Cornwall Student Union athletes of the year Darren Templeton and Amber Lapierre.
By Steven Smeall
CORNWALL, Ontario â With the sports season coming to an end for St. Lawrence Collegeâs Cornwall campus, a banquet was held to give out awards to their student athletes.
Amber Lapierre and Darren Templeton left the event with the top two awards of the evening.
Lapierre, a goaltender on the womenâs hockey team, was named the Cornwall Student Union female athlete of the year. Lapierre posted eight shutouts in 16 regular season games for St. Lawrence, helping led team to a big championship win at the Challenge Cup playoffs.
Templeton, the dual-sport athlete who took part in indoor soccer and cross country, received the Cornwall Student Union male athlete of the year award. Templeton was regarded as someone with a great amount of drive and determination.
"Because SLC Cornwall is such a small campus, we get to build really strong relationships with our student-athletes, giving our athletics banquet more importance to recognize the dedication and success of all of our athletes" said St. Lawrence Athletics and Student Life officer Jacquie Cartwright in a press release.
Various other awards were handed out throughout the night, such as the Academic & Athletics Achievement Award, which went to the athlete with strong performances in their class and their sport.
Jenna Jodoin was the womenâs recipient after a strong performance with the womenâs indoor soccer team as well as a GPA of 3.84. Menâs hockey player Yannick Rochon won menâs award for the second-consecutive year with a GPA of 3.93.
Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA) All-Academic awards were also handed out. Seven athletes received the award which was given out to those who achieved a 3.5GPA or higher in their first semester with the college. Each of the St. Lawrence sports teams had their own individual awards. Those awards were rookie of the year, coachâs recognition, and most valuable player.
A list for the award winners can be found below:
Coachâs Recognition â Sarah Giffin & Lisa Cristiano
Most Valuable Runner â Darren Templeton
Rookie of the Year â Colin Allaire
Coachâs Recognition â Brad Robertson
Most Valuable Player â Adam Kroon
Women's Indoor Soccer
Most Improved Player â Sadie Shayler
Rookie of the Year â Stacie Duval
Coachâs Recognition â Jenna Jodoin
Men's Indoor Soccer
Coachâs Recognition â Darren Templeton
Most Valuable Player â Ahmed Saaed
Rookie of the Year â Caitlin Champagne
Coachâs Recognition â Stephanie Seguin
Most Valuable Player â Amber Lapierre
Rookie of the Year â Ryan Copper
Coachâs Recognition â Qunlin MacDonell
Most Valuable Player â Brandon Gilmour