Player Profile Cards: Series One (#1 – #152)

SARNIA, Ont. — With the 2020-21 season having been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we needed a different way to keep basketball in the minds of fans from coast-to-coast while keeping people engaged with the players, coaches, and programs from across Canada. During the pandemic, the trading card industry took off, with cards being…

First Annual SpeakHER Series to Spotlight Women’s Basketball in Canada

CANADA — From the grassroots level to the International stage, Women’s Basketball is on the rise in Canada. At the university and college levels, the growth is especially true. Each and every season, the level of parity in all leagues continues to grow. The talent level is always changing for the better, and more and…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Mock Draft Using the CEBL Format

SARNIA, Ont. — Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft? The answer: no. Let’s face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we’re always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we’re looking for ways to get people involved and engaged…

Rachel Fradgley’s Self Discovery

by Michael Sun – The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. — Rachel Fradgley is back home. The London forward and Western teacher’s college student has had a basketball career and life of highs and lows – as well as self-discovery. It’s taken her from London to Vancouver to back to London. Now, she’s playing for the local Western…

The Balance Within

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan When the Western Mustangs contacted Nate McKibbon about their head coach opening last summer, it gave him a chance to go back to his roots. McKibbon had just finished his fourth season as the women’s basketball head coach at Mount Royal University in Calgary when the Western job became open…

The Happiness of Elizabeth Leblanc

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. — Elizabeth Leblanc was going to teacher’s college. She knew that last summer. What she didn’t know was that she would be playing basketball again – and enjoying it. Leblanc – known as Becky – finished off an illustrious four-year career at Carleton University in 2018. She was…

Caroline Hummell Putting Research Into Practice at Queen’s

KINGSTON, Ont. – Every player is different. Whether it’s during mid-game situations, in practice, or away from basketball in the classroom, players are wired differently. It takes time to understand what makes players tick, and that can pose significant challenges for coaches as they try to build chemistry within their team and systems for a…

Resilient Laurier Rekindle Memories with Leaders Taking Next Step Forward

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan Paul Falco and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks returned to the scene of one of their most memorable victories at Carleton last weekend. They almost pulled off another. Falco, the Laurier head coach in his 12th season with the team, saw former Ravens women’s head coach Taffe Charles (now the…