Over the past month, the Humber Hawks fall sports teams started closing their seasons and bringing home some silverware from the OCAA Championships.
The teams picked up nine medals both provincially and nationally so far this academic year in soccer, baseball and softball, cross-country and golf. The men’s rugby team will earn the college’s 10th medal when they play Georgian College in the OCAA Final on Nov. 12.
The men’s soccer team played in the gold medal game on Oct. 29 but ended up winning silver after losing 3-0 to the Conestoga Condors.
The Hawks were knocking at the door of history as they were looking to become the second team in OCAA history to win five straight provincial titles.
En route to the finals, Humber faced off against the undefeated George Brown Huskies. The final score was 3-1 Humber, winning the game in overtime.
As for the women’s team, they found a similar result as the men’s, losing in the gold medal match 3-1 against their rivals, the Seneca Sting.
This was a rematch of last year’s gold medal game when Humber defeated Seneca 2-0.
The Hawks went undefeated leading up to the finals, finishing with a 7-0-3 record in the regular season and defeating Sheridan, Algonquin, and Durham on their way to the final.
Moving on to the baseball team, they finished their season on Oct. 21 as they lost in the finals against their rivals St. Clair Saints 12-2 winning the silver medal.
In the bronze medal match, the winner would take on St. Clair for the gold medal. The Hawks crushed the Durham Lords 18-2.
Star pitcher Brandon Deans made history on Oct. 1 as he threw a no-hitter in Humber’s win against Lambton.
The Hawks’ offence all season was formidable, scoring 124 runs through 18 games, averaging about seven runs a game.
The women’s softball team captured the provincial bronze medal after falling 11-0 to the St. Clair Saints. The Hawks have won two straight bronze medals after winning the championship in 2019.
Hawks pitcher Shade Hansen broke the Humber Hawks record of 54 strikeouts held by Presly Buchannan since 2019. She broke the record on Sept. 22, when the Hawks defeated the Sheridan Bruins 14-0.
Humber men’s golf returned to provincial glory, capturing the team gold medal. They cruised to the program’s 23rd provincial title, the first since 2019. Humber men’s golf successfully defended its national title, capturing the 2023 CCAA gold medal, the 12th in program history.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Humber women’s golf squad captured the OCAA gold medal to win the 13th OCAA team top spot in program history. Humber women’s golf finished nationals with another podium, as OCAA 1 ended with a team silver medal, while OCAA 2 finished with a bronze.
For the second straight season, the Humber’s men’s cross-country team captured the OCAA bronze medal. The 15-team race featured more than 80 athletes, and all six members of the men’s team finished in the top 46. The men’s team and two members of the women’s team will head to Truro, N.S., for the 2023 CCAA Championship races on Nov. 11.