Cambrian College Honours its Varsity Athletes at Annual Banquet

Posted on Friday March 22, 2019

SUDBURY – Cambrian College honoured its best athletes this week at its annual Varsity Athletics Banquet.

Men’s soccer team player Richard John was named Cambrian’s Male Athlete of the Year, while volleyball player Isabelle Rivest was named Female Athlete of the Year.

A fourth-year player, John has played the most-ever games for the men’s soccer squad. This past season, he scored three goals, and was selected as both an Ontario College Athletic Association and Canadian College Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. He was also named team MVP.

Rivest had a stellar year for the Golden Shield women’s volleyball team. She was named team captain, team MVP, and selected as an OUAA Second Team All-Star. Rivest was also named to the all-star squads at the annual Sheridan College and Fanshawe College tournaments.

The Awards Banquet also featured a special Coach’s Appreciation Ceremony for Guiseppe Politi, Cambrian’s head soccer coach. In his 10 years with the program, Politi has guided Cambrian’s soccer squads to 10 playoff appearances, 3 medal finals, and 2 provincial medals.

Cambrian College competes in varsity men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s cross-country running.

Cambrian salutes all its current, returning, and graduating athletes and wishes them the best success in all their endeavours.

Please see the full list of winners at the Annual Athletics Banquet.

Male Athlete of the Year, soccer player Richard John, with Cambrian College President Bill Best
Female Athlete of the Year, volleyball player Isabelle Rivest, with Cambrian College President Bill Best

Cambrian Athletic Banquet Award Winners

Men’s Soccer
Rookie of the Year: Dyk Taw
Rookie of the Year: Mathieu Archambault Coach’s Award: Brandon Moxam
Most Valuable Player: Richard John

Women’s Soccer
Rookie of the Year: Jessie Hayward
Rookie of the Year: Julia Jajkowksa
Coach’s Award: Dana Isaia
MVP: Jenelle St Jean

Men’s Volleyball
Rookie of the Year: Jason Nadeau
Most Improved: Josh Kneblewski
Most Valuable Player: Lucas Claveau

Women’s Volleyball
Most Improved: Maggie Little
Most Improved: Emily Clark
Coach’s Award: Teagan Langis

Cross Country
Rookie of the Year: Jamie Ricci
Most Improved: Marc-Andre Maisonneuve Most Valuable Player – Men: Erich Mundt Most Valuable Player – Women: Sydney Tarini

2018-19 Achievements

  • 34 OCAA All Academics
  • 2 OCAA Athletes of the Week – Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer
  • 2 CCAA Athlete of the Week – Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer
  • 1 Women’s Volleyball 2nd team All Star
  • Women’s Soccer qualified for Provincial Championships
  • Hosted Women’s Volleyball Provincial Championships
  • Top 20 in OCAA Cross Country Provincials
  • Qualified athlete for Cross Country Nationals

Mr. Nero Painting and Renovations Bursary – Kianna Houben
Sudbury 5 Athletic Bursary – Nicholas Walker
Sudbury Masters Running Club Bursary – Jamie Ricci, Sydney Tarini, Shawn Belanger,
Aurel Fox, Marc-Andre Maissoneuve, Eric Mundt, Gergely Szabo
Peter Gray Memorial Bursary – Megan Coutu
Vern Dow Memorial Bursary – Brianna Scarfone
Alanna LaHay #ShieldCares Legacy Award – Serena Lacelle
Graduating Athletes, Cross Country – Shawn Belanger, Gergely Szabo
Graduating Athletes, Women’s Soccer – Megan Coutu, Jenelle St. Jean, Kaitlin
Houben, Kianna Houben, Sydney Hutchins, Morgan Melnek
Graduating Athletes, Men’s Soccer – Nicholas Walker, Michael Polanco, Dylan
Roossien, Brendyn Sauve
Graduating Athletes, Women’s Volleyball – Emily Clark
Graduating Athletes, Men’s Volleyball – Mitchell Reid
Cambrian Athletic Association recognition – Andrea Manson (President), Brianna
Scarfone (Vice-President), Stacey Lavallee (Representative)
Coach’s Appreciation Ceremony – Guiseppe Politi

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Cambrian College Hosts Annual Career Fair, Presents Employer Award of Distinction to BESTECH

Posted on Tuesday February 5, 2019

SUDBURY – It is a busier than usual today at Cambrian College.

The College hosted is hosting annual Career Fair Conference, the largest event of its kind in northeastern Ontario. More than 100 exhibitors and employers …

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