Stanstead Col­lege honors ath­letes

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Mur­ray, Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Stanstead


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.

Fi­nally, in the Al­lCam­pus league, af­ter the

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.

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