Making big strides

In this image: Jessica Needham running during an AUS championship meet.

Competing for the Dalhousie University Tigers women’s cross-country team for a second year, Jessica Needham has become a valuable racer in the 2019 season.

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The road to recovery

Riley Donovan’s journey has been inspiring, from tearing her ACL directly after joining the Dalhousie University Tigers women’s soccer team to a U Sports second-team all-star selection in 2021. 

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Challenging the record books

Riley Donovan has been on a scoring tear as she leads Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s soccer in goals and points. With eight goals in eight games as of Oct. 21, the Dalhousie University Tigers women’s soccer star could challenge for the most regular season goals in a season in program history.  

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Rediscovering his hometown

While gazing across the Dalhousie University campus, Tigers men’s soccer team player Jack Ellis feels like he’s been here before. And he has, kind of, now returning to where he was born and his parents played university soccer nearly three decades prior.

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Dal athletics staffer calls it a career

Pat Nearing, after nearly 30 years working in university athletics, is fully retiring after stepping down from coaching the soccer team in 2019. Throughout his time working in university sport, he’s also coached minor soccer teams around Halifax and provincial soccer programs.

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From shutdown to action

Aug. 17. This date marked the beginning of phase three in Dalhousie University’s reopening plan for its athletic facilities. The Dalplex’s pool, basketball court and volleyball court reopened. This is in addition to facilities like the fitness hall, which reopened on Aug. 4.

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Pitch-side legacy

In this image: A game between Dalhousie University’s men’s soccer team and the Cape Breton Capers during the 2019-2020 season.

Pat Nearing’s last game with the Dalhousie Tigers men’s soccer team was a quarter-final loss, but it likely won’t tarnish the legacy he leaves behind.

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Playoff performances

In this image: Two players during the Dalhousie versus University of New Brunswick game on Oct. 31.

The Cape Breton University Capers won the men’s and women’s AUS soccer trophies, while both Dalhousie University Tigers teams bowed out in quarter finals.

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