For the second year in a row, Mackenzy St-Pierre earned the Bess Ferguson MVP Trophy for senior girls basketball, capping off a stellar basketball career at Stanstead College. She also received a Major S, her second of this school year and her fifth overall.
These prizes and many others were presented at the annual Winter Athletic Assembly, held at Centenary Church Wednesday evening.
“Kenz is simply one of the best players in Quebec,” said Coach Van Dyke. “Where she grew this year is as a leader. Mackenzy chose to foster and atmosphere of inclusiveness. Despite being better at basketball, it was never, ever about her. It was about her team.”
It was a first Major S as well as the Errol Amaron Trophy for Andrei Bucatel, Grade 11, forward for the senior boys basketball team. “One of our most consistent scorers and rebounders, when focused on the task at hand, Andrei was unstoppable,” said Coach Duane Liverpool.
For varsity boys hockey, seniors and first-time Major S winners Andrew Amousse and Richard Hall shared the Dawes MVP Trophy. “Quite frankly the key word for both of these players is that they are great sportsmen,” said Coach Matthew Thompson, describing Hall as wise beyond his year, Amousse as a cool and calm leader.
In varsity girls hockey, Laurence Frenette, Grade 10, and Hannah Johnson, Grade 12, shared the Dugie Ross Trophy and earned Major S sweaters for their season performance, Laurence a “no-maintenance player” who led in points, Hannah coming back from injury and earning 41 points in 50 games. “Both players play the game right every day,” said Coach Bernie Pimm.
The final MVP trophy, the Trustees’ Cup for swimming, went to Keita Oki, dedicated at practice, always looking for more and more to do, leading to a stellar performance in the championship final. Keita also received a Senior S for his performance.
Other Major S winners were Emily Willis for senior girls basketball; Alexis Bernier for senior boys basketball; Tamara Thierus and Marianne Picard for varsity girls hockey; Greg Lapointe and Cole Huckins for varsity boys hockey; and Kenya Desautels for volleyball.
Prep Boys Hockey Senior S – Dante Pellegrino, Alexis Daniel, Jayden Mullens, Evan Gass Sportsmanship – Martin Lefebvre, Andrew Bouchard
Squash Senior S – Phil Martel, Gregoire Malbezin, Matthew Liddell-Grainger Sportsmanship – Patricio Tamayo
Volleyball Senior S – Vicky Azar, Valeria Rodriguez Major S – Kenya Desautels Sportsmanship – Alison Barlow
Curling Senior S – Matt Campbell, Ivy Hu, Annie Tang Sportsmanship – Ba Nam Nguyen
Swimming Bantam S – Simone Ruf Senior S – Oscar Haase, Nurken Zhailaubay, Keita Oki Trustees MVP Trophy – Keita Oki Sportsmanship – Elisabeth Godbout
Senior Boys Basketball Senior S – Richard Pan, Lucas Etienne, Nico Del Rio Major S – Alexis Bernier, Andrei Bucatel Amaron MVP Trophy – Andrei Bucatel Sportsmanship – Quentin Dassault
Varsity Boys Hockey Senior S – Thomas Scarfone, Brendan McCarthy Major S – Andrew Amousse, Richard Hall, Greg Lapointe, Cole Huckins Dawes MVP Trophy – Andrew Amousse, Richard Hall Sportsmanship – Brendan McCarthy
Varsity Girls Hockey Senior S – Audrey Choi, Emily Fortunato, Dominique Cormier Major S – Tamara Thierus, Marianne Picard, Laurence Frenette, Hannah Johnson Ross MVP Trophy – Hannah Johnson, Laurence Frenette Sportsmanship – Erin Hinch
Senior Girls D2 Basketball Senior S – Alex Smith, Rosemarie Ladouceur Major S – Emily Willis, Mackenzy St-Pierre Ferguson MVP Trophy – Mackenzy St-Pierre Sportsmanship – Alex Smith, Abby Murray