Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their achievements and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Jenna Mae Ellsworth and Cody Payne, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for November 19 to 25.
Jenna Mae Ellsworth is a third-year science student from Charlottetown and a guard on the UPEI Women's Basketball team. The Panthers downed the University of New Brunswick over the weekend 76–64. Ellsworth shone with an impressive 28 points, 3 rebounds, and two assists. "Jenna Mae had a strong effort to help the team close first semester on a high note," said coach Matt Gamblin. "She not only scored the ball, but also made some great decisions and forced turnovers with her ball defence as well."
Cody Payne is a third-year business student from Davie, Florida and a forward on the UPEI Men's Hockey team. The Panthers had a spectacular weekend, defeating Acadia University 4–1 and Saint Mary's University 4–3. Payne scored a pair of goals in each game. "Cody started to focus on the little things in practice and in games which got him more involved and in better scoring positions," said coach Forbes MacPherson. "His natural ability took over after that." For his outstanding effort, Payne was also named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week.
Panthers at Home, November 30 and December 1
The UPEI Women's Hockey team plays a pair of home games this weekend! The Panthers host Dalhousie University on Friday and the University of New Brunswick on Saturday, and don't forget to bring non-perishable food items for the UPEI Campus Food Bank! All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Both games begin at 7:00 pm in the MacLauchlan Arena.
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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