VANIER COLLEGE HOLDS
ATHLETICS AWARDS BANQUET

The Vanier College Athletics Department held their annual awards banquet to honour their athletes and coaches on Friday, April 17th, 1998 at the Buffet Dynastie de Chine on Marcel Laurin Boulevard in St. Laurent and announced the following award winners.

Following the complete list of winners shown here, we invite you to view a selection of photos taken during the banquet. Be patient, it'll take a few minutes for all the photos to download. However, if you read the complete list of winners, the photos should all have downloaded by the time that you've finished reading the text within this web page.


SPECIAL AWARDS

The Director of Student Services Award recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved an academic average of 80% or higher in at least one semester at Vanier.This year Vanier will record the following 30 names to the plaque. The top student-athlete was RAHIM NATHOO from the Rugby team.

Student Name Sport
Christine Theriault AAA Women’s Basketball
Beth Thomas AAA Women’s Basketball
Tara Alcalde Touch-Football
Karen Chan Kee Touch-Football
Christina Drakopoulos Touch-Football
Kahs Sky-Deer Touch-Football
Evangelos Kottas Football
Kristin Pipe Football
Joshua Weinstein Football
Scott Brady Rugby
Mathieu Jarry Rugby
Stephanie Barnes Women's Soccer
Lisa Baylis Women's Soccer
Elsa Boodajee Women's Soccer
Lynda Domazet Women's Soccer
Isabelle Lessard Women's Soccer
Roxanne Li Women's Soccer
Melisa Muraca Women's Soccer
Jacqueline Neves Women's Soccer
Lisa Rinaldi Women's Soccer
Joaquin Lopez Men's Soccer
Louise Bartleman Women's Volleyball
Xchitl Lopez Women's Volleyball
Lydia Melnyk Women's Volleyball
Chantale Turgeon Women's Volleyball
Christie Wood Women's Volleyball
Mitko Iotov Men's Volleyball
John Sheldon Men's Volleyball
Patrick Thibaudeau Men's Volleyball


 PETER FOX MEMORIAL AWARD

RON STODDARD of the Men's AAA Basketball Team was named the recipient of the Peter Fox Memorial Award. Peter Fox was a member of the Men's AAA Basketball Team from 1976-78. After graduating from Vanier, Peter met an untimely death. Feeling that his years playing basketball at Vanier were Peter's happiest moments of his short life, his parents set up a scholarship in his name. This $200.00 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating member of the AAA Basketball Team who best exemplifies the qualities that Peter Fox displayed as a Vanier College Cheetah; hard work, dedication and a solid academic record.


FOOTBALL ALUMNI AWARD

NICK PEREZ was the recipient of the Football Alumni Award. The Alumni Award was donated by former Vanier College football players to recognize a graduating player.


FEMALE ATHLETE-OF-THE-YEAR

The Female Athlete-of-the-Year was JENNIFER NEILL. Jennifer was an integral part of both the basketball and touch-football teams. Leaving her out of either lineup would leave a huge gap which could not be filled. A leader on the court, field and classroom, Jennifer has distinguished herself in both sports. She placed #14 in basketball league scoring, averaging 12.29 points/game. In addition, she was also the FQSE Academic award winner for the Lady Cheetahs as well as being, the cornerstone of the defence on the touch-football Cheetahs. She will take her fierce competitive spirit to the Concordia University basketball court in the fall.


MALE ATHLETE-OF-THE-YEAR

Male Athlete-of-the-Year was NICK PEREZ. Nick was a captain of the football Cheetahs and has been successful at every level he has played at. Named as a league all-star at the bantam and midget level, he continued the tradition and was named to the Cegep all-star team.A true leader of his teammates, he exemplifies what a Vanier student-athlete should be in the community as well. Nick volunteers as a tutor at a local community center and also helps his teammates with their S.A.T. preparations.


 Other major award winners included:

C.C.A.A. ALL CANADIAN Mireille Beland
MANAGER OF THE YEAR Ruth St. Cyr
INTRAMURAL PARTICIPATION André Borys
Jacques Cao
Tristany Tang
ATHLETIC COUNCIL AWARD Glenn Imperial
COACH OF THE YEAR Mireille Beland
Tina Fasone
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Rahim Nathoo

 


 

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT-VANIER COLLEGE
ATHLETES-OF-THE-MONTH:

(sponsored by the McDonald's Restaurant located at 1565 Côte-Vertu.)

MONTH MALE FEMALE
September "Lucky" Louis Larouche Lisa "The Sniper" Rinaldi
Football Soccer
October Andrew Walker Christina Drakopoulos
Football Touch-football and Volleyball
November Kristin Pipe "The Real Deal" Jennifer Neill
Football Touch-football and Basketball
December-January "The Wizard" Osmond Williams "Little Princess" Debbie Ruiz
AA Basketball Basketball
 
February Alexandra Gravel
"The Real Deal" Jennifer Neill
Basketball
February-March Shawn Critchlow
AAA Basketball
March Cindy Au
Basketball


1997-1998 INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS:

SPORT: M.I.P. M.V.P.
AAA Basketball (M) Kevin Perou Shawn Critchlow
AAA Basketball (W) Keisha Wilson Jennifer Neill
AA Basketball Nick Snow Osmond Williams
Myles Ambris
Football - Offensive Louis Larouche Kristin Pipe
Football - Defensive Darnell Edwards Youdlain Marcellus
Rugby Mathieu Jarry Glenn Imperial
Soccer (M) Stuart Vas Joquin Lopez
Soccer (W) Isabelle Lessard Mary Santangelo
Touch-Football Melissa Vallera Tara Alcade
Volleyball (W) Lydia Melnyk Cindy Au
Volleyball (M) Mark Bialowas Patrick Thibaudeau

 


PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE BANQUET

(BEST VIEWED IN 800X600 RESOLUTION)

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