Marauder rookie gets All-Canadian status


Danielle Boiago (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson, Aerial Promotions)

Danielle Boiago (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson, Aerial Promotions)

Another accolade for Marauder hoops phenom Danielle Boiago, who was named Thursday (March 14) to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Rookie Team.

Boiago adds the laurel to her previously announced Ontario University Athletics West Rookie of the Year honour.

A Hamilton native, Boiago made an impact on McMaster fortunes from the moment she stepped on campus. She averaged 15.3 points per game to rank eighth in the league, chipped in 2.0 assists per game and also grabbed 4.5 rebounds per game, impressive numbers for a guard.

Her 2.4 steals per game ranked seventh in the OUA and her 51 total steals were the second highest in McMaster history. Her 39 three-point field goals in conference play were also the second highest number for a single season in the Marauder record book.

Boiago was named the tournament MVP at the Laval invitational, after leading the Marauders to the tournament championship. She was twice named McMaster’s Female Athlete of the Week, and once was recognized as the OUA Female Athlete of the Week.

Also receiving CIS recognition on the All-Rookie squad was Hamilton’s Jenna Bugiardini, a forward for Victoria. Chosen for the Second Team All-Canadians was Dundas native Jenny Vaughan, a guard for London’s Western Mustangs. From Brock University, St. Catharines native Nicole Rosenkranz was named to the First Team All-Canadians.

Other major CIS award winners included:

Nan Copp Award (player of the year) – Justine Colley, Saint Mary’s.
Defensive player of the year – Miah-Marie Langlois, Windsor.
Kathy Shields Award (rookie of the year) – Mariam Sylla, McGill.
Peter Ennis Award (coach of the year) – Scott Munro, Saint Mary’s.
Sylvia Sweeney Award (basketball, academics and community service) – Alexa McCarthy, Fraser Valley.
Tracy MacLeod Award – Amber Hillis, Wilfrid Laurier