For the second year, Trevor Grasby of Holland Landing, Ont. won the Donald Ross MVP Trophy for senior boys rugby at the annual Spring Athletic Assembly, held Wednesday evening in Centenary Church.
This was also the Grade 12 student's second Major S award of the year, having won for varsity hockey in the winter term.
Coach Adam Spirk described Trevor as someone his teammates could count on, always humble, and someone who could easily play rugby at the D1 level.
In senior girls rugby, Rina Takahashi won her second Major S award of the year, having previously earned one for basketball, and her fourth Major S in her Stanstead career. The Grade 12 student from Tokyo, Japan was described by Coach Eryn Hessian as the glue that held the team together, both tactically on the field and off the field as a leader.
The second Major S for senior girls rugby went to Mackenzy St-Pierre of Ogden, Que. This too is her second Major of the year (basketball) and the third overall for the Grade 11 student. She was exceptional in all her positions, including kicking converts, and caught the eye of coaches and scouts every time she played.
Caleb Goudreau, Grade 11, of Stanstead, was another repeat Major S winner (soccer), this time winning for lacrosse. Coach Luc Charest described him as simply one of the best players on all the teams they faced this year.
In tennis, Gregory Lapointe of Granby, Que. and Simonetta Gaumond of St-Bruno, Que. repeated their 2017 performance by each earning Major S awards and the Tennis Shield for the top ranking among the Stanstead players.
A Major S award was also presented in badminton to PY Cheung of Hong Kong, a great player and leader. It was also his second Major S of the year, having won for squash this past winter.
Senior Boys Rugby Sportsmanship: Tim Carr Senior S: Will Huckins, Sangheeth Prakash, Alex Liddell-Grainger, Gilberto Segovia, Patrick Young
Senior Girls Rugby Sportsmanship: Alexandrea Gray & Begona Perez Senior S: Maya Goudreau, Ana Sofia de la Parra, Chloe Van Dyke
Tennis Sportsmanship: Catherine Foulem Senior S: Valeria Rodriguez, Richard Hall
Lacrosse Sportsmanship: Paul Teng Senior S: Tyler Vosinek, Martin Lefebvre, Jeremy Tremblay
Golf Sportsmanship: Quentin D Senior S: Philippe Martel, Shon-Olivier Roy, Margot Rouquette Philip Cup: Margot Rouquette
Badminton Sportsmanship Sakuraku Susaki Junior S: Michael Wu, Shu Shu Senior S Bill Huang, Coco Li