Male Athlete of the Week- Robert Zalewski
Robert Zalewski of the Niagara College men’s volleyball program has been named this week's male athlete of the week. The Knights’ 1st year Libero from Ingersoll, Ontario earned the award after posting strong defensive performances in each of the program’s victories this weekend over the Conestoga Condors (Jan 13th) and Sheridan Bruins (Jan14th).
“Robbie is really coming into his own as a leader” said Knights head coach Nathan Groenveld. “To step into our starting rotation as a rookie and play the way he does proves just how impressive this kid really is.”
Zalewski has been the backbone of this Knights’ defence unit, leading the program with 79 digs. The Knights hope that the 1st year libero can continue to develop and be a major part of this program for years to come.
Zalewski and the Knights will be back in action Thursday, January 18th when they host the visiting Humber Hawks (8-2, 3rd OCAA West) at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre.
Female Athlete of the Week- Courtney Kilyk
Courtney Kilyk of the Niagara College women’s basketball program has been named this week’s female athlete of the week. Kilyk earns the award after leading the Knights in both points (12) and assists (8) in their latest 84-57 victory over the UTM Eagles.
The Fonthill, Ont. native has been impressive in her first season with the Knights, averaging 11.8 points through the team’s first eleven games. The fifth year former Notre Dame standout is also contributing 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
“Courtney has been a major part of the success we’ve had as a program this season,” said Knights’ head coach Mike Beccaria. “She is a skilled veteran who will be relied uopn heavily down this season's end of year stretch.”
Kilyk and the Knights will look to continue their success in 2018 when they travel to Hamilton, Ontario Thursday, January 18th to face off against the hometown Mohawk Mountaineers (12-1, 2nd OCAA West).