Alex Bishop of the Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team and Taytum Clairmont from the Waterloo Warriors women’s hockey squad are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Month for November 2019.
Male Athlete of the Month: Alex Bishop, Toronto
A second-year netminder, Bishop has been a dominant force between the pipes for the No. 4 nationally-ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team.
The commerce major started in eight of nine games for the Blues in November, registering eight of his U SPORTS-leading 13 wins during that time. Bishop amassed two shutouts, 207 saves, a 1.38 goals-against averageand a .950 save percentage. A native of Richmond Hill, Ont., Bishop has led the Blues to 12 straight victories, something the team has not achieved since the 1981-82 season, as well as a first-place standing in the OUA West division and U of T’s highest national ranking since the 1992-93 season.
- CW: Grayson Pawlenchuk, hockey, Alberta
- OUA: Alex Bishop, hockey, Toronto (Winner)
- RSEQ: Alexandre Obomsawin, volleyball, Laval
- AUS: Cole Long, basketball, Memorial
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Female Athlete of the Month: Taytum Clairmont, Waterloo
Fifth year forward Taytum Clairmont tore up the OUA in the month of November for the Waterloo women’s hockey team.
Clairmont found the back of the net nine times and added five assists, while leading her Warriors to a 6-3-1 record for the month. Clairmont was on the scoresheet eight out of the 10 games played by the Warriors and is a huge reason why the black and gold found their way into the U SPORTS Top 10 earlier in the season for the second time in program history. She plays key minutes for the Warriors, includingtop 5-on-5 minutes, and is critical to both the power play and penalty kill. Clairmont is first in OUA and fifth in U SPORTS in points with 19 (10G, 9A) and continues to score highlight reel goals, turning heads across the league, including her between the legs breakaway goal that got picked up by both Sportsnet and TSN last weekend.
- CW: Keyleyn Filewich, basketball, UBC
- OUA: Taytum Clairmont, hockey, Waterloo (Winner)
- RSEQ: Justine Pelletier, rugby, Laval
- AUS: Siobahn Birch, hockey, Saint Mary’s
- Player bios courtesy U SPORTS member conferences