Nov 12, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – Joëlle Gosselin, a soccer player fromLaval University, and Ross Proudfoot, a cross country runner fromthe University of Guelph, are the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS femaleand male athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 9,2014.

Gosselin, a first-year international and modern languagesstudent from Quebec City, was named tournament MVP at the CISchampionship held in her hometown after she helped the host Rougeet Or become the first RSEQ program to capture the Gladys BeanMemorial Trophy, on Sunday.

The freshman striker scored theequalizer in the 88th minute in the opening round as Laval surviveda scare to edge Western in a shootout, was named her team’splayer of the game in a 3-0 semifinal win over Fraser Valley andthen exploded with a hat-trick, including the game-winner, in aresounding 5-0 gold-medal victory over two-time defending championTrinity Western, once again claiming game-MVP honours. Gosselin wasthe top scorer at the competition with four goals.

Basketball players Kiley DeLong of UNB, Jylisa Williams ofLakehead and Kris Young of UBC were also nominated for thewomen’s award.

Proudfoot, a fifth-year human kinetics student from Sudbury,Ont., wrapped up his stellar university career in style lastSaturday when he claimed the individual gold medal and guided theGuelph men to their remarkable ninth straight team banner at theCIS championships in St. John’s. In extremely challengingweather conditions, the senior topped a field of 124 competitorsthanks to his time of 33:47.2 on 10 kilometres and helped theGryphons finish first in the team standings with an impressive76-point lead over Victoria (27 vs. 103). Proudfoot, a former CISrookie of the year and silver medallist in 2012, became the secondrunner in Guelph history to end his career as a first-teamall-Canadian and national team champion in each of his fiveuniversity seasons.

UPEI soccer player Jared Murphy, Laval cross country runnerCharles Philibert-Thiboutot and Calgary hockey player Kris Lazarukwere the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Kiley DeLong, basketball, UNB
RSEQ: Joëlle Gosselin, soccer, Laval(recipient)
OUA: Jylisa Williams, basketball, Lakehead
CWUAA: Kris Young, basketball, UBC

Male nominees:
AUS: Jared Murphy soccer, UPEI
RSEQ: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, cross country, Laval
OUA: Ross Proudfoot, cross country, Guelph(recipient)
CWUAA: Kris Lazaruk, hockey, Calgary

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