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Madison Aberg of the University of Victoria Vikes women’s rugby team and Sebastian Colyn from the Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Month for September 2017.


Colyn, a first-year keeper from Langley, B.C., went 4-2-4 in 10 games, highlighted by 2-0 victory on Sept.23 against the then-No.1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears. The win was one of four shutouts for the rookie goaltender, who finished the month with a 0.97 goals-against average, and 39 saves on 48 shots.

Aberg, a third-year centre from Calgary, Alta., recorded 10 tries and 50 points leading Victoria to three victories, including back-to-back 82-0 blowouts of Alberta and UBC. Aberg’s best performance of the month came on Sept. 24 when the Vikes veteran crossed the try line five times in a 59-20 win over Lethbridge. Aberg was previously named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week and Canada West Female First Star of the Week for her performance against Lethbridge.

U SPORTS launched the Athlete of the Month award for the 2016-17 season to give outstanding athletes larger recognition for their passion, accomplishments,and dedication to sport. From the winners of the U SPORTS Athletes of the Week in a given month, U SPORTS chooses one male and one female male athlete for the monthly title.

The period for September 2017 Athletes of Month runs Monday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 1.

Male nominees:
Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Jacob Schroeter, soccer, Queen’s
Sept. 4-10: Abdallah El-Chanti, soccer, Ryerson
Sept. 11-17: Frédéric Lajoie-Gravelle, soccer, Montreal
Sept. 18-24: Sebastian Colyn, soccer, Trinity Western (winner)
Sept.25-Oct.1:  Patrick Pranger, soccer, Saskatchewan 

Female nominees:
Aug. 28-Sept.3: Laurie Houle, rugby, Laval
Sept. 4-10: Mega Ripplinger, soccer, Saskatchewan
Sept.11-17:Claire Sumner, cross country, Queen’s
Sept. 18-24:Jaslan Stirling, field hockey, York
Sept.25-Oct.1: Madison Aberg, rugby, Victoria (winner)


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