ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS athletes of the week (#7): Ottawa’s Patrinos, Alberta’s Barnes honoured


OTTAWA (CIS) – Irene Patrinos, a rugby player from the University of Ottawa, and Ryley Barnes, a volleyball player from the University of Alberta, are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Oct. 19, 2014.

Patrinos, a fourth-year science student from Mississauga, Ont., tallied a game-high 18 points to lead the undefeated Gee-Gees (8-0) to a 38-20 over McGill in Saturday’s RSEQ semifinal played in Ottawa. The senior fullback scored the first nine points of the match on penalty goals and was perfect on her first five kicks on the afternoon. Nationally fifth-ranked Ottawa is now set to host the RSEQ championship final against No. 8 Concordia (6-2) Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

StFX hockey and rugby player Jenna Downey, McMaster rugby player Cindy Nelles and Manitoba hockey player Alanna Sharman were also nominated for the women’s award.

Barnes, a third-year physical education and recreation student from St. Paul, Alta., led all players in kills and points in both contests as the top-ranked Golden Bears (4-0) earned a weekend sweep on the road against the Saskatchewan Huskies, who were ranked seventh in the nation going into the two-game series. The 6-foot-6 left side, who finished the doubleheader with a spectacular .449 attack percentage, racked up 12 kills and 14 points in Friday’s straight-set win and was even better on Saturday with 17 kills and 18 points in another 3-0 victory. Barnes also added three service aces and 10 digs on the weekend.

UNB hockey player Matt Boudens, UQAM soccer player Simon-Pierre Côté-Kougnima and UOIT soccer player Travis Martin were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Jenna Downey, hockey & rugby, StFX
RSEQ: Irene Patrinos, rugby, Ottawa (recipient)
OUA: Cindy Nelles, rugby, McMaster
CWUAA: Alanna Sharman, hockey, Manitoba

Male nominees:
AUS: Matt Boudens, hockey, UNB
RSEQ: Simon-Pierre Côté-Kougnima, soccer, UQAM
OUA: Travis Martin, soccer, UOIT
CWUAA: Ryley Barnes, volleyball, Alberta (recipient)

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