OUA Athletes of the Week

  • Ashley Mlinaric, Soccer, Nipissing
    October 15, 2019
    There was plenty for the Nipissing Lakers women’s soccer team to be thankful for this Sunday, but when it comes to their latest result on the pitch, they might owe an extra bit of thanks to Ashley Mlinaric.
  • Kyle Laborde-Ayres, Soccer, Ryerson
    October 15, 2019
    For a second straight week, Kyle Laborde-Ayres 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.
  • Khadi Dako, Rugby, Toronto
    October 07, 2019
    After finishing sixth in scoring across the conference during the regular season, Khadi Dako continued her potent production into the postseason en route to the Toronto Varsity Blues weekend win.
  • Fadi Salback, Soccer, Ontario Tech
    October 07, 2019
    The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks picked up an important pair of wins this season in their postseason pursuit, with Fadi Salback finding himself at the centre of the team’s electrifying six-point performance.
  • Megan Girardi, Soccer, Western
    September 30, 2019
    Megan Girardi has been a brick wall between the pipes for the Western Mustangs through her first 10 games, with the stingy play continuing into this past weekend’s outings.
  • Max Turek, Cross Country, McMaster
    September 30, 2019
    The Marauders burst through in a big way a year ago on the trails, with the McMaster men’s cross country squad turning plenty of heads en route to their provincial banner, and Max Turek is off to a strong start in maintaining his team’s championship status.
  • Kiyani Johnson, Soccer, York
    September 23, 2019
    The York Lions may have only taken the field once this weekend, but Kiyani Johnson made the most of every minute, buoying her squad to a convincing victory over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the process.
  • Jared Agyemang, Soccer, Brock
    September 23, 2019
    It was a productive weekend on the pitch for Brock’s Jared Agyemang, who powered his team offensively with a trio of goals to earn a split in the Badgers’ two outings.
  • Marilena Spagnolo, Soccer, Brock
    September 16, 2019
    The Brock Badgers earned their first victory of the women’s soccer season on Saturday, followed by a draw the next day, but both results would have been tough to secure without the stellar play from their keeper Marilena Spagnolo.
  • Dario Conte, Soccer, Carleton
    September 16, 2019
    Carleton welcomed a pair of northern schools to the nation’s capital this weekend, and backed by a strong offensive showing from Dario Conte, the Ravens managed to defend their home turf in back-to-back wins.
  • Mikayla Morton, Soccer, Ottawa
    September 09, 2019
    Fourth-year Ottawa Gee-Gees forward Mikayla Morton had a dynamic offensive week for the Gee-Gees, racking up six goals in three games for the reigning champion squad.
  • Glorious Okpali, Soccer, Laurier
    September 09, 2019
    The week didn’t get off on the best foot for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, but thanks in large part to Glorious Okpali, it ended with a massive win for the men’s soccer program against a nationally-ranked rival.
  • Giulia Geraci, Soccer, Western
    September 03, 2019
    The Western Mustangs had a productive weekend up north in a pair of matchups against the Algoma Thunderbirds, with Giulia Geraci headlining the high-octane output of the purple ponies.
  • Augustus Oku, Soccer, Laurentian
    September 03, 2019
    The Laurentian Voyageurs split their opening weekend on the pitch, picking up three combined goals in their up and down weekend. But while the results may have been different from one day to the next, the key producer remained the same, with Augustus Oku accounting for all three of the team’s tallies.
  • Theanna Vernon, Volleyball, Ryerson
    April 23, 2019
    Theanna Vernon, in her fifth and final season with the Rams women’s volleyball team, maintained her status as one of the most dominant middles across the country. After anchoring her team to a national title a year ago Vernon came back swinging to help her team continue to reach new heights on the court.
  • Jace Kotsopoulos, Soccer, Guelph
    March 25, 2019
    Jace Kotsopoulos has been one of the most dynamic and potent players to ever step onto the pitch for the Gryphons men’s soccer program, and after adding to his already impressive university resume this season, finds himself receiving the conference’s top honour.
  • Kira Brunton, Curling, Laurentian
    March 25, 2019
    A championship-calibre team needs great leadership to make it to the top, and Laurentian’s skip Kira Brunton provided just that to help her Voyageurs women’s curling team capture their second national title in the last three years.
  • Cameron Goodkey, Curling, Carleton
    March 25, 2019
    The Carleton Ravens claimed their first national title in men’s curling this past week, with skip Cameron Goodkey chief among those helping the black birds soar to new heights against the rest of the country’s best rinks.
  • Valerie Lamenta, Hockey, Guelph
    March 19, 2019
    If a collegiate hockey player could write the script for the end of their career, it would read exactly like Lamenta’s last four days. The fifth-year Montréal native has achieved many honours as a Gryphon, including being named the U SPORTS Player of the Year back in 2016, as well as OUA Goaltender of the year honours earlier this month, but her legacy between the pipes has now grown even greater.
  • Zane Grossinger, Volleyball, Queen's
    March 19, 2019
    The Queen’s Gaels turned their Forsyth Cup win into a sixth seed at the U SPORTS Championship last weekend and put up a strong performance against the rest of the nation’s best, backed by another solid stretch from their All-Canadian setter, Zane Grossinger.
  • Linnaea Harper, Basketball, McMaster
    March 12, 2019
    Linnaea Harper has been a focal point of the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team for five seasons, and in her final stretch with the maroon machine, the senior left everything she had on the court to help her team reach historic results on the national stage.
  • Jaden Lindo, Hockey, Queen's
    March 12, 2019
    There was plenty to celebrate in the city of Kingston this weekend, as two Gaels’ squads played their way to provincial titles on home turf. The first coming at the Kingston Memorial Centre courtesy of the Queen’s men’s hockey team, but without the heroic efforts of sophomore Jaden Lindo, this streak-stopping triumph might have gone very differently.
  • Hilary Hanaka, Basketball, McMaster
    March 05, 2019
    If there is ever a way for a senior player to put a feather in the cap of their provincial career, it is with a championship under their belt, and for Hilary Hanaka, she was able to do just that in the Critelli Cup this past weekend. The fifth-year senior played a leading role in helping her McMaster Marauders claim provincial glory and advance to the U SPORTS Final 8 Championship.
  • Mikkel Aagaard, Hockey, Guelph
    March 05, 2019
    Aagaard is a relative newcomer to Guelph, but he has already had a massive impact on the Gryphons men’s hockey team in a short time; a tenure that includes a playoff performance for the ages in the team’s three-game battle with the Western Mustangs in the quest for the Queen’s Cup division finals.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    February 25, 2019
    Kylie Masse earned national swimmer of the year honours for the fourth straight season as she wrapped up her Varsity Blues career by leading the University of Toronto to a silver-medal finish at the 2019 Odlum Brown U SPORTS championships this past weekend in Vancouver.
  • Pierce Lepage, Track & Field, York
    February 25, 2019
    Competing in his first banner season event as part of the York Lions, Pierce Lepage put on a show in front of the hometown crowd, coming away as one of the true standouts across multiple events at the OUA Track and Field Championships in Toronto.
  • Mary Fay, Curling, Queen's
    February 19, 2019
    Queen’s curling skip Mary Fay was one of the standouts at this weekend’s OUA championships, leading her team to a gold medal after five days of tough competition at the KW Granite Club.
  • Todd Winder, Hockey, Guelph
    February 19, 2019
    By his high standards, Guelph’s Todd Winder had a relatively quiet regular season. But the reigning OUA West Rookie of the Year has a penchant for producing when the stakes are highest, which he proved once again in the Gryphons opening round games against rival Windsor.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    February 11, 2019
    Appearing in the last OUA Swimming Championships of her illustrious career, 2017 FINA world champion Kylie Masse earned her fifth consecutive OUA female Swimmer of the Year honour in leading the Varsity Blues to their sixth straight provincial title.
  • Matthew Loewen, Swimming, Western
    February 11, 2019
    In a competitive field of swimmers that saw several schools step to the top of the podium this year, Western’s Matthew Loewen was one of the most consistently dominant to do so, showing why he took home a top honour at the OUA championship.
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