2017 IN REVIEW

It’s been a great calendar year for the Lancers and now that it’s coming to an end , it’s time to look back on some of 2017’s biggest hi-lights.

JANUARY 2017

Women’s volleyball take home silver medal at Durham Lords Adidas Cup tournament to kick off 2017.

FEBRUARY

  • Women’s volleyball won a hard fought victory over the Mohawk Mountaineers in playoffs to secure a spot at the OCAA Championships for the first time in 6 years
  • Sara Piana Yafu named OCAA women’s volleyball All Star & Scoring Champion
  • Emilie Leneveu named OCAA women’s volleyball second team All Star
  • Josh Roberts named OCAA men’s volleyball All Star
  • Women’s volleyball take on Humber Hawks in a thrilling 3-1 loss to kick off their OCAA Provincial Championship run. The Lancers gave the Hawks (who would go on to win the gold medal) their only set loss of the tournament

MARCH

  • Men’s Basketball’s Tigh Chapman was named OCAA East region second team All Star
  • 27 Athletes were recognized at the 49th Annual Athletic Awards Banquet – Full Story
  • 63 Athletes were awarded OCAA Academic Awards for having an 80% or higher average.
  • Sara Piana Yafu & Adam Strickland are named Lancer Athletes of the Year at the 2016/17 Lancer Athletic Awards Banquet.

SUMMER

  • Renovations of the Upper Field on campus
    • Installation of a full irrigation system
    • Sod & resurfacing of entire field
    • Two covered benches for home and visiting teams

SEPTEMBER

  • Women’s rugby competes in first ever OCAA Rugby 7s
  • Two athletes were named Lancer Athlete of the Week
    • Jodie Mitchell – Women’s Volleyball– Sept 18
    • Kiara Kirby – Women’s Rugby – Sept 25
  • Kiara Kirby was named OCAA Women’s Rugby Athlete of the Week on September 26

OCTOBER

  • Six athletes were named Lancer Athlete of the Week in the month of October
    • Kierstyn Bennett – Women’s Rugby – Oct. 2
    • Tristan Cowan – Men’s Rugby – Oct. 10
    • Mariah Beskers – Women’s Soccer – Oct 17
    • Rachelle Mallett – Women’s Rugby – Oct 23
    • Brooke McAlpine (Cross Country) & Joe Bresee (Men’s Volleyball) – Oct 30
  • Joe Bresee was named OCAA Men’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week on Oct 31

NOVEMBER

  • Women’s Rugby wins OCAA Bronze Medal
    • Rachelle Mallett was named OCAA League All Star,
    • Bailey Meraw was named a tournament All Star and
    • Kierstyn Bennett was named an OCAA League All Star & a Tournament All Star.
  • Sara Piana Yafu named OCAA Women’s Volleyball Athlete of the Week – November 7th
  • Jenni Thompson named OCAA Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – November 14
  • 5 Athletes & 1 Team receive weekly Lancer awards
    • Women’s Rugby team – Nov. 7
    • Jenni Thompson (women’s basketball) & Chris Asomani (men’s basketball) – Nov 13
    • Emilie Leneveu – women’s volleyball– Nov 20
    • Katie Wiggins (women’s basketball) & Angelo Sarsonas (men’s basketball) – Nov 27

DECEMBER

  • Athlete of the Week:
    • Lorraine Spellman – women’s volleyball – Dec 5