CIS athletes of the week (#6): Laurier’s Brown, UPEI’s MacMillan honoured

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OTTAWA (CIS) – Soccer players Emily Brown from WilfridLaurier University and Cole MacMillan from the University of PrinceEdward Island are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport female andmale athletes of the week for the period ending Oct. 6, 2013.

Brown, a third-year business major from Waterloo, Ont., explodedfor seven goals in two games over the weekend to climb to secondplace in OUA conference scoring with 11 markers in as many matches.Last Friday, the talented forward accounted for all of the GoldenHawks scoring in a 5-0 win over crosstown rival Waterloo to set aschool record for most goals in a game.

She netted two more onSunday in a 4-0 shutout against Windsor to help the Hawks (6-2-3)move to within two points of first place in the OUA Weststandings.

Melissa Hardy, a cross-country runner from St. Francis Xavier,and soccer players Victoria Muccilli of McGill and Kelti Biggs ofAlberta were also nominated for the women’s award.

MacMillan, a second-year arts student from Stanhope, P.E.I.,found the back of the net in three consecutive contests to lead thePanthers (3-3-3) to their first three wins of the regular season.The 5-foot-11 striker, who finished the three-match set with fivemarkers and a pair of game-winners, scored once last Wednesday in a2-1 upset of third-place Moncton, once more on Saturday in a 2-1defeat of Memorial, and then registered a hat trick on Sunday in a4-0 shutout victory, also against Memorial. Thanks to hisremarkable week, MacMillan moved into first place in AUS scoringwith six goals.

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, a cross-country runner from Laval,and Michal Bandula, a soccer player from Saskatchewan, were theother male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Melissa Hardy, cross country, StFX
RSEQ: Victoria Muccilli, soccer, McGill
OUA: Emily Brown, soccer, Wilfrid Laurier(recipient)
CWUAA: Kelti Biggs, soccer, Alberta

Male nominees:
AUS: Cole MacMillan, soccer, UPEI(recipient)
RSEQ: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, cross country, Laval
OUA: No nominee
CWUAA: Michal Bandula, soccer, Saskatchewan

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