Junior-age students ruled the day as the MVP trophies went to students in Grades 9 and 10 at the Fall Athletic Assembly, held at Centenary Church November 9.
Reagan Lynch, Grade 10, earned the first trophy of the night, the William Greenshield Trophy for cross-country running. A previous Senior S winner for the sport, Reagan was a top finisher in three out of four races this season, placing third in her final race while battling the flu.
“She’s actually junior age but competed at senior because she wanted to be the best at the top level,” said coach Keri Reynolds in awarding the trophy along with a Major S.
Rosalie Tremblay, Grade 9, won a Major S and co-won the Merle Griffin Trophy for senior girls soccer. Playing on the senior girls soccer (red) team, which consisted mostly of junior-age players, Rosalie was described by coach Thom Peasley as “an incredibly dynamic player on the field who never stops and willed goals to happen for us all year.”
Iain Olsen, Grade 10, picked up his second Major S (previously lacrosse) and added the Bobby Moore MVP Trophy to his collection of hardware for his performance in senior boys soccer.
“Playing as the lone striker, Iain dominated the defenders,” said coach Graham Chandler. “Frequently, opponents put two or three defenders on Iain to try to slow him down and contain him. He is a dynamic, eye-catching player and his team-first mentality constantly stood out as a model.”
The final trophy of the evening went to Bernadette von Campenhausen, also Grade 10, of senior girls soccer (white). Co-winning the Merle Griffin Trophy and earning a Major S, Bernadette is natural-born sniper who, before coming to Stanstead this year, had never before played soccer competitively.
“Bernadette scored 14 of our 25 goals, a rare combination of speed, power, footwork and work rate. She is one of most naturally elite players I’ve ever coached and an even better teammate,” said coach Erik van Dyke.
Other Major S winners were Chaz Grenier (SB soccer; previously for SB rugby), Camryn Moore (her second for SG soccer) and Madeline Lippmann (SG soccer).