Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
I’m proud of the way our team fought with a very good opponent for four quarters. After a back-and-forth first quarter score of 21 – 21, it was a defensive showdown. In the end, McMaster made the timely plays when needed and we had some tough bounces not go our way.
The team has quickly moved on from this 30-21 defeat and we are now in a must-win situation this weekend against Queen’s. It is a very simple playoff scenario for us – win and we are in, lose and we are definitely out. There is no other scoreboard watching as the results from other games do not affect our playoff outcome.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 8 of the season and they include receiver/returner Kurleigh Gittens Jr. on both offence and special teams, and defensive back Ben Millar on defence.
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 22 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.
WATERLOO, ON – Women’s hockey goalie Lauren Webber and men’s football receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. have been named this week’s Laurier Bookstore Athletes of the Week for the week ending October 18, 2015.
Webber, a first year from Burlington, Ont., assisted the Golden Hawks to two victories last weekend as she stopped 42 of 44 shots she faced. The biology major is now tied for first in the OUA for wins following a 15-save performance in the 4-2 victory over Windsor and an outstanding 2-0 shutout victory over the No. 3 Guelph Gryphons where she made 27 saves.
This is Webber’s first time being honoured as Laurier’s Female Athlete of the Week.
Gittens Jr., originally from Ottawa, had a breakout game in the Golden Hawks 30-21 loss to the No. 6 McMaster Marauders last weekend. The first year sociology major returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown to match the second longest kick return in team history. He also caught eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown to mark the second consecutive game he has finished with over 100 receiving yards. Gittens finished the game with 251 all-purpose yards.
This is Gittens’ first time being named Laurier’s Male Athlete of the Week.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team missed an opportunity to clinch an OUA playoff berth as they lost 30-21 to the No. 6 McMaster Marauders on Saturday afternoon at University Stadium.
Needing a victory to assure themselves of at least the sixth seed in the OUA, the Hawks failed to convert on crucial scoring opportunities in the fourth quarter allowing McMaster to hold on to their lead and improve to 6-1 on the season. As for the Hawks, the loss drops them to 3-4 on the year and leaves them in a tie for the sixth and final playoff spot with the Toronto Varsity Blues.
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (3-3) look to punch their ticket to the OUA playoffs on Saturday afternoon as they host the No. 6 McMaster Marauders (5-1) on Seniors Day at University Stadium.
– Laurier students can attend the game for just two dollars if they purchase their game ticket prior to game day either online at tickets.laurierathletics.com, or at the Hawk Desk or U-Desk on campus
– Saturday is Autograph Day for the men’s football team and the Hawks will be on the field post-game to sign autographs for fans
– Prior to the game, the team will recognize the Hawks’ 17 graduating players who could potentially be playing their last game at University Stadium
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks appear to have gotten their swagger back. After opening the season with a 38-21 victory at York, the Golden Hawks have gone on lose their next three games with losses to both the Western Mustangs (59-9) and the previously-winless Windsor Lancers (22-18) on Homecoming weekend.
Since those tough defeats, it appears as though the Hawks have turned things around, thrashing inter-city rival Waterloo Warriors 42-0. Last Friday night, the Hawks faced the Ottawa Gee-Gees in a game that carried significant playoff implications. On paper, the match-up appeared pretty even, with both teams coming into Friday night’s game with identical 2-3 records. The Hawks were able to come away with a much needed win though.
OTTAWA – Wilfrid Laurier quarterback Eric Morelli, Mount Allison defensive lineman Christian Plante and Carleton kick returner Nate Hamlin are the CIS football players of the week for the period ending Oct. 10, 2015.
Morelli, a second-year business student from Burlington, Ont., was honoured on offence following a record performance in a crucial 65-30 win against visiting Ottawa, last Friday.
Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all got to enjoy some quality time with those close to you.
It was a very happy Thanksgiving for those of us surrounding the team after the BIG 65-30 win Friday night over the Ottawa Gee Gees. It was good to finally play up to our potential and we are dedicated to keeping this momentum and continuing to grow as a team as the season continues.
WATERLOO — Over his five years at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dillon Campbell has seen his share of books.
And when he graduates, his name will be inscribed in one that will stay behind.
Campbell’s record-setting performance as a running back for the Golden Hawks continued in this, his fifth year with the program, when he established a all-time career rushing yards mark. His 241 yards in an Oct. 3 game against Waterloo gave him 3,069 for his career, eclipsing the record of 3,061 by Andy Cecchini.