LACROSSELENNOXVILLE - Mac Allen '07 has been named to Team Canada's final roster for the 2010 World Men's Lacrosse Championships. The team made the announcement of its final 24-man roster earlier this week.
Allen, a Toronto native, played with the Gaiters men's lacrosse team from 2003-06 and is one of seven defenders to be named to the squad. He is the only player from the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association to make the national team.
Allen is currently a member of the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and is in his fourth season in the NLL. He was drafted by the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse in the fourth round (24th overall) in the 2010 Supplemental Draft.
December 17, 2009
LENNOXVILLE – Third-year defender Mark Kingston (Oakville, Ont.) has been named an East Division All-Star by the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association. The league made its annual awards announcement last week.
Kingston finished the season with five assists and five penalty minutes in ten games. "Mark was strong and quick at transitioning the ball up the field. He was our leader in loose balls many times, and was key in directing our defence," said Damien Roy, the Gaiters' Head Coach.
Mark was the only member of the Gaiters to be named an All-Star in hte annual league awards. The Gaiters finished the season with an overall record of 10-6 (6-4 CUFLA East) and were eliminated in the CUFLA Quarterfinals.
October 30, 2009
LENNOXVILLE - The Bishop's Gaiters were in action on four fronts on a busy Friday night in Lennoxville, with Men's Rugby and Men's Basketball picking up home wins, while Men's Lacrosse and Women's Soccer went down to defeat. Men's Rugby advanced to their third straight QURU Championship game with a 15-12 win over the Concordia Stingers at Coulter Field. Meanwhile, inside the Mitchell Gym, Men's Basketball fought off a late comeback attempt to defeat the UPEI Panthers 82-80. Earlier in the evening, Women's Soccer fell 4-1 to McGill in their final home game of the season. The only road action for the Gaiters involved the Lacrosse team, who dropped a 6-5 decision to McGill in their CUFLA Quarter-final game.
LACROSSE: The Gaiters' lacrosse season came to a premature end tonight in Montreal, as third-seeded Bishop's suffered a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to the No. 2-seed McGill Redmen. The teams were tied with two goals apiece after the first quarter, but McGill took a 4-2 lead into halftime. The third quarter proved to be decisive, as McGill outscored Bishop's 3-1, including the eventual game-winner by Nick Moreau with 1:49 left in the period.
In the fourth quarter, the Gaiters pulled back to within one, and attackman Mike Dubé (Brockville, Ont.) looked to be open in the dying seconds with the potential game-tying goal. However, it was not to be, as he was robbed by McGill's Guy Fox, sending Bishop's out in the quarter-final round for the second straight year.
Dubé finished the night with two goals, as did Jesse Gattelllaro, with a Joe LaLeune single rounding out the scoring. Greg Henry led McGill with three goals.
McGILL 12, GAITERS 7
QUEEN'S 9, GAITERS 8
TRENT 12, GAITERS 4
MAC ALLEN MAKES CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM
October 24, 2009
LENNOXVILLE - The Bishop's Gaiters were in action on three fronts on Saturday night, with both basketball teams in tournament action against the Cape Breton Capers, while Men's Lacrosse hosted Queen's. Women's Basketball came away with a 70-55 win over the Capers at the Don Grant Invitational in Moncton, while Men's Basketball fell 97-55 to the Capers at the Jack Donohue tournament in Ottawa. On the Lacrosse field, the Gaiters suffered their second straight loss with a 9-8 defeat to Queen's.
LACROSSE: At Coulter Field, the Gaiters were upset 9-8 by the Queen's Golden Gaels. The loss, their second in three days, drops the Gaiters to 6-3 on the season, and will need a win over Trent (6-2) tomorrow to force a three-way tie for first place in the CUFLA East Division with McGill (7-3). A Gaiters loss would leave them tied for third with Carleton (6-4). The Gaiters face the Trent Excalibur tomorrow at Coulter Field. Faceoff is set for noon.
While the Gaiters had no league action last week, they did play a pair of exhibition games against teams from the Cégep league. On Friday, the Gaiters defeated the St-Jean-de-Brebeuf 19-3. Mike Dubé led the way with eight points (4G, 4A), while Joe Laleune and André Laleune each had hat tricks, with Josh Crone and Alex Dubé contributing two goals each.
On Sunday, it was more one-way traffic as the Gaiters downed the John Abbott Islanders 16-1. Jesse Gattellaro scored four goals, while Joe Laleune and Andre Laleune had three goals each, with Andrew MacKay adding a pair.
October 7, 2009
LENNOXVILLE - The Bishop's Gaiters lacrosse team announced three changes to its non-conference schedule. The team has added exhibition games this weekend against a pair of Cégep teams. They will play Jean-de-Brebeuf (3-2) on Friday at 8 p.m. at Optimist Park, while on Monday at 11 a.m., they will play the John Abbott Islanders (4-0) at Coulter Field.
The Gaiters' game against the Oshawa Blue Knights U-19, currently scheduled for Saturday, October 17, has been cancelled. It will be replaced by a game at an opponent to be determined.
THURSDAY: GAITERS 7, McGILL 6
UP NEXT: The Gaiters are off for the Thanksgiving long weekend. They return to action on Saturday, October 17, with an exhibition game against the Oshawa Blue Knights U-19.
Weekly Release #4
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK:
The Bishop's Gaiters Athletes of the Week are Mike Dubé of the Men's Lacrosse team and Jacquie Laidler of the Women’s Rugby team.
Dubé, a third-year attackman from Brockville, Ont., led the Gaiters to an 18-8 win over the Toronto Varsity Blues on Sunday at Coulter Field. Dubé scored seven goals and six assists as the Gaiters cruised to the victory. Dubé leads the Gaiters, and is second in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association, with 21 points (13G, 5A) in five games.
GAITERS 13, JOHN ABBOTT 4:
GAITERS 18, TORONTO 8
INCH TO NLL TOP 50: Former Gaiters’ defender Nick Inch was named to the NLL Insider Top 50. Inch, who currently plays for the Minnesota Swarm was cited for “handcuffing a who’s-who of top shelf talent throughout this past year.” The full article is available at http://bit.ly/8J9TN.
LACROSSE (3-1, 1st CUFLA East)
SATURDAY: GAITERS 9, QUEEN'S 7
SUNDAY: GAITERS 9, TRENT 6