Mac’s Ferguson made big impact in just five games


Marauder scrum half and captain Andrew Ferguson was named as Ontario University Athletics most valuable rugby player on Thursday (Nov. 14), while head coach Phil White was recognized as the Coach of the Year.

(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

This season Ferguson led the Marauders to a fourth-place finish and in the process scored a team-high 38 points in the regular season, with one try, nine converts and five penalty goals in just five games played. Thursday’s announcement marked Ferguson’s fourth appearance as an OUA all-star.

White’s selection as the conference’s coach of the year is his fifth such honour and comes in his final season at the helm. White served as McMaster’s head coach for 24 years.

Meanwhile, three other members of the Marauder team were included among the all-stars. Mike Paris garnered his second all-star nod, having been recognized a year ago, while Jamie Leveridge and Richard Ormrod were first-time honourees.

OUA MAJOR AWARDS

Most Valuable Player – Andrew Ferguson – McMaster
Rookie of the Year – Lucas Rumball – Queen’s
Trillium Award (Best all around player) – James Ojo – Western
Coach of the Year – Phil White – McMaster

OUA ALL-STARS

Brendan Sloan, Queen’s
Lucas Rumball, Queen’s
Andrew Carr, Queen’s
Brendan McGovern, Queen’s
David Worsely, Queen’s
Graham Turner, Queen’s
Graeme Mahar, Guelph
Lukas Gillham, Guelph
Eric Charest, Guelph
Jeremy Wright, Guelph
Bryan Boville, Guelph
Mike Turnbull, Western
Rory Tomlinson, Western
Geoff Wharburton, Western
Ade James Ojo, Western
Mike Penzack, Western
Jamie Leveridge, McMaster
Mike Paris, McMaster
Andrew Ferguson, McMaster
Rich Ormond, McMaster
Brandon Marsden, Brock
Reece Hummel, Brock
Connor Fitzsimmons, Brock
Matt Mufandaedza, Brock
Alex Pedjase, Waterloo
Charlie Feht, Waterloo
Matt Courtney, RMC
Aaron Barry, RMC
Rhys Davies, RMC
Brandon Gilbert, Laurier
Andrew Thompson, Laurier
Tomas Larouche, Laurier