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November 3, 2023 | Football

From the top left: Gagné, Tchembe, Brissault, Roy, Maximuik & Pfeiffer BadouxFrom the top left: Gagné, Tchembe, Brissault, Roy, Maximuik & Pfeiffer Badoux

Five Stingers named to RSEQ Football All-Star team

Offensive lineman Karim Brissault, defensive lineman Nicolas Roy, running back Franck Tchembe, linebacker Loïk Gagné, and punter Eric Maximuik were named RSEQ All-Stars for the 2023-24 season.

Franck Tchembe leads the conference in rushing, with 529 yards and three touchdowns in eight games. He averages six yards per carry and 66.1 yards per game. The third-year running back also earned the title of RSEQ offensive player of the week for his performance in the game vs. Sherbrooke on Sept. 8.

The Stingers’ rushing offence is first in the RSEQ, and six-foot 314-pound OL Karim Brissault is an important contributor to this success. The Stingers average 6.4 yards per carry for a total of 1207 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Loïk Gagné was named RSEQ defensive player of the week twice this season (Sept. 16 and Oct. 28 games vs. McGill and Montréal, respectively). The linebacker leads the Stingers in tackles with 31 solos and 11 assists, for a total of 36.5 in eight games (3.5 tackles for loss). He also has two sacks, and one forced fumble.

Nicolas Roy leads the Stingers with 2.5 sacks. The defensive lineman has nine solo tackles and five assists for a total of 11.5 (3.5 tackles for loss) in seven games.

Eric Maximuik earned a spot on the All-Star team as a punter. The fourth-year player leads the conference with 2084 yards and 47 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt, with his longest punt reaching 63 yards.

Brissault, Tchembe, and Roy are studying Recreation and Leisure Studies, Gagné is studying Athletic Therapy, and Maximuik is completing a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Coach Émilie Pfeiffer Badoux was also named volunteer assistant coach of the year. She’s been with the Stingers for two years, coaching special teams and is very dedicated to the football program. Pfeiffer Badoux is also a full-time Montreal police officer and played flag football for Team Canada.