Shayne Petrusma was a killer for the Niagara Knights.
The fifth-year outside hitter from Bowmanville contributed a game-high 14 kills and 17 points in Niagara’s straight sets victory over Hamilton’s Mohawk Mountaineers, and in so doing earned Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Overall Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending Dec. 9.
Petrusma also added three blocks and five digs to his totals in helping Niagara to record its sixth win of the season, surpassing its overall total of five last year.
Not surprisingly, Petrusma was named Volleyball Player of the Week in the individual sports categories.
The Overall Female Athlete of the Week award went to Shawna Metcalf of the Cambrian women’s volleyball team.
With 12 kills in a straight sets victory over Boreal, the Cambrian fifth-year left side from Azilda became the all-time OCAA career leader in kills with 825.
She will likely become the OCAA all-time points leader by season’s end, needing just 46 points to surpass the current record of 1,120. She was also the women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
The Men’s Team of the Week comes from George Brown volleyball.
With a straight sets win over Georgian, George Brown finished the first half of the regular season with an 8-2 record, a turnaround for a team that had an 8-12 record in 2011-12.
Second-year player Edwin Sheon (Toronto) is among the league leaders averaging 4.0 points per set.
Volleyball was also the sport to take the Women’s Team of the Week honour. Trent got the nod following its 3-1 win over cross-town rival Fleming. Trent takes a 9-1 record heading into the holiday break, good for top spot in the OCAA East region.
Third-year player Sarah Norton (Arnprior) is averaging 3.2 points per set. Trent will be host to the OCAA championship in February.
The men’s basketball Player of the Week is Felix Adjei of Seneca.
The third-year player from Toronto scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double as Seneca defeated Georgian, 77-68.
Adjei is third in OCAA scoring contributing 23.8 points per game. With nine wins, Seneca has surpassed its overall win total of eight in 2011-12.
From women’s basketball, the Player of the Week is Jacklyn Rodgerson from St. Lawrence-Kingston.
The native of Odessa scored 20 points in a 60-51 win over Loyalist, improving St. Lawrence-Kingston’s win streak to six games.
The second-year guard has been strong beyond the arc, totaling 25 three-pointers. The Vikings have righted the ship after going winless in 2011-12.