Lancers Success Highlighting Women’s Sport

The Windsor Lancers women's basketball team captured its fourth consecutive CIS championship at the St. Denis Centre on March 16, 2014. (Ricardo Veneza)

Members of the CIS champion Lancers women’s basketball squad hope their success translates into a higher profile for women’s sport.

“I think women’s sport is finally getting the acknowledgement it deserves,” says Miah-Marie Langlois, one of the Lancers stars. “Women came a long way and we put in just as mich work as the men do. I’m glad we’re being recognized.”

The team wrapped up their fourth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship in front of a packed house at the St. Denis Centre on Sunday with 2,500 fans in attendance. The game was nationally televised and drew a strong contigent of reporters.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to see and for everybody to see how exciting women’s athletics can be, I mean look at this crowd, we’ve got everybody on their feet,” says Chantal Vallee, Lancers women’s basketball team head coach. “They’re incredible athletes that do incredible things, that train hard; it’s fantastic for women’s sport.”