Axemen bring in 12 commits

The Axemen add one local commit, six provincial commits and five out-of-province commits to their 2019 class.

The Acadia Axemen are set to welcome another 12 commits to their team.

Adam Shoemaker (6’1, 190lbs) – a quarterback from John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute (Guelph, ON)

“Adam has a great football pedigree; his father was a two-time All-Canadian QB at Guelph for current Axemen assistant Dan McNally,” said Jeff Cummings, the team’s head coach. “He combines a high football IG and the ability to throw with touch to great effect.”

Owen Breast (6’2, 185lbs) – an athlete from St. Paul Regional High School (Ashmont, AB)

“Owen is a versatile athlete that can play multiple positions on both sides of the ball. He’s a very tough kid who plays the game the right way with respect and integrity, and we think he has a chance to make an early impact here in Wolfville,” said Cummins.

Cullen O’Leary (5’11, 175lbs) – an athlete from Sackville High School (Middle Sackville, NS)

“A two-way Division 2 all-star at running back and linebacker, Cullen was also the provincial offensive player of the year. His experience as the boundary corner with Team Nova Scotia should prepare him well for roaming the defensive backfield here at Acadia,” Cummins said.

Ethan Phinney (5’22, 180lbs) – a running back from Lockview High School (Fall River, NS)

“Ethan was a high-level hockey player who only recently shifted his focus to football, and was named a Division 1 provincial all-star,” said Cummins. “His athleticism and elusiveness are great assets that he brings to the table, we look forward to his development here at Acadia.”

Jacob Guy (6’0, 185lbs) – a receiver from Charles P. Allen High School (Halifax, NS)

Cummins said that, “As a Nova Scotia Division 1 all-star receiver, Jacob is a smooth athlete than runs polished routes and has a knack for getting open. He has a chance to join the tradition of impact receivers from CPA here at Acadia.”

Brady Newcomb (6’3, 180lbs) – a receiver from Moncton High School (Memramcook, NB)

“Brady played quarterback for Moncton High but is coming to Acadia as a receiver,” Cummins said. “Another in a long line of Purple Knights who have chosen Acadia to have the best athletic and academic experience possible.”

Ethan Sperling (6’4, 210lbs) – a defensive lineman from Horton High School (Kentville, NS)

“Ethan is tall, athletic dual-sport athlete (football-basketball) who moves very well. He will look to add some size early in his career as he builds his skillset, then the sky is the limit,” Cummins said.

Max Kohan (6’2, 220lbs) – a defensive lineman from Centennial High School (Calgary, AB)

“Max continues the line of Centennial Coyotes choosing to play at Acadia. He has contributed on both sides of the ball so far in his career, we are looking for him to add some toughness as a fullback and tight end,” Cummins said.

Noah Lee (6’2, 205lbs) – a linebacker from Charles P. Allen High School (Hammonds Plains, NS)

“Noah is another CPA Cheetah joining us this year to pursue his athletic and academic goals,” Cummins said. “His size and short-area quickness should allow him to make an early impact on special teams as he develops on defense.”

Graham Nightingale (6’0, 185lbs) – a linebacker from St. Mark Catholic High School (Ottawa, ON)

“Graham found Acadia through former Axemen All-Canadian linebacker Drew Morris, who attended the same high school,” Cummins said. “His nose for the football, combined with a great attitude and work ethic, should serve him well in Wolfville.”

Matt Holmes (5’10) – a linebacker from Horton High School (Wolfville, NS)

“A Division 1 all-star and co-defensive player of the year, Matt’s aggressiveness and physical play have allowed him to make plays all over the field. We couldn’t be happier that Matt chose to join the Axemen family, which also includes his brother Evan,” Cummins said.

Jaydon King (6’1, 215lbs) – a linebacker from West Kings High School (Aylesford, NS)

“Jaydon is a Division 2 provincial all-star who was a team captain at West Kings and played Team Nova Scotia,” Cummins said. “He is a hard worker and a leader by example who could have an early impact on special teams here at Acadia.”

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