Men’s Football News

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Offensive Player of the Week: Olivier Roy, Concordia

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Hometown: Donnacona, Que.
  • Year of Eligibility: 4th
  • Program: Human Relations

Olivier Roy was excelled on Friday in Concordia’s 40-23 victory over the McGill Redbirds in the annual Shaughnessy Cup. The fourth-year quarterback completed 22 out of 33 passes for 328 yards and a 67 per cent completion rate. Roy stole the show by throwing for five touchdowns, tying for the fourth all-time best performance in the RSEQ. Roy’s efforts helped the Stingers clinch third place in the RSEQ with one game left to play.

Other Nominees:

  • AUS: Olivier Burnett, Bishop’s
  • OUA: Tristan Lefebvre, Carleton
  • CW: Garrett Rooker, UBC

Defensive Player of the Week: Zach Philion, Concordia

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Year of Eligibility: 4th
  • Program: Human Relations

Zach Philion was critical in holding back the offensive in Concordia’s 43-20 win against McGill on Friday night in the annual Shaughnessy Cup. The fourth-year linebacker made 5.5 tackles (five solo, one assist), including three tackles for losses of 20 yards and a sack. Despite the Redbirds’ breakthrough in the final quarter, Philion’s early efforts ensured a significant lead for the Stingers and were enough to give Concordia the win over their crosstown rivals.

Other Nominees:

  • AUS: Graham Nightingale, Acadia
  • OUA: Tyson Hergott, Waterloo
  • CW: Kwadwo Boahen, Alberta

Special Teams Player of the Week: Jonathan Giustini, Alberta

  • Position: Kicker
  • Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
  • Year of eligibility: 4th
  • Program: Business

Jonathan Giustini’s performance on Friday was historic as not only did he help Alberta to a 35-25 win over Manitoba, but also broke his school’s career record for scoring. By collecting 15 points in the game, he surpassed the previous mark of 251, and now has 260 points for his career. Giustini went four for five on field goals, with his longest at 47 yards, and added three conversions. His performance helped set up a first place showdown between his Golden Bears and the UBC Thunderbirds this week.

Other Nominees:

  • AUS: Xavier Gervais, Bishop’s
  • RSEQ: Vincent Blanchard, Laval
  • OUA: Daniel Kubungo, Western