Sept. 3 Brock report: Jack Nicholson golf tourney; soccer; baseball
Co-hosted by Brock University and Ridley College rowing, the first ever Coach Jack Nicholson Memorial Golf Tournament will be played Monday, Sept. 23 at Lookout Point Golf and Country Club in Fonthill.
Nicholson spent 59 years in a coach boat and coached athletes at all levels, from beginners to world champions. He coached at the Olympics, senior and junior world championships, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games. The two-time Rowing Canada Coach of the Year was the first head coach of the Brock rowing program and was the founder and captain of the Ridley College rowing program and the Ridley Graduate Boat Club.
The golf tournament is part of a joint $1 million fundraising campaign between Brock University and Ridley College to support the much-needed expansion of their joint boathouses.
The boathouse was built in 1986 on a limited budget and is no longer big enough. Several boats are stored outside and others in rafters. The planned expansion would add 30 feet to the overall length of our bays and increase shell capacity by 40 per cent.
People can help with the fundraising by taking part in the golf course, sponsorships for the golf tournament or direct donations to either Brock University Rowing or Ridley Rowing. For a tax receipt, address cheques to either Brock University Rowing (attn. Pete Somerwil) or Ridley Rowing (attn. Spencer Martin).
Donations of $1,000 or more — $1,000 or $200 per year over five years — will be recognized on a donour wall. Brock and Ridley will be coordinating the project in conjunction with the Canada Games Training Centre project on Henley Island. Costs will be minimized by utilizing specialized equipment on site.
BROCK ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
A pair of soccer players were named Brock University’s male and female athletes of the week.
Earning top female honours was Hamilton native was Erica D’Alesio. The striker scored the lone goal in a 1-1 tie versus Windsor and had four shots on goal in a 0-0 tie against Waterloo.
“We created so many chances, but we just couldn’t finish,” Brock head coach Kevin Trethowan said of the Laurier game. “On another day, this match could have ended 5-1.”
Churchill grad Marilena Spagnolo picked up the shutout versus Waterloo by making three saves.
Brock is at unbeaten Guelph (2-0-0) Friday.
Winning male athlete of the week honours was Jared Agyemang.
The fourth-year striker from Brampton scored twice for Brock last week. The Psychology major scored the second Brock goal in a 2-2 tie with Waterloo and netted the game winner on a penalty kick in a 2-1 doubling of the Windsor Lancers.
Marc Iantomas also scored for Brock against Waterloo and Governor Simcoe grad Carlos Williams also scored versus Windsor.
“Carlos scored a banger of a goal to open it up for us,” Brock head coach Lucio Ianiero said. “We took our chances with the veteran. It was a great time to get some fresh legs out there, because the guys had some heavy legs after a tough one yesterday where we gave up points late into the game.”
Keeper Alex May made 10 saves to record the victory.
“We keep giving the other teams opportunities to score, but thank goodness for Alex and we only limited them to one goal,” Ianiero said. “They earned some goals based on the chances we gave them.”
Brock is at Guelph Friday.
The Brock baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Erie Community College Kats, recording 11-3 and 10-7 victories.
Matt Casburn, Nate Laird, Tyler Giancos, and Dave Polson each had two hits in the 11-3 win and starter Brandon Underhill went four innings, allowing two runs on zero hits with four strikeouts.
In the 10-7 triumph, Brock scored seven runs in the second inning with Laird, Ashton Feijo, Ryan Bench, Casburn and Alex Emerson contributing RBIs in the inning.
Ben Tiw started for the Badgers and gave up one run on two hits over three innings, while striking out four batters and walking one.