Burlington, Ont. – Mikayla Morton has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending September 8, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – Mikayla Morton, Ottawa Gee-Gees, Soccer
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.
Morton, who scored nine goals last season after transferring from the University of Memphis, has been out to an incredible start in the 2019 season. Her hat trick against Carleton in the Gee-Gees home opener kicked off the week on Wednesday in a big way against their cross-town rivals. Morton started the scoring less than three minutes into the game, but after Carleton knotted things up later in the half, the fourth-year forward was able to power her team to victory with two more goals in the second 45.
On Saturday in a 1-1 draw with the Toronto Varsity Blues, Morton opened up the game’s scoring once again with her team’s lone goal to secure the point and did so with the program’s 1,000th tally all-time. To cap off her productive week, Morton netted two more goals in a win over Trent.
Morton currently sits tied for first in the OUA in goals through the first two weeks of the season.