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Monday September 18, 2017

  • Hockey (M)
    Headshot of John Deacon.
    John Deacon
    Forward
    Economics
    Deacon tallied three goals over the weekend, helping the Gee-Gees to a pair of victories to begin the pre-season. Deacon scored once in Friday’s 5-4 win at Nipissing and added two more on Saturday night in a 4-3 victory over Laurentian. The speedy and hard-working 6-foot forward showed his fitness as well, making him a standout. The native of Port Williams, N.S., had five goals during the 2016-17 regular season and is studying Economics. Ottawa hosts the AHL’s Belleville Senators on Friday night at 7:30 at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex, tickets are available online.
  • Soccer (W)
    Photo of Emma Lefebvre.
    Emma Lefebvre
    Striker
    Nursing
    Lefebvre scored the game-winning goal for uOttawa in Sunday’s match against Carleton. It was the Kingston, Ont. product’s fifth goal of the regular season which ranks her second in OUA conference scoring. Lefebvre has scored each of her five goals in different matches, helping the Gee-Gees to a 5-1-1 record to start the season. The second-year Nursing student has also assisted on one goal. uOttawa is ranked no. 4 in the U SPORTS Top Ten. 

Monday September 11, 2017

  • Football
    Headshot of Donald Shaw.
    Donald Shaw
    Running back
    Human Kinetics
    Shaw, a running back from Etobicoke, Ont., had a breakout day to help lift the Gee-Gees to a 26-17 win over York on the road this week. The third-year Human Kinetics student averaged 7.7 yards per rush and totalled 138 yards in the win. He also scored his first career touchdown on a 35-yard run in the final minute of the game to ice the victory for the Garnet and Grey. The football team is now 3-0 to begin the season for the second straight year. 
  • Rugby (W)
    Headshot of Breanna Phillipps.
    Breanna Phillipps
    Second Row
    Human Kinetics
    Phillipps scored two tries late in the second half of uOttawa’s 38-19 win over the Concordia Stingers, providing the team with a comfortable cushion after the Stingers had pulled within seven points. A fifth-year team member, Phillipps was also instrumental in the team’s excellent tactical execution throughout the match. A Human Kinetics student who hails from Orleans Ont., Phillipps is a key leader who provides power and stability on the Gee-Gees second row.

Tuesday September 5, 2017

  • Soccer (W)
    Headshot of Katherine Bearne.
    Katherine Bearne
    M
    Physics and Mathematics
    Katherine Bearne helped lift the Gee-Gees to a pair of shut-out wins this weekend by scoring three goals and playing solid defence at midfield. Bearne’s free kick marker was the difference in Friday’s 1-0 win over Toronto and she potted the opening and final goals in a 6-0 win over Ryerson. Bearne was a OUA First Team All-Star in 2016 and now leads the Gee-Gees in scoring this season. She is in her third year of eligibility after missing the 2015 season due to injury, and is originally from Halifax, N.S. Bearne is a two-time Academic All-Canadian studying Physics and Mathematics.
  • Football
    Alain Pae Headshot.
    Alain Pae
    DE
    Human Kinetics (MA)
    Alain Pae was a major factor late in the Gee-Gees 14-13 win over the Queen’s Gaels, recording a pair of sacks on Queen’s final drive to seal the victory. The 6-foot-4 defensive end totalled four sacks in the game becoming the first Gee-Gee to do so since Ettore Lattanzio, now a member of the Ottawa RedBlacks, in 2013. Pae is in his first season with the Gee-Gees and hails from Prague, Czech Republic. He is studying towards a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics.

Monday August 28, 2017

  • Football
    Ffrench Headshot.
    Luke Ffrench
    DB
    Criminology
    Luke Ffrench was a standout among a strong defensive effort which lifted Ottawa to a 24-21 win in double-overtime against Guelph on Sunday. The Ajax, Ont. product and Criminology student made his first start on the defensive side of the ball for the Gee-Gees after spending three years at receiver and promptly recorded seven tackles, one sack for six yards, and two tackles for loss. His sack came at the end of the third quarter on a third and one play, giving Ottawa the ball at the Guelph 28-yard line when the score stood at 9-7 for the Gee-Gees. GAME RECAP vs Guelph (24-21 W).
  • Soccer (W)
    Charlotte Gagnon-Lewis Headshot.
    Charlotte Gagnon-Lewis
    F
    International Dev. and Global.
    Charlotte Gagnon-Lewis scored the game-winning goal in her first OUA regular season game on Saturday, helping uOttawa take down Trent in a 4-1 win. The first-year International Development and Globalization student comes to uOttawa from CEGEP Rimouski, and made the team as a walk-on this training camp. Originally from Montreal, Gagnon-Lewis has shown her speed and tenacity throughout the preseason and is one of several rookies to make an impact this weekend for women’s soccer. GAME RECAP vs Trent (4-1 W) GAME RECAP vs UOIT (1-0 L).

Monday February 27, 2017

  • Track
    Devyani Biswal on the podium after getting her medal.
    Devyani Biswal
    Financial Mathematics
    Devyani Biswal established a new track and field team record in the 60m hurdles twice on Friday. First, the fifth-year Gee-Gee ran 8.38 in the preliminary to top her own previous record of 8.40. Biswal then took things to another level in the final and crossed at 8.35 to claim the bronze medal in a wickedly fast final. The reigning national champion in the event, Biswal will try to defend her crown at the 2017 U SPORTS National Championships at the University of Alberta, March 9-11.
  • Swimming
    Montana Champagne on the podium after getting his medal.
    Montana Champagne
    Commerce
    Montana Champagne kicked off the 2017 U SPORTS Championships with the highlight of his three-year career at uOttawa. Swimming in lane seven Champagne dominated the 400 metre individual medley from start to finish and captured the gold medal. His time of 4:10.15 was the first of three program records Champagne would set this weekend as he added on silver medal performances in the 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley events. Champagne is the first Gee-Gee since 1981 to win three medals at the same national championship meet.

Tuesday February 21, 2017

  • Hockey (M)
    Mathieu Newcomb standing on the ice with the puck.
    Mathieu Newcomb
    Centre
    Economics
    Newcomb scored one of the most memorable goals of the 2016-17 men’s hockey season at the 8:07 mark of double-over time to lift the Gee-Gees to a 3-2 win on home ice in game two of the OUA quarterfinal series against Queen’s to stave off elimination. Newcomb also scored the first goal of the game for the Gee-Gees which evened the score at 1-1. Newcomb, an economics student from Grande-Digue, N.B., scored eight goals and nine assists in the regular season ranking fourth on the team in points. The Gee-Gees men’s hockey season came to an end on Saturday night, but with a fantastic on and off-ice return to the OUA all involved are looking forward to next year. 
  • Basketball (W)
    Danielle Marion running with the ball.
    Danielle Marion
    Guard
    Health Sciences
    Danielle Marion helped power the Gee-Gees women’s basketball team to an upset win over the no. 8 ranked Ryerson Rams to cap off the final weekend of regular season play 2-0. Marion, a third-year Health Sciences student from Welland, Ont., scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win against Ryerson while also contributing outstanding defensive work in the paint. Marion added eight points, four rebounds, and three steals in Ottawa’s Friday night win over Toronto. The women’s basketball team finished with a 13-6 regular season record, good for sixth in the OUA standings, and host Western (8-12) for an OUA first round playoff game on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Montpetit Hall.

Monday February 13, 2017

  • Swimming
    Montana Champagne on the podium after getting his medal.
    Montana Champagne
    Commerce
    Champagne was a major contributor to the men’s swim team bronze medal winning weekend at the OUA Swimming Championships. The third-year commerce student from Ottawa captured two gold medals and a silver medal in his individual events, and also helped the Gee-Gees medley relay teams to silver and bronze medal swims. All five swims were Gee-Gee record times and Champagne was honoured with the Dr. Jeno Tihanyi for Medley Excellence at the OUA Championships. Champagne will next be in action at the U SPORTS national championships at Sherbrooke, February 24-26 seeking his first national podium finish.
  • Volleyball (W)
    Kira Tome setting up the ball.
    Kira Tome
    Setter
    Communications
    Tome’s veteran skill as a setter helped uOttawa to a pair of wins this weekend as the women’s volleyball team fights for playoff positioning in the highly competitive RSEQ. Tome, playing in her final season as a Gee-Gee, leads the conference with 9.04 assists per set. The communications student from Surrey, B.C. showed her complete game this weekend, contributing six service aces, six blocks, 22 digs, and eight kills of her own in addition to leading the team’s attack to 3-0 and 3-1 victories. Ottawa has two more road games before the regular season concludes. 

Monday January 30, 2017

  • Hockey (M)
    Harris looking at the puck on the ice.
    Jacob Harris
    Centre
    Harris had a six-point weekend as the Gee-Gees picked up one win on a tough road trip. The 6-foot-1 Georgetown, Ont. product scored two goals in Friday’s win over the Western Mustangs and followed up with another pair in a 4-3 loss at Guelph. He added an assist in both games and is the third Gee-Gee to reach 20 points this regular season. Harris and co. will look to leapfrog into fourth place in the OUA East standings when they take on Carleton on Thursday night. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.
  • Volleyball (W)
    Caroline Lemay attacking.
    Caroline Lemay
    Left Side
    Accounting
    Lemay has emerged as a dominant attacking force for the Gee-Gees this season and led her team with 23.5 total points on Friday night. The third-year left side hitter logged 21 kills with a highly efficient .432 hitting percentage in the five set match against UQAM. Lemay, who hails from Rockland, Ont. and studies accounting, ranks 13th in U SPORTS this season with an average of 3.39 kills per set. The Gee-Gees are at home this Saturday to take on the Sherbrooke Vert et Or at 2 p.m.

Monday January 23, 2017

  • Track
    Heahdshot of Stephan Evans.
    Stephen Evans
    Political Science
    Evans ran his way into the Gee-Gees record books on Saturday, posting program top-five times in both the 600 and 800 metre events. A third-year Political Science student, Evans won the 600m at the uOttawa Winter Invitational with a personal best time of 1:20.04. That stands as the fifth fastest time in Gee-Gees history with only two athletes ever running faster. The 1:20.04 mark also ranks eighth among U SPORTS athletes this season, placing Evans firmly in the conversation for an OUA medal chance. In the 800 metres, Evans posted a time of 1:54.63 which also stands fifth in the Gee-Gees all-time performance list.
  • Swimming
    Mackenzie Finkbeiner  Headshot.
    Mackenzie Finkbeiner
    Social Sciences
    Finkbeiner posted a personal best on the weekend. The third-year member of the swim team clocked in at 9:04.8 in the 800-metre freestyle event at McMaster on Friday night. The time also qualified the Burlington, Ont. native for the 2017 U SPORTS national championships. It will be the second nationals appearance for the Social Sciences student with the Garnet and Grey. Finkbeiner and the Gee-Gees swim team will be swimming at home this Thursday in a Tri-Meet at Montpetit Hall.

Monday January 16, 2017

  • Basketball (W)
    Sarah gardant une joueuse.
    Sarah Besselink
    Guard
    Human Kinetics
    Besselink got into a serious groove this weekend, scoring 20 points on back-to-back nights. The fourth-year Human Kinetics student was an efficient shooter and also contributed 10 rebounds, five blocks, and four assists to the pair of Gee-Gees wins. Besselink, who hails from Kingston, Ont., leads the garnet and grey in scoring this season with an average of 12.9 points per game which is her career best. Besselink and the Gee-Gees take on the Carleton Ravens on Tuesday night at Montpetit Hall.
  • Hockey (M)
    Adam Beveridge doing a shot.
    Adam Beveridge
    Defenceman
    Accounting
    Beveridge had a five-point weekend from the blue line, notching points in each of Ottawa’s three wins. The Ottawa native and accounting student scored the team’s first goal in a 5-0 win over Laurentian on a blast from the point and added four assists during the weekend. Beveridge played for the Pembroke Lumber Kings before joining the Gee-Gees and now has four goals and seven assists this season to rank first among Gee-Gees defencemen.

Monday January 9, 2017

  • Hockey (M)
    Kevin Domingue skating on the ice.
    Kevin Domingue
    Right Wing
    General
    Kevin Domingue is the Athlete of the Week for the second time this season following his four-point performance against the Paladins Saturday night. The team’s offensive leader, Domingue potted two goals and added two helpers to the 8-1 win. Originally from Laval, Que., Domingue now has 20 points on the season; his 11 goals ties him for seventh overall in the OUA and puts him second in the league among rookies. Ottawa plays host to three games in men’s hockey this weekend, taking on Lakehead on Friday and Saturday nights and also hosting Laurentian on Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Hockey (W)
    Emilie Bouchard making a save in front of the net.
    Émilie Bouchard
    Goaltender
    Physiotherapy (MA)
    Émilie Bouchard sparkled for Ottawa in Sunday’s 3-1 victory. The Casselman, Ont. product stopped 36 Martlet shots and was under near-constant pressure. The win was the third of the season for Bouchard, who now sports a 3-0 record with a 2.33 goals against average and .924 save percentage. The senior tender, who previously played at Moncton, is a Physiotherapy Master’s student. The win puts Ottawa back in second place in the RSEQ standings, just three points behind McGill.

Monday December 5, 2016

  • Basketball (M)
    Caleb Agada doing a layup.
    Caleb Agada
    Guard
    Economics
    Caleb Agada helped lead the men’s basketball team to a pair of victories over Top Ten opponents. Against the No. 7 ranked Marauders, Agada, a fifth-year economics student-athlete had 17 points (7-of-11 shooting) to go along with six rebounds, four assists and a steal as uOttawa defeated McMaster 79-59. The Burlington, Ont. product wasn’t done there as on Saturday night against the No. 5 ranked Brock Badgers, the 6-foot-4 guard had a game-high 28 points, six rebounds, five assists, five steals and a block in 36 minutes of action. The 28 points marks a career high for Agada, who now averages 17.4 points per game.
  • Basketball (W)
    Amelie Hachey defending a player.
    Amélie Hachey
    Guard
    Accounting
    Amélie Hachey keyed a huge Gee-Gees comeback effort against Brock on Saturday night. The rookie from Drummondville, Que., came off the bench and put on a shooting clinic, sinking her first four field goal attempts. The accounting student finished the game with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the team to a 79-64 win. The team was trailing by 14 points before Hachey checked into the game for the first time.

Monday November 28, 2016

  • Basketball (W)
    Julia Soriano Playing.
    Julia Soriano
    Guard
    Health Sciences
    Soriano led the Gee-Gees to a pair of wins this weekend, highlighted by her 17-point performance on Saturday at Nipissing. The fifth-year guard also pulled down eight rebounds in the contest and added two steals. In Friday’s game the Toronto native produced seven points, five rebounds, and four steals. Soriano’s hustle and determination have helped to guide the team to a 3-0 start to the regular season, and the team will be centre stage at Home Opener weekend at Montpetit Hall this coming weekend. The Gee-Gees take on McMaster at 6 p.m. on Friday, and Brock on Saturday. Tickets are available online at tickets.geegees.ca
  • Swimming
    Montana Champagne swimming.
    Montana Champagne
    Human Resource Management
    Champagne captured wins in both the 200 and 400-metre individual medley events at the OUA Fairweather Divisional Championship this weekend. The third-year swimmer and Human Resource Management student also placed third in the 200m breaststroke event. Champagne was the OUA silver medalist in the medley events in 2016, and he defeated the defending gold medalist, Hochan Ryu of Toronto, in both events this weekend. Champagne won the 400 by over three seconds with a time of 4:20.10, which is the fourth fastest time by a university swimmer in the nation so far this season.

Monday November 21, 2016

  • Hockey (W)
    Roxanne Rioux with the puck.
    Roxanne Rioux
    Forward
    Criminology
    Roxanne Rioux scored the game-winning goal for uOttawa in a shootout against the Carleton Ravens and also provided a goal in regulation time as the Gee-Gees. It was the second straight two-goal game for the second-year forward from Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, Qué. The criminology student now ranks second in the RSEQ scoring charts with six goals and four assists this season. Rioux tallied 11 goals in her rookie campaign last season.
  • Basketball (M)
    Jean-Emmanuelle doing a free throw.
    Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles
    Forward
    Economics
    Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles made his presence felt in his regular season debut with the Gee-Gees. The six-foot-eight forward propelled Ottawa to a 91-59 win in the regular season opener, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Pierre-Charles, who is studying economics, shot 7-11 from the floor and was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. The performance marks a regular season career high in points for the former Carleton Raven, matches his regular season rebounding career high, and is his first regular season double-double.

Monday November 14, 2016

  • Hockey (M)
    Anthony Brodeur en action.
    Anthony Brodeur
    Goaltender
    Human Kinetics
    Brodeur backstopped the Gee-Gees to a 4-0 win on Saturday against Laurier. The Human Kinetics student from Morin-Heights, Que. made 29 saves en route to posting the first shutout of the 2016-17 men’s hockey season. Brodeur’s performance on Saturday extended the Gee-Gees winning streak to three games following a pair of 2-1 wins over the last two weeks. Ottawa returns to home ice this weekend to face Brock (7-4-0) and York (7-4-1) at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Volleyball (W)
    Sabrina Roy en action.
    Sabrina Roy
    Libero
    Human Kinetics
    Roy provided the defensive anchor for her squad as well, making 28 digs in the volleyball team’s 3-1 victory over McGill. The total of 28 is a season high for the third-year Human Kinetics student now ranks third in the RSEQ conference and eleventh in the nation with 4.29 digs per set. The Ottawa native also added three assists for the Gee-Gees from the libero position, helping to power a strong attack overall. Following a road game on Friday the Gee-Gees have one home game this weekend, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. against the Montreal Carabins.

Monday November 7, 2016

  • Hockey (M)
    Kevin Domingue on the ice.
    Kevin Domingue
    Forward
    Domingue provided the winning goal in Ottawa’s 2-1 win over Concordia on Saturday night. The product of Laval, Que. has been a consistent offensive threat for uOttawa during the first month of the regular season and co-leads the Gee-Gees with three goals and six total points. All of his goals have come at even strength, while one of his assists also came in Saturday’s win. The win is the second of the season for uOttawa, but it came against the no. 6 ranked team in the nation. 
  • Rugby (W)
    Alex Ellis on the field with the ball.
    Alex Ellis
    Front Row
    International Development and Globalization
    Ellis makes her second appearance on the Athlete of the Week list this season after helping the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team to its best ever finish at the National Championship tournament. Ellis was named the player of the match for Ottawa in the extremely hard fought quarterfinal against McMaster, and then played every minute of the semifinal the following day to secure a spot in the gold medal match. Ellis, who is a member of Barrhaven Scottish rugby club, the Quebec Senior Women’s Team, and Canada’s U20 squad, was named to the Tournament All-Star team after Ottawa took the silver medal. 

Monday October 31, 2016

  • Swimming
    Parsons Headshot.
    Trae Parsons
    Free Style
    Parsons was part of a new team record for the men’s swimming team on Friday night. In their home pool at Montpetit Hall, the Gee-Gees 4x50-metre freestyle relay team touched in at 1:34.50 with Parsons providing a strong opening swim. The first-year Gee-Gee also showed his strength in the 50-metre and 100-metre freestyle events, winning both events handily. Parsons also swam with the first-place 200m medley relay team on the evening. Hailing from Ottawa, Parsons was a member of the Swimming Canada National Team Development Program in 2015 and had top ten results with personal best times at the 2016 Canadian Championships.
  • Rugby (W)
    Sandstrom kicking.
    Emma Sandstrom
    Centre
    Psychology
    Sandstrom provided a clutch kicking performance for uOttawa in the RSEQ Championship game. The fourth-year Gee-Gee and psychology student opened the scoring with a mid-range penalty goal and proceeded to successfully convert Ottawa’s next three tries, opening up a double-digit lead on the Concordia Stingers. An Ottawa native, Sandstrom started the game at outside centre and helped the Gee-Gees contain the dangerous Stinger attack. The team is now en route to Victoria, B.C. for the National Championship tournament which runs Thursday to Sunday. 

Monday October 24, 2016

  • Football
    Mitchell Baines running.
    Mitchell Baines
    Receiver
    Social Sciences
    Baines closed out his regular season career with the Gee-Gees on a high note, catching the game-winning pass to score a two-point convert against Queen’s in overtime. The fifth-year Ottawa native had 10 catches for 113 yards in the game, and finished the regular season as the national leader in yards (984), receptions (65), and yards per game (123.0). Baines had six games this season with over 100 yards receiving and he will lead the Gee-Gees into the OUA playoffs with a quarter-final date at Carleton’s MNP Park on Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets are available online through the Ravens ticketing system.
  • Hockey (W)
    Bouchard skating.
    Mélodie Bouchard
    Centre
    Social Sciences
    Bouchard is off to a great start in 2016-17, following up on her CIS Rookie of the Year season in 2015-16. The Sept-Iles, Que. product and Social Sciences student scored two goals and added three assists in Ottawa’s 7-4 win over Carleton on Saturday. She now has seven total points through the first two games of the regular season, which ranks first in the RSEQ conference and fourth in the nation. The five-foot-four centre leads the nation in points per game, and has been selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Winter Universiade, set for Jan. 29 – Feb. 8 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Monday October 17, 2016

  • Hockey (M)
    Jacob Sweeney standing on the ice with the puck.
    Jacob Sweeney
    Defenceman
    Sweeney scored a goal and two assists for Ottawa in its win over RMC on Friday night. Sweeney, a defenceman from Quebec City who comes to uOttawa via the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL, anchored the successful Gee-Gees power play which notched four goals in the 7-2 win. Sweeney scored his first goal of the season on the power play late in the first period and the goal stood as the game-winner. The Gee-Gees (1-3-0) are now preparing to take on the Carleton Ravens (2-2-0) in the Colonel By Classic at TD Place on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
  • Rugby (W)
    Headshot of Alexandre Liepmann.
    Alex Liepmann
    Liepmann helped uOttawa secure its third straight undefeated regular season by scoring two tries on Saturday against Bishop’s. The first-year Gee-Gee became the 20th player to score a try for uOttawa this season. The Ottawa rookie is also a member of Barrhaven Scottish and competed with Canada’s U18 team in April. The Gee-Gees now enter the playoffs, hosting Montreal at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22.

Tuesday October 11, 2016

  • Basketball (W)
    Jennifer Crowe with the ball.
    Jennifer Crowe
    Guard
    Electrical Engineering
    Crowe was named to the all-star team at the Concordia Classic exhibition tournament, where Ottawa scored a pair of victories and one loss. Crowe, an electrical engineering student from St-Bruno, Que., had a solid all-around performance in rebounding, steals, and getting to the free throw line. She knocked down 12 points against Guelph and 11 points against UPEI, both wins for Ottawa. 
  • Football
    Derek Wendel prepared to throw the ball.
    Derek Wendel
    Quarterback
    Philosophy
    Wendel passed for 514 yards in Ottawa’s 54-20 win over York on Friday night, an impressive total which was achieved via 31 completions on 42 attempts and included three touchdown passes. It marks the third time in Wendel’s career that he has passed for over 500 yards in a game. The Belleville product leads the country in touchdown passes with 18 on the year and ranks first in the OUA in both yards per game [395.2] and completion percentage [69.3]. 

Monday October 3, 2016

  • Football
    Bennett doing a tackle.
    Jackson Bennett
    Linebacker
    Geography
    Bennett stood out for Ottawa during the 2016 Panda Game, making 7 solo tackles and assisting on three more. Two of those tackles came in the Ravens backfield, accounting for seven yards lost. The Ottawa native and Geography major was also impressive on the returns team, netting 78 yards on kickoff returns. Bennett and the 4-1 football team will take on York this Friday at 7 p.m. at Gee-Gees Field.
  • Rugby (W)
    Ellis running with the ball.
    Alex Ellis
    Forward
    International Development and Globalization
    Ellis has played a big role in every match so far, helping to lead the women’s rugby team to a 6-0 record. This weekend the fourth-year forward carried two tries across the line in a 48-12 win over Sherbrooke. The Ottawa native is the team leader and ranks third in the RSEQ conference with nine tries this season. Ellis, who studies International Development and Globalization, was a member of Canada’s U20 National Team this summer and competed in a three-game series against England.

Monday September 26, 2016

  • Football
    Sam Randazzo making a play.
    Sam Randazzo
    Defensive Line
    Theatre
    Randazzo leads the Gee-Gees with 4.5 sacks this season and he added two of those in Saturday’s win against Windsor. Randazzo, a fifth-year Gee-Gee originally from Hamilton, Ont., also forced a fumble which he recovered, and assisted on three other tackles. Randazzo’s sacks were impressive, totalling 19 yards lost by the Lancers. A theatre student at uOttawa, Randazzo is ranked fourth in the country for sacks this season. 
  • Soccer (W)
    Katherine Bearne waiting with the ball.
    Katherine Bearne
    Midfield
    Physics and Mathematics
    Bearne has made a big impact for uOttawa after recovering from an injury which caused her to sit out the entire 2015 season. Now in her second year of play, the midfielder from Halifax collected a goal and two assists in Ottawa’s two wins this weekend. Bearne’s passing has been particularly effective on set plays for uOttawa, and the Physics and Mathematics student now has four assists and two goals this season. 

Monday September 19, 2016

  • Football
    Lewis Ward getting ready to kick.
    Lewis Ward
    Kicker
    Social Sciences
    Ward was instrumental in securing an overtime win against Guelph on Saturday. The fourth-year Gee-Gee was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in the game, kicking from distances of 39 yards, 40 yards, and 51 yards. Both the 40 and 51-yarders were under pressure – uOttawa needed the 51-yarder to push the game into overtime and the 40-yard tacked on three points in overtime. The 51 yard score is the Kingston product’s career long and tied the school record. Ward is now a perfect 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season. 
  • Track
    Katie Phillips Running with a Gee-Gees shirt.
    Katie Phillips
    Marketing
    Phillips had a busy weekend, competing in both the McGill Open and the Canada Army Run. Phillips won the 5km event at the Army Run on Sunday, topping an open field by a wide margin with her time of 17:33.9. The next woman to cross the line was nearly two minutes behind Phillips. The Kleinburg, Ont. student-athlete also represented uOttawa well on Saturday, placing third at the McGill Open 4km cross country event. Her top finish helped the Gee-Gees team place fourth at the event. 

Tuesday September 13, 2016

  • Football
    Bryce Vieira in action on the football field.
    Bryce Vieira
    Running back
    Theatre
    On the football field, Bryce Vieira was a difference maker for the Gee-Gees. The third-year running back contributed 90 yards of rushing to the Gee-Gees cause, including a touchdown on 22 carries. But he also led the squad in receptions, catching 18 passes for 207 yards and another touchdown to help lift Ottawa to a 30-8 win over McMaster. Vieira, a Theatre major from Montreal, showed his ability to fight for extra yardage and willingness to take a hit after catches. Ottawa is now ranked no. 8 in the nation thanks to its 2-0 start to the season and hosts the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday, September 17. 
  • Rugby (W)
    Simone Savary running with the rugby ball.
    Simone Savary
    Prop
    Health Sciences
    For the women’s rugby team, fifth-year Simone Savary came through in the second half with two tries against the Laval Rouge et Or. Savary’s efforts swung the scoreboard from a 10-5 deficit to a 17-10 lead after a convert by team mate Courtney Mastine. Also a key presence on defence at prop, Savary helped the Gee-Gees shut down Laval the rest of the way and claimed a 20-10 win. The Brampton, Ont., product and Health Sciences student was named to the All-Canadian team in 2015 and competed for Canada in November as part of the Maple Leafs 15s national program in a series against England. 

Tuesday September 6, 2016

  • Soccer (W)
    Lamarche in front of her net.
    Julie-Anne Lamarche
    Goalkeeper
    Social Sciences
    The Gee-Gees goalkeeper has two shutouts in her first three games as a starter for uOttawa. A Rockland, Ont., product, Lamarche is in her fourth year of studies in Social Science and has made 12 saves on the way to three wins for the Gee-Gees. She has a save percentage of .923 and has allowed just one goal. This weekend the 5-11 keeper made five saves to preserve a 2-0 win for uOttawa over Carleton. The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team is now ranked no. 3 in the CIS Top Ten Poll.
  • Football
    Cranston with the football.
    Cody Cranston
    Cornerback
    Management
    Named to the OUA All-Rookie team in 2015, Cranston started his sophomore season with a bang. The corner back nabbed two interceptions on Monday against Waterloo and brought them back for a total of 29 yards as part of Ottawa’s commanding 65-1 win over Waterloo. A product of Winnipeg, Cranston is the first Gee-Gee since 2011 to have two picks in one game. The Gee-Gees football team (1-0) has its Home Opener on Saturday, September 10 against the McMaster Marauders (2-0) at 1 p.m. at Gee-Gees Field.