Posts by Josh Young

Model athlete

In this image: Mieke DuMont in front of the Dalplex.

After winning four AUS championships in four years, fifth-year volleyball player Mieke DuMont is in the final stretch of her successful university career.   She credits Tim Maloney, Dalhousie’s executive director of athletics and recreation, for making her experience at Dal so memorable.   “It has been such an amazing experience, I’ll definitely miss it,” says DuMont trying to hold…

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Adventure to Europe

In this image: Dalhousie University's men's volleyball team.

The men’s volleyball team had a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” over the winter break.   That’s what the team’s head coach, Dan Ota said after he took the team on a volleyball trip to Europe over the break.   “I think this is the kind of trip that (the players) are going to talk amongst themselves…

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The team Mom

In this image: Andrea Plato watching a basketball game.

Go to any Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball game and you’ll see the team’s Head Coach, Rick Plato, pacing near the bench, waving his arms and yelling at his players for turning the ball over.   Behind him is a person who is nearly the exact opposite: a blonde-haired woman, sitting calmly and keeping track of turnovers…

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2019 Dal athletics winter break analysis

In this image: Sascha Kappos slam dunks the ball into the basketball hoop.

At the end of the fall semester, the basketball, hockey, swimming and volleyball teams get a break, but they’re also gearing up for the second half of their seasons.   Here’s an overview of how they’re doing so far.   Dal men’s basketball   After two years of dominating the regular season, the first month of the men’s…

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Shooting to be a complete player

In this image: Sophie Gaube.

In the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball’s final game of the fall semester, Sophie Gaube hit six three-point shots to propel the Tigers to a huge 78-58 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies at the Scotiabank Centre.  Gaube is one of the best shooters in the AUS. At the December break, she leads the league hitting…

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Trying to make the show

Headshot of Sawyer Howell.

The day didn’t start that remarkable.   Dalhousie University lacrosse player, Sawyer Howell, was at home with his roommates watching Planet Earth season two on Netflix on Sept. 26. The National Lacrosse League draft was taking place and Howell was following it on his phone because he had a few friends that were drafted in the…

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Bringing Moore to the table

Rick Scott, Dalhousie University’s women’s volleyball head coach knew he had a talented player when he recruited Julie Moore. He coached her in her senior year at Citadel High School in Halifax.   But he wasn’t expecting the immediate success she had in her first season last year.   Moore led the AUS in kills with 228,…

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End of season analysis

Wow, the first semester is nearly over. Four Dal Tiger varsity teams completed their seasons this semester, here is a recap of how they did.   Women’s soccer  The previous season they finished third in the league and only gave up seven goals in 12 games. With many players returning, the expectation was that they were…

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Thunder and Lightning

The Dalhousie University men’s football team is undefeated in the regular season for the second time in three years.   This season Dal scored 195 points, 21 points ahead of the second closest team. A lot of that has to do with the success of Dalhousie’s two running backs: Zacchary Kuhn and Jason Watts. “Both of…

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