Trinity College Bear, St. Peter’s Knight join Gaiters

Bishop’s welcomes two Ontario commits to their Class of 2017.

It can be easy to become lost in the hustle of big schools, but Roberto Jimenez, a slot back from St. Peter High School and Chris Sabat, a defensive end from Trinity College won’t really have that problem after signing with the AUS Bishop’s Gaiters.

Roberto Jimenez

Courtesy of Roberto Jimenez.

When it came time to choose a school, Roberto Jimenez had a lot more on his mind than simply himself. “The school was relatively close to home in comparison to my other options, which is a big deal considering my younger siblings,” Jimenez said, who is from Orleans, Ontario, which is outside Ottawa.

“I love the small-school atmosphere of Bishop’s and they made me feel at home,” he added. “(The coaches were) amazing. (They) surprised me with such a great visit and were really informative towards my parents.”

Standing at 5’9, 185lbs, Jimenez is interested in taking Sports Studies. He has played for three years with the Orleans Bengals (National Capital Amateur Football Association) and the St. Peter’s Knights (National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association). In 2015, he won a city finals. This past season, he made it to the city finals with both his teams. He led both leagues in reception yards in that season.

Chris Sabat

Courtesy of Chris Sabat.

On the defensive side of the ball, Chris Sabat shared similar feels about the condensed size of Bishop’s. “I chose Bishop’s because of the small class sizes and I felt like Bishop’s was where I wanted to spent the next four years of my life,” he said.

The 6’1, 215lbs nine-year veteran is ready to get to work with the Gaiters’ coaches. “I’m extremely excited to be working with a new head coach, alongside all the other coaches,” he said.

Sabat will be studying Commerce while minoring in Sports Studies. In his career, he has played for the Scarborough Thunder, the Ajax Pickering Dolphins (the current Durham Dolphins) and the Trinity College Bears (Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario). In 2015, he won a distinction award with the Bears and was a two-time Coaches Cup winner. He is from Scarborough, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area.

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