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October 24, 2002 Stingers roundup



by John Austen

Wrestlers earn medals in Ontario
Concordia wrestlers Martine Dugrenier and Tyler Marghetis won medals at the CIS wrestling championships held recently at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

Dugrenier won the gold medal in the women’s 70 kg weight class and is was named a CIS All-Canadian. She dominated her category, winning her preliminary matches 5-0, 11-0 and 15-5. In the gold medal competition, she easily defeated Megan Buydens from University of Saskatchewan 12-2. Dugrenier will now turn her attention to preparations for the Canadian championships in May.

The winners in May advance to the world championships, which will be held in New York in September.

Marghetis, a 19-year-old rookie with the wrestling team, capped off a superb freshman year with a silver medal in the 76 kg division. He also received All-Canadian honors. At the nationals, he struggled in his first match, losing 5-3, then went on to win his next two preliminary contests 9-1 and 10-1. In the gold medal match, Marghetis lost 8-0 to Calgary’s David Kooperberg.

Three other members of the Concordia team competed at nationals: Tony Ronci, 65 kg, fifth; Jason Chen, 72 kg, seventh, and Elvin Dewarder, 57 kg, eighth.

Stingers named All-Stars
Four Concordia basketball players earned spots on the QSSF basketball all-star teams, which were announced late last month. Philippe Langlois and Patrick Perrotte were named to the first all-star men’s team.

Langlois, a point guard, scores 10 points a game and leads the conference in assists with a 5.3 average.

Perrotte, a rookie forward, leads the Stingers in scoring with 18 points a game and rebounding with 5.4 a game.

From the women’s team, Pascale Morin was a first team all-star, while M.J. Raposo was named to the second team. Morin, a second-year guard, ranked at the top of the conference in scoring with 12.4 points a game. Raposo is the team’s top rebounder with an average of 5.5 a game and second-leading scorer on the Stingers with 10.9 points a game.

Theriault named to all-rookie hockey team
Patrice Theriault, a first-year defenceman, was named to the OUA men’s hockey all-rookie team last week. He came to Concordia from the Victoriaville Tigres of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he made a trip to the Memorial Cup in his final year.

“Patrice has had an incredible first year in the OUA, coach Kevin Figsby said. “He plays power play, penalty kill and is on the ice in all crucial situations. He is also the leader among defenceman on the Stingers.”

With five goals and 15 assists in 24 games, Theriault was the top scorer among defencemen and ranked fourth overall in team scoring.