2016-17 StFX X-Women Rugby News

  • 2017 AUS fall sports schedules released
    April 06, 2017
    Atlantic University Sport released the 2017 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 2017 fall championships were also confirmed.
  • StFX Athletics celebrates 2015-16 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians
    February 09, 2017
    The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2015-16 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians Thursday morning at their annual celebratory breakfast.
  • Bell Let's Talk Day: Tasha McKenzie...My Story
    January 25, 2017
    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.
  • Student-athletes, university sports conferences and Bell Let's Talk team up to grow the mental health conversation on Canadian campuses nationwide
    January 10, 2017
    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.
  • StFX Athletics to host Night of Champions
    November 28, 2016
    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.
  • McDaid garners national athlete of the week honors
    November 09, 2016
    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.
  • Sabrina McDaid named AUS female athlete of the week
    November 08, 2016
    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.
  • StFX captures fifth national title, McDaid named championship MVP
    November 06, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women advance to national final with win over Guelph
    November 05, 2016
    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.
  • Last second stand allows StFX to squeak by Concordia
    November 03, 2016
    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.
  • Alphonso & Allison honored as U Sports All Canadians
    November 02, 2016
    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.
  • CIS Women's Rugby Championship Preview
    November 01, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women rugby to face Concordia in national quarterfinals Thursday
    October 31, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women claim AUS banner with 62-0 win over Axewomen
    October 28, 2016
    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.
  • Joanna Alphonso named AUS rugby MVP for second consecutive season
    October 28, 2016
    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.
  • AUS women's rugby playoff schedule announced
    October 18, 2016
    The 2016 Subway Atlantic University Sport Women's Rugby Championship schedule has been released by Atlantic University Sport.
  • X-Women wrap up perfect AUS season with win over Panthers
    October 15, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women earn exhibition wins over Carleton
    October 08, 2016
    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.
  • CIS No. 4 X-Women top No. 3 Gee Gee's in exhibition play
    October 07, 2016
    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.
  • CIS No. 4 ranked StFX defeat SMU 79-0
    October 06, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women remain undefeated with win over Axewomen
    October 02, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women improve to 3-0 with win over Panthers
    September 23, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women rugby remain No. 5 in nation
    September 20, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women double Acadia 38-19 in rugby match-up
    September 17, 2016
    A rematch of the 2015 AUS championship between rivals StFX and Acadia resulted in the X-Women doubling Acadia 38-19 in Wolfville.
  • X-Women rugby ranked No. 5 to start season
    September 13, 2016
    The X-Women rugby team are ranked No. 5 to start the 2016 season as the first CIS top ten rankings were released today.
  • X-Women rugby open season with convincing victory
    September 09, 2016
    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.
  • X-Women rugby post 2-1 record in Truro exhibition tournament
    September 04, 2016
    The StFX X-Women rugby team won two out of three matches – both shutouts – in exhibition tournament action Saturday.
  • X-Women rugby season preview
    August 29, 2016
    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.
  • StFX revels in Ghislaine Landry's medal-winning rugby performance
    August 11, 2016
    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.
  • Getting to Know...Jaelei Meyer
    July 28, 2016
    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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