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Three Ontario standouts newest recruits to join OUA team’s 2014 class.

Three Ontario standouts will begin their CIS careers in their home province.

Justin Bowman, Cameron Fischl and Carson O’Sullivan are the newest Queen’s Golden Gaels.  All three players have signed with the team for the 2014 OUA season.


Winning a Vanier Cup is a goal for the 6’1, 195 pound defensive back from Mississauga, Ontario.  After much deliberation, Bowman believes that the Golden Gaels are in the best position to help him realize his dream.

“I chose Queen’s for the most part because it was the school that felt most natural for me,” explains Bowman of his decision.  “There are so many great schools in Canada it certainly isn’t an easy decision to choose one, but at the end of the day you need to go with your gut, and for me that was Queen’s.”

“I also chose Queen’s because I’m a competitor and I wanted to choose a school that gave me the best opportunity to achieve the ultimate goal, which is winning Vanier Cups. Put that together with the academic prestige of Queen’s and it’s a pretty tough combination to beat.”

The Ontario defensive back recently completed his high school career with Lorne Park Spartans of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA).

As for the Golden Gaels, they are thrilled to have landed a player who will play an integral role on the team’s defensive unit.

“Justin is another outstanding candidate in this year’s recruiting class,” commented Golden Gaels Head Coach Pat Sheahan.  “He has great size and speed for a defensive back.”

“He is very athletic and he plays physical. He is a key part of what looks to be an outstanding incoming secondary at Queen’s.”

Cameron Fischl


The 6’4, 290 pound offensive lineman from Kanata, Ontario committed to the OUA team because of proximity, academics as well as the strength and tradition of the football program.

“I chose Queen’s because I know the school well and it’s close to Ottawa,” said Fischl.  “Academics were a big concern for me and Queen’s is one of the top schools in the country for political science (my major).”

“The campus is also really nice and it felt very pleasant. Coach Pat Sheahan and all the other coaches seem very enthusiastic about the program and I look forward to improving my skills with them. The coaches at Queen’s are all very personable and seem like people who I would enjoy playing under for the next few years. The school already have a fantastic history and reputation in their football program and I look forward to help add to that reputation.”

Among the teams Fischl has suited up for during his career include Kanata Knights of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA), Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) as well as NCAFA’s Gloucester Raiders and Bell Warriors.

He has been recognized for his efforts on the field as he has been named as Knights Most Outstanding Lineman, two time NCAFA All-Star, Raiders Rookie of the Year (2006) and Offensive Line Captain.

Fischl’s size is something the Golden Gaels will welcome on the team’s offensive line. Moreover, the offensive lineman will fill a void on the unit.

“Cameron is an exactly prototype for the offensive line at Queen’s,” commented Sheahan.  “He stands all of 6’4 and weighs in at 300 pounds.”

“He is well acquainted with the weight room and moves well for a big guy.  His arrival at Queen’s is very timely as well with a number of linemen graduating this year.”

Carson O'Sullivan 1


On his official visit, the 6’8, 245 pound defensive end from Pickering, Ontario found an instantaneous bond with the Kingston, Ontario campus.

“I chose Queen’s because when I visited I immediately felt a connection which told me I could live the next years of my life here; it felt like home,” reflected O’Sullivan.  “Queen’s academics are excellent, the campus is beautiful, the facilities are amazing, the people are genuine and most of all, the football program is extraordinary.”

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Golden Gaels defence and doing my part to achieve the team’s desire of the Yates Cup.  Queen’s is the best fit for my future academic, professional and personal goals and is my first choice for post-secondary education.”

O’Sullivan joins the Golden Gaels after finishing his high school career with St. Mary Monarchs of the Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (LOSSAA).  This past season, he led the Monarchs to an OFSAA Bowl Championship. Moreover, he was recognized for his exceptional play in the LOSSAA Championship as he was named Defensive MVP in the victory.

In addition to his high school team, O’Sullivan suited up for the Ajax-Pickering Dolphins of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

The Golden Gaels are ecstatic about O’Sullivan’s commitment to the team.

“Carson has everyone at Queen’s excited,” expressed Sheahan.  “He has great size and athletic ability and he is only going to get better.”
“His arrival at Queen’s is very timely with the transition taking place on the Gaels’ force unit.”


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