Male athlete of the Week – Sam Robson, Men’s Soccer
Sam Robson of the Niagara College men’s soccer program has been named this week’s Male Athlete of the Week.
Since he assumed the starting goalkeeping duties for the Knights last season, the veteran fourth year native of Milton has been outstanding for the Knights.
Last week was no different, as the 5’11 Advanced Law student recorded his second shutout of the 2017 season during the team’s impressive 3-0 road victory over the Lambton Lions.
Robson has played a major role in helping lift the Knights to a 3-1 start to the 2017 season. Robson has started all four of the Knights games, allowing just one goal in the process.
“Sam has been outstanding this year. He has really managed to elevate his game and has now established himself as one of the premier goalies in the OCAA” said Niagara Knights assistant coach Rino Berardi. “Sam’s on-field leadership is a big reason why we are off to a terrific start this season.”
Robson and the rest of the Niagara College men’s soccer program will look to stretch their winning streak to four games when the team travels to Ancaster on September 26th to take on the Redeemer Royals.
Female athlete of the Week – Kaylee Boulley, Women’s Soccer
Kaylee Boulley of the Niagara College women’s soccer program has been named this week’s female athlete of the week.
The first year native of Chatham joined the Knights this September out of Ursuline College Catholic Secondary school.
After suiting up for three games from her midfield position, she was thrust into the Knights’ starting goalkeeping role after a pair of injuries to team’s two other keepers.
Boulley was put through a one-week goalkeeping bootcamp by Knights’ assistant coach Gerry D’Angelo in advance of the team’s September 23rd 2-1 road victory over the Lambton Lions. Boulley was outstanding for the Knights in the win.
“Kaylee played a confident game, saved a penalty kick, and helped seal our first victory” said Niagara College women’s soccer head coach Rob Lalama. “Just to overcome the pressure of that situation is admirable, she did a great job for us.”
Boulley and the rest of the Niagara College women’s soccer program will look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday, September 26th when the team travels to Ancaster to take on the Redeemer Royals.