Last Thursday’s Virtual Awards Ceremony organized by teacher/coach Annette Wrigley
By Pat Payton
The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on St. Marys DCVI school sports teams for the 2019-20 season.
Some of the spring sports were not completed this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic that forced schools to close in early March. As a result, there were no individual award winners for badminton, Junior and Senior soccer, mountain biking, slow pitch, and track and field.
The 2019-20 award winners were announced during last Thursday night’s Virtual Awards Ceremony, organized by DCVI teacher/coach Annette Wrigley.
The DCVI student population was “just under 600” this past school year, and “45 percent” was involved in athletics, Wrigley noted in her on-line opening address.
“We’ve always prided ourselves with the level of sportsmanship and class of the athletes that we have,” Wrigley said. “Seventeen of our teams at the school are eligible to compete at the OFSAA championship level, and this year our Ultimate frisbee, the running team, the Nordic ski team, and swimmer Jake Pfaff all qualified.
“We have a tremendous amount of talent at our school, that comes from not only committed athletes but also from some very committed coaches.”
TEAM MVP, SPORTSMANSHIP WINNERS
Golf – Thomas Kooy, MVP.
Tennis – Hazel Taylor and Ally Muir, co-MVPs; Chris Saunders, sportsmanship.
Field hockey – Katie Brine and Kayley Thompson, co-MVPs; Lydia Taylor, sportsmanship.
Cross-country running (Gr. 7-8) – Kiara McGregor and Griffin McGregor, co-MVPs; Charlotte Clinton, Avery Jones and Ryan Hodkinson, co-sportsmanship.
Cross-country running – Ethan Aarts, Hazel Taylor and Ezra Bender, co-MVPs; Hazel Taylor, Joe Hutton and Sean Slater, co-sportsmanship.
Baseball – Nathan Reay, MVP; Aaron Waugh, sportsmanship.
Girls soccer (Gr. 7-8) – Avery Jones and Madison Leslie, co-MVPs; Anna Ropp and Paige Barr, co-sportsmanship.
Boys soccer (Gr. 7-8) – Ryan Hodkinson, MVP; Griffin McGregor, sportsmanship.
Junior girls basketball – Anne Griffith-Jones and Ellen Thorup, co-MVPs; Sarah Lynch, sportsmanship.
Senior girls basketball – Jelena Lorentz and Anna McIntosh, co-MVPs; Emily Vink, sportsmanship.
Girls volleyball (Gr. 7-8) – Lila Corby, MVP; Eden Sinnett, sportsmanship.
Boys volleyball (Gr. 7-8) – Peyton Lobb and Ryan Hodkinson, co-MVPs; Nate Schiedel and Griffin McGregor, co-sportsmanship.
Junior boys volleyball – Jack Aarts, MVP; Ben Richardson, sportsmanship.
Senior boys volleyball – Duncan Massie, MVP; Simon Duncan, Scott Bishop and Jarod Medd, co-sportsmanship.
Swimming – Jake Pfaff and Zoe Fadelle, co-MVPs; Charlie Bertrand and Emily McCurdy, co-sportsmanship.
Curling – Victoria Wierenga and Aaron Waugh, co-MVPs; Madison Ritsau and Carter McDougall, co-sportsmanship.
Nordic skiing – Ethan Aarts, Joe Hutton, Jake Littlejohn and Lydia Taylor, co-MVPs; Hazel Taylor and Scott Standeaven, co-sportsmanship.
Junior boys basketball – Mason Boonstra, MVP; Kirk Boreham, sportsmanship.
Senior boys basketball – Jack Thorup, most dedicated; Simon Duncan, sportsmanship.
Junior girls volleyball – Ellen Thorup, MVP; Gwen Taylor, sportsmanship.
Senior girls volleyball – Mia McKitterick, MVP; Kayley Thompson, sportsmanship.
Ultimate frisbee – Duncan Massie, Lily Daum, Ethan Brine and Ava Ansley, co-MVPs; Hazel Taylor and Jacob Wiles, co-sportsmanship.
MVP award traits
— demonstrates outstanding skill or talent.
— has a tenacious desire to do well.
— exhibits strong leadership during the games and practices.
— makes major contributions to the team.
— shows a commitment to the team and sport through attendance, effort and play.
— always puts forth 100 percent effort.
Sportsmanship award traits
— respect for officials, teammates, fans, coaches and opposition.
— positive influence towards the team, on and off the court.
— encourage teammates to demonstrate positive behaviour and leads by example.
— displays a strong work ethic and sense of pride in practices and games.
— accepts both winning and losing with class.