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Mohamed El Gandour of the Mount Royal Cougars and Montana Leonard from the Calgary Dinos are the U SPORTS Athletes of the Week for the period ending October 17, 2021.

Mohamed El Gandour, Mount Royal Cougars

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Mohamed El Gandour's strong play could not have come timely for the Cougars. With Mount Royal in a log jam atop the conference's Central Division, the Cougars were able to take the full six points in their weekend series with Saskatchewan, thanks to El Gandour's excellent play.

With a pair of victories, the Cougars moved into sole possession of first place with 18 points.

The third-year forward recorded a hat-trick on Saturday, scoring all three of Mount Royal's goals in a 3-1 victory. On Sunday, the Calgary native was at it again, tallying again in the 41st minute to help the Cougars to a 3-2 win. 


  • CW: Mohamed El Gandour, Mount Royal, soccer (Winner)
  • OUA: Sebastien Guerrieri, Waterloo, soccer
  • RSEQ: Thomas Fafard, Laval, cross-county
  • AUS: Matty Whelan, Memorial, swimming

Montana Leonard, Calgary Dinos

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Montana Leonard scored a pair of goals in each of the Calgary Dinos two wins over the Alberta Pandas on the weekend, breaking a school record and tying a conference mark in the process.

In Saturday's 3-2 win, Leonard found the back of the net twice before the game was 10 minutes old. The pair of goals made Leonard the all-time leading scorer in Dinos history and the program's single-season scoring record holder.

The record books needed rewriting again on Sunday, this time at the conference level, after Leonard's two goals in Calgary's 2-0 win moved the Richmond, B.C. native into a tie for the most goals scored in a single Canada West season.


  • CW: Montana Leonard, Calgary, soccer (Winner)
  • RSEQ:  Victoria Iannotti, McGill, volleyball
  • AUS: Kate Williams, Memorial, swimming