2010 OUA women's field hockey awards and all-stars announced
Photo credit Guelph Athletics
HAMILTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is
pleased to announce the 2010 field hockey major award winners and
All-Stars presented by Harrow Sports.
Guelph Gryphon Brienne Stairs (Kitchener, Ont.) earned the OUA player of the year award. Former First-Team All-Canadian and three-time OUA All-Star, this fourth-year veteran lead OUA in goals scored with 32. The next closest competitor scored 17. Stairs was also named CIS Player of the Year in 2009 and has been a key to the Gryphons success throughout her career.
Alli Nelson (Erin, Ont.) of the Western Mustangs was the recipient of the T. Litzen rookie of the year award. This first-year scored seven goals in her breakout season for the ‘Stangs.
The Gail Wilson Award, given to the player who makes the most outstanding contribution to field hockey, was awarded to Waterloo’s Jessica Lawson (Puslinch, Ont.). This fifth-year veteran for the Warriors served the Kitchener-Waterloo field hockey community in several ways. Lawson was a member of the Warriors Team-Up Youth Outreach Program for the past three years and was asked to design a field hockey specific program where youth can learn skills and tactics of the game. She is also adamant on umpiring and coaching various levels of field hockey within the area including high school and competitive teams of all ages.
Coach of the McGill Martlets, Laurent Fayen, was named the OUA coach of the year. The Martlets finished in sixth place this season with a record of 4-9, an improvement from 2009, where McGill only won two games.
Stairs was named a Harrow Sports OUA All-Star along with three teammates. Sister Tegan Stairs (Kitchener, Ont.) was named an All-Star. The former 2009 rookie of the year lived up to her reputation scoring 11 goals this season, tied for fourth place in OUA. Gryphons Brittany Seidler (Mitchell, Ont.) and Kaye McLagen (Oliver, Ont.) were also named to the All-Star team.
The Toronto Varsity Blues take three All-Star spots. Two-time All-Star Kyesia Oneale (Mississauga, Ont.) was named a CIS Second-Team All-Canadian last year and is named to the All-Star list for the third year in a row. Blues player Hannah Tighe (Penticton, B.C.) holds the same credentials as Oneale, also making this her third consecutive year named an All-Star. Kaelan Watson (Richmond, B.C.) is Toronto’s third All-Star, who scored 10 goals this season, good for seventh in OUA.
Western’s Megan Scraper (West Vancouver, B.C.) scored 12 goals this season which puts her in third place in Ontario. The third-year was named to the 2010 All-Star team.
The York Lions honour Effie Petrou (Oakville, Ont.). The fifth-year has been named to an All-Star team every single year she has played in OUA. She was the lead scorer for the Lions with seven goals and was named a CIS First-Team All-Canadian last season.
McGill and Waterloo also had one athlete each named to the Harrow Sports All-Star team. Warrior Kara Moro (Port Moody, B.C.) was named an All-Star for the second time in her OUA career and tallied 11 goals on the season, good for fourth place. McGill’s Camille St. Cyr (Richmond, B.C.) has been named an All-Star two times previously and scored 10 goals in 2010.
OUA MAJOR AWARD WINNERS AND ALL-STARS
Player of the Year:
Brienne Stairs (Guelph)
Rookie of the Year:
Alli Nelson (Western)
OUA Gail Wilson Award:
Jessica Lawson (Waterloo)
Coach of the Year:
Laurent Fayen (McGill)
Kyesia O'Neale (Toronto)
Effie Petrou (York)
Brienne Stairs (Guelph)
Tegan Stairs (Guelph)
Camille St. Cyr (McGill)
Hannah Tighe (Toronto)
Kaelan Watson (Toronto)
Kaye McLagan (Guelph)
Kara Moro (Waterloo)
Megan Scraper (Western)
Brittany Seidler (Guelph)