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Stars of the Week

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams are pleased to announce the following student-athletes as the Stars of the Week, ending January 27th.

Lauren Nicholson - Hockey - 3rd Year - Business Management
Another week, another appearance in the Stars of the Week for Lauren Nicholson. The third year forward keeps on producing for the Rams, netting two goals and an assist this week. Her overtime goal on Friday night lifted Ryerson to a win over Waterloo, while her goal against Brock tied the game and sent it to overtime on Saturday. Nicholson now has 12 goals this season which is a new single-season record at Ryerson. Her 19 total points this year rank her fourth in the OUA while her 12 tallies is good for third in the league.

Sara Piana - Volleyball - 4th Year - Arts & Contemporary Studies
A pair of solid outings this weekend lands Sara Piana among the Stars of the Week for the first time. On Saturday afternoon Piana racked up 11 kills and a 0.500 hitting percentage in a three set sweep of RMC. The following day she earned eight kills, six digs, and one and a half blocks to help Ryerson sweep Queen's. The two wins push the Rams win streak to seven games and cements them at top spot in the division.

Cara Tiemens - Basketball - 5th Year - English
On a weekend where not much went right for the women's basketball team, Cara Tiemens was a standout performer. On Friday night Tiemens shot 4-for-7 from three point range and finished with 13 points, three rebounds and one steal in a narrow loss to Ottawa. The next night, Tiemens knocked down another 13 points and added four rebounds, four steals, and two assists in a solid outing at both ends of the floor.

Ryan Fayaz - Curling - 2nd Year - Business Management
Second year vice Ryan Fayaz had a strong weekend at the McMaster Invitational curling spiel, helping the Rams finish atop their pool. He had three strong games in pool play to lead Ryerson to a finals appearance. In the final on Sunday, Fayaz stepped into the skip position and called a great game to set up his teammates for success and put them in a position to win. Unfortunately Laurier made a draw on their last rock to take the win, but the Rams are looking strong ahead of the OUA championship in two and a half weeks.

Matt Mistele - Hockey - 3rd Year - Criminology
The OUA's leading scorer was up to his usual tricks this weekend, netting four points in two games for the Rams. Mistele scored the game-winning goal on Friday with one second to spare, and added an assist as Ryerson beat Western. The next night Mistele scored an impressive power play goal and added an assist in the Rams' 5-1 win over Windsor. His 45 points on the season continues to lead the OUA and is just one point shy of Ryerson's single-season record of 46 points.

JV Mukama - Basketball - 5th Year - Child & Youth Care
Going into the weekend with an air-cast on one foot, you might be surprised to see JV Mukama among the Stars of the Week, but he dropped two of his best performances against two of the best teams this weekend. On Friday night Mukama netted 24 points and pulled in 11 rebounds to lead the Rams to a win over No. 7 Ottawa. The next night, Mukama played all 40 minutes and scored 25 points while adding five rebounds, three assists, and two steals as Ryerson handed No. 1 Carleton their first loss this season. Mukama hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds to play on Saturday to give Ryerson the lead which they never relinquished.

The Stars of the Week is an opportunity for several of our exceptional student-athletes to be recognized each week. Stay tuned for the release of our Athletes of the Week.


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