OTTAWA (CIS) – Janine Frazao, a soccer player from the University of British Columbia, and Kyle Bortis, a hockey player from the University of Saskatchewan, are the CIS female and male athletes of the week on Wednesday.
Frazao, a fourth-year student from Port Moody, B.C., tallied five goals and a pair of assists in two contests last weekend as the Thunderbirds blanked Saskatchewan, 4-0, and nationally ninth-ranked Regina, 6-0, to improve to 6-1-0 in conference play and move into the CIS Top 10, in tenth place. The 5-foot-5 forward kicked off the two-game set with a goal and two helpers against the Huskies on Friday night, before exploding for four goals in a span of 23 minutes Saturday against the Cougars. In seven games this season, the 2011 Canada West scoring champion ranks second in the conference in goals (8) and third in points (11).
Acadia rugby player Allison Jordan, Montreal soccer player Éva Thouvenot-Hébert and Queen's soccer player Jackie Tessier were also nominated for the women's award.
Bortis, a fourth-year agriculture and bioresources student from Saskatoon, was in on eight of the Huskies' 10 goals during the first weekend of the regular season as Saskatchewan opened the Canada West schedule with a two-game road sweep against CIS newcomer Mount Royal, 5-4 and 5-3. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward was the hero in Friday's season opener as he scored the game-winner with one second left in regulation, after picking up a pair of helpers earlier in the contest. The 2011-12 conference all-star was even more productive the following night when he assisted on all five Huskies' goals.
Saint Mary's soccer player Adam Miller, Laval cross-country runner Anthony Larouche and Laurentian soccer player Matt George were the other male nominees.