Awards Athletes of the Month

September 2019 — Mikayla Morton

Mikayla Morton from the reigning national champion Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer quad is the U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Month for September 2019.

Morton, a fourth-year forward, has been a dominant goal-scoring threat throughout the first month of the 2019 season. Following Ottawa’s national championship win last season, Morton has the U SPORTS first-ranked Gee-Gees roll through their OUA East schedule with an undefeated 8-0-2 record.

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Morton has tallied an eye-popping 13 goals through the first 10 games of the season. In a three-game stretch from Sept. 4-8, Morton scored six goals, including a hat-trick performance in the Gee-Gees’ home opener against rival Carleton on the Wednesday. Morton scored once on Saturday against Toronto, and twice against Trent on the Sunday.

Morton is in firm control of the OUA and U SPORTS lead in goals (13) and points (15). Entering October, she sits one goal short of tying, and two short of breaking the Gee-Gees’ school record of 14 goals in a season, looking to surpass Pilar Khoury (2x OUA MVP ‘14, ‘15) and Deanna Saracino (First Team OUA All-Star ‘99).

Nominees

  • CW: Montana Leonard, soccer, Calgary
  • OUA: Mikayla Morton, soccer, Ottawa (Winner)
  • RSEQ: Mélissa Roy, soccer, UQAM
  • AUS: Jenna Boudreau soccer, Acadia

*Player bios courtesy U SPORTS member conference