BURLINGTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for the period ending October 5th, 2015.
FEMALE: Michelle Per (Port Moody, B.C.) – 2nd yr. – York Lions – Field Hockey
It was a Per-fect weekend for the York Lions and forward Michelle Per (Port Moody, B.C.).
The second-year Administrative Studies student-athlete scored both of the Lions goals on Saturday afternoon, leading the York Lions field hockey team to a pair of 1-0 victories over Western and Waterloo.
Per found the back of the net for the Lions in 61st minute and that would be all the scoring York would need in a 1-0 win over the Mustangs. The Port Moody, B.C. native was the hero again against the Warriors as her goal in the 32nd minute stood up as the game-winner in another 1-0 Lions victory.
In seven games this season, Per leads the Lions with four goal, which ties her for sixth in OUA. Per has already matched her goal output from her rookie season when she scored four goals in 12 games.
The Lions will carry a three-game winning streak into next weekend where they will take on the Queen’s Gaels and McGill Marlets at the University of Toronto.
MALE: Stephan Brudiu (Kitchener, Ont.) – 2nd yr – Laurier Golden Hawks – Soccer
Stephan “The Brickwall” Brudiu has a nice ring to it.
The 6’2 178 lbs keeper continued his breakout season for Laurier as he allowed only one goal in two games on the weekend, leading the Golden Hawks to a pair of crucial points.
On Thursday night, under the bright lights of University Stadium, the second-year Health Sciences student-athlete made a career-high 14 saves to help the Golden Hawks secure a 1-1 draw against the No. 3-ranked, defending OUA and CIS champs, York Lions.
With more than just purple pride on the line against their rivals from Western on Sunday, Brudiu turned aside all six shots he faced for his fourth clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw.
Though nine games this season, Brudiu leads OUA with a .902 SV% and is tied for the league lead in goals against with five.
There will be no downtime for Brudiu and the Golden Hawks as they will be on the road this Thursday when they travel to take on the aforementioned Lions at the new York Lions (Pan Am) Stadium at 8:15pm.