The Athlete of the Month is our way of acknowledging a BC-located athlete who has displayed outstanding performances in their sport and deserves recognition. Athletes chosen monthly to be the face of Canadian Sport Institute Pacific will receive a celebration feature on our website and a gift from 2XU.
Each athlete selected as Athlete of the Month receives a small token of congratulation sponsored by 2XU. CSI Pacific would like to thank 2XU for their generosity and support of the program.
Nate has also been featured on the July 2019 PodiumCast podcast! Find out even more about what makes Nate tick and the background that got him to World Record status!
December 22, 1989
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The Reason Behind Being Nominated for the Athlete of the Month:
Due to Field Hockey Canada’s women’s team’s incredible results in Spain, supported by Brienne’s amazing performance
Brienne Stairs has more than 160 senior caps to her credit since making her national team debut in 2011. She quickly established herself as one of Canada’s most prolific goal scorers, notching six at the 2011 Pan American Games to lead Canada and be the top-ranked non-Argentinean. In 2014 she scored 12 times to lead the team and rank amongst the top-10 goal scorers in the world. Stairs was part of Canada’s silver medal run at the 2013 Pan American Cup. Stairs was held to just one goal at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, but hers was the only one scored in Canada’s 1-0 win against Chile in the bronze medal match. Stairs led Canada with two goals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. While attending the University of Guelph, Stairs won back-to-back Liz Hoffman Awards in 2009 and 2010 as the CIS MVP in women’s field hockey. She also helped the Gryphons win their first CIS medals, taking silver in 2007 and bronze in 2010.
A little more about Brienne
Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey in grade 9 for her high school team… Other Interests: Graduated from the University of Guelph in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences… Enjoys biking, roller blading, reading, tennis, badminton, ice hockey… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”… Nickname: Brie…
View Previous 2XU Athletes of the month:
- July 2019 – Nate Gray Wolf Riech (Para-Athletics)
- June 2019 – Caitlin Nash & Natalie Corless (Luge)
- May 2019 – Markus Thormeyer (Swimming)
- April 2019 – Hayato Sato (Curling)
- March 2019 – Celina Toth (Diving)
- February 2019 – Simon d’Artois (Freestyle Skiing)
- January 2019 – Phil Mack (Rugby)
- December 2018 – Ian Ryder (Judo)