Members of Cambrian College’s Golden Shield varsity athletics program have been honoured with four nominations for the annual House of Kin Sports Awards.
The 2015-16 varsity season was a very successful one for each of the nominees, who produced outstanding individual and team results. The nominees and their categories include:
Emily Marcolini: Amateur Female Athlete of the Year (Cross-country running)
Evan Phillips: Amateur Import Athlete (Soccer)
Giuseppe Politi: Joe Drago Coach of the Year (Soccer)
Men’s and Women’s Soccer: Sheridan Family Team of the Year
Cross-country runner Emily Marcolini captured the spotlight and earned two medals in the fall of 2015, winning gold at the Ontario cross-country championships and bronze at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships. Goalkeeper Evan Phillips is credited with being the “backbone” of the Cambrian men’s soccer squad. He was named Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Top East Division Goalkeeper, Championship All-star and League All-star in 2015. Phillips and Marcolini were also recognized by Cambrian in March, winning Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the College’s Athletics Banquet.
Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams have a lot to be proud of, and their Head Coach, Giuseppe Politi, does too. Bringing the teams to the 2015 provincial championships, Politi is nominated for the Joe Drago Coach of the Year Award. As defending bronze medal champions, the women’s team put up a strong fight, but just missed the podium, earning fourth place. The men also made it to the final four, and earned fourth place, which is the highest finish in the history of the men’s team. The men’s and women’s teams have been jointly nominated to win the Sheridan Family Team of the Year award.
The winners of each category will be announced at the 48th Annual Sudbury House of Kin Sports Celebrity Dinner and Awards, which takes place on June 8 at the Caruso Club. The event celebrates achievements of local athletes and coaches who are involved in sports from the amateur to elite level.