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The Durham Lords Women’s Indoor Soccer team has made it to the finals! It is their fifth season qualifying for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship. The team finished in second place at the OCCA regional with a 1-0-2.
The Lords will meet up with the other top eight teams at the provincial finals, that will take place at the Ontari0 Soccer Association (OSA) Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario on March 21 and 22 .
The Durham Lords started the regional championship with two ties, Georgian College, home to the Grizzly (1-1) and Sault College, home to the Cougars (0-0). The Grizzly, Georgian College was the other team from pool D to advance to the provincial finals, finishing in first place with a record of 2-0-1 record.
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The campus athletic department is hosting its Second Annual Charity Cup on March 25.
“We have the Charity Cup coming up, which is an indoor soccer event that includes the UOIT and Durham College soccer teams,” said Aaron Kolodziejczak, intern for the athletic department. “Also, we have partnered with a charitable organization called Their Opportunity which enables low-income families to enroll their kids into sports camps and sport leagues in the Durham Region.”
After a long, difficult season the Durham Lords Women’s Basketball coach, Tim Baulk, has stepped down.
Baulk was the coach with the Lords basketball team for six seasons and had led the team to four play-off seasons. He did this all while balancing a full time teaching position in the area. Baulk was also facing pressures in other aspects of his life.
“Tim has a young family,” said Scott Dennis, the Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator for Durham College and UOIT. “He has a couple of kids now and it must be hard on him to balance all of those things at once.”
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All Durham College and UOIT varsity athletes will need to score high on the new Pre-Participation Physical Exam before taking part in any games, training camps or tryouts this season.
The Pre-Participation Physical Exam was implemented for the upcoming varsity season, and all athletes involved will need to make an appointment with a physician, follow five steps and have four forms filled out before being allowed to play.
“All forms can be found on the Lord’s or Ridgeback’s home page,” says Ken Babcock, Athletic Director. “All the athletes need to do is download the forms and have them filled out by the physician.”
Athletes will have to fill out a medical treatment consent form online, then print out the questionnaire, physical exam and health care provider form and have their physicians fill them out.
The physical examination was implemented this season because the Athletic department thought it was time. Many other schools across Ontario with varsity athletes already require their athletes to have a physical examination before they can participate in the sports season.
“It’s a safety measure to make sure that all athletes are in good health before playing the sport” says Babcock. “We have had athletes in the past who have had problems and injuries that could have been avoided if they saw a doctor before playing the sport…so far the athletes agree.”
Once all the forms have been filled out, the student athlete has to return the form to the Campus Health Department, or the Athletic Therapy department.
This physical examination is only required for varsity athletes. Intramural athletes don’t need to go through the process, but it is a good idea to have a check up appointment with a physical to be on the safe side, explains Babcock.
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Durham College and UOIT athletic students have a place go on campus to get physical therapy. The Athletic Therapy Clinic is located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC), inside the Health Centre at the north Campus. The service provides varsity athletes, who play on the schools teams, help with sport related injuries. The clinic also has a Lords’ training room that is used for pre-game practice preparation.
Alison Chasczewski, one of the therapists, has been working with the therapy clinic since 2000.”The one thing we always try to do is try to get the athlete back on the field, we don’t want to keep them off the field unless we have too.”
Story, image and video by Robynne Henry.
For the fifth straight year, the “Take Your Best Shot” photo competition is running.
“It was journalism students that really started it,” Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator, Scott Dennis said about the origins of the contest. Dennis is also a judge.
“We always saw them out at sporting games, and why not have a contest where they can get an award for a great photo that they take?”
Contestants are allowed to submit up to three photos from any Durham College or UOIT sporting event.
Students are encouraged to be as creative as they want, and to come up with the most unique ideas.
“Personally I look for something a little unique,” Dennis said. “It’s got to obviously be a good photo, but there should just be something that makes it unique and to make it stick out from the rest of the photos.”
The top three photographers win an Adidas prize pack, and also have the chance to have their photo published.
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Image from: www.durhamlords.com
The Durham Lords Women’s Basketball team are working toward a great second half of the season. The team’s leader, Alicia Del Fuoco says the Lords are starting to come together as a team.
“We practice every night except for Fridays. For the second half of the season we are hoping to improve our record. We are hoping to come out with at least more wins than losses.”
They recently won a game against Georgian, with a final score of 73-46 and she’s hoping to have the same luck against Seneca on Jan. 29.