CIS athletes of the week (#19)


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.

Female nominees:

  • AUS: Justine Colley, basketball, Saint Mary’s
  • RSEQ: Roxane Hasseni, volleyball, Sherbrooke (recipient)
  • OUA: Mariah Nunes, basketball, Ryerson
  • CWUAA: Harleen Sidhu, basketball, UBC

Male nominees:

  • 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)