OUA Athletes of the Week

  • Melissa Gilligan, Soccer, Carleton
    September 17, 2018
    The Carleton Ravens gave the home crowd their first taste of women’s soccer action on the year last weekend, and it was newcomer Melissa Gilligan that provided the home opener heroics in both games.
  • Anton Buciora, Soccer, RMC
    September 17, 2018
    Scoring your first goal is always a memorable moment, and it is one that RMC Paladins’ Anton Buciora got to experience this past weekend, en route to his Male Athlete of the Week nod.
  • Morgan Berg, Soccer, Waterloo
    September 10, 2018
    After earning weekly honours for the Waterloo Warriors a week ago, Morgan Berg doubled down with another award-winning performance this week.
  • Johnathan Ardell, Soccer, RMC
    September 10, 2018
    Johnathan Ardell had never seen his team win a game, but the Paladins keeper took matters into his own hands to help win the first game for the program since 2015.
  • Emma Lefebvre, Soccer, Ottawa
    September 04, 2018
    Third-year forward Emma Lefebvre was all over the scoresheet in her team’s two matches this week and her goal-scoring prowess has earned her provincial recognition.
  • Jace Kotsopoulos, Soccer, Guelph
    September 04, 2018
    One of the OUA’s finest strikers was back at it on the weekend, as Guelph’s Jace Kotsopoulos had an impressive showing for the Gryphons in two tough matches.
  • Stephanie Roberts, Soccer, McMaster
    August 27, 2018
    It was a winning way to start the season for the McMaster Marauders and Stephanie Roberts shone especially bright.
  • Abdallah El-Chanti, Soccer, Ryerson
    August 27, 2018
    It’s always nice to get your season off on the right foot, and Abdallah El-Chanti did just that during the Ryerson Rams pair of wins this weekend.
  • Kadre Gray, Basketball, Laurentian
    May 16, 2018
    Despite being on the university athletics scene for just a pair of seasons, sophomore sensation Kadre Gray has quickly risen the ranks to stake claim to the 2017-18 OUA Male Athlete of the Year award.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    May 16, 2018
    Kylie Masse’s championship-pedigree not only earned her the OUA’s Female Athlete of the Year award, but also helped to cement her place as one of the most elite athletes that the OUA has ever witnessed.
  • John Willsey, Curling, Waterloo
    March 29, 2018
    The Waterloo Warriors men’s curling rink made waves at the U SPORTS Curling Championship and skip John Willsey played a significant part in the team’s fourth place finish on the national stage.
  • Kelly Middaugh, Curling, Laurier
    March 29, 2018
    The Golden Hawks women’s rink wasn’t able to soar to a national championship, but one of the true bright spots for Laurier at the U SPORTS Curling Championship was Kelly Middaugh.
  • Brandon Koppers, Volleyball, McMaster
    March 20, 2018
    Just as he has been throughout his five years with the McMaster Marauders, Brandon Koppers was a key cog in the maroon machine this weekend, and his U SPORTS Championship performance has earned him the latest nod as OUA Male Athlete of the Week.
  • Theanna Vernon, Volleyball, Ryerson
    March 20, 2018
    There was plenty to celebrate for Theanna Vernon at the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship this weekend, and her standout efforts in the Ryerson Rams’ title-winning performance have earned her OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Tommy Land, Track & Field, Guelph
    March 13, 2018
    For the second time in a three week span, this time buoyed by a championship-caliber performance at the U SPORTS finale, Tommy Land has raced his way into OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Kelsey Balkwill, Track & Field, Windsor
    March 13, 2018
    Kelsey Balkwill made her presence felt all weekend long on familiar territory, as the Windsor Lancers star left the U SPORTS Track & Field Championships with a quartet of medals and, as a result, has been named the OUA Female Athlete of the Week.
  • Zane Grossinger, Volleyball, Queen's
    March 06, 2018
    The electric play of Queen’s men’s volleyball player Zane Grossinger was as impactful as anyone in the Gaels quarterfinal match, helping him to earn OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Alina Dormann, Volleyball, Toronto
    March 06, 2018
    Alina Dormann shone bright for the Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team, and her unyielding efforts have earned her OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Tommy Land, Track & Field, Guelph
    February 27, 2018
    After a double gold performance at this weekend’s OUA Track & Field Championships, Guelph Gryphons’ Tommy Land has raced his way into OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    February 27, 2018
    Toronto’s Kylie Masse showcased her elite talents in the pool once again this weekend, competing at the U SPORTS Championships in familiar U of T surroundings, and her decorated results have earned the fourth year swimmer her third OUA Female Athlete of the Week nod this season.
  • Mike Rocca, Basketball, Windsor
    February 20, 2018
    If there was ever a way to close out your final regular season, Mike Rocca did just that, and in doing so, the Windsor Lancers veteran has been named the OUA Male Athlete of the Week.
  • Kaitlin Jewer, Curling, Laurier
    February 20, 2018
    The province’s biggest stage was no match for Kaitlin Jewer, as the Laurier skip not only helped her rink earn the women’s title, but she also earns OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Eli Wall, Swimming, Toronto
    February 13, 2018
    Backed by well-decorated experience on the OUA’s biggest stage, Toronto Varsity Blues swimming Eli Wall continued his dominance in the pool at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championship.
  • Kylie Masse, Swimming, Toronto
    February 13, 2018
    Varsity Blues swimming standout Kylie Masse was her usual dominant self at the 2018 OUA Swimming Championship, and as a result, has earned this week’s Female Athlete of the Week nod.
  • Slater Doggett, Hockey, Queen's
    February 06, 2018
    Slater Doggett had a big week for the Gaels men’s hockey team, as Queen's won the Carr-Harris Cup over RMC and stole a win over Carleton in Ottawa.
  • Sarah Hammond, Track & Field, Guelph
    February 06, 2018
    The performances keep getting better for Guelph Gryphons captain Sarah Hammond – one of the emerging track and field stars in U SPORTS.
  • Ben Zahra, Wrestling, McMaster
    January 30, 2018
    A spotless effort on the mats at the Ontario Junior Championships has earned McMaster’s Ben Zahra OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Stephanie Pascal, Hockey, Queen's
    January 30, 2018
    Stephanie Pascal of the Queen’s women's hockey team backstopped her Gaels to a pair of wins and herself to an OUA Female Athlete of the Week nod.
  • Manny Diressa, Basketball, Ryerson
    January 23, 2018
    Ryerson’s Manny Diressa was unstoppable from the floor this week, collecting 77 points and 23 rebounds in a pair of Rams wins, en route to earning OUA Male Athlete of the Week honours.
  • Emma Pye, Hockey, Waterloo
    January 23, 2018
    It was a weekend to remember for Waterloo’s Emma Pye, as her memorable moments and sizzling stats have earned her OUA Female Athlete of the Week honours.
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