March 6, 2018



Fanshawe Badminton team member Riley Hogan (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) captured a bronze medal at the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championships hosted by Concordia University in Edmonton, Alberta last weekend.


Hogan finished in third place in round robin play with a record of 3-2. She then lost to second ranked Ann Hoang of George Brown in the semi-final. Hogan then regrouped in the bronze medal match, where she had a comeback victory (17-21, 21-16, 21-14) against Vancouver Island's Christina Woo to claim the Falcons first CCAA Badminton Women's Singles medal in 30 years. The last time a Fanshawe Badminton Women's Singles student-athlete won a CCAA National Championship medal was in 1988 when Penny Scott won silver. 


Sahil Sahil (India) completed his CCAA tournament in fourth place in Men's Singles. Sahil went 2-3 in round robin play and entered the medal rounds as the fourth seed. Unfortunately, he fell in the semi-final to number one Desmond Wang from Concordia. Sahil then dropped his bronze medal match by scores of 17-21 and 14-21 against Vancouver Island's Graydon Robb. This is Fanshawe Men's Singles top finish since 2007, when Nathanial Allard also placed fourth.






The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team dropped two games at their Provincial Championship in Welland last weekend. The Falcons fell in a tight quarterfinal matchup on Thursday to the #14 ranked Sheridan Bruins by a score of 67-61. The player of the game was Filip Pejic (Hamilton, ON). They then dropped their consolation semi-final game on Friday to host Niagara 85-78 to conclude their season. The player of the game was Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON).





The #11 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball squad finished their season with an OCAA Silver Medal last weekend.


On Friday evening in the quarterfinal, the Falcons defeated the Durham Lords 93-62 at the OCAA Provincial Championship hosted by Humber College.


The Falcons came out flying in the first quarter, as they opened with a 20-point run before the Lords were able to get themselves on the scoreboard. Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON) made a pair of mid-range jumpers to spark Fanshawe's offense. Defensively, the Falcons stifled the Lords with their pressure. After the first frame, Fanshawe was up 31-5. The Falcons continued their strong showing and at the half had a commanding 51-20 lead. The red and white used fast break points to hold their lead in the third quarter, as Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) found Chuot Angou (London, ON) streaking down the floor. The Falcons would win the game 93-62.


The Falcons finished shooting 47.3% from the field, 73.1% from the charity stripe and converted 30.8% of their three-point attempts. Thirteen different players on Fanshawe's roster scored at least two points. Wright, who was named Fanshawe's player of the game, led the squad with 19 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Dechet and Angou added 14 and 12 points respectively for the Falcons. Fanshawe's 93 points sets a Fanshawe Women's Basketball record for most points scored in a playoff game.

In the semi-final on Saturday evening, the Falcons claimed a 72-52 victory over the Niagara Knights.


Fanshawe got off to a strong start once again, taking a 26-3 lead after the opening frame. The Falcons were led offensively with back-to-back buckets from Wright. Vlasman showed her strength by playing excellent defense against the Knights. The Falcons maintained their momentum with triples from Angou and Dechet and went into the locker room with a 45-19 advantage.


The second half was more evenly matched, as the Knights were able to get their offense going. Despite Niagara's best efforts, the Fanshawe lead was too much to overcome, and the Falcons went on to win 72-52. Vlasman was named the player of the game, posting 18 points on 9 of 12 shooting. Wright added 13 points, while Dechet and Angou recorded 10 points each.


Unfortunately in the championship final on Sunday, the Falcons quick starts came to a stall. Fanshawe fell to the top team in the nation, the host Humber Hawks by a final score of 69-54.


The Falcons had a tough start, falling behind early in the game 26-8, as they were unable to generate much offense in the first quarter. In the second frame, Vlasman had a pair of strong takes to the rim to get Fanshawe back on track. Unfortunately, the Hawks matched the Falcons intensity and held a 39-21 half time lead. Fanshawe's resiliency showed in the third quarter, as they used great defense and excellent free throw shooting to stay within reach. Dechet hit a jumper for the Falcons, followed by a layup from Wright. Fanshawe outscored Humber 19-13 in the third quarter and closed the Hawks lead to 12. Unfortunately, the Falcons couldn't get any closer. Despite Fanshawe outscoring Humber 46-43 over the final three quarters, the early deficit proved too much to overcome and the Hawks went on to the victory.


Angou was named Fanshawe's player of the game in the final with 13 points. Vlasman, playing in the final OCAA game of her five year career, finished as the Falcons top scorer with 20 points and added 10 rebounds. Fanshawe shot 92.3 percent from the charity stripe. Wright and Vlasman were named OCAA Tournament All-Stars for their outstanding play during the three-game tournament.






The OCAA Champion Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team will travel to British Columbia for the CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship from March 7-10. The National Championship will be hosted by Camosun College in Victoria. In the quarterfinal, the #1 nationally ranked Falcons will face the #3 Vancouver Island University Mariners at 6pm EST (3pm PST) on Thursday, March 8.


Upcoming Games:

Thursday, March 8:

CCAA Championship @ Camosun

#1 Fanshawe vs. #3 VIU – 3pm PST/ 6pm EST

Friday, March 9:

CCAA Championship @ Camosun

#1 Fanshawe vs. TBD – TBD

Saturday, March 10:

CCAA Championship @ Camosun

#1 Fanshawe vs. TBD – TBD





The Fanshawe Women's and Men's Indoor Soccer teams hosted an OCAA Regional on Monday, March 5 at the BMO Centre.


The Women finished the tournament in first place with a 3-0 record. They defeated Sault College 4-1, before beating University of Toronto Mississauga and George Brown by 1-0 scores. Sheree Uyl (Blyth, ON) had three goals on the day, while Alex Clements (London, ON) added two.


The Men went 1-1-1 on the day. They claimed a 6-0 victory over Sault College, then fell to University of Toronto Mississauga 1-0. In their final game, they tied Laurier Brantford 3-3 to finish second in the tournament. Alberto Barquin (London, ON) led the Falcons with 4 goals on the day.


Both teams qualified for the OCAA Provincial Championships hosted by Redeemer from March 21-24.






What you need to know about the Falcons…


… Badminton student-athletes Riley Hogan and Sahil Sahil were named the Fanshawe Falcons SupplementSource.ca student-athletes of the Month for February.



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