Laurier football weekly update

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Photo: Kha Vo

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Our football banquet was this past weekend and it was great to see so many parents attend. Thank you to Jeyas and his staff for running such an awesome event and to Dan Polischuk for being a great emcee.

The night included handing out our team awards and also listening to our graduating players speak about their time here at Laurier. Here are the award winners for the 2016 season:

  • Team MVP: public announcement saved until athletic banquet in April.
  • Offensive MVP: QB Michael Knevel
  • Defensive MVP: DB Malcolm Thompson
  • Special Teams MVP: DB Godfrey Onyeka
  • Lineman of the Year: DL Jalen Price
  • Laurier Leader Award: DB Scott Hutter

There has been no tiptoeing into the new year, and we are completely back into the swing of things. Everyone is working extremely hard this off-season. The players are in the gym five times a week, they have meetings and even a practice every Friday at RIM Park.

Our first practice last Friday was a success and there was a lot of energy. The message to the whole group is that we have 35 practices between now and when the OUA season kicks off and our record is 0-0. There will be no more talk of the Yates Cup and no more reading the press clippings. We need to continue to just simply outwork everyone.

Here’s what is happening:

Recruiting
Here is an up-to-date look at our recruiting class:

Alex Pigozzo– 6’3/280 – OL – Resurrection (Kitchener, ON)
Aden Alkinani – 5’9/170 – DB – Northern (Sarnia, ON) 
Damian Tesoro – 6’3/240 – FB – Waterdown DHS (Waterdown, ON)
Mitch Rooney – 6’3/225 – LB – Waterdown DHS (Waterdown, ON)
Kennedy Ilodigwe – 6’5/220 – DE – Ernest Manning (Markham, ON)
Connor Carusello – 6’4/200 – QB – McKinnon Park (Caledonia, ON)
John O’Reilly – 6’5/240 – DE – Corpus Christi (Burlington, ON)
Dylan Dale – 6’2/210 – LB – West Farris (North Bay, ON)  
Taylor Stalkie – 6’0/202 – LB – Napanee Golden Hawks (Camden East, ON)
Daniel Fitzgerald – 6’2/210 – LB – CCH (London, ON)
Nicholas Petermann – 6’0/205 – WR – Cardinal Newman (Hamilton, ON)
Keontae King – 5’11/180 – WR – Lourdes HS (Guelph, ON)
Jordan Veltri – 6’0/186 – DB – Corpus Christi (Burlington, ON)

Adopt-A-Hawk
We still have some of our players that have yet to be adopted. Please let us know if you are interested and we can find the perfect player for you.

Thank you to so many of you that have already sponsored one of our players! https://web.wlu.ca/adoptahawk/documents/2016-17AdoptAHawkGiftForm.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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