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Athletes of the Week

Week Ending November 1st, 2015

Jesse Mills

Football

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Ravens quarterback Jesse Mills (Halifax, NS) had one of the best games of his CIS career in a 39-8 playoff victory over the Queen’s Gaels on October 31st.

Mills threw for a 2015 season-high of 334 yards (the second highest total in his CIS career) on 15 of 21 passing completions for a completion percentage of 71.4%.

Mills, a 4th-year pivot, connected with Wilson Birch (45-yard TD), Nate Behar (42-yard TD) and Quinton Soares (78-yard TD) for his 3 touchdown passes on the day before sitting most of the 4th quarter.

The former Citadel High School product helped lead the Ravens to their first playoff victory since 1986. With the win over the Gaels, Mills and the Ravens will visit the Guelph Gryphons in the OUA semi-finals on October 7th.

Jesse is enrolled in Communications at Carleton University.

Sarah Royer

Women's Soccer

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Ravens women’s soccer co-captain Sarah Royer (Lethbridge, AB) was an instrumental figure in Carleton’s OUA playoff performances this past week.

On October 28th, Royer showed great leadership on the pitch with tremendous poise and strength in the midfield as the Ravens pulled off an unlikely 2-0 road victory over UOIT in the OUA East quarter-finals to keep the team’s season alive.

On November 1st, Royer played in her final CIS soccer game against bitter rivals uOttawa. Despite the team being knocked out in a 4-3 extra time marathon, the 5th-year midfielder was a tremendous catalyst in helping bring the team back from a 2-0 halftime deficit. Royer’s incredible 30-yard long-distance strike into the top corner in the 69th minute helped the Ravens tie the game at 2-2.

With the team playing down a player for the majority of the game, Royer also filled in admirably in Carleton’s defence when the team required support in the back line.

Sarah is studying Psychology and Political Science at Carleton.