2016-17 StFX X-Women Rugby News

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    February 09, 2017
    StFX Athletics celebrates 2015-16 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2015-16 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians Thursday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast.
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    January 25, 2017
    Bell Let's Talk Day: Tasha McKenzie...My Story StFX Athletics is proud to share the story of X-Women rugby student-athlete Tasha McKenzie. Tasha is a fourth year Arts student from Indian Brook, N.S. who after playing for the X-Women rugby team for three years, took this past season off from varsity competition. She candidly shares her story in her own words below, outlining her struggle with mental illness, and we applaud her courageousness in coming forward on Bell Let's Talk Day 2017.
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    January 10, 2017
    Student-athletes, university sports conferences and Bell Let's Talk team up to grow the mental health conversation on Canadian campuses nationwide Bell Let’s Talk, Canadian universities and Atlantic University Sport (AUS), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), and Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) today announced a national student initiative to promote mental health on campuses across Canada.
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    November 28, 2016
    StFX Athletics to host Night of Champions StFX Athletics is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a ‘Night of Champions’ event on Thursday, December 1st at the StFX Oland Centre main gymnasium.
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    November 09, 2016
    McDaid garners national athlete of the week honors Sabrina McDaid from St. Francis Xavier University and Shane Osayande from the University of Saskatchewan are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco U Sports female and male athletes of the week for the period ending November 6, 2016.
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    November 08, 2016
    Sabrina McDaid named AUS female athlete of the week Sabrina McDaid of the 2016 national champion StFX X-Women is the Subway Atlantic University Sport female athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 6, 2016.
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    November 06, 2016
    StFX captures fifth national title, McDaid named championship MVP In a battle of two teams that had won every game they played in 2016, the StFX X-Women outlasted the Ottawa Gee-Gees to claim the title of national champions with a 27-19 victory in Victoria.
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    November 05, 2016
    X-Women advance to national final with win over Guelph The StFX women jumped out to an early lead over the No. 1 seeded Guelph Gryphons in the first half and completed the upset in the second, moving on to the championship finals with a 38-24 victory at Centennial Stadium Friday night.
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    November 03, 2016
    Last second stand allows StFX to squeak by Concordia In a contest that came down to the very last play of the game the StFX X-Women held on for a 24-17 victory over the Concordia Stingers in U Sports quarterfinal action.
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    November 02, 2016
    Alphonso & Allison honored as U Sports All Canadians X-Women prop Joanna Alphonso was honored as a U Sports 1st team All-Canadian at the national rugby awards banquet Wednesday evening and winger Breanna Allison received U Sports 2nd team All-Canadian recognition.
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    November 01, 2016
    CIS Women's Rugby Championship Preview The McMaster Marauders, the No.1 ranked team in the nation all season, head into the CIS women’s rugby championship looking to defend their title from 2015, with a challenging draw after being upset in the OUA championship on Friday.
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    October 31, 2016
    X-Women rugby to face Concordia in national quarterfinals Thursday The draw and schedule were announced Monday for the 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s rugby championship. The StFX X-Women will face the Concordia Stingers in a quarterfinal game Thursday at 5:00 PST in Victoria, BC.
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    October 28, 2016
    X-Women claim AUS banner with 62-0 win over Axewomen The StFX X-Women are the 2016 AUS champions after a decisive 62-0 victory over the Acadia Axewomen Friday night at Oland Stadium as over 200 fans braved the wet, cold weather to take in the AUS final.
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    October 28, 2016
    Joanna Alphonso named AUS rugby MVP for second consecutive season Third-year StFX prop Joanna Alphonso has been named the Atlantic University Sport most valuable player for the second consecutive season. Alphonso was also named to the AUS all-star team along with teammates Ellen Murphy, Jaelei Meyer, Breanna Allison, Brooke Newsome and Miranda Sample.
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    October 18, 2016
    AUS women's rugby playoff schedule announced The 2016 Subway Atlantic University Sport Women's Rugby Championship schedule has been released by Atlantic University Sport.
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    October 15, 2016
    X-Women wrap up perfect AUS season with win over Panthers The CIS ranked No. 4 StFX X-Women closed out AUS record season play with a perfect 6-0 record as they defeated the UPEI Panthers 43-0 Saturday afternoon in the final AUS regular season game for both squads.
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    October 08, 2016
    X-Women earn exhibition wins over Carleton The CIS #4 ranked StFX X-Women wrapped up their traditional Thanksgiving exhibition road swing with a pair of split squad wins over the Carleton Ravens Saturday afternoon.
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    October 07, 2016
    CIS No. 4 X-Women top No. 3 Gee Gee's in exhibition play The CIS No. 4 ranked X-Women rugby team played a pair of split squad exhibition games against the CIS No. 3 Ottawa Gee Gee’s in the national’s capital on Friday evening and came away with two victories.
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    October 06, 2016
    CIS No. 4 ranked StFX defeat SMU 79-0 Anna Horner (Stouffville, ON) had three tries as the CIS No. 4 ranked StFX X-Women defeated the SMU Huskies 79-0 in AUS women's rugby action Wednesday night.
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    October 02, 2016
    X-Women remain undefeated with win over Axewomen The CIS #4-ranked StFX X-Women (4-0) put a stranglehold on first place in AUS regular season rugby action with a 32-7 win over the defending conference champion Acadia Axewomen (2-2) Sunday afternoon.
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    September 23, 2016
    X-Women improve to 3-0 with win over Panthers The CIS #5 ranked StFX X-Women (3-0) scored a 49-10 victory over the visiting UPEI Panthers (1-2) in AUS rugby action Friday night at StFX Stadium.
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    September 20, 2016
    X-Women rugby remain No. 5 in nation The X-Women rugby team retains their No. 5 national ranking for the second consecutive week as the latest CIS Top 10 rankings were released today.
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    September 17, 2016
    X-Women double Acadia 38-19 in rugby match-up A rematch of the 2015 AUS championship between rivals StFX and Acadia resulted in the X-Women doubling Acadia 38-19 in Wolfville.
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    September 13, 2016
    X-Women rugby ranked No. 5 to start season The X-Women rugby team are ranked No. 5 to start the 2016 season as the first CIS top ten rankings were released today.
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    September 09, 2016
    X-Women rugby open season with convincing victory The StFX X-Women rugby team opened the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) regular season Friday evening with a convincing 130-5 victory over the visiting Saint Mary's Huskies at StFX Stadium.
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    September 04, 2016
    X-Women rugby post 2-1 record in Truro exhibition tournament The StFX X-Women rugby team won two out of three matches – both shutouts – in exhibition tournament action Saturday.
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    August 29, 2016
    X-Women rugby season preview Some of the faces may be different this season, but the goals remain the same for the StFX X-Women rugby team. “We have about 16 or 17 new girls coming in; some pretty good ones, so we are excited about that,” veteran head coach Mike Cavanagh said about the turnover in personnel from last season.
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    August 11, 2016
    StFX revels in Ghislaine Landry's medal-winning rugby performance Long before Ghislaine Landry was a force on the rugby pitch for Canada, she terrorized the CIS as a member of the St. Francis Xavier X-Women. It's a fact no one at St. F.X. will ever forget.
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    July 28, 2016
    Getting to Know...Jaelei Meyer X-Women rugby center and women's hockey defense Jaelei Meyer is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Jaelei is a fourth year Science student from Carlyle, Sask.
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    June 30, 2016
    Getting to Know...Joanna Alphonso X-Women rugby prop Joanna Alphonso is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Joanna is a third year Arts student from Ajax, Ont.
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    June 01, 2016
    Getting to Know...Brooke Newsome X-Women rugby flanker Brooke Newsome is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Brooke is a fourth year Human Kinetics student from Brantford, Ont.
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    March 22, 2016
    2016 AUS fall sports schedules released Atlantic University Sport released the 2016 fall sports schedules today, including women’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country. Hosts for the 2016 fall championships were also confirmed.