Mountaineer varsity highlights - Nov. 3, 2022
Women’s xc earned bronze medal at the OCAA Championships.
The Mohawk Mountaineers women’s cross country team earned its first provincial medal since 1996 at the OCAA Championships. The team claimed a bronze medal with student-athlete Ava Snyder just missing an individual podium finish coming in fourth place.
Snyder was named to the All-Ontario First Team while teammate Ashley Lof finished ninth and was named to the OCAA All-Ontario Second Team. Stefania Salzer finished 19th, Brooklyn Skoog came in at 31st and Emily Chant placed 34th.
The women will compete at the CCAA Championships on Nov. 12 at Medicine Hat College.
The men’s cross country team competed in a tough field, finishing fifth as a team out of 15, and 16-points shy of a bronze. Matias Tessel placed 12th and was named to the OCAA All-Ontario Second Team.
Will Summers placed 19th and Cody Beggs placed 24th. Tessel, Summers and Beggs will all compete at the CCAA Championships as well.
Other men’s runners included Tyler Karl who finished 29th, Daniel Espindola placed 41st and Gary McGuiness finished 44th.
The Mountaineers women’s soccer team ended their season with a 1-0 OCAA quarter-finals loss to the Durham Lords, but Mohawk didn’t leave the championship without some hardware.
Second-year head coach Paul Giannini was honoured with OCAA Coach of the Year and OCAA West Division Coach of the Year. Abigail Woods was named an OCAA First Team All-Star, while teammates Paige Epp and Alyssa Glasbergn were named Second Team All-Stars.
Men’s basketball continued to perform well early in the season, with a 101-86 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons and an 83-80 win over the defending CCAA Champion Humber Hawks.
Both women’s and men’s volleyball picked up road wins versus the Sheridan Bruins.
Mountaineers Athletes of the Week
(in partnership with the Mohawk Students’ Association)
Ashley Lof (cross country)
Will Summers (cross country)
Lof, a fourth-year runner for the Mountaineers, finished ninth at the OCAA Championships and was named an OCAA All-Ontario Second Team. She has been named an All-Ontario athlete in each of her four years running at Mohawk.
Summers placed 19th at the provincial championships and qualified for the CCAA Championships. The second-year runner will compete at the national championship for the second consecutive year.
Oct. 27: 1-0 OCAA quarterfinal loss to the Durham Lords
Men’s Basketball (3-0)
Oct 29: 101-86 win over the Fanshawe Falcons
Nov. 2: Defeated the Humber Hawks 83-80
Women’s Basketball (0-2)
Oct. 29: Lost 61-55 to the Fanshawe Falcons
Nov. 2: 77-48 loss to the Humber Hawks
Women’s Volleyball (3-0)
Oct. 29: 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21) win over the Sheridan Bruins
Men’s Volleyball (2-1)
Oct. 29: 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22) win over the Sheridan Bruins
Next week’s schedule
Saturday, November 5 (SUPER SATURDAY):
Mountaineers will host the Redeemer Royals for four games inside the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre
- Women’s Basketball – 1:00 p.m.
- Men’s Basketball – 3:00 p.m.
- Women’s Volleyball – 6:00 p.m.
- Men’s Volleyball – 8:00 p.m.