BURLINGTON, Ont. (February 28, 2017) - Three members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team were recognized by Ontario University Athletics (OUA) on Tuesday as the conference announced its major award winners and all-stars.
Veteran guards Kaitlyn Schenck
of Kitchener, Ont., and NICOLE MORRISON
of Hamilton, were both named OUA Second Team All-Stars while rookie guard Rachel Woodburn
of Courtice, Ont., was named to the OUA All-Rookie Team.
For Schenck, a graduating fifth-year senior, it marks the first time in her career that she has been named to the conference all-star team.
In her final season, the product of St. Mary’s HS put together her best season as she finished fourth in conference scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game. She also finished tenth in the OUA in steals, averaging 2.3 per game, and 15th in assists at 2.9 per game. All three numbers were also single-season career highs.
Her 308 regular season points, which tied her for sixth all-time at Laurier for most by a Golden Hawk in a single season, helped her eclipse the 1000 point mark for her career as she finished with 1019 points over her five seasons. She became just the third Laurier player to ever reach the prestigious milestone.
Schenck also set the school record for most free throws made in a season, with 91, and most free throws in a career with 292. Her success in 2016-17 also leaves her fifth all-time at Laurier for steals in a career (112) and assists in a career (186).
Meanwhile, Morrison takes home all-star honours for the second consecutive season after being named to the first team last year.
In 2016-17, the 5-4 point guard finished sixth in conference scoring as she averaged 14.9 points per game and was also Top 10 in the OUA in assists, dolling out 3.7 per contest, good for a tie for sixth overall.
Her success this year leaves her fourth all-time on Laurier’s career scoring list with 932 points and fourth for career assists with 212.
As for Woodburn, the rookie from Pickering HS was a solid all-around player for the Hawks this season, starting 19 of the team’s 20 games. She finished the year averaging 4.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game and was strong defensively, recording 24 steals and 14 blocks.OUA Major Award Winners
Player of the Year: Danielle Boiago – McMaster Marauders
Defensive Player of the Year: Danielle Boiago – McMaster Marauders
Rookie of the Year: Kayah Clarke – Windsor Lancers
Joy Bellinger Award: Nicole DiDomenico – Ryerson Rams
Tracy McLeod Award: Vanessa Pickard – McMaster Marauders
Coach of the Year: Dave Wilson – Queen's GaelsOUA First-Team All-Stars
Danielle Boiago – McMaster Marauders
Linnaea Harper – McMaster Marauders
Sofia Paska – Ryerson Rams
Kellie Ring – Ryerson Rams
Robyn Pearson – Queen's Gaels
Emily Hazlett – Queen's Gaels
Heather Lindsay – Carleton Ravens
Catherine Traer – Carleton Ravens
Emily Prevost – Windsor Lancers
Kira Cornelissen – Brock BadgersOUA Second-Team All-Stars
Kaitlyn Schenck – Laurier Golden Hawks
NICOLE MORRISON – Laurier Golden Hawks
Mackenzie Puklicz – Western Mustangs
Julia Curran – Western Mustangs
Sarah Besselink – uOttawa Gee-Gees
Cheyanne Roger – Windsor Lancers
Bridget Atkinson – Brock Badgers
Elizabeth Leblanc – Carleton Ravens
Andrea Priamo – Queen's Gaels
Bridget O'Reilly – Lakehead ThunderwolvesOUA All-Rookie Team
Bronwyn Williams – Ryerson Rams
Emma Fraser – Ryerson Rams
Kayah Clarke – Windsor Lancers
Kayla Deschatelets – Laurentian Voyageurs
Bridget Mulholland – Queen's Gaels
Amalie Hachey – uOttawa Gee-GeesRachel Woodburn – Laurier Golden Hawks
Olivia Wilson – McMaster Marauders
Megan MacLeod – York Lions
Nikki Ylagan – Lakehead Thunderwolves