a 7-6 win. The ladies advanced to the OUA Finals to face the same Brock Badgers squad that handed them their only loss of the season, so it goes without saying that it would prove to be a difficult task to repeat as OUA champions. But the Hawks would prevail with an 8-6 victory, and win the OUA championship banner for the second time in as many seasons. Howard was named OUA MVP and to the OUA All-Star team along Jenna McCoubrey and Lisa Fotopoulos. The Women’s Lacrosse team should be primed to three-peat with many key contributors returning. The Women’s Volleyball team is also coming off an outstanding ‘04-‘05 campaign. The regular season saw the Hawks go 15-4, including a nine game winning streak to begin the regular season and a four winning streak to end it, roaring into the post-season on a high note. The women wasted little time defeating the Windsor Lancers 3 sets to 1 on home-court, advancing to the OUA Semi-Finals. From there, the Hawks made short work of the York Lions taking the match 3 sets to 0, and in the process clinching a berth in the OUA Championships, as they would meet the Western Mustangs in London. Because the CIS Championship only allowed one team from the OUA to advance, winning the OUA Championship carried added pressure. The Hawks fell victim to the national championship format, and were ultimately defeated in straight sets by the Mustangs. Danielle Walker was named an OUA First Team all-star in ’04-’05, while Melissa St. Amant and Laura Horner were recognized as OUA Second Team All-Stars. With memories of a great season, but remaining on the outside looking in as it pertains to the race for a national championship, Laurier’s Women’s Volleyball Team should have a return to national prominence. Laurier’s Women’s Basketball team has become one of the more reputable programs in the country,
and as such they will be held to high expectations for the ‘05-‘06 season. The Hawks had a blazing start to the 04-05 schedule winning 9 of their first 10 games en route to a 15-7 record during the regular season. However, the ladies stumbled slightly down the stretch going 2-3 in the final five games in the regular season. Opening the playoffs versus the Western Mustangs, the Hawks had a strong showing as they advanced with a 73-67 win, backed by a 19 point effort by Meaghan McGrath. The OUA semi-final game pitted the Hawks versus the Guelph Gryphons. The Hawks remained close for the majority of the game but the Gryphons pulled away in the closing minutes as the Hawks were defeated 75-62. As this team continues to make great strides, many more successful playoff appearances should be on the way. The Men’s Basketball team hovered around the .500 mark the entire ‘04-‘05 season, ultimately finishing with a 10-12 record. Eight of the twelve losses came in games decided by six points or less. The Hawks opened their playoff schedule with a convincing 82-67 victory over the McMaster Marauders and advanced to the OUA semi-finals where they would face the Brock Badgers. Unfortunately, the Hawks ran into a brick wall and lost to a more seasoned Badgers team and the Hawks season came to an end with a 93-61 defeat. If the Hawks can find a way to close out close games, the Hawks should be a very dangerous team this season. The Men’s Hockey team is coming off a winning season in 2004-05, finishing 12-10-2. The Hawks would reach the playoffs but were defeated by the Waterloo Warriors in three hard-fought games. With many key contributors returning to this year’s team, look for the Hawks to advance further in the playoffs on the backs of a talented and experienced squad. The Men’s Baseball team also had a struggle with consistency last season, as they lost six of the first eight games of the ‘04-05 season and despite finishing the final six games 4-2 it would not be enough to launch the Hawks into the playoffs. The key for the baseball team this season will be to continue to receive solid pitching and to get off to a good start to the regular season. If this is the case, then the Men’s Baseball team should be strong contenders this season. The Men’s Soccer team is coming off another respectable season with a 6-3-1 regular season record, including finishing 4-0-1 in the final five matches. In the Hawks’ opening round playoff match versus the RMC Paladins, Miguel Knox had a breakout performance, notching a hat-trick, solidifying a 4-0 win as the Hawks would advance to the quarterfinals versus the Carleton Ravens. The men’s season would come to an end in the quarterfinals as the Ravens edged the Hawks 2-1. Jason Lyall and Daniele Toto were named OUA All-Stars, and Lyall
The Women's Volleyball Team reached the OUA finals and claimed silver.
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should be well in sight for the men’s side this upcoming season. The Women’s Soccer team had a hard fought regular season in ‘04-‘05 with a 3-3-5 record, with every match a nail-biter. Their playoff match would be no exception, as the Hawks were defeated 1-0 by the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Kristy Elinsky and Jenn Kitching were named OUA All-Stars for their performances. The Men’s Volleyball team’s record in 2004-05 was a misleading 3-17, with four of the losses coming in matches that had gone to the fifth and deciding set. There should be steady improvement from this season’s version of the Men’s Volleyball team. The Men’s Rugby team narrowly missed the playoffs in 2004 with their 3-4 record. A 12-10 defeat at the hands of the Guelph Gryphons may have been the difference in the Hawks playoff hunt, but a strong season in ‘05 should be expected from this year’s squad in the hopes of earning a playoff spot. The Women’s Rugby team suffered some growing pains in 04-05 finishing 0-5-1. On a positive note, Missy Paterak was named an OUA All-Star along with Lindsay Wood. Wood was also named OUA Rookie of the Year. Despite last year’s hardships, some increased success should be expected from this year’s squad. The Men’s Curling squad is looking to rebound this season after losses suffered at the East Sectional (Queens 9-5 and Trent 8-4), and finishing 1-3 at the Crossover. The Women’s Curling team had a great showing at the Crossover, going 4-0 with wins over Western, Brock, Windsor, and Waterloo. After opening with a loss against Waterloo at the OUA Championship, the women bounced back with a win over the Western Mustangs. But the Hawks would not advance to the semi-finals, after a loss to Queens. Another strong season should be in the cards for the women’s curling squad. The golf team is coming off a very successful season that saw them capture the Bronze Medal at the OUA championship. Amy Robertson barely missed out on attaining a medal, as she placed fourth at the tournament. Laurier’s Women’s Tennis team was competitive at their first two tournaments of ’04 narrowly losing to Waterloo (4-3) at the Waterloo/Western sectional and to McMaster (4-3) at the McMaster sectional. However, the team has handily defeated at the Crossover in Toronto to the likes of McGill, York, and Toronto, missing out on the provincial playoffs as a result. Kasia Poplawski was named an OUA All-Star in 2004. The highlight in swimming last season was Kristy MacLennan’s performance at the CIS championships as she picked up a Bronze Medal in the 200m fly event. The Women’s and Men’s teams will be looking to improve on their showings at the OUA Championships this season, after finishing ninth and eleventh at last year’s event respectively. Laurier’s Cross-Country team will look to improve on 2004’s effort as the Women’s Team’s best showing came at the Brock Open with a third-place finish, including Erin Fox coming in with a ninth place finish in the individual competition. The Men’s best effort came at the Western meet, with a seventh place finish. The cheerleading team had a strong showing at the National Championship with the all girl squad finishing second in their competition, while the co-ed team had a fourth place showing. Follow the Hawks all throughout the 2005-06 season on our website at www.laurierathletics.com.
Together on the Journey to Excellence Success on the field, court, ice or in student-athletes and leaders. the pool is a result of hard work, This fall will mark the beginning excellent leadership, and planof a leading edge student-athlete ning. Last year the Hawks won a development program which is the national championship (women’s first of its kind in Canada. This prohockey) and three OUA provincial gram will enhance the student athchampionships (football, women’s lete experience academically, athlacrosse and women’s hockey). letically as well as socially through Building championship teams is Peter Baxter leadership training. not only credited to student-ath Staying on top requires your letes and coaches but to the supsupport. Without it we would not port of athletic department staff, student be able to continue to “raise the bar” for body, faculty, senior administration and our program. On behalf of our coaches alumni. To ensure future success, the and student-athletes, thank you for helpGolden Hawk program has been given ing us be the best we can be. a major boost from those stakeholders to provide the infrastructure and leadership to build champions. This September, we will open our 3.2 million dollar expanded fitness centre which has tripled our capacPeter Baxter ity. It has made a great difference. This Director investment encouraged mass participation and allowed us to attract top caliber
New Development Position Brings Added Resources to the Athletics Department
This summer, the Athletics Department each other and with the great things welcomed a new Associate Director of currently happening with our teams.” Development. Kent MacLennan joined MacLennan’s arrival provides a prothe Golden Hawks as the department’s fessional infrastructure for the fundraisfirst dedicated fundraiser in its history. ing activities of all Golden Hawk varsity The position represents an important part- sports. Each team will continue to manage nership between Athletics and University its own annual fundraising activities, Advancement that will enable the contin- though MacLennan will support them by ued development of a high-calibre expe- facilitating the Adopt-a-Hawk program rience for Golden Hawk student-athletes. that has proven so successful in prior years. MacLennan comes to Laurier from However, the position’s primary focus Denver, Colorado, and combines a will be on major gifts to support specific strong professional background with projects as well as annual and endowed his experience as a university student- scholarships for student-athletes. athlete. Through more than a decade “My goal is to build on the fundraisin the non-profit and education sec- ing success our teams are already having tions, MacLennan has led the develop- by matching the interests of our donors ment department for a youth education with projects that take the specific sports organization and managed annual fund to another level. I need to hear from activities at the University of Denver. our donors how they want to make an During his career at Georgetown Uni- impact, and then I can provide them some versity in Washington, D.C., MacLennan options that fit the needs of the varsity was a letterman as a varsity swimmer. programs.” As MacLennan asserts, “that “I am particularly excited about the is consistent with the University’s donoropportunity here at Laurier as it blends my centred approach and fits many eleenthusiasm for raising funds to enhance ments of Laurier’s Century Campaign.” programs with my love of sports,” said Athletics and Recreation will be MacLennan. “Being a varsity athlete was a significant focus of the University’s a very positive, defining part of my time Century Campaign in the coming years. at school. I think my experience was a Part of that plan is to develop additional lot like our Laurier student-athletes. We multi-purpose facilities that meet the were all non-scholarship, so we did it ever-increasing recreational demand because we loved the competition and from students while also providing the camaraderie as a team. Ultifirst-class training and playing mately, it’s the social elements sites for Laurier’s varsity sports. of that experience that keep me “The future is very bright connected personally with my for Golden Hawk athletics,” team-mates and, as a result, with says MacLennan. “I am excited the university. I hope in my role about helping alumni find ways at Laurier we can continue findto be part of that vision and to ing ways to help our Golden make sure they see their giving Hawk alumni reconnect with Kent MacLennan objectives delivered by WLU.”
Newly Revamped Fitness Center Caps off Laurier's New Look for 2005 There was much excitement surrounding the 2005-06 season not only because of our Golden Hawk teams, but also because it marked the re-opening of Laurier ’s Fitness C e n t e r. The new Fitness Center is 11,000 square feet and Kinesiology students are also pleased to find 9,000 square feet of labs. The swimming pool has also undergone maintenance including reflooring of the pool and the gallary. The Athletic Complex re-open ed on Thursday September 8th. 3.1 million dollars has been spent on the renovation and restoration of the Athletic Complex. The many months of labourious construction are well worth the wait as the facility is constantly busy with students and staff. Written by Sean Conroy, WLU Sports Information Office Phone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 3888 Special thanks to all who assisted in the production of the Golden Hawk Club Newsletter.
Men's Basketball Matt Walker OUA All-Rookie Team Women's Basketball Maire Guinney OUA West All-Star Meaghan McGrath OUA West All-Star Men's Football Andrew Agro OUA 2nd Team All-Star Jesse Alexander OUA 1st Team All-Star Andrew Baechler OUA 1st(special teams) & 2nd Team All-Star (offence) Gavin Cond OUA 2nd Team All-Star Conor Healy OUA 1st Team All-Star
2005 Athletic Banquet - Golden Hawks Soar! Major Award Winners
Luke Fusco Academic Athletic Achievement Male - Allen Laurenco - Soccer Female - Megan Yaraskavitch Lacrosse Earle C. Shelley Unsung Hero Award Brian Breckles President's Trophy winners Ryan Pyear and Cindy Eadie with President Robert Rosehart , Dean David McMurray and Director Peter Baxter. President’s Trophy Male - Ryan Pyear - Football Female - Cindy Eadie - Hockey
Marty Wamsley Student Trainer of the Year Lindsay Brown Don Smith Leadership Award Dave Baxter Bill Haggstrom Male Contributing Most to Athletics
Kenneth Tam & Mike Whitehouse Dean Esther Brandon Female Contributing Most to Athletics Jennifer Kitching Tuffy Knight Award Peter Billingsley Rich Newbrough Rookie of the Year Male-Jean-Paul Wikerd Female-Andrea Bevan Glenn Caroll Team of the Year Team of the Year Women's Hockey Team
2004-2005 Golden Hawk Rookies of the Year RobThompson - Men's Baseball Matthew Walker - Men's Basketball Dana Poder O'Born - Women's Basketball Kelly Etrer - Cheerleading Dave Mucyk - Men's Cross-Country Jessica Small - Women's Cross-Country Dave Jenkins - Men's Curling Jenn Metzloff - Women's Curling Kara Latourell - Figure Skating Dante Luciani - Men's Football Andrew Hare - Men's Golf Nick Vergeer - Men's Hockey
2004-2005 Golden Hawk Team MVP's
Derek Rapini - Men's Baseball Bert Rivere - Men's Basketball Meaghan McGrath - Women's Basketball Blaire Houde - Cheerleading Dave Mucyk - Men's Cross-Country Katie Andruchow - Women's Cross-Country Bill Francis - Men's Curling Kate Hamer - Women's Curling Lindsey Maddick - Figure Skating Ryan Pyear - Men's Football Sean Landreth - Men's Golf Justin Day - Men's Hockey
Bryon Hickey OUA 2nd Team All-Star Adrian Houwer OUA 2nd Team All-Star Ian Logan OUA 1st Team All-Star Justin Phillips OUA 2nd Team All-Star Ryan Pyear OUA 1st Team All-Star CIS 2nd Team All-Canadian Ryan Jeffrey OUA 1st Team All-Star CIS 2nd Team All-Canadian JP Metras Trophy Mitch Zappitelli OUA 2nd Team All-Star Gary Jeffries OUA Coach of the Year Men's Hockey Nick Vukovic OUA 2nd Team All-Star
Andrea Bevan - Women's Hockey Jessica Ilott - Women's Lacrosse Jake McNamara - Men's Rugby Lindsay Wood - Women's Rugby Dave Cox - Men's Soccer Catharine Nutt - Women's Soccer Paul Clinkard - Men's Swimming Jayne Thompson - Women's Swimming Sandi Sykora - Women's Tennis Jean Paul Wikerd - Men's Volleyball Kaitlin Sauder - Women's Volleyball
Cindy Eadie - Women's Hockey Erica Howard - Women's Lacrosse Jason Doble - Men's Rugby Missy Paterak - Women's Rugby Jason Lyall - Men's Soccer Kristy Elinsky - Women's Soccer Mat Strong - Men's Swimming Kristy MacLennan - Women's Swimming Kasia Poplowski - Women's Tennis Peter Wigger - Men's Volleyball Melissa St. Amant - Women's Volleyball
Golden Hawk All-Stars Women's Hockey Fiona Aiston OUA 2nd Team All-Star
Erica Howard OUA All-Star OUA MVP
Women's Soccer Kristy Elinksy OUA 2nd Team All-Star
Cindy Eadie OUA MVP OUA Top Goaltender OUA 1st Team All-Star CIS 1nd Team All-Canadian
Jenna McCoubrey OUA All-Star
Jenn Kitching OUA 2nd Team All-Star
Megan Yaraskavitch Most Sportsmanlike
Laurissa Kenworthy OUA 1st Team All-Star
Women's Rugby Christine Carruthers OUA Shields Division All-Star
Swimming Clayton Delaney OUA Bronze
Ashley Stephenson OUA 1st Team All-Star CIS 1st Team All-Canadian Women's Lacrosse Lisa Fotopoulos OUA All-Star Most Valuable Defensive Player Cheryl Hooper Outstanding Graduating Player
Kristy MacLennan OUA Silver x2/Bronze Medal CIS Bronze
Melissa Watson OUA Shields Division All-Star
Women's Volleyball Laura Horner OUA Second Team All-Star
Men's Soccer Jason Lyall OUA 1st Team All-Star CIS 1st Team All-Canadian
Melissa St. Amant OUA Second Team All-Star
Daniele Toto OUA 2nd Team All-Star
Danielle Walker OUA First Team All-Star