ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#4): Laval’s Latraverse, Calgary’s Curran honoured

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Oct 01, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – Frédérique Latraverse, a cross-country runner from Laval University, and Kodie Curran, a hockey player from the University of Calgary, are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Sept. 28, 2014.

Latraverse, a second-year nutrition student from Ville-Marie, Que., was crowned individual champion and led the Laval women to the team title at the Vert & Or Invitational, last Saturday in Sherbrooke. The 21-year-old sophomore, who was sidelined with a series of injuries a year ago in her rookie season, completed the six-kilometre race in 21:46.03 to finish seven seconds ahead of UQTR’s Sarah Bergeron-Larouche, the reigning RSEQ overall champion. Her performance helped the Rouge et Or (50 points) edge McGill (53) and host Sherbrooke (56) in the tight team standings.

Memorial soccer player Emily Bailey, Queen’s rugby player Laura McEwen and Manitoba soccer player Bruna Mavignier were also nominated for the women’s award.

Curran, a fifth-year arts student from Calgary, had back-to-back three-point performances as the nationally second-ranked Dinos opened their Canada West schedule with a two-game sweep against visiting Manitoba. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defenceman tallied a goal and two assists in each win, 6-1 last Friday and 4-1 the following night. Curran had just two practices with the Dinos under his belt prior to the doubleheader after returning from the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie camp in Florida.

Soccer players Cooper Coats of Acadia, Armel Dagrou of UQAM and Nirun Sivananthan of Toronto were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Emily Bailey, soccer, Memorial
RSEQ: Frédérique Latraverse, cross country, Laval (recipient)
OUA: Lauren McEwen, rugby, Queen’s
CWUAA: Bruna Mavignier, soccer, Manitoba

Male nominees:
AUS: Cooper Coats, soccer, Acadia
RSEQ: Armel Dagrou, soccer, UQAM
OUA: Nirun Sivananthan, soccer, Toronto
CWUAA: Kodie Curran, hockey, Calgary (recipient)

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest producer of flat carbon steel and is part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, ON, our more than 5,000 employees are dedicated to being world class as we strive to transform tomorrow with lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel. For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world. ArcelorMittal has a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.

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