UPEI announces the Panther Subway Athletes of the Week, September 11–17

Posted: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sarah MacVarish and Lee Wesselius

Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Sarah MacVarish (women’s soccer) and Lee Wesselius (cross country), the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for September 11–17!

Sarah MacVarish is a second-year forward from Stratford, PEI, and a Bachelor of Arts student at UPEI. MacVarish scored in each of UPEI’s games over the weekend. “Sarah’s speed, strength, and power proved to be too much for both defences,” said coach Graeme McDonald. “Sarah always has a positive attitude—she gives her all every time she is on the field and takes pride in wearing the panther jersey.”

Lee Wesselius is a second-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student from River Glade, New Brunswick and a member of the cross country team. Wesselius finished second place out of 57 runners in the eight-kilometre race at UNB/STU Invitational in Fredericton. He had an outstanding run against the top university runners in the AUS, leading the Panthers to their best ever finish in a conference meet. “While Lee’s individual performance was impressive,” said coach Colin MacAdam, “his hard work and leadership has had a positive effect on his teammates, who all performed personal bests or very close to personal bests. A very worthy athlete of the week selection.”

With the 2017–18 season still so young, there really couldn’t be a better time to pick up your Panther Package. For just $75, the package includes admission to every home game for UPEI Women’s and Men’s Soccer, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Rugby, UPEI Women’s and Men’s Basketball, and UPEI Women’s Hockey. Head to gopanthersgo.ca and click on ‘tickets’!

And don’t forget, UPEI students get into all Panther home games for free. Let’s fill the stands and make 2017–18 the best season ever!

Ron Annear
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Athletics and Recreation
Phone: 
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