BlackBerry CIS athletes of the week: TWUs Funk, Lavals Moreau honoured
OTTAWA (CIS) – Soccer players Kristen Funk of Trinity
Western and Gabriel Moreau of Laval are the BlackBerry Canadian
Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the
period ending Nov. 15, 2009.
Funk, a second-year human kinetics student from Calgary, allowed only one goal in three games and had a pair of shootout markers as she led the Spartans to their second consecutive CIS women’s soccer national title, in Toronto. After she kicked off the competition with a 1-0 shutout of UPEI, the 5-foot-6 sophomore, who was named the all-tournament goalkeeper, was brilliant in back-to-back shootout wins over Queen’s, 2-1, and Montreal, 1-0, both times opening the penalty kicks session with Trinity Western’s first goal and following up with a game-winning save. In two appearances at the CIS championship, Funk has a perfect 6-0 record including five whitewashes and three shootout victories.
Acadia basketball player Keisha Brown, Montreal soccer player Émilie Mercier and Toronto cross country runner Megan Brown were also nominated for the women’s award.
Moreau, a second-year sciences student from St-Hyacinthe, Que., was named tournament MVP at the CIS men’s soccer championship in Langley, B.C., after he scored three goals in three games to lead the Rouge et Or to the first national title in program history. The second-team all-Canadian striker tallied twice in a 3-1 quarter-final victory over UPEI and had the equalizer in the gold-medal final as Laval overcame a 2-0 deficit to edge QSSF rival McGill 3-2.
Saint Mary’s hockey player Neil Conway and cross country runners Matt Brunsting of Guelph and Kelly Wiebe of Regina were the other male nominees.
AUS: Keisha Brown, basketball, Acadia
QSSF: Émilie Mercier, soccer, Montreal
OUA: Megan Brown, cross country, Toronto
Canada West: Kristen Funk, soccer Trinity Western (recipient)
AUS: Neil Conway, hockey, Saint Mary’s
QSSF: Gabriel Moreau, soccer, Laval (recipient)
OUA: Matt Brunsting, cross country, Guelph
Canada West: Kelly Wiebe, cross country, Regina