Mike Pio

Lancer men to play in provincial soccer showcase

Lancer men’s soccer players Massimo Megna and Mike Pio will suit up for Ontario University Athletics’ inaugural soccer showcase, this weekend in Vaughan, north of Toronto.

Megna, a fourth-year human kinetics major, and Pio, a second-year science student, will play on the West team in an East-West match-up on Sunday, May 5. The event is designed to showcase Ontario university soccer to prospective student-athletes.

Lancers stage rousing kick-off to football season

The Lancer football team thrilled more than 4,000 fans Monday at University Stadium with a convincing 63-18 win over the Ottawa Gee Gees to open the 2012 season.

Among the highlights on offense, quarterback Austin Kennedy notched 482 passing yards on 31 completions, including six touchdowns—tying the team record. Receiver Jordan Brescacin pulled down three touchdowns and totalled 214 yards.

Read the full story, “Lancers stampede over Gee Gees 63-18 in season opener,” at goLancers.ca.

Lancers win local sports plaudits

Lancers took home more than half the hardware April 19, earning 12 of 23 Windsor-Essex County Sports Person of the Year (WESPY) Awards recognizing local athletes for their contributions to sports. The awards were based on accomplishments during the 2011 calendar year.

Jessica Clemençon brought home the evening’s top award as the female athlete of the year after a tremendous 2010/11 season in which she was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport female athlete of the year and helped lead Lancer women’s basketball to its first CIS championship.