Musca strikes for athlete of the week

Smithville native Mireille Musca is the Pioneer Energy Ontario University Athletics Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending Oct. 21.

The rookie striker for RMC scored three goals on the weekend to lead the Paladins soccer team to its first postseason berth since 2007.

The Engineering student netted two goals against Trent on Saturday, including the game winner in a 3-0 victory. She went on to score against Carleton in the final minute of play in a 5-2 loss on Sunday.

The weekly male athlete honour goes to Chris Hemmerich of the Guelph Gryphons golf team.

The third-year team member from Kitchener was sensational capturing the individual men’s title at the OUA golf championships, played at Grey Silo in Waterloo.

The fourth-year Management Economics student was lights out on back-to-back days in tough weather conditions to earn the individual gold medal, firing a two-day total 5-under, 137 (70-67).

He was named an OUA first-team all-star and also helped lead his team to an overall bronze medal.