X-Men Add Blake Fenton
X-Men Soccer is pleased to announce that Blake Fenton of Halifax City FC and the NS Canada Games team has signed a letter of intent and will be attending StFX University this year. Blake is talented left-footed attacking player who excels as a winger, wing-back, or fullback. Blake plans to earn a degree in Human Kinetics.
Three StFX teams ranked in CIS Top 10
Three StFX teams are ranked in the national rankings as the CIS released the latest Top 10 rankings today. X-Women rugby is No. 4, X-Men cross country is No. 7 and X-Men soccer is No. 10.
X-Men start season with US exhibition road swing
The StFX X-Men soccer team kicked off the season with a weekend exhibition road swing through the northeastern United States. The blue and white wrapped up the trip with a 0-0 tie against the Southern New Hampshire University Penman Monday afternoon (Aug. 29).
X-Men 2016 Season Preview
The StFX X-Men soccer team wants to return to the AUS playoffs, after a one-year absence. "I am excited about this year's team, I am excited at the possibilities," says X-Men head coach Graham Kennedy, who is entering his eighth season.
AJ Gray To Play In USL
Former X-Men player Andrew Gray Jr. signed with the Orange County Blues of the United Soccer League on Thursday. Gray Jr., who played for St. FX in 2010 and 2011, joins the Blues from FC Haka of the Ykkonen league in Finland. “After spending the past three years in Europe, I thought it was a great idea and opportunity to be a part of the rapidly growing soccer culture in North America,” said Gray. “This is where it all started for me.” The Brampton, Ont., native also played for Juventus IF in the Swedish third division and Oulun Palloseura of Finland’s third division. Gray played in every game during his two seasons with the X-Men and was subsequently named to the CIS All-Canadian team which travelled to China in 2011 to play in the Summer Universiade Tournament. The 28-year-old also played for Canada at the under-17 CONCACAF qualifiers in Mexico, facing future stars such as Giovanni Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) and Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad). “I am extremely excited to be a part of this club,...
Exeter City join forces with St Francis Xavier University to offer scholarships to young players
Exeter City have joined forces with Canada's St Francis Xavier University to offer scholarships to young players who have been released. The link up was the brainchild of former City director Michael Vandale, who is also part funding the scholarship for players.
Two of a Kind: X-Men Soccer (Episode 1)
StFX is known for being a close-knit community, but how well do the X-Men and X-Women really know each other? Standings: 1. X-Men Soccer (5.5/10) 2. N/A 3. N...
Extend the Conversation: Marco & Aaron
Above, Marco gives us another uneasy fact on mental illness. Below, Aaron shares his experience. "My experience with mental illness has not consisted of me personally suffering. It has involved me being in a supportive role for a family member and a couple of close friends. It affects me everyday through the people that I care about. A lot of individuals suffer from different forms of mental illness, so it's important that you give them support in the ways that they need. When someone you care about is struggling, it can be difficult for you to hear, but it is much more difficult for them to talk about it. These difficult conversation can make such a huge overall impact in the life of a person with a mental illness. Even though #BellLetsTalk day is over for this year, it is essential for us all to pursue putting an end to the stigma around mental illness."
Extend the Conversation: Liam
Below, Liam Harrigan (First year), has shared his views on the cause. "Today, people are scared of what they don't know. It's our job as a society to end the stigma and the confusion by keeping ourselves and others informed, so those who have a mental illness don't feel like they're fighting it alone."
Extend the Conversation: Oliver
"Mental illness can be invisible to the naked eye, but in reality that person could be suffering like you wouldn't believe, and there's no way that you could tell. I've had some of my closest friends and even family members suffer from mental illness and I was completely oblivious to it. This is why we need to continue the #BellLetsTalk conversation to help these friends and close ones speak up and find the support that they need to recover." - Oliver Hewish (First year) "On any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness."
Extend the Conversation: Dustin & Aaron
It's been 3 weeks since the #BellLetsTalk day on January 28th, but the X-Men do not plan on having this conversation come to an end. We believe in the importance of this cause and we will be sharing some posts over the next 2 weeks to show our support. We will share multiple interesting facts related to mental illness, as well as some short stories to keep the conversation going. Please join us in sharing these posts to extend the conversation on mental illness.