Laurier football weekly update

Week9_7

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It was a better year from a team standpoint this season, winning the first playoff game for Wilfrid Laurier University in five years and this past week several of our players were rewarded for their exceptional individual play this season. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that all of our players put into their craft 12 months of the year, and to have seven of them named OUA All-Stars this past Thursday is fantastic!

The great thing about the OUA All-Stars is that it is voted by the 11 OUA Head Coaches. Our players that have been recognized are seen by coaches around the league as great performers. Starting with the OUA First Team All-Stars we have: RB Dillon Campbell, DE Kwaku Boateng, DT Asante Mizan and DB Godfrey Onyeka. We also had great representation with the OUA Second Team All-Stars: LB Nakas Onyeka, DB Malcolm Thompson and WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr all had great seasons and got recognized.

Click here for the complete list of OUA First and Second Team All-Stars. 

Defensive Lineman Kwaku Boateng was also awarded the J.P Metras Award for OUA Lineman of the Year. In only his third year, Kwaku has clearly earned the respect from the other coaches around the league with his play on the field. Kwaku is a very deserving winner who works tirelessly at everything he does. Not only is he the top lineman in the OUA, but he is an Academic All-Canadian and does a lot of work in the community.

Here’s what is happening:
Extra Practices
The end of season extra practices we have been doing have been a great success. The younger players are running our systems and really picking up the information quickly and playing well. They were running our scout teams all season long, so to finally get the opportunity to run our plays is really fun for them.

Next Tuesday we will have our last practice of 2015 and have a full scrimmage. This will give the young players and non-dress roster players a great opportunity to show our coaching staff what they can do in a game environment.

Recruiting
The high school playoffs continue and we are getting closer to the OFSSA Bowls. Our coaches and scouts are traveling throughout Ontario seeing a lot of football games and some very talented Student Athletes.

Taking our season a step further each of the last three years is really helping our ability to attract the top players. They have all watched closely and see that Laurier football is heading in the right direction.

Adopt-A-Hawk – $28,706 and counting
The season is now over, but we still need your continued support!
We have closed the gap to the top teams in this conference and to get over the hump will take all of us.

We are well on our way to eclipsing the $33,000 that we raised last year as a team.
https://web.wlu.ca/adoptahawk/documents/2015-16AdoptAHawkGiftForm.pdf

Newsletter Subscribers
Help us expand our subscribers list and send me mfaulds@wlu.ca the email address of anyone interested, please and thank you!

Until next week,
Go Hawks Go!
Michael

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