Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their achievements and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Carolina Del Santo and Owen Headrick, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for November 12 to 18.
Carolina Del Santo is a third-year science student from Barcelona, Spain and a centre on the UPEI Women's Basketball team. Del Santo had a stellar weekend in the Panthers' back-to-back wins over Saint Mary's University, tallying up 19 points, 26 rebounds, and six blocks. "Carolina was pivotal in the team's two grind-it-out wins versus SMU at home this weekend," said coach Matt Gamblin. "Last year's defensive player of the year and rebounding leader has picked up where she left off in the AUS. She was a huge presence inside, blocking shots, but changing many others as well."
Owen Headrick is a first-year arts student from Garden River, Ontario and a rookie defenceman on the UPEI Men's Hockey team. Headrick scored a goal and notched an assist in the Panthers 5–3 win over St. Francis Xavier University. "Owen has been adjusting well to our league," said coach Forbes MacPherson. "He has a steady and calming influence to our defensive core, especially for a first-year player. It is nice to see him get rewarded offensively. He has high-end skill, and is a player we will continue to lean on!"
Panthers at Home, November 23–25
Coach MacPherson will get two more chances to lean on Headrick's defensive skills as the Panthers play a pair of home games this coming weekend. UPEI Men's Hockey hosts Acadia University Friday evening at 7:00 pm in MacLauchlan Arena. The team laces up again at home Saturday at 7:00 pm against Saint Mary's University.
UPEI Women's Hockey also sees home action this weekend, as the Panthers host St. Francis Xavier University on Sunday, November 25 at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, PEI. All minor hockey players are admitted to the game free! Parents and guardians can get in with a special two-for-one ticket offer.
UPEI Women's Hockey is the proud host of the 2019 and 2020 U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championships!
Go Panthers Go!
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