Mariam Sylla, Cedric McNicoll and Katia Clement-Heydra highlighted a group of 17 McGill athletes who received bursaries at the 29thannual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence awards gala, held at the Sheraton Laval on Nov. 25.
In an age when our athletic stars seem more and more consumed by themselves it is telling that, when asked what are the most important lessons she has learned through sport, Kylie Nabata talks first and foremost about the concept of team.
Game MVP Tim Jones of Lake Jackson, Texas, gave himself a pretty special birthday gift with a complete game, eight-strikeout performance as McGill University cruised to a 6-1 victory over Concordia to capture the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association national championship, Sunday, at Gary Carter Field on the grounds of Trudeau Park.
Two student-athletes from McGill are among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2013-14 season announced Tuesday by Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference are McGill standouts Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cédric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major.
Offensive coordinator Patrick Boies and defensive coordinator Ronald Hilaire – both full-time employees at the University – will lead the McGill Redmen football team as “co-coaches” effective immediately, in light of the recent resignation of head coach Clint Uttley.
Rob Sedin went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, as McGill edged Carleton 2-1 to claim a doubleheader sweep at Gary Field in Trudeau Park, Sunday. The two victories clinched first-place in the Canadian Collegiate baseball Association’s Northern Division. It was the third pennant in five years for the Redmen.
Connor Goodwin netted a hat-trick and added four assists as the McGill men’s lacrosse team routed second-place Carleton 18-3 at Molson Stadium, Saturday, extending their perfect record to 8-0 in regular season play.
Tyler Welence of Ridgewood, N.J., continued his torrid pace and collected three hits and as many runs batted in as the McGill men’s baseball team doubled the Montreal Carabins 4-2 at Gary Carter Field in Trudeau Park, Wednesday.
Deanna Foster of the McGill women’s rugby team, has won gold with Team Canada at the rugby sevens world championship, sanctioned by the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil.
David DeAveiro, head coach of the McGill men’s basketball team, has guided the Canadian national cadet team to a four-game sweep at a tournament in Troyes, France. Canada cruised to an 89-62 decision over Argentina, Saturday in their final preparation game before heading to the FIBA under-17 world championships in Dubai, Aug. 8-16.