Ottawa recruit to carry on Golden Gael family traditon (VIDEO)

Ottawa receiver/defensive back/athlete joins OUA team’s 2015 class.

Last week, Queen’s Golden Gaels announced that Cole Haggar committed to their football program.

The 6’1, 200 pound receiver/defensive back (safety)/athlete will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“Cole Haggar is an exciting football player to watch,” commented Golden Gaels Head Coach Pat Sheahan.  “He has great speed, size and ability.”

“He is able to contribute on either side of the line of scrimmage as a big play guy. He is one of the gems coming out of the National Capital region this year! Rick, his Dad was a rugged CIAU competitor with Ottawa and Queen’s in the eighties.  We are extremely pleased to have Cole wearing tricolour at Queen’s!”

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Recently, Haggar completed his career with St. Mark Lions of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA). During his time there, the team won the NCSSAA Tier 1 Championship. He has won MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honours.  In 2014 he was captain of the Lions.

This spring, the standout has been selected to be part of Team Ontario East at’s Ontario Prospect Challenge.  The game against Team Ontario Central will take place at Tim Horton’s Field on May 2nd.

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Haggar issued the following statement regarding his commitment to the Golden Gaels:

“I have always admired the Queen’s University tradition. The sense of belonging, integrity and respect that surrounds Queen’s is something special that I am honoured to be a part of.”

“This past summer, I participated in the Queen’s Golden Gaels Football Prospect Camp. Staying on campus for a week and being a part of the Queen’s atmosphere and being surrounded by their inspirational coaching staff gave me direct insight to what the real deal looks like. Participating in this camp as well as the Educational Seminar on Homecoming Weekend were tremendous experiences.”

“The emphasis put on academic success by the coaching staff at Queen’s is very special and a huge factor on to why I chose to commit to Queen’s. I have been accepted into the Concurrent Education Program at Queen’s University.”

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a Golden Gael this coming season and to be attending Queen’s to commence the next chapter of my life.”

Photo credits: Mike Carroccetto


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