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Toronto Varsity Blues - 2017-18 Season

Head Coach:Michele Belanger (39th season)
Other staff: Tamara Tatham (Assistant Coach), Valentin Crainic (Assistant Coach), Kyra Kristensen-Irvine (Assistant Coach), Alaine Hutton (Assistant Coach), Adrian Lightowler (Strength & Conditioning Head Coach), Alanna Veerman (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Josh Downer (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Kristina Smith (Sport Psychologist), Christine Cho (Health & Well-Being Consultant), Elaine Cook (PhD Graduate Student), Marcel Charland (Staff Therapist), Amjad Albaghdadi (Student Therapist), Sarah Jeraj (Student Therapist), Carly Browning (Student Therapist)
League:OUA East
Website:Team website link

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordU Sports RecordOverall Record
11-120.4781466-144863.7 - 63.017-180.4862230-218063.7 - 62.317-180.4862230-218063.7 - 62.3

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
4Keyira Parkes Guard5-33Scarborough, ONSt. John Paul II Secondary
5Rahshida Atkinson Guard5-95Scarborough, ONSt. Joseph's College
6Mahal De La Durantaye Guard5-82Toronto, ONThe Linden School
7Elise Holt Forward5-111Tiny, ONGeorgian Bay District Secondary
8Diedre Edwards Guard5-75Hamilton, ONSt. Thomas More Secondary
9Corinne Smith Guard5-81Miami, FLSt. Thomas Aquinas High
10Christine Jurcau Guard5-61Richmond Hill, ONBayview Secondary
11Nada Radonjic Forward6-02Toronto, ONBill Crothers Secondary
12Sarah Bennett Forward5-113Toronto, ONBishop Allen Academy
13Sara Knowles Forward6-01Coquitlam, BCGleneagle Secondary
14Emily Piccini Forward5-105Dundas, ONSt. Mary Secondary
15Josipa Curic Forward6-21Mississauga, ONSt. Francis Xavier Secondary
21Charlotte Collyer Forward6-03Colleyville, TXColleyville Heritage High
22Kirsten MacLeod Guard5-51Mississauga, ONLoyola Secondary
24Connie Harris Forward6-23Markham, ONSaint Augustine Secondary (Lethbridge)

Awards presented

Keyira Parkes OUA Third Team All-Star

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Oct 6, 2017Montreal, QCAlgomaWin74-37StatsConcordia Classic
Sat Oct 7, 2017Montreal, QCUPEILoss60-64StatsConcordia Classic
Sun Oct 8, 2017Montreal, QCConcordiaLoss64-73StatsConcordia Classic
Thu Oct 12, 2017Waterloo, ONYorkWin53-49StatsNaismith Classic
Fri Oct 13, 2017Waterloo, ONWaterlooWin63-37StatsNaismith Classic
Sat Oct 14, 2017Waterloo, ONStFXWin63-44StatsNaismith Classic
Fri Oct 20, 2017Montreal, QCQueensLoss95-992OT, StatsMcGill Redbird Classic
Sat Oct 21, 2017Montreal, QCMcGillLoss58-78StatsMcGill Redbird Classic
Sun Oct 22, 2017Montreal, QCStFXWin70-55StatsMcGill Redbird Classic
Thu Dec 28, 2017Toronto, ONVictoriaWin65-64 Holiday Hoops Tournament
Sat Dec 30, 2017Toronto, ONVictoriaLoss49-59 Holiday Hoops Tournament
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Sat Oct 28, 2017Sault Ste. Marie, ONAlgomaWin67-28Stats 
Fri Nov 3, 2017London, ONWesternLoss59-60OT, Stats 
Sat Nov 4, 2017Windsor, ONWindsorLoss60-83Stats 
Fri Nov 10, 2017Toronto, ONBrockWin71-46Stats 
Sat Nov 11, 2017Toronto, ONMcMasterLoss47-71Stats 
Sat Nov 18, 2017Guelph, ONGuelphLoss52-69Stats 
Fri Nov 24, 2017Toronto, ONWilfrid LaurierLoss67-69Stats 
Sat Nov 25, 2017Toronto, ONWaterlooWin66-39Stats 
Wed Nov 29, 2017Toronto, ONRyersonLoss63-71Stats 
Fri Dec 1, 2017Toronto, ONLakeheadWin72-64Stats 
Fri Jan 5, 2018Ottawa, ONOttawaLoss44-61Stats 
Sat Jan 6, 2018Ottawa, ONCarletonLoss44-66Stats 
Fri Jan 12, 2018North Bay, ONNipissingWin71-53Stats 
Sat Jan 13, 2018Sudbury, ONLaurentianLoss76-82Stats 
Fri Jan 19, 2018Toronto, ONYorkLoss66-71Stats 
Sat Jan 20, 2018Toronto, ONQueensLoss66-74Stats 
Fri Jan 26, 2018Toronto, ONCarletonLoss54-72Stats 
Sat Jan 27, 2018Toronto, ONOttawaWin62-53Stats 
Fri Feb 2, 2018Toronto, ONRyersonWin85-84Stats 
Fri Feb 9, 2018Kingston, ONQueensWin79-76Stats 
Sat Feb 10, 2018Toronto, ONYorkWin59-57Stats 
Fri Feb 16, 2018Toronto, ONLaurentianWin75-67Stats 
Sat Feb 17, 2018Toronto, ONNipissingWin61-32Stats 
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Wed Feb 21, 2018Ottawa, ONOttawaLoss50-73StatsOUA Playoff Round 1

Overall scoring summary for the season

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Keyira Parkes2781630.267-17139.2151-37040.853-7570.711-84953.551345944942215.6
Rahshida Atkinson3384125.537-13028.5145-41335.169-9473.429-961253.8783176154639612.0
Sarah Bennett3372722.013-5225.0102-26638.334-6850.065-1151805.57329468252517.6
Nada Radonjic3371221.634-10831.596-23441.022-3268.841-1171584.844185014392487.5
Charlotte Collyer1020820.84-1526.728-7238.97-1546.721-37585.82482034676.7
Diedre Edwards3393928.52-1612.554-18329.590-16155.955-811364.143106623502006.1
Emily Piccini3368420.73-1915.871-19237.046-6966.749-631123.48331508341915.8
Christine Jurcau3359518.016-8419.054-19727.423-3076.717-41581.83133392301474.5
Mahal De La Durantaye2838113.62-922.221-8225.620-3458.821-26471.7521329617642.3
Sara Knowles3035111.75-2123.819-6230.69-1369.213-21341.1421725915521.7
Elise Holt19794.24-1526.75-2222.76-875.03-11140.792600201.1
Josipa Curic251716.81-1100.010-2441.75-1145.59-32411.6236972261.0
Connie Harris201045.20-00.09-2045.02-450.09-15241.2163640201.0
Kirsten MacLeod15634.21-1100.04-850.00-10.05-5100.71170390.6
Corinne Smith6162.70-00.01-250.01-425.00-440.74020030.5
* Team Totals336687202.6189-64229.4770-214735.9387-61962.5348-748109633.257433248683314211664.1

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Keyira Parkes1750529.744-9645.8102-21946.637-5369.86-53593.531184132828516.8
Rahshida Atkinson2357224.924-8827.3105-29236.047-6968.120-63833.6562249103228112.2
Nada Radonjic2351722.530-9033.375-17443.110-1855.628-921205.23515369291908.3
Sarah Bennett2354923.99-3625.077-19439.726-5250.050-891396.05324374211898.2
Diedre Edwards2365928.72-1414.338-13129.064-11754.728-54823.63376473331426.2
Emily Piccini2353223.13-1717.651-14335.734-5265.435-50853.76128395231396.0
Christine Jurcau2342318.413-6121.332-12525.621-2680.86-25311.3222329221984.3
Sara Knowles2028214.15-1533.318-4936.79-1369.29-17261.3351619813502.5
Mahal De La Durantaye2130314.42-728.613-5424.115-2268.214-23371.8411124511432.0
Charlotte Collyer11818.0  1-333.3  0-777.01 4  22.0
Josipa Curic171528.91-1100.010-2245.53-742.99-27362.120566 241.4
Elise Holt10494.93-1225.03-1816.73-475.01-670.7813  121.2
Connie Harris12544.5  4-1330.80-20.05-11161.37163 80.7
Kirsten MacLeod6203.31-1100.01-250.0  1-230.5  3  30.5
* Team Totals234635201.5137-43831.3530-143936.8269-43561.8212-51973131.840324034358211146663.7

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Keyira Parkes32 on Oct 20, 2017 vs Queens8 on Oct 22, 2017 vs StFX3 on Oct 8, 2017 vs Concordia
Sarah Bennett25 on Jan 13, 2018 vs Laurentian16 on Nov 24, 2017 vs Wilfrid Laurier3 on Feb 10, 2018 vs York
Rahshida Atkinson23 on Feb 9, 2018 vs Queens11 on Nov 24, 2017 vs Wilfrid Laurier4 on Jan 13, 2018 vs Laurentian
Nada Radonjic21 on Feb 16, 2018 vs Laurentian13 on Dec 1, 2017 vs Lakehead2 on Oct 7, 2017 vs UPEI
Charlotte Collyer16 on Oct 14, 2017 vs StFX14 on Oct 22, 2017 vs StFX3 on Oct 13, 2017 vs Waterloo
Emily Piccini13 on Jan 13, 2018 vs Laurentian8 on Feb 2, 2018 vs Ryerson4 on Jan 13, 2018 vs Laurentian
Diedre Edwards12 on Nov 18, 2017 vs Guelph11 on Oct 22, 2017 vs StFX8 on Jan 26, 2018 vs Carleton
Christine Jurcau12 on Nov 10, 2017 vs Brock5 on Oct 22, 2017 vs StFX4 on Jan 12, 2018 vs Nipissing
Sara Knowles9 on Jan 6, 2018 vs Carleton7 on Nov 25, 2017 vs Waterloo3 on Nov 29, 2017 vs Ryerson
Mahal De La Durantaye8 on Jan 5, 2018 vs Ottawa7 on Nov 11, 2017 vs McMaster3 on Nov 25, 2017 vs Waterloo
Josipa Curic6 on Jan 20, 2018 vs Queens5 on Jan 12, 2018 vs Nipissing2 on Jan 20, 2018 vs Queens
Elise Holt6 on Jan 20, 2018 vs Queens3 on Oct 22, 2017 vs StFX1 on Oct 6, 2017 vs Algoma
Connie Harris4 on Oct 6, 2017 vs Algoma5 on Oct 20, 2017 vs Queens1 on Oct 7, 2017 vs UPEI
Kirsten MacLeod4 on Oct 8, 2017 vs Concordia2 on Oct 13, 2017 vs Waterloo1 on Oct 6, 2017 vs Algoma
Corinne Smith3 on Oct 6, 2017 vs Algoma3 on Oct 6, 2017 vs Algoma 

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