UPEI Athletics and Recreation announce Athletes of the Week—October 13–19
Charlottetown, PEI (October 21, 2014)—The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of October 13–19 are Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order 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: Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer
What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week
When: Week of October 13–19
a third-year business student from Stratford, PEI, was instrumental in helping UPEI reach the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championship this past weekend. Koughan was dominant in many aspects of the game; playing post on defensive corners, she prevented many potential goals from being scored. Koughan controlled the ball and play from the sweeper position, and played with such poise and control that she settled the whole team down by her decision-making ball distribution, which led to numerous scoring opportunities as a result. She scored one of the penalty shot goals during UPEI’s 2-1 overtime semi-final win over Saint Mary’s University. Koughan was also selected an AUS league all-star.
a fifth-year business student from Charlottetown, PEI, led the UPEI Men’s Soccer Panthers to two ties over the weekend, despite fighting off an illness. In the 3–3 tie against UNB on Friday evening, Murphy was a game-time roster decision, but had one of his best performances of the season, scoring late to force the tie, and had two assists on the other Panther goals. In Saturday’s 1–1 tie against Dalhousie University, Murphy set up his team’s lone goal.