October 23, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) — UPEI Athletics and Recreation announced the UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of October 14–20.

UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. Some of UPEI’s Athletes of the Week also receive greater recognition through Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport mentions.

Eliza MacLauchlan, Field Hockey


UPEI Panther Athlete of the Week for the week of October 14–20

A fourth-year arts student from Charlottetown, Eliza MacLauchlan led the field hockey team on the pitch this past weekend to a third-place finish in the Maritime Field Hockey League. MacLauchlan scored four of the team’s 14 goals against UNB in round-robin play. She created and setup many scoring opportunities with her speed and gritty determination in the circle. At the end of the weekend’s playoffs, MacLauchlan was recognized as the league’s “Most Outstanding Player,” recognizing her achievements on the pitch, in the classroom, and in the community.

Zachary Laustsen, Swimming

ZLaustsen 2013

UPEI Panther Athlete of the Week for the week of October 14–20

A second-year arts student from Lower Sackville, NS, Zachary Laustsen picked up a bronze medal in the 100 m fly event at the Amby Leger Invitational at UNB. Laustsen followed up with a sixth-place finish in the 200 m fly event.

MacLauchlan and Laustsen will be recognized at this week’s UPEI Athletes of the Week Celebration on Thursday, October 24 at 12:45 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall. All are welcome.

Go Panthers Go!