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Sharks Athletes Honoured in Cornwall

2009-04-03

The Shark’s spirit was alive and well as St Lawrence College, Cornwall campus held its annual Athletic Achievement and Recognition night on April 1.

More than 125 athletes, coaches and guests were in attendance at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre for this exciting evening. Students were recognized for their athletic ability in Varsity Badminton, Cross Country Running, Golf and Men’s and Women’s Indoor Soccer as well as for Men’s and Women’s Extramural Hockey.

More than 25 awards were given in these sports for MVP, Fair Play, Work Ethic, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coaches’ Recognition. There were also "Specialty Awards" that not only recognized athletic ability but also academics and contribution to Student Life on campus. Alia Whittingham and Andrew Wilson received the Brown’s Fine Foods Award for outstanding contribution to student life on campus. Corissa Laroche-Montgomery was the recipient of the Student Life Award while Elysa Brunet won the Don Mullin Business Award. The Student Union presented awards to the male and female athletes with the highest GPA; Dan Ezard and Elysa Brunet were the recipients. Eight varsity athletes received the OCAA All Academic Awards for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 and above. They went to Elysa Brunet, Scott Debellefeuille , Dan Ezard, Cody Gallant, Christine Lemire, Ahmend Malik, Keith McLoughlin and Sarah Tyrrell.

The evening culminated with the top awards for Athletics. Sean Boulerice who coaches varsity golf and mens’ and women’s extramural hockey received the 2009 Coach of the Year award. The Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year went to Kevin Malette, a third year business student who was the backup goalie for the Shark’s men’s hockey team. Kevin has played on the team for three years and never once missed a practice or game. He is has also been an honour student all three years. He was an asset to the team and earned the respect of his teammates and coaches for his continual upbeat and positive attitude. The final award of the evening, Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year went to Sarah Felhaber , an honour student in the pre-service firefighter program in Brockville. She was the top scorer for the Sharks with 12 goals and 5 assists in the 16 games the team played. She was a huge asset to this winning team who won 2 gold and a silver in the four tournaments played this year. Sarah showed absolute commitment to the team driving two hours each week for practice. She truly has what it takes to be a top athlete; a dream, a desire and dedication.

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