Metcalf, Leishman repeat as Cambrian’s top athletes
Cambrian College bid a fond farewell to an impressive graduating class of student-athletes as the Golden Shield Varsity Athletic Banquet was recently hosted. Topping the list of award recipients were Shawna Metcalf (women’s volleyball) and Eric Leishman (cross-country), neither of whom were making their way to the front of the class for the first time in their illustrious careers.
Metcalf, who established new OCAA career marks in both kills and points this year, was named Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time, while Leishman, who placed fifth at provincials and helped Team Ontario to a silver medal performance at nationals, repeated as Male Athlete of the Year.
Giuseppe Politi, the man who has rapidly transformed the Cambrian soccer programs into legitimate playoff contenders, was recognized with the Coach of the Year award for the second time since joining Cambrian four years ago.
Special Award winners included Jennifer Redwood (Vern Dow Memorial Bursary), Emilie Lavoie and Katie Andrighetti (joint recipients of the Peter Guy Memorial Bursary), Jesse Proctor (John Tymchuk Award) and Natalie Taillefer and Chanelle Gascon (joint recipients of the Sudbury Masters Running Club Bursary).
The individual team award winners included:
MVP – Shannon Persi
Most Improved – Brittany Boyd Perry
Rookie of the Year – Mary-Ellen Schroeder
MVP – Stephane Legrand
Most Improved – Chad Ringstead
Rookie of the Year – Marco Armiento
MVP – Eric Leishman and Tessa Zachary
Most Improved – Kelly Nesbitt
Coaches – Angelica Garcia Hennings
MVP – Byron Wabano
Most Improved – Jesse Proctor
Rookie of the Year – Chance Goulet
MVP – Trish Taylor
Most Improved – Chantal McMahon
Rookie of the Year – Kally Watmore
MVP – Braedon Keast
Most Improved – Chris Chedore
Coaches – Dakota Campbell
MVP – Shawna Metcalf
Most Improved – Emilie Lavoie
Coaches – Kelsey Fielding
MVP – Kaitlyn Webber and Adam D’Agostino
Coaches – Stephen Lajambe
Rookie of the Year – Hans Agnihotri