Lady Stingers upset
The Concordia Stingers womens basketball team were upset 63-46 by
the McGill Martlets last Saturday night. The win snapped an eight-game
losing streak by McGill. Maria-Jose Raposa led Stinger scorers with 14
The Concordia men fared better, beating McGill 84-74 and ending the Redmens
Hockey squad misses playoffs
The men`s hockey team dug themselves into an early-season hole and found
the mountain too high to climb as they were eliminated from the playoffs,
losing a home game to the Ottawa Gee-Gees two weeks ago.
The Stingers failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season.
Our division is the toughest in Canadian university hockey,
head coach Kevin Figsby said recently. We have a young team, but
we have been very competitive.
Concordia releases football dates
Are you ready for some football? It may be only February, but that hasnt
stopped the schedule-makers, who have just released the dates when Concordia
will battle their foes on the gridiron.
The eight-week schedule features seven games versus Quebec conference
opponents and a trip to Sackville, N.B., where the Stingers will face
the Mount Allison Mounties as part of the cross-over with Atlantic University
The season opens with Concordia hosting the Bishops Gaiters on
Saturday, Sept. 6. The Stingers will play home-and-away series with two
of their arch-rivals, the McGill Redmen and the Laval Rouge et Or.
The latter will be the opponents at Concordias annual Homecoming
game. The 2003 regular season campaign wraps up with the fledgling Sherbrooke
Vert et Or visiting Concordia Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be
the first season for the Sherbrooke entry.
Negotiations are under way with RDS for a television package featuring
all the QIFC teams.
Also, the dates of the Shrine Bowl and Shaughnessy Cup will be finalized
For a complete Concordia football schedule, visit the Recreation and Athletics
Web site at http://web2.concordia.ca/Rec_Ath.
Athletes of the Week
Philippe Langlois of the mens basketball team and M.J. Raposo of
the womens basketball team were recently named Concordia Stinger
athletes of the week.
Raposo, a second-year guard, was the Stingers leading scorer in
each of two games last weekend. In a 73-48 win over McGill, she collected
13 points and five rebounds. Then, in a tough 82-63 loss to Laval, Raposo
had 18 points and five rebounds. The Montreal native is a sociology major.
Langlois, a native of Varennes, was a force at both ends of the court
on the weekend. He had 17 points, 10 assists and five steals in an 88-84
victory versus McGill. In his teams 69-67 loss to Laval, he chipped
in with seven points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He is a second-year