Lightning Athletics add Indoor Track The St. Mary’s University Lightning program continues to expand as the Lightning are pleased to announce that the application to submit an indoor track team into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) has been accepted. Slated to start competing in the 2018 season, the Lightning Indoor track team will begin [...]
The St. Mary’s University Lightning basketball programs have extended their search for talent beyond the borders of Calgary, way beyond, in fact. The Lightning women’s basketball team has announced the signing of 6’1” guard Eleni Steriopoulou of Athens Greece, who will be joining the Lightning after playing last season with the University of Northern British [...]
Karan Matusin and MJ Ritchie are the 2016/17 St. Mary’s Lightning Male and Female Athletes of the year. The two athletes were honoured at the St. Mary’s Lightning Annual Awards Banquet on April 6 at McGivney Hall on the St. Mary’s Campus. Each year, the awards are handed out to the athletes who best exemplify [...]
In his first year of running for the St. Mary’s Lightning cross-country team, Karan Matusin has emerged as one of the strongest members of the team in both cross-country and indoor track, and while his motivation for competing may have changed, his impact on the program will leave a lasting legacy.
Another season of Lightning athletics has come to an end, marking the perfect time to look back and reflect on, and celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes at St. Mary’s. “To compete at the post-secondary level at any sport is among one of the most challenging things to do and why only a [...]
Randi Thiessen is a team leader. Not only was Randi one of the top performing cross country athletes for St. Mary’s the past two years, having placed 35th at the Provincial Cross-Country Championships in Grand Prairie, she was also a driving force behind getting the cross-country program started.
The Lightning women are bringing home the silver after a hard fought game against the host and No. 1 ranked team, the Lethbridge Kodiaks on Saturday night. The women showed great character battling through adversity and completing a hard-fought comeback just to get to the gold medal game, but the Kodiaks proved too much for [...]
Lightning head coach Steve Shoults draws up a play during ACAC National Championship action vs. Keyano The 2017 ACAC Women's Basketball Championship opened with our Lightning, the south division's second seed, taking on the north division's third seed, the Keyano Huskies. Coming off of a bye-week the Lightning looked a bit rusty to [...]
The Lightning women are on their way to Kodiak country to battle it out for ACAC hardware. Our women will depart Mar 1st for Lethbridge and begin play early in the afternoon on Thursday Mar 2nd. The Lightning women had an excellent season this year finishing 2nd in the south conference with a 16-5 record [...]
If you are considering running competitively at the post-secondary level, here is some information about the St. Mary’s University Cross Country Running & Indoor Track Teams and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.