Ex-Hawks face off against the new generation

by | Sep 26, 2018 | Sports

Cassondra Daley
Sports Reporter

Aleena Domingo, a former Hawks player for the women’s basketball team, said she doesn’t remember the scores, but she’ll “remember the girls, the laughs and the memories.”

Domingo was among those on hand as the Humber Hawks celebrated its 51st anniversary this year at the Annual Alumni and Family weekend, a four-day event that ran from Sept. 20 to Sept. 23.

She played for Humber for five years, so she received a fifth-year ring, a ring for winning last year’s nationals, and a ring for winning nationals two years ago. A prolific scorer, she is a member of the 1,000-point club.

Domingo said she cannot even imagine what it would be like to play for another school, and that she will cherish these memories for years to come.

The men’s baseball team and the women’s softball team started off the event with a 7-inning game with both alumni and current athletes on both teams. Family night took place on Friday with games and raffles for family and friends to enjoy themselves.

Current athletes participated in a fashion show where they showcased their uniforms and gear for the 2018-2019 season. The alumni reunited with their former teammates and coaches.

On Saturday, the current men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball team dominated the alumni teams, offering a preview of what to expect this season. The events ended with the men’s baseball team hosting its 2018 home opener and the men’s and women’s soccer teams sweeping Cambrian College in the Cambrian Golden Shield on Sunday.

Stefan Grujic, a former Hawks basketball player said he has learned many life lessons being a Hawks varsity athlete. He said it taught him “to never give up … and to always try your hardest and you’ll get to where you want to in the end.”

And that, Grujic said, is a life lesson he’ll keep with him forever.