Six X-Men football athletes were named as 2017 AUS all-stars - Jalen Burley, Dylan Bell, and Nathaniel Fermin as defensive all-stars, along with Jonathan Zamora, Jacob Czaja and Kaion Julien-Grant as offensive all-stars. Dave Bance was honoured as the AUS volunteer coach of the year.
The two-time defending Atlantic University Sport football champion StFX X-Men will have an opportunity to keep their crown. With a 27-14 victory over the Bishops Gaiters Saturday afternoon at Oland Stadium, the X-Men clinched a playoff berth.
Saint Mary’s University student-athletes participated in two games while ineligible in accordance with U SPORTS regulation 22.214.171.124 (CEGEP eligibility), specifically with respect to the participation of football players in one regular season and one pre-season game (August 25 vs. St. Francis Xavier University and August 19 vs. Acadia University) who had not regained academic eligibility following participation in CEGEP football.
StFX Athletics was pleased to induct its 21st class into the StFX Sports Hall of Fame Thursday evening at the Schwartz auditorium. Joining the Hall as the 2017 inductees were three athletes: John ‘Bunny’ Griffin (football), James ‘Jim’ Shea (football), Leanne MacDonald (women’s hockey) and one builder, journalist Gail MacDougall.
Receiver/returner Kaion Julien-Grant was named both the McDonalds offensive and special teams athlete of the week for the week ending Sept. 24th, while Nathaniel Fermin was defensive athlete of the week.
The Bishop’s Gaiters scored a pair of late touchdowns, but could not complete a second straight miracle comeback, as they dropped a 37-27 decision to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Atlantic University Sport action at Coulter Field, Saturday.
StFX X-Men football head coach Gary Waterman is pleased to announce that the 2017 varsity season will be dedicated to the memory of Ashton Dickson. The entire Xaverian family was saddened this past June with the tragic passing of Dickson, a StFX alumnus and former All-Canadian running back with the X-Men.
In what was a unique format for U SPORTS football competition, the StFX X-Men, Mount Allison Mounties and Guelph Gryphons took to the field at StFX Oland Stadium Saturday afternoon in the ‘Summer Showdown’, featuring six mini exhibition games.