Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Lucas Ross and Sarah Sear, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for October 16-22!
Lucas Ross is a third-year midfielder on the UPEI Men's Soccer team, and a Bachelor of Science student from Vernon, British Columbia. The Panthers tied Memorial University over the weekend, putting them within reach of a playoff spot. "Lucas has been playing strong in the midfield for us," said coach Lewis Page. "He continued that with a very high level of competition during Saturday's draw with MUN to protect on defence and help push the offence."
UPEI Men's Soccer finishes the regular season on the road this weekend with games against Acadia University and Dalhousie.
Sarah Sear is a third-year forward on the UPEI Field Hockey team and a Bachelor of Science student from Charlottetown. The Panthers had an outstanding weekend in Halifax at the Atlantic University Field Hockey (AUFH) championship. The team beat the University of New Brunswick 3–0 and St. Francis Xavier 6–0. The Panthers squeaked past Saint Mary's University 2–1 in an exciting overtime shootout before falling 1–0 to Dalhousie University in the finals. Sear was selected to the AUFH League All-Star Team and finished in a tie with 8 Goals for the League. "Sarah had a great weekend, leading the team offensively and scoring big goals in the shootout win versus SMU to send the team to the championship game," said coach Lacey MacLauchlan.
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 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!