Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes student athletes for their achievements and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Sophie Carragher and Ignacio Sanchez, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for September 17–23.
Sophie Carragher is a second-year kinesiology student from Stratford, PEI and a second-row flanker on the UPEI Women's Rugby team. The Panthers beat Saint Mary's University over the weekend in a 25–12 game, where Carragher scored a try. "Sophie had a strong game for us," said coach John LaBoyne. "Her line-breaks and speed set the team up for further play down the field. Her try came off a very dominant Panther scrum—Sophie picked from her #8 position and dove over the line."
Ignacio Sanchez is a fourth-year business administration student from Cornwall, PEI and is captain of the UPEI Men's Soccer team. The Panthers dropped a pair of games over the weekend to Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University, but coach Lewis Page said Sanchez showed leadership on and off the field. "Nacho Sanchez was excellent in both road games this weekend," said Page. "His tireless running enabled him to contribute both on the attached and defense with a box-to-box performance."
Go Panthers Go!
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