It was handshakes and backslaps all around as Wilfrid Laurier’s athletics department handed out the trophies for a job well done.
Here’s the list of winners from Laurier’s athletics banquet, held on Monday night:
Presidents Trophy (most outstanding athletes): Mark Voakes and Andrea Bevan (hockey).
Rookies of the year: Sam Schachter (volleyball) and Amber Hillis (basketball).
Academic achievement awards: Chris Mamo (football) and Hollie Nicol (curling).
Unsung hero: assistant women’s hockey coach Jim Rayburn.
Tuffy Knight Award (outstanding contribution to varsity athletics from person outside the university): Arthur Stephen
Student trainer of the year: Marie Cousineau
Contributing most to athletics: David Hughes and Andrea Elliott
Awards of excellence: Mike Dow, Kristen McWatters and John Myhal
Team MVPs and rookies of the year, respectively:
Baseball — Scott Mahan, Ryan Panas
Basketball — Jesse MacDonald, Travis Berry; Renata Adamczyk, Amber Hillis
Cheerleaders — Erin Dobson, Carissa Lawther
Cross-country — Duncan Macauley, Brent Meidinger; Dale Findlay, Courtney Brohart
Curling — Paul Arkilander, Shane Konings; Hollie Nicol, Sarah Wilkes
Figure skating — Haley Tyers, Alitsha Burden
Football — Luke Thompson, Courtney Stephen
Golf — Kyle Asselstine, Jeff Colley
Hockey — Mark Voakes, Phil Magistrale; Andrea Bevan, Abby Rainsberry
Lacrosse — Kirsten Gerrie, Hanna Burnett
Rugby — Jeff Cooper, Jeff Pickle; Megan Wiles, Samantha Schmalz
Soccer — Matt Smith, Chris Walker; Heather Malizia, Jessica Carter
Swimming — David Hughes, Wes Phillips; Whitney Rich, Jocelyn Gillespie
Volleyball — Cam Wheelan, Sam Schachter; Teresa Wick, Alex Mingay