A championship-calibre team needs great leadership to make it to the top, and Laurentian’s skip Kira Brunton provided just that to help her Voyageurs women’s curling team capture their second national title in the last three years.
The Carleton Ravens claimed their first national title in men’s curling this past week, with skip Cameron Goodkey chief among those helping the black birds soar to new heights against the rest of the country’s best rinks.
If a collegiate hockey player could write the script for the end of their career, it would read exactly like Lamenta’s last four days. The fifth-year Montréal native has achieved many honours as a Gryphon, including being named the U SPORTS Player of the Year back in 2016, as well as OUA Goaltender of the year honours earlier this month, but her legacy between the pipes has now grown even greater.
The Queen’s Gaels turned their Forsyth Cup win into a sixth seed at the U SPORTS Championship last weekend and put up a strong performance against the rest of the nation’s best, backed by another solid stretch from their All-Canadian setter, Zane Grossinger.
Linnaea Harper has been a focal point of the McMaster Marauders women’s basketball team for five seasons, and in her final stretch with the maroon machine, the senior left everything she had on the court to help her team reach historic results on the national stage.
There was plenty to celebrate in the city of Kingston this weekend, as two Gaels’ squads played their way to provincial titles on home turf. The first coming at the Kingston Memorial Centre courtesy of the Queen’s men’s hockey team, but without the heroic efforts of sophomore Jaden Lindo, this streak-stopping triumph might have gone very differently.
If there is ever a way for a senior player to put a feather in the cap of their provincial career, it is with a championship under their belt, and for Hilary Hanaka, she was able to do just that in the Critelli Cup this past weekend. The fifth-year senior played a leading role in helping her McMaster Marauders claim provincial glory and advance to the U SPORTS Final 8 Championship.
Aagaard is a relative newcomer to Guelph, but he has already had a massive impact on the Gryphons men’s hockey team in a short time; a tenure that includes a playoff performance for the ages in the team’s three-game battle with the Western Mustangs in the quest for the Queen’s Cup division finals.
Kylie Masse earned national swimmer of the year honours for the fourth straight season as she wrapped up her Varsity Blues career by leading the University of Toronto to a silver-medal finish at the 2019 Odlum Brown U SPORTS championships this past weekend in Vancouver.
Competing in his first banner season event as part of the York Lions, Pierce Lepage put on a show in front of the hometown crowd, coming away as one of the true standouts across multiple events at the OUA Track and Field Championships in Toronto.
By his high standards, Guelph’s Todd Winder had a relatively quiet regular season. But the reigning OUA West Rookie of the Year has a penchant for producing when the stakes are highest, which he proved once again in the Gryphons opening round games against rival Windsor.
Appearing in the last OUA Swimming Championships of her illustrious career, 2017 FINA world champion Kylie Masse earned her fifth consecutive OUA female Swimmer of the Year honour in leading the Varsity Blues to their sixth straight provincial title.
In a competitive field of swimmers that saw several schools step to the top of the podium this year, Western’s Matthew Loewen was one of the most consistently dominant to do so, showing why he took home a top honour at the OUA championship.
A pair of GTA squads came rolling through the nation’s capital over the weekend, but thanks in large part to the leading play of Nicole Gilmore, neither was able to up-end the Carleton Ravens on their home court.
Going into the weekend with an air-cast on one foot, it might come as a surprise to see JV Mukama as the OUA Athlete of the Week, but the Ryerson Rams standout dropped two of his best performances of the season against two of the best teams to earn the honour.
Ali Sow has been a force in the OUA this season, and this past weekend, he continued his incredible run that has seen him score 36 or more points in three straight games thanks to a pair of all-star performances.
He has been a consistent force the Thunderbirds men’s basketball team all season long, and after starting the 2019 calendar year in similar fashion, Algoma’s Nathan Riley earns this week’s provincial honour.
What a way for the Western Mustangs to close out the fall semester on the volleyball court, as their men’s team, anchored by outside hitter Gianfranco Sartor, slipped past the McMaster Marauders by a 3-2 margin.
Kaitlyn Overeem put together one of the best weekends in the history of the Waterloo Warriors women’s basketball program this past weekend, posting 40 points, 17 assists, 12 rebounds, six steals, and three blocks in the team’s two victories.
Ali Sow has catapulted out of the gates this season, with his best weekend of play coming in the team’s most recent outings; a stretch wherein the reigning OUA Rookie of the Year propelled the team to a pair of tough victories.
Banky Alade's infectious personality has been influential in the Gryphon locker room and now that he's in his third year, the Sherwood Park, AB native's play is also impacting the outcome of games, with the case in point coming in the team’s two games this past weekend.