November 7, 2012, EDMONTON, AB – UBC field hockey championship MVP Hannah Haughn and Saskatchewan volleyball student-athlete Bryan Fraser are Canada West Athletes of the Week.
FEMALE: #11 Hannah Haughn, UBC (field hockey)
UBC field hockey player Hannah Haughn capped off a dream rookie season by leading the Thunderbirds to their 14th national championship.
After UBC beat Toronto 3-0 in the CIS final, Haughn was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. She didn’t score a goal for UBC over the five-game event, but she was clearly one of the main catalysts for the T-Bird offence. Haughn used her speed and fancy stick work to create turnovers. She used these same skills to attack opposing defences and find open teammates for good scoring chances.
A perfect example would be UBC’s 5-0 round-robin victory over Guelph. Haughn set up the first two goals of the game, both scored by Kate Gills, and was also the player who drew the penalty stroke call that led to the team’s fourth goal.
Haughn began the CIS tournament by being named the winner of the Joyce Slipp Award as the nation’s rookie of the year. She was also selected as a Second Team CIS All-Canadian.
MALE: #1 Bryan Fraser, Saskatchewan (volleyball)
University of Saskatchewan Huskie Bryan Fraser helped his team to a weekend sweep over the UBC Okanagan Heat with 28 kills and 18 digs.
Fraser, a fourth-year Saskatoon native, recorded a match-high 17 kills, 14 digs and two block assists in Friday’s 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-22) in Kelowna. A night later, the left side added another 11 kills, two service aces and four digs in a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19).
Fraser and the No. 8 Huskies return home to host the No. 7 UBC Thunderbirds Friday and Saturday at the PAC.
Next Athletes of the Week: Tuesday, November 13