Hans Agnihotri and Tiffany Johnson were named Cambrian Golden Shield Male and Female Athletes of the Year, walking away with top honours at the 48th Annual Varsity Athletics banquet on Tuesday evening.
A graduating member of the badminton team, Agnihotri teamed up with partner Taylor Cond to capture silver medals at the Mixed Doubles competition at Regionals, followed by a bronze medal performance at the OCAA provincial championships.
Johnson, meanwhile, was easily Cambrian’s most highly-decorated athlete this year, in being named as the OCAA Female Soccer Player of the Year and as a CCAA All-Canadian after capturing the league scoring crown with 16 goals. Teammate T.K. Rocca was second with twelve.
With the Cambrian women’s soccer team enjoying a historic run to their first provincial medal, winning bronze in November, it came as little surprise when Giuseppe Politi was named Coach of the Year.
Other highlights of the evening included the presentation of a framed Cambrian jersey to women’s volleyball head coach Dale Beausoleil, commemorating 25 years of involvement with the well-respected local program.
Mike Margarit (Vern Dow Memorial Bursary), Stacy Carter (Peter Guy Memorial Bursary), Ron Pharano and Chantalle Thomas (John Tymchuk Award) were among the “special award” winners, while women’s soccer defender Ashley Melnek was recognized as the sole recipient of SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian status this year.
The following is a complete listing of the team awards, as well as details about all special award winners:
Cross-Country: Marek Bialkowski (Male MVP), Kristine Belanger (Female MVP), James Larmer (Most Improved), Megan Wismer (Coach’s Award)
Men’s Soccer: Evan Phillips (MVP), Sheldon West (Rookie of the Year), Aaron Dent (Coach’s Award), Stephane Legrand/Evan Phillips (OCAA All-Stars)
Women’s Soccer: Tiffany Johnson/Ashley Melnek (co-MVP), Tamara Johnson/Sara Falvo (Rookies of the Year), T.K. Rocca (Coach’s Award), Giuseppe Politi (OCAA East Coach of the Year), Tiffany Johnson/Ashley Melnek (OCAA All-Stars), Tiffany Johnson (OCAA Scoring Champion, OCAA Soccer Player of the Year, CCAA All-Canadian)
Badminton: Hans Agnihotri (Male MVP), Taylor Cond (Female MVP), Curtis Gallinger (Rookie of the Year), Darion Landriault (Most Improved), Hans Agnihotri & Taylor Cond (OCAA bronze medal winners)
Men’s Basketball: Kevin Cole (MVP), David Nwaokolo (Rookie of the Year), Troy Williams (Most Improved), A.J. Mathias (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Basketball: Karli Marcotte (MVP), Aurora Delaney-Selman (Most Improved), Isabelle Giroux (Coach’s Award)
Men’s Volleyball: Kevin Wiseman (MVP), Isaac Claveau (Rookie of the Year), Josh Brown (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Volleyball: Deanna Bedard (MVP), Amanda Kring/Kelsey Watson (Rookies of the Year), Emily Redwood (Coach’s Award)
Special Award Recipients:
Vern Down Memorial Bursary: Mike Margarit
Peter Guy Memorial Bursary: Stacy Carter
Sudbury Masters Running Club Bursary: Heather Underwood, Kristine Belanger, James Larmer, Marek Bialkowski, Megan Wismer, Justin Marchioni
John Tymchuk Award: Tony Sguelia, Ron Pharano, Karli Marcotte, Chantalle Thomas
Nero Painting Bursary Award: Kelsey Watson, El Hadji Thaine, Alanna LaHay, Megan MacLeod
For further information regarding Cambrian College Varsity Athletics, contact Tim Yu Athletic Coordinator, atTim.Yu@cambrianinternational.ca