Bishop's University: McInerney and Hinshelwood named Athletes of the Week
SHERBROOKE, QC - Kelly McInerney of the Bishop's Gaiters women's soccer team and Louis Hinshelwood of the men's rugby team have been named Provigo Robert Lafond Athletes of the Week.
McInerney, a Whitby, Ontario native was a rock on the back end for the Lady Gaiters this week. Despite the purple and white losing their two games McInerney was stellar. The sports studies student becomes the first two time winner of the award this year having also claimed the prize for the week ending September 16.
"She is a crazy good defender," said head coach Phil Ribaux. "She is the most reliable player on the team in terms of physical effort and mental awareness."
Hinshelwood, a fourth year forward from Kilbride, Ontario was solid for the purple and white as they defeated the Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Wednesday night. At forward, he was instrumental for Bishop's as he led the team with five turnovers and a great defensive effort. Hinshelwood and his teammates played what head coach Bill Robson called the best rugby he has seen out of his troops in five years. Bishop's fell behind 5-0 before scoring 28 unanswered points for a 28-5 victory.
"Louis Hinshelwood was outstanding, tackling and ball carrying, he got it done," said assistant coach Charles Goode. "He set up so much possession for us and stopped so much of theirs."
Both McInerney and Hinshelwood will be back in action on Friday, October 19 on Coulter Field. The women's soccer team (0-8-2) kicks off at 6 p.m. against Concordia (4-3-3). The men's rugby team (4-1) is slated to kickoff against Université de Montreal (1-4) at 8:15 p.m. Follow all Gaiter teams at www.gaiters.ca.
R.J. Lawrence (Men's Lacrosse):Lawrence played the majority of every game for the men's Lacrosse squad who posted a 2-0 league record with wins against Concordia and Trent this week. They also won a game and tied a game in exhibition action over the weekend. He led the defence allowing only 13 shots in four games. He often covered the opposing team's best player shutting them down the majority of the time.
Émy Coiteux (Women's Hockey):Coiteux scored the team's first goal of the season and hit two posts in a Bishop's 2-1 shootout win over NEA Dynamie Estrie. She was a force at both ends of the ice setting up numerous scoring chances for the Polar Bears.
David Haddrall (Football):Haddrall caught eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown and added a field goal and a rouge for the Gaiters. Unfortunately they lost 40-28 to the Sherbrooke Vert et Or in the annual Mayor's Cup game.