Burlington, Ont. – Mirza Custovic has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending October 28, 2018.
Male Athlete of the Week – Mirza Custovic (Toronto, Ont.) – 1st Year – Ryerson Rams
The postseason brings with it the opportunity for heroics and the chance to make a name for yourself; something that Ryerson Rams striker Mirza Custovic took full advantage of in his team’s quarterfinal clash with cross-town rival Toronto.
The first-year player opened the scoring in the Rams' first postseason game, giving Ryerson a 1-0 lead over Toronto on Sunday night in the opening minute of the second half. In typical fashion between the two GTA squads, however, one goal wasn’t enough to give either side the win and the game required extra time to find a victor. After Ryerson regained the one-goal cushion three minutes in to the extra frame, it was Custovic again who found the back of the net and gave Ryerson the two-goal cushion they needed to seal the win.
Custovic’s clutch performance helped send Ryerson back to the Final Four for the sixth straight year.