OUA 01 IMG 5325Tara Meikle, right, earned the Rookie of the Year award at the Ontario University Athletics Field Lacrosse Championship, one of several former Owen Sound North Star players representing the local lacrosse community at Varsity Stadium this weekend in Toronto, on field and the medals podium.

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Queen's Golden Gaels celebrate their gold medal win (Photo submitted by Barb McKee)

Four graduates of the Owen Sound North Stars girls field lacrosse program won a gold medal Sunday Oct. 23. Jordan Kosempel, Kennedy Coghlin, Tara Meikle and Kenna McKee are members of the Queen’s Gaels team which defeated the Trent Excalibur by a score of 16-5. After falling behind 4-2 in the first quarter, the Gaels pulled ahead in the second quarter and were never seriously challenged again.

Earlier in the day, Queen's defeated the Guelph Gryphons 10-2 in their semifinal game. Queen’s finished the season undefeated including two pool play wins against the Toronto Varsity Blues by a score of 14-6, and a 19-2 win over the McMaster Marauders.

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Bronze medalist Reese Wilkins,
Western Mustangs
(Peninsula Shores graduate)

Former North Star Reese Wilkins earned a bronze medal as her Western Mustangs defeated Guelph 11-5. In the game, Western jumped out to an early 6-2 lead and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game.

Western narrowly missed earning a birth in the final after dropping their semi-final game to Trent in overtime by a score of 10-9.  The Mustangs fell behind 8-2 before storming back to tie the game 9-9 with less than three minutes to play. Wilkins led the charge scoring three second-half goals. Western went 2-0 in pool play defeating Guelph 6-2 and Brock 24-0.

Other North Stars who played in the championships were Kirsten Sutter and Mallory Stephens (Guelph Gryphons), Jamie Carr and Ryleigh Elliott (Wildfred Laurier Golden Hawks), and Rachel Woods (Brock Badgers).

The OUA Championship ran Oct. 21 to Oct. 23 and were hosted by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.


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OUA Gold Medal winners from the Queen's Golden Gaels, left to right,
Kenna McKee (OSDSS graduate), Kennedy Coghlin (OSDSS graduate),
Tara Meikle (SMHS graduate, OUA Rookie of the Year),
and Jordan Kosempel (OSDSS graduate)
Photo submitted by Jenn Coghlin


source: media release, Owen Sound North Stars



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