TORONTO - The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Oct. 8.
OCAA weekly awards are presented by belairdirect.
MEN'S BASEBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Daniel Perrier, Seneca
First-year infielder Daniel Perrier (Ottawa) has been an offensive catalyst for the Seneca Sting this season with a team-best .444 batting average. His power was on full display Oct. 7 as he hit a grand slam, one of two hits in a tough 13-6 loss at Humber. Perrier provided three hits in total in the doubleheader, scoring once. Perrier has at least one hit in each of his eight games he has played.
MEN'S GOLF ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Conner Watt, Humber
Third-year golfer Conner Watt (Mississauga) went wire-to-wire to win the gold medal at the OCAA Golf Championships presented by belairdirect. Watt's rounds of 73, 72 and 77 put him at six-over for the tournament, good for a seven-stroke victory. Under tough conditions, Watt had six birdies over the three-day event. He was a double gold medalist, as he and his Humber teammates won the team championship.
WOMEN'S GOLF ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Emilie Tyndall, Georgian
Fifth-year golfer Emilie Tyndall (Kirkland, Que.) went wire-to-wire to win the gold medal at the OCAA Golf Championships presented by belairdirect. Tyndall posted rounds of 79, 76 and 80 to win her first OCAA individual gold medal by two strokes after a silver medal performance in 2015. She also had a hole-in-one on the Par 3 seventeenth hole in Round 2. Tyndall and her Georgian teammates earned team silver.
MEN'S RUGBY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sergiu Covriga, Seneca
Second-year back Sergiu Covriga (Unionville) opened the scoring in the ninth minute and ultimately put Seneca ahead for good with his second try in a key 34-26 victory over Conestoga on Oct. 5. Covriga's team-high 10 points were the difference as Seneca kept its post-season ambitions alive with its first victory of the 2017 campaign. These teams meet again Oct. 18 with a berth in the OCAA crossovers likely at stake.
MEN'S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Filipe Vilela, George Brown
First-year forward Filipe Vilela (Toronto) scored thrice in George Brown's 6-1 win over Cambrian on Oct. 6. Vilela scored consecutive goals in the first half to put George Brown up 3-0, then closed the scoring in the 67th minute to seal the hat trick, his second in as many matches. Vilela is the OCAA leader in goals with 10 in seven matches. George Brown faces undefeated Humber on Oct. 11 in a key match-up.
WOMEN'S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Georgia Davies, Sheridan
First-year midfielder Georgia Davies (Georgetown) snatched victory from the hands of stalemate on Oct. 4, scoring in stoppage time to give Sheridan a 1-0 victory over U of T Mississauga. It was a memorable first-ever OCAA goal for Davies, as it gave Sheridan an extra two points in the standings. Offence has been hard to come by for Sheridan this season, but defensively the Bruins are one of the better clubs in the OCAA.
WOMEN'S SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Cassidy Wettlaufer, Conestoga
Fourth-year shortstop Cassidy Wettlaufer (Kitchener) lashed out three extra base hits, and six hits in total in a pair of tough doubleheader losses, increasing her hit streak to six straight games. In a 7-6 loss at Durham on Oct. 3, Wettlaufer went 3-for-5 including a triple, scoring once while driving in one run. Wettlaufer's batting average was .404 as of the Thanksgiving weekend.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Humber won both men's and women's team titles at the OCAA Golf Championships presented by belairdirect. The Hawks also grabbed four individual medals, with Conner Watt (Mississauga) and Cameron Brennan (Erin) winning gold and silver, respectively, in the men's competition, and Sheila McKeen (Ottawa) and Jordon Newlands (Toronto) claiming silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's competition.
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