Burlington, Ont. – Gianfranco Sartor has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending December 2, 2018.
Male Athlete of the Week – Gianfranco Sartor (Calgary, Alta.) – 1st Year – Western Mustangs
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.
The first-year player put up one of his strongest performances of the season against the No. 6 squad, pouring in a total of 21 points against the nationally-ranked powerhouse. At the net, Sartor was a threat all night, connecting on 17 kills throughout the match with a hitting percentage of .275. He also notched six digs and a service ace for the purple ponies, all of which were key contributors to the team’s eventual five-set, come-from-behind win.
On the season, the Calgary native is now averaging nearly three kills per set to go along with a .219 hitting percentage for the Mustangs, who enter the holiday break with a 6-3 record.