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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:

Special Awards

The Calvin Headley Award (Male College Rookie of the Year)Angus Porter, Sam White
Female College Rookie of the YearSophie Chamberland
Gary MacLean Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication)Jane Heeney
Norman Grant Award (Outstanding Contribution and Dedication)Lauchlin Ewald
Academic ExcellenceRebecca 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 SoccerRookie of the YearNatalie Crawford
Most Valuable PlayerAndrea Gillis
Men’s SoccerCoaches AwardLauchlin Ewald
Coaches AwardJames Whiteman
Women’s BasketballMost Improved PlayerJessica Simm
Most Valuable PlayerMadisen Jennex
Men’s BasketballDefensive Player of the YearQuinn Brown
G.H. McConnell AwardThomas Watson
Most Valuable PlayerRyan Harnett
Women’s VolleyballMost Improved PlayerLeah Lowe-Davies
Most Valuable PlayerJane Heeney
Women’s RugbyRookie of the YearRachel Koskowich
Most Valuable PlayerBryna Robertson
Men’s RugbyCoaches AwardRyan Critch
Most Valuable PlayerDrew Findlay-Black
BadmintonMost Valuable PlayerSam White
Most Valuable PlayerMaddie Alvarez

Academic Excellence Awards

Anton DuganzicSoccer
Kristian SaccoSoccer
Lia DomkeSoccer
Jennifer BellSoccer
Adele Van Wyk (Academic All-Canadian)Soccer
Natalie Crawford (Academic All-Canadian)Soccer
Thalia GarvockSoccer
Andrea Gillis (Academic All-Canadian)Soccer
Maddie Alvarez (Academic All-Canadian)Badminton
Rebecca EvansBasketball
Jess SimmBasketball
Thomas Watson (Academic All-Canadian)Basketball
Ariel GreenblatRugby
Emily MorrisonRugby
Meg ShieldsRugby
Caora McKennaRugby
Allison SouleRugby
Rebecca SteeleRugby
Karis TeesRugby
Klara DoelleVolleyball
Emma ClarkeVolleyball
Moira Grant McLoughlinVolleyball
Marianna SaundersVolleyball
Sam CampbellRugby
Jesse LauferRugby

All-stars

Women’s RugbyRachel Koskowich
Bryna Robertson
Men’s RugbySam Campbell
Drew Findlay-Black
Women’s SoccerAllison Avis
Andrea Gillis
Adele Van Wyk
Natalie Crawford
Men’s SoccerJames Whiteman
Lauchlin Ewald
Men’s BasketballRyan Harnett
Thomas Watson
BadmintonMaddie Alvarez
Sam White

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