Purple Pipe: Jenna Byrne
Fresh off its inaugural presentation last
week, The Gazette's version of an Athlete of the Week award,
the Purple Pipe is back.
This week's recipient is a first-time winner
of the prestigious award. In fact, when told she had won, she
didn't even know what it was. Although we were insulted, we
decided to let her off the hook since she has only been at Western
for about two weeks.
This week's winner is Jenna Byrne, a first-year
member of the Mustangs women's soccer team. Byrne was a key
part of the Mustangs 6-0 win over Laurier on Saturday.
In her first regular season university game
Jenna said she was nervous but didn't show it as she scored
three goals for the Mustangs.
Her team's unbeaten weekend and her impressive
rookie debut made her an easy choice for this week's Purple
|A SMILE ONLY A HAT TRICK COULD
MUSTER. Purple Pipe winner Jenna Byrne is exposed to the
Pipe... her life will never be the same.
with Jenna Byrne
The Gazette had a
chance to talk to rookie soccer sensation Jenna Byrne, this
week's Purple Pipe winner.
What program are you in and why?
Science - it's interesting. I've been doing it all my life and
I want to follow in my parents footsteps.
The science program and the soccer team,
they're awesome. I knew they were one of the best in Canada.
What skills do you bring to the team?
Strength on the flanks. I have a positive attitude and I'm outgoing.
But, I'm a rookie and I'm still nervous.
After last week's impressive performance,
what do you need to do to keep it up?
Keep working hard, be strong on offense and defense and try
to continue to score. I don't consider myself a scorer, so I
want to create scoring - an assist is just as good as a goal
The women's World Cup starts next
week, who's going to win?
Obviously Canada! The U.S. has no chance anymore.