CIS athletes of the week (#4): Alberta’s Fittes, Laurentian’s Wolfe honoured


Sept. 25, 2013, OTTAWA (CIS) – Alanna Fittes, a rugby player from the University of Alberta, and Ian Wolfe, a soccer player from Laurentian University, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Sept. 22, 2013.

Fittes, a third-year physical education and recreation student from Rimbey, Alta., accounted for over half of her team’s offence last Saturday as the nationally second-ranked Pandas opened the regular season with a dominating 62-17 home win against No. 9 Calgary. The 5-foot-3 junior scored four tries and added six converts in the game to finish with an impressive 32 points. Reigning Canada West champion Alberta (1-0) hits the road this weekend to face UBC (0-1) on Friday and Victoria (1-0) on Sunday.

Caroline McIlroy, a cross-country runner from Memorial, Léa Chastenay-Joseph, a soccer player from Laval, and Ally Evanyshyn, a field hockey player from Toronto, were also nominated for the women’s award.

Wolfe, a second-year sport and physical education major from Orangeville, Ont., provided all of the offence for the Voyageurs in a 2-1 upset win over then No. 1-ranked Carleton, Saturday in Sudbury. The 5-foot-8 forward opened the scoring in the 35th minute and, after the Ravens tied it early in the second half, he tallied the game-winner in the 70th minute of play. Laurentian and Carleton, who are tied for second place in the OUA East with identical 4-1-2 records, face off again on Sunday, this time in Ottawa.

Soccer player Natneal Tecle of StFX, Kenan Morina of Montreal and Paul Clerc of UBC were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:

  • AUS: Caroline McIlroy, cross country, Memorial
  • RSEQ: Léa Chastenay-Joseph, soccer, Laval
  • OUA: Ally Evanyshyn, field hockey, Toronto
  • CWUAA: Alanna Fittes, rugby, Alberta (recipient)

Male nominees:

  • AUS: Natneal Tecle, soccer, St. Francis Xavier
  • RSEQ: Kenan Morina, soccer, Montreal
  • OUA: Ian Wolfe, soccer, Laurentian (recipient)
  • CWUAA: Paul Clerc, soccer, UBC

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