UPEI Athletics and Recreation announce Athletes of the Week

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(ISN) – Charlottetown, PEI (September 24, 2014)—The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 15–21 are Lauren Chamberlain, Women’s Rugby; and Adam Lowther, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Lauren Chamberlain, Women’s Rugby; and Adam Lowther, Men’s Soccer

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of September 15–21

Why: Chamberlain, a third-year science student from Fall River, NS scored a try and had seven conversions in the Panthers’ 54–12 rugby win over Saint Mary’s University on Saturday, September 20. As a tight-five player, it is hard to get noticed on the field, but Chamberlain was memorable. Her job as a lock is to tackle and be in rucks; however, she was supporting players on long breakaways, getting around the field, and wrecking havoc. She made it look easy as she successfully converted seven out of eight kicks in unpredictable high winds, with the eighth attempt bouncing off the crossbar.


Lowther, a fifth-year business student from Cavendish, PEI had excellent performances in centre back during the UPEI Men’s Soccer weekend games. Lowther, team captain, led the team both on-and-off the field during the Panthers 2–2 tie against the University of New Brunswick on Friday, and again on Saturday during the team’s 2–0 win over l’Université de Moncton.

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Panther Action this weekend:

Saturday, September 27
1:00 pm (W) Soccer vs. Acadia (@ UPEI)
3:15 pm (M) Soccer vs. Acadia (@ UPEI)

Sunday, September 28
2:00 pm (W) Rugby vs. StFX (@ UPEI)