2010 in review
by Blaine Meller
As the winter semester kicks off, so too does the unofficial second half of the Mount Royal Cougars athletic season. With that in mind, The Reflector looks back at some of the Cougars’ highs (and lows) of 2010.
Sandra Lamb celebrates 11 years coaching with the Cougars women’s volleyball team.
Sash Hochlander, 21, of the Cougars women’s hockey team, is killed in a car crash.
The Cougars women’s hockey team defeats the Red Deer Queens two games to one in their ACAC playoff series.
Jean Laforest, of the Cougars men’s hockey team, is named ACAC coach of the year.
The Cougars men’s and women’s volleyball teams finish fourth in the ACAC playoffs. The men’s basketball team qualifies for the final four, while the women’s team misses the playoffs.
The Cougars women’s hockey team defeats NAIT three games to one to capture the ACAC title.
Mount Royal’s soccer teams kick off the 2010 season.
The Cougars men’s and women’s golf teams dominate at the ACAC Championships at Wintergreen. The teams would then go to nationals, where the women finished fourth and the men seventh.
Gillian Doubleday of the Cougars women’s soccer team becomes Mount Royal’s all-time leading scorer, netting her 36th career goal. Later this month, she would become the ACAC’s all time leading scorer in style, scoring five goals, including the 47th of her career, in a 9-0 rout of Lakeland.
Cougar Athletics announces the creation of the Wall of Fame.
The Cougars men’s and women’s soccer teams each claim bronze medals during the ACAC championships. The men trounce SAIT 8-1 while the women triumph over MacEwan 5-4 on penalty kicks.
Cougar Athletics officially unveils its Wall of Fame and inaugural five inductees. Sharlene Marschall is inducted into the athletes category, Gary Koroluk and Jack Kenyon in the coaches category and Al Bohonus and Dr. Don Stouffer into the builders category.
Ashley Dixon and Gillian Doubleday of the Cougars women’s soccer team and Justin Farenik of the men’s soccer team are named All-Canadians by the CCAA. In addition, men’s coach Jamie Pollock is named CCAA coach of the year.
The Cougars women’s hockey and volleyball teams enter the semester break with undefeated records. The hockey squad sits with 13 wins and one tie in the 14 games they’ve played, while their volleyball counterparts are a perfect 10-0 and ranked third in Canada by the CCAA.