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Athletes of the Week

Week Ending October 11th, 2015

Nathaniel Hamlin

Football

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Nathaniel Hamlin (Ottawa, ON) played one of his best football games of the season in a 52-0 rout over the York Lions on Friday, October 9th.

Hamlin was a beast on both sides of the pigskin, making 6.5 tackles on defence, as well as tying a CIS record late in the game.

With the Ravens in the driver’s seat, and holding a comfortable 45-0 in the 4th quarter, Hamlin made the play of the game when he caught a missed York field goal deep in Carleton territory and returned it 129 yards for a touchdown. The crowd on hand exploded in elation when Hamlin broke through the final Lions defender on his way to the York end zone. The return tied a CIS record, one that Hamlin now shares with his teammate Tunde Adeleke, who performed the same feat in a 2013 contest against the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Hamlin, a 3rd-year defensive back, is studying Communications at Carleton.

Olivia Merritt

Rugby

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Olivia Merritt (Victoria, BC) was the x-factor in the rugby team’s 34-19 defeat of the Bishop’s Gaiters on Sunday evening at MNP Park. Olivia powered the Ravens to their first victory of the season as her exploits helped Carleton rally twice to overcome the Gaiters’ strong start.

Merritt, a center, scored five tries in the game while tallying 25 of Carleton’s 34 points. Several of Olivia’s scores were impressive full-field sprints that left her opponents in the dust. It was a great showing from Merritt and one of top individual performances in the program’s history. It was the second highest scoring total in a game for a Raven.

Merritt, who is in her second year of eligibility, is currently enrolled in a master’s program at Carleton’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs