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Rugby (W) Posted by: Shawn MacDonald (Sports Information Officer)

Sophie de Goede named U SPORTS Rookie of the Year, McKinley Hunt honoured as All-Canadian

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. (U SPORTS) – Queen's No.8 Sophie de Goede (Victoria) captured U SPORTS Rookie of the Year while 2nd Row McKinley Hunt (King City, Ont.) was named a first team All-Canadian Thursday morning, as the national award winners were celebrated at the annual All-Canadian breakfast.
 
Championship Website
Past Award Winners
 
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Sophie de Goede, Queen's
 
A two-sport athlete in rugby and basketball, Sophie de Goede got her rugby career in U SPORTS off to a tremendous start. Despite missing one conference game while competing for the Canadian 7s team at the Commonwealth Youth Games, de Goede still finished as the team leader in points with 34 while tying for the team lead in tries with four.
 
After earning a conference all-star nod and being named the OUA rookie of the year, she broke out in the playoffs with a 26-point effort in the conference quarter-final victory against Trent. The daughter of former national Canadian rugby men's captain Hans de Goede and women's Canadian captain Stephanie White, the future is bright for Sophie de Goede.
 
"Sophie's transition to OUA and U SPORTS rugby has been seamless," said Gaels coach Dan Valley. "Her work ethic is tireless, her desire to improve is almost insatiable, and her competitive nature has a very positive impact on her teammates and consistently elevates the quality of our daily training environment.  It's pretty exciting to think about where her game will be at in four years."   
 
Nominees
CW: Courtney Holtkamp, Alberta
RSEQ: Lauren Minns, Ottawa
AUS: Danielle Franada, StFX
 
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Frédérique Rajotte, Concordia
Nominees
CW: DaLeaka Menin, Calgary
OUA: Sara Svoboda, McMaster
AUS: Joanna Alphonso, StFX
 
STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Angela Thompson, Victoria
Nominees
OUA: Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, Western
RSEQ: Camille Bergeron, Sherbrooke
AUS: Sidney Corrigan, UPEI
 
JIM ATKINSON AWARD (Coach of the Year): Colette McAuley, Guelph 
Nominees
CW: Simon Chi, Calgary
RSEQ: Jennifer Boyd, Ottawa
AUS: Mike Cavanagh, StFX
 
2017 U SPORTS WOMEN'S RUGBY ALL-CANADIANS
 
First Team
 
Position First Name Last Name School Eligibility Hometown Program
Prop Joanna Alphonso StFX 4 Ajax, Ont. Arts
Hooker Julia Folk Victoria 4 Regina, Sask. Science
Prop DaLeaka Menin Calgary 5 Calgary, Alta. Arts
2nd Row Kasselle Menin Calgary 3 Calgary, Alta. Arts
2nd row McKinley Hunt Queen's 3 King City, Ont. Concurrent Education
Flanker Ngalula Fuamba Montréal 3 Kinshasa, DRC Industrial Engineering
Flanker Sara Svoboda McMaster 3 Belleville, Ont. Kinesiology
8-man Temitope Ogunjimi Calgary 5 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Scrumhalf Justine Pelletier Laval 2 Rivière-du-Loup, Que. Kinesiology
Flyhalf Julia Schell Guelph 3 Uxbridge, Ont. Sociology
Wing June Beals StFX 3 Dartmouth, N.S. Arts
Centre Brittany Orr Lethbridge 5 Lethbridge, Alta. Health Science
Centre Frédérique Rajotte Concordia 5 Markham, Ont. Communications
Wing Alexandra Ondo Ottawa 2 Gatineau, Que. International Development and Globalization
Fullback Nikki Case Western 4 Toronto, Ont. Sciences
 
Second Team
 
Position First Name Last Name School Eligibility Hometown Program
Prop Tiffany Picketts Victoria 5 North
Vancouver, B.C.
Education
Hooker Lauren Melanson Acadia 1 Halifax, N.S. Engineering
Prop Maude Laliberté Laval 5 Québec, Que. Food and Nutrition
2nd Row Laetitia Royer Concordia 3 Montreal, Que. Art and Science certificate
2nd row Harley Tucker Acadia 2 Black Diamond, Alta. Kinesiology
Flanker Chanelle Edwards-Challenger Victoria 3 Calgary, Alta. Humanities
Flanker Danielle Wisen Acadia 3 Wellington, N.S. Business
8man Kylie Shaughnessy Guelph 4 Peterborough, Ont. Biomedical Science
Scrumhalf Jessica Neilson Victoria 4 Victoria, B.C, Social Sciences
Flyhalf Anaïs Holly Montréal 5 Montreal, Que. Kinesiology
Wing Alysha Corrigan UPEI 4 Charlottetown, P.E.I. Business
Centre Britni French McMaster 3 Innisfill, Ont. Kinesiology
Centre Mackenzie Carson UBC 2 Abbotsford, B.C. Arts
Wing Petra Woods York 4 Toronto, Ont. Business Administration - Accounting
Fullback Samantha Alli Ottawa 3 Caledon, Ont. Health Sciences
 
 
 
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