Golfers Dominate Ontario Colleges Athletes Of The Week
October 9, 2012
TORONTO – The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Oct. 7.
OVERALL MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Colton Kalkanis, Georgian, Men’s Golf
Georgian’s Colton Kalkanis (Hillsdale) shot a three-over 213 at the 54-hole 2012 OCAA Golf Championships, winning the men’s individual title by two strokes. Kalkanis was the clubhouse leader from beginning to end with rounds of 70-71-72. Kalkanis becomes the first Georgian men’s golfer to win an OCAA gold medal since 1999.
OVERALL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Tiffany Albath, Durham, Women’s Golf
Durham’s Tiffany Albath (Bad Marienberg, Germany) shot a tournament-best 74 in the final round of the 2012 OCAA Golf Championships, winning her second straight women’s individual title by 12 strokes. Albath becomes just the third OCAA women’s golfer to repeat, and the fifth to win three individual medals.
MEN’S TEAMS OF THE WEEK
Humber, Men’s Golf
Led by two-time bronze medalist Alex Dumais (Caledon), Humber won its seventh consecutive OCAA men’s golf team title, edging runner-up Georgian by just three strokes. It marks the longest active championship streak in the OCAA, one behind Mohawk’s record eight straight women’s cross country titles from 1981-88.
Fanshawe, Men’s Golf
The Fanshawe Falcons won their first OCAA golf championship in eight seasons, winning the Division II men’s team title by 30 strokes over St. Lawrence-Brockville. Corey Nathan (Sarnia) was the top Falcon at the 54-hole championship, shooting 11-over par. Nathan shot a one-over 71 in the second round.
WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
St. Clair, Women’s Golf
Led by individual silver and bronze medalists Heather MacKenzie (Essex) and Ashley Unrau (St. Thomas), St. Clair won its first-ever OCAA golf championship, winning the women’s team title by four strokes over two-time defending champion Durham. Jordan Schatz (LaSalle) also contributed to the historic banner.
WOMEN’S FASTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Sydney Kozuska, Durham
First-year catcher Sydney Kozuska (St. Albert, Alta.) was a key player in Durham’s doubleheader sweep of Conestoga, going a combined 5-for-6 with three runs scored while driving in three. Durham won both games by a combined score of 22-3, winning the season series against Conestoga 3-0.
MEN’S RUGBY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
James Shanly, Sheridan
The Sheridan Bruins made history with their first-ever OCAA men’s rugby victory, 19-15 over Mohawk. James Shanly (Mississauga) powered his way through a pair of would-be tacklers late in the match to score the winning try as the Bruins battled back from a 10-point deficit.
WOMEN’S RUGBY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Courtney Ross, Sheridan
The Sheridan Bruins made history with their first-ever OCAA women’s rugby victory, a 22-10 decision over Mohawk. Courtney Ross (Whitby) contributed a pair of tries in the win. Ross now has three tries on the season. The win ended a three-game losing streak.
MEN’S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brett Fair, Fleming
With Fleming facing a must-win situation to keep its post-season hopes alive, Brett Fair (Whitby) scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 victory over St. Lawrence-Kingston, vaulting the Knights into the sixth and final playoff spot in the OCAA East. Fleming will clinch the final playoff berth if La Cite cannot defeat crosstown rival Algonquin.
WOMEN’S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brittany Szcerbakow, Humber
In a match featuring a pair of teams with identical 6-0-0 records, fifth-year forward Brittany Szcerbakow (Mississauga) scored the lone goal in Humber’s 1-0 win over Sheridan. Humber is now undefeated in 65 consecutive regular season matches. Szcerbakow has scored in three straight games.
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