Review: Falcons successes throughout the year

CREDIT: FANSHAWE ATHLETICS
The Fanshawe Falcons have won plenty of awards and accolades through the 2022-2023 year.

Each year, Fanshawe College has been able to find success in various ways across all areas of the college, with their athletes and the Fanshawe Falcons often leading the way for the school.

This past year has definitely not been an exception with awards and medals coming from various teams and individuals within the college. It’s important to note that each athlete and team that has worked and trained through the course of the year has incredibly demonstrated the Falcons’ core values and proudly represented the college as a whole.

Of course, there are plenty of major awards and accolades that can’t fully be contained in one article, but it’s important to really show some of the biggest accomplishments that Fanshawe has attained through the year.

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Through championships and competitions on a provincial to national level, the college has thrived through their 2022-2023 seasons.

Some of the major highlights from the year, in no particular order, include:

  • Men’s golf team wins gold at the OCAA provincial championships as well as the bronze at the CCAA national championships
  • Women’s cross-country team wins the gold medal at the OCAA provincial championships
  • Women’s badminton doubles duo, Morgan Grant and Mook Prasarn capture silver at the OCAA provincial championships
  • Arpitraj Sinha brings home the men’s badminton singles OCAA bronze medal
  • Men’s indoor soccer team wins back-to-back gold medals at the OCAA provincial championships
  • Men’s volleyball team captures silver at OCAA provincial championships
  • Shortstop Jenna McLean sets a new OCAA women’s softball record for most runs batted in (RBI) in a single game, with eight
  • Men’s baseball team wins the bronze medal at the OCAA provincial championships
  • Women’s curling team captures bronze at the OCAA provincial championships
  • Men’s cross-country team wins the silver medal at the OCAA provincial championships as well as silver at the CCAA national championships
With the year just about wrapped up, various players are getting ready to move on to their future careers outside the college, and some are getting ready to come back stronger next year. Men’s volleyball head coach Patrick Johnston said one thing about his team and the players on it, that holds true for many of Fanshawe’s athletes and the hard work they’ve put in representing the school:

“The hope is that when they put that jersey back down, that they leave it in a better place than when they’d first picked it up.”

We wish the best for all athletes and are eager to see what they accomplish at Fanshawe and beyond.