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2008 Major Athletic Banquet Award Winners

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to both our donors and our players for creating such wonderful experiences for the members of the university and wider community. As Laurier continues the visioning process, I would like to keep hearing from alumni who have been a part of Athletics. Your insight into the university and its community is a valuable resource. I am looking forward to the 2008 season and seeing many of you at the games and the events surrounding the games. And I am expecting a great season. GO HAWKS!

Dr. Max Blouw President, Wilfrid Laurier University

Newsletter Produced By: golden hawk sport information office 75 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5 phone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 3888 www.laurierathletics.com

Marty Wamsley Student Trainer of the Year Heather Tugnett Bill Haggstrom Male Contributing Most to Athletics Steve Williams

Bill Francis OUA First Team All-Star

Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Sports Information Assistant Jess Bouchard Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Event Staff Andrea Elliot

Craig Voakes - Men’s Hockey Katherine Shirriff - Women’s Hockey Jayme Beard - Women’s Lacrosse Eric Santos - Men’s Rugby Miranda Matthews - Women’s Rugby Ryan Avola - Men’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia - Women’s Soccer Nathan Frick - Men’s Swimming Amy Hucal - Women’s Swimming Cameron Wheelan - Men’s Volleyball Megan Gilmore - Women’s Volleyball

2007-2008 Golden Hawk Most Valuable Players

Men’s Football Taurean Allen OUA First Team All-Star CIS Second Team All-Canadian

Paul Arkilander OUA First Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian

Glenn Caroll Team of the Year Men’s and Women’s Curling Teams

Scott Mahn - Men’s Baseball Trevor Csima - Men’s Basketball Renata Adamczyk - Women’s Basketball Lauren Ball - Cheerleading David Gostick - Men’s Cross-Country Britt Hern - Women’s Cross-Country Mike Anderson - Men’s Curling Hollie Nicol - Women’s Curling Katelyn Joivel - Figure Skating Anthony Maggiacomo - Men’s Football Steve Tsandelis - Men’s Golf

Scott Mahn OUA First Team All-Star

Men’s Curling Mike Anderson OUA Second Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian

Tuffy Knight Award Peter Izzio

Andrew Baechler OUA Second Team All-Star Jahmeeks Beckford OUA Second Team All-Star Scott Evans OUA First Team All-Star OUA Lineman of the Year CIS First Team All-Canadian CIS Lineman of the Year Tyler Felber OUA First Team All-Star Dante Luciani OUA Second Team All-Star Ryan Lynch OUA First Team All-Star Anthony Maggiacomo OUA First Team All-Star OUA Defensive MVP CIS Second Team All-Canadian Steve Turner OUA First Team All-Star

Matt Grennier - Men’s Hockey Lauren Barch - Women’s Hockey Kirsten Gerrie - Women’s Lacrosse Jacob McNamara - Men’s Rugby Laura Sullivan - Women’s Rugby Alex Doma - Men’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia - Women’s Soccer David Hughes - Men’s Swimming Whitney Rich - Women’s Swimming Peter Wigger - Men’s Volleyball Melissa St. Amant - Women’s Volleyball

2007-2008 Golden Hawk All-Stars Men’s Golf Steve Tsandelis OUA First Team All-Star

Lauren Meschino OUA Second Team All-Star Marion Hiller Award Nominee CIS Champion Tourn. All-Star

Men’s Hockey Rob Dmytruk OUA First Team All-Star

Rick Osborne OUA Coach of the Year, 2007

Matthew Grennier OUA West Most Sportsmanlike Player Craig Voakes OUA All-Rookie Team OUA West Rookie of the Year CIS All-Rookie Team CIS Rookie of the Year Mark Voakes OUA First Team All-Star Women’s Hockey Lauren Barch OUA First Team All-Star OUA Player of the Year CIS First Team All-Canadian Andrea Bevan OUA First Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian Andrea Ironside OUA Second Team All-Star CIS Championship Tourn. All-Star Liz Knox OUA Second Team All-Star CIS Championship Tourn. All-Star

Katherine Shirriff OUA All-Rookie Team Women’s Lacrosse Jayme Beard OUA First Team All-Star OUA Rookie of the Year Brittney Boynton OUA First Team All-Star OUA Most Valuable Defensive Player

Women’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia OUA First Team All-Star Sara Hopper OUA Second Team All-Star Tania Pedron OUA Second Team All-Star Swimming Whitney Rich OUA First Team All-Star Hilary Jackson OUA First Team All-Star Men’s Volleyball Cameron Wheelan OUA All-Rookie Team

Amy Fincham OUA First Team All-Star

Derek Lapp OUA All-Rookie Team

Kirsten Gerrie OUA First Team All-Star OUA Most Valuable Offensive Player

Women’s Volleyball Megan Gilmore OUA All-Rookie Team

Women’s Rugby Traci Thomson OUA First Team All-Star Men’s Soccer Alex Doma OUA Second Team All-Star Matthew Smith OUA Second Team All-Star

Wilfrid Laurier University

GOLDEN HAWK NEWSLETTER

“Building Champions, Building Traditions”

Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Team Manager Carolyn Shier

2007-2008 Golden Hawk Rookies of the Year

Hilary McDermott OUA First Team All-Star

Women’s Basketball Amanda McDonald OUA All-Rookie Team

President’s Trophy winners Lauren Barch and Anthony Maggiacomo with Dean of Students David MacMurray

Gary Money - Men’s Baseball Kale Harrison - Men’s Basketball Amanda McDonald - Women’s Basketball Michelle Cirone - Cheerleading Jordan Fox - Men’s Cross-Country Brittany Seigner - Women’s Cross-Country Matthew Mapletoft - Men’s Curling Hilary McDermott - Women’s Curling Jackie Langdon - Figure Skating Samuel Aird - Men’s Football Matthew Farronato - Men’s Golf

Damien Eccleton OUA Second Team All-Star

Men's Basketball Kale Harrison OUA Second Team All-Star OUA All-Rookie Team OUA West Rookie of the Year CIS All-Rookie Team CIS Rookie of the Year

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Earle C. Shelley Unsung Hero Award Roly Webster

Women’s Curling Laura Hickey OUA Second Team All-Star

Curtis Young OUA Second Team All-Star

Rich Newbrough Rookie of the Year Male - Kale Harrison Male - Craig Voakes Female - Alyssa Lagonia

Luke Fusco Academic Athletic Achievement Male - Chris Mamo Female - Jessica Bennett

Men’s Baseball Scott Ballantyne OUA Coach of the Year, 2007

Andrew Stevens OUA Second Team All-Star

Dean Esther Brandon Female Contributing Most to Athletics Frances Minnema

President’s Trophy (MVP) Male - Anthony Maggiacomo Female - Lauren Barch

Melissa St. Amant OUA Second Team All-Star OUA West Second Team Libero Danielle Walker OUA First Team All-Star OUA Award of Merit

Volume 9, Issue 1

My term of office as President began in September 2007 but for a month before that I was livDr, Max Blouw ing adjacent to the stadium at Lucinda House while waiting to take possession of my own home. That month was a revelation. First, the stadium was being refurbished with construction starting early in the morning and continuing late into the evening. Second, the artificial turf was being installed. I had not realized that the material for the turf was recycled automobile tires, but the smell of all that rubber in the hot sun left no doubt. It was a fascinating pleasure to watch, day by day, as the field was completed. As the season progressed and as I became more familiar with the university and its incredible spirit I also came to appreciate the special place that athletics holds in the hearts of students, players, staff, faculty, alumni and the community. Homecoming weekend brought home to me forcefully the distinctiveness of the Laurier experience. I met people who had travelled from Western Canada, the southern States, and from Europe to be at Homecoming. Our alumni and other supporters continue to be most generous. Their contributions enable a strong and dynamic athletic experience for our talented and committed players. A special thanks

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Fall 2008

The Best Season Yet: Seven Banners in 07-08

The OUA and CIS gold medals were captured by both Laurier’s women’s and men’s curling teams

The success of the 2007-2008 Golden Hawks proved once again that Wilfrid Laurier University continues to be an elite contender on the university athletics stage. The Golden Hawks earned three national championships and four provincial championships, while also producing 37 provincial all-stars and seven national all-Canadians. Here is a look back at the 2007-2008 season with a team-byteam year in review. Laurier’s curling program saw its best year to date. The men’s team had a historical season, capturing the first national title in CIS history. The team, loaded with first-year players, was led by two veteran members including fifth-year player Bill Francis. They dominated the regular season, posting an undefeated record at east sectionals, and won three out-of-four at crossovers. At the OUA championship tournament, they qualified for the final, where they defeated Western (8-5) for the second time in the tournament. At the CIS nationals, the men’s team dominated the round robin, posting a record of 5-1 and securing the first seed. Their strong play continued into the playoffs, where they defeated Guelph (8-3), Brock (10-2), and Calgary (9-4) in the final, earning the right to represent Canada at the Winter Universiade (University Games) in Harbin, China next February. Laurier’s success in curling continued on, as the women’s curling team had a magical season, also capturing the team’s first national title in history. The group of experienced curlers were referred to by their coach as the “comeback kids.” The team had a strong regular season, finishing off with a 5-2 record at both the east sectionals and crossovers bonspiel. At the OUA championship, they had a

For the fifth consecutive year, the women’s lacrosse team secured the OUA gold

1-2 record within the round robin, and were forced to play a tiebreaker in order to qualify for the playoffs. With all games being a mustwin in order to advance, the team rallied back and won three straight games to claim the provincial title. The Golden Hawks would find themselves in a similar situation at the CIS national championship, as they dropped the first three games of the round robin. This forced the team to win all of its games in order to have an outside chance of qualifying for the playoffs. The ladies rallied together and played their hearts out, winning seven straight games to claim the national title. They will also be joining the men’s curling team in representing Canada in China next winter.

In 2007-2008, the women’s hockey team took home another OUA championship

The women’s hockey team lived up to its pre-season predictions, dominating the regular season competition with a 23-2-2 record, ranking the team third nationally. With the supporting cast of five OUA all-stars, as well as OUA Player of the Year, Lauren Barch, the Golden Hawks defeated both Queen’s (2-0) and Toronto (2-0) in a best-of-three series to capture their fifth straight OUA champion-

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2008 Golden Hawk Hall of Fame Inductees

Five athletes, a builder and two teams will be inducted into the Athletics and Recreation Hall of Fame on Friday, September 19th as part of the festivities of Homecoming Weekend 2008. This year’s inductees include former varsity athletes Niki Budalic (soccer), Jacqueline Grahek (hockey), Tara Ross (cross-country & swimming), Rohan Thompson (football) and Jim Zwolak (golf) as well as Randy McGlynn in the builder category and both the 1987 men’s and 1993 women’s soccer teams. “These individuals achieved excellence, whether it was through academics, athletics, or by 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.” Hosting the event at the Senate and Board Chamber on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier will be CTV Southwestern Ontario sports anchor Randy Steinman. Here’s a look at the accomplishments made by these individuals and the teams: Entering Laurier’s Master of Business Administration program from James Madison, an NCAA division one school, Niki Budalic competed two seasons with the purple and gold, earning OUA first team all-star status both years. Budalic Niki Budalic was a key member of the 2001 national championship team, defending the team’s championship. Armed with a powerful shot and creativity; he was Laurier’s top goal scorer during the championship run (five goals post season) and played an integral role as part of the team’s attack all season long. Jacqueline Grahek’s overwhelming skill and determination made an immediate impact on the women’s hockey program upon her arrival at Laurier in 1999. A left-winger with a knack for both the offensive and defensive sides of the puck, Jacqueline Grahek she continues to sit fifth in the team’s record books for points in a career (40 goals, 45 assists) and goals in a career (40). Grahek was a crucial member of the 2001-02 team that went undefeated in the regular season (19-0-1) for the first time in its short

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history, en-route to an OUA Championship. Her efforts did not go unrecognized, earning OUA second team all-star status that year and the following season where the program finished with an OUA silver. Tara Ross left Laurier as arguably the best longdistance runner to ever wear a Golden Hawk uniform. An extremely gifted dual-sport athlete (cross country and swimming), Ross represented Canada at the U23 Triathlon World Championship in Tara Ross her final season at Laurier and finished fifth. Following her sophomore year, she was named the team’s most valuable player for three consecutive years, as well as being named an OUA first team all-star in 2001. In her second sport, her efforts earned her recognition as the team’s MVP twice. Rohan Thompson, a graduate of 2003, was a key member of the football team from 1999 to 2003. He quickly established himself by dressing as a rookie linebacker on the Golden Hawks defense and starting five games in his first Rohan Thompson season. A leader both on and off the field, Thompson had a career best 46.5 tackles in his final season with the purple and gold to give him a career total of 165.5 total tackles. Despite suffering two season-ending injuries, Rohan was named an OUA first team all-star in 2000 and 2002, as well as the team’s most valuable player in his final year, 2002. Jim Zwolak’s career at Wilfrid Laurier University was remarkable. In his first season with the Hawks, Jim was named both rookie of the year and most valuable player. His MVP streak continued as he won the team award for the next three years. Zwolak Jim Zwolak was also recognized as an OUA first team all-star in every season he played. In 2002-03 he was recognized as Wilfrid Laurier Universities top male athlete as the President’s Award recipient by leading his team to medal in every regular season tournament they played in. He was also crowned the OUA individual champion in 2002-03 with a three stroke victory in the OUA championship. Randy McGlynn is this season’s builder inductee. A former student at Laurier and member of the Golden Hawk football team, Randy understands the student-athlete experience and this has helped him contribute to the athletics department. McGlynn took the reins as the inaugural president of the Golden Hawk Club in 1999. As president, he has helped to continue the pride and tradition

involved in Laurier athletics with Golden Hawk alumni. The department of athletics and recreation has been able to offset the declining levels of traditional funding through the fundraising efforts orchestrated by both the Golden Hawk Club and Randy McGlynn the 5th Quarter Club. These fundraising efforts have helped support current Golden Hawks through providing improved facilities, better coaching and establishing several athlete support systems to allow them to fulfill both their athletic and academic goals. Throughout the years, he has made annual donations to Laurier and has included a gift to Laurier in his will. Randy says that, “In the end, you want to contribute to things that are of some significance to your life, and university athletics is very important to me.” The 1993 women’s soccer team has emerged as one of the most successful soccer teams in the history of the program. In his first year as Head Coach, Barry MacLean led the team to an undefeated regular season, culminating in an eventual OWIAA championship victory in which the team was up 4-0 before the half. Leading the way for the team were three All-Canadian players: Gigi Cignini, Sonya Ritcey and Helen Stoumbos. Notably, Stoumbos went on to play for the Women’s Canadian National Team from 1992-2000 and became the first Canadian to ever score a goal in the World Cup. The team also consisted of five current Laurier Hall of Fame members, not including the Head Coach.The team’s undefeated streak reached a high at the OWIAA Championship as they went on to win by a score of 4-0. Following the victory, the team advanced to the Canadian championships where their only loss of the year was suffered at the hands of Dalhousie (0-1). They then went on to win their remaining two games to capture the bronze medal, and finish their season with only one loss on their record. The 1987 men’s soccer team consisted of several gifted athletes and compiled an impressive record. At the helm was Laurier Hall of Fame Head Coach Barry Lyon, along with an impressive cast of players consisting of five CIAU All-Canadians as well as four current Hall of Fame members. Among these extraordinary athletes was Lyndon Hooper, who represented Canada over 60 times internationally and Peter Gilfillan who also represented Canada on the international stage. With this special cast of players, the team suffered only one loss throughout the 14-game regular season. The team then cruised to an eventual OUAA Championship with victories over Guelph (7-0), Western (1-0) and Toronto (1-0). After this success, they travelled to McGill for the National Championships and defeated the home team (2-1) to secure a birth into the CIAU Championship game. contined on page 3...

Patricia Hancock Patricia Kitchen Patricia Sullivan & Michael Sullivan ‘02 Patrick Langdon ‘85 Patrick O’Leary ‘94 Patti Byers & Bernie Byers Patti Jensen Paul Agro & Carol Agro Paul Giannelia ‘70, ‘99 & Aldeene Giannelia Paul Harrow Paul Hatzis ‘02 Paul Markle ‘68 Paul McLaughlin Paul Nickel ‘72 Paul Pickett ‘81 Paul Roantree ‘84, ‘85 Paul Smith ‘89 Paul Tyers ‘78 & Peggy Tyers ‘79 Paul Virgin ‘89 Paula Carvalho Peggy Cuff Peter Ansley ‘66 & Cheri Ansley Peter Baxter & Wendy Zufelt-Baxter Peter Campbell & Jackie Campbell Peter Cook Peter Hepburn ‘79 Peter Izzio ‘90 & Sally Izzio Peter Ketelaars Peter McGregor Peter Meschino Peter Tashos ‘77 Philip Lindsay Philip Noble & Laura Donaldson Philip Stoesser ‘04 Phyllis Spagnuolo Pira Urosevic ‘94 & Bob Urosevic Queen’s Bush Pub Queenston Mining Company Quigley Sales & Marketing Inc. Rachel McConnell Ralph Beuffeld Ralph Zehr & Julie Zehr Randy Gold ‘80, ‘81 Randy McGlynn ‘72 Randy Montag Ray Darling RBC Foundation RDR Marine Rebecca Read & Bruce Read Redirack, Division of Warehouse Systems Inc.

Rich Newbrough & Patty Newbrough Rich Ott ‘75 Rich Sutter ‘87 & Cathie Sutter ‘87 Richard Houston & Lenore Houston Richard Osborne Rick Gorman Rick Gorman ‘68 Rick Kalvaitis ‘84 Rick Pajor ‘84 Rita Shaw & Steven Shaw ‘88, ‘92 Roan Kane ‘73 Rob Holody ‘83 Robby Smink Robert Bendus ‘73 Robert Cummings ‘74 Robert Hall ‘68 Robert Hirst Robert Rosehart Robert Zarzycki Rod Philp ‘88 Rodney Carss ‘73 Roger Kropf Roger MacLeod Roger Passmore ‘70 Roger Woeller Roman Ciecwierz ‘80 Ron Armstrong Ron Watkin ‘69 Ronald Hall Ronald Nodder ‘87 Ronald Ramsay Ronald Turner Ronald Voakes & Joanne Voakes Ronnie Van Moerkerke ‘90 Rosa Gemmell Royal Containers Ltd. Russ Morreale ‘71 Russell Investments Canada Ltd. Ruth Reid Ryan Harrison Ryan Shaw Ryosuke Okutsu Sandra Bates & John Bates Sandra Black & Lee Black Sandra Elliott ‘75 Sandra Hanmer Sandra Mackenzie & Robert MacKenzie Sandy Chris ‘73 & Carl Zehr Sarah Splinter SaxonAthletic Manufacturing Inc. Scholz Family Scott Ballantyne ‘03 & Amy Roefs ‘04 Scott Fraser ‘83 & Sheryl Wansel ‘83 Scott Herschell Service Freight Systems Shael Kwart Shane Seldon ‘68

Shannon Kilpatrick ‘93 & Jon Graffi ‘90 Sharon Agro & Richard Agro ‘67 Shawn Mathers ‘86 Shayne White Sheila McKee-Protopapas ‘81 & Les Protopapas ‘80 Sheldon Schleiffer & Denise Schleiffer Sign Language Inc. Silviu Besenyei Simcoe County District School Board Soundco System Sales & Service Stacey Coray ‘00 Stefan Kerry ‘86 Stefan Ptaszek ‘95 Stephen Elliott Stephen Pilkey Stephen Thomas & Monica Thomas Sterling Burton Steven Kranc Stewart Frake Stewart Sauder & Karen Sauder Storm Pink Stu Cochrane Stuart Julius Sue Eagleson ‘92, ‘93 Sue Handley Susan Burton Susan Cooney & Frank Cooney Susan Isaacs Susan Kennedy Susan Leknois Susan Summers Susan Warren Susan Wiles Sutherland Mark Bumstead Flemming Suzanne Robertson & David Robertson ‘68 Tammy Ellefsen Technic Automatic Transmission Service Ltd. Ted McKechnie Ted Sear Teresa Walker Teri Le Clair & William Le Clair Terrence Hein ‘80 Terry Martyniuk ‘80 Terry Peacock Terry Reidel Terry Thompson ‘83 The K.F.F. Retail Businessmen’s Group Inc. The P. Walker Corporation The Walter Fedy Partnership The Zone Training Inc. Theonera Inc.

Theresa Foss ‘84 Thomas Brock ‘74, ‘76 Thomas Dewey ‘75 Thomas Marshall ‘96 Thomas Meschino Thomas Rose Thomas Walker ‘72 Tiffany Bradley Tim Cain Tim Milley Tim Pickett Timothy Sinyard Tina Grover Todd Hollingsworth Tom Allen ‘67 Tom Caster ‘72 Tom Gutoski Tom Hartnett Tom Horlor & Lynn Horlor Tom Hunter ‘83 Tony Martindale ‘85 Tony Stackhouse ‘97 Trevor Francis ‘00 Tyler Tykoliz Underwood & Ion United Way of Greater Toronto Valdine MacLeod Valerie Walker Vanessa Lublin Victor Komer & Donna Komer Wally Gabler Wally Parker ‘74 Walter Burton Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre Wayne Goetx ‘72 Wayne Gowing & Heather Gowing Wayne Heslop Wayne Kemick ‘76 & Tammy Kemick Wayne Schagena Webers Highway 11 Wellington Construction Inc. Wendy Murphy Wes Woof ‘80 Whitney Rich Wilfrid Laurier University Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Wilgar Family William Clifford William Huber William McGregor William Robertson William Weir & Carolyn Weir Winston Stigter Womens’ Athletic Association WPM Financial Advisory Inc. Zettel Fisher Contracting Zhi Qang Zhang

Golden Hawk Fall 2008 Home Schedule Men’s Football

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 1 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Sept 6 vs Western 7:00 pm Sept 20 vs Windsor 1:00 pm Oct 11 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Men’s Soccer Alumni Field

Sept 6 vs Waterloo 1:00 pm Sept 13 vs Brock 1:00 pm Sept 14 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Sept 21 vs York 1:00 pm Sept 27 vs Western 1:00 pm Sept 28 vs Windsor 1:00 pm Oct 12 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Women’s Soccer Alumni Field

Sept 6 vs Waterloo 3:15 pm Sept 13 vs Brock 3:15 pm Sept 14 vs McMaster 3:15 pm Sept 21 vs York 3:15 pm Sept 27 vs Western 3:15 pm Sept 28 vs Windsor 3:15 pm Oct 12 vs Guelph 3:15 pm Men’s Baseball Bechtel Park

Sept 10 vs Western 7:00 pm Sept 14 vs Brock 1:00 & 3:30 pm Sept 21 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Sept 27 vs Toronto 1:00 & 3:30 pm Oct 1 vs Waterloo 7:00 pm Oct 4 vs Guelph 1:00 & 3:30 pm

Golden Hawk Corporate Partners From May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008

Access Storage Alliance Homes Ayr Coachlines BLM Transportation BMO Mosiak MasterCard Clearsight Wealth Management Colliers International Communitech Delta Hotel Kitchener-Waterloo Enterprise Rent A Car Glassford Motors Ltd. Grenville Printing J.J. Barnicke Whitney Ltd. Jim Karn Kuntz Electroplating Labatt Laurier Alumni Association Laurier Bookstore Laurier Conference Services

Maple Trust Financial Mass Insurance Brokers Inc. Melloul-Blamey Construction Meloche Monnex Morty’s Pub New Orleans Pizza Orion Capital Inc. Peter Izzio Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc. Pioneer Pools Remax Solid Gold Reatly Ltd. - Dave McIntyre Rogers - Nexcell Communications SafeGuard SCI Scotia McLeod T. Litzen’s Sports TD Bank Financial Group Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Women’s Field Lacrosse

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Oct 18 vs McGill 1:00 pm Oct 19 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Men’s Rugby

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 6 vs McMaster 12:00 pm Sept 13 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Sept 24 vs Windsor 2:00 pm Women’s Rugby

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 10 vs Brock 1:00 pm Sept 19 vs Western 1:00 pm Oct 4 vs McMaster 1:00 pm

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Athletics Donor Report

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This past year was a record-breaking year for financial support to Laurier Athletics and Recreation. In all, $3,156,558 was committed in new gifts, pledges and pledge payments. These funds supported capital projects (like University Stadium and Alumni Field), athletics scholarships, sport-specific program enhancements (including the Adopt-a-Hawk program), and general support of the department. We are grateful to the following supporters for their generosity to the Golden Hawks! Contibrution Year: May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008

1410101 Ontario Inc. 601604 Ontario Limited AGF Funds Inc. AIC Ltd. Akanni Frederick ‘05 Al MacSorley Alan Arkilander Aldo Bartolini ‘84 Alex Doczi ‘75 Alex Poole ‘97 Alex Troop ‘86 Alison Hutchinson ‘99 All Treat Farms Ltd. Alphabeta Student Housing Inc. Amalia Kyriacou ‘89 Amsterdam Brewing Company Amy Cook Amy Hucal Ancaster Paving Ltd. Andrew Pang Angela Bucci Angela Walsh & Fred Walsh Anne Ellis & Bob Ellis Anne Hughes & Mark Hughes Anne-Louise Tindall & Paul TindallAndrew Anonymous Donors (5) Apperson Insurance Brokers Ltd. Aramark Canada Ltd. Ari Grossman ‘03 Art Lestins Arthur Steinberg ‘71 Arthur Stephen ‘73 Ayrton Kipp ‘55 Barbara Hopper Barbara Lockhart ‘86 & Reinhardt Keller ‘93 Barrie Tober Barry Irwin ‘70 Barry MacLean ‘86 Barry MacLeod ‘66 Barry Moncrieff Barry Musselman ‘80 & Elaine Downing Baxter Corner Store Ben Harper Beric Sykes ‘85, ‘86 Bernd Silbermann ‘83 Bet Services Inc. Beth Landowski Betty Townshend Bev Davis ‘81 & Jack Davis ‘79 Bill Haines ‘73 & Sharron Haines Bill Hladish Bill Hogan ‘73 Bill Johns Bill McTeer Bill Muirhead ‘82 & Laura Muirhead ‘82 Bill Schramek Bill Turnbull ‘72 Bill Williams & Jennifer Williams Bill Young Blair Fingland ‘84 B-Line Trucking & Leasing Ltd. BMO Financial Group Bob Cooper ‘74 Bob Elliott ‘04 Bob McCullough & Jean McCullough Bob McQuat ‘01 Bob Parsons Bob Stacey ‘80 Bob Worley Bob

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Yeomans ‘81 & Brenda Yeomans ‘81 Bonnie Quinn & Blair Quinn ‘73 Brad Matheson Brad McMillan ‘97 Brandes Investment Partners & Co. Brascorp North America Ltd. Brenda Ben Brenda Fisher ‘71 & James Fisher ‘83 Brenda Gilmore Brenda Montani ‘73 & Pat Montani ‘72 Brenda Tartaglia ‘73 & David Tartaglia ‘71 Brenda Whiting ‘70 & David Whiting Brenda Wollziefer & Robert Wollziefer Brenda Yeomans ‘81 & Bob Yeomans ‘81 Brent Heard ‘76 Brent LaBrosse Brian Berger Brian Bickerton Brian Cochrane ‘73, ‘76 Brian Frick Brian Grainger ‘71 Brian Kane ‘74 Brian Martin ‘00 Brigitte Webster ‘98 & Roly Webster ‘95 Brittany Hern Brock Brown Bruce Baxter Forming Bruce Brock & Ruth Brock Bruce Martin ‘87, ‘88 Bruce Schneider ‘73 Bruce Wendover Bryan Kingdon ‘00 Bryan Monteith ‘68 Bryan Reiner ‘65 Bryon Hagedorn ‘79 & Jane Hagedorn Buddy Johnston C & T Optical Caber Management Services Inc. Calvin Kaun Camilla Paleczny & Peter Paleczny Carlos Sanchez Zapata Carol Muncaster & Russell Muncaster ‘66 Carole Stephenson ‘73 & Brian Stephenson ‘73 Carolyn Artem & George Artem Carriage Autobody Inc. Carstar OAC Burlington Casey Lopes Catherine Jackson ‘02 Catherine Payne Cathie Schneider Cathy LaMarche Cathy Mamo & Alfred Mamo Charisse Sayer & George Kennedy Charlie Olver ‘71 Charlotte Chan-Lee Cheer Pride All-Stars Inc. Chelsea Craig Cheryl Richardson Cheryl Williams Chris Coulthard ‘71 Christine Chamberlain Christopher Elgar Chuck Classen ‘71

CIBC Asset Management Inc. Cindy Michael CMG Entertainment Inc. Coleen Ryan-Driscoll ‘89, ‘90 & Scott Driscoll ‘91 Colin Campbell ‘70 Colin Cowley Concordia Consulting Copenhagen’s Frozen Yogurt Ltd. Court Priestman Craig Daniels Craig Jackson Craig MacDonald Craig Wicken ‘92 Dale Bellaire Dan Chaput Dan Gieruszak ‘79 Dan Hunt Dan Jerred ‘73 Danny Marsden ‘90 Danny Marsh Darlene Forgione Darren Lowe ‘00, ‘99 Dave McDermott Dave Parekh Dave Sweiger ‘77 Dave Yurincich ‘78 David “Tuffy” Knight David Aitchison ‘87 David Balfour ‘71 David Bogart ‘83 David Cork ‘81, ‘82 David Downey David Heap David Johnson ‘71 David Kellam David Leeming ‘86 David Murray ‘88 David Onyett-Jeffries ‘07 David Ormerod ‘72 David Prang ‘01 David Tartaglia ‘71 & Brenda Tartaglia ‘73 David Thomson Dayle Acorn Deanne MacDonald ‘89 & Scott MacDonald ‘89 Deanne Patenall ‘93 & Jamie Patenall ‘94 Debbie Kelly Deborah Nixon & Sandy Nixon ‘69 Deborah Sora & David Sora Deborah Thomas Defargo Deloitte Management Services LP Denis Harrison Denise Burke ‘82 & Bill Burke ‘80 Denise Korpan Dennis Hughey ‘71 Dennis Monticelli ‘83 Derek Arnould Detail Merchandising Inc. Diane Browne Diane Cunliffe & Colin Cunliffe Diane Syer & Douglas Syer Dom Vetro ‘81 Don Desjardine ‘65 Don McDonald Don Pickett Don Smith Don Smith & Patty Smith Don Wilson Donald Caley & Brenda Caley Donald Cave Donald Oberle ‘91 Donna Brewer Donna Mitchell Donna Scott ‘78 & Larry Scott ‘78 Donna Thompson & Mark Thompson Donna Weber & John Weber Doreen Armstrong & Brian Armstrong Doug Brooks Doug Knox Doug Tate ‘71 Douglas Bain Douglas Prince Duke of Wellington Duluth Metals Ltd.

Duncan Hamilton Durisol Inc. Dutchies Fresh Quality Produce Edcom Multimedia Products Edward Dietrich ‘76 Edward Lynch Eileen McCallum & George McCallum Elite Athletes International Corp. Elizabeth Baillie ‘79 & Michael Baillie ‘80 Elizabeth Froats Ellen Murphy ‘88 & Eric Calder ‘87, ‘88 Eric Hauser Erik Petersen & JoAnn Petersen Ernie Hauser Ernst & Young Evans Martin LLP Excel Funds Management Inc. Eymbert Vaandering ‘84 & Jennifer Vaandering ‘82 Faircourt Asset Management Inc. Felcidade Almeida Femma Minnema Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd. Foreign Express Trucks Fran McSorley ‘84 & Paul McSorley ‘81 Frances Hale ‘81 & Larry Hale ‘78 Frank Furgiuele ‘82 & Pat Furgiuele ‘84 Frank St. Amant Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. Fred Fitzpatrick Fred Grossman ‘91, ‘93 Fred McLean ‘74 G.A. Foss Transport Ltd. Gabriel Hayos Gabriel Tse & Frances Tse Garry Beach Garry Mees & Donna Mees Gary Bott Gary Dix ‘75 Gary Gross Gary Jeffries ‘72 Gary Kieswetter ‘85 Gary Stevens Geoff Sheridan ‘75 Geoff Smith Georganna Bradley George Kennedy & Charisse Sayer George Prior George Vasiladis Gerald Ruth ‘81 Gerard Gobel ‘73 Gerry Blacker ‘73 Gerry Haggerty Insurance Gisele Lamy Glen Horne ‘01 Glenna Heggie Glover-Hill Inc. Golf Club Dimensions Ltd. Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Ltd. Grace Bach Grand River Consultants Grant Fraser ‘87 & Jane Bennett ‘86 Greg Crawford Greg Newbrough ‘82 & Karen Newbrough ‘82 Gregg Rosen Guardian Group of Funds Ltd. Guy Kohlmeier Gwen Fraser H. Frick Hajra Wilson Hannah Snider ‘03 Harold Agla Hartford Investments Canada Corp. Harvey Balakofsky ‘81 Heather Lee Hector Hickey Heidi Kreiner-Ley

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1987 Men’s Soccer Team

The Hawks would then lose 1-0 to the University of Victoria Vikes and claim a national silver medal. Tickets and information about the Hall of Fame are available on the Golden Hawk website at www.laurierathletics.com Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Athletics & Recreation is home to 23 varsity sports as well as numerous intramural, recreation & fitness programs. Laurier’s varsity teams have brought home 50 provincial championships as well as 10 national championships in 97 years of competition.

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Hockey Champ Wins Outstanding Women of Laurier Award

Lauren Meschino has been named the 2008 for the past four summers. She also works with Outstanding Woman of Laurier. Meschino, who physical therapists to help administer treatments at balances a busy schedule of hockey, academics Waterloo Sports Medicine at RIM Park and works and community volunteerism, received the award with a group of multiple sclerosis patients through Thursday, April 3rd during an exclusive luncheon an organization called Link with Work to emphasize the connection between physical activity and at the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre. “Lauren is a gifted athlete, an excellent stu- the maintenance of quality of life. dent and an active volunteer in our region,” said Peter Baxter, Laurier’s director of athletics and recreation. “I hope that receiving the 2008 Outstanding Women of Laurier award will position her as a role model to female athletes in our community who are looking to balance involvement in sports with higher education.” Meschino is a fifth-year kinesiology student who has played for the Golden Hawks hockey team since her freshman year. She is a three-time provincial all-star and the only Golden Hawk in history to hold five provincial titles in her five years of competition. Starting her hockey career at Laurier in a defensive position and adjusting to becoming a forward, she has collected 117 wins with the Golden Hawk program, as well as a national gold and two silvers. Meschino was the team’s captain The 2008 Outstanding Woman of Laurier, Lauren Meschino this past season and was the second highest point (centre), stands with emcee Helen Stoumbos (left) and keynote contributor with a total of 26 in the 27-game sea- speaker Catriona Le May Doan (right). son. “I am honoured and completely floored to Meschino volunteers with several organizations in her spare time. She is kept busy instruct- have received this award,” said Meschino in her ing and mentoring in minor girls’ hockey and has acceptance speech. “I hope that my involvement helped run the Laurier Women’s Hockey Camp can inspire some of the younger girls here today

to at least be open to the possibility of a studentathlete career and be willing to become an involved member of their community.” Laurier launched the Outstanding Women of Laurier award in 2006 to recognize female students who combine athletic and academic achievement with an active commitment to the development of young athletes through community teaching or coaching. Meschino received $1,000 and a gold pendant for her accomplishments in front of a crowd of approximately 400 attendees of the luncheon ceremony. Twenty-three women competed for the prestigious award this year, including three who joined Meschino as finalists: Carolyn McEwen, Frances Minnema and Danielle Walker. Each of the finalists also received a gold pendant and a $500 financial award. This year’s event included an inspirational keynote address by four-time Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan and was hosted by Laurier alumna Helen Stoumbos, the first Canadian ever to score a World Cup soccer goal. Stoumbos also received the Outstanding Women of Laurier Alumni Founders Award during the event. The 2008 proceeds will increase the event’s $100,000 endowment, enabling more than $4,000 to be awarded to female Laurier students each and every year. In addition, the event will put more than $15,000 into female varsity programs and coaching at Laurier.

Celebrating Success and the Challenges of Tomorrow

Laurier Golden Hawk Athletics and Recreation stands out as one of the premier programs in Canada. Last season, Laurier interuniversity teams earned four OUA championship banners (lacrosse, women’s hockey Peter Baxter and both men’s and women’s curling) and two national CIS titles. Our curling teams, through winning their CIS championships, will represent Canada at the 2009 World Universiade to be held in Harbin, China February 18-28. By the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, our teams had earned 50 OUA championships and 10 national championships. This record of achievement has been a result of the collective efforts behind our vision of “Invest in people, improve the product, and win!” We have gath-

ered, over the years, the best in coaching and leadership. Our event staff and sport information staff are recognized nationally for their professionalism. Our medical and athletic therapy team give the best of care to our athletes and our student body and alumni have helped us attain the best in facilities and enhanced program resources to achieve excellence. Last year our alumni, students, community and university administration rallied to assist in renovating the 50 year-old University Stadium and dedicated a renewed playing field in honour of Laurier greats David “Tuffy” Knight and Rich Newbrough. KnightNewbrough field will be known forever as the home of the Hawks. The future bodes well for the program. This year our Athletic Financial Award program will be in year two and throughout the 2008-09 academic year, over $280,000 will be given to academically qualified, athleti-

cally gifted student-athletes. Going forward, challenges within the league and economic landscape will have to be addressed. The cost of travel has impacted every program and the OUA has some decisions to make with regard to interdivision play and length of some sport seasons. Laurier has maintained our varsity sport offering, however we will have to review each program to ensure that each team has the resources to compete at a championship level. Your continued support will help us meet that challenge. I look forward to seeing you in the stands.

Peter Baxter Director of Athletics and Recreation

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ship. Additionally, head coach Rick Osborne was named OUA Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. At the CIS tournament, the Golden Hawks defeated Ottawa (1-0) and Alberta (4-2) to secure a spot in the national championship game against McGill. However, in the final, McGill was relentless with their attack. The team outshot Laurier 45-23, eventually scoring two unanswered power-play goals to claim the gold. With the provincial champions having a young team with the majority able to return next year, they look poised to make another run at their sixth consecutive OUA championship. The women’s lacrosse team continued their OUA dominance, posting an undefeated record throughout the regular season, as well as throughout the OUA championship tournament, earning them a fifth consecutive OUA gold. The team displayed great offensive power throughout the regular season, winning matches against McMaster (17-2), McGill (17-5), Guelph (18-6), and Western (17-5). They finished off the OUA playoffs with a championship win over Queen’s (9-6). The team consisted of four OUA all-stars: Kirsten Gerrie, Brittney Boynton, Amy Fincham and Jayme Beard, as well as the OUA Rookie of the Year (Beard) and the Most Valuable Offensive and Defensive players (Gerrie and Boynton, respectively).

Football’s Scott Evans (centre) was recognized as both the OUA and CIS Lineman of the Year, alongside heach coach Gary Jeffries (left) and Offensive Coordinator Ryan Pyear

The men’s football team had yet another strong year, posting an overall regular season record of 7-1. With the provincial leaders in sacks, tackles, and forced fumbles, Laurier’s strong defence helped limit most of the opposing offenses faced throughout the season. As well, the strong offensive line, anchored by CIS all-Canadian and Lineman of the Year Scott Evans, helped pave the way for the second leading rusher in the province, Ryan Lynch. Also recognized this year was Anthony Maggiacomo, the stand-up OUA Defensive Player of the Year. Ranked second heading into the playoffs, the Golden Hawks faced off against a tough Guelph squad. In the semi-final match Laurier got off to a 21-point lead, but after a missed field goal was returned for a

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touchdown, the momentum swung in the Gryphons’ favour and they were able to pull off the upset, winning 38-31. The men’s hockey team got off to a slow start to the season, going 2-3 in its first five games. However, the team quickly recovered to make a mid-season surge and finished off the season with a record of 16-9-3. Entering the first round of the OUA playoffs, the Golden Hawks were up against Waterloo, their cross-town rivals. The Hawks were shut out 5-0 in the first game of the bestof-three series; however following the loss they rallied around the veteran leaders on the team to defeat Waterloo in the next two games. Despite winning the first game of the series, the Golden Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs following two losses to Lakehead. Rookie player Craig Voakes was later named both the OUA and CIS Rookie of the Year. The women’s cheerleading team had its most successful season to date, as they captured the national championship. They seemed to be head and shoulders above the competition, as they scored a combined 862 points, 200 more than the second-placed competitor. In the ballpark, OUA Coach of the Year Scott Ballantyne led the Golden Hawks to a 9-9 regular season record, which included splashes of offensive dominance against Guelph (9-2, 14-3), and McMaster (11-3), as well as a shutout game against Toronto (3-0). The Hawks fell to Western in a best-ofthree OUA semi-final game. On a high note, four members of the team were selected to the OUA all-star team, all of whom should be returning next year. After dropping their first five games, the men’s basketball team battled their way through the rest of the season to finish off with an 8-14 record. In the OUA playoffs, the Hawks faced off against a strong Guelph team, and couldn’t shake off their five-game losing streak. With the CIS Rookie of the Year Kale Harrison leading the way for the young Hawks squad, the team looks to be moving in the right direction. In his last year as head coach, Stu Julius led the women’s basketball team to an impressive 8-2 record heading into the second half of the season. The Hawks, however, could not seem to maintain their success as they would go 1-11 in the second half of the season, despite the efforts of OUA all-rookie player Amanda McDonald. The Hawks took on Windsor in the OUA playoffs, but with little momentum, fell by a score of 59-31. It was another great year in the pool for Laurier, as the team improved on their medal count from last year’s OUA championship meet. The team collected eight total medals, with Whitney Rich collecting two golds and Hilary Jackson another. Rich had a very strong performance, picking up a total of five medals at the meet. Jackson, David Hughes, as well as Rich later represented Laurier at the national championship

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Newcomer Craig Voakes was named to both the OUA and CIS All-Rookie teams

meet. There, the duo of women placed 15th and Hughes placed 20th in their respective events. The men’s volleyball team missed out on the playoffs this year, finishing with a season record of 6-14. The team ended the season strong, with a three-game winning streak. The program’s future looks bright, as two members of the team were named to the OUA provincial all-rookie team. With several veteran players leading the way, the women’s volleyball team posted a regular season record of 12-7, earning them third place in the OUA West. The Hawks met Waterloo in the OUA playoffs’ opening round, having defeated them earlier in the final game of the regular season. However, the Hawks could not hold off the second seed in the West for a second time, falling to Waterloo 1-3. The Hawks had two OUA provincial all-stars and an OUA all-rookie player. The young women’s soccer team enjoyed a successful season, claiming the OUA provincial bronze medal. The Hawks stormed off to a fast start winning their first three in a row, contributing to a final season record of 7-4-3. Laurier entered the OUA playoffs hot, and defeated McMaster (1-0) before falling to Ottawa (0-1) in the semifinal. The Hawks defeated Carleton (1-0) to claim the bronze. Posting a 6-5-3 record, the men’s soccer team had an up and down season in which their longest win streak was two games. What the record fails to show, however, is that the strong defence of the team held six opponents scoreless. The Hawks met Windsor in the OUA playoffs for the second straight year, ending in a tough loss as the Hawks could not seem to rally back from an early go-ahead goal by Windsor. The figure skating team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons to date, placing third at both the fall and winter invitational, with several top-three individual performances within the events. At the OUA championships the team finished off one point shy of the bronze medal, while also claiming the gold in the synchronized skating event. The Laurier golf team featured a strong team effort all season long, placing first in the Laurier Invitational, as well as third at the Western Invitational and fourth at the continued on page 5...

Guelph Invitational. At the OUA championship, the team tied for eighth place out of twelve teams. Steve Tsandelis had a very strong year, placing consistently in the top ten. He has been named to the OUA provincial all-star team. The cross country team enjoyed a successful campaign. The men placed first overall at the Mustang Open, and the women placed third overall in the same event. Jordan Fox, Team Rookie of the Year, and Brittany Hern, Team MVP, consistently placed at the top of each event. The men’s rugby team was in the midst of a rebuilding year, posting a season record of 2-4. However, the future looks bright for a squad losing only a few players next year, as they went undefeated in the year-end Four Leaf Clover Tournament in New York. The women’s rugby team started off the season strong with a win over Toronto (24-7) at home, and rookies showing great promise. However, the team dropped the next four games to finish off the season 1-4. On a positive note, Traci Thomson was named to the OUA provincial all-star team for the second time in her career. Athletics and Recreation was a department in transition this year. In November, Roly Webster announced that he would be leaving Laurier Athletics after thirteen years to fill the position of Associate Director of Programs and Services in Alumni Relations. In Athletics, he worked on multiple levels, from event management to facility development. In particular, Webster saw the successful renovations to the Athletic Complex, Alumni field and University Stadium. Ari Grossman became Laurier’s first fulltime Sport Information Coordinator after his graduation in 2003. After five seasons, Grossman has now moved on to become Manager, Communications and Business Operations. In this role, Ari will be responsible for the areas of marketing, sponsoring,

event management, communications and business operations within the department. An active volunteer in the department for many years, Mike Whitehouse became a fulltime member of the Hawks staff in February as the Coordinator, Communications and Technology. Whitehouse began his time in Athletics as a Sports Information assistant, and has also been the department’s resident photographer for many years. In his new position, he will be responsible for the Sport Information office as well as the day-to-day upkeep and design of the Laurier Athletics website. This past April, the Golden Hawks said goodbye to Gareth Cunningham who was Coordinator, Programs. In his time in the department, Cunningham made numerous differences to the recreation programs at Laurier, leading to its highest participation rates in years. Cunningham has moved on to the University of Western Ontario in the position of Manager of Campus Recreation. Filling Gareth’s shoes is Jennifer O’Neill. O’Neill worked as a student leader in recreation for over two years with the department, and was an employee for three. She is a former Group Fitness Coordinator and is a qualified instructor of both Can-Fit-Pro Fitness and Reebok Cycle. With characteristics such as her energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude and dedication, O’Neill is expected to be a positive force in her new position. Earlier this season, Dave Baxter stepped down from his position as Coordinator, Stadium Operations and Events. Since his start in the department in 2003, Baxter was able to balance academics with athletics, and dedicated much of his time to the department in positions such as lifeguard, Student Leader, Aquatic Coordinator and Hawk Desk Coordinator. Baxter recently completed his Certified Management Accountant designation, and leaves Athletics to pursue that stream. Ryan Lannan is a newcomer to his

position as Coordinator, Facilities, however is a very familiar face to Wilfrid Laurier University and its staff and students. Lannan has moved from working at Residential Services to his new position, where he manages the daily operations and needs of the Athletic Complex, Stadium and Alumni Field. Lannan has been a welcome addition to the Golden Hawk family since he began his position in May. Stu Julius, head coach of the women’s basketball team, declared 2007-2008 to be his final season with the Hawks. Since joining Laurier in 1999, Julius greatly contributed to the women’s basketball program by leading them to two appearances at nationals. To fill Julius’ shoes, Paul Falco has been named the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. Falco brings a variety of experience to the position, including having played as a varsity athlete at Laurentian. He has also been an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team since 2000. Falco brings both national and international experience to the program, and is excited to take the helm of the women’s team. New to the Golden Hawk team is Heather Ferris, who will be the new Coordinator, Sponsorship and Events beginning August 18th. Ferris is a Laurier graduate and was highly involved in the Student’s Union both as a participant and student leader. After graduation, Ferris worked within the non-profit sector in charge of event planning and sponsorship organization. In her new position, she will be responsible for game day event management for all varsity games as well as managing the department’s sponsorship portfolio. Finally, Krista Irving, who has been filling in for Kelly Lee for the last year will be moving into the Bookings and Financial Assistant role this coming fall. Rebecca Watts who was previously in this position will be continuting her education in Ottawa. We are looking forward to a great year!

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ship. Additionally, head coach Rick Osborne was named OUA Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. At the CIS tournament, the Golden Hawks defeated Ottawa (1-0) and Alberta (4-2) to secure a spot in the national championship game against McGill. However, in the final, McGill was relentless with their attack. The team outshot Laurier 45-23, eventually scoring two unanswered power-play goals to claim the gold. With the provincial champions having a young team with the majority able to return next year, they look poised to make another run at their sixth consecutive OUA championship. The women’s lacrosse team continued their OUA dominance, posting an undefeated record throughout the regular season, as well as throughout the OUA championship tournament, earning them a fifth consecutive OUA gold. The team displayed great offensive power throughout the regular season, winning matches against McMaster (17-2), McGill (17-5), Guelph (18-6), and Western (17-5). They finished off the OUA playoffs with a championship win over Queen’s (9-6). The team consisted of four OUA all-stars: Kirsten Gerrie, Brittney Boynton, Amy Fincham and Jayme Beard, as well as the OUA Rookie of the Year (Beard) and the Most Valuable Offensive and Defensive players (Gerrie and Boynton, respectively).

Football’s Scott Evans (centre) was recognized as both the OUA and CIS Lineman of the Year, alongside heach coach Gary Jeffries (left) and Offensive Coordinator Ryan Pyear

The men’s football team had yet another strong year, posting an overall regular season record of 7-1. With the provincial leaders in sacks, tackles, and forced fumbles, Laurier’s strong defence helped limit most of the opposing offenses faced throughout the season. As well, the strong offensive line, anchored by CIS all-Canadian and Lineman of the Year Scott Evans, helped pave the way for the second leading rusher in the province, Ryan Lynch. Also recognized this year was Anthony Maggiacomo, the stand-up OUA Defensive Player of the Year. Ranked second heading into the playoffs, the Golden Hawks faced off against a tough Guelph squad. In the semi-final match Laurier got off to a 21-point lead, but after a missed field goal was returned for a

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touchdown, the momentum swung in the Gryphons’ favour and they were able to pull off the upset, winning 38-31. The men’s hockey team got off to a slow start to the season, going 2-3 in its first five games. However, the team quickly recovered to make a mid-season surge and finished off the season with a record of 16-9-3. Entering the first round of the OUA playoffs, the Golden Hawks were up against Waterloo, their cross-town rivals. The Hawks were shut out 5-0 in the first game of the bestof-three series; however following the loss they rallied around the veteran leaders on the team to defeat Waterloo in the next two games. Despite winning the first game of the series, the Golden Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs following two losses to Lakehead. Rookie player Craig Voakes was later named both the OUA and CIS Rookie of the Year. The women’s cheerleading team had its most successful season to date, as they captured the national championship. They seemed to be head and shoulders above the competition, as they scored a combined 862 points, 200 more than the second-placed competitor. In the ballpark, OUA Coach of the Year Scott Ballantyne led the Golden Hawks to a 9-9 regular season record, which included splashes of offensive dominance against Guelph (9-2, 14-3), and McMaster (11-3), as well as a shutout game against Toronto (3-0). The Hawks fell to Western in a best-ofthree OUA semi-final game. On a high note, four members of the team were selected to the OUA all-star team, all of whom should be returning next year. After dropping their first five games, the men’s basketball team battled their way through the rest of the season to finish off with an 8-14 record. In the OUA playoffs, the Hawks faced off against a strong Guelph team, and couldn’t shake off their five-game losing streak. With the CIS Rookie of the Year Kale Harrison leading the way for the young Hawks squad, the team looks to be moving in the right direction. In his last year as head coach, Stu Julius led the women’s basketball team to an impressive 8-2 record heading into the second half of the season. The Hawks, however, could not seem to maintain their success as they would go 1-11 in the second half of the season, despite the efforts of OUA all-rookie player Amanda McDonald. The Hawks took on Windsor in the OUA playoffs, but with little momentum, fell by a score of 59-31. It was another great year in the pool for Laurier, as the team improved on their medal count from last year’s OUA championship meet. The team collected eight total medals, with Whitney Rich collecting two golds and Hilary Jackson another. Rich had a very strong performance, picking up a total of five medals at the meet. Jackson, David Hughes, as well as Rich later represented Laurier at the national championship

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Newcomer Craig Voakes was named to both the OUA and CIS All-Rookie teams

meet. There, the duo of women placed 15th and Hughes placed 20th in their respective events. The men’s volleyball team missed out on the playoffs this year, finishing with a season record of 6-14. The team ended the season strong, with a three-game winning streak. The program’s future looks bright, as two members of the team were named to the OUA provincial all-rookie team. With several veteran players leading the way, the women’s volleyball team posted a regular season record of 12-7, earning them third place in the OUA West. The Hawks met Waterloo in the OUA playoffs’ opening round, having defeated them earlier in the final game of the regular season. However, the Hawks could not hold off the second seed in the West for a second time, falling to Waterloo 1-3. The Hawks had two OUA provincial all-stars and an OUA all-rookie player. The young women’s soccer team enjoyed a successful season, claiming the OUA provincial bronze medal. The Hawks stormed off to a fast start winning their first three in a row, contributing to a final season record of 7-4-3. Laurier entered the OUA playoffs hot, and defeated McMaster (1-0) before falling to Ottawa (0-1) in the semifinal. The Hawks defeated Carleton (1-0) to claim the bronze. Posting a 6-5-3 record, the men’s soccer team had an up and down season in which their longest win streak was two games. What the record fails to show, however, is that the strong defence of the team held six opponents scoreless. The Hawks met Windsor in the OUA playoffs for the second straight year, ending in a tough loss as the Hawks could not seem to rally back from an early go-ahead goal by Windsor. The figure skating team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons to date, placing third at both the fall and winter invitational, with several top-three individual performances within the events. At the OUA championships the team finished off one point shy of the bronze medal, while also claiming the gold in the synchronized skating event. The Laurier golf team featured a strong team effort all season long, placing first in the Laurier Invitational, as well as third at the Western Invitational and fourth at the continued on page 5...

Guelph Invitational. At the OUA championship, the team tied for eighth place out of twelve teams. Steve Tsandelis had a very strong year, placing consistently in the top ten. He has been named to the OUA provincial all-star team. The cross country team enjoyed a successful campaign. The men placed first overall at the Mustang Open, and the women placed third overall in the same event. Jordan Fox, Team Rookie of the Year, and Brittany Hern, Team MVP, consistently placed at the top of each event. The men’s rugby team was in the midst of a rebuilding year, posting a season record of 2-4. However, the future looks bright for a squad losing only a few players next year, as they went undefeated in the year-end Four Leaf Clover Tournament in New York. The women’s rugby team started off the season strong with a win over Toronto (24-7) at home, and rookies showing great promise. However, the team dropped the next four games to finish off the season 1-4. On a positive note, Traci Thomson was named to the OUA provincial all-star team for the second time in her career. Athletics and Recreation was a department in transition this year. In November, Roly Webster announced that he would be leaving Laurier Athletics after thirteen years to fill the position of Associate Director of Programs and Services in Alumni Relations. In Athletics, he worked on multiple levels, from event management to facility development. In particular, Webster saw the successful renovations to the Athletic Complex, Alumni field and University Stadium. Ari Grossman became Laurier’s first fulltime Sport Information Coordinator after his graduation in 2003. After five seasons, Grossman has now moved on to become Manager, Communications and Business Operations. In this role, Ari will be responsible for the areas of marketing, sponsoring,

event management, communications and business operations within the department. An active volunteer in the department for many years, Mike Whitehouse became a fulltime member of the Hawks staff in February as the Coordinator, Communications and Technology. Whitehouse began his time in Athletics as a Sports Information assistant, and has also been the department’s resident photographer for many years. In his new position, he will be responsible for the Sport Information office as well as the day-to-day upkeep and design of the Laurier Athletics website. This past April, the Golden Hawks said goodbye to Gareth Cunningham who was Coordinator, Programs. In his time in the department, Cunningham made numerous differences to the recreation programs at Laurier, leading to its highest participation rates in years. Cunningham has moved on to the University of Western Ontario in the position of Manager of Campus Recreation. Filling Gareth’s shoes is Jennifer O’Neill. O’Neill worked as a student leader in recreation for over two years with the department, and was an employee for three. She is a former Group Fitness Coordinator and is a qualified instructor of both Can-Fit-Pro Fitness and Reebok Cycle. With characteristics such as her energy, enthusiasm, positive attitude and dedication, O’Neill is expected to be a positive force in her new position. Earlier this season, Dave Baxter stepped down from his position as Coordinator, Stadium Operations and Events. Since his start in the department in 2003, Baxter was able to balance academics with athletics, and dedicated much of his time to the department in positions such as lifeguard, Student Leader, Aquatic Coordinator and Hawk Desk Coordinator. Baxter recently completed his Certified Management Accountant designation, and leaves Athletics to pursue that stream. Ryan Lannan is a newcomer to his

position as Coordinator, Facilities, however is a very familiar face to Wilfrid Laurier University and its staff and students. Lannan has moved from working at Residential Services to his new position, where he manages the daily operations and needs of the Athletic Complex, Stadium and Alumni Field. Lannan has been a welcome addition to the Golden Hawk family since he began his position in May. Stu Julius, head coach of the women’s basketball team, declared 2007-2008 to be his final season with the Hawks. Since joining Laurier in 1999, Julius greatly contributed to the women’s basketball program by leading them to two appearances at nationals. To fill Julius’ shoes, Paul Falco has been named the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. Falco brings a variety of experience to the position, including having played as a varsity athlete at Laurentian. He has also been an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team since 2000. Falco brings both national and international experience to the program, and is excited to take the helm of the women’s team. New to the Golden Hawk team is Heather Ferris, who will be the new Coordinator, Sponsorship and Events beginning August 18th. Ferris is a Laurier graduate and was highly involved in the Student’s Union both as a participant and student leader. After graduation, Ferris worked within the non-profit sector in charge of event planning and sponsorship organization. In her new position, she will be responsible for game day event management for all varsity games as well as managing the department’s sponsorship portfolio. Finally, Krista Irving, who has been filling in for Kelly Lee for the last year will be moving into the Bookings and Financial Assistant role this coming fall. Rebecca Watts who was previously in this position will be continuting her education in Ottawa. We are looking forward to a great year!

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This past year was a record-breaking year for financial support to Laurier Athletics and Recreation. In all, $3,156,558 was committed in new gifts, pledges and pledge payments. These funds supported capital projects (like University Stadium and Alumni Field), athletics scholarships, sport-specific program enhancements (including the Adopt-a-Hawk program), and general support of the department. We are grateful to the following supporters for their generosity to the Golden Hawks! Contibrution Year: May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008

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CIBC Asset Management Inc. Cindy Michael CMG Entertainment Inc. Coleen Ryan-Driscoll ‘89, ‘90 & Scott Driscoll ‘91 Colin Campbell ‘70 Colin Cowley Concordia Consulting Copenhagen’s Frozen Yogurt Ltd. Court Priestman Craig Daniels Craig Jackson Craig MacDonald Craig Wicken ‘92 Dale Bellaire Dan Chaput Dan Gieruszak ‘79 Dan Hunt Dan Jerred ‘73 Danny Marsden ‘90 Danny Marsh Darlene Forgione Darren Lowe ‘00, ‘99 Dave McDermott Dave Parekh Dave Sweiger ‘77 Dave Yurincich ‘78 David “Tuffy” Knight David Aitchison ‘87 David Balfour ‘71 David Bogart ‘83 David Cork ‘81, ‘82 David Downey David Heap David Johnson ‘71 David Kellam David Leeming ‘86 David Murray ‘88 David Onyett-Jeffries ‘07 David Ormerod ‘72 David Prang ‘01 David Tartaglia ‘71 & Brenda Tartaglia ‘73 David Thomson Dayle Acorn Deanne MacDonald ‘89 & Scott MacDonald ‘89 Deanne Patenall ‘93 & Jamie Patenall ‘94 Debbie Kelly Deborah Nixon & Sandy Nixon ‘69 Deborah Sora & David Sora Deborah Thomas Defargo Deloitte Management Services LP Denis Harrison Denise Burke ‘82 & Bill Burke ‘80 Denise Korpan Dennis Hughey ‘71 Dennis Monticelli ‘83 Derek Arnould Detail Merchandising Inc. Diane Browne Diane Cunliffe & Colin Cunliffe Diane Syer & Douglas Syer Dom Vetro ‘81 Don Desjardine ‘65 Don McDonald Don Pickett Don Smith Don Smith & Patty Smith Don Wilson Donald Caley & Brenda Caley Donald Cave Donald Oberle ‘91 Donna Brewer Donna Mitchell Donna Scott ‘78 & Larry Scott ‘78 Donna Thompson & Mark Thompson Donna Weber & John Weber Doreen Armstrong & Brian Armstrong Doug Brooks Doug Knox Doug Tate ‘71 Douglas Bain Douglas Prince Duke of Wellington Duluth Metals Ltd.

Duncan Hamilton Durisol Inc. Dutchies Fresh Quality Produce Edcom Multimedia Products Edward Dietrich ‘76 Edward Lynch Eileen McCallum & George McCallum Elite Athletes International Corp. Elizabeth Baillie ‘79 & Michael Baillie ‘80 Elizabeth Froats Ellen Murphy ‘88 & Eric Calder ‘87, ‘88 Eric Hauser Erik Petersen & JoAnn Petersen Ernie Hauser Ernst & Young Evans Martin LLP Excel Funds Management Inc. Eymbert Vaandering ‘84 & Jennifer Vaandering ‘82 Faircourt Asset Management Inc. Felcidade Almeida Femma Minnema Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd. Foreign Express Trucks Fran McSorley ‘84 & Paul McSorley ‘81 Frances Hale ‘81 & Larry Hale ‘78 Frank Furgiuele ‘82 & Pat Furgiuele ‘84 Frank St. Amant Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. Fred Fitzpatrick Fred Grossman ‘91, ‘93 Fred McLean ‘74 G.A. Foss Transport Ltd. Gabriel Hayos Gabriel Tse & Frances Tse Garry Beach Garry Mees & Donna Mees Gary Bott Gary Dix ‘75 Gary Gross Gary Jeffries ‘72 Gary Kieswetter ‘85 Gary Stevens Geoff Sheridan ‘75 Geoff Smith Georganna Bradley George Kennedy & Charisse Sayer George Prior George Vasiladis Gerald Ruth ‘81 Gerard Gobel ‘73 Gerry Blacker ‘73 Gerry Haggerty Insurance Gisele Lamy Glen Horne ‘01 Glenna Heggie Glover-Hill Inc. Golf Club Dimensions Ltd. Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Ltd. Grace Bach Grand River Consultants Grant Fraser ‘87 & Jane Bennett ‘86 Greg Crawford Greg Newbrough ‘82 & Karen Newbrough ‘82 Gregg Rosen Guardian Group of Funds Ltd. Guy Kohlmeier Gwen Fraser H. Frick Hajra Wilson Hannah Snider ‘03 Harold Agla Hartford Investments Canada Corp. Harvey Balakofsky ‘81 Heather Lee Hector Hickey Heidi Kreiner-Ley

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1987 Men’s Soccer Team

The Hawks would then lose 1-0 to the University of Victoria Vikes and claim a national silver medal. Tickets and information about the Hall of Fame are available on the Golden Hawk website at www.laurierathletics.com Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Athletics & Recreation is home to 23 varsity sports as well as numerous intramural, recreation & fitness programs. Laurier’s varsity teams have brought home 50 provincial championships as well as 10 national championships in 97 years of competition.

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Hockey Champ Wins Outstanding Women of Laurier Award

Lauren Meschino has been named the 2008 for the past four summers. She also works with Outstanding Woman of Laurier. Meschino, who physical therapists to help administer treatments at balances a busy schedule of hockey, academics Waterloo Sports Medicine at RIM Park and works and community volunteerism, received the award with a group of multiple sclerosis patients through Thursday, April 3rd during an exclusive luncheon an organization called Link with Work to emphasize the connection between physical activity and at the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre. “Lauren is a gifted athlete, an excellent stu- the maintenance of quality of life. dent and an active volunteer in our region,” said Peter Baxter, Laurier’s director of athletics and recreation. “I hope that receiving the 2008 Outstanding Women of Laurier award will position her as a role model to female athletes in our community who are looking to balance involvement in sports with higher education.” Meschino is a fifth-year kinesiology student who has played for the Golden Hawks hockey team since her freshman year. She is a three-time provincial all-star and the only Golden Hawk in history to hold five provincial titles in her five years of competition. Starting her hockey career at Laurier in a defensive position and adjusting to becoming a forward, she has collected 117 wins with the Golden Hawk program, as well as a national gold and two silvers. Meschino was the team’s captain The 2008 Outstanding Woman of Laurier, Lauren Meschino this past season and was the second highest point (centre), stands with emcee Helen Stoumbos (left) and keynote contributor with a total of 26 in the 27-game sea- speaker Catriona Le May Doan (right). son. “I am honoured and completely floored to Meschino volunteers with several organizations in her spare time. She is kept busy instruct- have received this award,” said Meschino in her ing and mentoring in minor girls’ hockey and has acceptance speech. “I hope that my involvement helped run the Laurier Women’s Hockey Camp can inspire some of the younger girls here today

to at least be open to the possibility of a studentathlete career and be willing to become an involved member of their community.” Laurier launched the Outstanding Women of Laurier award in 2006 to recognize female students who combine athletic and academic achievement with an active commitment to the development of young athletes through community teaching or coaching. Meschino received $1,000 and a gold pendant for her accomplishments in front of a crowd of approximately 400 attendees of the luncheon ceremony. Twenty-three women competed for the prestigious award this year, including three who joined Meschino as finalists: Carolyn McEwen, Frances Minnema and Danielle Walker. Each of the finalists also received a gold pendant and a $500 financial award. This year’s event included an inspirational keynote address by four-time Olympic champion Catriona Le May Doan and was hosted by Laurier alumna Helen Stoumbos, the first Canadian ever to score a World Cup soccer goal. Stoumbos also received the Outstanding Women of Laurier Alumni Founders Award during the event. The 2008 proceeds will increase the event’s $100,000 endowment, enabling more than $4,000 to be awarded to female Laurier students each and every year. In addition, the event will put more than $15,000 into female varsity programs and coaching at Laurier.

Celebrating Success and the Challenges of Tomorrow

Laurier Golden Hawk Athletics and Recreation stands out as one of the premier programs in Canada. Last season, Laurier interuniversity teams earned four OUA championship banners (lacrosse, women’s hockey Peter Baxter and both men’s and women’s curling) and two national CIS titles. Our curling teams, through winning their CIS championships, will represent Canada at the 2009 World Universiade to be held in Harbin, China February 18-28. By the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, our teams had earned 50 OUA championships and 10 national championships. This record of achievement has been a result of the collective efforts behind our vision of “Invest in people, improve the product, and win!” We have gath-

ered, over the years, the best in coaching and leadership. Our event staff and sport information staff are recognized nationally for their professionalism. Our medical and athletic therapy team give the best of care to our athletes and our student body and alumni have helped us attain the best in facilities and enhanced program resources to achieve excellence. Last year our alumni, students, community and university administration rallied to assist in renovating the 50 year-old University Stadium and dedicated a renewed playing field in honour of Laurier greats David “Tuffy” Knight and Rich Newbrough. KnightNewbrough field will be known forever as the home of the Hawks. The future bodes well for the program. This year our Athletic Financial Award program will be in year two and throughout the 2008-09 academic year, over $280,000 will be given to academically qualified, athleti-

cally gifted student-athletes. Going forward, challenges within the league and economic landscape will have to be addressed. The cost of travel has impacted every program and the OUA has some decisions to make with regard to interdivision play and length of some sport seasons. Laurier has maintained our varsity sport offering, however we will have to review each program to ensure that each team has the resources to compete at a championship level. Your continued support will help us meet that challenge. I look forward to seeing you in the stands.

Peter Baxter Director of Athletics and Recreation

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2008 Golden Hawk Hall of Fame Inductees

Five athletes, a builder and two teams will be inducted into the Athletics and Recreation Hall of Fame on Friday, September 19th as part of the festivities of Homecoming Weekend 2008. This year’s inductees include former varsity athletes Niki Budalic (soccer), Jacqueline Grahek (hockey), Tara Ross (cross-country & swimming), Rohan Thompson (football) and Jim Zwolak (golf) as well as Randy McGlynn in the builder category and both the 1987 men’s and 1993 women’s soccer teams. “These individuals achieved excellence, whether it was through academics, athletics, or by 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.” Hosting the event at the Senate and Board Chamber on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier will be CTV Southwestern Ontario sports anchor Randy Steinman. Here’s a look at the accomplishments made by these individuals and the teams: Entering Laurier’s Master of Business Administration program from James Madison, an NCAA division one school, Niki Budalic competed two seasons with the purple and gold, earning OUA first team all-star status both years. Budalic Niki Budalic was a key member of the 2001 national championship team, defending the team’s championship. Armed with a powerful shot and creativity; he was Laurier’s top goal scorer during the championship run (five goals post season) and played an integral role as part of the team’s attack all season long. Jacqueline Grahek’s overwhelming skill and determination made an immediate impact on the women’s hockey program upon her arrival at Laurier in 1999. A left-winger with a knack for both the offensive and defensive sides of the puck, Jacqueline Grahek she continues to sit fifth in the team’s record books for points in a career (40 goals, 45 assists) and goals in a career (40). Grahek was a crucial member of the 2001-02 team that went undefeated in the regular season (19-0-1) for the first time in its short

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history, en-route to an OUA Championship. Her efforts did not go unrecognized, earning OUA second team all-star status that year and the following season where the program finished with an OUA silver. Tara Ross left Laurier as arguably the best longdistance runner to ever wear a Golden Hawk uniform. An extremely gifted dual-sport athlete (cross country and swimming), Ross represented Canada at the U23 Triathlon World Championship in Tara Ross her final season at Laurier and finished fifth. Following her sophomore year, she was named the team’s most valuable player for three consecutive years, as well as being named an OUA first team all-star in 2001. In her second sport, her efforts earned her recognition as the team’s MVP twice. Rohan Thompson, a graduate of 2003, was a key member of the football team from 1999 to 2003. He quickly established himself by dressing as a rookie linebacker on the Golden Hawks defense and starting five games in his first Rohan Thompson season. A leader both on and off the field, Thompson had a career best 46.5 tackles in his final season with the purple and gold to give him a career total of 165.5 total tackles. Despite suffering two season-ending injuries, Rohan was named an OUA first team all-star in 2000 and 2002, as well as the team’s most valuable player in his final year, 2002. Jim Zwolak’s career at Wilfrid Laurier University was remarkable. In his first season with the Hawks, Jim was named both rookie of the year and most valuable player. His MVP streak continued as he won the team award for the next three years. Zwolak Jim Zwolak was also recognized as an OUA first team all-star in every season he played. In 2002-03 he was recognized as Wilfrid Laurier Universities top male athlete as the President’s Award recipient by leading his team to medal in every regular season tournament they played in. He was also crowned the OUA individual champion in 2002-03 with a three stroke victory in the OUA championship. Randy McGlynn is this season’s builder inductee. A former student at Laurier and member of the Golden Hawk football team, Randy understands the student-athlete experience and this has helped him contribute to the athletics department. McGlynn took the reins as the inaugural president of the Golden Hawk Club in 1999. As president, he has helped to continue the pride and tradition

involved in Laurier athletics with Golden Hawk alumni. The department of athletics and recreation has been able to offset the declining levels of traditional funding through the fundraising efforts orchestrated by both the Golden Hawk Club and Randy McGlynn the 5th Quarter Club. These fundraising efforts have helped support current Golden Hawks through providing improved facilities, better coaching and establishing several athlete support systems to allow them to fulfill both their athletic and academic goals. Throughout the years, he has made annual donations to Laurier and has included a gift to Laurier in his will. Randy says that, “In the end, you want to contribute to things that are of some significance to your life, and university athletics is very important to me.” The 1993 women’s soccer team has emerged as one of the most successful soccer teams in the history of the program. In his first year as Head Coach, Barry MacLean led the team to an undefeated regular season, culminating in an eventual OWIAA championship victory in which the team was up 4-0 before the half. Leading the way for the team were three All-Canadian players: Gigi Cignini, Sonya Ritcey and Helen Stoumbos. Notably, Stoumbos went on to play for the Women’s Canadian National Team from 1992-2000 and became the first Canadian to ever score a goal in the World Cup. The team also consisted of five current Laurier Hall of Fame members, not including the Head Coach.The team’s undefeated streak reached a high at the OWIAA Championship as they went on to win by a score of 4-0. Following the victory, the team advanced to the Canadian championships where their only loss of the year was suffered at the hands of Dalhousie (0-1). They then went on to win their remaining two games to capture the bronze medal, and finish their season with only one loss on their record. The 1987 men’s soccer team consisted of several gifted athletes and compiled an impressive record. At the helm was Laurier Hall of Fame Head Coach Barry Lyon, along with an impressive cast of players consisting of five CIAU All-Canadians as well as four current Hall of Fame members. Among these extraordinary athletes was Lyndon Hooper, who represented Canada over 60 times internationally and Peter Gilfillan who also represented Canada on the international stage. With this special cast of players, the team suffered only one loss throughout the 14-game regular season. The team then cruised to an eventual OUAA Championship with victories over Guelph (7-0), Western (1-0) and Toronto (1-0). After this success, they travelled to McGill for the National Championships and defeated the home team (2-1) to secure a birth into the CIAU Championship game. contined on page 3...

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Rich Newbrough & Patty Newbrough Rich Ott ‘75 Rich Sutter ‘87 & Cathie Sutter ‘87 Richard Houston & Lenore Houston Richard Osborne Rick Gorman Rick Gorman ‘68 Rick Kalvaitis ‘84 Rick Pajor ‘84 Rita Shaw & Steven Shaw ‘88, ‘92 Roan Kane ‘73 Rob Holody ‘83 Robby Smink Robert Bendus ‘73 Robert Cummings ‘74 Robert Hall ‘68 Robert Hirst Robert Rosehart Robert Zarzycki Rod Philp ‘88 Rodney Carss ‘73 Roger Kropf Roger MacLeod Roger Passmore ‘70 Roger Woeller Roman Ciecwierz ‘80 Ron Armstrong Ron Watkin ‘69 Ronald Hall Ronald Nodder ‘87 Ronald Ramsay Ronald Turner Ronald Voakes & Joanne Voakes Ronnie Van Moerkerke ‘90 Rosa Gemmell Royal Containers Ltd. Russ Morreale ‘71 Russell Investments Canada Ltd. Ruth Reid Ryan Harrison Ryan Shaw Ryosuke Okutsu Sandra Bates & John Bates Sandra Black & Lee Black Sandra Elliott ‘75 Sandra Hanmer Sandra Mackenzie & Robert MacKenzie Sandy Chris ‘73 & Carl Zehr Sarah Splinter SaxonAthletic Manufacturing Inc. Scholz Family Scott Ballantyne ‘03 & Amy Roefs ‘04 Scott Fraser ‘83 & Sheryl Wansel ‘83 Scott Herschell Service Freight Systems Shael Kwart Shane Seldon ‘68

Shannon Kilpatrick ‘93 & Jon Graffi ‘90 Sharon Agro & Richard Agro ‘67 Shawn Mathers ‘86 Shayne White Sheila McKee-Protopapas ‘81 & Les Protopapas ‘80 Sheldon Schleiffer & Denise Schleiffer Sign Language Inc. Silviu Besenyei Simcoe County District School Board Soundco System Sales & Service Stacey Coray ‘00 Stefan Kerry ‘86 Stefan Ptaszek ‘95 Stephen Elliott Stephen Pilkey Stephen Thomas & Monica Thomas Sterling Burton Steven Kranc Stewart Frake Stewart Sauder & Karen Sauder Storm Pink Stu Cochrane Stuart Julius Sue Eagleson ‘92, ‘93 Sue Handley Susan Burton Susan Cooney & Frank Cooney Susan Isaacs Susan Kennedy Susan Leknois Susan Summers Susan Warren Susan Wiles Sutherland Mark Bumstead Flemming Suzanne Robertson & David Robertson ‘68 Tammy Ellefsen Technic Automatic Transmission Service Ltd. Ted McKechnie Ted Sear Teresa Walker Teri Le Clair & William Le Clair Terrence Hein ‘80 Terry Martyniuk ‘80 Terry Peacock Terry Reidel Terry Thompson ‘83 The K.F.F. Retail Businessmen’s Group Inc. The P. Walker Corporation The Walter Fedy Partnership The Zone Training Inc. Theonera Inc.

Theresa Foss ‘84 Thomas Brock ‘74, ‘76 Thomas Dewey ‘75 Thomas Marshall ‘96 Thomas Meschino Thomas Rose Thomas Walker ‘72 Tiffany Bradley Tim Cain Tim Milley Tim Pickett Timothy Sinyard Tina Grover Todd Hollingsworth Tom Allen ‘67 Tom Caster ‘72 Tom Gutoski Tom Hartnett Tom Horlor & Lynn Horlor Tom Hunter ‘83 Tony Martindale ‘85 Tony Stackhouse ‘97 Trevor Francis ‘00 Tyler Tykoliz Underwood & Ion United Way of Greater Toronto Valdine MacLeod Valerie Walker Vanessa Lublin Victor Komer & Donna Komer Wally Gabler Wally Parker ‘74 Walter Burton Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre Wayne Goetx ‘72 Wayne Gowing & Heather Gowing Wayne Heslop Wayne Kemick ‘76 & Tammy Kemick Wayne Schagena Webers Highway 11 Wellington Construction Inc. Wendy Murphy Wes Woof ‘80 Whitney Rich Wilfrid Laurier University Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Wilgar Family William Clifford William Huber William McGregor William Robertson William Weir & Carolyn Weir Winston Stigter Womens’ Athletic Association WPM Financial Advisory Inc. Zettel Fisher Contracting Zhi Qang Zhang

Golden Hawk Fall 2008 Home Schedule Men’s Football

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 1 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Sept 6 vs Western 7:00 pm Sept 20 vs Windsor 1:00 pm Oct 11 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Men’s Soccer Alumni Field

Sept 6 vs Waterloo 1:00 pm Sept 13 vs Brock 1:00 pm Sept 14 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Sept 21 vs York 1:00 pm Sept 27 vs Western 1:00 pm Sept 28 vs Windsor 1:00 pm Oct 12 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Women’s Soccer Alumni Field

Sept 6 vs Waterloo 3:15 pm Sept 13 vs Brock 3:15 pm Sept 14 vs McMaster 3:15 pm Sept 21 vs York 3:15 pm Sept 27 vs Western 3:15 pm Sept 28 vs Windsor 3:15 pm Oct 12 vs Guelph 3:15 pm Men’s Baseball Bechtel Park

Sept 10 vs Western 7:00 pm Sept 14 vs Brock 1:00 & 3:30 pm Sept 21 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Sept 27 vs Toronto 1:00 & 3:30 pm Oct 1 vs Waterloo 7:00 pm Oct 4 vs Guelph 1:00 & 3:30 pm

Golden Hawk Corporate Partners From May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008

Access Storage Alliance Homes Ayr Coachlines BLM Transportation BMO Mosiak MasterCard Clearsight Wealth Management Colliers International Communitech Delta Hotel Kitchener-Waterloo Enterprise Rent A Car Glassford Motors Ltd. Grenville Printing J.J. Barnicke Whitney Ltd. Jim Karn Kuntz Electroplating Labatt Laurier Alumni Association Laurier Bookstore Laurier Conference Services

Maple Trust Financial Mass Insurance Brokers Inc. Melloul-Blamey Construction Meloche Monnex Morty’s Pub New Orleans Pizza Orion Capital Inc. Peter Izzio Investment & Insurance Solutions Inc. Pioneer Pools Remax Solid Gold Reatly Ltd. - Dave McIntyre Rogers - Nexcell Communications SafeGuard SCI Scotia McLeod T. Litzen’s Sports TD Bank Financial Group Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union

Women’s Field Lacrosse

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Oct 18 vs McGill 1:00 pm Oct 19 vs McMaster 1:00 pm Men’s Rugby

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 6 vs McMaster 12:00 pm Sept 13 vs Guelph 1:00 pm Sept 24 vs Windsor 2:00 pm Women’s Rugby

Knight-Newbrough Field, University Stadium

Sept 10 vs Brock 1:00 pm Sept 19 vs Western 1:00 pm Oct 4 vs McMaster 1:00 pm

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2008 Major Athletic Banquet Award Winners

Message from Dr. Max Blouw ...continued from front page

to both our donors and our players for creating such wonderful experiences for the members of the university and wider community. As Laurier continues the visioning process, I would like to keep hearing from alumni who have been a part of Athletics. Your insight into the university and its community is a valuable resource. I am looking forward to the 2008 season and seeing many of you at the games and the events surrounding the games. And I am expecting a great season. GO HAWKS!

Dr. Max Blouw President, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Marty Wamsley Student Trainer of the Year Heather Tugnett Bill Haggstrom Male Contributing Most to Athletics Steve Williams

Bill Francis OUA First Team All-Star

Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Sports Information Assistant Jess Bouchard Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Event Staff Andrea Elliot

Craig Voakes - Men’s Hockey Katherine Shirriff - Women’s Hockey Jayme Beard - Women’s Lacrosse Eric Santos - Men’s Rugby Miranda Matthews - Women’s Rugby Ryan Avola - Men’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia - Women’s Soccer Nathan Frick - Men’s Swimming Amy Hucal - Women’s Swimming Cameron Wheelan - Men’s Volleyball Megan Gilmore - Women’s Volleyball

2007-2008 Golden Hawk Most Valuable Players

Men’s Football Taurean Allen OUA First Team All-Star CIS Second Team All-Canadian

Paul Arkilander OUA First Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian

Glenn Caroll Team of the Year Men’s and Women’s Curling Teams

Scott Mahn - Men’s Baseball Trevor Csima - Men’s Basketball Renata Adamczyk - Women’s Basketball Lauren Ball - Cheerleading David Gostick - Men’s Cross-Country Britt Hern - Women’s Cross-Country Mike Anderson - Men’s Curling Hollie Nicol - Women’s Curling Katelyn Joivel - Figure Skating Anthony Maggiacomo - Men’s Football Steve Tsandelis - Men’s Golf

Scott Mahn OUA First Team All-Star

Men’s Curling Mike Anderson OUA Second Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian

Tuffy Knight Award Peter Izzio

Andrew Baechler OUA Second Team All-Star Jahmeeks Beckford OUA Second Team All-Star Scott Evans OUA First Team All-Star OUA Lineman of the Year CIS First Team All-Canadian CIS Lineman of the Year Tyler Felber OUA First Team All-Star Dante Luciani OUA Second Team All-Star Ryan Lynch OUA First Team All-Star Anthony Maggiacomo OUA First Team All-Star OUA Defensive MVP CIS Second Team All-Canadian Steve Turner OUA First Team All-Star

Matt Grennier - Men’s Hockey Lauren Barch - Women’s Hockey Kirsten Gerrie - Women’s Lacrosse Jacob McNamara - Men’s Rugby Laura Sullivan - Women’s Rugby Alex Doma - Men’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia - Women’s Soccer David Hughes - Men’s Swimming Whitney Rich - Women’s Swimming Peter Wigger - Men’s Volleyball Melissa St. Amant - Women’s Volleyball

2007-2008 Golden Hawk All-Stars Men’s Golf Steve Tsandelis OUA First Team All-Star

Lauren Meschino OUA Second Team All-Star Marion Hiller Award Nominee CIS Champion Tourn. All-Star

Men’s Hockey Rob Dmytruk OUA First Team All-Star

Rick Osborne OUA Coach of the Year, 2007

Matthew Grennier OUA West Most Sportsmanlike Player Craig Voakes OUA All-Rookie Team OUA West Rookie of the Year CIS All-Rookie Team CIS Rookie of the Year Mark Voakes OUA First Team All-Star Women’s Hockey Lauren Barch OUA First Team All-Star OUA Player of the Year CIS First Team All-Canadian Andrea Bevan OUA First Team All-Star CIS First Team All-Canadian Andrea Ironside OUA Second Team All-Star CIS Championship Tourn. All-Star Liz Knox OUA Second Team All-Star CIS Championship Tourn. All-Star

Katherine Shirriff OUA All-Rookie Team Women’s Lacrosse Jayme Beard OUA First Team All-Star OUA Rookie of the Year Brittney Boynton OUA First Team All-Star OUA Most Valuable Defensive Player

Women’s Soccer Alyssa Lagonia OUA First Team All-Star Sara Hopper OUA Second Team All-Star Tania Pedron OUA Second Team All-Star Swimming Whitney Rich OUA First Team All-Star Hilary Jackson OUA First Team All-Star Men’s Volleyball Cameron Wheelan OUA All-Rookie Team

Amy Fincham OUA First Team All-Star

Derek Lapp OUA All-Rookie Team

Kirsten Gerrie OUA First Team All-Star OUA Most Valuable Offensive Player

Women’s Volleyball Megan Gilmore OUA All-Rookie Team

Women’s Rugby Traci Thomson OUA First Team All-Star Men’s Soccer Alex Doma OUA Second Team All-Star Matthew Smith OUA Second Team All-Star

Wilfrid Laurier University

GOLDEN HAWK NEWSLETTER

“Building Champions, Building Traditions”

Golden Hawk Awards of Excellence Team Manager Carolyn Shier

2007-2008 Golden Hawk Rookies of the Year

Hilary McDermott OUA First Team All-Star

Women’s Basketball Amanda McDonald OUA All-Rookie Team

President’s Trophy winners Lauren Barch and Anthony Maggiacomo with Dean of Students David MacMurray

Gary Money - Men’s Baseball Kale Harrison - Men’s Basketball Amanda McDonald - Women’s Basketball Michelle Cirone - Cheerleading Jordan Fox - Men’s Cross-Country Brittany Seigner - Women’s Cross-Country Matthew Mapletoft - Men’s Curling Hilary McDermott - Women’s Curling Jackie Langdon - Figure Skating Samuel Aird - Men’s Football Matthew Farronato - Men’s Golf

Damien Eccleton OUA Second Team All-Star

Men's Basketball Kale Harrison OUA Second Team All-Star OUA All-Rookie Team OUA West Rookie of the Year CIS All-Rookie Team CIS Rookie of the Year

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Earle C. Shelley Unsung Hero Award Roly Webster

Women’s Curling Laura Hickey OUA Second Team All-Star

Curtis Young OUA Second Team All-Star

Rich Newbrough Rookie of the Year Male - Kale Harrison Male - Craig Voakes Female - Alyssa Lagonia

Luke Fusco Academic Athletic Achievement Male - Chris Mamo Female - Jessica Bennett

Men’s Baseball Scott Ballantyne OUA Coach of the Year, 2007

Andrew Stevens OUA Second Team All-Star

Dean Esther Brandon Female Contributing Most to Athletics Frances Minnema

President’s Trophy (MVP) Male - Anthony Maggiacomo Female - Lauren Barch

Melissa St. Amant OUA Second Team All-Star OUA West Second Team Libero Danielle Walker OUA First Team All-Star OUA Award of Merit

Volume 9, Issue 1

My term of office as President began in September 2007 but for a month before that I was livDr, Max Blouw ing adjacent to the stadium at Lucinda House while waiting to take possession of my own home. That month was a revelation. First, the stadium was being refurbished with construction starting early in the morning and continuing late into the evening. Second, the artificial turf was being installed. I had not realized that the material for the turf was recycled automobile tires, but the smell of all that rubber in the hot sun left no doubt. It was a fascinating pleasure to watch, day by day, as the field was completed. As the season progressed and as I became more familiar with the university and its incredible spirit I also came to appreciate the special place that athletics holds in the hearts of students, players, staff, faculty, alumni and the community. Homecoming weekend brought home to me forcefully the distinctiveness of the Laurier experience. I met people who had travelled from Western Canada, the southern States, and from Europe to be at Homecoming. Our alumni and other supporters continue to be most generous. Their contributions enable a strong and dynamic athletic experience for our talented and committed players. A special thanks

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Fall 2008

The Best Season Yet: Seven Banners in 07-08

The OUA and CIS gold medals were captured by both Laurier’s women’s and men’s curling teams

The success of the 2007-2008 Golden Hawks proved once again that Wilfrid Laurier University continues to be an elite contender on the university athletics stage. The Golden Hawks earned three national championships and four provincial championships, while also producing 37 provincial all-stars and seven national all-Canadians. Here is a look back at the 2007-2008 season with a team-byteam year in review. Laurier’s curling program saw its best year to date. The men’s team had a historical season, capturing the first national title in CIS history. The team, loaded with first-year players, was led by two veteran members including fifth-year player Bill Francis. They dominated the regular season, posting an undefeated record at east sectionals, and won three out-of-four at crossovers. At the OUA championship tournament, they qualified for the final, where they defeated Western (8-5) for the second time in the tournament. At the CIS nationals, the men’s team dominated the round robin, posting a record of 5-1 and securing the first seed. Their strong play continued into the playoffs, where they defeated Guelph (8-3), Brock (10-2), and Calgary (9-4) in the final, earning the right to represent Canada at the Winter Universiade (University Games) in Harbin, China next February. Laurier’s success in curling continued on, as the women’s curling team had a magical season, also capturing the team’s first national title in history. The group of experienced curlers were referred to by their coach as the “comeback kids.” The team had a strong regular season, finishing off with a 5-2 record at both the east sectionals and crossovers bonspiel. At the OUA championship, they had a

For the fifth consecutive year, the women’s lacrosse team secured the OUA gold

1-2 record within the round robin, and were forced to play a tiebreaker in order to qualify for the playoffs. With all games being a mustwin in order to advance, the team rallied back and won three straight games to claim the provincial title. The Golden Hawks would find themselves in a similar situation at the CIS national championship, as they dropped the first three games of the round robin. This forced the team to win all of its games in order to have an outside chance of qualifying for the playoffs. The ladies rallied together and played their hearts out, winning seven straight games to claim the national title. They will also be joining the men’s curling team in representing Canada in China next winter.

In 2007-2008, the women’s hockey team took home another OUA championship

The women’s hockey team lived up to its pre-season predictions, dominating the regular season competition with a 23-2-2 record, ranking the team third nationally. With the supporting cast of five OUA all-stars, as well as OUA Player of the Year, Lauren Barch, the Golden Hawks defeated both Queen’s (2-0) and Toronto (2-0) in a best-of-three series to capture their fifth straight OUA champion-

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