SUDBURY – It was an evening to celebrate varsity athletes and teamwork at Cambrian's 53rd Athletic Ceremony, held Thursday, April 7 at the College’s Student Life Centre.
"The last two years have been challenging to say the least when it comes to varsity sports and college-level athletics," says Cambrian College President, Bill Best. "But our athletes showed the strength of the Golden Shield and persevered. Despite the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned out to be a good year for the Golden Shield.”
The evening was hosted by Randy Pascal, the irreverant and 'go-to' authority on local sports. Randy is the creator and editor of sudburysports.com, and has served as a timekeeper at three Winter Olympics.
Awards, bursaries and honours highlighted the evening. Sudbury’s Stephen Brown was named Male Athlete of the Year and Men’s Volleyball MVP.
Isabelle Rivest of Sturgeon Falls was chosen as Female Athlete of the Year and Women’s Volleyball MVP.
The Peter Guy Memorial Bursary was presented to men’s volleyball team member Jack Daley of Callander. This bursary is given to a Golden Shield volleyball team member who best exemplifies character and commitment to the team while being in good academic standing.
This year’s winners of the Vern Dow Memorial Bursary are men’s badminton player Cameron Duff of Hanmer, and women’s soccer player Aisha Warren of Ajax.
The Vern Dow Memorial Bursary is given to Golden Shield athletes who have made a significant contribution to varsity athletics, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills.
The Dynamic Therapy Perseverance Award was given to women’s volleyball player Katie Albert of Elliot Lake. This award recognizes an athlete who has overcome challenges this past season while continuing to succeed at academics and athletics.
"I am so proud of all of our varsity athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers," says Tim Yu, Cambrian’s Manager of Athletics. "We accomplished a lot this past year, and our annual banquet is a wonderful way to celebrate this past season. It is also a way to say thank you and best wishes to our graduating varsity athletes. We created some great momentum this year and we look forward to next season.”
Here is the full list of varsity sports winners for the Golden Shield 2021-22 season:
Male Athlete of the Year: Stephen Brown (Hanmer, Volleyball)
Female Athlete of the Year: Isabelle Rivest (Sturgeon Falls, Volleyball)
Rookie of the year: Reanna Beaudoin (Niagara Falls)
Rookie of the year: Mackenzie Watkins (Sudbury)
Coach’s Award: Haylee Lavigne (Sudbury)
MVP: Cassidy Burton (Sudbury)
Rookie of the Year: Quinton Thompson (Brampton)
Coach’s Award: Luca Geada (Toronto)
MVP: Samson Ebikeme (Barrie)
Most Improved: Katelyn Albert (Elliot Lake)
Most Improved: Shaelyn Laronde (North Bay)
MVP: Isabelle Rivest (Sturgeon Falls)
Rookie of the Year: Brielle Chicoine (Sudbury)
Rookie of the year: Jason Diotte (Sudbury)
Most Improved: Jack Daley (Callander)
MVP: Stephen Brown (Sudbury)
Rookie of the year: Cierra St. Germain (Hanmer)
Most Improved: Hardik Kuber (Bardoli, India)
MVP: Cameron Duff (Hanmer)
Vern Dow: Cameron Duff & Aisha Warren (Ajax)
Peter Guy: Jack Daley (Callander)
Dynamic Therapy Perseverance Award: Katie Albert (Elliot Lake)
CAA President 2021-22: Vrutta Patel
CAA Representative 2021-22: Andrea Manson
To learn more about Cambrian College varsity athletics, visit: https://cambriancollege.ca/campus-life/athletics-centre-varsity/.
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