SUDBURY – Shield pride was in full force at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Soccer Awards in Welland and Ottawa last Thursday.
The Cambrian men’s and women’s soccer teams took home a combined nine awards, including five for Tiffany Johnson, top striker on the women’s team.
“I feel extremely honoured and blessed to have my efforts recognized by the OCAA,” Johnson, a student in the Pre-Trades program, says. “Hard work and dedication really pays off.”
Giuseppe Politi, head coach for Cambrian’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, took home an award for Women’s Coach of the Year.
“It was a nice way to be recognized by the league for the coach award, but I have to give credit to the players and staff for all of their efforts. The coach award reflects everyone's commitment to a vision,” he says.
“We were extremely proud of Tiffany's numerous accomplishments this season, and to see her win a pile of awards was very rewarding. To win the scoring title and most valuable player of the entire league – both are extremely special for both her and the program. She was instrumental in our team's successes this season and deserves the recognition.”
“I would like to thank Giuseppe and the coaching staff for having faith in my abilities to play as a top striker,” says Johnson. “I love my team – they’re a great bunch of athletes who are passionate about soccer and are willing to learn. We got along great on and off the field and great friendships were formed.”
The excitement continued for the women’s team Saturday, when they won their first-ever bronze medal in the OCAA championships in Ottawa.
OCAA Men’s Soccer League All-Stars:
OCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year:
OCAA Women's Soccer League Scoring Champion:
OCAA Women's Soccer East Division Coach of the Year:
OCAA Women's Soccer East Division Scoring Champion:
OCAA Women's Soccer League All-Stars:
Head Coach, Cambrian Golden Shield women’s soccer team
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