Five athletes earn Reader’s Choice awards

The readers voted and The Charlatan listened. A total of 1,279 votes were cast, and the following five athletes have earned this year’s Reader’s Choice awards. Katelyn Steele Women’s hockey 580 votes In her third season with the Ravens, Steele was named an RSEQ Second-Team All-Star. Steele ranked sixth in U SPORTS with 541 saves as well as the RSEQ’s second-best save percentage at 0.920 per cent, and posted a goals-against average of 3.03. “She’s the most competitive person that I know, she works her butt off, she really wants to win and she wants to see this program do well,” Ravens teammate Tawnya Guindon said. “All the little details that she does makes her so successful.” Aaron Woods Lacrosse […]

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Ten athletes nominated for Reader’s Choice awards

As the 2016-17 athletics season winds down at Carleton, The Charlatan is giving readers the opportunity to vote for their top five Ravens athletes this season. Online voting has opened at www.charlatan.ca, and will conclude on April 3. Nate Behar Football In his fourth season with the Ravens, Behar helped lead the team to a third straight Panda Game victory, as well as their first playoff win at home in 30 years. Behar ranked second in all of U SPORTS this season with nine touchdowns, third in receptions with 57, and sixth in yards per game with 98.5. Behar also registered 788 receiving yards, and a longest gain of 65 yards. Behar is also eligible for the Canadian Football League […]

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Letter: Dave Smart has a shot at NCAA coaching

March Madness has now become the one month of the year where college basketball fans can rejoice and watch their favourite teams compete for the title of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champions. It’s become a platform that every aspiring college basketball team hopes to attain by the end of their season, and has been known to bring attention to some of the brightest coaching minds in the game. But this year, the spotlight is shining bright on Dave Smart, Carleton Ravens men’s basketball head coach. Despite being with the Ravens since 1999, Smart has shown no signs of losing his winning touch, as his team was able to win their seventh straight national championship this season and 13th championship […]

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Men’s basketball still undefeated after 12 games

It was business as usual for the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team on Jan. 20, as they were able to collect a win against the Guelph Gryphons with a dominating final score of 90-54 at the Ravens’ Nest. The Ravens later played host to the Lakehead Thunderwolves the following night, completing the weekend series sweep after a thrilling 96-58 win. The pair of wins extended Carleton’s undefeated record for the season and continued their winning streak of 12 straight games, tying them with the Ryerson Rams for first place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference standings. Carleton was able to display their elite skill early through the first as the Ravens’ offence, accompanied by their league best defence. They […]

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Letter: Doping points to pressures student athletes face

Over the past decade, Canadian anti-doping programs have continued to implement extensive testing procedures for university athletics, in order to dissuade student athletes from competing using banned substances. For one Carleton student, this practice reveals pressures that extend far beyond the field of sports. Ravens defensive back Daniel McNicoll has been suspended for two years after traces of Adderall were found in a urine sample taken on Oct. 1, 2016. Upon conducting the investigation, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport determined the reason McNicoll ingested the drug was to help study for upcoming first-semester midterms. Some people will call this a violation of academic integrity, as the drug was used by McNicoll to improve his cognitive focus in class—and […]

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