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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Women’s basketball team reflects on season

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team established plenty of program records this season. They finished the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season with an 18-1 record, and earned their first Critelli Cup. The Ravens line-up earned plenty of accolades this year, as Heather Lindsay and Catherine Traer were named to the OUA First All-Star team, while Lindsay was also a Second Team All-Canadian. Ravens forward Elizabeth Leblanc was also named to the OUA Second All-Star team. Over the course of the season, the Ravens were consistently ranked within the top five teams in all of U SPORTS, and entered the Final 8 tournament as the number one seed. Carleton will benefit from the wealth of experience at the U SPORTS […]

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Abella making successful transition in first season with Ravens

The biggest difference between college and university basketball in Canada? “Taller people,” according to Carleton women’s basketball guard Jenjen Abella. Playing for the Mohawk Mountaineers of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) was a great experience, Abella said. At Mohawk College, Abella was able to excel, winning back-to-back OCAA silver medals and multiple All-Star and academic awards. Abella said making the move to Carleton was easy. “The coaching staff have been great and the girls have been great, making it an easy transition for me,” she said. Having not been recruited by any U SPORTS basketball team, Abella spent three years playing for Mohawk College before getting in touch with Carleton Ravens women’s basketball head coach Taffe Charles. “She’s a big part of […]

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Women’s basketball falls to Martlets, will play for U SPORTS Bronze

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team will play for a bronze medal after falling by a score of 66-60 in their semifinal matchup against the McGill Martlets. Despite falling short in their quest for the U SPORTS Championship trophy, known as the “Bronze Baby,” the Ravens will have a chance to earn bronze hardware when they take on a familiar foe—the Queen’s Gaels—in the Bronze Medal game on March 12. After having the previous day off to prepare, the Ravens had a lac luster start, putting up only 10 points and shooting at 25 percent in the first quarter, compared to McGill’s 15 points and 42.9 shooting per cent. “Our best players gotta be our best players and they just didn’t play […]

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Women’s basketball wins Final 8 game for first time in program history

In their first game at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 this year, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team defeated the eighth-seeded Victoria Vikes by a score of 77-66 in Victoria, B.C. The win marked the first ever win at the Final 8 in program history. The Ravens had previous lost a combined four games at the 2011 and 2013 tournaments. The beginning of the game saw a strong start for both teams as Carleton posted 22 points, while Victoria put up 16. Ravens forward Heather Lindsay, who was recently named a U SPORTS Second Team All-Star, was Carleton’s top player in the first quarter with seven points and three rebounds, however played limited minutes for the rest of the game. “The first half and […]

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