Athletes of the month for November

Men’s basketball – Evens Laroche

Concordia men’s basketball team finished the month of November wins three wins and two losses, leaving them in second place in the RSEQ conference behind McGill. Accustomed to being at the top of the league, the team already equalled its loss total from last year in league play. Fifth-year forward Evens Laroche, however, continued his stellar play from last season. In five games this season, Laroche is averaging 14.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 30.2 minutes per game. He leads the team in steals with 14.


Women’s basketball – Kaylah Barrett

The women’s basketball team is off to a great start this season. After finishing last year with eight wins and eight losses, the Stingers have already equalled half of their wins from last year. Concordia leads the RSEQ conference with four wins and one loss. Kaylah Barrett leads her team with an average of 15.2 points per game, scoring 21 points on two occasions. She’s second on the team with an average of 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. The Brampton, Ont. native has been named PJ’s Pub Athletes of the Week by the athletics department twice in the month.


Men’s hockey – Etienne Archambault

The men’s hockey team continued to struggle during the month of November. In nine games, the team won twice, lost five and lost in overtime twice. It’s been a busy month for the squad as they’ve had to play back-to-back games every weekend and had to travel to Kingston, Toronto, Waterloo and Ottawa.

After three goals in October, Etienne Archambault remained consistent, notching three more goals in November. With two assists during the month, he has five points in seven games this month. The second-year forward leads the team with six goals, 12 points and 43 penalty minutes.


Women’s hockey – Emilie Bocchia

Despite another month where the Stingers women’s hockey team only managed to secure one victory, the team is definitely headed in the right direction come 2013. One of the players who stood out this past month has been fourth-year winger Emilie Bocchia, who amassed two goals along with three helpers in her team’s seven games. She also added the deciding goal in the 2-1 shootout victory over Carleton on Nov. 16.

– David S. Landsman, Concordian staff writer


Men’s rugby – Kim Haze Vuong

The men’s rugby team played three games during the month. They reached the finals in the RSEQ conference. After securing first-place in the league with a 39-7 victory against Bishop’s on the final day of the season, Concordia were matched up against Sherbrooke in the semi-finals. The Stingers cruised to the finals and had a chance to defeat rivals McGill at home for the RSEQ championship.

Kim Haze Vuong featured prominently in the Bishop’s and Sherbrooke games. Against the Gaiters, the first-year Montreal native scored a try and followed it up with two more against the Vert et Or.


Women’s rugby – Bianca Farella

After an RSEQ championship victory at the end of October, the women’s rugby team represented Quebec in the CIS nationals held in Antigonish, N.S. from Nov. 1 to 4. The maroon and gold played three games, two in the group stage and one for the bronze medal. Concordia won one and lost two, claiming fourth place overall.

Bianca Farella was named ‘Player of the Game’ in two of the three games. She had two tries in the first game against Queen’s and two tries against the Alberta Pandas in the bronze medal game. Following the tournament, Farella was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport ‘Rookie of the Year’ and an all-Canadian.


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