sportkingston - The authoritative source for Golden Gaels football and Kingston Area high school sports

sportkingston Staff

Claude Scilley
Brought To You By

DCSun Internet Technologies
Kingston Paint & Decorating
Thank You To All Our Generous Supporters!
We Need Your Help Too!
Help Support This Site
Site Information

About This Site

Contact Us

Home > Articles > CIS Football > Seven Gaels named to OUA football all-star team

Seven Gaels named to OUA football all-star team

Posted: November 6th, 2013 @ 5:39pm

Seven members of the Queen's Golden Gaels - including three members of the defensive secondary - have been named to the Ontario University Athletics football all-star team. The team, chosen in a poll of the league's coaches, was announced Wednesday.

Corners Yann Dika-Balotoken and Andrew Lue and defensive halfback Tijani Chase-Dunawa are joined on the all-star defence by end Derek Wiggan and linebacker Sam Sabourin.

Sabourin and Lue are both three-time all-stars, while Chase-Dunawa and Wiggan were both selected all-stars for the second consecutive season.

Queen's, 8-1 and the second-place team in the regular year, has the most defensive all-stars of any team in the league.

Guard Derek Morris and tackle Josh Prinsen represent Queen's on the all-star offence.

Morris, a graduate of Napanee District Secondary School, is the only player returning to the first team all-star offence from 2012. Prinsen, from Holy Cross Secondary School, was named to the all-conference team for the first time.

Seven of Queen's defensive starters were named to an all-star team, as tackle John Miniaci and linebacker Justin Baronaitis were selected for the second team. Oddly, Baronaitis was chosen as a linebacker though he started three of seven Queen's seven regular-season games at safety and two others at defensive halfback.

Also named to the second all-star team from Queen's are wide receiver Giovanni Aprile and running back Ryan Granberg.

Ten members of the undefeated regular-season champion Western Mustangs have been named all-stars, including a league-leading five on offence. The Mustangs also have four defensive all-stars, and Lirim Hajrullahu was selected as both the all-star punter and place-kicker.

In all, Western, the team that will host Queen's in the 106th Yates Cup championship game Saturday, has 10 first-team all-stars. Queen's has seven, Guelph, Toronto, McMaster and Ottawa have two each and Windsor and York each have one.

As has become the custom, the league has not named an all-star fullback, even though among the Gaels and their seven regular-season opponents in the regular season, six of the eight list fullback as a position on their depth chart.

Instead, two "running backs" are listed on both the first and second all-star teams, with tailbacks Brendan Gillanders of Ottawa and Errol Brooks of York each getting first-team honours. In another head-scratcher, Dillon Campbell of Laurier, who led the conference in rushing by almost 120 yards, could do no better than the second all-star team.

Sophomore Will Finch of Western is the all-star quarterback. He's also considered a favourite to be named the league's most valuable player when its individual awards are announced at a news conference Thursday morning in Hamilton.

He's one of five Mustangs on the first all-star team, as Western placed more players on the all-star offence than any other team. With two other players on the second-team offence, Western has had seven of its 12 offensive starters named an all-star.

The 2013 OUA football all-stars:



Centre - Matthew Van Praet (Western).

Guards - Cameron Thorn (Guelph), Derek Morris (Queen's).

Tackles - Josh Prinsen (Queen's), Kadeem Adams (Western).

Inside receivers - Brian Marshall (Western), Evan Pszczonak (Windsor).

Wide receivers - George Johnson (Western), Paul de Pass (Toronto).

Running backs - Brendan Gillanders (Ottawa), Errol Brooks (York).

Quarterback - Will Finch (Western).


Tackles - Daryl Waud (Western), Ettore Lattanzio (Ottawa).

Ends - Dylan Ainsworth (Western), Derek Wiggan (Queen's).

Linebackers - Pawel Kruba (Western), Sam Sabourin (Queen's), Beau Landry (Western).

Halfbacks - Tijani Chase-Dinawa (Queen's), Steve Ventresca (McMaster).

Corners - Yann Dika-Balotoken (Queen's), Andrew Lue (Queen's).

Safety - Mike Daly (McMaster).

Special teams

Punter - Lirim Hajrullahu (Western).

Place-kicker - Lirim Hajrullahu (Western).

Returner - Keven Bradfield (Toronto).

Rush/cover - Andrew Graham (Guelph).



Centre - Shavin Fernando (Ottawa).

Guards - Taylor Servais (Ottawa), Joe Circelli (Western).

Tackles - Jakob Piortrowski (Guelph), Eddie Meredith (Western).

Inside receivers - Alex Pierzchalski (Toronto), Daniel Vandervoort (McMaster)

Wide receivers - Nick Anapolsky (Waterloo), Giovanni Aprile (Queen's).

Running backs - Ryan Granberg (Queen's), Dillon Campbell (Laurier).

Quarterback - Aaron Colbon (Ottawa).


Tackles - John Miniaci (Queen's), Tai Pham (Windsor).

Ends - Ricky Osei-Kusi (Western), Cam Walker (Guelph).

Linebackers - Aram Eisho (McMaster), Akeen Whonder (Windsor), Justin Baronaitis (Queen's).

Halfbacks - Taylor Palmer (Guelph), Chris Ackie (Laurier).

Corners - Felix Odum (Laurier), Simon Bahru (Western).

Safety - Matthew Bond-Lapointe (Ottawa).

Special teams

Punter: Dan Cerino (Windsor).

Place-kicker: Tyler Crapigna (McMaster).

Returner - A'dre Fraser (Guelph).

Rush/cover - Thomas Majka (Laurier).
Related Articles:

Support sportkingston

Thank You To All Our Generous Supporters!
We Need Your Help Too!
Help Support This Site
Follow sportkingston

Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Twitter
Recent Stories

He coached young men, not just football players
All done
Queen's athletes win major volleyball awards
To buy or not to buy
QE splits two games at EOSSAA single-A basketball
KC downs Frontenac in EOSSAA basketball final
Weekend defeats send Gaels to preliminary playoff round
Queen's to host men's basketball playoff Wednesday
High school volleyball matches tonight at Regi
EOSSAA will try again to play basketball Tuesday

Amateur Sport



CIS Football

Cross Country


Field hockey


Frontenacs 50th

Grenadiers Football

High School Sports


Intercollegiate Sport

Junior Hockey

Kingston Kings


Napanee Express


Pan Am Games

Queen's football

RMC Looking Back





Today In Jr. Hockey Playoff History

Track and field



Looking for a specific article, person, event, or subject?

Management Login

Powered By FlexCMS
Powered By FlexCMS