Lien Phillip

Local sports awards honour Lancer student-athletes

Olympian Melissa Bishop was named female athlete of the year and UWindsor women’s basketball was named team of the year, leading a contingent of Lancer athletes to win recognition at the Windsor Essex County Sports Persons of the Year awards ceremony Tuesday.

Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) also won the female track and field athlete of the year award after becoming just the third Canadian woman ever to run the 800 metres in under two minutes and competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Lancer named all-Canadian in men’s basketball

Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday it had named Lancer power forward Lien Phillip a men’s basketball second team all-Canadian.

Head coach Chris Oliver praised Phillip’s contributions.

“This season, Lien became our leader and the best player on our nationally-ranked team. The level of excellence and the consistency at which he has scored and rebounded this year in my mind puts him on par with any player in the country,” he said. “Additionally, Lien is a tremendous presence on defence where he blocks, rebounds and changes shots with his activity and length.”

Lancers honoured as west division men’s basketball player and coach of the year

Ontario University Athletics handed two major awards to Lancers at its Wilson Cup awards breakfast Friday, naming power forward Lien Phillip its west division player of the year and Chris Oliver coach of the year.

Phillip, a fourth-year player who stands 6' 8", established himself as the premier big man in the province. He averaged 14.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game in helping Windsor reach first place in the OUA west and the no. 6 ranking in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Women’s basketball team carrying Lancer banner

Women’s basketball is the only Lancer team still in the playoff hunt, after a 73-51 victory Saturday over the McMaster Marauders earned it the right to host the Ontario University Athletic championship this weekend, as well as a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport title tournament in Regina, March 15 to 17.

It will be Windsor’s fifth straight trip to the national final eight. The squad has won the Bronze Baby trophy the past two years.

Three Lancers among men’s basketball all-stars

Three members of the Lancer men’s basketball team have been named west division all-stars by Ontario University Athletics.

Forward Lien Phillip joins the first-team squad after leading the league with 222 rebounds and 14 double-double performances this season. His 14.9 points per game also made him Windsor’s leading scorer.

Guards Josh Collins and Enrico Diloreto were second-team selections. Collins’ 49 steals topped the OUA and Diloreto scored at a 13.9 points per game pace. Read “Lancer Basketball earns three OUA all-stars” at