BURLINGTON, ON – Wilfrid Laurier men’s football player Kwaku Boateng was named the recipient of the J.P. Metras Award by the OUA on Thursday morning as the conference announced its major award winners at a ceremony at the Holiday Inn Burlington.
Boateng, a defensive lineman from Milton, Ont., is the eighth Golden Hawk to be named the OUA J.P. Metras Award recipient and the first since offensive lineman Scott Evans won the award back in 2007.
Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
Unfortunately our season came to an end Saturday in London as we lost a hard fought game 32-18 to Western. It is safe to say, we gave Western their toughest game of the year and headed into halftime down just 15-13.
Although there are no moral victories and we wish we were prepping for the Yates Cup this week, I am extremely pleased with the heart and work ethic our team showed the second half of the season.
BURLINGTON, ON – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is excited to announce those named 2015 OUA Football All-Rookies.
The Laurier Golden Hawks turned some heads this season, advancing to the Yates Cup semifinal, for the first time since 2010 with a roster that features four all-rookie selections. Defensive lineman Trevaughan James (Whitby, Ont.), linebacker Matt Williams (Ajax, Ont.), defensive back Scott Hutter (London, Ont.) and receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (Ottawa, Ont.) have all been named to the squad following fantastic freshman campaigns.
LONDON, ON – The No. 9 ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks had their season come to a halt in a heartbreaker, as the No. 2 Western Mustangs advanced to the Yates Cup with a 32-18 victory.
In what could be considered one of the tightest games against the Mustangs this year, Laurier was within a score for most of the contest including tying it up early in the second. The only touchdown for the purple-and-gold came from defensive back Malcolm Thompson of Windsor, Ont. who picked off pivot Will Finch of Burlington, Ont. and ran it back 58 yards later that quarter.
The Laurier Golden Hawks are going to have their hands full as they prepare to take on the 8-0 and second ranked Western Mustangs. The Hawks will be looking for a much different result than when the two teams met in September. The Mustangs came into University Stadium and beat the Hawks 59-9 in a game that was never competitive.
However, this is a different Laurier football team facing the Mustangs this week, as the Hawks are peaking at the right time. The Mustangs will be heavily favoured, however, the Hawks (under Coach Faulds) have shown an ability to rise to the level of their opponent.