Laurier’s winter term all-stars
Highlighting six outstanding Golden Hawks
Zach Lorentz: men’s hockey
First-year forward of the men’s hockey team, Zach Lorentz was named to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Rookie team. Playing on a team that struggled to find consistency, Lorentz stood out. He averaged at least a point per game, finishing the year with 27 total points, including nine goals and 18 helpers. The native of Waterloo, Ontario previously played for the Kitchener Rangers, and is most likely going to be a key piece in the future of the team.
Whitney Ellenor: women’s basketball
Whitney Ellenor became the first women’s basketball player from Laurier to earn a first-team all-star selection in five years.
It comes in her final season as a Golden Hawk and solidfies her as one of the all time best players the program had to offer. As the starting centre for the Hawks, Ellenor averaged 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, nearly averaging a double-double.
She also finished the season recording 2.2 blocked shots per game, which was top in the OUA. Her multiple clutch performances and breakout games earned her all-star honours.
Will Coulthard: men’s basketball
The captain of the Laurier men’s basketball team was named a second-team all-star by the OUA. After cementing his role as the leader of the team following Max Allin’s graduation, Coulthard provided the club with a spark this past season with his long rage shooting ability and willingness to make buckets in traffic.
The guard averaged 17 points per contest and grabbed the most rebounds of his career with 3.3. He also dropped 34 points against the Western Mustangs on Feb. 25 in the opening round of the playoffs, leading his club to a quarter-final berth, despite a disappointing overall season.
Laura Brooker: women’s hockey
Although the season may not have ended as planned for the captain of the defending champion women’s hockey team, her achievements on the ice were recognized, as she was named a first-team all-star by the OUA. Brooker managed to tally 21 points in just 19 games with the Golden Hawks. The veteran was chosen as the captain of team Canada for the Winter Universiade in Grenada, Spain. Her season brought her to second in Laurier history with 73 goals in her illustrious five-year career.
Most impressively, this is the fifth straight time Brooker has been named an OUA all-star, a feat no other women’s hockey player has ever achieved.
Lee Anna Osei: women’s basketball
Lee Anna Osei was named a second-team all-star by the OUA in her fifth and final season as a Golden Hawk. While being hampered by injuries for much of the season, Osei still managed to be a part of a historic women’s basketball team as the club went 17-3. Her 6.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game were enough to earn her all-star honours. She was also a pivotal factor in Laurier’s heartbreaking playoff loss to the Queen’s Golden Gaels, as she scored 10 points and dished out five assists.
n: men’s basketball
Following in the footsteps of his older brother and Laurier men’s basketball icon Max Allin, Luke Allin received all-rookie on the provincial level and from Canadian Interuniversity Sport. While Allin did not put up monstrous numbers, his size and ball handling ability combined with a smooth shot was enough to garner national attention. He averaged 49.3 per cent from the three-point line, good for second in the OUA. That included a seven-for-seven effort over the Varsity Blues.