by Denis Lafontaine
With the win, Ste. Foy advanced to the Championship Final game Sunday evening which they eventually won over Mount Saint Vincent University to claim the Gold Medal. Vanier still had a chance to win the bronze medal, but they needed to win two games, both on Sunday. The first game was at 9am VS CUCA (Concordia University College of Alberta) and the Ladies won it 61-60 to earn a shot at the Bronze Medal, which, as stated above, they won with their defeat of Sheridan College on Sunday evening.
So, with an 18-2 record in the regular season, a Provincial title from this year following a National title from last year plus a Bronze Medal and a 3-1 record at this year's Nationals, the team certainly has every reason to be proud of all their accomplishments over the past two years.
Thank you, each and every one for providing us with so many great memories.
View a comprehensive page of photos from all of our games at the nationals. Click here.
THIS JUST IN:
A message to the coaching staff from the Director General, March 17, 2008
Ruby, Tina and Mai-Anh,
Let me express to you my most heartfelt congratulations on your week-end performance at the Nationals in Truro. Bringing home the bronze medal after having been crowned provincial champions for the second time in a row is an achievement few college directors have the pleasure of celebrating. I know that the players and coaches and everybody associated with team sports is always keen on bringing back the gold from whatever competition we participate in. But we cannot lose sight of the fact that being a champion means a lot more than the medal. It is, first and foremost, a reflection of our capacity to be and be seen as models by others in the way we conduct ourselves, in the way we work together and in the way we give it our best, no matter what. The awards and the recognition you have received prove that the Lady Cheetahs have it all. You make us so proud.
Please convey to the players my most sincere appreciation for the results and for what it does to this college. Every time I have had a chance to see a game (not often enough for my taste), I have been truly impressed by their spirit. To the players who will be leaving to pursue studies or work, best of luck and we will miss you. And we hope you keep in touch. To those who are continuing on, count on me to help carry on the sprit of the 2007-2008 team.