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Windsor's Williams, UNB's Carroll players of the week

CIS Press Release
3/21/2013 12:11:22 PM
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Korissa Williams, a basketball player from the University of Windsor, and Tyler Carroll, a hockey player from the University of New Brunswick, are the CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending March 17, 2013.

Williams, a third-year business student from Windsor, was named MVP of the CIS women's hoops championship after the top-ranked Lancers became the fourth team in history to capture a third straight Bronze Baby Trophy. The 5-foot-9 guard scored in double digits and led all players on the court in steals in all three Lancer games last weekend, including 14 points and 4 steals in a 56-46 first-round win over Ottawa, 19 and six in an 82-65 semifinal victory against Calgary, and 13 and five in a 66-57 gold-medal triumph over tournament host Regina. Williams is a former junior national team member who represented Canada at the 2011 FIBA under-19 world championship.

Basketball players Justine Colley of Saint Mary's, Mariam Sylla of McGill and Brittany Reid of Regina were also nominated for the women's award.

Carroll, a second-year recreation and sports studies student from Strathroy, Ont., received the Major W.J. ‘Danny' McLeod Award as championship MVP after the second-seeded Varsity Reds claimed their fourth University Cup title in seven years. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward found the back of the net in each of the V-Reds' three wins last weekend in Saskatoon and finished with a tournament-high four goals as UNB defeated host Saskatchewan 3-1 and UQTR 8-3 in pool B action before posting a 2-0 shutout against archrival Saint Mary's in Sunday's national final. Carroll joined the V-Reds two years ago after four OHL seasons with the Guelph Storm.

Hockey players Tommy Tremblay of UQTR and Keaton Hartigan of Waterloo were the other male nominees.

Korissa Williams Tyler Carroll (Photo: CIS)


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