After a stellar week of play, a pair of Capilano University Blues student-athletes have been named PACWEST Athletes of the Week in week 2 of regular season play. Capilano has taken home three of the four Athlete of the Week awards so far this season.
Squaring off against two of the top offences in the PACWEST, rookie defender Claire Ye more than held her own. On Saturday she helped limit the third ranked Douglas Royals to one goal in the Blues 2-1 win. Then on Sunday she helped deliver a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw against the VIU Mariners. Ye’s ability to defend one-on-ones and break up dangerous attacks has been instrumental in the Blues having allowed the fewest goals in the Conference.
Fifth-year midfielder Nicolas Morello had an impact on both sides of the ball all weekend for Capilano, culminating in the Blues’ 2-0 win over the third ranked VIU Mariners on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, Morello scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick, then on Sunday he set-up the game-winning goal. From a sideline throw in, he launched the pass into the box before it was headed home. On the defensive side, Morello’s pressure helped keep a high-powered Mariners offence off the scoresheet.