These three senior students have been dominant this past month in ETIAC badminton tournaments held weekly at Alexander Galt High School, winning medals at each event. For context, these tournaments involve five schools and over 100 badminton players across 14 courts. The competition is intense and tough. In the first tournament, Béatrice and Alice won gold in women’s doubles while Ryan won silver in men’s. In the second tournament, Alice captured gold in women’s singles play and Béatrice and Ryan teamed up to win the senior mixed doubles event. This past week, Béatrice went undefeated, taking first place in the women’s singles competition. Alice and Ryan qualified for the medal round but had to beat the two teams that had narrowly defeated them in the round robin. They did so and won the gold medal. In addition to being outstanding players, all three are fantastic role models for our younger players and provide help and support to all of our team members and coaches. Your co-Athletes of the Week, from the badminton team, Alice Sauriol, Beatrice Perron-Roy and Ryan Yung.
From Sackville, New Brunswick, Jamie was a force to be reckoned with at this past week’s junior badminton tournament. Stepping up to compete in two divisions, the Grade 10 student-athlete never left the court. She jumped between girls singles and girls doubles in two separate gyms all afternoon long. She never complained, made zero excuses and had perfect sportsmanship. In the end, she brought home a silver medal in singles and a gold medal with partner Emma MacIntyre in doubles. Congratulations, Jamie.