Trio of Marauders chosen all-rookies

Three members of the McMaster Marauders have made Ontario University Athletics 2013 football all-rookies.

Receiver Daniel Vandervoort, defensive end Mark Mackie, and offensive tackle Nicholas Firlit caught the attention of coaches this season. The all-rookie list is designed to identify exceptional freshmen and to give recognition for their outstanding performances. They were selected by OUA coaches through a nomination and vote process.

Mac had a 5-3 season and was eliminated in a conference semi-final.

Receiver Daniel Vandervoort was one of three Marauders on the OUA all-rookie list. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Receiver Daniel Vandervoort was one of three Marauders on the OUA all-rookie list. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

To no one’s surprise, the Carleton Ravens had five players make the list. The Ravens returned to OUA competition in 2013 after a 15 year hiatus. Fielding a mainly first-year squad, the Ravens went 0-8 but their rookies played major minutes and earned valuable game experience.

The Laurier Golden Hawks (1-7) boast three all-rookie athletes. Windsor, Western, Guelph, Queen’s and Waterloo name two athletes to the list, and Toronto, Ottawa and York are represented by a single athlete.

The OUA rookie of the year will be announced on Thursday (Nov. 7).


Leon Cenerini, linebacker, Carleton, La Salle, Man., 5-10/215 lbs.
Kyle Van Wynsberghe, receiver, Carleton, Delhi, 5-11/170 lbs.
Nate Behar, receiver, Carleton, London, 6-0/195 lbs.
Eric Fowler, guard, Carleton, London, 6-3/300 lbs.
Tunde Adeleke, defensive back, Carleton, Ottawa, 5-9/165 lbs.
John Augustine, running back, Guelph, Welland, 5-9/200 lbs.
Orion Edwards, defensive back, Guelph, Newmarket, 5-8/162 lbs.
Daniel Vandervoort, receiver, McMaster, Barrie, 6-2/200 lbs.
Mark Mackie, defensive end , McMaster, London, 6-2/255 lbs.
Nicholas Firlit, offensive tackle, McMaster, Burlington, 6-5/310 lbs.
Nicholas Fairs, fullback, Ottawa, Belleville, 6-0/230 lbs.
Jonah Pataki, running back, Queen’s, Wallaceburg, 5-11/206 lbs.
Zach Sauer, defensive line, Queen’s, Ayr, 6-3/238 lbs.
Daniel Sprukulis, offensive line, Toronto, Oakville, 6-4/300 lbs.
Greg Coffin, fullback, Waterloo, Burlington, 6-0/250 lbs.
Daniel Riehl, defensive back, Waterloo, Hamilton, 6-0/165 lbs.
Matthew McDougall, inside receiver, Western, Belleville, 6-3/192 lbs.
Jesse McNair, free safety, Western London, 5-11/186 lbs.
Kwaku Boateng, defensive line, Laurier, Milton, 6-2/217 lbs.
William Pitt-Doe, defensive back/returner Laurier , Mississauga, 5-9/161 lbs.
Marcus Arkarakas, receiver, Laurier, North York, 6-0/205 lbs.
Brett Boersma, offensive line, Windsor, Camlache, 6-5/285 lbs.
Matthew Gayer, defensive back, Windsor, Leamington, 5-8/190 lbs.
Samir Boulazreg, defensive back, York, Mississauga, 6-0/180 lbs.