ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#2): UBC soccer stars Dhanda, Mashinchi honoured


OTTAWA (CIS) – Soccer players Jasmin Dhanda and NavidMashinchi, both from the University of British Columbia, are theArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week forthe period ending Sept. 14, 2014.

Dhanda, a second-year kinesiology student from Surrey, B.C.,scored four goals in two contests against the University ofNorthern British Columbia, including both game-winners, as theThunderbirds evened their record to 2-2 in league play thanks to5-0 and 3-0 home wins.

The 5-8 forward, who was named the CanadaWest rookie of the year last season, scored UBC’s first andfifth markers in Saturday’s series opener before netting thefirst two goals in Sunday’s rematch.

Cape Breton soccer player Karolyne Blain, McGill soccer playerAlexandra Tinfow and McMaster rugby player Cindy Nelles were alsonominated for the women’s award.

Mashinchi, a fifth-year business student from Port Moody, B.C.,was in on six on the T-Birds’ eight goals as the reigningtwo-time national champions improved to 4-0 in conference actionthanks to 5-1 and 3-0 victories over visiting UNBC. The 5-foot-9midfielder opened the two-game set on Saturday with a three-assisteffort before adding two goals and one helper, including thegame-winning marker, in Sunday’s shutout win.

St. Francis Xavier cross-country runner Lee Wesselius, UQTRcross-country runner Stephan St-Martin and Guelph soccer playerJustin Springer were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Karolyne Blain, soccer, Cape Breton
RSEQ: Alexandra Tinfow, soccer, McGill
OUA: Cindy Nelles, rugby, McMaster
CWUAA: Jasmin Dhanda, soccer, UBC(recipient)

Male nominees:
AUS: Lee Wesselius, cross country, StFX
RSEQ: Stephan St-Martin, cross country, UQTR
OUA: Justin Springer, soccer, Guelph
CWUAA: Navid Mashinchi, soccer, UBC(recipient)

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