2018-19 Acadia Women's Rugby News

  • Soon-to-graduate Baxter sets sights on law school
    January 02, 2019
    By John DeCoste '77 - Ever wonder what varsity student-athletes do after they graduate? A handful will go on to compete professionally in their sports of choice. A greater number will choose to continue post-graduate academic studies with the goal of earning one or more additional degrees
  • Sandra & Arthur Irving announced as Honourary Chairpersons
    October 17, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University and the Department of Athletics are pleased to announce Arthur and Sandra Irving as honourary chairpersons of the 2018 U SPORTS National Women’s Rugby Championship hosted by Acadia in Wolfville, N.S. from November 1st to 4th.
  • U SPORTS No. 2 StFX squeeze past No. 8 Axewomen
    October 14, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 2 ranked StFX X-Women will retain first place in the AUS standings, but it didn’t come easy as they edged the host Axewomen 22-20 in the last game of the AUS regular season.
  • Corrigan and Hogan carry Axewomen past Panthers 57-12 
    October 08, 2018
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Dressed in Acadia red, a pair of Islanders returned to their old stomping grounds and put on a show, as the Axewomen took down the UPEI Panthers 57-12 Saturday afternoon. 
  • The Journey continues for Kennedy
    October 03, 2018
    By Sara Baxter - Annie Kennedy has not followed the typical pathway of an athlete trying to reach the national level of competition in their sport. The third-year veteran on the Acadia Varsity Women’s Rugby Team has had to overcome her share of challenges over the last few years.
  • Rugby's MacKenzie named AUS Athlete of the Week
    October 02, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Axewomen rugby's Maddie MacKenzie was named the AUS Athlete of the Week for her 4 try performance this past Friday vs. the Saint Mary's Huskies.
  • Axewomen get back on winning track with 66-0 win
    September 28, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen rugby team improve to 3-1 with their second win against the Saint Mary’s Huskies this season.
  • X-Women win battle of nationally ranked rugby teams 
    September 22, 2018
    ANTIGONISH, N.S. – In a battle of U SPORTS top 10 teams, the No. 2 StFX X-Women came out on top against the visiting No. 8 Acadia Axewomen with a 36-17 victory Saturday afternoon.  
  • Three Axewomen named to Rugby Canada's shortlist
    September 20, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Rugby Canada’s head coach Sandro Fiorino has named his 41-player shortlist ahead of their November Tour to Europe this past Monday and two current Axewomen and a former Acadia rugby player were named to the roster.
  • Huskies drop Rugby home-opener to USports No. 8 Acadia 
    September 16, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. —The Acadia Axewomen defeated the Huskies Sunday afternoon, 77-17 from Huskies Stadium. Acadia, ranked eighth in U SPORTS, opened up the scoring with an early try and missed the convert and led 5-0.  
  • Rugby Axewomen open season with win vs UPEI
    September 08, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen rugby team opened the 2018 AUS rugby regular season with a 116-12 win over the visiting UPEI Panthers
  • Axewomen Rugby Season Preview
    September 06, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen rugby team will begin their journey to the U SPORTS national women’s rugby championship this Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. as they kick off the AUS regular season against UPEI, ranked 10th in the opening U SPORTS Top Ten national rankings.
  • Axewomen head to Florenceville-Bristol, NB for exhibition vs Montreal
    August 20, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen Rugby team, host of the 2018 U SPORTS National Women’s Rugby Championship, will head to Florenceville-Bristol, N.B. for two exhibition games against the RSEQ Université de Montréal Carabins.
  • Five rugby Axewomen named to U20 Team Canada squad
    August 01, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Rugby Canada announced the 26-woman roster for the U20 National women’s rugby team that will compete in this month’s Tri-Nation Cup hosted by Rugby Canada and Rugby Nova Scotia on the Acadia University campus in Wolfville, N.S. beginning August 7.
  • Partnership brings world class rugby to Acadia
    July 24, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Rugby Canada, in partnership with Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A), Destination Acadia, Rugby Nova Scotia, and the Province of Nova Scotia, announced today the hosting of the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup in Nova Scotia.
  • Wideski commits to Axewomen Rugby team in the fall
    June 01, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen head coach Matthew Durant are pleased to announce the commitment Valerie Wideski of Richmond, B.C.
  • 'It's nice to be back on radar'
    May 23, 2018
    KINGSTON, ON - The Whig, By Sebastian Bron - Annie Kennedy was studying for a human physiology exam in Acadia’s Vaughn Memorial Library when she received an email. It was from Rugby Canada.