Sports wrap – January 27, 2011

Women’s basketball It’s the sweetest word a team can taste on their lips: undefeated. And the Trojan women remain that way after Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 victories against the RDC Queens. Despite the players’ feeling that they played poorly (a statement not reflected by the stats) they dominated both …

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Sports Wrap – January 20, 2011

Men’s volleyball The men’s volleyball team had a fantastic weekend against the Augustana Vikings, sweeping them on Jan.14 and 15. On Friday the Trojan men easily beat the Vikings in three straight sets and won each of them with a leading score of at least seven points. The game on …

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Coaches Corner – Diane Bugler

The Weal’s Jeff Clemens asks women’s volleyball head coach Diane Bugler how the season is shaping up. What did your team do to prepare over the break? We participated in a team- building workshop on Dec. 29, trained on the 30th and 31st, and competed at the Timbertown Invitational tournament …

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Men’s hockey team back on winning track

Even after a 45-hour bus trip and missing the first day of classes, maximum effort and happy faces were the order of the day for the Trojans after their recent performance. After a tough loss to the Mount Royal Cougars before the winter break and a less-than-stellar performance against Canadian …

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Shane Lust makes Trojan hockey history

For Shane Lust hockey has been his life since he can remember. At six-foot-two and 185 pounds, Lust – a left-wing for the Trojan men’s hockey team – is a force to be reckoned with on the ice, and his stats prove it. In his fourth season with the Trojans, …

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New year, new blood for Trojan b-ballers

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team got a big present over the winter break with the addition of Levi Lapierre to the roster. Standing at six-foot-eleven and weighing 230 pounds, Lapierre provides another big body presence for head coach Mike Stevens’ squad. As one of five new faces hauled in …

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Take the plunge and dive into SAIT’s deep end

Despite the winter’s cold temperatures, you can substitute your snowsuit for your swimsuit and hit the pool. Former SAIT student Jessica Piche swims two to three times a week and prefers swimming over going to the gym. “I hate going to the gym,” says Piche. “I feel confident when I’m …

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Sports Wrap – December 9, 2010

Sports Wrap Women’s volleyball The SAIT women’s volleyball team had a tough weekend with two losses on Dec. 3 and 4. The team played against the MHC Rattlers and the RDC Queens respectively. The Dec. 3 game ended a four-match winning streak for the Trojan women with a loss of …

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Basketball co-captain back after injuries and ready to lead on the court

Injuries are a part of most athletes’ lives, and for some an injury can threaten not only the season but also an entire career. SAIT Trojans women’s basketball forward Micoh Bain knows all too well how injuries can plague a player over a season. When the third-year forward was playing …

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From shooting hoops to bustin’ rhymes

Lanny McHugh can still remember the first time he stepped foot on a court, the first time he fell in love with the sport. He can also remember the first time he fell in love with the beat, the first time he won a rap battle never offering defeat. For …

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After first half still in first place, but they’re not happy

It had to be seen to be believed. And it won’t happen much in the future. The Trojans men’s hockey team lost at home. The club ended their fall semester with a 4-3 loss against the Mount Royal University Cougars. The cross-town rivals wanted to avoid SAIT from taking a …

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Sports Wrap – December 2nd 2010

Women’s volleyball The women’s volleyball team continued their first winning streak this season over the weekend with two wins against a strong MHC Rattlers. In their first matchup on Nov. 27, the women proved that even if the stats don’t show, it they are a strong team. Although the numbers …

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Female goalie on men’s team flies “under the radar”

Avid Canadian hockey fans know exactly who Shannon Szabados is. But most of her classmates at Grant MacEwan College have no idea, and that’s how she likes it. Szabados was the goaltender for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold-medal winning women’s team. She is in her fourth year as a  …

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Basketball captain top league rebounder

The Trojans women’s basketball captain, Annalise Posein, is poised, unselfsh and dedicated. Coach Donovan Martin describes her as a mature and confident player, who is the top rebounder in the league. It’s high praise, but Posein has been making her way to this point for years. She’s been actively involved …

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Athletic therapists provide critical care to athletes

With the recent serious injuries to Trojan Desirae Barrett and Augustana men’s player Carter Barron on Campus Centre’s ice, SAIT’s athletic therapy experts were put to the test. While both incidents involved significant delays while waiting for ambulances, SAIT’s student athletic therapists, under the direction of head therapist Kim Sweeney, …

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Player’s Take: Lucas Jacobson

The Weal’s Jeff Clemens asks Lucas Jacobson, of the men’s Volleyball team, a few questions: How long have you played volleyball? What is your background? I have played volleyball since grade 8, so for eight years now. My background isn’t really a volleyball background though. Mostly I played hockey and …

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Coaches Corner: Terry Larson

Head coach Terry Larson of the SAIT women’s hockey team answers a few questions for the Weal: What do you think your biggest strengths have been in starting the season successfully? A great balance of vets and youth. The two have pulled together to become a very good team. What …

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Trojan Wrap – November 24, 2010

Womens Hockey The Trojans women’s hockey team earned their first win this month during a road trip last weekend to Red Deer against the Queens. They took the match by a score of 2-1, but the bigger story is forward Desirae Barrett’s serious leg injury on Saturday. Barrett was skating …

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Aussie rules hockey

The beaches of Australia don’t ever freeze over to create a hockey haven like the lakes and ponds in Canada do. But that didn’t stop Aussie Rylie Padjen from becoming a force to be reckoned with on the ice. Twenty-two-year-old Padjen, a left wing for the Trojans women’s hockey team, …

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MRU transfer has ‘big’ influence on Trojans

Frank Jones, a six-foot-seven, 240 pound middle, is the son of two RCMP officers and has lived in many places throughout Canada. He has now brought those experiences to the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team this season. A first-year cooking student at SAIT, Jones said it wasn’t easy growing up …

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