Dan Hayfield from the StFX X-Men and Madeline Albert of the Toronto Varsity Blues are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Month for October 2017.
Hayfield, a third-year striker from Exeter, U.K.., recorded a point in each of the five games played in October, highlighted by a two-goal, one-assist performance in a 4-0 victory on Oct.21 against the Mount Allison Mounties. Recently honoured as the U SPORTS men’s soccer Player of the Year, Hayfield went on to record seven points over the five-game span.
Albert, a rookie goaltender from Whitby, Ont., registered back-to-back shutouts and a trio of wins, en route to .977 save-percentage in the month of October. Through the three games, the first-year player managed to stop 84 of 86 shots against, including turning aside 51 straight shots in one weekend, leading the Varsity Blues to 7-0 and 2-0 victories over York and Laurier.