by Michel Bélanger
February 5, 2014, OTTAWA (ISN) – Roxane Hasseni, a volleyball player from the University of Sherbrooke, and Andrew Bailey, a hockey player from the University of Saskatchewan, are the CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending February 2, 2014.
Hasseni, a third-year political science student from Paris, France, averaged a remarkable 4.9 kills per set as she helped the Vert & Or qualify for the playoffs with a pair of key wins on the final weekend of the RSEQ regular schedule.
The 6-foot middle led all players on the court in kills and points in both games, racking up 16 kills and 21.5 points Friday night in a four-set victory against nationally tenth-ranked Laval and following up with a monstrous 23-kill, 28-point performance on Sunday in a 3-1 success over McGill. Sherbrooke and McGill ended league play with identical 10-9 records but the Vert & Or earned the third and final RSEQ post-season berth thanks to Sunday’s head-to-head win.
Basketball players Justine Colley of Saint Mary’s, Mariah Nunes of Ryerson and Harleen Sidhu of UBC were also nominated for the women’s award.
Bailey, a fourth-year business student from Hazlet, Sask., exploded for five goals and eight points as the Huskies (14-9-1) registered an impressive sweep against the Calgary Dinos (20-2-2), who entered the two-game set as the top-ranked team in the country and had not suffered a single regulation loss in their first 22 conference outings.
The 5-foot-9 forward scored a hat-trick Friday in a 4-3 win, including a pair in the third period as Saskatchewan overcame a 3-1 deficit, and added two goals and three assists the following night in a 10-2 rout. Bailey, who finished the weekend with a +8 mark, upped his season totals to 12 goals and 25 points in 24 contests.
Hockey players Éric Faille of Moncton and Ken Peroff of Guelph were the other male nominees.
- AUS: Justine Colley, basketball, Saint Mary’s
- RSEQ: Roxane Hasseni, volleyball, Sherbrooke (recipient)
- OUA: Mariah Nunes, basketball, Ryerson
- CWUAA: Harleen Sidhu, basketball, UBC
- AUS: Éric Faille, hockey, Moncton
- RSEQ: Conference winner from a non-CIS sport (alpine skiing)
- OUA: Ken Peroff, hockey, Guelph
- CWUAA: Andrew Bailey, hockey, Saskatchewan (recipient)