Charlottetown, PEI (November 8 2017)—Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Kiera Rigby and Mark Lloyd, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for October 30–November 5!
Kiera Rigby if a fifth-year forward on the UPEI Women's Basketball team, and an honours science student from Charlottetown. Rigby averaged 18 points per game over two games this past weekend, and shot an impressive 41% from the field and 74% from the foul line. She also averaged four rebounds and three steals per game. "Kiera had two outstanding offensive games against Saint Mary's, picking up where she left off last year," said coach Greg Gould. "She also played one of her best defensive games."
Mark Lloyd is a third-year standoff on the UPEI Men's Rugby team, and a Bachelor of Business Administration student from Stratford, PEI. The Panthers defeated the University of New Brunswick over the weekend to win the NB/PEI University Men's Rugby Championship and will host St. Francis Xavier University this Saturday for the Maritimes championship. "One player who really stood out Saturday night was Mark Lloyd," said coach Charles Waddell. "He kicked three of four conversions, two of two penalty attempts, and scored the game-winning try. Mark controlled the game very well and made sure we played in the right areas from the fly half position."
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!