ISN- (FREDERICTON, N.B.) This week’s UNB Varsity Reds and Domino’s Pizza Athletes of the Week are Cassey Mooney from the women’s swim team and Adrian Robertson from the men’s hockey team.
Cassandra (Cassey) Mooney
4th Year, Kinesiology
Mooney had a breakthrough weekend at the AUS Dalhousie Swim Invitational. She had the swim of her life, hitting personal bests in all of her events and making the ‘A’ final (top 6 swimmers) in all breaststroke events. Her time in the 200m breaststroke qualified her for the CIS Championships to be held in Victoria, BC, from February 19-21.
UNB head coach Robin Ferdinand says Mooney shone in the pool this weekend.
“Cassey is an incredibly hard-worker, and all the time she has put into stroke and skill improvements paid off this weekend,” Ferdinand said.
“She executed her 200 breast exactly as planned. The competition was tight with the addition of the strong McGill contingent on top of all of the AUS teams, and she didn’t back down from the competition. It is great for her to get the qualifying time at this point in the season so she can re-evaluate her season goals and continue to work on the little things to make her even faster. She had been a great leader in and out of the pool so far this season and deserves her success!”
3rd Year, Business
The third-year business student racked up one goal and two assists for a three-point weekend with the Varsity Reds, who brought home two wins on the road Friday and Saturday. Robertson had one assist in Friday night’s 5-2 win over AUS top-ranked SMU. In Saturday’s 3-2 victory over StFX, Robertson posted an early assist and scored the game-winner in overtime.
UNB associate coach Rob Hennigar says Robertson’s contribution to the weekend’s success can be attributed to more than just his play on the ice and started long before Friday’s puck drop.
“Adrian had a very successful week, starting with the prestigious award he received from the Governor General at Rideau Hall. He was very important in the week of practices leading up to the weekend versus SMU and StFX, and I thought he was exceptional on the weekend where he was rewarded with an OT winner Saturday night,” Hennigar said.
“Adrian is a calming influence for our team and takes pride in whatever he does. It’s nice to see him get rewarded with the OT winner, because he prides himself on his defensive game and sometimes those things go unnoticed.”