Two Right Touch Sports clients make USports 2018 All-Canadian Teams
Receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of Ottawa was named First Team All-Canadian, with Gittens Jr. earning the nod at both receiver and returner, while defensive lineman Trevaughan James of Whitby, Ont., was named to the second team.
It marks the fourth time in five seasons that three members of the purple and gold have earned All-Canadian recognition.
For Gittens Jr., he makes team history as he becomes the first Golden Hawk to be recognized as a First Team All-Canadian at multiple positions in the same season, one year after becoming the first Laurier player to be named to the first team and second team in the same year.
The dynamic fourth-year receiver had another outstanding season for Laurier in which he finished second in the country in receptions with 64 and fifth in receiving yards with 792. In the process, he set the OUA record for career receptions with 206 and became just the fifth player in U SPORTS history to eclipse 200 receptions in a career.
In the return game, Gittens Jr. finished second in the conference in punt return yards with 413 while adding 117 kickoff return yards to give him an OUA-best 1365 all-purpose yards for the season.
Rounding out Laurier’s All-Canadians is James who continued to be a dominating presence in the interior of the defensive line all year. He posted 17.5 tackles, including four for a loss, and 2.5 sacks while adding five pass breakups, the most of any defensive lineman in the OUA.
FIRST TEAM Offence
Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program C Samuel Lefebvre Laval 3 Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Que. Business Administration G Samuel Thomassin Laval 4 Quebec City, Que. Business Administration G David Brown Western 5 London, Ont. Science T Logan Bandy Calgary 2 Calgary, Alta. Kinesiology T Kétel Assé Laval 3 Quebec City, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Education REC Tyler Ternowski Waterloo 3 Hamilton, Ont. Economics REC Trivel Pinto UBC 4 Toronto, Ont. Arts REC Kurleigh Gittens Jr. Laurier 4 Ottawa, Ont. Sociology REC Kaion Julien-Grant StFX 4 Toronto, Ont. Human Kinetics RB Cedric Joseph Western 4 Montreal, Que. King's College RB Tyler Chow Saskatchewan 5 Calgary, Alta. Arts & Science QB Adam Sinagra Calgary 4 Pointe Claire, Que. Arts
DT Vincent Desjardins Laval 4 Quebec City, Que. Civil Engineering DT Evan Machibroda Saskatchewan 4 Saskatoon, Sask. Engineering DE Mathieu Betts Laval 4 Montreal, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Education DE Kene Onyeka Carleton 5 Brampton, Ont. Mechanical Engineering LB Fraser Sopik Western 4 Toronto, Ont. Social Science LB Ben Hladik UBC 2 Vernon, B.C. Arts LB Brian Harelimana Montreal 3 Laval, Que. Arts & Sciences FS Stavros Katsantonis UBC 4 Bakersfield, Calif. Arts HB Marc-Antoine Dequoy Montreal 3 Île Bizard, Que. Computer Science HB Will Amoah Laurier 3 Kitchener, Ont. Arts CB Jamie Harry Ottawa 4 Lachine, Que. Sociology CB Deane Leonard Calgary 2 Calgary, Alta. Business
P Brad Mikoluff Manitoba 5 Beausejour, Man. General Studies PK Niko DiFonte Calgary 3 Winnipeg, Man. Arts RET Kurleigh Gittens Jr. Laurier 4 Ottawa, Ont. Sociology
SECOND TEAM Offence
Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program C Jonathan Zamora StFX 3 Toronto, Ont. Business Administration G Mattland Riley Saskatchewan 3 Melfort, Sask. Engineering G Jacob Czaja StFX 5 Sudbury, Ont. Business Administration T Jesse Gibbon Waterloo 4 Hamilton, Ont. Environmental Management T Carter O'Donnell Alberta 3 Red Deer, Alta. Education REC Hunter Karl Calgary 4 Okotoks, Alta. Arts REC Régis Cibasu Montreal 5 Kinshasa, Congo Business REC Dylan Schrot Manitoba 5 Winnipeg, Man. Arts REC Gordon Lam Waterloo 2 Kitchener, Ont. Recreation & Leisure RB Jordan Socholotiuk StFX 5 Waterford, Ont. Arts RB Gabriel Polan Sherbrooke 4 Montreal, Que. Management QB Hugo Richard Laval 5 Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que. Mechanical Engineering
DT Trevaughan James Laurier 4 Whitby, Ont. Kinesiology / Physical Education DT Thomas Grant Acadia 4 Halifax, N.S. Business Administration DE Joel Van Pelt Calgary 5 Lethbridge, Alta. Science DE Tristian Koronkiewicz Saskatchewan 5 Regina, Sask. Education LB Boston Rowe Calgary 5 Calgary, Alta. Business LB Brad Herbst Saint Mary's 5 Ottawa, Ont. Criminology LB Lukas Korol Guelph 5 Dundas, Ont. Leadership & Organizational Management FS Daniel Valente Western 2 London, Ont. Social Science HB Shae Weekes Manitoba 2 St. Adolphe, Man. General Studies HB Nate Rostek Mount Allison 5 Stillwater Lake, N.S. Psychology CB Émile Chênevert Laval 3 Quebec City, Que. Medicine CB Bleska Kambamba Western 3 London, Ont. Kinesiology
P Marc Liegghio Western 3 Woodbridge, Ont. King's College PK David Côté Laval 2 Quebec City, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Education RET Trivel Pinto UBC 4 Toronto, Ont. Arts