Sports in brief
Outstanding Women of Laurier finalists announced
Women’s rugby captain Carmen Baker, women’s basketball forward Doreen Bonsu and women’s hockey captain Fiona Lester were shortlisted Monday afternoon as finalists for the annual Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) Award. The OWL Award recognizes a female Laurier student who combines athletic and academic achievement while showing commitment to leadership and development of young athletes in the community. Past winners include Laura Crocker, Brittany Shaw and Liz Knox. The winner will be announced Mar. 21 at a luncheon at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel.
Women’s basketball players honoured
Fifth-year guard Amber Hillis was named the OUA West Tracy McLeod award winner this past week. The award is given to a player who displays qualities of determination, perseverance and unwavering spirit. Hillis has dealt with multiple injuries since the beginning of her OUA career but still managed to finish with impressive numbers in Laurier’s all-time records. First-year Kaitlyn Schenck was also named to the West division all-rookie team after an impressive year.
Montréal captures first-ever CIS title
In the women’s hockey national championships, the Montréal Carabins defeated the Calgary Dinos 3-2 to take home their first women’s hockey national banner. The win is also the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship for Montréal since the resurgence of the Carabins athletics program in 1995. Ontario University Athletics (OUA) teams the Toronto Varsity Blues and the Queen’s Gaels, finished fourth and sixth respectively. This is the first year in ten years that WLU was not at nationals.
Max Allin named to CIS second-team all-canadian
Fourth-year men’s basketball star Max Allin was named a CIS second-team all-canadian last week, becoming just the sixth player to earn the honour in the history of WLU’s program. Allin is also the second player from WLU to be named to the second team in three years, following Kale Harrison. Allin finished as the CIS leading scorer, averaging 23.2 points per game. He was ranked in the top ten nationally in both rebounds and assists per game.