Athletics News

  • X-Men soccer to focus on ‘silver lining’ of cancelled AUS campaign
    September 18, 2020
    With fall sports in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) shelved due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, many have used the word ‘lost’ to describe the cancelled season. Fourth-year StFX X-Men keeper Seamus MacDonald bristles at the common description.
  • Cancelled season ‘heartbreaking’ for soccer X-Women
    September 18, 2020
    Seconds after suffering a shattering loss in penalty kicks in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) quarterfinal playoff action last fall, members of the StFX X-Women soccer program – which had fashioned a stellar undefeated regular season – turned their attention to making amends in the 2020 campaign. But, because the conference season has been cancelled due to the continuing Covid-19 global pandemic, the White and Blue will not have the opportunity to do that on the post-season stage.
  • ‘Roller coaster ride” for X-Women rugby with no season
    September 17, 2020
    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That proverb could be applied to the perennially powerful StFX X-Women as they try to stay sharp while dealing with the cancellation of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) rugby season.
  • StFX cross country program to ‘enjoy the process’
    September 16, 2020
    A lost Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season isn’t going to slow down student-athletes with the StFX cross country program. Although head coach Eric Gillis describes learning about the cancellation of the 2020 campaign – due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic – as a “low point” for his athletes, the Antigonish native says the X-Women and X-Men quickly focused on making the best of a situation that is out of anyone’s control.
  • X-Men football program ‘moving forward’
    September 15, 2020
    Halftime adjustments are a key to success for any football team. But, this season – an unprecedented one for university sport across Canada – the StFX X-Men and their Atlantic University Sport (AUS) counterparts have been required to make huge changes before ever taking a snap.
  • August Xplore the World winners announced
    August 31, 2020
    The August, 2020 Xplore the World draw winners were recently announced.
  • Getting to Know...Graydon Staples
    July 31, 2020
    X-Men cross country runner Graydon Staples is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Graydon is a third year Science student from Oro Medonte, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Katie Pentz
    July 31, 2020
    X-Women rugby second row Katie Pentz is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Katie is a fourth year Nursing student from Trenton, N.S.
  • Getting to Know...Alex Fedchun
    July 31, 2020
    X-Men Football defensive lineman Alex Fedchun is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Alex is a third year Human Kinetics student from Calgary, Alta.
  • Getting to Know...Tyra Meropoulis
    July 31, 2020
    X-Women Hockey forward Tyra Meropoulis is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Tyra is a third year Business student from Edson, Alta.
  • Getting to Know...Sam Charron
    July 31, 2020
    X-Men Soccer defender Samuel Charron is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Sam is a fourth year Business student from Ottawa, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Marley Bonnick
    July 30, 2020
    X-Women Basketball forward Marley Bonnick is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Marley is a second year Arts student from Brampton, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Lane Cormier
    July 30, 2020
    X-Men Hockey forward Lane Cormier is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Lane is a fourth year Aquatic Resources student from Hopewell, N.S.
  • X-Women Hockey duo taking on new opponent
    August 10, 2020
    A pair of StFX student-athletes is providing a championship performance – off the ice – when it comes to the prevention of sexual violence in sports.Patti-Anne Tracey and Amy Graham, veteran stalwarts with the defending Atlantic University Sport (AUS) champion X-Women hockey team, have created a training package that they hope will become a mainstay with sport programs across Canada.
  • Getting to Know...Shyanne Hedges
    July 30, 2020
    X-Women Soccer midfielder Shyanne Hedges is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Shyanne is a fourth year Human Kinetics student from Calgary, Alta.
  • Getting to Know...Luc Gallant
    July 30, 2020
    X-Men cross country runner Luc Gallant is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Luc is a third year Human Kinetics student from Wellington, PEI.
  • Getting to Know...Lindsey Donovan
    July 30, 2020
    X-Women Hockey defense Lindsey Donovan is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Lindsey is a fifth year Arts student from Miramichi, N.B.
  • Forward Josh Nelson to join X-Men hockey line-up
    July 31, 2020
    StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce that forward Josh Nelson will be joining the program for the 2020-21 season.
  • July winners announced for Xplore the World draw
    July 31, 2020
    The July, 2020 winners for the StFX Athletics Xplore the World draw were recently announced.
  • Getting to Know...Azaro Roker
    July 30, 2020
    X-Men basketball forward Azaro Roker is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Azaro is a fifth year Arts student from Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Getting to Know...Breanna Sandluck
    July 29, 2020
    X-Women cross country runner Breanna Sandluck is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Breanna is a third year Human Kinetics student from Thorburn, N.S.
  • Getting to Know...Connor Ross
    July 27, 2020
    X-Men football fullback Connor Ross is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Connor is a fourth year Human Kinetics student from Coldbrook, N.S.
  • Homeward Inns team wins 27th annual Kehoe Golf Classic
    July 24, 2020
    The 27th annual Father Kehoe Golf Classic took place Friday, July 24th at the Antigonish Golf & Country Club. A field of 24 teams of 96 golfers participated in the four-person scramble, which honors the legacy of StFX alumnus and former athlete, coach and Athletic Director Father George Kehoe, in addition to raising funds for scholarships for StFX student-athletes.
  • Getting to Know...Melanie Belong
    July 17, 2020
    X-Women soccer forward Melanie Belong is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Melanie is a fourth year Science student from Moncton, N.B.
  • Leader on and off the court – StFX women’s basketball head coach LeeAnna Osei creates platform for People of Colour in Canadian sports community
    July 23, 2020
    StFX X-Women basketball head coach Lee Anna Osei hasn’t let the pandemic slow her down. In fact, she established and founded the Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA), a newly formed not-for-profit organization committed to providing a platform for Black Canadians in sport.
  • Getting to Know...Blade Mann-Dixon
    July 17, 2020
    X-Men Hockey goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Blade is a third year Arts student from Antigonish, NS.
  • Getting to Know...Olivia Crewe
    July 17, 2020
    X-Women Track & Field sprinter Olivia Crewe is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Olivia is a third year Human Kinetics student from Ottawa, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Quincy Meh
    July 09, 2020
    X-Men soccer forward Quincy Meh is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Quincy is a fifth year Business student from Ottawa, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Sarah Hoerig
    July 09, 2020
    X-Women rugby center Sarah Hoerig is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Sarah is a fourth year Business student from Whitby, Ont.
  • Getting to Know...Avan Nava
    July 09, 2020
    X-Men basketball guard Avan Nava is the latest athlete featured in our Getting to Know your X-Women and X-Men series throughout the summer. Avan is a second year Arts student from Mississauga, Ont.
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