Week Ending November 29, 2015
Men's Water Polo
Yorek Hurrelmann (Ottawa, ON) – goaltender for the Carleton Ravens men’s water polo team – was the difference maker in the team’s 10-9 overtime victory against the top-ranked Toronto Varsity Blues in the OUA Championship game on November 29.
The Ravens forced overtime against Toronto late in regulation, where both teams were subjected to an overtime shootout round. In the most pressure-packed moment of the season, the 6’3″ backstop saved the day as he provided four massive penalty shootout saves on six Toronto shots, including the game-clinching block, to help Carleton capture the gold medal for the first time since 2013.
Hurrelmann, a second-year player, was thrust into the starting job this season when veteran team captain Ben Bouwer moved from goaltender to utility player, forcing the inexperienced netminder to adapt quickly. In just a few months, Hurrelmann has shown consistency in goal and has provided vocal leadership in the back to help the Ravens fill the void on their way to a third OUA banner in five years.
Yorek is enrolled at Carleton’s Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
The outstanding contributions of third-year forward Heather Lindsay (Ottawa, ON) have ignited the Ravens (5-2) to three straight regular season wins, including two impressive results over Western and Windsor this past weekend.
In Carleton’s 67-43 victory over the Mustangs on November 27, Lindsay poured in 22 points (11-14 FG), grabbed 8 rebounds while adding 2 assists and 2 steals in 24 minutes of play. The following night against the Lancers, Lindsay led the game in scoring with 24 points (10-15 FG) while also adding 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot to help the Ravens upend the defending five-time CIS champions in an 80-63 win. Her double-double against Windsor was Lindsay’s fourth of the season.
Lindsay – a 6’3″ forward – currently ranks 6th in the OUA in scoring with 17.4 points per game, while placing 3rd in the OUA in rebounding with 9.9 RPG. She is currently one of only three OUA women’s basketball players who ranks in the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding.
Heather is enrolled in the Environmental Studies program at Carleton.