Stanstead College honors athletes
the end of her six-year career as a Spartan, Chelsy Martin of Stanstead, Que. received the Roger Marino Cup and a Major S award for senior girls rugby Monday evening at the Spring Athletic Assembly.
Chelsy was recognized for her leadership, selfsacrifice and never-say-die attitude on and off the field. “She cares so much about the game,” said Coach Eryn Hessian.
The other MVP trophy winner of the evening was Chris Savory of Turks & Caicos, who won the Donald Ross Trophy and a Major S for senior boys rugby. Coach Eric Grenier described him as having a natural talent and an ability to make practices fun. Plus, said Coach G, “his tackles are sick.”
Other rugby Major S awards went to Catherine Quirion of Lac-Mégantic, Que. for her fast and electrifying skills on the field; Brian Taylor of Kanata, Ont., for his strength and intensity; and team captain Thomas Wenzel of Wolkersdorf, Austria for his phenomenal decisionmaking.
There were three Major S awards given to the tennis team, which won the ETIAC league title for the second year running. The first went to Justin Lafleur of Gatineau, Que. for his high-impact play and determination. The second was won by Mélina Boudreau of L’Etang du Nord, Que. for outstanding skills and ability to focus under pressure. The third went to Joey Champigny of East Angus, Que. who was recognized for his indomitable spirit and powerhouse play.
Joey and Mélina also shared the Tennis Shield as the top boy and girl points earners on the team.
Tennis also saw five Senior S awards: Regina Camarena of Ocoyaca, Mexico for her wide range; Regina Moreno of Tamaulipas, Mexico for her hard work and surprises; Elric Boisvert of Blainville, Que. for the way he overcame frustration to work for the team; Jason Brochu of St-Bruno, Que. for his exceptional skills and improvement over the season; and Mohamed Gamal Hassan of Cairo, Egypt for his determination to improve to his potential.
Senior S awards in rugby went to Malcolm Wood- Downey of Magog, Que for his improved positive attitude; Sean Scribner of Stanstead, Que. for his boyish enthusiasm and brute strength; Claude Charest of Saint-Hilaire, Que. for his fearless tackling skills; Sean Anderson of Westmount, Que., who seemed like he should be playing on a men’s team rather than a boys’ team; Rosalie Abdo of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for her reliability and versatility; Kelly Foran of Pembroke, Ont. for her power and growth over the years; and Anchi Numfor of Hillsborough, NJ for her talent and instinct.
This year’s golfers received three Senior S awards. The first went to Billy Cooper of Mississauga, Ont., recognized for his focus, work and potential. Lucas Zwaagstra of Bedford, NS received an S for his leadership and excellence on the course. And six-year veteran Ryan Smith of Stanstead East, Que. earned a Senior S for overcoming early struggles to win the team title.
This feat earned Ryan the newly renamed Philip Shield for Golf, donated by the Philip family in honour of former Stanstead College Athletic Director Alex Philip.
In junior girls rugby, Junior S awards went to two hard-hitting and consistent leaders, Johanna Bosch of Hudson, Que. and Madyson St-Pierre of Ogden, Que.
Junior S’s for the boys went to Jordan Norris of Ogden, Que. and Matthias Emond of Magog, Que for their experience and leadership; Alberto De La Parra of Lerma, Mexico for his strength; Christof Goettke of Cowansville, Que. for his fearlessness; Sebastien Bleau of Magog, Que. for his impressive play and ability to bludgeon his way through the opposition.
In softball, MVP honours went to Daphney DucharmeRoy of Ste-Catherine-deHatley and Julien Charest of Saint-Hilaire, Que. Andrew Norris of Ogden, Que. was the home-run champ.
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Chris Savory, winner of the Donald Ross Trophy for Senior Boys Rugby, and Chelsy Martin, winner of the Roger Marino Cup for Senior Girls Rugby.