By Andy Veilleux
Male athletes of the week
Voyageurs basketball player Isiah Pasquale has been named male athlete of the week ending on Nov. 21.
Pasquale, a fourth year English student, had a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds Friday against Wilfrid Laurier,
Pasquale also added twelve points and seven rebounds Saturday against Waterloo.
Voyageurs basketball player Mike Hull has been named male athlete of the week ending on Nov. 14.
Hull, a fourth year History student, had a strong weekend for the Voyageurs in which he put up 22 points against McMaster and 11 points against Lakehead.
Female athletes of the week
Lady Vees basketball player Lisa Furchner has been named female athlete of the week ending on Nov. 21.
Furchner, a Concurrent Education student, posted a double double with 22 rebounds, and 23 points against Wilfrid Laurier on Friday.
Furchner put up 26 points and nine rebounds Saturday against Waterloo.
Aqua Vees swimmer Jennifer Piper has been named female athlete of the week ending on Nov. 14.
Piper, a third year Nursing student, swam in two CIS qualifying performances.
She won a silver medal in the 100 meter freestyle, before finishing fourth place in the 100 meter butterfly at the Campbell Divisional Championships.
Piper also placed fourth in the 50 meter.
X-country runners compete in nationals
Lady Vees cross-country runners Emma Tallman and Gracie Tetslaff competed at the CIS Cross-Country Championships last weekend placing 42nd and 59th respectively.
The competition was held at Sherbrooke Golf Course in Quebec.
Tallman placed 18th out of the OUA runners, while Tetzlaff placed 24th.
Tallman ran the race in 19:42 and Tetzlaff completed it in 20:01.
Head coach Dick Moss was impressed with the runners.
“Emma and Gracie made significant improvements over last year’s race and I’m very pleased with their progression,” he says.
“The course was a beast, but both girls adapted well and laid down excellent races.”
The coach confirmed both runners would be back next season.
Aqua Vees off to strong start
The initial rankings are in, and they are good news for Laurentian’s Aqua Vees.
The team is ranked 10th place nationally, following a strong showing at the divisional finals in Toronto last weekend.
Jennifer Piper and Emily Jones have both qualified for the CIS championships due to their strong performance.
The men and women ranked fourth in the weekend tournament.
Coach Phil Parker was happy with the weekend.
“It was a great weekend of racing here at U of T this weekend,” he says.
Parker was impressed when his team obtained national ranking after their first meet.
“They have been working very hard since early September and for them to crack the top 10 in the first rankings of the season is great.”
Some members of the team will compete in the Canada Cup this weekend in Toronto.
(Editor’s note: We did not have room to fit this article in the paper, so we decided to publish it online. Enjoy!)