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Cambrian College honours its top athletes

Mar 27, 2024

Cambrian College held its annual athletics banquet at the college’s main campus. For the second year in a row, volleyball player Sven Trodel of Sudbury was named Male Athlete of the Year, while women’s soccer player Jocelyn Way of Schomberg was chosen as the Female Athlete of the Year. Also pictured is Alison De Luisa, Vice-President of Human Resources, Student Services and International.

SUDBURY – It was the final trip to the podium this academic year for some of the Cambrian College Golden Shield varsity athletes.

The college recognized outstanding achievements at its annual athletic awards banquet this week.

It was a year of repeat performances for volleyball player Sven Trodel of Sudbury.

For the second year in a row, he was named Male Athlete of the Year. Trodel also led the men’s volleyball team to its second straight bronze medal at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championships. Trodel was selected as an OCAA west division 1st team all star.

He was also named a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian, only the second Golden Shield men’s volleyball player to achieve that status.

Women’s soccer player Jocelyn Way of Schomberg was selected as the Female Athlete of the Year. Way was named a OCAA east division 1st team all-star and also earned an OCAA Athlete of the Week honour.

Golden Shield athletes earned numerous accolades this past year, including 48 OCAA All Academic awards (for students who achieve honours standings in their academic programs), 3 OCAA Athletes of the Week, 2 CCAA Athletes of the Week, three women’s soccer east division all-stars, one men’s volleyball west division all-rookie team and one men’s volleyball OCAA tournament all-star.

“This was an amazing year for our athletes, coaches and athletics staff,” says Cambrian President Kristine Morrissey. “For these students, athletics are an indispensable part of their college experience, and you can feel the energy they bring to our campus. All of the members of the Golden Shield are proud representatives of Cambrian College. They are truly golden.”

The Cambrian College Golden Shield compete in men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball, badminton and cross-country running.

“Our athletes continue to find success in their respective sports, which is pretty remarkable given the strength of the competition they face,” adds Tim Yu, Cambrian’s manager of athletics. “We are already planning for next year and look forward to more strong performances from our Golden Shield athletes. Congratulations to all of this year’s athletes.”

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2024 Golden Shield athletic awards:

Male Athlete of the Year: Sven Trodel, Sudbury
Female Athlete of the Year: Jocelyn Way, Schomberg

Peter Guy Memorial Bursary.

This memorial bursary is presented annually to a Cambrian College varsity athlete who best exemplifies Peter’s characteristics and commitment to the team and the program, while being in good academic standing.

  • Connor Dorsey, Toronto, men’s volleyball

Vern Dow Memorial Bursary.

This bursary is presented annually to an athlete who has made a significant contribution to the varsity program, is a member in good standing on their team, demonstrates a passion for the sport and outstanding leadership, and is in good academic standing.

  • Nora Dzuirban, Sudbury, women’s soccer
  • Meili Betty, Echo Bay, women’s volleyball
  • Gabriel Lannin, North Bay, cross country

Dynamic Therapy Perseverance Award.

This award recognizes the athlete who was able to best overcome hardships and/or difficulties this past season, while continuing to succeed in both their academic and athletic endeavours.

  • Jamie Hopkins, Deep River, badminton, women’s soccer

Sudbury 5 Basketball Scholarship.

This bursary is presented to full-time Cambrian College varsity athletes with exceptional sportsmanship qualities and strong community involvement and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • Musa Joof, Toronto, men’s soccer
  • Kyle Perreault, Sudbury, men’s volleyball
  • Cole Lejambe, Mattawa, badminton
  • Abby Wellwood, Flesherton, cross country
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