Miller and Klares named McGill athletes of the week
Brianna Millerof Pte. Claire, Que., and Richie Klaresof Warrenton, Virginia, are the McGill University athletes of the week, sponsored by Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill, for the period ending Sept. 9, 2012.
Miller, a 5-foot-5 fly-half on the women's rugby team, amassed 31 points as visiting McGill opened regular season play in the RSEQ women's university rugby conference by crushing Carleton 71-5, Sunday. The 21-year-old physical and health education junior tallied three tries and eight conversions. Before enrolling at McGill in 2010, she played for John Abbott College.
Klares, a 5-foot-9 attacker on the men's lacrosse club, scored four goals in two victories as the Redmen opened regular season play with a pair of come-from-behind road decisions over Trent and Queen's last weekend. The 17-year-old science freshman netted a hat-trick, including the game-winner with 2:25 remaining as McGill rallied from a three-goal deficit to edge Trent 10-9 at Kingston, Ont., Saturday. Klares sparked the rally with a goal just 35 seconds into the second half, then scoring at 10:33 of the final quarter, narrowing the gap to 9-8 and struck for his third marker seven minutes later to break a 9-9 tie. He also tallied once in a 13-10 win at Queen's on Sunday. He is a product of Kettle Run high school in Virginia.
Both athletes will receive a gift certificate from Ye Olde Orchard Pub.