Steve Sumarah voted top Reader’s Choice coach

This past season, Carleton Ravens football head coach Steve Sumarah led the Ravens to their best finish since getting their return in 2013, reaching the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Semifinals, before falling to the Western Mustangs. For his efforts this season, Sumarah earned 66 votes, and earned The Charlatan Reader’s Choice award. “He’s a huge players coach. What that means from a players perspective is that he always cares about his players on a personal level,” former Ravens quarterback Jesse Mills said. “He’s not somebody who treats their players like they are just a person who shows up to practice to do their stuff. He takes an interest in everybody individually.” Ravens receiver Kyle VanWynsberghe agreed with Mills, and said he would describe Sumarah as a […]

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Editorial: Carleton now a top football school

If a record-setting season that saw the Carleton Ravens football team win a home playoff game for the first time in 30 years wasn’t enough to sway skeptical fans, then the results at the 2017 CFL combine should be enough evidence to show that Carleton is quickly becoming one of the top football schools in the country. Since returning to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) in 2012 following a lengthy absence, Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah has built the roster into a Yates Cup contender. Along with potential first-round draft pick Nate Behar, the roster boasts elite talent such as wide receiver Malcolm Carter, offensive lineman Kwabena Asare, and defensive backs Nathaniel Hamlin and Tunde Adeleke Although Behar previously told […]

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Five coaches 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 Ravens head coach this season. Online voting has opened at www.charlatan.ca, and will conclude on April 3. Taffe Charles Women’s basketball In his 10th season as the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball head coach, Charles led the program to a record-setting finish. Following an 18-1 regular season finish, the Ravens cruised through the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs and earned their first Critelli Cup. After earning that top seed at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 in Victoria, B.C., the Ravens briefly stumbled with a semifinal loss to the McGill Martlets, but bounced back with a win in the […]

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Carleton sports: Top 10 games of the year

The 2016 calendar year was another entertaining one across Carleton’s various sports teams. Men’s basketball won yet another national championship, its sixth consecutive, while men’s hockey made an appearance at nationals for the second time in three seasons. The story of the year, however, was Ravens football. Steve Sumarah’s fourth-year program went 6-2, upsetting Western and winning Panda for a third-straight year in the process. With two graduating players ranked on CFL draft boards in slotback Nate Behar and offensive lineman Kwabena Aware, it may not be long before we see a Carleton player make his professional debut. This year’s list is more homogenous than the column I wrote last year, featuring fewer women’s games and tier-II sports. This is […]

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Ravens football advances in OUA playoffs

The Carleton Ravens football team renewed their rivalry with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Oct. 29 in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarter-finals playoff game at MNP Park. The Ravens prevailed with a 45-9 victory in the first postseason matchup between the two teams in the modern era. “[The win] feels great, a playoff game, that adds another level to it, it was exciting for us obviously and I am proud of the guys and the way they played for sure,” Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah said. Tempers flared before the game even began, as the two teams met at midfield after the Ravens ran out onto the field and pushing and shoving began. Once the dust settled, Gee-Gees linebacker […]

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