Burlington, Ont. – Christina Morelli has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending October 21, 2018.
Female Athlete of the Week – Christina Morelli (Markham, Ont.) – 5th Year – York Lions
York soccer player Christina Morelli capped off an outstanding final season with the Lions by scoring four goals and adding one assist in two Lions victories over the weekend.
In her first game of the weekend, Morelli scored the first goal of the game and the game winner in a 4-3 win over the Windsor Lancers on Friday, with the winner coming in the 88th minute in a dramatic victory. She followed up that performance on Sunday against the Western Mustangs with two goals, including the game winner, and an assist in 5-2 victory.
The win propelled the Lions into second place in the OUA West standings and gives them a first-round bye in the playoffs. Morelli now has a team-leading and career-high ten goals on the season and she finishes the season fifth place overall in the OUA.