Hamilton, Ont. - Five Carleton Ravens were honoured today when the OUA celebrated its football award winners at the annual OUA Awards. Along with All-Rookie Team member Kaden Boomer, Ravens Pat Lavoie, Louis Lavaud, Kaseem Ferdinand and Brandon Forcier all received OUA All-Star Honours.
Louis Lavaud was the Ravens's lockdown corner this year providing leadership on and off the field. A shutdown corner, lining up against Lavaud was often like running a route to an island, quarterbacks throughout the OUA avoided his side of the field, yet he still recorded 25.0 tackles and a forced fumble.
Tristan Lefebvre's favourite target Kaseem Ferdinand led the Ravens with over 500 receiving yards as he continues to develop into one of the best wide receivers in the league. Ferdinand added another 300-plus on punt returns as the Ravens' top all-purpose threat.
Third-year kicker Brandon Forcier had a great year for the Ravens nailing a number of clutch field goals and a memorable rouge at Waterloo to help the Ravens clinch a playoff spot. Forcier was third in the OUA in field goals made and was nearly perfect for most of the season eventually completing 16 of 20 attempts including a career-long 47-yard field goal against Waterloo.
A true leader on the Carleton line, Patrick Lavoie continued to establish himself as one of the top linemen in our conference. Playing on the weak side, Lavoie protected Tristan Lavoie in his first year as a start while he passed for a program record of 2065 yards.
The Ravens were joined at the ceremony by rookie Kaden Boomer who was announced as a member of the All-Rookie team on Monday.