Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.
Big news since our last newsletter!! We are thrilled to announce the addition of Offensive Coordinator Todd Galloway to our staff. Todd is a fantastic coach, recruiter, leader and happens to also be a Laurier alum: https://laurierfootball.com/2020/01/28/todd-galloway-named-offensive-coordinator/#more-40233
Coach Galloway has already started to put in his new offensive system, which has created a lot of buzz and excitement in the program. We look forward to seeing his positive impact on the program in many ways.
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2020 Clothing Drive
o Our clothing drive was a great success and will definitely become an annual event now. Together our team collected 14 large football travel bags worth of clothes and donated them to Thrift on Kent.
o Our annual team banquet was held in the Turret on campus – Saturday, January 25th. Thank you to Jeyas and his staff for putting together such a great event. Another big thank you to our emcee Dan Polischuk.
o “Score to Win” was presented at the banquet by Pete Izzio who kindly donated $2,300, which is $100 for every FG an TD scored at home in the 2019 season.
o We also had a special presentation by Coach Gary Jeffries who donated the proceeds of his annual golf tournament to the Lee Maggiacomo scholarship fund and presented it former Golden Hawk great LB Anthony Maggiacomo.
o Photos by Rossy Pasternak: https://laurierfootball.com/laurier-football-banquet-2020/
o Here are the award winners:
- Laurier Leader Award presented by AMJ Campbell – DB Will Amoah
- Lineman of the Year – DL Sam Acheampong
- Special Teams MVP – LB Mitch Rooney
- Defensive MVP – LB Tommy Bringi
- Offensive MVP – OL JD Richardson & OL Drew Mairleitner
- Team MVP – RB Levondre Gordon
East/West Bowl Invites Announced:
o The U Sports All-Star game is once again in Ottawa this year in the first week of May. This year we have three players representing Laurier Football: OL Bryce Bell, DL Alfred Green and RB/WR Kavantye Bailey.
Save the Date – Friday, May 1st – Laurier Football Gala
o Our 21st Annual Golden Hawks Football Dinner will be held on Friday, May 1st on campus once again at the beautiful Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. More details of the event to come.
o We are back at RIM Park practicing every Friday from 3-5pm.
o Take a look at the great photos from Rossy Pasternak:
- Practice #1: https://laurierfootball.com/rim-practice-january-10th-2020/
- Practice #2: https://laurierfootball.com/rim-practice-january-17th-2020/
- Practice #4: https://laurierfootball.com/rim-practice-jan-31-2020/
Weekly Hard Hats
o The weekly hard hats are awarded to the offensive and defensive players of the week who have worked the hardest and given the most effort in workouts, meetings and practice.
o Week #3 went to Quarterback Connor Carusello and Defensive Lineman Alfred Green
o Week #4 went to Linebacker Ife Onyemenam and Quarterback Connor Irwin-Lewis
o Week #5 went to Offensive Lineman Isaiah Adams and Defensive Lineman John O’Reilly
- Former Golden Hawk Dennis Mitchell of Starlight Capital continues to impress! https://theedgeleaders.com/edge-leaders-winter/dennis-mitchell/
Recruiting Class update
o We are pleased with the 24 committed recruits we have in this years recruiting class
o Our staff is working tirelessly to secure a few more in the coming months
|1||KEYON GRATTON||DT||ST MARY’S||6’4″||280||KITCHENER, ON|
|2||ZACK BURMASTER||WR||ST THOMAS MORE||6’3″||210||HAMILTON, ON|
|3||JARED WEILER||DB||RESURRECTION||6’1″||185||WATERLOO, ON|
|4||JOSH RIETVELD||OL||ASSUMPTION||6’5″||275||BRANTFORD, ON|
|5||MALIK BLOUT||DL||SIR ALLAN MACNABB||6’5″||235||HAMILTON, ON|
|6||TYRESSE GRIFFITH||RB||ST DAVID||5’11”||180||WATERLOO, ON|
|7||CHIDERA UBOSI||DL||ABBEY PARK||6’6″||235||OAKVILLE, ON|
|8||JASON MACGOUGAN||LS||M.M. ROBINSON||5’11”||215||BURLINGTON, ON|
|9||AVERY SCOTT||RB||DAVID SUZUKI||5’10”||205||MISSISSAUGA, ON|
|10||TRENT HUNTER||WR||A.N MYER||6’0″||180||NIAGARA FALLS, ON|
|11||COLTON LONGBOAT||OL||MCKINNON PARK||6’6″||299||CALEDONIA, ON|
|12||ANTHONY BRISCOE||WR||HOLY TRINITY||6’0″||185||OAKVILLE, ON|
|13||AFOLABI AWOGBEMI||DL||ST THOMAS AQUINAS||6’3″||255||BRAMPTON, ON|
|14||PAUL OWOLABI||DB||CENTENNIAL||6’1″||190||CALGARY, AB|
|15||RYAN NEWICK||WR||ST THOMAS MORE||6’1″||185||HAMILTON, ON|
|16||D’ANDRE BROOKES||QB||DAVID SUZUKI||6’2″||190||MISSISSAUGA, ON|
|17||DAWSON HODGE||K/P||TERRY FOX||5’11”||180||PORT COQUITLAM, BC|
|18||GRANT GILMOUR||LB||GLENVIEW PARK||6’1″||180||CAMBRIDGE, ON|
|19||ETHAN ELLIOTT||DB||TERRY FOX||6’1″||185||PORT COQUITLAM, BC|
|20||FOLA ADENIYI||DB||ST THOMAS MORE||5’11”||175||HAMILTON, ON|
|21||ETHAN JORDAN||WR||CHATHAM KENT||5’11”||180||CHATHAM, ON|
|22||TANNER ELSON||OL||HOLY TRINITY||6’4″||255||OAKVILLE, ON|
|23||ETHAN BAYFIELD||WR||ST. MIKES||5’11”||170||TORONTO, ON|
|24||MATT CARUSO||DL||OAKRIDGE||6’2″||230||LONDON, ON|
Please save the dates of our Home Games:
o Sunday, September 6th at 7pm vs. Windsor Lancers – Home Opener & Frosh Game
o Saturday, September 26th at 1pm vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees – Homecoming
o Friday, October 9th at 7pm vs. York Lions – Thanksgiving Game
o Saturday, October 24th at 1pm vs. Waterloo Warriors – Battle of Waterloo
Until next time,
Go Hawks Go!