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.


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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