IreyomiLaurier Football is very happy to announce the commitment of Adem Ireyomi, a 5’11 180 lb defensive back from Windsor Holy Names Catholic Secondary School and Team Ontario.

Ireyomi has been on the Hawks’ radar since playing for Laurier Defensive Backs Coach Dwayne Cameron on Team Ontario in the 2015 International Bowl vs Team USA in Arlington, Texas. He also earned a position on Team Ontario for this past summer’s Canada Cup Tournament in Quebec; an event where he helped the team win a silver medal.

Ireyomi actually committed to Laurier last week in Arlington where he and Coach Cameron were reunited again in this year’s International Bowl.

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SzatmariLaurier Football is very happy to announce the commitment of linebacker Daniel Szatmari from Canada Prep High School in Welland, Ontario.

Szatmari’s journey to Canada Prep is an interesting one. Born in Toronto, Daniel moved to his parent’s native country of Hungary. While growing-up, he learned to play “American” football. His passion for the sport led him to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba to attend high school, where he attended and played for St. Paul’s Catholic High School.

The 6’1 220 lb Szatmari is a very physical player and competes to challenge himself to his limits. He is projected to play at the middle linebacker position for the Hawks and brings a combination of toughness and athleticism that will serve him well during his time as a Golden Hawk.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

I’m Excited to say that we will once again be playing a preseason game this year and our opponent will be the very tough Montreal Carabins on Saturday, August 20th at 1pm.

The advantage of going to Quebec versus out West (like we did last year to play the Saskatchewan Huskies) is that we will be able to take more players. Last year we took 50 players and this year 70 players will get the awesome experience.

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laurier vs montreal psd
After a memorable season in which their program took a big step forward by reaching the OUA semi-finals for the first time since 2010, the Laurier Golden Hawks are looking to use that momentum to improve even further.

In an effort to do so, Head Coach Michael Faulds and his coaching staff have finalized an agreement with the 2015 Vanier Cup finalist Montreal Carabins to hold an exhibition game on Saturday August 20th in Montreal. Kick-off is set for 1pm at CEPSUM Stadium.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

#BellLetsTalk
It is an important day for all of us as we are all dealing with our own mental health issues or we know someone close to us that is. Although many would say university is the best time of your life, it is also the time where stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation and many other mental health issues can creep into play.

We have a fantastic support system here at Laurier and our players are constantly reminded to never hold anything within and to seek help from our staff or support systems on campus when they aren’t feeling quite themselves. Together, we can get through anything.

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Cowan
Laurier Football is very happy to announce the commitment of Brad Cowan from the Bel Air Norsemen of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) in Ottawa.

As a  6’2″, 205 lb linebacker,  Cowan currently attends South Carleton High School in Richmond, Ontario. He has been a “hybrid” player for the Norsemen, playing both at the defensive end and linebacker position.

Cowan is a multi-sport athlete, having  played hockey as well. Off the field, he trains with former Golden Hawk player (and Laurier Athletics Hall Of Famer) Donnie Ruiz. Ruiz has high hopes for his pupil.

“Brad is an excellent example of an athlete that is focused and hungry to be at his best. Big things are ahead for this solid young man,” Ruiz said.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

I’m pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Friends of Golden Hawk Football Reception and Dinner presented by Sun Life Financial will be held Thursday, April 28th at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario.

We are excited that, this year, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Vanier Cup winning team. That year, our Golden Hawks beat the Mount Allison Mounties 25-18 in front of over 30,000 fans at Skydome. To attend this great event you can purchase your tickets/table here: http://www.laurierathletics.com/generatepage.php?ID=58

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lombardi
Laurier Football is excited to announce the commitment of 2016 CFC Top 100 defensive back Damian Lombardi of the Pickering Dolphins and St Mary’s High School. The 6’0, 190lb Lombardi is a physical player who has played numerous positions for the Dolphins organization – including free safety, middle linebacker, and halfback. His size will make him a prospect to play in the secondary as well as at the dime linebacker position for the Hawks.

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Week9_7Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We had our Laurier Football Banquet this past weekend and it was a great evening full of awards and speeches from our graduating players. Thank you to the OUAtv and RadioLaurier broadcast team of Dan Polischuk and Justin Fauteux who emceed the event and kept everything moving smoothly. A big thank you also to so many of our players’ parents that attended. Your support of your sons and the program continues to amaze us.

To the graduating class: fantastic job on your speeches! You guys have definitely laid the foundation in the last few years for continued success with Laurier Football. Not if, but WHEN we win the Yates Cup, you are a big reason why we were able to accomplish that feat.

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