Athletics News

  • U SPORTS Top Ten & All-Canadian Preseason choices of College Football America Yearbook
    July 18, 2019
    Three players from the Acadia Axemen and three players from defending U SPORTS champion Laval have been named to the 2019 College Football America Yearbook U SPORTS Preseason Starting Lineup, CFAY’s version of a preseason All-Canada team.
  • Charnock's experience at the FIFA women's soccer World Cup
    July 18, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Instead of joining her fellow graduates on the Acadia graduation trip to a sunny and hot southern destination, fourth-year Axewomen Soccer player Sarah Charnock decided to not only reward herself for her hard work in obtaining a Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours but also turn her trip to Nice, France into an educational experience.
  • Richardson named Manager of Student-Athlete Performance
    July 02, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The process of creating an integrated sports science system within the Department of Athletics at Acadia University has taken a large step forward with the announcement that Elliott Richardson, previous owner and operator of Acadia Performance Training, will become Acadia Athletics’ first full-time Manager of Student-Athlete Performance.
  • Stephen Harper is now the veteran in Sabres development camp
    June 28, 2019
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Back when they were teenage roommates, Connor McDavid and Stephen Harper would ride up to Buffalo and watch the Sabres. They’d settle into their seats in KeyBank Center with the very real dream of playing in the NHL one day.
  • Burlington, Ont. native Passley to join Basketball Axemen in the fall
    June 28, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Axemen basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the commitment by Burlington, Ont. native Jaylen Passley to join the Acadia men’s basketball team this coming fall.
  • Acadia women’s basketball team announces four additions to the Axewomen’s fall roster
    June 07, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia University women’s basketball team is excited to announce four additions to the Axewomen’s fall roster.
  • Basketball's Veinot named to FISU Games Team Canada
    May 29, 2019
    - U SPORTS announced today the roster of women’s basketball teams who will represent Canada at the 2019 Universiade Games in Napoli, Italy from July 3-14. Included in the women’s Team Canada roster is Acadia’s Jayda Veinot.
  • Former Hockey Axeman McFarland named to Leafs staff
    May 23, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today former hockey Axeman Paul McFarland will join the coaching staff as an assistant under head coach Mike Babcock.
  • Duffie named to U16 National Team coaching staff
    May 22, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia men’s basketball team head coach Kevin Duffie will join the U16 men's national team’s coaching staff led by head coach Kirby Schepp.
  • Batra hired as first full-time head coach of Acadia’s soccer programs
    May 15, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Executive Director of Athletics Kevin Dickie are pleased to announce the hiring of Amit Batra as Acadia’s first full-time head coach of both the Axewomen and Axemen soccer teams.
  • Football's Guenard will participate in Canadian QB Internship
    May 15, 2019
    The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the U SPORTS quarterbacks that will participate in the Canadian Quarterback Internship Program at CFL training camps in advance of the 2019 season.
  • Harvey continues to lead Axewomen Basketball team
    May 13, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Executive Director of Athletics Kevin Dickie announced today that women’s basketball head coach Len Harvey will return to lead the Axewomen for the coming seasons after signing a multi-year contract extension.
  • Hockey Axemen add Pettersson as an assistant coach
    May 10, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Acadia men’s hockey head coach Darren Burns announced today that former Axeman Daniel Pettersson will join the team’s coaching staff this fall.
  • Six Axemen named to U SPORTS East-West Bowl Roster
    May 03, 2019
    Six Axemen were named to the East roster including Offensive standouts Cordell Hastings, Hunter Guenard and Dale Wright. Three of the Axemen's top defenders were also named to the East roster including Bailey Feltmate, Rory Kelly and Jadin White-Frayne.
  • Sportsnet Analyst and Former NHL General Manager Brian Burke to Headline Celebrity Dinner
    April 26, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Brian Burke, Sportsnet hockey analyst and former NHL general manager will headline this year’s Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner in June.
  • Santana returns to Acadia after professional career
    April 08, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - When Paulo Santana left Acadia in the summer of 2008 to play basketball professionally in his native Angola, he left some fairly important unfinished business behind.
  • Pfleiderer & Liem named Acadia Athletes of the Year
    April 01, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics announced this evening the 2018-19 Major Award winners and team award winners at the annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Night.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Month
    March 29, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Acadia's Haley McDonald was named the U SPORTS Athlete of the Month for March. A third-year kinesiology student from Port Williams, N.S., McDonald led the Axewomen to their second consecutive AUS women?s basketball championship title March 3 in Halifax, N.S.
  • Bedford’s Frenette to join Basketball Axemen in fall of 2019
    March 28, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Bedford, N.S. native Joe Frenette will join the Axemen Basketball team this coming fall. Acadia University and men’s basketball team head coach Kevin Duffie announced today that Frenette has committed to the program and will be working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree beginning in September.
  • Nissen selected 8th overall in CEBL inaugural draft
    March 23, 2019
    HAMILTON, ON - The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) revealed all the top talent that was drafted by the league’s six teams in its first ever Entry Draft on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
  • AUS releases 2019 Fall Schedules
    March 22, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport released the 2019 fall sports schedules today, including women’s rugby, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country. Hosts for the 2019 fall championships were also confirmed.
  • Basketball's Mugambi displaying entrepreneurial spirit at Acadia
    March 14, 2019
    By Sara Baxter - Kenyan born Jerome Mugambi is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Business Technology Management at Acadia University. Having grown up in Ontario, Mugambi has been interested in basketball since he moved to Canada at age five.
  • Plays of the Month - February 2019
    March 20, 2019
    Here are plays of the Month for February featuring Axemen hockey, basketball, swimming and Axewomen volleyball and basketball.
  • Plays of the Month - January
    March 14, 2019
    Enjoy our Plays of the Month that include Axemen hockey, basketba;l, Axewomen basketball and Volleyball.
  • Veinot named the McDonalds Athlete of the Week
    March 12, 2019
    Basketball's Jayda Veinot was named Acadia's McDonalds Athlete of the Week for her performance this past weekend at the U SPORTS National Championship.
  • Axewomen fall short in winning U SPORTS Consolation game
    March 10, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 8 Ryerson Rams battled their way to a dominant 91-67 win over the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen in the consolation final to close out their U SPORTS Final 8 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.
  • Axewomen advance to Consolation final after posting win vs Stingers
    March 08, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Acadia Axewomen battled for an 86-74 victory to eliminate the Concordia Stingers in the Consolation semifinal on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The win is the first win at a National Championship for the Axewomen program since their first visit in 2012.
  • Fourth quarter comeback not enough to capture quarterfinal win
    March 07, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 3 Saskatchewan Huskies outscored the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen 77-69 in the second quarterfinal of the day to advance to the national semifinal.
  • Adams named as Tracy MacLeod winner, Veinot and McDonald honoured as well.
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Three Basketball Axewomen honoured including Lanae Adams who was named the Tracy MacLeod National Award Winner for courage and overcoming adversity. Haley McDonald was named to the second team All-Canadian squad and Jayda Veinot was selected to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Haley McDonald from the Acadia Axewomen women’s basketball squad and Zach Sawchenko of the Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending Mar. 3, 2019.
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