Laurier football update – March 2019

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.

We are excited to announce that the 20th Laurier Football Dinner will be held on Saturday April 27th on campus at the beautiful Lazaridis School of Business & Economics.

The evening will include honouring legendary Coach Gary Jeffries.


More Laurier Football Headlines:

Winter Practices Open
We have completed seven of 20 off-season practices and the energy, execution and work-ethic has been very impressive.

Our team has the drive, focus and demeanor of a team that finished 4-4 and out of the playoffs, but a confidence an energy of a team that will contend for the 2019 Yates and Vanier Cups. It is the perfect combination for our best offseason yet.

Rossy Pasternak has taken some incredible photos at our indoor practices:
February 1st
February 15th
January 15th
March 1st
March 8th

2019 Recruiting Class Update

We could not be more pleased with the recruiting class we are putting together. Just simply take a look at the size of these student athletes.

Cooper Hamilton – 6’7” 265lbs Offensive Lineman from Barrie
Mekhi Hyman – 6’1” 220lbs Running Back from Toronto
Jordan Brubacher – 6’1” 205lbs Full Back from Cambridge
Tanner Nelmes – 6’0” 195lbs Running Back from Guelph
Pawel Szymanski – 6’2” 206lbs Linebacker from Guelph
Matteo Kucinic – 6’3” 295lbs Offensive Lineman from Mississauga
Colton Longboat – 6’6” 295lbs Defensive Lineman from Caledonia
Dominic Montalbano – 6’0” 187lbs Receiver from Kingston
Ife Onyemenam – 6’1” 205lbs Linebacker from Mississauga
Brady Loenhart – 6’0” 200lbs Running Back from Courtice
Jahzion Holness-Edie – 6’2” 240lbs Defensive Lineman from Hamilton
Luke Barsanti – 6’4” 315lbs Offensive Lineman from Etobicoke
Tristan Hudson – 6’2” 180lbs Defensive Back from Scarborough
Donneal Kerr – 6’6” 223lbs Receiver/Tight End from Toronto
Giuseppe Deacetis – 6’6” 330lbs Offensive Lineman from Burlington
Nathan Brooks – 6’1” 240lbs Full Back from London
Quintin Cheevers – 6’4” 280lbs Offensive Lineman from Brantford
Kelon Thomas – 6’5” 220lbs Defensive Lineman from Scarborough
Jacob Benjamin – 6’0” 215lbs Linebacker from Scarborough

2019 Laurier Football High School Camp – Saturday May 4th
Please share with anyone 13-19 years old and interested. READ MORE

Laurier Grads Soar: Jahmeeks Beckford
A great article by David Grossman on Jahmeeks Beckford. READ MORE

Laurier Grads Soar: Donnie Ruiz
A great article by David Grossman on Donnie Ruiz. We have been fortunate to have Donnie donate his time to our training camp the last few years and pass a long his expertise to our players. READ MORE

Lunch with Light House
On Tuesday, February 26th, I took four players: Scott Hutter, Christian Coppin, Patrick James and Anton Matthews over to the Light House for lunch. We had a fantastic time and the players interactions and the smiles were priceless.

Ten players going to 2019 CFL Combines
Less than three weeks away from the CFL Combine in Toronto where Laurier Football will be very well represented:
National Combine: WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr & Robbie Smith
Regional Combine: DB Scott Hutter, DT Trevaughan James, DB Malcolm Thompson, FB Mario Villamizar, RB Levondre Gordon, RB/FB Osayi Iginuan, OL Drew Mairleitner & K Nathan Mesher.

2019 Schedule
Start to put these dates into your calendar. We have a schedule that we should all be excited about.

2018/19 Adopt-A-Hawk
Thank you! We have reached 121% of our goal with $48,430 raised towards a goal of $40,000.

Let’s keep it going and help bridge the gap between Laurier and the rest of the OUA. Please consider adopting one of our players today:

Go Hawks Go!


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