King’s athletes honoured at annual awards night

King's athletes honoured at annual awards night

King’s celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes on the field, in the gym and in the classroom at an awards ceremony and dinner on April 8.

There was plenty to celebrate, with badminton capturing its first Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship and sending four athletes to nationals this year, and 30 Blue Devils receiving academic excellence awards, which are given to student-athletes with a GPA above 3.7. Women’s volleyball player Isabelle Roach won the college-wide academic excellence award.

Academic Excellence Award winners, pictured here with Registrar Julie Green and President and Vice-Chancellor William Lahey.

Dual-sport athlete Sam White (badminton and soccer) shared the E.E. Bisset Award for male athlete of the year with graduating soccer player James Whiteman, while badminton’s most valuable player Sam Lawther was awarded the H.L. Puxley Award for female athlete of the year.

Here is the full list of award recipients:

Special Awards

The Calvin Headley Award (Male College Rookie of the Year) – Bryce Mason
Female College Rookie of the Year – Abby Hourigan
Gary MacLean Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication) – Cassie Hayward
Norman Grant Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication) – Shinji Yamamoto
Academic Excellence – Isabelle Roach
E.E. Bisset Award (Male Athlete of the Year) – Sam White/James Whiteman
H.L Puxley Award (Female Athlete of the Year) – Sam Lawther

Team Awards

Women’s Soccer

Most Valuable Player – Kristin Berthelsen
Most Valuable Player – Jill Curley

Men’s Soccer

Leadership Award – Lauchlin Ewald
Most Valuable Player – James Whiteman
Aiden Harrington Award – Josh Kester

Women’s Basketball

Team Award – Jessica Simm
Most Valuable Player – Candace Reynolds

Men’s Basketball

G.H. McConnell Award – Nash McLean
Defensive Player of the Year – Jordan Dyck
Most Valuable Player – Campbell Colpitts

Women’s Volleyball

Most Improved Player – Taryn Neufeld
Most Valuable Player – Kirstin Conrad

Women’s Rugby

Rookie of the Year – Isla Littlewood
Most Valuable Player – Ariel Greenblat

Men’s Rugby

Most Improved Player – Nate Geoffrion
Most Valuable Player – Eric Main


Most Valuable Player – Benn Van Ryn
Most Valuable Player – Sam Lawther

Academic Excellence Awards

Danielle Areseneau
Madison Bennett
Kristin Berthelsen
Campbell Colpitts
Ryan Critch
Jillian Curley
Thalia Garvock
Ariel Greenblat
Cassie Hayward
Brendan Irish
William Jamieson
Claire Jansen-Faught
Sylvie Julien
Ilya Kurbanov
Rebecca Liptay
Morgan Macintosh
Mackenzie Maeland
Nash McLean
Taryn Neufeld
Meghan Noel
Chris Pearse
Lindsey Puddicombe
Edie Reaney-Chunn
Isabelle Roach
Elizabeth Scott-Black
Jessica Simm
Riel Tetrault
April Tucker
Heather Wall
Chanel Zhouri

Atlantic All-Stars

Women’s Rugby

Ariel Greenblat
Isla Littlewood

Men’s Rugby

Eric Main
Jordan Gillis

Women’s Soccer

Jill Curley
Morgan MacIntosh

Men’s Soccer

James Whiteman
Josh Kester
Brendan Irish
Jack Creaser
Sam White

Women’s Basketball

Candace Reynolds


Sam White
Sam Lawther
Bryce Mason
Benn Van Ryn

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