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Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Max Blouw President (519) 884-0710 Ext. 2443 max.blouw@wlu.ca
Peter Baxter Athletic Director (519) 884-0710 ext. 2216 pbaxter@wlu.ca
Patricia Kitchen Associate Director, Athletics and Recreation (519) 884-0710 ext. 2384 pkitchen@wlu.ca
Ryan Lannan Manager, Interuniversity Sport (519) 884-0710 ext. 3428 rlannan@wlu.ca
Jamie Howieson Coordinator, Communications (519) 884-0710 ext. 3492 jhowieson@wlu.ca
Jon Kursikowski Manager, Marketing and Events (519) 884-0710 ext. 3289 jkursikowski@wlu.ca
Dawn Simons Events and Sponsorship Assistant (519) 884-0710 ext. 3888 dsimons@wlu.ca
Courtney Bruce Athlete Services and Events Assistant (519) 884-0710 ext. 3739 cbruce@wlu.ca
Ted Collins Coordinator, Game Day Operations (519) 884-0710 ext. 3404 tcollins@wlu.ca
Phil Dolmage Coordinator, Web & Technology (519) 884-0710 ext. 2855 pdolmage@wlu.ca
Wesley Van Luven Coordinator, Facilities (519) 884-0710 ext. 3732 wvanluven@wlu.ca
Jennifer O'Neill Manager, Recreation and Facilities (519) 884-0710 ext. 2466 joneill@wlu.ca
Amanda Taylor Coordinator, Clubs, Camps and Aquatics (519) 884-0710 ext. 2274 amtaylor@wlu.ca
Krista Irving Booking and Finance Assistant (519) 884-0710 ext. 3720 kirving@wlu.ca
Karen Partridge Finance Assistant (519) 884-0710 ext. 4483 kpartridge@wlu.ca
Wendy Webb Administrative Assistant (519) 884-0710 ext. 2184 wwebb@wlu.ca
Jamie Carlson Athletic Therapist (519) 884-0710 ext. 2178 jcarlson@wlu.ca
Jennifer Childs Athletic Therapist (519) 884-0710 ext. 2178 jchilds@wlu.ca

Name Sport Phone Email
Scott Ballantyne Baseball mensbaseball@laurierathletics.com
Justin Serresse Basketball (M) (519) 884-0710 ext. 2188 jserresse@wlu.ca
Paul Falco Basketball (W) (519) 884-0710 ext. 3504 pfalco@wlu.ca
Peter Grinbergs Cross Country (M/W) crosscountry@laurierathletics.com
Matt Wilkinson Curling curling@laurierathletics.com
Michael Faulds Football (519) 884-0710 ext. 2180 mfaulds@wlu.ca
Jeff Colley Golf golf@laurierathletics.com
Greg Puhalski Hockey (M) (519) 884-0710 ext. 2465 gpuhalski@wlu.ca
Rick Osborne Hockey (W) (519) 884-0710 ext. 2182 rosborne@wlu.ca
Lynn Orth Lacrosse womenslacrosse@laurierathletics.com
Ian McLeod Rugby (M) mensrugby@laurierathletics.com
TBD Rugby (W) womensrugby@laurierathletics.com
Barry MacLean Soccer (W) (519) 884-0710 ext. 3508 bmaclean@wlu.ca
Mario Halapir Soccer (M) mario@coresportsandfitness.com
Hans Witolla Swimming coachhans7@gmail.com
Peter Grinbergs Track and Field crosscountry@laurierathletics.com

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    March 29, 2017
    MFOOT players show well at CFL Combine
    REGINA (March 28, 2017) - Three members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team put forwarded their best efforts this past weekend at the 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) National Combine in Saskatchewan as they made one last impression on league scouts ahead of the CFL Draft in May.

    Defensive linemen Kwaku Boateng of Milton, Ont., the top-ranked prospect in attendance, and Jalen Price of Hamilton, along with linebacker Nakas Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., all put on great performances in both the individual tests as well as the 1-on-1 on-field sessions.

    For Boateng, who entered the combine as the sixth-ranked prospect in the latest scouting rankings, he put up a time of 4.9 seconds in the 40-yard dash, as well as a very strong 33.5 inch vertical. He carried that performance onto the field where, despite having the spotlight shining brightly on him, made his presence felt.

    “Kwaku will be impressed with his 40 time,” said Laurier head coach Michael Faulds. “All the CFL scouts would have been impressed as it’s a great time for a defensive end. He had some good reps in 1-on-1’s getting around the edge and really used his speed well.”

    Onyeka, meanwhile, managed to crack the Top 5 in the vertical jump in testing as he posted 35.5 inches, the best mark among all linebackers at the combine. He also clocked in a 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash and posted 16 reps on the bench press.

    “Nakas was very impressive with his testing numbers in particularly in the vertical where he showed well,” said Faulds on last year’s finalists for the U SPORTS Presidents Award. “During 1-on-1’s Nakas was pretty good as well. He’s a versatile guy and can have an impact on special teams in the CFL. Scouts know that when he gets near a ball carrier, he’s definitely going to bring him down.”

    As for Price, the defensive tackle performer particularly well during the on-field testing where, according to Faulds, he showed the true value he brings to a team.

    “Jalen had some great bull rushes in the interior during 1-on-1’s so he was able to test the depth of the pocket. His strength lies in his ability to eat up multiple blockers and that is what scouts were able to see.”

    All three Hawks will now wait and see if they hear their name called at the 2017 CFL Draft set for May 7, 2017. In the last five years, six Golden Hawks have been taken in the annual Canadian selection draft, joining the 122 total that have been selected since 1970.
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    March 29, 2017
    MFOOT Season Tickets now on sale
    WATERLOO, Ont. (March 29, 2017) - The Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Athletics and Recreation announced on Wednesday that season ticket packages for the 2017 men’s football season are now on sale.

    Season ticket prices for the 2017 season remain unchanged from 2016 with Laurier students being able to see all four home games, including Homecoming, for just $20. Adult packages stay at $50 while Alumni, Non-Laurier Students and Seniors remains at $40.

    All season ticket packages include a number of benefits including guaranteed tickets for Homecoming 2017 against the Western Mustangs in a rematch of last year’s Yates Cup, exclusive promotions at each game as well as a private season ticket holder event following the October 21st home game against McMaster.

    All fans who purchase season tickets will also earn loyalty points as a part of the Varsity Tickets Loyalty Points Program. Points are earned by purchasing tickets and attending games and can be spent on free goods or game tickets. 

    To purchase your season seat package for the 2017 season, please visit tickets.laurierathletics.com or visit the Hawk Desk in the Athletic Complex.

    2017 Season Ticket Prices
    Students - $20
    Adults - $50
    Alumni, Non-Laurier Students & Seniors - $40

    2017 Home Game Schedule*
    August 27 vs Toronto - 1 p.m. - Home Opener
    September 9 vs Carleton - 7:30 p.m.
    September 30 vs Western - 1 p.m. - Homecoming
    October 21 vs McMaster - 1 p.m.

    * Game times subject to change
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    March 27, 2017
    Malcolmson named Athlete of the Week
    WATERLOO, Ont. (March 28, 2017) - Men’s curling second Kenneth Malcolmson of Toronto, has been named the Laurier Hawk Shop Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 26, 2017. 

    Last week, Malcolmson competed at the first U SPORTS curling championship of his career. The first year athlete led all seconds in shooting percentage during the round robin, as he curled an outstanding 81 percent.  Moreover, in five of the Golden Hawks’ seven games, the fourth year Kin/Phys. Ed major shot no less than 80%. In the team’s 9-4 win over Dalhousie, Malcolmson achieved his best result of the week when he shot 90% in the contest. With a 3-4 record on the week, a mere tiebreak ruling in their final match was all that kept the Hawks from heading to playoffs. 

    This is Malcolmson’s first time earning Male Athlete of the Week Honours.
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    March 24, 2017
    Karn named Outstanding Woman of Laurier
    WATERLOO, Ont. (March 24, 2017) - Julie Karn, a third year midfielder on the women’s soceer team, was named the 2017 Outstanding Women of Laurier award recipient on Thursday evening at the 12th annual Outstanding Women of Laurier dinner at Bingemans Conference Centre.
    Karn, a native of Waterloo, Ont., was one of three nominees for this year’s award which included women’s hockey team captain Giuliana Pallotta of Beeton, Ont., and women’s lacrosse midfielder Jessie Lubert of Elmira, Ont.
    “Julie encapsulates everything that this award represents and is a wonderful recipient,” said Peter Baxter, Laurier’s director of athletics and recreation. “She is an outstanding athlete who excels on the pitch for our women’s soccer team and is also an exceptional student in the classroom. On top of all that, she has found so many ways to give back to her community.”
    Karn, a third year kinesiology and physical education major, becomes the second women’s soccer player to receive the award and second in as many years after teammate Jacky Normandeau won the award a year ago.
    “I’m speechless. I still can’t believe it, I’m shaking. The fact that I received this award is just incredible. I’m very excited,” said Karn upon receiving the award.

    “It just shows the support that they [Laurier Athletics] provides female athletes,” added Karn when asked about the importance of the award. “For this school to even offer this opportunity and this award and this event, just shows how much they support their female athletes through scholarships, athletic awards and programs.”
    A key member of Laurier’s starting 11, Karn has made 31 starts for the Golden Hawks over her career since joining the purple and gold back in 2014, registering five goals and one assist. During the 2015 season, despite missing time due to an injury, the graduate of Bluevale CI was named an OUA Second Team All-Star as she helped Laurier win the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Silver medal and advance to the national championship.
    Away from the pitch, Karn, who has also danced professionally since the age of 14, has given her time to teach young dancers at various dance studios in Kitchener-Waterloo while also working with Education of the Next Generation which provides curriculum-based dance workshops to students in the Toronto Catholic School Board. She has also volunteered her time canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation and is in the process of becoming an In-School Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo.
    Also announced on Thursday evening was the recipient of the Dolores “Mitzi” Michael Women Leaders Scholarship, an award established in memory of Dolores “Mitzi” Michael who served on staff in the department of athletics and recreation between 1972 and 1993. The award is given to one female student who has held a leadership position in the department and has demonstrated leadership qualities that focus on team building and enhancing the student experience.
    This year’s recipient is Daniella Orsi who has served as the team manager for the men’s basketball team for the past three years and is a two-time recipient of the Chuck Classen Golden Hawk Award of Excellence for Team Manager. Orsi has also served as a brand ambassador for Laurier athletics and works at the Athletic Complex Hawk Desk.

    Laurier launched the Outstanding Women of Laurier award in 2006 to recognize female students who combine athletic and academic achievement with an active commitment to the community through volunteerism.
    The event included an inspirational keynote address from Karina Leblanc, a goalkeeper who was a member of the 2012 Olympic bronze medal winning Canadian women’s soccer team, and was hosted by Susan Cook-Scheerer, Host and Associate Producer of Waterloo Region’s favourite talk show, daytime on Rogers TV.
    This year’s event raised close to $23,000 to help support women’s athletic initiatives, scholarships and the mentoring program at Laurier.
    The event was made possible by leadership sponsors RBC Royal Bank, Miller Thomson LLP and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Contributing sponsors included Armstrong Partnership LP, College Pro Painters, Great-Canadian Holidays, Coaches and Fleet Services, Mad Hatter Technology, Toyota Manufacturing, as well as a number of Wilfrid Laurier University departments. In-kind sponsors included Robin’s Goldsmithing and Brentwood Livery.
    Outstanding Women of Laurier Award recipients
    2016-17 - Julie Karn (Soccer)
    2015-16 - Jacky Normandeau (Soccer/Hockey)
    2014-15 - Lee Anna Osei (Basketball)
    2013-14 - Bree Chaput (Basketball)
    2012-13 - Fiona Lester (Hockey)
    2011-12 - Laura Crocker (Curling)
    2010-11 - Brittany Shaw (Swimming)
    2009-10 - Liz Knox (Hockey)
    2008-09 - Hollie Nicol (Curling)
    2007-08 - Lauren Meschino (Hockey)
    2006-07 - Jillian Ritsma (Basketball)
    2005-06 - Fiona Aiston (Hockey)
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    March 24, 2017
    MCURL named February OUA Team of the Month
    BURLINGTON, Ont. - The following teams have been selected as Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Teams of the Month, presented by lululemon, for the month of February.

    Winners of the OUA Teams of the Month will receive a team yoga session and a shop night at their local lululemon store.

    MALE: Laurier Golden Hawks – Curling (10-0 OUA championship) 

    The Laurier Golden Hawks men's curling team has been selected as an OUA Team of the Month, presented by lululemon, after going unbeaten at the OUA championship to claim their third consecutive provincial title. 

    Laurier breezed through the competition unblemished in the round robin, picking up victories over Algoma (12-2), Trent (8-2), Queen's (4-3), Western (3-1), McMaster (6-5), Windsor (7-1) and Lakehead (10-5) 

    Following a 6-5 win over the Carleton Ravens in the quarter-finals, the Golden Hawks defeated the Brock Badgers 6-4 in the semifinals, to advance to the gold medal match for a fourth straight season. 

    Facing the rival Gaels for the second time in the tournament, with Queen's sitting three, Golden Hawks skip Matthew Hall (Kitchener, Ont.) drew to the button to earn a 5-3 win. 

    With their championship sweep, the Hawks have now won 22 consecutive games at the conference championship and became just the third team in OUA history to win three straight curling championships. 

    The Hawks, featuring Hall, vice Jordie Lyon-Hatcher (Ottawa, Ont.), second Kenneth Malcolmson (Toronto, Ont.), lead Russell Cuddie (London, Ont.), and alternate Jeffrey Wanless (Aurora, Ont.), joined the Waterloo Warriors (1983-85) and the Windsor Lancers (1977-79) as they only teams to accomplish the feat.

    FEMALE: Toronto Varsity Blues – Volleyball (8-0 regular season)

    Following a perfect 8-0 month of February, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women's volleyball team has been named the OUA Team of the Month, presented by lululemon. 

    After a 3-2 victory over the nationally ranked McMaster Marauders to open the month, the Blues cruised to back-to-back straight set victories over Brock and Trent.

    Toronto alternated 3-1 and 3-0 victories over York, Windsor, Western and Waterloo before defeating Guelph 3-2 to finish the regular season with a perfect 19-0 record for a second straight season. 

    Over the course of the month, the Blues only dropped six sets, four of which were to nationally ranked opponents (McMaster / Western). 

    The Blues averaged 18.93 digs per set during the month of February, their highest monthly total of the season to go along with 16.1 points per set.

    A major reason for the Blues success in the month of February was the continued strong play of second-year right side Alina Dormann (Ottawa, Ont.) who averaged 0.70 services aces and 5.2 points per set in eight matches