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RBC Athlete of the Month: January

Track and Field

Niko Dowhos

Year: 1

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON

Program: Applied Life Sciences


LU vs The World :

Men’s 60m: 2nd 7.02

Men’s 200m: 1st 23.03

McGill Team Challenge: 

Men’s 60m: 3rd 6.93 (LU School Record)

James Daly Bison Classic:

Men’s 60m: 3rd 6.96

“Niko has had a great start to his first varsity season. He is currently ranked 8th in the OUA and 14th in USports in the Men’s 60m.”


Amy Stieh

Year: 1

Hometown: Shuniah, ON

Program: Physics


LU vs the World:

Women’s 300m: 1st 40.33

McGill Team Challenge:

Women’s 600m: 4th 1:34.53

James Daly Bison Classic:

Women’s 300m: 1st 38.99 (LU School Record)

“Amy has continued to improve each race this season. She has broken the LU school record in the 300m twice already this season and is currently ranked 5th the 300m and 12th in the 600m in the USports rankings.”



Rebekah Hara

Year: 2

Hometown: Ajax, ON

Program: Psychology


“Rebekah has been playing a new position all year and has taken the position and ran with it. She has become a vocal leader on and off the court. She has been able to stabilize our serve receive and lock down our defence. She currently sits 4th in the OUA in Digs with 210 and 5th in the OUA in Digs per set at 3.68. On serve receive she has been our best passer and someone our first years and other passers can rely on to take up lots of court. Continue to keep pushing and keep improving. It has been exciting to see the growth in a single season. We look forward to the growth that can come in the next few years. Congratulations Bek.”



John Campbell

Year: 2

Hometown: London, ON

Program: History


“John Campbell is a second-year history major from London, Ontario. John won the provincial junior championships and placed third at the OUA championships.”


Kara Nixon

Year: 3

Hometown: Fergus, ON

Program: Outdoor Recreation


“Kara Nixon is a third-year outdoor recreation student. Kara wrestled well at the Brock open early in January, and had a third-place finish at the OUA championships this past weekend.”


Men’s Basketball

Lock Lam

Year: 2

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Program: General Arts


“Lock had a big January, highlighted by his performances against Laurentian and Nipissing which he dominated the two-game set average with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6.5 blocks. Lock currently leads the country in blocks and was recognized as the OUA athlete of the week.”


Women’s Basketball

Sofia Lluch

Year: 2

Hometown: Mahón, Spain 

Program: Psychology


JANUARY STATS – 6 games (5 wins, 1 loss)

19.7 Points per game

48 FG%

33 3FG%

76 FT%

2.3 Steals per game

4.8 Assists per game

7 Rebounds per game


18 points, 11 rebounds vs Toronto

23 points, 7 rebounds & 6 assists vs Algoma

20 points, 9 rebounds & 5 assists vs Nipissing


Sofia has been absolutely phenomenal during our huge run over our last 8 games for which we have won 6 games. In January we have a 5-1 record and have firmly secured the final playoff position and Sofia has been our leader. Her play has had very few weaknesses and even in the games where she has struggled, she has found a way to play at a very high level in the fourth quarter when it matters most. Sofia is a very young player with a lot of talent and we have seen her grow considerably over the last month. I feel, with her tremendous work ethic, that she will only continue to grow and develop into a considerable force in the OUA.”



Josh Laframboise 

Year: 2

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON

Program: Psychology


“Josh has had a strong statistical month with 13 points in 10 games, 

The highlight of January was Josh’s hat trick against Brock this past Saturday 

Josh leads our team and currently sits in 4th in the OUA with 15 goals.”


Nordic Skiing

Levi Warkentine

Year: 4

Hometown: Winkler, MB

Program: Natural Resource Management 

“This veteran is extremely hard-working, committed to training, and sets a great example for his teammates. Levi had strong results at the Ontario Cup in early January with two top 5 results. He has worked hard all season and is looking in great shape to lead the wolves into the OUA Championships at the end of this month.”


Shaylynn Loewen

Year: 3

Hometown: Parry Sound, ON

Program: Physics 

“Shaylynn is in her third season with the Thunderwolves and has been a part of numerous championship teams in her time with the program. She brings a positive attitude and tremendous energy to the team. Shaylynn has had some strong results this season, most notably, a 2nd place finishes in the classic sprint race at the US Junior National Championships in Houghton, Michigan in early January. We are looking forward to her leading the team at the OUA Championships later this month in Sault Ste.Marie.”


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