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Hawks add five players and one coach to their lineup.
Hawks add five players and one coach to their lineup.
Women's Basketball announces recruiting class
WATERLOO, Ont. - Wilfrid Laurier's women's basketball program and head coach PAUL FALCO are pleased to announce that five new players and one new staff member will join the program for next season.

Felicia Mazerolle, a 5-6 point guard from Elliot Lake, Ont. She played at Elliot Lake Secondary School where she led the Atoms to their first team medal in school history by capturing the OFSAA ‘A’ Bronze medal this past season. Felicia has been named MVP of both her high school team and the Sudbury Junior Vees club team and last year was named athlete of the year at ELSS.  Felicia was coached by former OUA player Jasper Naus. Naus sees a bright future for Mazerolle, “She loves the game and plays hard in practice and in games. Felicia is a tenacious competitor who enjoys a challenge. She never puts herself in front of the team, and in my opinion she will have an impact both offensively and defensively.” Felicia currently competes for the Sudbury Jam club team.

Laura Doyle, a 5-7 guard from Guelph, Ont. She comes to Laurier from the two time OFSAA  ‘AA’ Gold Medal championship team at Bishop MacDonnell Catholic High School. Laura is a three time team MVP and a four time District 10 all-star. While at Bishop Mac she has been named female athlete of the year three times. On her Guelph CYO club team, Laura has been an integral part of the team’s three provincial championships from 2005-2007.

Bree Chaput, a 5-8 guard from Guelph, Ont. She is also from Bishop MacDonnell CHS and along with Doyle, they provided the one/two punch necessary to win back to back OFSAA golds. Bree is a four time District 10 all-star and this past season was named MVP of the District 10 region. Bree also plays for the Guelph CYO club team. She was named female athlete of the year two times at Bishop Mac and received the prestigious Principal’s award for academic achievement and school involvement.                                                                   

“We have successfully dipped into the Guelph high school talent pool by bringing in two top guards in Laura and Bree. They both have a solid skill base and a good understanding of the game, which will give us more depth at the guard position,” said PAUL FALCO.

Doreen Bonsu
, a 5-8 small forward from Oakville, Ont. She will join Laurier from Holy Trinity School where she has captained the team the past two years. Doreen led her team to the Halton regional finals this past season and has been named team MVP the past two years. She is also a three time Halton region all-star, a member of the Oakville Vytis club basketball team and has been on the academic honour roll throughout high school.

Kim Yeldon, a 6-0 post from Ottawa, Ont. She hails from St. Pius X Catholic High School where she is a three time team MVP. Kim is excited to be joining the Golden Hawks, “I got a great vibe when I visited the Laurier campus and it allowed me to easily picture being a part of the Golden Hawk family. Coach Falco, his staff, and the players all made me feel welcome from day one of recruitment.” Kim plays club basketball for the Ottawa Shooting Stars where she was a two time MVP and led her team to the 2009 Division II Provincial gold medal championship. Kim has chosen the Kinesiology program at Laurier, “The Kinesiology and Physical Education program really grabbed my interest when I saw all the opportunities it could offer me for my future.”

Coach Falco believes Yeldon and Bonsu will improve the team’s rebounding. “Kim and Doreen are two players who rebound their position very well. They are physical players who enjoy getting to the glass at both ends of the floor. We’re looking forward to seeing them compete for the purple & gold next fall.”

The team has also added Cal Keil as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Cal played basketball at the University of Calgary and the University of Waterloo where his team participated in two CIAU championships. Cal has been coaching girls and boys club basketball for the past 10 years, mainly with the KW Lightning program. Cal is a chiropractor at the Beechwood Chiropractor Clinic, and resides in Waterloo with his wife Diane and their three children.
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