Austin Kennedy

Lancer coaches to serve community on McHappy Day

Don’t be surprised if you see a familiar face behind the free smile at McDonalds on Wednesday. A number of Lancer coaches and athletes will be serving lunch at the restaurant’s Huron Church Road location in support of McHappy Day, May 2.

The promotion sees $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, McMuffin sandwich and happy meal donated to Ronald McDonald House charities of Canada to improve the quality of life for children with serious or chronic illnesses or disabilities.

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.

Six Lancers named OUA football all-stars

Ontario University Athletics named six Lancer football players to its all-star team Wednesday.

First-team all-stars are Jordan Brescacin at the position of inside receiver, Seamus Postuma at defensive tackle, Matt McGarva at defensive half, and Shea Pierre at cornerback. On the second all-star team are quarterback Austin Kennedy and wide receiver Cory Fernandes.

Lancer football suffers first loss of season

The Lancer football team was handed its first loss of the year Saturday on Alumni Field, as the McMaster Marauders eked out a narrow 21-19 decision.

The result leaves Windsor in a four-way tie for second place in Ontario University Athletics with McMaster, Ottawa and Toronto. Lancer quarterback Austin Kennedy threw 25 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns, two to receiver Jordan Brescacin, who finished with eight catches for 111 yards.

Saturday football game to feature two of country’s Top 10 teams

Saturday’s Lancer football game just got a lot more interesting, as Windsor joined McMaster in Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s top 10 national rankings. The two teams will play under the lights Saturday on Alumni Field. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

A release announcing the newest results of the national poll noted the 2-0 Lancers were rewarded for last week’s 41-40 upset of Laurier. Windsor is now ranked 10th in the country; the Marauders are seventh after a loss to Western.

Lancers win football season opener, 38-5 over Toronto

Lancer Shea Pierre ran back the opening kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown and set the tone for a 38-5 Windsor rout of the Toronto Varsity Blues in football action Monday at the south campus stadium.

Interim head coach Joe D'Amore shared quarterbacking duties between Sam Malian and Austin Kennedy. Malian completed 12 of 19 passes for 107 yards while Kennedy passed for 31 yards on five completions of nine attempts and ran for a touchdown.