Female Athlete of the Week – Emma Caldwell, Women’s Curling
Emma Caldwell of the Niagara Knights women’s curling team has been named this week’s female athlete of the week. Caldwell helped lead the Knights to a Silver medal finish at the 2017 OCAA Curling Championship in Sault St. Marie.
The St. Catharines native is in her first year of eligibility for the Knights. From the skip position the former E.L. Crossley Cyclone led her team to Niagara College’s first women’s curling medal since the 2012-13 season. Caldwell was named an OCAA second team all-star for her performance.
The Knights went 4-2 during round robin play, before defeating the top-ranked Fleming Knights 7-5 in their semi-final matchup. The Knights faced the powerhouse Humber Hawks in the final and were edged out 6-4.
The silver medal will see the Knights advance to the 2017 CCAA national championship being hosted from March 21-23 in Camrose, Alberta.
Male Athlete of the Week – Jeff Scott, Men’s Volleyball
Jeff Scott (Georgetown) of the Niagara College men’s volleyball program has been named this week’s male athlete of the week.
The six-foot-four outside hitter wrapped up his stellar five-year career this week when the Knights were eliminated from the OCAA playoffs on February 19th. Scott enters the history books as the Knights’ men’s volleyball program all-time leader in Points (930), Kills (770), Service Aces (81), Digs (515), and Games Played (83).
During Scott’s career he was named All-Canadian (2015-16), Academic All-Canadian (2015-16), OCAA First Team All-Star (2015-16), OCAA Second Team All-Star (2012-13), OCAA Rookie of the Year (2012-13), OCAA Championship All-Star (2014-15), and a CCAA Championship All-Star (2014-15). Scott was also a catalyst for the 2014-15 Knights team that captured the OCAA Gold Medal and CCAA Bronze medal.