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October 31, 2018 | Rugby (W)

Stinger Lia Hoyte earns all-Canadian rugby award

Concordia Stinger Lia Hoyte was named to the U SPORTS women's rugby second all-Canadian team when the national honours were announced at the championship gala in Wolfville, N.S. tonight.

A fourth-year scrum half from Gatineau, Que., Hoyte scored one try and was named the game MVP three times in seven regular season games. She was selected by the conference coaches to the RSEQ’s first all-star team.

“She deserves to be recognized as she has worked hard to get to a place where she is in a leadership role for the team,” said Stingers head coach Jocelyn Barrieau. “Her decision-making and skill set made her stand out this season and because she was executing everything at such a fast pace, it added a dynamic element to our attack.

“Lia injects speed into all elements of the game. Whether it is attacking the defensive line from the base of a ruck or making a decision on a penalty to put a team under pressure; there is always an element of speed in what she does.”

Hoyte studies in Concordia’s prestigious Exercise Science program

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