Posts by Sarah Moore

The mental game

In this image: a portrait of Andrew Ling.

Being a successful athlete is more than just being physically talented. That’s why the Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team has a mental skills coach to help give them an edge.  “There’s lots of parts to being successful,” says Head Coach Rick Scott. “But another side is the mental side, to give yourself the confidence and…

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Finding his scoring touch

In this image: Andrew Shewfelt.

During a tough start to the men’s hockey season, the play of Andrew Shewfelt has been a bright spot for the Dalhousie men’s hockey team. With 17 points in 17 games, he’s having a breakout season.   A changing roster with only eight out of 25 players being above their second year, meant there was a…

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Dal Tigers inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

In this image: Dalhousie's athletic awards inside the Dalplex.

Dalhousie University was well represented in this year’s Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class.  Held at the Halifax Convention Centre on Nov. 2, the ceremony started a few minutes late because of heavy rain outside, but that didn’t deter the celebratory mood.  The event kicked off with video clips of all the inductees and…

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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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Women’s swim team focused on nationals

Female swimmers preparing to dive.

Dalhousie University’s women’s swim team continues to dominate. Winning every meet they’ve been in this season by significant margins, they’re poised to improve on last year’s ninth-place finish at nationals.  “Looking at a much more motivated and stronger training team this year, we’re going to be doing a lot better at U Sports,” says fourth-year…

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Basketball nationals return to Dal

Dalhousie University will host the U Sports men’s basketball national championships for the second time in three years this March.   They won a bronze medal as the host two years ago. They want to do better this time.   “We’re not playing for second, that’s for sure,” says Head Coach Rick Plato.  In 2016-17, Dal won…

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Keeping clean sheets

Second-year goalkeeper Ben Grondin has eight shutouts in 10 regular season games. The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s soccer team has been scored on only six times in 11 games this regular season. One of the main reasons for their success has been the team’s new starting goalkeeper, Grondin.  “He’s really embraced the role, and he…

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Balancing cross-country and track and field

There’s a big difference between racing 800-metres and 10,000-metres. Second-year track athlete Hudson Grimshaw-Surette is proving that he can do both.  “He’s too talented and competitive not too,” said cross-country and track and field Head coach Rich Lehman about why Grimshaw-Surette is running for both sports.   The kinesiology student dabbled in cross-country last year, running…

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Running strong programs

Going into his seventh year as the head coach of Dalhousie University’s cross-country and track and field teams, Rich Lehman has won the AUS cross-country Coach of the Year award a combined six times with both the women’s and men’s teams.   He also won the same award a combined nine times for the track and…

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Corbin Boes’ Tiger legacy

Dalhousie University men’s hockey goaltender Corbin Boes has been one of the best goalies in the country thorughout his four-year career. And while he’s graduating this year, what he’s meant to the hockey program at Dal won’t be leaving with him. His time at Dalhousie started after a successful four-year Western Hockey League career. Not…

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