Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Alysha Corrigan and Brett Strba, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for October 8–15!
Alysha Corrigan, a Bachelor of Business Administration student from Charlottetown, is a fourth-year fullback on the UPEI Women's Rugby team. The Panthers beat Saint Mary's University 57-14 over the weekend. "Alysha scored 22 points in the game with SMU to earn the Panthers a berth in the AUS semi-final," said coach John LaBoyne. "She scored two tries and made six converts, while leading the team from the standoff position rather than her usual spot at fullback. Alysha made numerous tackles on defence to stop the SMU attack."
Brett Strba is a third-year keeper on the UPEI Men's Soccer team and a BBA student from Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia. The Panthers beat the Dalhousie University Tigers 1–0 in a tight game Sunday afternoon. Strba made eleven saves for the shutout. "Brett was outstanding for us in a pressure-packed game," said Lewis Page. "He made a number of game-saving saves as Dalhousie pressed hard for the tying goal."
Don't forget to pick up your Panther Package! For just $75, the package includes admission to every home game for UPEI Women's and Men's Soccer, UPEI Women's and Men's Rugby, UPEI Women's and Men's Basketball, and UPEI Women's Hockey. Head to gopanthersgo.ca and click on 'tickets'!
And don't forget, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let's fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!