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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Tigers women’s soccer contending for AUS title

The Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer team sits in third place of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) soccer standings as of Oct. 6, three spots ahead of where they finished last season. They’re also the last undefeated club in the conference midway through the regular season, sporting a record of four wins, two draws and no losses.

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A taste of pro at home

Seven Dalhousie University Tigers men’s soccer team members were named to the U23 Halifax Wanderers squad this summer. Goalkeeper Aiden Rushenas, defenders Connor Manuel and Benjamin Bruce, midfielder Ayoub Al-Arabi, and strikers Luke Berryman, Mykeo Parker-Christmas and Suliman Elomrani repped the Tigers with the newly-formed Wanderers youth squad.

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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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