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Sep 18, 2018

TORONTO - The following student-athletes have been recognized by the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) for their accomplishments during the seven-day period ending Sunday, Sept. 16.

Nichole Erb
School: Fanshawe
Program: Early Childhood Education
Year of Eligibility: 1
Sport: Women's Softball
Hometown: Monkton, Ont.
Fanshawe rookie pitcher Nichole Erb led the Fanshawe women's softball team to three victories this week. She went 3-0 on the rubber with wins against first-place St. Clair, defending champion Durham and Conestoga, all teams currently ahead of the Falcons (3-5) in the OCAA standings. Erb threw 331 pitches and 208 strikes over the six-game home stand, striking out 11. Her best performance came against Conestoga on Sunday in the second half of a doubleheader, allowing one run on three hits over five innings of work. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.

Elise Gregoris
School: Humber
Program: Protection, Security & Investment: CSI
Year of Eligibility: 5
Sport: Women's Softball
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Elise Gregoris had a monster week at the plate, going 9-for-15 (.600 batting average) with 10 RBI over the span of four games. Gregoris now leads the entire league with 17 RBI and a .556 batting average. She is closing in on the all-time Humber hit and runs records, and already holds mark for RBI. Gregoris has a nine-game hit streak in OCAA regular season games, with four multi-hit games in 2018, including a 4-for-4 day against defending champion Durham last Wednesday. She fell one RBI short of the single game OCAA RBI record of seven against Seneca on Sunday.

Richard John
School: Cambrian
Program: Civil Engineering
Year of Eligibility: 4
Sport: Men's Soccer
Hometown: North York, Ont.
Richard John was critical in the success of the Cambrian men's soccer team this past weekend, netting two goals on Saturday in a 3-0 win against Conestoga, and the opening goal in a 2-1 win on Sunday against the University of Toronto Mississauga. It marked his first goals in OCAA action since the 2015 season. The fourth-year winger was lethal when he got the ball, providing offence and leadership that lead Cambrian to two key away victories. At 2-2, the Golden Shield are in third place in the OCAA Central Division standings.

Jenna King
School: Durham
Program: Health & Fitness Promotion
Year of Eligibility: 4
Sport: Women's Soccer
Hometown: Ajax, Ont.
Jenna King, a fourth-year health and fitness promotion student, scored a win over St. Lawrence and a clean sheet draw against defending OCAA champion and No. 5 nationally-ranked Algonquin. After conceding an early goal to the Vikings, King shut the door the rest of the way in Durham's 6-1 victory in Kingston on Saturday. Her strong play continued into Sunday where she denied every Thunder opportunity in Durhams' 0-0 draw with Algonquin, helping pull the Lords (2-1-1) within one point of second place in the OCAA East Division.

Kyle Rooke
School: Mohawk
Program: Health Wellness and Fitness
Year of Eligibility: 3
Sport: Cross Country
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Kyle Rooke was the fastest of 76 competitors at the Fanshawe Invitational men's cross country race last Saturday. His time of 26:25 was nearly a minute better than the second place finisher, Ricky Nepomuceno of St. Clair. Rooke improved his eight kilometre time by two minutes and 27 seconds at the same race last year, and by one minute and 54 seconds over his time at provincials at the same site in 2017, where he finished 21st overall. On the strength of three top-five finishers, the Mohawk men placed third overall at the event as a team.

Justin Tota
School: Sheridan
Program: Bachelor of Athletic Therapy
Year of Eligibility: 3
Sport: Men's Rugby
Hometown: Tottenham, Ont.
Third-year fly half Justin Tota was all over the pitch in defending OCAA champion Sheridan's season-opening win over Conestoga last Wednesday, leading the charge defensively, while orchestrating an attack that put up 48 points. Tota scored the opening try four minutes in and was featured on two more in the second half, both of which could go on a shortlist of best tries of the season. He tacked on three converts to round out a 21-point day. Including post-season, Sheridan was won four straight against OCAA competition.

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