Burlington, Ont. – Kyle Laborde-Ayres has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending October 13, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Kyle Laborde-Ayres, Ryerson Rams, Soccer
For a second straight week, Kyle Laborde-Ayres (Scarborough, Ont.) made his mark on the pitch, now capturing Ryerson’s Male Athlete of the Week honours two straight times. But his latest efforts helped the Rams men’s soccer team do something no other group had done this season.
In the Rams' only game of the week, Laborde-Ayres potted two goals against the No. 2 ranked Carleton Ravens to help lift Ryerson to a 3-1 win. The victory put a stop to Carleton's unbeaten streak, as the Ravens had not yet lost this entering the match. Laborde-Ayres’ two goals, which opened the scoring in the 28th minute and doubled the lead just seven minutes later, also matched the entire number of goals Carleton had conceded to that point of the season.
The second-year forward now has four goals in his last three games and is becoming one of the league's most dangerous offensive threats for the perennial contenders.