HORNS STRIKER NAMED CIS VIA RAIL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
HORNS STRIKER NAMED CIS VIA RAIL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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Travis Grindle
grintw@uleth.ca

September 15, 2004

 
OTTAWA (CIS) - Strikers Ashley Parker, from the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns soccer team, and Simon Richardson, from the Dalhousie University Tigers, are the first Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Via Rail female and male athletes of the week for the 2004-05 season.

Parker, a fourth-year striker from Lethbridge, Alta. tallied four goals and three assists in two games over the weekend, including a hat trick and two helpers in her second outing, as the Pronghorns opened the regular season with 5-2 and 7-1 victories over the University of Regina Cougars.

Richardson, a fourth-year forward from Leeds, U.K. led the charge with a pair of goals in the Tigers' season opener, a 7-0 win over the Universit? de Moncton Aigles Bleus.

Ashley Parker University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Soccer 4th year Lethbridge, Alta.

Fourth-year striker Ashley Parker, from Lethbridge, Alta. opened the Canada West soccer season with a bang in leading the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns to two victories over the visiting University of Regina Cougars. Parker collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 victory, and then exploded for three goals and two helpers in Sunday's 7-1 win.

Parker, who played midfield last season, concentrated on increasing her speed over the summer and her hard work paid off. Her weekend total surpasses her two goals and one helper of a year ago. She gives the Pronghorns an excellent offensive tandem, teaming with Canada West all-star Barb Ariss.

Lethbridge (2-0) hosts the University of Alberta (0-0) on Saturday and the University of Saskatchewan (0-0) on Sunday.

Female nominees:

Atlantic: Kristina Weatherbie (West Covehead, P.E.I.), soccer, UCCB Quebec: Tess Kelly (Beaconsfield, Que.), rugby, McGill Ontario: Jessy Kapitany, soccer, Western Ontario

Simon Richardson Dalhousie University Tigers Soccer 4th year, Management Leeds, U.K.

Fourth-year forward Simon Richardson, from Leeds, U.K. led the charge for the Dalhousie University Tigers in Saturday's 7-0 victory over the visiting Universit? de Moncton Aigles Bleus. In the season opener for both squads, the team captain found the net twice to earn player-of-the-game honours.

Richardson finished second in the AUS and fifth in the country in scoring last season with 11 goals, and was a second team CIS All-Canadian.

Dalhousie (1-0) visits St. Francis Xavier University (1-1) tonight (Wednesday), and hosts 2003 CIS finalist Saint Mary's University (2-0) on Sunday.

Male nominees:

Quebec: no nominee Ontario: Radu Melnic, soccer, Ryerson West: no nominee

For all the CIS news and info, visit: www.universitysport.ca

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty member schools, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 19 National Championships in 11 different sports.

-CIS-

Michel B?langer Communications Manager Canadian Interuniversity Sport Ph : (613) 562-5670 ext. 25 Cell: (613) 447-6334 belanger@universitysport.ca


For more information contact:

Travis Grindle
Athletics Coordinator
Phone: (403) 329-2705
Fax: (403) 329-2709
E-mail: grintw@uleth.ca

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