OUA Athletes of the Week

  • Ben Blasko, Hockey, UOIT
    December 05, 2017
    UOIT men's hockey player Ben Blasko had himself quite a week in helping the Ridgebacks end their fall schedule on a high note.
  • Sofia Paska, Basketball, Ryerson
    December 05, 2017
    Sofia Paska not only sparked her Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team to a pair of wins this week, but also achieved a personal milestone.
  • Kadre Gray, Basketball, Laurentian
    November 28, 2017
    For the second time in a four week span, the powerful play of Laurentian Voyageurs’ Kadre Gray has earned him Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    November 28, 2017
    Fourth-year swimmer Kylie Masse earned four individual and two relay gold medals at the OUA Fairweather division championships this past weekend.
  • Eddie Ekiyor, Basketball, Carleton
    November 21, 2017
    Ekiyor, a second-year forward, recorded three consecutive double-doubles in Carleton's wins over U SPORTS No.9 uOttawa, Windsor and Western at the Ravens' Nest last week.
  • Hilary Hanaka, Basketball, McMaster
    November 21, 2017
    In the absence of her fellow veteran leader, Hilary Hanaka led the Marauders, and the game, in scoring on consecutive nights; truly putting McMaster on her back for a pair of lopsided weekend wins at Burridge Gym.
  • Daniel Vautour, Hockey, RMC
    November 14, 2017
    Not only did Vautour backstop the Paladins to their first two victories of the season, but did so against a top-ten squad in all of Canada.
  • Sasha Gollish, Cross Country, Toronto
    November 14, 2017
    Not only has University of Toronto women's cross country champion Sasha Gollish been named the Varsity Blues female athlete of the week, but the OUA’s female standout as well.
  • Kadre Gray
    November 07, 2017
    It was a winning week for the Laurentian Voyageurs Men’s Basketball team and a key contributor to their two victories was Kadre Gray.
  • Victoria Hinchliffe, Soccer, Guelph
    November 07, 2017
    The Gryphons Women's Soccer team is coming off of the biggest weekend in program history as they captured their first ever OUA title and they couldn't have done it without Victoria Hinchliffe.
  • Praveen Ahilan, Soccer, Ryerson
    October 31, 2017
    Postseason soccer has been front and centre this past week, and making his mark in a pair of playoff games was Ryerson’s Praveen Ahilan.
  • Branna MacDougall, Cross Country, Queen's
    October 31, 2017
    It was a big weekend from Branna MacDougall of the Queen’s Gaels women's cross country team.
  • Evan MacEachern, Hockey, Toronto
    October 24, 2017
    Second-year defenceman Evan MacEachern scored two goals and added one assist as the Varsity Blues men's hockey team went 1-1 on their home opening weekend at Varsity Arena.
  • Madeline Albert, Hockey, Toronto
    October 24, 2017
    Rookie goalie Madeline Albert combined for 51 saves and recorded two shut outs in her first two U SPORTS starts in leading the Varsity Blues women's hockey team to a six-point season-opening weekend.
  • Phil Vranic, Swimming, Guelph
    October 17, 2017
    Vranic was a workhorse in the Gryphons' opening weekend of the OUA season -- and he went home with lots of hardware.
  • Emmanuela Jada, Rugby, Guelph
    October 17, 2017
    In Jada's first full start of the season, an OUA semi-final against her former side the York Lions, she proved unstoppable.
  • Gabriel Bitar, Soccer, Carleton
    October 10, 2017
    Gabriel Bitar, a first-year striker for the No.4-ranked Ravens men's soccer team, had a prolific scoring weekend in Carleton's two victories over Queen's and RMC.
  • Sophie de Goede, Rugby, Queen's
    October 10, 2017
    For the second time in the young player’s season, Sophie de Goede of the Queen’s women's rugby team is the OUA Female Athlete of the Week.
  • Laura Callender, Soccer, Queen's
    October 03, 2017
    Laura Callender, the fifth year captain for the Queen’s Gaels Women’s Soccer team, tallied four goals in the Gaels back-to-back wins at Richardson Stadium.
  • Braeden Gee, Soccer, Western
    October 03, 2017
    Braeden Gee provided all the offense the Western Mustangs Men’s Soccer team would need in their first of two games this past weekend. Gee scored twice in the second half to lift Western to a 2-0 win over the Windsor Lancers on Saturday afternoon at Mustang Field. In the team’s second game, it was Gee who provided a goal in the 87th minute to salvage a 1-1 draw with the York Lions. Gee’s marker was his third of the weekend, which now ranks the second year striker first among all Mustang players with five goals this season.
  • Cristian Cavallini, Soccer, York
    September 26, 2017
    York soccer player Cristian Cavallini scored four goals in two games, including a game winner and a hat trick, to lead the Lions to a pair of wins last week.
  • Jaslan Stirling, Field Hockey, York
    September 26, 2017
    York field hockey player Jaslan Stirling scored six goals in three games, including two game-winners and a hat trick, to lead the Lions to a perfect 3-0 record this past weekend.
  • Connor Black, Cross Country, Guelph
    September 19, 2017
    Guelph’s Connor Black had a fantastic showing during the first race of OUA Cross Country competition this past weekend.
  • Abdallah El-Chanti, Soccer, Ryerson
    September 12, 2017
    The second year geographic analysis major was dynamic this past weekend in a pair of Rams victories, finishing with five points in two games.
  • Sophie de Goede, Rugby, Queen's
    September 12, 2017
    In her first year in OUA action, Sophie de Goede is making an immediate impact for the Queen's Gaels.
  • Libby Brenneman, Soccer, Guelph
    September 05, 2017
    Libby Brenneman, a fourth year goalkeeper on the Gryphons women's soccer team, is picking up right where she left off after a sensational 2016 season.
  • Nicki Parkes, Soccer, Toronto
    August 29, 2017
    Fifth-year Sarnia native, Nicki Parkes, had an explosive start to the season, scoring three goals and an assist in a pair of Toronto victories over the weekend.
  • Jonathan Lao, Soccer, York
    April 20, 2017
    Lao, a fourth-year economics student-athlete, had tremendous success on the pitch this season as he led the Lions to an undefeated regular season and a first place finish in the OUA West Division.
  • Claire Sumner, Queen's, XC
    April 20, 2017
    Sumner, a fourth-year life sciences major, opened her season with a historic victory at the Queen’s Invitational, crossing the line in a time of 27:50.91.
  • Wesley Forget, Queen's, Curling
    March 27, 2017
    Queen’s Gaels skip Wesley Forget (Bowmanville, Ont.) has been named the Investors Group OUA Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending March 27, 2017.
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