Athletes of the Week - February 3-9

Keirstin Visser, Women's Hockey
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Posted on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 3-9 are Keirstin Visser, Women’s Hockey; and Zachary Laustsen, Swimming. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Keirstin Visser, Women’s Hockey; and Zachary Laustsen, Swimming

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of February 3-9

Why: Keirstin Visser, a fourth-year science student from Crapaud, PEI, is stalwart on the blue line for the UPEI Women’s Hockey Panthers. During last week’s three games, the team had only five goals against in regulation time, a tribute to Visser’s strong defensive play. With the women’s team now having secured a playoff position, Visser will be relied upon for her solid “D” and leadership both on and off the ice.

Zachary Laustsen, a second-year arts student from Lower Sackville, NS, had strong swim performances at the 2014 AUS Swimming Championship hosted by Memorial University. Highlights included seventh place finishes in both the 200 IM and 100 Fly. Laustsen also won the consolation in the 200 fly, and reached the consolation final in 50 Fly.

Visser and Laustsen will be recognized at this week’s UPEI Athletes of the Week Celebration on Thursday, February 13 at 12:45 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall. All are welcome.

Zachary Laustsen, SwimmingZachary Laustsen, Swimming

Panther Action this week:

Friday, February 15
7:00 pm (W) Hockey @ Mount Allison
7:30 pm (M) Hockey vs. Saint Mary’s

Saturday, February 16
6:00 pm (W) Basketball @ Memorial
7:00 pm (M) Hockey vs. Saint Francis Xavier
8:00 pm (M) Basketball @ Memorial

Sunday, February 17
11:00 am (W) Basketball @ Memorial
1:00 pm (M) Basketball @ Memorial

Go Panthers Go!

For information:
Ron Annear
UPEI Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991, annear@upei.ca