UNB Reds Athletes of the Week

Mackenzie Sinclair
Women’s Soccer
2nd Year Bachelor of Arts
Camperdown, NS

The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week is Mackenzie Sinclair, from the women’s soccer team.

Sinclair displayed a flair for the dramatic in scoring two late goals, helping the Reds score a win and a draw in two weekend matches.

On Saturday, Sinclair scored both Reds goals, one in the 83rd minute and one late in extra time, to lift UNB to a 2-1 home field win over Saint Mary’s.

On Sunday, she was aggressive in creating offensive chances during UNB’s 0-0 draw at UPEI.

“Mackenzie scored a couple of key goals for us this weekend in our win over Saint Mary’s, a must win game for us,” said Reds head coach Jon Crossland. “She was in the right spot at the right time to score those goals. It’s taken a while, but hopefully those first goals will take the pressure off and help carry her through the remainder of the season.”

Sinclair and her teammates return to action on October 12th, when they visit Acadia.

Dan Walker
Men’s Soccer
4th Year Kinesiology
Fredericton, NB

The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza male Athlete of the Week is Dan Walker, from the men’s soccer team.

The fourth-year striker scored three goals and added three assists in a pair of weekend wins.

Walker was an instrumental offensive force during Saturday’s 6-0 home win over Saint Mary’s, scoring twice and earning Player of the Game honours.
He added another goal in Sunday’s win at UPEI.

“It’s so good to see Dan’s ongoing development,” said Reds head coach Miles Pinsent. “His hard work has enabled him to grow into a dominant player in this league.”

Walker and his teammates return to action on October 12th, when they visit Acadia.

(Submitted article)