Nelles, Vandervoort Mac’s athletes of the week


Rugby and football hold the spotlight for this week’s McMaster Marauders Pita Pit Athletes of the week.

headshot_1_Cindy NellesThanks to Cindy Nelles game-high 24 points the women’s rugby team evened its Ontario University Athletics conference record at 1-1.

Nelles, captain of the squad, had four tries and two converts as the Marauders white-washed the Trent Excalibur 41-0 on Sept. 15.

Claiming the male award was Daniel Vandervoort.

headshot_1_Dan VandervoortThe rookie receiver enjoyed another exceptional outing in McMaster’s 41-27 victory over York on Sept. 14, catching five passes for three touchdowns and 117 yards.

Through four games, the first-year native of Barrie, ON sits third in OUA football in receiving yards (398) and touchdown receptions (five).