King’s Athletics honours top student athletes

King's Athletics honours top student athletes

At the athletics awards night on March 31, King’s celebrated achievements by student-athletes on and off the court. 23 Blue Devils, including both the male and female athletes of the year, received academic excellence awards given to student-athletes with a GPA above 3.7. 

Maddie Alvarez, fresh off a 6th place finish at badminton nationals and an ACAA all-star, won the H.L Puxley Award for Female Athlete of the Year. The E.E. Bisset Award for Male Athlete of the Year went to men’s basketball captain Thomas Watson.

Sam White of badminton, who won the ACAA Rookie of the Year honours and finished 4th in the nation, shared the Calvin Headley Award for Rookie of the Year with dual-sport athlete Angus Porter (soccer and basketball). Badminton player Sophie Chamberland won Female Rookie of the Year.

Full award winners:

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Special Awards

The Calvin Headley Award (Male College Rookie of the Year) Angus Porter, Sam White
Female College Rookie of the Year Sophie Chamberland
Gary MacLean Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication) Jane Heeney
Norman Grant Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication) Lauchlin Ewald
Academic Excellence Rebecca Steele
E.E. Bisset Award (Male Athlete of the Year) Thomas Watson
H.L Puxley Award (Female Athlete of the Year) Maddie Alvarez

Team Awards

Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year Natalie Crawford
  Most Valuable Player Andrea Gillis
Men’s Soccer Coaches Award Lauchlin Ewald
  Coaches Award James Whiteman
Women’s Basketball Most Improved Player Jessica Simm
  Most Valuable Player Madisen Jennex
Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Quinn Brown
  G.H. McConnell Award Thomas Watson
  Most Valuable Player Ryan Harnett
Women’s Volleyball Most Improved Player Leah Lowe-Davies
  Most Valuable Player Jane Heeney
Women’s Rugby Rookie of the Year Rachel Koskowich
  Most Valuable Player Bryna Robertson
Men’s Rugby Coaches Award Ryan Critch
  Most Valuable Player Drew Findlay-Black
Badminton Most Valuable Player Sam White
Most Valuable Player Maddie Alvarez

Academic Excellence Awards

Anton Duganzic Soccer
Kristian Sacco Soccer
Lia Domke Soccer
Jennifer Bell Soccer
Adele Van Wyk (Academic All-Canadian) Soccer
Natalie Crawford (Academic All-Canadian) Soccer
Thalia Garvock Soccer
Andrea Gillis (Academic All-Canadian) Soccer
Maddie Alvarez (Academic All-Canadian) Badminton
Rebecca Evans Basketball
Jess Simm Basketball
Thomas Watson (Academic All-Canadian) Basketball
Ariel Greenblat Rugby
Emily Morrison Rugby
Meg Shields Rugby
Caora McKenna Rugby
Allison Soule Rugby
Rebecca Steele Rugby
Karis Tees Rugby
Klara Doelle Volleyball
Emma Clarke Volleyball
Moira Grant McLoughlin Volleyball
Marianna Saunders Volleyball
Sam Campbell Rugby
Jesse Laufer Rugby


Women’s Rugby Rachel Koskowich
Bryna Robertson
Men’s Rugby Sam Campbell
Drew Findlay-Black
Women’s Soccer Allison Avis
Andrea Gillis
Adele Van Wyk
Natalie Crawford
Men’s Soccer James Whiteman
Lauchlin Ewald
Men’s Basketball Ryan Harnett
Thomas Watson
Badminton Maddie Alvarez
Sam White


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