Griffins Athletes of the Week

Feb 21 2012

Kristen Monasterski
Sport: Women’s Basketball
Program: Bachelor of Arts
Hometown: Marwayne, AB

Performance Highlights: “Kristen continued to lead the Griffins this past weekend in their final weekend of league games in two wins over King’s University. In each game Kristen was a dominant force on the defensive and offensive glass completing the Griffins undefeated regular season,” commented Head Coach Rob Poole. “She continues to be a leader on and off the court as the Griffins prepare for post season play. Kristen has been one the league’s premier forwards this season and will be counted on to continue her outstanding performances as the Griffins seek their first ACAC championship.”

Kristen finished the weekend with 19 rebounds and 31 points in two games versus King’s University College.

MVB_Mark Van Drunen
Mark Van Drunen
Sport: Men’s Volleyball
Program: Bachelor of Arts, 4th year
Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Performance Highlights: “Mark was instrumental in MacEwan's two wins over King's College on the weekend,” said Head Coach Brad Poplawski. “His leadership in the backcourt has been an important element for the team all year. His consistent passing and spectacular defense make him a great choice for the Hudson's Athlete of the Week. “

Van Drunen finished the weekend with back to back 15 and 21 digs performances. He also finishes his career at MacEwan University as the ACAC’s all-time dig leader.

Honourable mentions:

David Carr – Men’s Hockey
“David collected three goals and four assists in two must win games over Briercrest College and Seminary this past weekend. His strong play helped propel us into our first play-off position in four seasons,” commented Head Coach Jamie Langley. “David has been a surge of energy since joining us for the second half of the season.”

Anwar Faza – Men’s Basketball
“Anwar was a solid contributor both nights, finishing with back to back Player of the Game nods after contributing 32 points and 8 rebounds in the Griffins victories. He was able to break the zone defense with his attacks to the rim in the first game in the second game, he had a solid night shooting the ball,” commented Head Coach Peter Guarasci. “Both nights Anwar was a warrior on the glass, helping the team win the rebound margin.”