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Loyalist president Ann Marie Vaughan is flanked by Loyalist female athlete of the year Sara Piana Yafu,left, and male athlete of the year Adam Strickland. SUBMITTED PHOTO BY YADER GUZMAN

Loyalist volleyball star wins second athlete of the year



For the second year in a row, Sara Piana Yafu was chosen the best of the best among an outstanding field of Loyalist College Athletes.

Yafu, the OCAA’s leading scorer in women’s volleyball this year, was presented the female athlete of the year award Wednesday at the annual Loyalist College Athletics banquet.

Men’s volleyball standout Adam Strickland was the top male athlete.

On a night devoted to recognizing outstanding athlete achieves, 63 student athletes were presented with OCAA Academic Awards for having over an 80 per cent average – including 14 that had over 90 per cent.

Yafu, who was described as one of the most explosive and passionate players in the OCAA this year was the league’s top scorer in overall points and top kills. She was an OCAA all star and athlete of the week, as well as a Lancer athlete of the week.

Strickland, who led the Lancers in scoring this year, finished in the top 10 in scoring in the OCAA and the CCAA. He finished his career with 729 points.

Other athletes honoured at the event included Emilie Leneveu of the women’s volleyball team and Tigh Chapman of the men’s basketball team who were presented with banners for being named CCAA Academic All Canadians.

The Academic All Canadian award, one of the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honours, goes to student athletes who attain academic honours in addition to being named to their sport’s respective All-Star Team.

Women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and cross country were presented with awards for having a combined team average of 80 per cent.

Other awards presented included:

  • Bob McKendrick Award to Steven Schill, for outstanding contribution to campus recreation and outdoor education;
  • Bob Young Award, to Stephanie Young & Emilie Leneveu for Academic and Athletic Excellence.        
  • Arthur McFarlane Award, Heather Williams and Ryan Proteau, as the graduating students who have made an outstanding contribution to Loyalist Athletics;           
  • Larry Cook Award, Rebecca Bartlett & Alex Hoftyzer, as student athletes who best exemplifie the values of fair play, integrity & commitment.                             
  • Dave Butler Award to Noah Korovesi and Jodie Mitchell as the student athletes who through their enthusiasm and love of the game attract others to participate; and
  • Greg Gavin Award, Hunter Clement and Eric French for their outstanding commitment and dedication to varsity athletics.           

The evening wrapped up with a short presentation in honour of Jim Buck’s 30 years of service in the athletics department.

Other awards:

Women's Soccer                 MVP                                                                    Stephanie Young

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Jodie Mitchell

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Kylie Holiday & Ashley MacDonald

Women's Basketball         MVP                                                    Kylea Galipeau-Wilson & Porscha Hewitt

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Rebecca Bartlett

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Kirsten Maracle

Women's Volleyball          MVP                                                                    Sara Piana Yafu & Jodie Mitchell

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Emilie Leneveu

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Christine Madogo

Cross Country                      MVP                                                                    Brooke Trudeau

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Dawson Rowntree

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Kyla Walton

Men's Basketball                MVP Bruce Collins Award                           Tyronn King

                                                  Daryle Broughton Award                            Noah Korovesi

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Jamal Okunbor

Men's Volleyball                 MVP                                                                    Adam Strickland

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Dylan Hayes

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Josh Roberts

Men's Rugby                        MVP                                                                    Drake Bartholomew

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Eric French

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Ryan Proteau

Women's Rugby                 MVP                                                                    Hunter Clement 

                                                  Coaches' Encouragement Award            Cortney Wright-Mooney

                                                  Fair Play Award                                               Meghan Weinhold

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May 29, 2017

LATE BUSES: The first run of Martin's bus 134 is running 15 minutes late to Napanee this morning.

The first run of Foley bus 487 w/c is running 20 minutes late to the Madoc-area this morning. The 2nd run of 487 is now running 15 minutes late to Marmora.

The 2nd run of First Student Canada - Picton bus 602 is running 15 minutes late to Picton this morning.

The 2nd run of C. Smith bus 893 is running 20 minutes late to Batawa this morning. 

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