BlackBerry CIS athletes of the week (#11): UBC’s Marcelle, Brock’s Abercrombie honoured
OTTAWA (CIS) – UBC volleyball player Shanice Marcelle and Brock hockey player Matt Abercrombie are the BlackBerry Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 21, 2010.
Marcelle, a third-year student from Victoria, averaged a remarkable 5.57 kills per set as she led the Thunderbirds to a pair of convincing road wins over the Manitoba Bisons (4-3), who were ranked first in the nation going into the weekend. Following a straight-set victory on Friday night, the 6-foot outside hitter and member of Team Canada's beach program was almost flawless in a 3-1 triumph on Saturday as she finished with 24 kills and only one error on 41 attacks. UBC (6-2) moved up five spots to No. 1 in this week's CIS Top 10 following the impressive sweep.
UNB swimmer Danielle Losier, Montreal volleyball player Marie-Sophie Nadeau and Toronto hockey player Nicole Kesteris were also nominated for the women's award.
Abercrombie, a first-year student from Sarnia, Ont., racked up six points in two games and also scored in a shootout last weekend to help the Badgers (5-4-4) upset a pair of Top-10 rivals. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound forward tallied a career-high two goals and three assists on Friday in an 8-2 demolition of then-No. 10 Concordia (9-5-0). On Saturday, the high-scoring freshman added one helper and was one of two Brock skaters to score in shootout overtime as the Badgers handed No. 3 McGill (13-0-1) its first loss of the regular season, by a 3-2 score.
UPEI hockey player Matt Carter, Montreal volleyball player Andy Oshima and Trinity Western basketball player Jacob Doerksen were the other male nominees.
AUS: Danielle Losier, swimming, UNB
RSEQ: Marie-Sophie Nadeau, volleyball, Montreal
OUA: Nicole Kesteris, hockey, Toronto
CWUAA: Shanice Marcelle, volleyball, UBC (recipient)
AUS: Matt Carter, hockey, UPEI
RSEQ: Andy Oshima, volleyball, Montreal
OUA: Matt Abercrombie, hockey, Brock (recipient)
CWUAA: Jacob Doerksen, basketball, Trinity Western