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.
The UPEI Panthers finished off their preseason on a high note Sunday afternoon at the UPEI turf with a 6-0 crushing of the Mt Allison Mounties. This has to be one of the most successful preseason schedules on record as the Panthers completed their four game run without conceding a goal while scoring 15 against Dalhousie, Saint Mary's, Holland College and Mt. Allison combined.
The Panthers’ depth at the midfield and forward positions has played a big role in their early season success. And it was much of the same Saturday afternoon, as three different players scored in a 3-2 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies.
Despite a quarter-final exit at the hands of the St. FX X-Men, the UPEI Panthers finished the 2016 season on a relatively positive note – reeling off three straight wins to sneak into the playoffs and get a taste of the postseason theatrics.