Week 5 (Oct. 14-16, 2022)
Amelia Collet (Seattle, WA, USA) helped lead Toronto to a 5-1 record in Week 5 and 2nd place in the East Division with her offensive performance. Collet batted .632 with a .667 OBP and 1.053 slugging percentage. She collected two doubles, three triples and seven RBI. Collet also scored six runs herself and tallied four stolen bases.
Week 4 (Oct. 7-9, 2022)
Lauren Beattie (Oakville, ON) was a powerhouse at the plate for the Waterloo Warriors this past weekend, making big contributions to help keep the Warriors in the thick of the West division playoff chase. Leading the charge from the leadoff position, Beattie went 10 for 16 for a .625 average. That included three singles, two doubles and five triples. She had 5 RBI, and also scored 5 runs herself. Beattie finished the weekend with an OPS of 2.022.
Cylee Hickey (Kingsville, ON) led the Windsor Lancers both offensively and defensively to a 2-0 weekend, and two crucial wins in the push for playoffs. At the plate, Hickey went 4 for 6 with two walks, four RBIs, and drove in the winning run in the extra inning to secure the game 1 win. Hickey also contributed a strong defensive performance up the middle for the Lancers, playing both shortstop and second base over the two games.
Week 3 (Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022)
Ainsleigh Wedow (Mitchell, ON) was dominant both offensively and defensively for the Mustangs in Week 3. Helping lead Western to a 6-0 weekend, she batted 0.733 (11/16) with 6 singles, 1 triple, and 4 home runs (including a grand slam). Wedow scored 9 runs and recorded 14 RBI. In the circle, she won 2 games, throwing both a perfect game and a 2-hitter.
Heather Diercks (Etobicoke, ON) was commanding on the mound for the Laurier Golden Hawks, leading them to a 3-1 record this past weekend. Diercks recorded 2 wins and a save. She threw 15 innings and gave up only 2 runs, both unearned. Her performance included 17 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of just .193.
Week 2 (Sept. 23-25, 2022)
Blythe Hilpert (Waterloo, ON) was unstoppable at the plate for the Western Mustangs in Week 2 of the OUS season. The Mustangs went 2-0 (with 2 rainouts), led by Hilpert’s offence. In the two 4-inning run rule wins, Hilpert recorded 6 hits (2 doubles), scored 5 runs & picked up 3 RBI. She batted 1.000 (6 for 6), did not commit an error defensively, and made a spectacular jumping catch of a line drive heading for right field.
Zoe Moore (Kanata, ON) was the spark in the Warriors lineup, leading them to a 4-0 record this past weekend. She went 9 for 14 at the plate, for a .642 average, tallying 9 hits which included a triple, a homerun, 2 walks and 7 RBI. Moore also scored 7 runs over the 4 games.
Week 1 (Sept. 10-18, 2022)
Taryn Millar (Dundas, ON) was an integral part of Queen’s University going 6-0 this past weekend. Millar batted .517 with 13 hits. She had 5 stolen bases, 4 RBIs and scored 13 runs. Millar was also solid defensively for the Gaels, recording 12 put outs, with several diving catches.
Tanis Drover (Georgetown, ON) helped lead Brock University to a 3-1 opening weekend record. Through 4 games, Drover had 12 plate appearances, 10 at-bats, a .600 average and a 1.100 slugging percentage. She had 6 hits, including 1 double and 2 triples, collecting 8 of the team’s RBIs. Drover stole 2 bases and scored 6 runs.
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.
2021 Athletes of the Week
Week 1 – Katie Humhej (TOR), Jordanna Hartley (OTT)
Week 2 – Erika Degabriele (QUE)
Week 3 – Samantha Beneteau (WAT), Sam Povilaitis (LAU)
Week 4 – Guen O’Hara (WAT)
Week 5 – Arianne Levesque (OTT)