Burlington, Ont. – Morgan Berg and Johnathan Ardell have been named Investors Group Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending September 9, 2018.
Female Athlete of the Week – Morgan Berg (Kitchener, Ont.) –1st Year – Waterloo Warriors
After earning weekly honours for the Waterloo Warriors a week ago, Morgan Berg doubled down with another award-winning performance this week; this time earning the OUA Female Athlete of the Week nod as well.
The rookie keeper was once again stellar for the black and gold, posting back-to-back shutouts while making 15 combined stops as Waterloo went 1-0-1 in road games against Laurier and Western.
In the Battle of Waterloo on Saturday, Berg stopped all six shots faced, as the Warriors got by the Hawks by a slim 1-0 margin. On Sunday, Berg was a key reason why the Warriors picked up an impressive 0-0 tie against the No. 8 team in the country, Western, turning aside all nine shots faced.
Male Athlete of the Week – Johnathan Ardell (Prince George, B.C.) – 3rd Year – RMC Paladins
A third-year veteran at RMC, Johnathan Ardell had never seen his team win a game. On the weekend, the Paladins keeper took matters into his own hands; however, helping the Paladins win the first game for the program since 2015.
On Saturday against Trent, Ardell made a career-high 10 saves to backstop RMC to their first win of the season. Ardell bested himself on Sunday against a hungry UOIT Ridgebacks team; setting a new career-high with 13 saves and helping the Paladins win back-to-back games for the first time since 2014.
After RMC took the lead in the 54th minute, the Civil Engineering student was a brick wall in goal, turning away the Ridgeback onslaught until the final whistle blew and the Paladins collected all six points from the weekend.