October 30, 2017



On Sunday afternoon at the National Baseball Championship in Oshawa, the Fanshawe Falcons captured the silver medal, falling to St. Clair in the championship game by a score of 3-2. 


The Falcons finished the tournament with a record of 3-2, with both losses coming to St. Clair. In round robin play, the Falcons lost their opening game of the tournament to the Saints 10-1. Fanshawe rebounded to win the next two games, 4-3 over the Holland Hurricanes from PEI and 17-2 over Seneca in five innings. In the semi-final, Fanshawe battled the host Durham Lords. The Falcons went down 2-0 but came back to tie the game in the fourth inning. In the fifth, Fanshawe added two runs to take a 4-3 lead. With two outs in the final inning, the Durham player attempted to score to tie the game, but was tagged out by Falcons catcher Hayden Regnier (Komoka, ON) for the third out to win the game. 


In a rematch of the 2016 National Championship game won by Fanshawe, the Falcons would once again battle St. Clair for the National title. Fanshawe scored in the top of the first inning but St. Clair would quickly respond with two runs of their own and lead 2-1 after one. The Saints added a third run in the second inning to go up 3-1. The Falcons stranded two baserunners in both the fourth and fifth innings. In their last at bat in the seventh, and all with 2 outs, Fanshawe was able to score a run to bring the deficit to 3-2. Unfortunately for the Falcons, with the tying run on first base, Saints starting pitcher Taylor Pappin ended the game with a strikeout and Fanshawe was awarded the silver medal. Fanshawe's shortstop Carlos Arteaga (London, ON) received the Gold Glove award, while Regnier and outfielder Brendan Robertson (Oshawa, ON) were named to the Tournament All-Star team.




The Fanshawe Men's Soccer team won the OCAA consolation championship this past weekend at Fleming College.


The Falcons went 2-1 on the weekend with their only loss coming to the eventual champion Durham Lords in the quarterfinal game 2-1. The lone goal scorer for Fanshawe was Bai-Essa Coker (Bakans, Gambia) and the player of the game was Thomas Sackor (Kitchener, ON). The Falcons then dominated George Brown in the consolation semi-final by a score of 7-1. The player of the game was Jacob Atkinson (Forest, ON).


In the consolation final versus Sheridan, OCAA West Rookie of the Year Mike Sneddon (Mount Brydges, ON) opened the scoring for the Falcons. In the second half, Sackor added a goal to double their lead. Sheridan did not back down, as they scored two late goals to send the game into overtime. Fanshawe stepped up their game in extra time, where they saw goals from Sneddon and London natives Tomas Alvarez and Alberto Barquin to give the Falcons the 5-2 overtime victory.





On Saturday afternoon, the Women's Soccer team won the OCAA bronze medal at the Provincial Championship in Sudbury. The Falcons defeated the Seneca Sting by a score of 2-1. 


On Thursday, Fanshawe defeated Durham in the quarterfinal game 2-0. Hailey Corvari (Orangeville, ON) opened the scoring for the Falcons in the second half on a beautiful cross from Chelsea Zavitz (St. Thomas, ON). Zavitz then added a goal of her own to put the game away. Goalkeeper Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) was named player of the game for keeping the Lords scoreless in 90 minutes.


In the semi-final on Friday, Fanshawe fell 2-0 to the Humber Hawks.  After the first half, the score remained 0-0, however Humber would score in the 73rd minute to take the lead. The Hawks would add an insurance marker at the final whistle to take the game. Fanshawe's player of the game was Zavitz. 


Despite Fanshawe controlling most of the possession in the first half of the bronze medal game, Seneca opened the scoring to go up 1-0. The Sting then had another opportunity when a Falcons foul in the box led to a penalty kick, which Vlasman saved to keep Fanshawe within reach. Fanshawe would then have to play the remainder of the game with only 10 players as OCAA All-Star Selena Roberts (London, ON) was given a red card. The Falcons tied the game on a penalty kick of their own scored by Zavitz in the 71st minute.  Only four minutes later, Zavitz scored her second of the game from outside the 18 yard box to give Fanshawe the lead. The Falcons defence would hold strong though as they controlled the play and would defeat Seneca 2-1 to win the 2017 OCAA bronze medal. Alex Clements (London, ON) was named player of the game and Zavitz was named a Tournament All-Star.




Fanshawe Athletics played host to the OCAA Cross Country Provincial Championships on Saturday at the Fanshawe Conservation Area and the Falcons teams completed a rare feat, winning all four gold medals. The last time Fanshawe swept all four gold medals was in 1991.


In the Women's six kilometer race, Janelle Hanna (Peterborough, ON) captured the OCAA Individual Women's gold medal with a time of 22:11.4. In the Women's team competition, Fanshawe collected 33 points, almost half (62 points) of that of three-time defending champion Humber to win the OCAA banner for the first time since 2010. Along with Hanna, Sammi-Jo Burch (Strathroy, ON), Breah Gordon (St. Thomas, ON) and Hannah Carley (Newmarket, ON) all contributed to the Fanshawe team championship. Hanna was named to the Women's All-Ontario First Team and Burch was named to the All-Ontario Second Team.


In the Men's eight kilometer race, Fanshawe's Jordan Kadlecik (Grand Bend, ON) claimed the gold in a time of 26:37.5, almost three seconds ahead of the runner-up. Kadlecik and his teammates made it quadruple gold for the Falcons, as the Men's team earned 20 points, well ahead of runner-up St. Clair (54 points). Along with Kadlecik, Chris Caddey (Dorchester, ON), Alastair Thompson (London, ON) and Zach Buchan (Orillia, ON) contributed to Fanshawe's eighth OCAA Men's team banner in the last nine years. Kadlecik, Caddey and Thompson were all named to the Men's All-Ontario First Team. Buchan, along with Falcons Dean VanHerpe (Mount Brydges, ON) and Justin Attfield (Aylmer, ON) were named to the All-Ontario Second Team.


On November 11, Fanshawe will compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross Country National Championships in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec hosted by Collège Lionel-Groulx. The Falcons Women's team is ranked #1 in the CCAA, while the Men's team is ranked #2.




The Falcons Men's Volleyball squad defeated Conestoga on the road last Thursday three sets to one (18-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-17). Cole Jordan (London, ON) led the Falcons with 25 points and Sam Otten (Delaware, ON) added 19.


Next up Fanshawe will have their home opener on Sunday versus the Humber Hawks at 3pm.


Upcoming Games:

Sunday, Nov. 5:

Humber vs. Fanshawe – 3pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Sheridan vs. Fanshawe – 6pm






The Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team continued their winning streak last Thursday in Kitchener when they swept Conestoga 3-0. The Falcons won three straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-12. London sisters Meghan and Shannon Morelli led the way for Fanshawe with 12 and 9 points respectively.


Fanshawe will take the court again this upcoming Sunday when they will host the Humber Hawks at 1pm.


Upcoming Games:

Sunday, Nov. 5:

Humber vs. Fanshawe – 1pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Sheridan vs. Fanshawe – 4pm





Last week, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team fell to Sheridan on the road by a score of 106-77. Chris Parker (Toledo, OH) had a team-high of 15 points, and D'Andre Austin (Toronto, ON) added 14 points and 7 rebounds.


The Falcons play next on Thursday at 8pm at home versus the Niagara Knights.


Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Nov. 2:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Fanshawe @ UTM – 4pm





The Falcons Women's Basketball team held on for a 75-71 win over the Sheridan Bruins last Thursday. The leading scorer for Fanshawe was Mikhalia Wright (London, ON), who had 26 points and 10 rebounds. Chuot Angou (London, ON) added 16 points and five assists and Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) contributed 11 rebounds. The Falcons will host Niagara College on Thursday at 6pm.


Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Nov. 2:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 11:

Fanshawe @ UTM – 2pm







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