OCAA recognizes Mohawk soccer, Redeemer’s Bokma


OCAA LogovectoreMohawk Mountaineers claim this week’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Team of the Week award.

After dropping their first two matches, Mohawk improved to .500 with home wins over Lambton and St. Clair. Rachelle DeJong (Ancaster) and Shari Leavitt (Mississauga) both scored in back-to-back matches. Mohawk has equaled last season’s win total with four matches remaining.

The Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week award goes to Redeemer Royals’ Jordan Bokma.

The fourth-year defender from Shubenacadie, N.S., had a positive impact on both ends of the pitch in Redeemer’s 2-0 win over Lambton. He not only scored, but he helped preserve the shutout with strong defence.

After going winless last season, Redeemer has won two matches in 2013.

Sheridan Bruin Cecilia Lac receives the Women’s Rugby Athlete of the Week honour.

First-year player Lac (Georgetown) made the most of her OCAA debut on Sept. 22, scoring a pair of tries in Sheridan’s 20-12 victory over Mohawk. It marks the first time Sheridan has passed .500 in the two-year history of the program.

The Bruins were 2-4 last season.

Others OCAA weekly awards went to:

OVERALL MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Carl Williams, Algonquin, Men’s Rugby
First-year flanker Carl Williams (Peterborough) scored a pair of tries as Algonquin defeated reigning OCAA silver medalist Trent 32-7 on the road. Williams has hit pay dirt four times in total, also scoring a pair of tries in Algonquin’s season-opening victory over St. Lawrence-Kingston.

OVERALL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Alexa Georgiou, St. Clair, Women’s Fastball
St. Clair is the lone undefeated team in OCAA women’s fastball at 6-0, thanks in large part to the arm of Alexa Georgiou (Windsor). Georgiou leads the OCAA in wins (four) and strikeouts (33), has a 0.24 ERA, and has walked just two batters in 29 innings of work. All of her wins have been complete games.

MEN’S TEAM OF THE WEEK
Centennial Men’s Soccer
With over half its regular season in the books, Centennial is undefeated through five matches. The Colts survived a road trip to the nation’s capital, edging La Cité 1-0 before tying undefeated Algonquin 1-1. Trevor Samuels (Scarborough) and Mark Tarazhi (Sterling Heights, Mich.) scored goals in these matches.

MEN’S BASEBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Ilija Bozinovski, Durham
Durham’s Ilija Bozinovski (Ajax) has only pitched in one game so far this season, but made the most of his appearance. Bozinovski limited Humber to just three hits over five innings of work, picking up the victory in an 11-1 outcome on Sept. 17. Humber is averaging six runs per game this season.

WOMEN’S FASTBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Alexa Georgiou, St. Clair
St. Clair is the lone undefeated team in OCAA women’s fastball at 6-0, thanks in large part to the arm of Alexa Georgiou (Windsor). Georgiou leads the OCAA in wins (four) and strikeouts (33), has a 0.24 ERA, and has walked just two batters in 29 innings of work. All of her wins have been complete games.

MEN’S RUGBY ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Carl Williams, Algonquin
First-year flanker Carl Williams (Peterborough) scored a pair of tries as Algonquin defeated reigning OCAA silver medalist Trent 32-7 on the road. Williams has hit pay dirt four times in total, also scoring a pair of tries in Algonquin’s season-opening victory over St. Lawrence-Kingston.

WOMEN’S SOCCER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brittney Sero, Durham
Fifth-year midfielder Brittney Sero (Newcastle) scored four goals in two road victories, including a hat-trick in a 5-1 win at Cambrian. Sero has scored six goals in her last three games and is in the hunt for the OCAA scoring title. After losing its opener, Durham has won four straight.