Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Bend It Like Bonasia

Londoner wins OUA East/West Player of the Year and joins four teammates and coach on soccer all-star squad
Nov 2nd, 2004
by Claire Baillie

Hamilton – With the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Women’s Soccer Championship set for this upcoming weekend at Queen’s University, the league is pleased to announce the 2004 all-stars and major award winners as selected by the coaches. 2001 OUA and CIS Rookie of the Year Cristina Bonasia from The University of Western Ontario Mustangs was named the OUA East/West Player of the Year as she helped lead the Mustangs to a number one ranking in the country and an undefeated 10-0-1 regular season record. Bonasia was second in scoring for Western, scoring eight goals on the season. Four-time OUA all-star and former all-Canadian Ciara Gaizutis from the York University Lions received the OUA North/South Player of the Year in her fifth and final season of her storied OUA career. The fifth-year defender was a major piece of the Lions successful year in which they lost just one regular season game and allowed just four goals in 11 games. Leading the league in scoring in just her first year of OUA competition, the University of Ottawa’s Ramata Coulibaly was recognized as the OUA East/West Rookie of the Year. Coulibaly netted 12 goals in 12 games, including a pair in her second league game. From the North/South Division, Ashley DePalma from the York Lions was honoured as Rookie of the Year. DePalma led the Toronto school with eight goals during their North division regular season title. The two Coaches of the Year will battle it out in this weekend’s second semi-final when Rob Gallo and his Laurentian University Voyageurs attempt to become the first team this season to defeat Mike Van Bussel and the top ranked Western Mustangs. Gallo, who was also honoured in 2002, leads the Sudbury squad to their first ever OUA Final Four. Van Bussel, last year’s OUA North/West Coach of the Year repeated the honour as he looks to give the Mustangs their first OUA women’s soccer title since 1998. The OUA Women’s Soccer Final Four starts Saturday at Queen’s University in Kingston.
The schedule is as follows: November 6, 2004 SEMI-FINALS 12:00 pm - Toronto vs. Queen's 2:00 pm - Laurentian vs. Western November 7, 2004 BRONZE MEDAL - 1:00 pm GOLD MEDAL – 1:30 pm
EAST / WEST DIVISION Player of the Year Cristina Bonasia Western Rookie of the Year Ramata Coulibaly Ottawa Coach of the Year Mike Van Bussel Western
NORTH / SOUTH DIVISION Player of the Year Ciara Gaizutis York Rookie of the Year Ashley DePalma York Coach of the Year Rob Gallo Laurentian
Ciara Gaizutis Defender York Donna Carvalhal Defender Toronto Ashleigh Dolbaczuk Midfield Toronto Melanie Hol Midfield Brock Nancy Hill Midfield Guelph Cara Smith Defender Laurentian Ashley DePalma Midfield York Kristy de Vries Midfield York Sandra Hill Defender McMaster Lauren Karst Midfield Toronto Andrea Tristo Goalkeeper Toronto
Karla Winters Striker Brock Stephanie Muldoon Midfield Nipissing Loretta DeThomasis Defender Toronto Emily Robson Midfield Guelph Michelle Edgar Midfield Brock Erin Osborne Defender Toronto Natasha Jacinto Defender York Kathryn Matheson Sweeper Guelph Nicole Peckham Midfield Guelph Laura Shoots Striker McMaster Tiffany Scriver * Goalkeeper Brock Anna Violo * Goalkeeper Nipissing * - denotes a tie
Cristina Bonasia Striker Western Melissa Abraham Defender Ottawa Diana Burmester Midfield Carleton Eilish McConville Striker Queen’s Allison Oosteruis Midfield Western Anna Singer Midfield Queens Ramata Coulibaly Striker Ottawa Sarah Barradas Striker Queen’s Dominik Bertrand Striker Ottawa Kate Crowley Midfield Western Kate Chambers Goalkeeper Queen’s SECOND TEAM
Arden Jobling Defender Ottawa Stacy Siopis Defender Carleton Tory Westbrook Striker Waterloo Nicole Grinstead Midfield Waterloo Jenny Bryne Midfield Western Kristy Elinsky Defender Laurier Libby Starnes Midfield Carleton Ashley Barrett Midfield Queen’s Stacy Warren Midfield Ottawa Jenn Kitching Defender Laurier Jessy Kapitany Goalkeeper Western


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