OUA Athletes of the Week
Sam Strassburger, Hockey, Nipissing
October 15, 2018 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.
Brendan Jacome, Hockey, Ottawa
October 15, 2018 After watching their competition take to the ice the week prior, the Ottawa Gee-Gees got their season underway this past weekend and were spearheaded by alternate captain Brendan Jacome early on.
Brad van Schubert, Hockey, RMC
October 09, 2018 It’s easy to remember your first OUA start, but when it comes to first-year goaltender Brad van Schubert, his debut will be especially memorable.
Jenny Wolever, Soccer, Queen's
October 09, 2018 Just as she has done all season long, Queen’s forward Jenny Wolever proved to be the difference-maker for the Gaels with her offensive touch.
Katherine Koehler-Grassau, Soccer, UOIT
October 01, 2018 UOIT women’s soccer team is finding their stride after a tough start, and a big contributor to the team’s current seven-game point streak is long-time Ridgeback Katherine Koehler-Grassau.
Nathan Zak, Soccer, Nipissing
October 01, 2018 Nipissing men’s soccer picked up two big wins this weekend to bring their record to .500 for the year, with fourth-year forward Nathan Zak playing a key role for the Lakers.
Jaslan Stirling, Field Hockey, York
September 24, 2018 York field hockey player Jaslan Stirling picked up her second consecutive athlete of the week honours for York this week, but managed to outdo her lofty opening weekend efforts to secure provincial honours this time around.
Mark Patton, Cross Country, Guelph
September 24, 2018 The Guelph Gryphons men's cross country team is loaded with talent and this week’s OUA Athlete of the Week Patton is among the best for the defending OUA and U SPORTS team champions.
Melissa Gilligan, Soccer, Carleton
September 17, 2018 The Carleton Ravens gave the home crowd their first taste of women’s soccer action on the year last weekend, and it was newcomer Melissa Gilligan that provided the home opener heroics in both games.
Anton Buciora, Soccer, RMC
September 17, 2018 Scoring your first goal is always a memorable moment, and it is one that RMC Paladins’ Anton Buciora got to experience this past weekend, en route to his Male Athlete of the Week nod.
Morgan Berg, Soccer, Waterloo
September 10, 2018 After earning weekly honours for the Waterloo Warriors a week ago, Morgan Berg doubled down with another award-winning performance this week.
Johnathan Ardell, Soccer, RMC
September 10, 2018 Johnathan Ardell had never seen his team win a game, but the Paladins keeper took matters into his own hands to help win the first game for the program since 2015.
Emma Lefebvre, Soccer, Ottawa
September 04, 2018 Third-year forward Emma Lefebvre was all over the scoresheet in her team’s two matches this week and her goal-scoring prowess has earned her provincial recognition.
Jace Kotsopoulos, Soccer, Guelph
September 04, 2018 One of the OUA’s finest strikers was back at it on the weekend, as Guelph’s Jace Kotsopoulos had an impressive showing for the Gryphons in two tough matches.
Abdallah El-Chanti, Soccer, Ryerson
August 27, 2018 It’s always nice to get your season off on the right foot, and Abdallah El-Chanti did just that during the Ryerson Rams pair of wins this weekend.
Kadre Gray, Basketball, Laurentian
May 16, 2018 Despite being on the university athletics scene for just a pair of seasons, sophomore sensation Kadre Gray has quickly risen the ranks to stake claim to the 2017-18 OUA Male Athlete of the Year award.
Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
May 16, 2018 Kylie Masse’s championship-pedigree not only earned her the OUA’s Female Athlete of the Year award, but also helped to cement her place as one of the most elite athletes that the OUA has ever witnessed.
John Willsey, Curling, Waterloo
March 29, 2018 The Waterloo Warriors men’s curling rink made waves at the U SPORTS Curling Championship and skip John Willsey played a significant part in the team’s fourth place finish on the national stage.
Kelly Middaugh, Curling, Laurier
March 29, 2018 The Golden Hawks women’s rink wasn’t able to soar to a national championship, but one of the true bright spots for Laurier at the U SPORTS Curling Championship was Kelly Middaugh.
Brandon Koppers, Volleyball, McMaster
March 20, 2018 Just as he has been throughout his five years with the McMaster Marauders, Brandon Koppers was a key cog in the maroon machine this weekend, and his U SPORTS Championship performance has earned him the latest nod as OUA Male Athlete of the Week.
Theanna Vernon, Volleyball, Ryerson
March 20, 2018 There was plenty to celebrate for Theanna Vernon at the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship this weekend, and her standout efforts in the Ryerson Rams’ title-winning performance have earned her OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
Tommy Land, Track & Field, Guelph
March 13, 2018 For the second time in a three week span, this time buoyed by a championship-caliber performance at the U SPORTS finale, Tommy Land has raced his way into OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
Kelsey Balkwill, Track & Field, Windsor
March 13, 2018 Kelsey Balkwill made her presence felt all weekend long on familiar territory, as the Windsor Lancers star left the U SPORTS Track & Field Championships with a quartet of medals and, as a result, has been named the OUA Female Athlete of the Week.
Zane Grossinger, Volleyball, Queen's
March 06, 2018 The electric play of Queen’s men’s volleyball player Zane Grossinger was as impactful as anyone in the Gaels quarterfinal match, helping him to earn OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
Alina Dormann, Volleyball, Toronto
March 06, 2018 Alina Dormann shone bright for the Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team, and her unyielding efforts have earned her OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
Tommy Land, Track & Field, Guelph
February 27, 2018 After a double gold performance at this weekend’s OUA Track & Field Championships, Guelph Gryphons’ Tommy Land has raced his way into OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
February 27, 2018 Toronto’s Kylie Masse showcased her elite talents in the pool once again this weekend, competing at the U SPORTS Championships in familiar U of T surroundings, and her decorated results have earned the fourth year swimmer her third OUA Female Athlete of the Week nod this season.
Mike Rocca, Basketball, Windsor
February 20, 2018 If there was ever a way to close out your final regular season, Mike Rocca did just that, and in doing so, the Windsor Lancers veteran has been named the OUA Male Athlete of the Week.
Kaitlin Jewer, Curling, Laurier
February 20, 2018 The province’s biggest stage was no match for Kaitlin Jewer, as the Laurier skip not only helped her rink earn the women’s title, but she also earns OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.