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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.