Gordon, Amoah and Mesher named Football Players of the Week

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team have announced their players of the week following the team’s Week 8 victory over the Windsor Lancers.

OFFENCE
Levondre Gordon – Running Back

Gordon, a native of Mississauga, Ont., continued what has been another outstanding season for the Hawks’ primary running back in their win over Windsor. The fourth-year sociology major posted a season-high 173 yards on 19 carries, including an impressive 36-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Laurier’s first major of the day. The performance leaves Gordon on the verge of his second straight season of at least 800 rushing yards as he sits third in the conference in both average rushing yards per game (107.0) and rushing touchdowns (seven).

This marks the fourth time this season, and eighth time in his career, that Gordon has been named Laurier’s Offensive Player of the Week.

DEFENCE
Will Amoah – Defensive Back

Amoah, a native of Kitchener, Ont., had arguably his finest performance of the season in what has been a breakout year for the graduate of St. Mary’s HS. The third-year arts major posted a career-high seven solo tackles while also picking off his fourth interception of the season. The seven total tackles leaves his third on the team this season with 26.0 while his four interceptions are tied for second in the OUA.

This marks the second time this season, and second time in his career, that Amoah has been named Laurier’s Defensive Player of the Week.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Nathan Mesher – Kicker

Mesher, a native of Waterloo, Ont., entered the record books on Friday for the Golden Hawks with a perfect game against the Lancers. The fourth-year business major connected on all four of his field goal attempts, as well as three extra points, giving him 275 points for his career, the most in school history. He passed former Golden Hawks Chris Mamo’s previous record of 270 points with a 42-yard field goal in the third quarter. A 17-yard field goal in the fourth quarter moved him into a tie with Ronnie Pfeffer for first on Laurier’s career field goals list with 53.

This marks the second time this season, and 10th time in his career, that Mesher has been named Laurier’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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