LONDON, Ont. - After the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks claimed their sixth championship in seven years with a 7-5 victory over the host Western Mustangs, the OUA tournament all-stars and major awards were announced.
Laurier's head coach LYNN ORTH
was named OUA Coach of the Year by her peers after leading her team to a 11-1 record in pre-tournament play and earning a first round bye at the Championship. In 2009 Laurier posted a 7-5 record, but still manged to get to the OUA final.
Golden Hawk netminder Hanna Burnett
of Courtice, Ont. was named the tournaments's Most Outstanding Player. The third year film student was also named an OUA all-star.
Joining Burnett as an OUA all-star were defender Emma Pink
of Orangeville, Ont., midfielder Amanda Groothuis
of Kitchener, Ont. and midfielder Ashley Rutz
of Milton, Ont.
Major Awards and OUA All-Stars
Harrow Sports Most Outstanding Player: Hanna Burnett
, Goalie, Laurier Golden Hawks
T Litzen Most Outstanding Rookie: Caitlin Mancuso, Goalie, Western Mustangs
Coach of the Year: LYNN ORTH
, Laurier Golden Hawks
G - Hanna Burnett
D - Kalyn Bolland, Queen's
D - Laura Robinson, Western
D - Emma Pink
M - Tori Wasson, Toronto
M - Jade Sullivan, Guelph
M - Amanda Groothuis
M - Ashley Rutz
M - Nicole Pullen, Western
M - Gwenyth Ross, Queen's
A - Emily Uza, UOIT
A - Julia Dawkins, McMaster