Athletic Department Awards
2019/20 Varsity Awards
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (F)
Kiana Wilkinson (Women’s Hockey)
In her 5th and final year, this Prince George, BC native, was named to the AUS 1st team All-Star, and U SPORT 2nd team All-Canadian team. She led the entire country in assists for defenders and was second in points. In her 2nd year as team captain, she also led the team in playoff points and ice-time in 28 regular season and 4 playoff games.
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (M)
Nicholas Welsh (Men’s Hockey)
This 2nd year defensemen from Halifax, NS, had a stellar season for the Huskies. He topped the nation in defensemen scoring with 38 points in 29 games. Welsh went onto be named a first team AUS All-Star and a 1st team U SPORTS All-Canadian.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (F)
Ellen Laurence, Hockey
A first year forward, from Kentville, NS, Ellen was named the AUS Rookie of the Year. She led all conference rookies in points and power play goals. In overall conference scoring, she was top 10 for goals and top 6 for shots on goal.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (M)
Mitchell Balmas, Hockey
Balmas, a first year forward from Sydney, NS, led the country in rookie scoring with 43 points in 27 games. He was named the AUS & U SPORTS Rookie of the Year, as well as a 1st team AUS All-Star, U SPORTS 2nd team All-Canadian and was named to the conference and U SPORTS All-Rookie team.
Shae Demale, Hockey
This 2nd year forward from Red Deer, AB, finished third in AUS conference in points, 4th in goals, 2nd in shots on goal and a plus +16 rating. Demale was named an AUS first team All-star and is on pace to receive her 2nd Academic All-Canadian with 4.2 + GPA. She was also Saint Mary’s nominee for the prestigious AUS James Bayer Award.
Andrew Peverill, Cross Country / Track & Field
Andrew, a 3rd year two sport student-athlete from Lower Sackville, NS, was the 2019 AUS Cross Country Champion and the 2019 AUS Cross Country Athlete of the Year. In addition to this, in Track & Field he Set SMU record in the mile; 4:06.89 and was the 2020 AUS Champion in the 1500m. Along with these outstanding sport recognitions, Andrew is a strong student in the classroom.
MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Mike Fines, Men’s & Women’s Hockey – Mike ensures all is ready for both teams at home and on the road. On top of his team organization, he’s the biggest fan and believer.
STUDENT THERAPISTS – DR. DAVID PETRIE AWARD
Dalton Clarke (FALL 2019) worked with football team for 3 years. Dalton plans to attend Mount Royal University to pursue his certification in Athletic Therapy.
Gavin Reigate (WINTER 2020) 3 years, 2 years with women’s basketball, before moving to the women's soccer and Track and Field for the 2019/20 season.
UNSUNG HERO – JOHN JONES MEMORIAL AWARD
Emilla Conlon, Volleyball – 5th year Setter, Dartmouth, NS
In 20 matches, she led the AUS in sets with 616. Emilla returned for her 5th season to help out the team and her experience and leadership proved very valuable on the team.
VOLUNTEER – ROBERT G. HAYES AWARD
Steve Axford, Women’s Hockey
Steve is a former men’s hockey player, who has spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach with the women’s hockey program. His “old school mentality” is a great motivator for our players.
Women's Soccer - 5th year, MF - Bedford, NS 2nd team AUS All-Star - FIORELLA MORALES
Men's Soccer - 4th year forward, Halifax, NS 1st team AUS All-Star - ALEX BLACK
Women's Rugby - 4th year Backrow, Cambridge, NS 1st team AUS All-Star - MARISSA MCBRIDE
Football - 5th year DB, Scarborough 1st team AUS All-Star, 2nd team U SPORTS All-Canadian - ANTOINE LYTE-MYERS
Cross Country (M) - 3rd year, Sackville, NS 2019 AUS Cross Country Champion/Athlete of the Year 1st team AUS All-Star - ANDREW PEVERILL
Cross Country (F) - 2nd year, Halifax, NS Top SMU finisher at AUS championships, also won silver in 1500/1000m track, AUS All-Star - BHREAGH BURKE
Women's Basketball - 2nd year Guard, Brantford, ON 2nd team AUS All-Star, 1st in team scoring 14.6 ppg - ALAINA MCMILLAN
Men's Basketball - 3rd year Guard, Lake Echo, NS 1st team AUS All-Star 1st in team scoring with 16.1 ppg - JOHNEIL JOHNSON
Women's Hockey - 5th year Defense, Prince George, BC AUS 1st team All-Star, U SPORT 2nd team All-Canadian - KIANA WILKINSON
Men's Hockey - Co-winners 4th year forward, Moncton, NB, 2nd team AUS All-Star, 37 pts. - STEPHEN JOHNSON / 2nd year defensemen, Halifax, NS, 1st team AUS All-Star, 1st team U SPORTS All-Canadian, 38 pts. - NICK WELSH
Volleyball - 2nd year Libero, Saint-Martin, NS 2nd team AUS All-Star, dominant on the court - RENEE CLEVELAND
Track & Field - 3rd year Lower Sackville, NS, established new SMU record in 60m hurdles - silver medal AUS championships - EMILY BATT 3rd year, Lower Sackville - AUS champion 1500m, silver 1000m - ANDREW PEVERILL
Visit the SMUHuskies facebook page for a full album of the winners.
2018/19 Athletic Award Winners
Female Athlete of the Year - Anelise Karakostas, Soccer
Male Athelte of the Year - Kemar Alleyne, Basketball
President's Award - Josie Gascoigne (basketball) & Liam O’Brien (football)
Rookie of the Year - Nicholas Welsh (hockey) & Olivia Bell (volleyball)
Team MVP’s winners:
Men’s Hockey – Hunter Garlent
Women’s Hockey – Shae Demale
Women’s Soccer – Jamie Kennedy & Anelise Karakostas
Men’s Soccer – Christian Oxner
Rugby – Maggie MacPhee
Women’s Basketball – Alaina McMillan
Men’s Basketball – Kemar Alleyne
Football – Kaleb Scott
Volleyball – Lindsay Donovan & Emilla Conlon
Cross Country / Track & Field – Bhreagh Burke & Andrew Peverill
Dr. David Petrie Award (outstanding student therapist) - Megan Kelly and Jenn Marando
Vern Creighton Award (manager of the year) – Mike Fines, Hockey
John Jones Award (Unsung Hero) – Leandra Timmerman, Hockey
Robert G. Hayes (Outstanding Contribution) - Ashley Ryer, Cross Country / Track & Field
2017/18 Athletic Award Winners
Female Athlete – Breanna Lanceleve (Hockey)
Male Athlete - Hunter Garlent (Hockey)
Female Rookie – Marissa MacAulay (Volleyball)
Male Rookie – Nikita Kasongo (Basketball)
President’s Award (F) – Maddie Clarke (Volleyball)
President’s Award (M) - Nicholas Bartolacci (Football)
John Jones Award, Unsung Hero – Calder Brooks, Hockey
Vern Creighton Award, Manager of the Year – Paul Mason, Football
Dr. David Petrie Award, Student Therapists – Lindsey Beaver & Kristen Allen
Women’s Soccer – Celina Cavadini
Men's Soccer - Darien Rolle
Rugby – Julie Naugler
Football – Antoine Lyte-Myers
Cross Country (F) – Paige Roszak
Cross Country (M) – Andrew Peverill
Track & Field (F) – Ashley Murray
Track & Field (M) – Andrew Peverill
Men’s Basketball – Kemar Alleyne
Women’s Hockey – Breanna Lanceleve
Men’s Hockey – Hunter Garlent
Volleyball – Erin Smith
Women’s Basketball – Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse
2016/17 Athletic Award Winners
Football – Deandre Smith, 2016
Men’s Soccer – Christian Oxner, 2016
Women’s Soccer – Fiorella Morales, 2016
Rugby – Kate Murray, 2016
Cross Country – Samantha Fader, 2016
Cross Country – Jonathan Peverill, 2016
Track & Field – Ashley Murray, 2016/17
Track & Field – Dominic Collie, 2016/17
Women’s Basketball – Angelina Carvery, 2016/17
Men’s Hockey – Hunter Garlent, 2016/17
Women’s Hockey – Breanna Lanceleve, 2016/17
Men’s Basketball – Marquis Clayton, 2016/17
Volleyball – Erin Smith, 2016/17
Breanna Lanceleve – Hockey
Male Athlete of the Year
Marquis Clayton – Basketball
Female Rookie of the Year
Jasmine Cain, Basketball
Male Rookie of the Year
Hunter Garlent, Hockey
President’s – Female
Maddie Clarke, Volleyball
Michael Curtis, Hockey
Unsung Hero – John Jones Award
Kemar Alleyne, Basketball
Dr. David Petrie Award – Student Therapist
Chelsea Costa, Megan Dobson, Leah Forrestall
Vern Creighton Award – Manager of the Year, Mike Fines, Men’s Hockey
Robert G. Hayes Award - Brian Bradbury, Women’s Hockey
Saint Mary’s Awards 2015/16
Rachelle Coward and Stephen MacAulay named top Athletes
Fifth year guard Rachelle Coward and 3rd year forward Stephen MacAulay have been named Saint Mary’s Male and Female Athlete of the Year.
Coward who came back this season after an ankle injury left her sidelined in 2014/15 ankle and lead her team in scoring and was named a 1st team AUS All-star.
Stephen MacAulay played in all 28 regular season, 9 playoff games and led the team in scoring with 34 points, and added 4 in the CIS University Cup. MacAulay was named a conference 2nd team all-star.
Other winners were:
President’s Female – Maddie Clark (Volleyball) This year’s winner in a Dean’s list student and a two time CIS Academic All- Canadian last year posting a perfect 4.30 GPA in Science. She started in 17 matches, was first in team attacks, 2nd in team digs.
President’s Male – Bradley Greene (Hockey) This student athlete is soon to be a 4 time Academic All-Canadian. Competing in 24 regular season games, and 9 playoff games, he compiled 18 points. Bradley is leaving Saint Mary's and has been accepted into Memorial University for medical school.
Female Rookie of the Year – Rebecca Clark (Women’s Hockey) Rebecca started and played in 16 regular season games and 9 playoff games this year for the Huskies. She finished second in the league with a 1.86 goals-against average, adding a .914 save percentage in the regular season. She led her team to an AUS first place finish and AUS title and was named the conference Rookie of the Year.
Male Rookie of the Year – Anthony Repaci (Men’s Hockey) This rookie recovered from an injury in the pre-season, and came back and played in 21 regular season games and 9 playoff games. He had 12 points in regular season play, 3 points in AUS playoffs and 4 points in the CIS University Cup. He was named Player of the Game in the Huskies thrilling 3-2 win over the #1 ranked UQTR Patriotes at the Scotiabank Centre.
Unsung Hero – Carly Gray (Women’s Hockey) Carly is a model of consistency and true team player. She is a graduating 4th year player who embodies what is means to be a student-athlete. Off the ice, she is the consummate team player, professional in her demeanour and behaviour.
Dr. David Petrie Award – Breagh Harrie & Jack Hull
Manager of the Year – JD & Mike Fines
Men’s Basketball – Brian Rouse (2015/16)
Women’s Basketball – Rachelle Coward (2015/16)
Rugby – Hannah Wallace (2015)
Women’s Soccer – Fiorella Morales (2015)
Men’s Hockey – Stephen MacAulay (2015/16)
Men’s Soccer – Christian Oxner (2015)
Volleyball – Erica Dowling (2015/16)
Cross Country (F) – Meghan Clark (2015)
Cross Country (M) – Jonathan Peverill (2015)
Track & Field (F) – Meghan Clark (2015/16)
Track & Field (M) – Matthew Musoke (2015/16)
Women’s Hockey – Caitlyn Schell (2015/16)
Football – Rick LeMoignan (2015)
Athletic Department Awards
Windhorst and Peters named Athletes of the Year 2014/15
The Department of Athletics and Recreation announced that Rachel Windhorst (2nd year Volleyball) and Anthony Peters (4th year Hockey) were named their top female and male athletes of the year.
Team MVP winners were:
Cross Country (F) – Meghan Clarke
Cross Country (M) – John Kuto
Track & Field (F) – Anissa Owen
Track & Field (M) – Matthew Musoke
Field Hockey – Brittany Avery
Rugby – Renee Champagne
Men’s Soccer – Adam Miller
Women’s Soccer – Sophie Langille
Football – Jonathan Langa
Volleyball – Rachel Windhorst & Shelby Michaels
Women’s Hockey – Sarah Douglas
Men’s Hockey – Anthony Peters
Men’s Basketball – Marquis Clayton & Osman Barrie
Women’s Basketball – Angelina Carvery
Manager of the Year – JD Fines, Men’s Hockey
Unsung Hero – Jenelle Rogers, Women’s Hockey
In the major award category, Shelby Michaels (Volleyball) and Bradley Greene, Hockey were awarded the President’s Award for best academic and athletic performance.
Kennisha-Shanice Lubressie of basketball was named the Female Rooke of the Year and Ben Duffy from men’s hockey was awarded male rookie honours.
The final two major awards of the night were awarded to Rachel Windhorst, Volleyball and Anthony Peters, Hockey. Windhorst, a 2nd year leftside, led the league in kills, kills per set, total points, and was named the AUS MVP and a CIS first team all-canadian. Fourth year Blyth, ON native, Anthony Peters was recently named the CIS goaltender of the year and a 1st team All-Canadian.
2013/14 Colley and Peters top athletes at SMU
2012/13 Team MVP’s
Football – Brett Lauther (2012)
Rugby – Jean Baker (2012)
Volleyball – Ariel Smith (2012/13)
Women’s Basketball – Justin Colley (2012/13)
Men’s Hockey – Anthony Peters (2012/13)
Women’s Hockey – Sienna Cooke (2012/13)
Men’s Basketball – Harry Ezenibe (2012/13)
Women’s Soccer – Michelle Yates (2012)
Men’s Soccer – Derek Gaudet (2012)
Field Hockey – Mandy Avery (2012)
Cross Country (F) – Julie Hopper
Cross Country (M) – Alexis Lavoie-Gilbert
Track & Field (F) – Anissa Owen
Track & Field (M) – Jake Wing
Female Athlete – Justine Colley, Basketball
Male Athlete – Lucas Bloodoff, Hockey
Female Rookie – Sienna Cooke, Hockey
Male Rookie – Kevin Thomas, Basketball
President – Male – Matthew Albright, Football
President – Female – Mandy Avery, Field Hockey
Dr. David Petrie Award – Chrisina Martinell
Robert G. Hayes – Joe Chrvala
Vern Creighton Award (Manager of the Year) – Paul Cyr, Hockey
John Jones Award (Unsung Hero) – Patrick O’Keefe, Hockey