WATERLOO, Ont. (December 5, 2016) - Men’s basketball forward Vlad Matovic
of Kitchener, Ont., and women’s basketball guard NICOLE MORRISON
of Hamilton, Ont., have been announced as the Laurier Hawk Shop Athletes of the Week for the week ending December 4, 2016.
In what is his fourth year sporting the Hawks logo, Matovic continues to be a driving force for Laurier’s efforts on the court. This past weekend, the Economics major averaged 15.0 points and 13.5 rebounds which led the Hawks to a 1-1 record, securing their first place spot in the OUA West as the team heads into winter break. On Friday night, the Golden Hawks took on the Laurentian Voyageurs where Matovic registered career-highs for both points and rebounds, collecting 19 and 18 respectively for his second-career double-double His stellar performance allowed the Hawks to overturn the scoreboard, and gain a come-from-behind 81-75 win. During their second contest of the weekend against the Nipissing Lakers, Matovic came up clutch yet again for the Hawks with 11 points and nine rebounds in their close 66-65 loss. Thanks to his top-notch weekend, the veteran is currently second on the team for points, averaging 10.4, and first on the team in rebounds with 7.7 per game.
This is Matovic’s first time earning Male Athlete of the Week honours.
Fourth year guard Morrison paced the Hawks to a pair of win this past weekend by averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals. In the Golden Hawks 83-57 win over Laurentian on Friday, not only did the Communications major score 19 points, thanks to shooting 4-for-8 from the three-point range, but she also added seven assists, five rebounds and one steal. Similarly, during their second match of the weekend against the Nipissing Lakers on Saturday night, the veteran picked up 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, all in just 27 minutes of play to lead the purple and gold to a whopping 94-62 win. Moreover, Morrison’s performance this weekend moved her into tenth in OUA scoring with 16.0 points per game and sixth in the conference in assists, with 3.9 per game.
This is Morrison’s fourth time earning Female Athlete of the Week honours.