Heather, Bu­choltz Named Bishop’s Gaiters Ath­letes Of The Year

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Dec­o­rat­edGaiters quar­ter­back Jordan Heather added more hard­ware to an al­ready burst­ing tro­phy case as he was named the 201314 Bishop’s Univer­sity Male Ath­lete of the Year on Mon­day night. The Gaiters held their an­nual awards gala at the Delta Ho­tel in Sher­brooke, Que. Join­ing Heather as a head­liner was Molly Bu­choltz, goalie of the women’s soc­cer team. She was named Fe­male Ath­lete of the Year. Other ma­jor award win­ners were David Be­langer (Male Fresh­man of the Year), Mara Lis Marchizotti (Fe­male Fresh­men of the Year), Scott Ring (Male Aca­demic Stu­dent Ath­lete of the Year), Michelle Gnyra (Fe­male Aca­demic Stu­dent Ath­lete) and Sue Hyl­land Ring (Ray Al­mond Award).

Heather (Oro­mocto, N.B.) was un­able to at­tend the event due to play­ing semi-pro­fes­sional foot­ball in France how­ever he sent along a thank you note. The fifth year quar­ter­back was a run-away win­ner as male ath­lete of the year. He be­came the first ever Gaiter to win the Hec Crighton Tro­phy as the CIS Foot­ball player of the year. Heather, who grad­u­ates this spring with a his­tory de­gree, set the CIS sin­gle-sea­son record for pass­ing yards and re-wrote the Bishop’s Gaiters pass­ing record book.

The Peter­bor­ough, Ont. na­tive Bu­choltz was a brick wall in net for the Gaiters women’s soc­cer team. De­spite their strug­gles (2-11-1), Bu­choltz was solid for the Gaiters. She made an as­ton­ish­ing 93 saves while play­ing in 13 games. The fourth-year ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor will be back be­tween the pipes for the pur­ple and sil­ver in 2014.

The fresh­men of the year both came from the gym­na­sium. Be­langer (Sher­brooke) was out­stand­ing for the Gaiters men’s bas­ket­ball team. He helped lead the Gaiters back to the RSEQ cham­pi­onship. His 8.4 points per game and 4 re­bounds per game in 20.6 min­utes per game earned him a spot on the RSEQ all­rookie team. Be­langer also led the RSEQ in field goal per­cent­age (52.7%).

Marchizotti (Buenos Aries, Ar­gentina) was a huge pres­ence on the women’s bas­ket­ball team and de­spite play­ing just 10 reg­u­lar sea­son games due to in­jury. She earns the award as Bishop’s Univer­sity Fe­male Fresh­men of the Year. The 6’4 Marchizotti played 25.1 min­utes per game. She av­er­aged 6.5 points per game, 4.3 re­bounds per game and over a block per game. Her per­for­mance earned her a spot on the RSEQ all-rookie team.

Turn­ing to the class­room a pair of out­stand­ing stu­dent-ath­letes were hon­oured as the Male and Fe­male Stu­dent-Ath­letes of the Year.

Ring (Ot­tawa), an aca­demic all-Cana­dian, main­tained a 83% aver­age in 2012-13 and only helped his cause out with an 85% aver­age in the Fall 2013 se­mes­ter. The fourth-year busi­ness ma­jor will grad­u­ate this spring. He also won the RSEQ Lead­er­ship award for bas­ket­ball and was nom­i­nated for the Ken Shields Award.

Gnyra (Cal­gary) earns top stu­dent-ath­lete honours for the sec­ond straight year. She also took home the team award from the women’s rugby team. The Bio­chem­istry ma­jor was an aca­demic all-Cana­dian last year with an 88.6% aver­age. This Fall, while play­ing rugby she took a full course load of 15 cred­its and main­tained a 92.8% aver­age. Gnyra grad­u­ates this year.

The Ray Al­mond Award is awarded an­nu­ally to a ded­i­cated mem­ber of the Bishop’s ath­letic com­mu­nity who rises above the ex­pected to deliver an in­valu­able ser­vice for Gaiter Ath­let­ics. Hyl­land Ring has done it all for Bishop’s. She is a for­mer ath­lete, a donor, a sup­porter and more re­cently a par­ent (Scott Ring). Hyl­land Ring is also the Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Canada Games Coun­cil and was ec­static with the job that Sher­brooke and Bishop’s Univer­sity did for the Sher­brooke 2013 Canada Games. Hyl­land Ring also is a mem­ber of the Gaiter Clas­sic or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee and has re­cently been the force be­hind cre­at­ing the Diane Mur­phy Scrubb Me­mo­rial Award to be given an­nu­ally to a women’s bas­ket­ball player.

A COM­PLETE LIST OF TEAM WIN­NERS Male Ath­lete of the Year – Jordan Heather, Foot­ball Fe­male Ath­lete of the Year – Molly Bu­choltz, Women’s Soc­cer Male Fresh­man of the Year – David Be­langer, Men’s Bas­ket­ball Fe­male Fresh­man of the Year – Mara Lis Marchizotti, Women’s Bas­ket­ball Male Aca­demic Ath­lete of the Year – Scott Ring, Men’s Bas­ket­ball Fe­male Aca­demic Ath­lete of the Year – Michelle Gnyra, Women’s Rugby Ray Al­mond Award – Sue Hyl­land Ring FOOT­BALL Most Out­stand­ing Player – Jordan Heather (Oro­mocto, N.B.) Of­fen­sive Player of the Year – Alexan­der Fox (Mon­treal) Brian Mor­ley De­fen­sive Player of the Year – O’Shane Da­ley (Scar­brough, Ont.) Spe­cial Teams Player of the Year – Mathieu Pa­que­tte (Ma­gog, QC) Best Line­man of the Year – Kyle Handy (Corn­wall, Ont.) Mar­cel Le­brun Award – Maxime D. Fortin (Bring­ham, QC) GOLF MVP (Women) – Shannon Lee Green­shields (Pin­court, QC) MVP (Men) – Scott Lat­ter (Toronto) LACROSSE MVP (Chris Le­senko Award) – Alex Hen­der­son (En­niskillen, Ont.) De­fen­sive Player of the Year – Ross Wills (Regina) Rookie of the Year – Si­mon Win­quist (Sher­brooke, QC) WOMEN’S SOC­CER MVP – Molly Buchlotz (Peter­bor­ough, Ont.) Most Im­proved – Brett McCavour (Truro, N.S.) Rookie of the Year – Tif­fany Smith (Oshawa, Ont.) Women’s Ice Hockey (Po­lar Bears) MVP – Sara Madaleno (Aurora, Ont.) Most Im­proved – Marah Even (Am­s­ter­dam, Nether­lands) Charles Chap­man Award – Jess Kip­ping (Ot­tawa) Rookie of the Year – Caitlin McCavour (Mon­treal) WOMEN’S RUGBY MVP – Rachel Bo­ersma (Arn­prior, Ont.) Team Award – Michelle Gnyra (Cal­gary) Most Im­proved – Stephanie Tavares-Da­ge­nais (Vau­dreuil, QC) Miriam Cozen-McNally Me­mo­rial Award – Andi Smith (Mart­inville, Que.) Most Valu­able Back – Andi Smith (Mart­inville, QC) Most Valu­able For­ward – Becky Knox (Saint John, N.B.) Rookie of the Year – Sherri Strat­ton (Stanstead, QC) MEN’S BAS­KET­BALL MVP – Matt McLean (Ot­tawa) Garth Smith Award – David Be­langer (Sher­brooke, QC) Most Im­proved Player (Michel Fon­taine Me­mo­rial Award) – Matt McLean (Ot­tawa) New­comer of the Year (Brad Jones Award) – David Be­langer (Sher­brooke, QC) MEN’S RUGBY MVP ‘A’ Team – Max Grou­ette (Fleet­wood, B.C.) MVP ‘B’ Team – Blake Drohan (Toronto) Best Back – Josh Quirion (Dixville, QC) Best For­ward – Devin Cat­te­lan (Toronto) Coach’s Award – Mark Gandy (Sher­brooke, QC) Cody Triggs Award – Derek Allen (Port Hope, Ont.) Rookie of the Year – Mike Iz­zard (Oakville, Ont.) WOMEN’S BAS­KET­BALL MVP – Danielle Lum­ley (Sher­brooke, QC) Team Award (Nancy Knowl­ton Award) – Danielle Lum­ley (Sher­brooke, QC) Most Im­proved – Genevieve Onyeka (Toronto) Rookie of the Year – Edith Noble­cilla Varela (Quito, Ecuador)

With the ath­letic ban­quet wrap­ping up, the Bishop’s Gaiters 2013-14 var­sity sea­sons of­fi­cially come to an end. Stay tuned to www.gaiters.ca for all the lat­est news and in­for­ma­tion on the pur­ple and sil­ver.

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