Jordan Brescacin

Local sports awards honour Lancer student-athletes

Olympian Melissa Bishop was named female athlete of the year and UWindsor women’s basketball was named team of the year, leading a contingent of Lancer athletes to win recognition at the Windsor Essex County Sports Persons of the Year awards ceremony Tuesday.

Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) also won the female track and field athlete of the year award after becoming just the third Canadian woman ever to run the 800 metres in under two minutes and competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Awards banquet recognizes achievements of student-athletes

Even as she prepares to graduate, Meaghan Pototschnik says Windsor will always be her home.

“I will always be proud to say I am a Lancer,” the fourth-year nursing student said Wednesday as she accepted the DeMarco Award as the top female combining academic and athletic achievement during the annual Evening of Excellence at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

The golfer won a second straight provincial individual title while earning A-level grades. Massimo Megna, co-captain of the Lancer men’s soccer team, won the men’s DeMarco Award.

Lancers show appreciation for student support staff

Working for the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services means having an employer that understands school comes first, says Jordan Brescacin.

“It has been a job that is very flexible,” says Brescacin, a Lancer football player in the final year of his studies in the concurrent math and education program.

A member of the event staff tasked with compiling basketball statistics, he was one of the Lancer student staff members honoured for their hard work and dedication Wednesday at the Blue and Gold luncheon held at the St. Denis Centre.

Record-setting receiver earning national notice

If it was somehow possible to ignore the Lancer’s all-Canadian receiver Jordan Brescacin in 2011, he certainly cannot be unnoticed after the 2012 football season.

Brescacin took over the Ontario University Athletics single-season and career receptions records this past season, earning him recognition as a first team all-star in the OUA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Cross-country teams ready to race in national championship meet

The Lancer cross-country teams will look for top performances on Saturday when Canadian Interuniversity Sport celebrates 50 years of competition in the sport during its national championship meet in London. The event will feature 125 athletes from 25 schools in the women’s five-kilometre race at noon; 129 runners from 24 institutions are scheduled to take the start of the 10-kilometre men’s event at 1 p.m.

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

Three Lancers named football all-Canadians

Canadian Interuniversity Sport named three Lancer players among its football all-stars Thursday – receiver Jordan Brescacin, defensive tackle Seamus Postuma and defensive halfback Matt McGarva.

Brescacin finished the regular season with 773 yards on 50 pass completions and seven touchdowns; he was named a first team all-Canadian. Fourth-year player Postuma had 16 tackles and two sacks to make the first team; McGarva’s 48 total tackles and one touchdown tabbed him for a second-team spot.

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.

Conciliation sessions with WUFA begin today

As previously reported in DailyNews, conciliation talks between the University and the Windsor University Faculty Association continue in expectation that a successful collective agreement will be reached.

Conciliation sessions are scheduled for September 12, 14, 19, 22 and 23.