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Potter plays for Canada

Rugby Gael James Potter was selected to play for the Canadian U-21 team in two international friendlies against the U.S. last month.

Potter, incoming captain of the Gaels’ squad, has played for various Canadian teams before, including the U-19, U-21 and developmental sides.Continue...

Gaels moving on without star striker

The women’s soccer team hopes to build on the success they had last year, when they finished second overall in the country at the CIS Championships. However, they will be doing it without Eilish McConville, the striker with the golden touch who led the CIS with 22 goals last year.Continue...

High hopes for women’s hoops

After a second-place finish in the OUA East Division last season, the Queen’s women’s basketball team returns with a more aggressive approach and high expectations.

The departure of Claire Meadows, one of the top players in the history of the program, will be difficult to overcome. But Coach Dave Wilson, who assumes his 25th season at the helm, is confident his returning leaders can fill the void.Continue...

Milestone year for football

The 125th season of Queen’s football is shaping up to be a memorable one.

Along with special season’s ticket offers and celebrations involving notable football alumni, the team aims to build on last season when it made the playoffs and upset the McMaster Marauders.

Head coach Pat Sheahan hopes his team will be buoyed by the celebration of Queen’s rich football history.Continue...

Athletics review suggests cutting sports

A review on the University’s athletics recommends cutting the number of teams receiving top-tier funding while increasing the mandatory athletics and recreation fee to help key sports excel.

The review, released June 27, includes calls to reduce the number of inter-university teams receiving the most funding to between 10 and 16, down from the current 24, and increase the mandatory student fee for athletics and recreation to at least $164 annually.Continue...

Mixed reaction to review

The recently released athletics review has garnered mixed reactions from Queen’s coaches and players.

The 36-page review of Athletics and Recreation, co-authored by former Dean of Student Affairs Bob Crawford and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Janice Deakin, was released June 27.Continue...

Still no sign of athletics review

The University’s Athletics Review, originally due to be released March 30, has yet to be made public.

The report was commissioned by Dean of Student Affairs Jason Laker, and run by Bob Crawford, computing professor and former dean of student affairs, and Janice Deakin, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.Continue...

Under-20 team wins on campus

Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts recorded a hat trick in the Canada-U.S. U-20 soccer game at Richardson Stadium to become the team’s active scoring leader. The three goals helped his team to an impressive 4-0 victory over their American counterparts. Ricketts has five goals in four appearances for the team.Continue...

Hockey Gael golden for Canada

On June 9, Queen’s ice hockey player Cassie Sparks and the rest of the Canadian ball hockey team won gold medals at the first women’s world championship in Ratingen, Germany. Canada defeated Slovakia 2-0 in the gold medal game.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Queen’s golf team captain Patrick Forbes placed seventh at the RCGA University/College Championship in Fredericton, hosted by the University of New Brunswick. Forbes scored a three-under-par 69 in his final round, which featured four birdies.Continue...

New look for men’s hoops

The men’s basketball team has no opportunity to rest on its laurels.

After a season in which the men made the playoffs only to lose to York University in the Eastern Quarterfinals, head coach Rob Smart must replace seven spots on his roster this season.

This has resulted in a summer of aggressive recruiting with seven freshmen set to join the Gaels in August.Continue...

Volleyball brings in fresh faces

The men’s volleyball team is looking to build on their string of two consecutive OUA championships as they prepare for next season.

Head coach Brenda Willis has brought in six new recruits she expects will have a major impact.Continue...

University releases Athletics Review

The University's Athletics review, released June 27, makes 18 recommendations including raising student fees for athletics and recreation and cutting the school's interuniversity teams to as few as 10.
Principal Karen Hitchcock announced in a press release she's inviting feedback on the report before making any final decisions on it, and expects to be in a position to make those decisions by Dec. 31.Continue...

Queen’s rowing defeats McGill

On April 29, varsity rowing squads from Queen’s and McGill took to the Great Cataraqui River and Inner Harbour for the 11th annual Challenge Boat Race. The race, modeled on such historic dual races between rowing rivals as the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge and the Harvard–Yale Regatta, featured both five-kilometer races and 500-metre sprints.Continue...

Eilish McConville earns national award nomination

Eilish McConville capped off her final year at Queen’s in style, earning the OUA’s female nomination for the prestigious national BLG award.Continue...

Queen’s coaches answer the call

Men’s rugby coach Peter Huigenbos was selected as the video analyst for the Canadian men’s national team competing at the Churchill Cup in England, while women’s volleyball coach Chris Galbraith will be an assistant coach with Team Ontario at the National Team Challenge Cup in July.Continue...

OUA schools make major funding changes

A report on athletics and recreation at Queen’s remains unreleased­­—and is two months behind schedule.

The athletics review, led by Bob Crawford, former dean of student affairs and current computing professor, and Janice Deakin, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, was originally to be submitted to Dean of Student Affairs Jason Laker by March 30.Continue...

International stars to shine at Richardson Stadium

On June 6, the Canadian and American national U-20 soccer teams will face off at Richardson Stadium in preparation for July’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, to be staged in multiple cities across Canada.
The game will be a rematch of last summer’s 1-1 draw between the teams in Kingston. However, this time around, the upcoming World Cup tournament means there’s significantly more at stake.Continue...

Former Golden Gaels to tackle new CFL challenges

Recent Queen’s football graduates are already making an impact on the professional scene. At the Canadian Football League draft May 2 in Toronto, linebacker Ian Hazlett, PhysEd ’07, was selected in the fifth round, 38th overall by the Calgary Stampeders.Continue...

Athletes honoured at Colour Awards

The 71st annual Colour Awards, a celebration of Queen’s athletic talent, was held on Sunday afternoon at the Ambassador Conference Resort. Each team named a Most Valuable Player, a Most Improved Player and a Rookie of the Year. Eight major awards were presented to Queen’s most accomplished athletes.Continue...

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