HAMILTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Pioneer
Energy Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for
the period ending September 22, 2014.
Each Pioneer Energy OUA Athlete of the Week will receive a gift card and a dri-fit T-shirt, courtesy of Pioneer Energy.
MALE: Nolan Anderson (London, Ont.) – 3rd yr. – Western Mustangs – Baseball
The third-year business student completed a rare feat in the second half of Western’s doubleheader on Sunday against the York Lions. After pitching 1.2 scoreless innings in relief, Anderson hit a walk-off home run for the Mustangs, which also credited him as the winning pitcher in Western's 7-5 victory.
Western went 3-1 in its four games last week, with Anderson going 5-for-14 at the plate with 5 RBI, four runs scored, and five walks during that span.
FEMALE: Alex Rodkin (Whitby, Ont.) – 1st yr. – Ryerson Rams – Soccer
Ryerson picked up its first ever win against the Queen’s Gaels in women’s soccer thanks in part to a comeback led by Rodkin.
The rookie striker scored two goals in the final two minutes of the game against Queen’s, propelling Ryerson to a 3-2 victory, their first ever victory over a team that it’s been competing against since 1986.
Rodkin continued her great play the following day as well, scoring both Rams goals in a 2-1 win against RMC.