Laurier football weekly update

Week9_7

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We were in Quebec City last week at the CIS meetings that happen every year during the Vanier Cup festivities. Outside of the meetings is the All-Canadian banquet dinner and this year I’m excited to announce that we have three All-Canadians. Running back Dillon Campbell & defensive back Godfrey Onyeka both made the first team while defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng made the second team.

For Dillon, this caps an incredible career at Laurier where he broke many school records, which include becoming the all-time leading rusher . Additionally, for the second straight year, he was the nation’s top running back.

In only his second year with the Hawks, Godfrey was recognized by the coaches across the CIS as one of the most physically impressive corner backs in the country.

Kwaku, in his third year, continued to improve; winning the JP Metras award as Ontario’s top lineman and he is already appearing on several CFL team’s radar as a top prospect for the 2017 CFL draft.

Here’s what is happening:
Grey Cup Champion – Shamawd Chambers
Congratulations to Golden Hawk Alum Shamawd Chambers who not only won a Grey Cup with the Edmonton Eskimos, but also had two big catches totaling 49 yards. For his performance, he was awarded the “Most Valuable Canadian” in the game.

Extra Practices
– Tuesday was our last practice and, despite the snow on the field, our players showed great energy and played really well. Many of our younger players got valuable playing time in the scrimmage. We treated the scrimmage like a real game and it was full contact.
– We will now have to wait until our indoor practices start on January 8th, 2016 before we hit the field again together.

Recruiting
This is the final week in Ontario high school football. The OFSAA Bowls are Monday through Wednesday in Hamilton at Tim Horton’s Field. Over those three days, there will be nine games involving the provinces top eighteen teams.

Excited to announce two commitments:
Lienbacker: Liam Spencer
Kicker: Nathan McLean

Adopt-A-Hawk – $29,706 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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