FB: Huskies dominate CW awards

FB: Huskies dominate CW awards

Saskatchewan's Adam Machart named Player of the Year

EDMONTON – The Saskatchewan Huskies got plenty of praise Thursday, as the 2019 Canada West football major award winners were announced.

Five of the conference's seven awards are headed to Saskatoon, as the defending Hardy Cup champion Huskies prepare for their rematch with the Calgary Dinos, which is set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. MST.

Running back Adam Machart headlines the winners, as the the third-year was unanimously selected as CW Player of the Year and the conference's nominee for the Hec Crighton Trophy as the nation's top university football player.

Along with Machart, teammate Ramsey Derbas was the other unanimous award winner, as conference coaches selected the Huskie linebacker as Rookie of the Year.

The conference's Outstanding Lineman (DL - Evan Machibroda), Outstanding Defensive Player (DB - Nelson Lokombo), and Coach of the Year (Scott Flory) awards also went to Huskies.

Manitoba's Derek Dufault (Student-Athlete Community Service) and Regina's Greg Nesbitt (Gino Fracas nominee) stood in the way of a Saskatchewan sweep.

Led by Machart, Saskatchewan takes aim at a second consecutive Hardy Cup Saturday in Calgary. You can watch the game by tuning into SaskTel (348), TELUS (997), BellMTS (1802) or Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: RB - Adam Machart

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • 3rd-year
  • Saskatoon, Sask.
  • Arts & Science
  • STATS: 156 rushes / 1,330 yards / 8 rushing TDs / 166.3 YPG

OUTSTANDING LINEMAN: DL - Evan Machibroda

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • 5th-year
  • Saskatoon, Sask.
  • Engineering
  • STATS: 5 sacks / 22 tackles / 2 forced fumbles

OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER: DB - Nelson Lokombo

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • 3rd-year
  • Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Kinesiology
  • STATS: 4 interceptions (2 for TDs) / 197 INT return yards / 4.5 tackles for loss / 23.5 tackles

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: LB - Ramsey Derbas

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • Saskatoon, Sask.
  • Business
  • STATS: 43 tackles / 1.5 tackles for loss / 1 interception

COACH OF THE YEAR: Scott Flory

  • Saskatchewan Huskies
  • 3rd season

STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE: DL - Derek Dufault

  • Manitoba Bisons
  • 5th-year
  • Winnipeg, Man.
  • Science
  • STATS: 7 sacks / 2 forced fumbles / 23.5 tackles

GINO FRACAS AWARD NOMINEE: Greg Nesbitt

  • Regina Rams
  • 16th season
About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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