UPEI announces the Panther Subway Athletes of the Week, September 4-10

Monday, September 11, 2017
Carly Connell and Sam Smiley

Every week, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes two student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. Congratulations to Carly Connell (women’s soccer) and Sam Smiley (men’s soccer), the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for September 4–10!

Carly Connell is a second-year Science student from Charlottetown, PEI and a midfielder for UPEI Women’s Soccer. The Panthers dropped a pair of games over the weekend, but Connell showed tremendous battling spirit, determination, and confidence. “Her consistent perseverance to take the tackles and get back on her feet is a great example of a player who gives it her all and is proud to wear the Panther jersey,” said coach Graeme McDonald.

Sam Smiley is a third-year fullback on UPEI Men’s Soccer and a Bachelor of Arts student. The Panthers lost their home opener Saturday against St. Francis Xavier, but rebounded with a win Sunday against Université de Moncton. “Sam was excellent in both games this weekend,” said coach Lewis Page. “He created chances and scored two goals from his midfield position.”

With four home games coming this weekend at UPEI, there really couldn’t be a better time to pick up your Panther Package. For just $75, you get 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
Athletics and Recreation
(902) 566-0991
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