TORONTO – The following have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Jan. 20.
OVERALL MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Alex Reis, Mohawk, Men’s Basketball
Mohawk’s fourth-year forward Reis (Hamilton) scored a game-high 23 points in a key 74-59 win at Fanshawe. Reis shot 7-of-11 from the field. He also contributed seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the victory.
Reis was also chosen the male basketball player of the week.
At 10-2, Mohawk is one game back of the division lead.
OVERALL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brittany MacComish, Nipissing, Women’s Volleyball
Nipissing first-year middle MacComish (Perth Road) flirted with a single-game OCAA record, posting 10 aces in a straight sets win over Sheridan. The OCAA record is 13. She added three kills for a game-high 13 points. The Lakers have won four straight matches.
She also earned women’s volleyball player of the week honours.
MEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
Redeemer, Men’s Basketball
The Redeemer Royals won their sixth game of the season, establishing a school record in men’s basketball. The previous mark of four wins was set in 1997-98 and equalled in 1999-2000.
Third-year forward Calvin Turnbull (Burlington) has earned double-doubles in five straight games.
WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
St. Clair, Women’s Volleyball
The St. Clair Saints tripled their regular season win total in just one road swing, winning at Niagara and Mohawk by identical 3-1 scores. Fourth-year left side Alee Brecka (Windsor) leads the team in points per set averaging 2.5. Ironically, all three of its victories have come away from St. Clair.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Bienka Jones, St. Clair
Second-year guard Bienka Jones (Tecumseh) drained a game-high 27 points in St. Clair’s 80-70 win at Lambton. Jones shot 9-of-17 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. She also contributed six steals, four assists and four rebounds. The Saints have won five of six.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Josh Butler, Sheridan
Second-year right side Josh Butler (London) and his teammates came up with a rare sweep in North Bay, defeating Canadore and Nipissing in straight sets. Butler contributed a total of 27 offensive points in six sets, including 23 kills, three blocks and one ace.