UPEI Women’s Rugby Coach Shannon Atkins is very pleased to announce that Lauren Sheidow is joining the Panthers for 2014–15.
“Lauren is a powerful player that will add strength to the scrum,” commented Coach Atkins. “It is really important for UPEI to have the top Island players, like Lauren, playing for us to maintain the competition level necessary for success.”
The seventeen-year-old daughter of Jeff and Marcia is from Summerside and recently graduated from Three Oaks Senior High School where she was awarded “The Heather Moyse Award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics and Community Involvement,” sponsored by the City of Summerside.
“I am thrilled to be attending UPEI this fall,” commented Sheidow. “Along with rugby, I made my choice to attend UPEI based on the school’s great reputation and its quality Faculty of Science program; along with the wonderful educational and sports facilities and the Celebrating Student Achievement Scholarship program.”
Sheidow added, “I have a genuine love for the sport of rugby including, including the physicality, the competiveness, the strategy involved, the necessary team work required and the long lasting friendships that are formed as a result of being involved in the sport.”
Sheidow was a member of the TOSH school rugby program for three years, was selected a league All-Star this spring and helped the Axewomen win the provincial high school championship. Sheidow was named Co-MVP for TOSH. In 2013/2014, Sheidow was a member of the provincial Under-18 rugby team.
UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman welcomes Sheidow to the UPEI family. “I have seen Lauren compete for the green and gold, it will be a pleasure to see her in the green and white! We are pleased to welcome Lauren to the Panther family of student-athletes. We look forward to Lauren’s contribution in the classroom, community, and in competition!”
Sheidow has enrolled in the Faculty of Science with interest in studying Kinesiology.
Go Panthers Go!
About UPEI Athletics and Recreation
• Nine varsity sports and six club team programs
• Proud member of the AUS and CIS
• Athletic facilities include: Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place
• Home of Panther Sports Medicine
• Other facilities available to students and the community at large include: fitness centre, squash and racquetball courts, competition and leisure pool with hot tub, and two ice arenas