ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#6): TWU’s King, Laval’s Philibert-Thiboutot honoured

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Oct 15, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – Jessica King, a soccer player from TrinityWestern University, and Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, across-country runner from Laval University, are the ArcelorMittalDofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the periodending Oct. 12, 2014.

King, a fifth-year psychology major from Liverpool, England, scoredboth game-winning goals as the nationally top-ranked Spartans(9-0-1) remained undefeated in conference play thanks to a 1-0victory over No.

4 Victoria and a 3-0 shutout against archrivalUBC. The talented midfielder tallied the only goal of the game inthe 68th minute last Friday night against the previously undefeatedVikes, and opened the scoring in the 28th minute ofSaturday’s win over the Thunderbirds. King is currently tiedatop the Canada West scoring leaders list with 10 markers,including a league-leading six game-winners.

Cross-country runners Ellen Chappell of Dalhousie and Jullien Flynnof McGill, as well as Windsor soccer and hockey player KrystinLawrence were also nominated for the women’s award.

Philibert-Thiboutot, a first-year public relations student fromQuebec City in his fifth-year of eligibility, dominated a field of100 competitors at the AUS-RSEQ interlock meet in Antigonish, N.S.,on Saturday. The 2013 CIS bronze medallist completed theeight-kilometre course in 25 minutes 17.37 seconds to beat hisclosest rival, teammate Benjamin Raymond, by almost 20 seconds. Itwas the first university race of the season forPhilibert-Thiboutot, who wrapped up his outdoor track and fieldcampaign at the Continental Cup in Morocco in late September.

Moncton hockey player Pier-Antoine Dion, UOIT hockey player BrendanO’Neill and Fraser Valley soccer player Colton O’Neillwere the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Ellen Chappell, cross country, Dalhousie
RSEQ: Jullien Flynn, cross country, McGill
OUA: Krystin Lawrence, soccer/hockey, Windsor
CWUAA: Jessica King, soccer, Trinity Western(recipient)

Male nominees:
AUS: Pier-Antoine Dion, hockey, Moncton
RSEQ: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, cross country, Laval(recipient)
OUA: Brendan O’Neill, hockey, UOIT
CWUAA: Colton O’Neill, soccer, Fraser Valley

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