Four St. Thomas University soccer players were recognized for their efforts during the 2016 fall season.
Zoé de Bellefeuille and Amy Sheppard from the women’s side each earned an Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association all-star nod, while Oliver Dussault and Kyle Yearwood were honoured from the men’s team.
This is the second straight year de Bellefeuille, who hails from Ottawa, has been named a first team all-star.
The fourth-year centre back provided a quarter of the Tommies’ offense this year, or three of STU’s 12 goals scored in as many games.
As for Sheppard, the New Waterford, N.S. native played every minute of the season this year.
A fourth-year back fielder, Sheppard was named a second team all-star for her work ethic and underrated offensive threat in the wing back position.
On the men’s side, Yearwood also played every minute of every game in the 2016 campaign at the centre midfield position as a rookie.
A product of Barbados and first team all-star, Yearwood led the Tommies with two of their three goals on the season and helped them stay competitive against strong opponents in what was a rebuilding year for the men’s squad.
Dussault was the second team all-star from men’s soccer. He calls St. George, N.B. home and was recognized for his hard work, intensity and leadership this season.
Leahy, Lloy named Athletes of the Week
Chelsey Leahy of the women’s soccer team and golfer Jake Lloy were the Tommies Coors Light Athletes of the Week for Oct. 24.
A fifth-year wingback from Hanwell, N.B., Leahy played some of her best soccer of the season against the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams Oct. 23 and the Holland College Hurricanes Oct. 22, when the Tommies dropped a 2-1 decision to the powerhouse Hurricanes.
She helped minimize the damage the Hurricanes could inflict on the Tommies by shutting down the ACAA’s most potent attack and keeping the match tied at a goal apiece until the last few minutes.
Leahy also aided the Tommies’ offense in the Oct. 23 contest against Dal AC, which STU won 2-1.
A third-year student from Windsor, N.S., Lloy was the top STU finisher at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Championships from Oct. 19 to 21 in Stratford, P.E.I. with a three-day score of 240.
Lloy shot 80 on Day 1, 78 on Day 2 and 82 on Day 3 for a total score of 240, good for 58th out of 77 golfers at the tournament.
Terry, Hall lead the way for STU at cross-country championships
STU runner Ryan Terry was the highest Tommies finisher at the Atlantic University Sport cross-country championships Saturday at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S.
Terry placed 24th out of 51 total runners with a time of 36:27 in the men’s 10-kilometre event.
Other Tommies runners in the men’s 10km division were William Leek, who came in 49th after posting a time of 50:13, and Nathaniel Legere, who wasn’t far behind with a time of 51:05.
In the women’s six-kilometre race, Chelsey Hall also was 24th out of 56 runners. She recorded a time of 24:59.
Clarisse Nicholas of the Tommies was 46th with a time of 29:35, while Demara Pafford was within shouting distance at 29:54 (48th place).
STU’s Noelle Gouchie placed 49th at 30:25, while Jensen Elliott came in 54th at 33:43 and Alexandra Hachey was 56th at 35:53.
The host StFX X-Men and Dalhousie University Tigers won the AUS cross-country men’s and women’s banners, respectively.
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