Tyler Crapigna-2 Time All Canadian Kicker

It is really special when a coach wants to do something extraordinary for his athlete. Tyler Crapigna (#4) is a third year kicker for the McMaster Marauders Football Team. Crapigna has a long list of football accomplishments and currently completed the CFL Combine in Toronto (#CFLCombine). Wishing Tyler all the best in the CFL Draft. Check out this recent article "Ottawa man kicking his way into the CFL" by Tim Baines, Ottawa Sun. Tyler Crapigna It wasn't hard to find an arsenal of photographs to design from when Dana Segin, Tyler's Kicking & Punting Coach asked me to do this special project. What makes is all worth it for me is the amazing reaction received by the long standing supporters who help Tyler be the best kicker he can be. I am very impressed when Tyler's father, Mr. Crapigna drives from Ottawa to Hamilton to watch his son play ball every home game...WoW-That's dedication!  Vanier2012-2961 "When I asked Robin at Aerial Promotions‎ to put together a few shots of Tyler, I had no idea I was about to receive something so special. The attention to detail, appreciating my feedback was amazing! All in all, I have an amazing print of the best kicker ever to lace them up and kick footballs at McMaster University" Dana Segin Kicking & Punting Coach-McMaster University Football DSC_2877 Thank YOU Dana for allowing me to be part of this special project! Best of Luck Tyler, I'll be cheering for you! Follow Tyler Crapigna on Twitter @TCrapigna4  McMaster (33) vs Queens (20) Football ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Social Media Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. We always update on { tumblr blog | flickr photostream | YouTube channel | Pinterest Boards | Google+  } too! Aerial Promotions is now on Instagram  Instagram ____________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* © Aerial Promotions 1997-2013 *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Why...Because We CARE! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community (...more) Images available now at www.Present it Photo.com _RLW2581

Sewell’s Mc Master’s Plan Surprises Marauders

Source: Bill Malley, McMaster Communications | May 25, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

A unique opportunity has prompted All-Canadian Matt Sewell to put his pro football career on hold and will return him to McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium as a Marauder for the 2013 Ontario University Athletic season.

Having just completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree, Sewell received his final grades this past week and discovered he had the one-time option of applying to pursue an accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the DeGroote School of Business.

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In a media release issued by the Canadian Football League Toronto Argos, who drafted Sewell eighth overall in the 2013 CFL Draft, the Milton native made the following statement.

“The prospect of completing a Master’s degree in the next eight months so that I can then focus all of my efforts on my future as a professional football player was too good to pass up. I want to thank Jim Barker and the Argonauts organization for supporting me in this decision, and I look forward to reporting to training camp in 2014.”

Sewell’s return to the McMaster line-up is a huge bonus for the Marauders. He has been a starter since arriving on campus and is a four-time OUA All-Star at offensive tackle, and McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek knows Sewell’s presence will make the team better.

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Matt Sewell (59) at the 2012 Yates Cup (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson, Aerial Promotions)

“We are extremely excited to work with Matt for one more year,” said Ptaszek, about Sewell’s decision to return to Mac. “I am also especially proud of him for his continuing commitment to his family and his education.”

Sewell told Marauders.ca that the MBA opportunity was unexpected and he had to make a fairly quick decision but he is looking forward to playing his final season of Canadian Interuniversity Sport eligibility in Maroon, adding “I think it’s going to be a great year.”

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Matt Sewell career highlights

Started at left tackle for every game of his four-year varsity career, missing only the season opener in 2011 while recovering from a wrist injury suffered in training camp.

2009 – Played 10 games, 6-2 in regular season and 1-1 in playoffs, named OUA second-team all-star

2010- Played 10 games, 6-2 in regular season and 1-1 in playoffs, named OUA second-team all-star

2011- Played 11 games, 6-1 in regular season and 4-0 in playoffs, named OUA first-team all-star and CIS second-team all-Canadian. Yates Cup (OUA) and Vanier Cup (CIS) Champions.

2012- Played 12 games, 8-0 in regular season and 3-1 in playoffs, named OUA first-team all-star and CIS second-team all-Canadian. Yates Cup (OUA) Champions and Vanier Cup (CIS) finalists.

In games Matt started, McMaster had overall record of 35 and 8 – 26 and 5 in regular season and 9 and 3 in playoffs.

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DiCroce Sheds Maroon for Blue

Source: McMaster Communications | May 28, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

McMaster Marauders’ star receiver, Michael DiCroce, has inked a contract with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Blue Bombers selected DiCroce in the fourth round (29th overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft, as the third of five Marauders chosen on May 6.

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The Hamilton native enjoyed a landmark season in 2011, leading Canadian Interuniversity Sport with 48 receptions for 904 yards and six touchdowns en route to recognition as Ontario University Athletics Most Valuable Player and a First-Team All-Canadian. He missed the majority of the 2012 season due to injury, but reentered the lineup in time to help the Marauders reach a second-consecutive Vanier Cup final, totalling 26 catches for 384 yards and three touchdowns in that limited action.

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With his signing, DiCroce joins the Blue Bombers who welcome their first-year members to a three-day training camp that begins on Wednesday (May 29).

Winnipeg’s full training camp will open on Sunday, June 2.

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Bombs Away Michael DiCroce, CONGRATULATIONS!

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Mac’s Daly Joins Ticats Rookie Hopefuls

Source: Fraser Caldwell, McMaster Communications | May 28, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

McMaster Marauders’ defensive back Mike Daly has been signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

The native of Kitchener was the first selection in the sixth round (45th overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft on May 6. The signing ensures that Daly will be in the mix when the Tiger-Cats’ rookie training sessions get underway on Wednesday (May 29).

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He and other Ticats rookies will have three days of practice before Hamilton’s full training camp which begins on Sunday (June 2) at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.

Daly was recognized as a Second-Team All-Canadian in 2012, and has twice been named as an Ontario University Athletics All-Star in four seasons with the Marauders.

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Congratulations Mike Daly on all your football career accomplishments and I'm sure many more to come!

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Big Ben Will Strike in Dallas

McMaster Marauder Ben D’Aguilar is attracting attention south of the border.

The 6’2, 240 defensive lineman from Hamilton has been invited to National Football League Super Regional Combine in Dallas, Texas on April 7. D’Aguilar received the invite based on testing results he had posted in an NFL Regional Combine in Florida.

Big Ben Daguilar Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions)

“It’s champ to be invited to this Combine as it gives me a personal opportunity to prove that I have what it takes despite being Canadian and whatever misconceptions that may carry,” commented D’Aguilar.

With the goal of putting in a great performance at the Super Combine, the Hamilton defensive star will be working on improving on certain areas.

“The biggest thing I’d like to do to prepare for the Combine is to run hills once the weather clears up,” explained D’Aguilar.

D’Aguilar has just completed his fourth season with the Marauders of Ontario University Athletics. In October 2012, he set a Canadian Interuniversity Sport record for single season sacks as he amassed 12.5 sacks in eight games. He also registered 28 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a pass break-up.

Yates_1076Cup Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions) He was the top pass rusher on the Marauders defense. For his exceptional play on the field, D’Aguilar was awarded the J.P. Metras Award as Lineman of the Year. In 2011, he led the Marauders to a Vanier Cup victory. This past September, he was ranked fifth on the Canadian Football League’s list of the Top 15 Prospects for its 2013 draft, which is set to take place on May 6. Moreover, D’Aguilar will participate in this upcoming weekend’s CFL Combine.

Lineman of the Year Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson (Aerial Promotions)

Previous to the Marauders, D’Aguilar spent a season at Fork Union Military Academy. Other teams that he has suited up for include the Hamilton Ironmen and his high school team, the Barton Barons of the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association.

The NFL Super Regional Combine will be on the NFL Network and NFL.com

No. 1 Marauders Stays King of the Hill

No. 1 Marauders stays king of the hill

Source: Canadian Interuniversity Sport – October 23, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

The reigning Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders top the Football Reporters of Canada/CIS rankings for the ninth time in as many polls this season, a few days after wrapping up conference play with a perfect 8-0 record for the first time since 2003. After receiving 29 first-place votes from the 30-member FRC panel in each of the last five polls, the Marauders were a unanimous No. 1 selection this week, thanks in part to the Calgary Dinos’ first loss of the campaign. Calgary (6-1) drops to No. 3 in the new Top 10 behind the Laval Rouge et Or (7-1), who climb back to No. 2 for the first time since the Sept. 4 rankings (poll No. 2).

The Montreal Carabins (7-1) remain in fourth place, only one point back of Calgary in the voting (225 vs. 224). The No. 5 Guelph Gryphons (7-1) and No. 6 Queen’s Gaels (6-2) also stay put.

The Regina Rams (5-2) and Western Mustangs (5-3) swap positions at No. 7 and No. 8, while the Acadia Axemen (6-1) and Manitoba Bisons (4-3) hold on to the ninth and tenth spots, respectively.

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Top-ranked McMaster, the only remaining undefeated team in the country, crushed visiting Laurier (3-5), 43-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday (Oct. 20) to extend its overall winning streak to 18 straight games dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule, one shy of the all-time CIS mark set by Laval from 2004 to 2005. The defending national champs, who have a bye this week in the first round of the OUA playoffs, will get a chance to tie the prestigious record on Nov. 3 when they host a conference semifinal.

No. 2 Laval dominated Bishop’s (3-5), 57-7, Sunday in Quebec City to claim its 55th consecutive victory on home turf since 2004, also a CIS mark. Last year’s CIS finalists can clinch first place in the RSEQ standings with a win at Concordia (1-7) on Saturday.

The No. 3 Dinos saw their hopes of a perfect conference season go up in smoke Friday night when they fell, 12-9, at Regina. Despite the loss, Calgary secured first place in Canada West thanks to a positive head-to-head point differential in two contests against the Rams this fall. The reigning four-time CWUAA champions close out league play on Saturday with a home title versus No. 10 Manitoba.

All other Top-10 teams were victorious this past weekend, including No. 4 Montreal, 44-0, vs. McGill (2-6); No. 5 Guelph, 39-18, vs. York (2-6); No. 6 Queen’s, 35-7, vs. Toronto (2-6); No. 7 Regina defeating Calgary; No. 8 Western, 32-29, vs. Ottawa (2-6); No. 9 Acadia, 12-5, vs. Saint Mary’s (2-5); No. 10 Manitoba, 37-31, vs. UBC (2-5).

The OUA playoffs get under way on Saturday with a pair of quarter-final matchups that will see Queen’s host Laurier (3-5) in Kingston, and Western welcome Windsor (3-5) in London.

Fifth-ranked Guelph is the second OUA team that earned a bye in the first round of the post-season. The Gryphons’ 7-1 conference record – including seven straight wins to close out the schedule – is the best in program history.

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Oct. 26 19:00 Alberta (0-7) at No. 7 Regina (5-2), Access7 Regina (TV) & CanadaWest.tv (web) 19:00 UBC (2-5) at Saskatchewan (4-3), Shaw (TV)

Oct. 27 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Windsor (3-5) at No. 8 Western (5-3), theScore (TV & web) 13:00 OUA quarter-final: Laurier (3-5) at No. 6 Queen’s (6-2), Cogeco (TV – tape delayed) 13:00 No. 2 Laval (7-1) at Concordia (1-7), SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 No. 4 Montreal (7-1) at Bishop’s (3-5), Radio-Canada (TV & web) & SSNCanada.ca (web) 13:00 McGill (2-6) at Sherbrooke (5-3) 14:00 No. 9 Acadia (6-1) at Mount Allison (3-4), sportscanada.tv (web) 14:00 StFX (2-5) at Saint Mary’s (2-5), Eastlink (TV & web) & Bell Aliant (web) 17:00 No. 10 Manitoba (4-3) at No. 3 Calgary (6-1), CanadaWest.tv (web)

Here are some of my favorite pics from the last 3 games: 

Football energizes me as a photographer and I am always looking forward to the next game. Congratulations to my home town McMaster Marauders for their awesome season accolades. I feel that there may be more celebrations to come. I hope to be there and capture those moments. [nggallery id=64] Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and comment on our photographs/design on our blog. Our number one place to post is on Google Plus  GOOGLE+ We always update on { tumbr blog | Flickr photostream | YouTube channel} too! _________________________________________________________________________________________ DOWNLOAD IMAGES* *Read AP Terms & Conditions Before Download…click here *Read AP Photographic Licensing Before Download…click here © Aerial Promotions 1997-2012  |  Photo Credit: Robin Leworthy Wilson _________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY?...Because We Care! It is part of AP mission to give back to sport & the developing athletes as a volunteer in the local community
 

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