StFX family atmosphere attracts 2

StFX adds two out-of-province commits to their team.

Defensive backs Samuel Schlitz from Humboldt Collegiate Institute and FPC Jeremy Latour from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School are ready to join the St. Francis Xavier X-Men family.

Samuel Schlitz

It’s a long way from Samuel Schlitz’s hometown of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, to Antigonish, Nova Scotia. But, then again, Schlitz is used to travel. When he reaches the east coast, he will be vying for some hardware. “I decided to go there because the atmosphere of the AUS is electric (and for) a chance at competing for a conference title and Vanier Cup,” he said.

“The players I have talked to were all very helpful,” he added. “The coaching staff was amazing during the decision process and made my mother feel welcome. I would say they feel like a big family and have a storied history that I want to be a part of.”

Schlitz began his high school career in 2011 with the HCI Mohawks (NSFL). He played with the team until 2015 before he joined the Winnipeg Rifles (CJFL). In 2017 he joined the Edmonton Wildcats before finishing his career with the Kamloops Broncos in 2018. He was recognized as a top nine-man cornerback in 2015. He also won the Bunko Award for his leadership and how he embodied the team.

The 6’1, 195lbs linebacker and safety is interested in going into education.

Jeremy Latour

By Kevin McCue.

Leaving home is no easy task, but Jeremy Latour of Cornwall, Ontario, is already feeling at ease with the X-Men. “I chose StFX because it felt very much like a small family,” he said. “Really big fan of the program that they offer and the overall size of the school.”

Latour was also enthusiastic about the coaches, who he called amazing. “Seeing the difference at StFX where they get to know you right away rather than other schools where you don’t meet the coaches right away, (I’m) really happy to have these coaches,” he said.

In high school, Latour played for the Holy Trinity Falcons (EOSSAA). He also was a member of the Cornwall Wildcats (NCAFA). This past season he was named as a team MVP and was senior male athlete of the year. Standing at 5’10, 160lbs, he is interested in human kinetics.

With a new adventure dawning, Latour said, “Really excited for the next years of my life, and even though StFX is far, it has the feel of another family.”

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