Athletics News

  • Kara Power joins X-Women hockey coaching staff
    May 07, 2021
    A familiar face to StFX X-Women hockey fans and supporters will be behind the bench next season. Former team captain Kara Power is now a member of the program’s coaching staff.
  • Amanda Smith pursuing professional dream
    May 03, 2021
    X-Women striker Amanda Smith is currently pursuing her professional soccer dream, playing with the San Antonio Athenians of the United Soccer League (USL) in Texas.
  • A rare privilege
    April 16, 2021
    StFX soccer alumnus Alix Bruch catches up with the StFX Kennedy soccer family.
  • StFX Athletics honors 2020-21 Leaders of Distinction
    April 09, 2021
    The StFX Athletic Department honored the 2020-21 Leaders of Distinction on April 6, 2020 via a live webcast celebration of excellence.
  • The 'team behind the teams' stays busy during the pandemic
    April 09, 2021
    On game day however, as we watch the athletes on the field, many of us take for granted the work that goes into ensuring these athletes remain safe in their sport.
  • StFX varsity teams announce award winners
    April 06, 2021
    The StFX Athletic Department honored the athletic accomplishments of their varsity athletes this week via a live webcast celebration of excellence.
  • StFX University proclaims March 31st as ‘Coach K Day’
    March 24, 2021
    StFX University is preparing to say goodbye to a coaching legend. Veteran X-Men Basketball head coach Steve Konchalski is retiring at the end of the month after 46 years behind the bench.
  • X-Men Basketball to welcome Matt Pennell
    March 25, 2021
    The StFX X-Men Basketball program is excited to welcome point guard Matt Pennell to the roster for the 2020-21 season.
  • 35 years of X-Women Rugby
    March 24, 2021
    Since their humble beginning more than 35 years ago, the White and Blue have climbed the mountain and reached the summit – on several occasions – garnering an incomparable resume; one that boasts six U SPORTS national championship gold medals, along with three silvers and one bronze; not to mention an unmatched 21 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference crowns.
  • X-Women Hockey welcomes transfer student Anna MacCara
    March 18, 2021
    The StFX X-Women hockey program added another key piece to their future this week with the transfer of forward Anna MacCara from McGill University.
  • Defence Ashley Monds joins the X-Women for 2021-22
    March 18, 2021
    X-Women Hockey head coach Ben Berthiaume is pleased to report the signing of defence Ashley Monds from the Nepean Wildcats of the PWHL.
  • Henoc Muamba continues to tackle life with intensity
    March 16, 2021
    Henoc Muamba tackles life with the same ferocity that made him a fan-favourite – and feared opponent – during an All-Canadian career as a linebacker with the StFX X-Men football program.
  • Jamie McCarron selected for U SPORTS female apprentice coach program
    March 08, 2021
    X-Women basketball graduate assistant coach Jamie McCarron is one of 18 former student-athletes to have been selected for the 2021-22 U SPORTS Female Apprentice Coach Program.
  • X-Men defeat Acadia as Coach K closes out 46-year coaching career with victory #919
    March 06, 2021
    The inaugural ‘Coach K Challenge’ exhibition game was a victory for the hometown X-Men over the Acadia Axemen by a 99-76 margin. The victory marked career win #919 for veteran X-Men head coach Steve Konchalski as he closes out his 46-year coaching career at StFX with 1495 career games.
  • Local forward Jacob Hudson to join X-Men hockey program
    March 05, 2021
    StFX men’s hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce that forward Jacob Hudson from Antigonish, N.S. will be joining the X-Men program for the 2021-22 season.
  • StFX Athletics to honour Coach Konchalski throughout month of March
    March 01, 2021
    StFX Director of Athletics & Recreation Leo MacPherson is very pleased to announce a variety of initiatives to honour long time men’s basketball head coach Steve Konchalski (Coach K) throughout the entire month of March. Coach K is set to retire as of March 31st after 46 years of service.
  • A proud Xaverian
    February 23, 2021
    A former StFX X-Men football standout is a published author for the second time. Kwame Osei recently released Turtle in the Shell, which he explains focuses on “believing in yourself.”
  • StFX Athletics honors 96 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians
    February 19, 2021
    The StFX Department of Athletics honored its 2019-20 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians in a celebratory video. This year there were 96 Academic All-Canadians, those student-athletes who have achieved an 80% average or above while consuming a year of eligibility competing for a varsity team.
  • X-Men football alumni provide LIFT with bursary
    February 16, 2021
    A group of former X-Men football players – and proud StFX alumni – are constantly looking for ways in which to give back to their beloved alma mater.
  • X-Women Hockey announce signing of goalie Amaya Giraudier
    February 12, 2021
    X-Women Hockey head coach Ben Berthiaume is happy to announce the commitment of goaltender Amaya Giraudier from Assiniboia, Sask. for the 2021-22 season.
  • Applications now open for Jr. X-Men spring development camps
    February 11, 2021
    X-Men hockey head coach Brad Peddle is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Jr. X-Men spring development camps. The six-week camps will be available from April 9 to May 30, 2021 in U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U18 classifications.
  • Still wearing White and Blue
    February 03, 2021
    Catching up with X-Women Soccer alumna Margaret Hughes, the lead performance dietitian for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Roker reflects on unforgettable time in White and Blue
    February 01, 2021
    We catch up with fifth year X-Men basketball forward Azaro Roker and speak about how his final year at StFX is going and his plans for the future.
  • X-Women rugby scoops up Waverley’s Brooklyn Peyton
    February 01, 2021
    Despite missing two years of rugby due to knee surgery, Brooklyn Peyton’s hard work and determination upon returning to the pitch was enough for the St. Francis Xavier X-Women rugby team to know they had to make her a part of their program.
  • X-Women Basketball to raise funds for national Shoot for the Cure campaign
    January 27, 2021
    U SPORTS announced Wednesday the 14th edition of Shoot for the Cure will be held virtually for the 2020-21 season – taking place the Week of Feb. 1-7.
  • Varsity student-athletes team up to support StFX
    January 27, 2021
    With our world remaining in the tight grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to be a time of change and adjustment for most, including StFX varsity student-athletes. While maintaining their focus on athletics – and academics, of course – members of the StFX Athletics’ family have also pitched in to help everyone at the university remain safe and healthy.
  • An appetite for helping others
    January 25, 2021
    For Melissa Hardy, it has been a homecoming – of sorts – in recent weeks. A highly-decorated student-athlete with the White and Blue cross country program, she recently returned to her alma mater.
  • Burnham & Zamora sign contracts with Calgary Stampeders
    January 23, 2021
    A pair of recent X-Men Football alumni recently inked professional contracts with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders. Offensive lineman Jonathan Zamora and kicker/punter Keiran Burnham were among six Stampeders draft picks who signed contracts on January 21st.
  • X-Women Hockey welcome defence Ella VandeSompel
    January 22, 2021
    X-Women Hockey head coach Ben Berthiaume is happy to announce the commitment of defence Ella VandeSompel for the 2021-22 season.
  • Tackling athletics and academics
    January 15, 2021
    Will Chapman is the consummate student-athlete; he tackles athletics and academics with equal ferocity, which has helped make him a highly-regarded member of the StFX X-Men football program. Although he is only a sophomore, the Bedford, Nova Scotia native has already left an indelible mark on the White and Blue – on and off the field.
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