TORONTO - The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Sept. 10.
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MEN'S BASEBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Zev Weisdorf, Fanshawe
Fanshawe second-year infielder Zev Weisdorf (London) had himself a successful weekend at the plate in back-to-back doubleheader sweeps of Seneca and George Brown. Weisdorf knocked out eight hits including a double, driving in four runs while scoring seven times. He also walked twice and stole two bases. Weisdorf got three hits in a game twice, and at least one hit in all four games.
MEN'S RUGBY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Kirk Addai Sarfo, Georgian
Third-year flanker Kirk Addai Sarfo (Bradford) and his Georgian teammates picked up where they left off in 2016 in an overwhelming 92-0 victory over Mohawk on Sept. 10. Addai Sarfo scored three tries, recording the hat trick in his season debut. He had five tries last season as the Grizzlies went 6-0 en route to their first OCAA championship since 1996. Georgian's next match is Sept. 17 at Conestoga.
MEN'S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Daniel Amaya Romero, Fanshawe
Twenty-two different players scored 22 times in the opening eight matches of the OCAA men's soccer regular season, but only one was the lone goal of the match. The Fanshawe Falcons made Daniel Amaya Romero's goal count in a 1-0 win over Niagara. Amaya Romero (London) scored in the 18th minute, and proved to be all Fanshawe required for a key three points in the standings.
WOMEN'S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Megan Simpson, St. Lawrence-Kingston
Fifth-year forward Megan Simpson (Napanee) scored both goals in St. Lawrence's 2-0 win at Centennial on Sept. 9. The match was scoreless for the first 62 minutes until Simpson broke the stalemate. Five minutes later, Simpson added an insurance marker, a goal St. Lawrence ultimately did not need. It's not the first time Simpson has scored multiple goals in a match, scoring twice against Centennial last season.
WOMEN'S SOFTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Olivia Elliott, St. Clair
First-year pitcher Olivia Elliott (Oakville) had a successful debut weekend for the St. Clair Saints, picking up two complete-game victories. In a 13-2 win at Conestoga on Sept. 8, Elliott allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings, striking out five. Against defending OCAA champion Durham on Sept. 10, Elliott allowed no earned runs on five hits and one walk, striking out four.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Durham, Men's Soccer
The Durham Lords handed the Algonquin Thunder their first OCAA regular season loss in seven seasons on Sept. 9, halting a 50-match undefeated streak. Bruce Cullen (Pickering) and Kevin Thibodeau (Pickering) both scored in the opening half, as Durham would not relinquish its 2-0 lead. In a display of solidarity, Durham wore T-shirts in memory of Algonquin's Alex Asmis, who tragically passed away last spring.
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