Breen takes fourth at CCAA championship

by Sudbury Sports Staff | March 12, 2013
Boreal Viperes

Boreal Viperes’ Valerie Breen took 4th place at the CCAA badminton championships held in early March. FILE PHOTO.

Collège Boréal badminton player Valérie Breen secured fourth place in the girls’ single category at the national badminton championship.

Breen, a first-year paramedic student, stood out throughout the entire season up to the championship, which took place Feb. 28 to March 2 in Barrie.

“Being part of the best badminton players at the college level is a dream come true for me,” Breen said. “The encouragement I received from members of Collège Boréal, and especially from my coach, Lynn Michel, and assistant coaches Mike Dionne and Krista McDonald, was essential to reach this result. Today, I am looking to the future and will persevere so that, next year, I can reach the steps of the podium.”

Michel, head coach of Collège Boréal’s Vipères, reiterated her pride in each and every one of the players.

“Valérie and her teammates had a remarkable season. I wish to sincerely congratulate them for their perseverance and diligent work that make it possible for Collège Boréal to be recognized on both the academic and sports scenes.”

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