November 23, 2017
U SPORTS Athletes of the Month: StFX’s Hayfield, Toronto’s Albert honoured for October
U SPORTS TORONTO – 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.
U SPORTS launched the Athlete of the Month award for the 2016-17 season to give outstanding athletes larger recognition for their passion, accomplishments and dedication to sport. From the winners of the U SPORTS Athletes of the Week in a given month, U SPORTS chooses one male and one female male athlete for the monthly title.
The period for October 2017 Athletes of Month runs Monday, Oct.2 – Sunday, Oct. 29.
Full Story on USPORTS.ca.
Oct. 2 – 8: Stephen Anderson, hockey, UNB
Oct. 9 – 15: Phil Vranic, swimming, Guelph
Oct. 16 – 22: Dan Hayfield, soccer, StFX (winner)
Oct. 23 – 29: Mambi Diawara, basketball, Calgary
Oct. 2 – 8: Hailey Lavarias, soccer, Manitoba
Oct. 9 – 15: Meggie Dargis, cross country, McGill
Oct. 16 – 22: Madeline Albert, hockey, Toronto (winner)
Oct. 23 – 29: Savanna Jordan, cross country, Dalhousie
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