Burlington, Ont. – Sam Strassburger has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending October 14, 2018.
Female Athlete of the Week – Sam Strassburger (Schreiber, Ont.) – 5th Year – Nipissing Lakers
Sam Strassburger had a big weekend for the Nipissing Lakers to help the team kick off their campaign with back-to-back wins against tough competition.
The fifth-year talent started her season with a helper in the team’s 2-1 overtime win against the UOIT Ridgebacks. Strassburger found teammate Jade Gauthier to earn the primary assist on the Lakers’ first goal of the year, giving them the early lead in their opener.
She took things up a notch in the team’s second game of the weekend; however, shining bright in the OUA’s Marquee Matchup. With her team down 1-0 to the reigning McCaw Cup finalists, Strassburger was able to tie things up a 1-apiece with her first goal of the season halfway through the second period. Not stopping there, the Lakers forward doubled down in the third period to give her side the 2-1 lead, which they would not relinquish.
Strassburger’s productive start has given her a share of the early conference lead in goals (2) and points (3) for the No. 10 ranked Lakers.