OUA Football Players of the Week

  • Connor Carusello, Laurier, Offence
    October 07, 2019
    The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks were flying high for a second week in a row, with Connor Carusello slinging it under centre en route to the team’s second straight lopsided win.
  • Tramayne Stephen, Ottawa, Defence
    October 07, 2019
    When the final whistle blew on the Ottawa Gee-Gees Panda Game win, it was their defence that proved to be the biggest difference-maker, with Tramayne Stephen chief among them.
  • Marc Liegghio, Western, Special Teams
    October 07, 2019
    It wasn’t the first time that the Mustangs have turned to their kicker for a clutch performance and Marc Liegghio was once again up to the task for Western in their nail-biting win this weekend.
  • Dion Pellerin, Waterloo, Offence
    September 30, 2019
    For the second time this season, the Warriors running back stole the show for the black and gold, and Dion Pellerin’s potent performance on the ground led his Waterloo squad to victory on the weekend.
  • Graham Brodie, Guelph, Defence
    September 30, 2019
    Defensively, the Guelph Gryphons have been lights out in 2019. The most recent performance was no different, and this time, it was veteran defensive back Graham Brodie stealing the spotlight.
  • Ben Arhen, Queen's, Special Teams
    September 30, 2019
    In a game that didn’t go the Gaels’ way on the scoreboard, Queen’s did receive a bright spot from Ben Arhen, who continued to highlight the special teams skill across the OUA with a highlight reel return of his own.
  • Rasheed Tucker, Queen's, Offence
    September 23, 2019
    Going up against one of the best offences in the country, it is important that the counter punch is firing on all cylinders, and for the Queen’s Gaels, they can thank Rasheed Tucker for offering up the much-needed firepower in the Tricolour’s win over Toronto on Saturday.
  • Michael Reid, Waterloo, Defence
    September 23, 2019
    Michael Reid was a one-man wrecking crew for the black and gold’s defence this weekend, consistently stifling the Ravens en route to Waterloo’s 10-point victory over Carleton.
  • Marc Liegghio, Western, Special Teams
    September 23, 2019
    In a battle that saw two of the conference’s top offences go head-to-head, the difference in the game came down to Marc Liegghio’s foot, and as has been the norm throughout his Western Mustangs career, the veteran kicker delivered.
  • Loic Legendre, Ottawa, Special Teams
    September 16, 2019
    In a game that proved to be greatly impacted by special teams, Ottawa Gee-Gees’ punter Loic Legendre made his presence felt against Laurier on countless occasions.
  • Kaine Stevenson, Guelph, Offence
    September 16, 2019
    There is a new face in the Gryphon backfield in 2019 with first-year running back Kaine Stevenson winning the starting job right out of training camp and he gave fans a glimpse of his bright future with a monster performance in Guelph’s Week 4 trip to Waterloo.
  • Kyle Rodger, Ottawa, Defence
    September 16, 2019
    Defence was a key part of the equation in the tilt between Laurier and Ottawa on Saturday, and helping the Gee-Gees gallop to their hard-fought victory in that one was Kyle Rodger, who managed to be all over the field in the win.
  • Dion Pellerin, Waterloo, Offence
    September 09, 2019
    The Waterloo Warriors needed every bit of offence they could muster in what turned out to be a shoot out with the Windsor Lancers, and Dion Pellerin did all he could and then some to play his part for the black and gold to come out victorious.
  • Justin Lauzon, Guelph, Defence
    September 09, 2019
    Gryphon rookie linebacker Justin Lauzon has impressed since setting foot on University of Guelph campus. The St-Hyacinthe, Quebec native earned a spot in the Gryphon linebacking corps right out of the gates and this past Saturday produced the best game of his young career.
  • Jonah Zlatinszky, Waterloo, Special Teams
    September 09, 2019
    There wasn’t much separation between Waterloo and Windsor on Saturday when the two teams lit up the scoreboard, but when the clock hit zero and the winning team was crowned, it was the leg of Warriors kicker Jonah Zlatinszky that proved to be just enough of a difference.
  • Clay Sequeira, Toronto, Offence
    September 03, 2019
    Fourth-year quarterback Clay Sequeira had another standout night, leading the Varsity Blues football team to a 54-26 victory over the Windsor Lancers in their 2019 home opener on Sunday night at Varsity Stadium.
  • Jared Beeksma, Guelph, Defence
    September 03, 2019
    Gryphon third-year linebacker Jared Beeksma had the biggest game of his university career on Sunday night in Ottawa, helping propel the Gryphons to a 37-20 victory over the No. 8-ranked Carleton Ravens.
  • Clark Barnes, Guelph, Special Teams
    September 03, 2019
    Two weeks ago, Clark Barnes was not a familiar name around OUA football circles. It sure is now.
  • Jacob Savoni, Windsor, Offence
    August 26, 2019
    The Windsor Lancers came away with the 34-17 win against York in their Week 1 tilt, and while the Lions earned the edge in the passing game, it was Windsor’s ground attack, led by an explosive effort from Jacob Savoni, that ultimately earned them the season opening victory.
  • Jack Cassar, Carleton, Defence
    August 26, 2019
    After finishing second in the conference in total tackles (62.5) and tackles per game (7.8) last year, Carleton Ravens’ linebacker Jack Cassar was up to his old ways to open up the 2019 season.
  • Tyrell Ford, Waterloo, Special Teams
    August 26, 2019
    The Waterloo Warriors started their 2019 campaign with their foot on the gas right from the opening kickoff, and a large part of that early game success was due to the explosive player of Tyrell Ford.
  • Chris Merchant, Western, Offence
    November 26, 2018
    Despite the tough defensive presence of the Laval Rouge et Or, Western quarterback Chris Merchant did everything he could under centre to give his Mustangs a shot at their second straight Vanier Cup.
  • Michael Moore, Western, Defence
    November 26, 2018
    In a game that saw the Laval Rouge et Or get off to a quick start offensively, the Mustangs needed their top-ranked defence to step up in a big way to get momentum back on their side; something that linebacker Michael Moore was able to oblige.
  • Marc Liegghio, Western, Special Teams
    November 26, 2018
    Marc Liegghio was in fine form once again for the purple and white in their quest for a second-straight undefeated season.
  • Chris Merchant, Western, Offence
    November 19, 2018
    It was clear early on that it would take a heroic effort from Chris Merchant under centre to lead his Mustangs to the Mitchell Bowl victory, and the Western quarterback provided just that.
  • Fraser Sopik, Western, Defence
    November 19, 2018
    Like he has been all season long, Western’s Fraser Sopik was all over the field on Saturday, stymieing the Saskatchewan offence whenever he could to help lead his Mustangs to the win.
  • Marc Liegghio, Western, Special Teams
    November 19, 2018
    For the second straight week, the Western Mustangs did not need to rely on the trustworthy boot of Marc Liegghio very often, but once again, the purple ponies’ kicker came through each time he stepped on the field to tally a nine-point output on the day.
  • Chris Merchant, Western, Offence
    November 12, 2018
    With a championship on the line, a team needs a strong performance under centre, which is exactly what the Western Mustangs got from Chris Merchant on Saturday in the Yates Cup.
  • Fraser Sopik, Western, Defence
    November 12, 2018
    He has been a leader on the Western defence for several years and Fraser Sopik continued the moniker during the team’s dominant performance against a talented Guelph squad on Saturday.
  • Marc Liegghio, Western, Special Teams
    November 12, 2018
    He wasn’t called upon often in the Yates Cup, as a result of the Mustangs’ consistent ability to find the end zone on Saturday, but kicker Marc Liegghio made the most of his time on the field to help Western maintain their keen edge on the championship stage.
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