Week 4 (Oct. 8-9, 2021)
Guen O’Hara (London, ON) was a star in week 4 both at the plate and on the mound, helping lead the University of Waterloo Warriors to a perfect 3-0 record for the week with wins over the McMaster Marauders and Guelph Gryphons. Offensively, O’Hara went 7 for 11 with one walk, for an on-base average 0.667. On the mound, O’Hara earned two wins for the Warriors. Over 10 innings pitched, she allowed only six hits, two earned runs and one walk, while striking out 17 batters.
Week 3 (Oct. 2-3, 2021)
Sam Povilaitis (Mississauga, ON) was a hitting machine for the Laurier Golden Hawks in week three of the OIWFA season. The Golden Hawks went 2-0 with two wins over the Guelph Gryphons. Povilaitis went 5-7 at the plate with 3 singles, 1 double, 1 triple and 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Povilaitis also provided stability defence for the Golden Hawks with a 1.000 fielding percentage up the middle for the purple and gold.
First-year student-athlete Samantha Beneteau (Amherstburg, ON) helped lead the University of Waterloo Warriors to a 3-1 record in week three of the OIWFA season. At the plate Beneteau batted .615, going 8 for 13 which included 4 singles, 3 doubles and 1 home run. She scored 5 runs and drove in 7 over the four games against Brock and Windsor. Beneteau also contributed a strong defensive performance for the Warriors, playing all four games at shortstop.
Week 2 (Sept. 25-26, 2021)
Erika Degabriele (Brampton, ON) was the catalyst for the Gaels during week 2 in their 4-0 weekend with wins over Carleton and the Rams.
Over the course of the weekend, Degabriele had 7 hits (1 single, 4 doubles and a triple), with 7 RBIs and scored 6 runs while also stealing two bases. Her batting average now sits just over .500 and her slugging average is a strong .818. Her contact average is 1.000 indicating that for all plate appearances she has put the ball in play and has yet to be struck out this season.
Degabriele contributed an equally strong defensive performance at second base. She has a perfect fielding percentage and with 10 total chances to field the ball she recorded 8 assists and two putouts on her own.
Week 1 (Sept. 18-19, 2021)
Katie Humhej (Surrey, BC) led the University of Toronto Varsity Blues to a 4-0 opening weekend. Humhej went 2-0 on the mound for Toronto, including throwing a no hitter. She pitched 11 innings with only one hit allowed and recorded 19 strikeouts. Offensively, Humhej batted .571, going 8-for-14 with two doubles and one triple, four RBIs and scored three times.
Jordanna Hartley (Newmarket, ON) of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees was key both offensively and defensively for the Gee-Gees in their 4-0 opening weekend. Hartley played all four games. She went 2-0 on the mound, pitching two full 5-inning run rule games, one being a no hitter. She gave up only three hits and one earned run while recording 15 strikeouts. At the plate, Hartley batted .417 with two doubles and two homeruns.
The Athletes of the Week award is chosen by the OIWFA Executive. Coaches should nominate a student-athlete that stands out based on their performance on and/or off the field weekly.
Coaches: Please use the form below to nominate an athlete each week. Also please submit a photo of the athlete you have selected, and the reasons for their nomination. Submissions should be sent to the OIWFA President.