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October 18, 2019 | Rugby (W)

Shawna Brayton was the only Stinger named to the first team.

7 Stingers named to RSEQ rugby honour roll

Concordia Stinger third-year forward Shawna Brayton of Châteauguay, Que. was named a first team all-star and six teammates were named to the second team when the RSEQ announced its 2019 award winners on Oct. 17.

In six games, Brayton scored three tries and connected on 22 converts and one penalty for 62 points. She led the Stingers in scoring and was second in conference behind Laval’s Anne-Charlotte Beaulieu who had 71 points.

This is Brayton’s second league award. She was a second team all-star in 2018.

Two fifth-year players lead the second team all-stars - scrum half Lia Hoyte and flanker Mercedes Martino. Hoyte scored two tries this season. She was a first team all-star and a second team all-Canadian in 2018. Martino helped the high-scoring Stingers with five tries this season.

Fourth-year centre Emily Magee, who scored five tries in four games, earns her first league honour. Veteran flanker Laetitia Royer, who scored four tries in six games, adds to her impressive résumé. In 2017, she was a first team RSEQ all-star and a second team all-Canadian.

Jasmine Baxter, a second year wing, earns her second conference award. She was a second team all-star last season. This year she rolled up 41 points - four tries, nine converts and a penalty.

The final Stinger named to the honour roll is rookie fullback Mahalia Robinson, who scored five tries in six games.

The Stingers travel to Quebec City to take on the Laval Rouge et Or in the conference semifinal on Saturday at 1 p.m. The teams did not meet in regular season play, leading to a showdown between two undefeated teams. Both posted perfect 6-0 win-loss records and then the Stingers defeated the Carleton Ravens 18-14 in a quarterfinal game last Friday. The Rouge et Or had a bye in the first round of the playoffs.