Burlington, Ont. – Johnathan Ardell has been named Investors Group Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending September 9, 2018.
Male Athlete of the Week – Johnathan Ardell (Prince George, B.C.) – 3rd Year – RMC Paladins
A third-year veteran at RMC, Johnathan Ardell had never seen his team win a game. On the weekend, the Paladins keeper took matters into his own hands; however, helping the Paladins win the first game for the program since 2015.
On Saturday against Trent, Ardell made a career-high 10 saves to backstop RMC to their first win of the season. Ardell bested himself on Sunday against a hungry UOIT Ridgebacks team; setting a new career-high with 13 saves and helping the Paladins win back-to-back games for the first time since 2014.
After RMC took the lead in the 54th minute, the Civil Engineering student was a brick wall in goal, turning away the Ridgeback onslaught until the final whistle blew and the Paladins collected all six points from the weekend.