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.
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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.
|Christine Theriault||AAA Womens Basketball|
|Beth Thomas||AAA Womens Basketball|
|Karen Chan Kee||Touch-Football|
|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|
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.
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.
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 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|
|ATHLETIC COUNCIL AWARD||Glenn Imperial|
|COACH OF THE YEAR||Mireille Beland|
|ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT||Rahim Nathoo|
|September||"Lucky" Louis Larouche||Lisa "The Sniper" Rinaldi|
|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|
|"The Real Deal" Jennifer Neill|
INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS:
|AAA Basketball (M)||Kevin Perou||Shawn Critchlow|
|AAA Basketball (W)||Keisha Wilson||Jennifer Neill|
|AA Basketball||Nick Snow||Osmond Williams|
|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|