Shannon DeanLancer volleyball player Shannon Dean is the OUA athlete of the week.

No. 10 basketball Lancers earn international showcase

A pair of games for women’s hockey and the track and field Team Challenge are the only varsity action at home this weekend, but the big Lancer story is women’s basketball, playing Saturday in Toronto as part of the National Basketball Association’s all-star celebration.

The women’s hockey squad will host the Waterloo Warriors on Friday and the Western Mustangs on Saturday, both games at 7:30 p.m. at South Windsor Arena. Saturday is seniors’ day; the Lancers will honour their graduating players before the opening face-off.

The track and field Team Challenge opens at 3 p.m. Friday and continues at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Denis fieldhouse. Find a full event schedule on the meet website.

Windsor’s women’s basketball team is back in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten 10 rankings and will travel to Toronto on Friday to face the York Lions before meeting the Queens Gaels in a featured game at the Enercare Centre as part of the festivities for the NBA All-Star weekend. Friday’s game is set to tip off at 6 p.m., while Saturday goes at 4:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on

The men’s basketball team will also play York and Queens on Friday and Saturday, but will take on the Gaels in Kingston. Both games are set for an 8 p.m. tip-off.

Men’s and women’s curling are competing in the Ontario University Athletics championship meet, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday in Guelph.

The Lancer men’s hockey team will look to close its regular season with a victory when it faces off against York, Friday in Toronto.

The volleyball teams have parted ways, with the men in Kingston for matches against Royal Military College on Saturday and Queens on Sunday. The women play a pair of games against the Lakehead Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay on Saturday and Sunday.

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OUA honours Lancer volleyballer

Ontario University Athletics named Shannon Dean, a middle on the women’s volleyball team, its athlete of the week after she led Windsor to a pair of wins in the final home games of her Lancer career.

Dean scored game-highs of 18.5 points Saturday against Nipissing and 32 points Sunday against York, contributing to her league-leading total of 237.5. Read the full story at

Coach named to Volleyball Canada youth development program

Head coach James Gravelle of the Lancer men’s volleyball program will join the staff of the Team Canada 2016 Youth Development Program this summer. Gravelle will coach athletes in the select program, those born in 1999 or later. Read “Gravelle named to Volleyball Canada coaching staff.