Charlottetown, PEI (July 18, 2014)ISN —UPEI Women’s Rugby Coach Shannon
Atkins is very pleased to announce that Lauren Sheidow Gordon is joining
the Panthers for 2014–15.
“Lauren is a powerful player that will add strength to the scrum,”
commented Coach Atkins. “It is really important for UPEI to have the top
Island players, like Lauren, playing for us to maintain the competition
level necessary for success.”
The seventeen-year-old daughter of Jeff and Marcia is from Summerside and
recently graduated from Three Oaks Senior High School where she was awarded
“The Heather Moyse Award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics and
Community Involvement,” sponsored by the City of Summerside.
“I am thrilled to be attending UPEI this fall,” commented Sheidow. “Along
with rugby, I made my choice to attend UPEI based on the school’s great
reputation and its quality Faculty of Science program; along with the
wonderful educational and sports facilities and the Celebrating Student
Achievement Scholarship program.”
Sheidow added, “I have a genuine love for the sport of rugby including,
including the physicality, the competiveness, the strategy involved, the
necessary team work required and the long lasting friendships that are
formed as a result of being involved in the sport.”
Sheidow was a member of the TOSH school rugby program for three years, was
selected a league All-Star this spring and helped the Axewomen win the
provincial high school championship. Sheidow was named Co-MVP for TOSH. In
2013/2014, Sheidow was a member of the provincial Under-18 rugby team.
UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman welcomes Sheidow to
the UPEI family. “I have seen Lauren compete for the green and gold, it
will be a pleasure to see her in the green and white! We are pleased to
welcome Lauren to the Panther family of student-athletes. We look forward
to Lauren’s contribution in the classroom, community, and in competition!”
Sheidow has enrolled in the Faculty of Science with interest in studying
Go Panthers Go!