Athletics News

  • Tucker named to U20 Rugby Team Canada squad
    July 19, 2017
    OTTAWA, ON (Rugby Canada) - Canada’s women’s U20 head coach Jen Boyd has named a 24-player squad for next months Can-Am Series against the USA in Ottawa. Acadia's Harley Tucker was named to the squad today.
  • Basketball Axemen land top recruit Middaugh
    July 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Axemen Basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the addition of standout recruit, Mason Middaugh, from London, Ont.
  • Dickie narrates FIBA Qualifier / StFX vs Acadia Ad
    July 05, 2017
    A great video released by Basketball Canada and Sports Entertainment Atlantic promotion of double-header FIBA Qualifier Team Canada vs Bahamas and StFX vs Axemen.
  • Nissen chosen to represent Canada at 2017 Universaide
    June 29, 2017
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS announced today the rosters for the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams set to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. Fifth year basketball Axemen forward and native of Quispamsis, N.B., Erik Nissen was chosen to represent Canada at the FISU 2017 Summer Universiade Games
  • Team Canada, SEA & Acadia announce qualifying game
    June 22, 2017
    HALIFAX, NS – Today, Canada Basketball in partnership with Sport and Entertainment Atlantic, announced that the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax will host the first Senior Men’s National Team home game of the new FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.
  • U SPORTS AGM Summary Video
    June 16, 2017
    The 40th U SPORTS Annual Meeting and 2017 conference ran June 5-8 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, where all 56 members have gathered for three days of thematic presentations and workshops. The discussions will form the foundation for the future of university sport in Canada.
  • Two Trenton, Ont. student-athletes commit to Axewomen
    June 07, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Axewomen rugby head coach Matt Durant announced two more additions to the fall roster with the commitment of Emilie Merilainen and Taryn McLachlin from Trenton High School in Ontario.
  • Dickie named Executive Director Athletics, and Community Events
    June 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University announced today, changes in its Finance and Administration portfolio which included a range of internal support and front-facing departments. The changes will create efficiency and better alignment with on-campus expertise and experience.
  • Axewomen rugby add four Nova Scotians to line-up
    May 30, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Axewomen rugby head coach Matthew Durant are pleased to announce the commitment of four student-athletes for the coming fall.
  • Acadia to induct eight into Sports Hall of Fame
    May 23, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S - Eight athletes and builders will be inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons in Wolfville. The event will be part of Acadia's Homecoming celebrations, scheduled for October 12-15 on the Acadia campus.
  • Volleyball adds four committed students to 17-18 roster
    May 05, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Acadia volleyball head coach Michelle Wood are pleased to announce the commitment of four individuals to the Axewomen this coming fall season.
  • Axemen add 3 committed student-athletes to fall roster
    May 03, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Football head coach Jeff Cummins announced today the commitment of three individuals to the Axemen squad this coming fall.
  • 2017 Axemen Football Spring Camp
    April 28, 2017
    A montage of video clips from the final two days of Acadia Football's spring camp. The video highlights the hard work and dedication of our football Axemen.
  • Basketball announces commitment of N.B. native Speedy
    April 25, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Acadia men’s basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the commitment of Fredericton, N.B. native Brett Speedy, who will join the Axemen squad this coming fall.
  • Acadia's De Palma named BNS Coach of the Year
    April 23, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia basketball assistant coach Daniel De Palma will be one among 30 coaches vying for honours as Sport Nova Scotia’s Support4Sport Coach of the Year. De Palma was recently named Basketball Nova Scotia’s (BNS) coach of the year in part for his thrilling U17 Boys Team Nova Scotia gritty comeback win over Ontario in the National championship final hosted by the University of Winnipeg this past summer.
  • Athletics Complex wins AVESTA venue of the year
    April 21, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Annual Annapolis Valley Events and Sports Tourism Association (AVESTA) announced this year’s winners in various categories that included Acadia University’s Athletics Complex as the venue of the year.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Paloma Anderson
    April 10, 2017
    Paloma Anderson continues to go where no Acadia women's basketball player has gone before. Anderson recently completed her third season with the Axewomen. Actually, she arrived at Acadia over the Christmas break in 2014, so it's really only been two years and four months.
  • Recap of the 2016-17 Winter Sports season
    April 13, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia’s winter season varsity squads had their work cut out for them after a successful fall campaign that included every team placing third place or higher in the AUS final standings and three teams attending their respective U SPORTS championships. Here’s a look at how things turned out.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Robert Steeves
    April 03, 2017
    (WOLFVILLE, N.S. ) - For goalie Robert Steeves, the 2016-2017 university hockey season was the most satisfying – not to mention the most successful – of his three years at Acadia, culminating in a national bronze medal.
  • Football’s Hastings delivers at CFL combines
    March 31, 2017
    (WOLFVILLE, N.S.) - After impressing many at the Eastern CFL Combine held in Montreal, Acadia football’s Harland Hastings delivered more at the CFL National hosted in Regina, Sask.
  • Acadia Athletics 2016-17 Season Video
    March 30, 2017
    The Acadia Athletics season has ended and some of it is captured in this video highlighting all 10 teams. Enjoy!
  • Soccer’s Snyder and Basketball’s Anderson named AOY
    March 27, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University’s Department of Athletics is proud to announce this year’s Major and Team Award winners at the Annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Banquet as selected by the coaches and players of each team.
  • Axemen lay the lumber to win bronze, 7-3 over StFX
    March 19, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Acadia forward Michael Clarke (Halifax, N.S.) had two goals in the first period, and Daniel Petterson (Toronto, Ont.) added two in the second to lead the Axemen to a 7-3 win over StFX, in the bronze medal game at the 2017 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup.
  • Axemen fall short vs UNB and will play for bronze
    March 18, 2017
    REDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The UNB Varsity Reds scored in the first and second periods, added an empty-net goal late in the third, and Etienne Marcoux (Terrebonne, Que.) stopped all 20 shots fired at him, en route to a 3-0 victory over the Acadia Axemen
  • VID RECAP: Axemen top No. Alberta at UCup
    March 17, 2017
    VID RECAP: The Acadia Axemen hockey team opened up the U SPORTS University Cup National Championship with a 4-1 win over the No. 1 seeded Alberta Golden Bears.
  • Axemen advance to U Sports championship semi-finals
    March 16, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The Acadia University Axemen, seeded last in the top eight teams, eliminated the top-ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears by a 4-1 score in the opening game of the 2017 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton. The tournament is being hosted by the University of New Brunswick.
  • U Sports announces major awards, Schemitsch named All-Canadian
    March 15, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Philippe Maillet, a fourth-year forward from the UNB Varsity Reds, was named the U SPORTS Player of the Year in men’s hockey, Wednesday night. Acadia's Geoff Schemitsch was honoured as a second team All-Canadian. Schemitsch was named a first team AUS All-Star and the AUS Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year last week.
  • Axemen take on Alberta in opening game of U Cup
    March 13, 2017
    The U SPORTS University Cup men's hockey championship gets underway this Thursday at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton, N.B. The semifinals as well as the final of the University Cup will be broadcast live on Sportsnet 360 and SN Now.
  • U SPORTS honours Acadia's Ross and Anderson
    March 09, 2017
    VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – Danielle Boiago, a fifth-year guard from the McMaster Marauders, was named the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Wednesday night. Acadia's Katie Ross was named the SYLVIA SWEENEY AWARD (Student-Athlete Community Service) winner and Paloma Anderson named as a 1st Team All-Canadian.
  • Steeves’ shutout helps Axemen beat Huskies 3-0
    March 09, 2017
    Halifax N.S. - The Acadia Axemen are in the 2017 University Cup after beating the Saint Mary’s Huskies 3-0 at the Halifax Forum in the AUS Consolation series - as a third berth into the U SPORTS Championship.
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