Northern Chill names top athletes of 2012-13 season

by Randy Pascal | May 24, 2013


U-18 player Indigo Clement (left) was named the Chill Player of the Year, while U-16 player and U-13 coach Amanda Rigg was presented with the Chill Award. SUPPLIED PHOTOS

The Northern Chill Volleyball Club was bursting with pride at their eight annual Evening of Excellence, held recently at the Caruso Club.

And on a night where extraordinary volleyball talent was feted, there was plenty to celebrate. More than 20 individual athletes were singled out with a variety of year-end awards, with Lockerby senior Indigo Clement nabbing the top accolades as Chill Player of the Year.

A member of the U-18 team with no less than six years experience with the Chill, Clement has committed to joining the University of New Brunswick St. John Seawolves in the fall, competing in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Chill Award was presented to U-16 athlete Amanda Rigg, who supplemented her club involvement as a player by helping coach the fledgling U-13 squad.

The One to Watch Award was scooped up by U-15 power Gabrielle Huneault, while senior Hannah Grace was presented with the inaugural Nicole Collard Bursary. Club personal trainer Cole Payette was recognized for his contribution via the President’s Award, with the U-15 team walking away with bragging rights and the coveted McNair Cup — an intraclub results-based reward system.

The Northern Chill fielded six teams during the 2012-2013 competitive season, with most participating in anywhere from three to five OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) sanctioned tournaments as well as provincial championships last month.

Following is a complete listing of all team award winners, from the U-13 squad to the graduating U18 crew:

Coach’s Award – Lexi Johnson
Most Improved Player – Becca Hopkins
Most Improved Player – Sydnie Stinson

Coach’s Award – Mykayla Beeson
Most Improved Player – Brooke Smith
Most Valuable Award – Taylor Wilkinson
Fitness Award – Nora Soenens

Coach’s Award – Erica Thibault
Most Improved Player – Silka Abresch
Most Valuable Award – Sara-Jo Santi
Fitness Award – Colleen Bocy

Coach’s Award – Kathryn Webb
Most Improved Player – Kaitlyn Gillis-McAnulty
Most Valuable Award – Alana Dugdale
Fitness Award – Kathryn Webb

Coach’s Award – Emily Clark
Most Improved Player – Kelsey Pitre
Most Valuable Award – Emily McDonald
Fitness Award – Emily Clark

Coach’s Award – Danielle Marshall
Most Improved Player – Meagan Flewelling
Most Valuable Player – Liandra Hunt
Fitness Award – Meagan Flewelling

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