Rugby (W) news
Three McGill teams are listed among the first CIS Top national rankings released Tuesday, including both soccer squads and the women's rugby team.
Brianna Miller of Pte. Claire, Que., scored 26 points and Krista Dunn of New Glascow, N.S., had three tries as the visiting McGill Martlets skunked Sherbrooke 71-0 in their Quebec university women's rugby opener, Saturday.
Tristan Renaud-Tremblay of Montreal and Brianna Miller of Pte. Claire, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending Sept. 4, 2011.
Brianna Miller, a sophomore fullback from Pte. Claire, Que., scored two tries as the visiting McGill women's rugby team opened their 2011 schedule with a 22-15 preseason victory over Queen's at Frank Tindall Field, Saturday.
Former McGill rugby star Julianne Zussman is back in the game. And there's no better feeling, especially when she not only celebrated a win for Camada, but also hit the scoresheet by notching her second career try and kicking two converts.
Maria Jaworski, a McGill University graduate and former member of the women's rugby team, has been named by Rugby Canada as part of the Canadian senior squad that will be competing at the Nations Cup tournament at Appleby College in Oakville, Ont., Aug. 2-13 and will feature national teams from Canada, USA, England and South Africa.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
Amandra Mongeon of the McGill Martlets has earned CIS all-Canadian honours in women's rugby. The 24-year-old physiology senior from Ile-Bizard, Que., better known as "Mandy", plays primarily at the No.8 position and scored three tries in six games.
Brianna Miller of the McGill Martlets has been voted rookie of the year in the Quebec University Rugby League. The 19-year-old physical and health education freshman from Pte. Claire, Que., was one of three McGill players named to the QURL all-star team, along with eight-man Mandy Mongeon of Ile Bizard, Que., and fullback Briana Yerbury of Montreal.
Fullback Brianna Miller, a freshman from Pte. Claire, Que., tallied a pair of tries as the McGill women's rugby team closed out the regular season with a 28-12 victory over visiting Ottawa Gee-Gees in Quebec University Rugby League play at McEwen Field, Wednesday. The result clinched third-place for McGill in the six-team conference.
A 23-point performance by Brianna Miller of Pte. Claire, Que., led the McGill Martlets to a 65-0 win over Bishop's in Quebec University Rugby League action at Coulter Field, Wednesday. The freshman fullback scored three tries and added four conversions as the Martlets evened their record at 2-2 and moved into a three-way tie for third place with a pair of games remaining before playoffs.
The McGill women's cross-country running team have joined the Martlets soccer squad in the weekly Blackberry-CIS Top 10 rankings of the season.
McGill stormed out to a 6-0 lead thanks to two penalty kicks by Stephanie Lynam of Beaconsfield, Que., but the Ottawa Gee-Gees women's rugby team rallied for a late 7-6 victory.
Both McGill soccer teams find themselves in the Blackberry-CIS Top 10 national rankings this week. Despite winning both of their league games to date, the Redmen slipped one spot to No.3, just beind Toronto, a team that was defeated by McGill in preseason play. On the women's side, the Martlets have moved up a spot to No.5 in he national Top 10.