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 Collegeâ€™s 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 womenâ€™s 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 womenâ€™s recipient after a strong performance with the womenâ€™s indoor soccer team as well as a GPA of 3.84. Menâ€™s hockey player Yannick Rochon won menâ€™s 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, coachâ€™s recognition, and most valuable player.
A list for the award winners can be found below:
Coachâ€™s Recognition â€“ Sarah Giffin & Lisa Cristiano
Most Valuable Runner â€“ Darren Templeton
Rookie of the Year â€“ Colin Allaire
Coachâ€™s 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
Coachâ€™s Recognition â€“ Jenna Jodoin
Men's Indoor Soccer
Coachâ€™s Recognition â€“ Darren Templeton
Most Valuable Player â€“ Ahmed Saaed
Rookie of the Year â€“ Caitlin Champagne
Coachâ€™s Recognition â€“ Stephanie Seguin
Most Valuable Player â€“ Amber Lapierre
Rookie of the Year â€“ Ryan Copper
Coachâ€™s Recognition â€“ Qunlin MacDonell
Most Valuable Player â€“ Brandon Gilmour