Junior Bulldogs dish out hardware
The Belleville Bulldogs Rugby Football Club held their annual junior awards banquet Thursday night at the Masonic Hall, and along with handing out awards the Bulldogs paid tribute to a pair of fallen teammates, Morgan Carleton and Brianna Jensen who both passed away this season.
The Bulldogs also held a food drive and raised four boxes of food, two for Belleville’s Gleaners Food Bank and two for Trenton’s Care and Share Food Bank.
The U17 Bulldogs girls squad presented the Morgan Carleton Memorial Award to Megan Dyer while Amy Dirks received the Brianna Jensen Memorial Award.
Sarah Lajoie was named Most Valuable Player of the U17s, while Jasmin Wakeling and Nadia Stinson shared the Most Valuable Back Award.
The U15 girls Most Valuable Forward was Anna Suurdt, while the Most Valuable Back was Aleisha Rose. Emily Holtzhauer and Hailey Hay shared the Most Improved Players Award, while Mackenzie Lapierre and Julia Peck shared the Coaches Award.
Paige Fomger was named Most Improved Player for the U13 girls, while Sadie Booker Morphet won the Coaches Award.
Mike McFaul was named Most Valuable Back for the U17 boys, while Wyatt Vreugdenhil was chosen Most Valuable Forward, and Isaac Beatty won the Coaches Award.
In U15 boys, Tyson Wyngaarden was named MVP, while Rohan O’Neill was chosen Most Improved Player, and Mitchell Atkins won the Coaches Award.
Finally, in U13 boys, Tyler Boutilier was named Most Improved Player, and Cameron Ross earned the Coaches Award.