Dara (Moore) Ramirez

Dara (Moore) Ramirez (’92) has been involved in sport nearly all her life, but soccer is her passion and she has made an indelible mark as an athlete, coach and builder at Acadia University, in her home province of Nova Scotia, and beyond. The Hantsport, Nova Scotia native arrived at Acadia as a walk-on to […]

1988-‘89 Women’s Soccer Team

The 1988 soccer Axettes were a dominant force in Canadian Intercollegiate soccer for a second straight year. However, the team that gathered in Wolfville in the late summer was heavy of heart. Gunnhildur Baldursson, the leading scorer on the 1987 conference champion Axettes, had been tragically killed the previous November. The AUAA leading scorer the […]

Cindy Tye ’94 (Montgomerie) – Athlete

Cindy Montgomerie arrived at Acadia in the fall of 1990 to play varsity soccer for Laura Sanders’s Axettes. She joined a program that had won three straight conference titles, as well as a silver medal at the 1988 nationals. There were no first-year jitters for Cindy, who played from the start like a seasoned veteran. […]

Laura Sanders

New Brunswick native Laura Sanders arrived at Acadia in 1984 to coach women’s varsity basketball and soccer, which had not yet achieved varsity status. Laura would coach basketball at Acadia for 20 seasons and although her basketball teams had their moments, her greatest success would come on the soccer pitch. In Laura’s first season, the […]

Wendi-Ann E. Wells- 1993

Wolfville native Wendi Wells, an outstanding all -round athlete through high school and minor levels, was a most valuable player on Acadia’s club hockey team before she entered university in the fall of 1987. During the period from the fall of 1987 to November of 1991, Wendi was an all-star performer on the Laura Saunders […]

Janice Cossar- 1991

Janice Cossar, a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth High School, was an outstanding all-round athlete who won female athlete of the year awards in both grade eleven and twelve academic years for outstanding performances in soccer, basketball, softball and ringette. Following high school graduation she attended university at both Dalhousie and St. Mary’s where she continued […]

1990-91 Women’s Soccer Team

One of the greatest sports stories in Atlantic Inter-collegiate athletics was recorded by the Laura Sanders -coached women’s soccer squads that from ’84 to ’94 were either winners of serious challengers for the AUAA crown, actually winning six consecutive Conference titles from 1986 to 1991. It was, however, during the ’90-’91 academic year that the […]

Gunnhildur (Gunn) Baldursson- Acadia 1985-1987

Twenty year old Icelandic native Gunnhildur Baldursson -tragically lost her life in a car accident on November 26, 1987. Gunn was a third-year pre-med ‘ A ‘ student at Acadia on a McLeod scholarship, an accomplished violinist and an exceptionally gifted soccer performer. Having come to Canada during the summer of ’84, she was a […]