2019 Award Winners

Lifetime Award Winners:

Brian Kilrea Lifetime Achievement Award, Coaching: Fernando Henderson

Fernando Henderson has grown and fostered the sport of diving in Ottawa since he started coaching with the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club in 1992. Over the course of his tenure with the club he has produced Provincial, Canadian National and International champions as well as ensuring that the club provides an inspiring team atmosphere for all of its members. Henderson, who is NCCP level ¾ certified, has recently coached internationally for Canada as the Jr. Pan Am Games Coach (Colombia 2011, Arizona 2013, Victoria, B.C. 2017 and saw two of his Ottawa based-athletes take gold medals at the 2017 event. He was a recipient of the Petro Canada Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence grant in 2018 and has seen multiple athletes receive NCAA scholarships for diving. An accomplished athlete in his own right, Henderson represented the Dominican Republic in three metre springboard at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. He was also selected as the Ottawa Sports Awards winner for diving four straight times, in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Technical Official: Penny Glover

A National Officiating Examiner and Instructor, Penny Glover was a trailblazer for squash officials in Canada. Her contributions to squash as a player, official and volunteer in Canada, Ontario and Ottawa have spanned over four decades. Glover became a national level referee at the inception of the Officiating Program and was soon after appointed as National Officiating Examiner and Instructor. She was the chair of both the Canadian and Ontario Officiating Committees, and also served on the National Teams Committee. Glover, a member of the RA Squash Club, won the 2006 Syl Apps Volunteer Award and in 2013 she received the Squash Ontario Simon Warder Officials Outstanding Achievement Award. Originally from Wales and living in Ottawa since 1970, Glover was inducted to the Squash Canada Wall of Fame in 2014.  A mentor to so many local officials, Penny was also the Ottawa Sports Award winner for squash in 1974 and 1975.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Sports Volunteer and Administrator: Bill Beelen

A long-time commissioner of the National Capital Baseball League and past president of East Nepean Little League, Bill Beelen has had a lifetime of volunteering in sports in Ottawa. In addition to coaching at all levels of baseball within the city, including Merivale H.S., ENLL, NMHA, and NGHA, Bill is always willing to lend a hand hosting tournaments, improving facilities, or advocating for the advancement of sports in Ottawa. He was head groundskeeper for the national championships in 2015, and has also volunteered his time This summer, Bill was presented with the Marthe Dubroy District Volunteer of the Year Award for his continued dedication.

Mayor’s Cup: L.A. and Bevin Schmidt

This year’s Mayor’s Cup is presented to a duo who have committed themselves together and individually to advancing sport at the local, national, and international levels. The amount of volunteer work done in sport by L.A. and Bevin Schmidt is truly impressive and they are outstanding representatives of the sport community in Ottawa. As a pair, L.A. and Bevin co-founded the Ottawa River Canoe Club in 2002. The Kanata-based club offers a variety of recreational and competitive paddling programs to the community. L.A. has been a member of Canoe Kayak Canada’s Board of Directors for the past 25 years and served on various committees, including working to ensure the women’s canoe program was added to the international paddling racing program. L.A. has also spent time working hard for Persons with Disabilities to be included in all Canoe Clubs across Canada. Bevin is a past chair of the Eastern Ontario Division of Canoe Kayak Canada and a 25-year member of the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance. Bevin chairs the Ottawa River Paddle Challenge race with 200 plus competitors every fall at the Nepean Sailing Club. Both are certified coaches who are actively coaching Masters, Special Olympics, and para paddling athletes, while L.A. is also a certified official for both canoe kayak and alpine ski. In the winter, skiing takes over; the ORCC has formed a unique development partnership with Kanata Nordic, the Schmidts helped to found the region’s university alpine ski team.  From dragon boat to stand-up paddling to canoe kayak, to the slopes and beyond: the Schmidts have made a lasting impact.

2019 Annual Major Awards:

Female Athlete of the Year (Krisina Groves Trophy): Ivanie Blondin

Ivanie Blondin is unstoppable right now. The veteran long-track speed skater has had an outstanding start to her 2019 World Cup season, winning five straight gold medals and setting three individual track records. She has collected six gold, three silver and three bronze medals at World Cup events, including her first career golds in the 1500 and 5000 metre distances. She continues to skate well at the 3000m distance as well, winning the 2019 Canadian Championships with a personal best time. Overall at nationals, Blondin captured five medals including three golds. The two-time Olympian is skating at a career-best level and is ranked first in the world cup in mass start.

Male Athlete of the Year: Tim Nedow

Tim Nedow in Canada singlet prepares to throw shotput

A mainstay on the national team and 2016 Olympian, Tim Nedow won his seventh consecutive National Championship in shot put this year. He set a new outdoor personal best this season and qualified for the final at the 2019 World Championships among a field that many consider the best ever in the sport. Nedow finished ninth in the world with a throw which would have landed him on the podium at previous championships. It was the highest finish for Nedow at his fourth World Championship. He also placed fourth at this year’s Pan Am Games.

 

Female Coach of the Year: Jen BoydJen Boyd crouches on sideline.

Jen Boyd continues to get results on the rugby pitch. Boyd’s University of Ottawa Gee-Gees won the RSEQ conference championship trophy this year for the sixth consecutive season. The team then took the bronze medal at the U SPORTS National Championship. An assistant coach with the 15s senior women’s national team, Boyd remains a contributor to Canada’s success on the international levels and saw three former or current Gee-Gees players suit up for Canada this year. With this year’s award, Jen Boyd joins a group of just three individuals who have won a Major Award at the Ottawa Sports Award six times (Kristina Groves, Dave Smart).

Martin Dagenais on bench with Jr. SensMale Coach of the Year: Martin Dagenais

Under Dagenais’ leadership the Ottawa Junior Senators have reached heights unseen in their history. In 2019 the team successfully defended its title as CCHL champions. From there, the team won its second straight Fred Page Cup as Eastern Canadian Champions. The Jr. Sens then moved on to the Canadian National Junior A Championships where they reached the semi-finals. Hockey Canada named him Head Coach of Team Canada East for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge tournament and with Dagenais at the helm, Team Canada East upset the heavily favoured Team USA in the semi-finals before falling in double overtime 2-1 to Team Russia in the gold medal game. The silver medal was only the second time in eight years that Team Canada East has medalled at the tournament.

Male Team of the Year: Ottawa Junior SenatorsFred Page Cup championship photo, Ottawa Jr. Sens.

With a roster laden with local talent, the Ottawa Junior Senators won the CCHL championship for the second straight season after finishing second in the regular season. The team then ran the gauntlet of a long league playoff schedule, emerging as Bogart Cup Champions. Travelling to Amherst, N.S., as the league champions Ottawa successfully defended their claim to the Fred Page Cup as champions of Eastern Canada. The title-winning game was a 9-2 victory in which eight different players scored, and the team had to play an extra game as they did not go in with a bye. At nationals, the team made it to the semifinals before bowing out to the eventual national champions.

University World Cup champions.Female Team of the Year: Ottawa Gee-Gees Women’s Soccer

It was a unique year for the Gee-Gees women’s soccer team. Ranked first in the nation for the regular season as they played to an undefeated 14-0-2 record, the team then took a bronze medal at the OUA conference championships. Normally, the season would have ended there. However, as 2018 U SPORTS National Champions, the team had been invited to compete at the inaugural FISU World Cup of Soccer at the end of November. The team extended its season by nearly a month, and student-athletes travelled to China to take on squads from Siberia, Taiwan, China, and Brazil, defeating all comers to be crowned FISU World Cup Champions. The team also won the tournament’s Fair Play award.

Special Recognition Award: Andy Binda

Andy Binda joined the Ottawa Rowing Club in 1955 as a competitive oarsman and won his first  medal at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in 1961 in the 145 pound single. Andy rowed competitively from 1955 to 1973. Over the years he served as Ottawa Rowing Club captain, as a coach, and as a member of the club executive. Since obtaining his RCA umpiring license in 1967, Andy has umpired extensively at local regattas in Eastern Ontario and Quebec, has been to every Royal Canadian Henley Regatta since 1972, and been selected for eight international juries. Locally Binda continues to be a presence around the club, offering a helping hand to repair boats and organize events. In appreciation of his years of hard work on behalf of the Canadian rowing community, the Ottawa Rowing Club named its historic boathouse after Binda and the Ottawa Sports Awards is proud to present him with a Special Recognition Award.

Lifetime Award for Media Excellence: Richard Starnes  

For more than three decades in the Nation’s Capital Richard Starnes shared his passion for the game of soccer, capturing the beauty of the game and conveying it to the readers of the Ottawa Citizen. Article by article, year by year the game grew and so did the local storylines. Richard chronicled successes at the local universities and the years when Canadian Women’s National Team players spent their summers in the city helping the Ottawa Fury women’s team rank among the best in North America. When men’s professional soccer arrived, Starnes covered Ottawa Fury FC in the paper and on the airwaves. The team’s beat writer for their first three seasons, he also co-hosted Corner Kicks on TSN 1200 and served as a colour commentator of the club’s radio broadcasts.

Then there were the young players, the referees and the coaches that he celebrated – always wanting to ensure their efforts of growing the game at the grassroots level was not unnoticed. He was a coach himself, coaching his children who grew up playing the sport he loved so much. Richard passed away at the age of 75 in July, and is greatly missed by all who knew him.

Spirit of Sport Award: Stan Banville

Stan is known as a super-fan at Ottawa 67s games, where he has been a loyal season seat member for over 30 years. His attendance record is impeccable as it is believed he has only missed one game in over fifty years. His positivity is his trademark – from his seat at centre-ice on the short side he never disparages an away team or getting down on the home team. Stan was equally devoted to the Ottawa Lynx and is also well-known around sporting venues across the city, supporting local baseball, curling, and softball leagues. A true sports fan, Stan encapsulates the Spirit of Sport in his enthusiasm and dedication to being part of the sporting experience.

Individual Sport Award Winners:

Archery: Eric Peters – Eric is the most improved archer on the national team and won the Pan Am Games Gold Team Medal and Individual Bronze Medal. He participated in the 2019 World Championships as well as the World Cup circuit.

Artistic Swimming: Nanxi Jiang – Nanxi Jiang is a top athlete in the nation and has trained locally at Ottawa with Go Capital Synchro Swim Club. Nanxi was selected and invited to the National Selection Camp as the youngest swimmer for her talent and future on the selection team. She is a medallist in figure, solo, duet and team in all provincial, national and international level events; and has achieved Gold medal status for most figure and team events throughout the year. At the 2019 Canadian Championships, Nanxi placed 1st in Team Event, 2nd in Solo Event, 4th in Figure Event. She has also successfully competed at International Level Competitions placing 2nd in the Team Event, 2nd in Figure Event, 3rd n Solo Event(prelim) at the 2019 Uana Pan Am Artistic Swimming Championships.

Athletics: Tim Nedow – A mainstay on the national team and 2016 Olympian, Tim Nedow won his seventh consecutive National Championship in shot put this year. He set a new outdoor personal best this season and qualified for the final at the 2019 World Championships among a field that many consider the best ever in the sport. Nedow finished ninth in the world with a throw which would have landed him on the podium at previous championships. It was the highest finish for Nedow at his fourth World Championship. He also placed fourth at this year’s Pan Am Games.

Baseball: Ben Adams – Ben Adams is currently in grade 12 at one of the best high school baseball programs in Canada – Vauxhall Academy in Alberta. Ben has been on the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians for the past four years and has played for Team Ontario the previous two years at the Canadian Championships. He has been a member of the prestigious T12 teams for the past two years, has been in the Junior National team program, and has committed to St. John’s University for September 2020.

Basketball: Merrisah Russell – Merissah was a member of Canada’s U19 National Team this year, which was her third year with the national team program. She also joined the Senior Women’s National team on its five-game exhibition series in Great Britain this year. At the U19 World Cup in Thailand, Merissah played all seven games helping Team Canada finish sixth overall. She averaged 23.1 minutes, 6.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. Merissah is currently attending Louisville University.

Biathlon: Zachary Connelly – Zach Connelly was named to the U20 National Development team this year and made the move to Whistler to train this summer after previously training with Chelsea Nordiq. He started 2019 off by representing Canada at the Youth World Championships in Slovakia, and was the top finisher for Ontario at the Canada Games in Feburary. He won the youth men’s 7.5 sprint event at the 2019 Canadian Championships, and was third in the 12.5 km race.

Bowling 5 Pin: Nick Janveau – Nick Janveau has had an exceptional year as he bowled a perfect game, 450, at the Merivale Bowling Centre on December 6 during his regular bowling league play. This was sandwiched between the two-weekend qualifier for the Ontario Open; he finished with an average of just over 250. When the Provincial Finals took place at his home lanes, he led the Ottawa Valley Men’s team with a 263.4 average.

Boxing: Emilia Dermott – Emelia is the 2019 National Champion, winning for the fourth straight year. She also won the Golden Girl Sweden event and was a tournament finalist in Hungary. Originally from Oakville, Emelia is now studying at uOttawa and is a member of the Beaver Boxing Club.

Canoe,Kayak – Sprint: Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka – Over the past several years, Toshka has emerged as one of Canada’s up-and-coming female kayak athletes. In early August, Toshka competed in Pitesti, Romania at the ICF Junior World Championships. She raced in the Junior Women’s K1-200m event and was a member of the four-person bronze medal-winning crew in the Junior Women’s K4-500m race, a first for Canada. At the National Finals in Regina, Toshka competed in eight races and won medals in all of them: five gold, two silver and one bronze. She ended the season in September at the Olympic Hopes competition in Slovakia bringing home the bronze medal in the K1 200M race.

Canoe,Kayak –Whitewater: Cam Smedley – Cam will return to the Olympic Games in 2020 following a great 2019 competitive season. 2019 saw him qualify for the semi finals in Canoe Slalom’s World Cups 1 and 5 placing 24th and 39th respectively. Cam also qualified for the finals in the Canoe Slalom World Championships finishing 9th and 8th in Nation rankings – in doing so Cam secured a C1 men’s canoe slalom quota for Tokyo 2020.

Cross Country Running: Kevin Robertson – Kevin, a member of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club, is a freshman at Syracuse University. He is an accomplished steeplechase runner having won the 2019 championships in this event at OFSAA and the Canadian Championships. In his one and only cross country race in 2019, he finished third at the National Juniors helping his team to a fifth place finish. Based upon these results, he has been selected to represent Canada at the upcoming U20 NACAC Cross Country Championships.

CrossFit: Karine Shrum – Karine is ranked sixth in Canada and top 100 in the world. She is a member of Wolvish Crossfit Ottawa and has been competing since 2013.

Curling: Jamie Sinclair – Jamie is a member of the Manotick Curling Club. Having been born in Alaska but growing up in Manotick, Jamie has dual citizenship. She has curled representing Ontario, Carleton Univeristy and the US. She is the reigning US Women’s Champion having won this championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She skipped the US team at the 2018 Winter Olympics and was a member of the North American team at the 2019 Continental Cup Challenge held in Las Vegas in 2019.

Cycling: Derek Gee – 2nd Cambridge World Cup Team Pursuit, 4th World Championships Team Pursuit, 2nd u23 National Time Trial and Road Race, 1st Pan Am Championships Team Pursuit, 1st Pan Am Championships Omnium, 1st Canadian Championships Omnium, 1st Canadian Championships Individual Pursuit, 1st Canadian Championships Madison, Particularly outstanding was the new Canadian 4 man team pursuit record of 349.9 over a the distance of 4 km for an average of 62.6kph! This was the 3rd fastest team pursuit of all time, and only Australia has gone faster.

Diving: Kate Miller – Kate Miller was one of the youngest B Level (Ages 14-15) girls and had a stellar year in Diving. In the Ontario Provincial events in both her age group (B) events and Open (all ages/senior) events (a total of 9 events) she only missed the podium once and secured multiple first place finishes. With her excellent performance in the Open Events she achieved the required high score to qualify her to complete at the Canadian Senior National Diving Competition where she ranked tenth in Canada in the platform. At Age Group Nationals Kate won bronze in both the 1m springboard event and platform.

Equestrian: Rayne Dubois – At her debut in November 2019 at the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, Canada’s national finals for Hunter and Jumper equestrian, and in her debut season in the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) Medal classes, Rayne Dubois, 19, of Ottawa, took the prestigious equitation class title; the 2019 Running Fox CET Medal National Final, riding Ferraro K, a 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by the Brookstreet Stables Corporation and whom she just began riding in April 2019. Just prior to this big win, Rayne had placed 3rd at the CET Regional Final in Palgrave, ON, a qualifier for the CET Medal finals. In December 2019, Rayne was accepted into Ontario Equestrian’s Great Riders Intensive Training (GRIT), Program; an athlete development program being offered in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO).

Fencing: Kelleigh Ryan – Kelleigh Ryan is rated in the ‘top 33’ in world rankings in Women’s Individual Foil World fencing rankings thanks to consistently strong performances on the international stage in 2019. Kelleigh was chosen to represent Canada in the 2019 Pam American Fencing Championships where she acheived a bronze medal in the Women’s Foil competition and she also helped Canada take a silver in the Women’s Foil Event. She also finished second at an event in Amsterdam. Ryan has been a national team member since 2008. This 32-year-old past Pan Am Games champion continues to gear up for a run at the 2020 Olympics.

Field Hockey: Rowan Harris – Rowan Harris has been a member of the Canadian National Field Hockey Team since 2016. This season, the team accumulated wins against higher-ranked opponents and reached the Finals of the Hockey Series at the Pan American Games in Lima. They have climbed to 15th in the World Rankings from 24th in 2017; and earned a shot at an Olympic Qualification. In a two-game series in Dublin against Ireland, the Canadian team played at the top of their game and went toe-to-toe with their much higher ranked opponent and lost in a heart-breaking shoot out. There is a bright future for this team and Ottawa’s own Rowan Harris.

Figure Skating: Katherine Medland Spence – Katherine Medland Spence is admired by many of Nepean Skating Club young skaters. Katherine kicked off the year with a bronze medal at the Elizabeth Manley Winter Classic event and then won the Senior Women’s Title at the 2019 Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in March. That result was sevent spots higher than last season. Skating her personal best at the Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships, Katherine finished second in the short program and fourth in the Long Program with an overall finish of fourth in the Senior Women’s Final. She headed to the Skate Canada Challenge in December and finished 26th.

Football: Neville Gallimore – Neville had another outstanding year at the University of Oklahoma, helping his team reach the College Football Playoffs for the second consecutive year. His story was recognized nationally as he was chosen to the Third All-American Team as a defensive tackle, making him a top five player among all US College football defensive tackles. He is the number 1 player on the CFL draft list and will be a top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. This is the second straight year he has won the Ottawa Sports Award.

Football (Aussie Rules): Cory Townder – Cory Townder led the Ottawa Swans Australian Rules Football Men’s Team back to the AFL Ontario Grand Final, which resulted in the Men’s 2nd win. In doing so he was named the League’s MVP – only the second Ottawa Swan to receive that distinction. He was also named to the AFLO Men’s All-Ontario Team, and was Ottawa Swans Men’s Best & Fairest, and club leader in goalkicking. In addition to his onfield accolades, he also spent considerable time working with newer players, both men and women, to help develop skills.

Football (Touch): Kris Lajeunesse – Kris was a member of the Ottawa Pirhanas who were the Men’s AA National Championship team and a perrenial threat in the TFONT Trillium Tour. He is a defensive leader on the Pirhanas, a stat leader in interceptions and lock down defender.

Golf: Ryan Sevign – Ryan had a terrific 2019 season with 8 out of 10 top 10 finishes featuring a scoring average of 73.0 per round. He ranked inside the top 100 on the National Order of Merit against mostly younger players. His achievements included the OVGA City & District Championship, a second place finish in the Alexander of Tunis, another second at the Quebec Mid-Amateur and a third place in the Flagstick Open Amateur Championships. A highlight of his season was a ninth place finish at Golf Canada’s National Championships for amateur golfers aged 25+.

Gymnastics (Artistic): Samuel Zakutney – At the age of 20, Sam Zakutney is a multiple repeat winner for Gymnastics (Artistic). He was on Team Canada for the Pan American Games in Lima Peru, helping Canada to a bronze medal in the team event. Sam was also on the Canadian team at the World Gymnastic Championships in Stuttgart Germany Oct 7. Sam was the 2019 National Champion in the senior category for All-Around. He lives in Ottawa, though he attends University at Penn State. Last year he was in his third year and he and his team were Big Ten Champions.

Gymnastics (Rhythmic): Haley Miller: Haley Miller is a two-time Ottawa Sports Awards winner for the sport of Rhythmic Gymanastics. Haley has earned a spot on the Canadian National team for the third consecutive year. Haley represented Canada in Greece in March 2019 and also competed in seven other competitions throughout the year across Canada including the Eastern Regionals where she placed third overall.

Hockey: Jamie Lee Rattray – This 27 year-old Kanata native has been a member of the Canadian national women’s hockey team since 2014. In the 2019 Women’s World Hockey Championships the team won the bronze medal where Jamie Lee scored three goals and had three assists in the seven games played. Also in 2019, while playing for the Markham Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey league she was the second leading scorer on her team and ninth for the entire league with 12 goals, 13 assists in 26 games.

Hockey (Ball): Zack Rheaume – Zack Rheamue is a repeat winner for Ball Hockey. Zack led his team to the GOBHA Championbship, with three goals and three assists in four games, which led to them moving on to compete in the USA. In the regular season he scored an astounding 20 goals and 14 assists in just 15 games.

Judo: Ben Kendrick – After a seven-month absence due to ankle surgery Ben seems to be back on track. His 2019 results include golds at the U21 Ontario Open and Quebec Open, and silvers at the Senior Pan-Am Cup, the Senior Quebec Open, the Senior Ontario Open.

Lacrosse: Tyler Thompson – Tyler has played for the Nepean Knights Jr B Lacrosse team for the last four years. This last season he was named captain and he broke a the club record for single season assists with 72, finishing second in assists and third in goals for the league. Tyler was picked up as an affiliate for the Orangeville Northmen who successfully won the Jr A Ontario Championship and a berth to the National Championship Minto Cup in BC. Tyler was a contributing factor in their winning of the National Championship tallying a total of 21 points in the final series and a 5 point per game average which was second in the league. Tyler also plays field lacrosse in the United States for Hartford University.

Lawn Bowling: Cheryl McBain – Cheryl has had an extremely successful 2019 lawn bowling season. She skipped the Ladies Pairs team with Cathy Mills winning District 16 and losing in the quarter finals at Provincials. Cheryl then joined forces with a Senior Triples Ladies team with high expectations of attaining a coveted spot in the 2019 Canadian Championships.

Orienteering: Robert Graham – Robert Graham represented Canada at the 2019 World Orienteering Championships, his first appearance at the senior level. He had three top four finishes at the 2019 Canadian Championships, including a silver medal in the long distance event and a bronze medal in the middle distance event, and earned medals in all three disciplines at the Ontario Championships, tying for first in the sprint distance.

Parasport: Josh Cassidy – Josh is a repeat winner of this award from last year. He continues to burn up the track, winning the, 800m, 1500m and 5000m, in the T54 class at the National Para Championships. He won the Los Angeles Marathon parasport division race and had top 10 finishes in both the Boston and London marathons. He qualified for his three favourite races at the World Para Athletics Championships held in Dubai but was not at his best due to an injury that hampered his performances.

Ringette: Kaitlyn Youldon – This Team Canada player from Ottawa was the National Ringette League’s Centre of the Year for the 2018-2019 season. She finished the regular season with 87 points in 20 games, averaging over four points per game. She also suited up for Team Canada at the 2019 World Ringette Championships in Bunaby, BC where the team earned a silver medal. Kaitlyn is currently leading the Gatineau Fusion to a strong start in the 2019-2020 season with an 8-1-2 record and battling to earn a spot at the 2020 Canadian Ringette Championships in Ottawa this April.

Rowing: Josh King – A NextGen team athlete, Josh had his best finish of 2019 at the Pan American Games where he came sixth. Josh has been a Canadian Team member since 2016.

Rugby: Maya Addai An RSEQ first team all-star in 2019, Maya is a starting wing for the Carleton Ravens. She led the RSEQ in trys this season and earned an invitation to Rugby Canada’s 7s evaluation camp. She is also on the radar for Rugby Canada’s U20 team.

Running (Road Racing): Salome Nyirarukundo Salome is originally from Rwanda and now competes for the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. This 10,000 metre runner is a seasoned marathon runner who won six out of eight races she entered in 2019. She won the Rimouski Marathon, the Levis half-marathon, the Lululemon 10K and was fourth in the Ottawa Marathon. She also ran a personal best time of 2:28:02 to complete the Montreal marathon. She is a first time winner of this award.

Sailing: Johan Koppernaes and Michele Cimon This duo earned the bronze medal at the J/22 World Championship in Warnemunde, Germany. Michele skippered Raised-J to a clean-sweep of the women’s division 1A trophies of interclub sailing in Ottawa. The same leadership team then took another boat to the Shark World Championship in Robel, Germany and placed in the top 10.

Skiing (Alpine): Sam Duff – Sam Duff is currently ranked first in Canada in SL for his age and is fourth overall Jr. in SL. While his home club is Calabogie, Sam races in the Ottawa area, in the province, in Canada, and internationally. His 2018-2019 Highlights include 1st in the McConville Cup SL Devil’s Glen, 36th in Nor Am SL at Camp Fortune. Sam is a member of the Ontario Ski Team.

Skiing (Cross Country): Pierre Grall-Johnson – Pierre Grall-Johnson was the top-ranked junior male skier in Canada at the 2019 nationals. He won gold medals in his division’s sprint and 30k mass start events.

Skiing (Freestyle): Noah Porter MacLennan – Noah Porter MacLennan is an outstanding competitor currently on the Next Gen National Team in Slopestyle/Big Air. His results from this past season include: first at Yukon Canada Cup in Whitehorse in Nov 2018, 2nd at Mammoth California FIS Noram in March 2019, 3rd at Waterville NH, FIS Noram in January 2019, and 4th at Junior Worlds Sweden in April 2019.

Snowboarding: Alex Cadieux – Snowboarder Alex Cadieux was named to this year’s Ontario Snowboard provincial team and he also represented Canada at the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. His highlights also include several podium finishes at provincial events, a top 20 finish at NorAms. At 19, he was the youngest snowboard athlete from Canada at the Universiade, and finished 22nd overall.

Soccer: Ariel Young – After competing at the U17 World Championships for Team Canada in late 2018, 2019 brought more success for Ariel, who is now a first-year at the University of Central Florida. She has played and trained with the Ottawa Fury FC and the OSU soccer clubs as part of her development, and was also a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Softball: Camille Dubé – Camille led the uOttawa Gee-Gees to a Silver Medal at the OIWFA Provincial Championships. Camille was also awarded “Top Hitter” in the Eastern Division with an outstanding .519 Batting average. Camille led the team in all offensive categories and finished with an .841 Slugging Percentage, five triples, four home runs, 22 RBI’s and 20 runs scored. She was directly responsible for 46% of the team’s runs scored in their 18 games and she was a finalist for Top Pitcher. Camille won all 3 games for the Gee-Gees in their path to a silver medal at the Provincial Championships which was the team’s highest finish in four years. She was also a member of the Bytowne Belles that won the Ontario Championships at the open level and finished fifth at the Canadian Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Special Olympics: Michael Guyton – Michael Guyton has been a Special Olympics athlete since 2014, and this year he competed in his first World Games. At the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, he won a gold medal in both the 100m run and the shot put. Aside from competing in Track and Field, Michael also participates in bocce, basketball, snowshoeing, and 5-pin bowling. A jack of all trades, Michael is a producer and early morning D.J. for Carleton University’s radio station, CKCU FM 93.1. He collects old LPs and 45s and is passionate about helping those who might need a hand.

Speed Skating (Long Track): Ivanie Blondin – Ivanie Blondin has a stellar year setting three individual records and winning five consecutive gold medals at the World Cup Speed Skating Championships. Ivanie has proven unbeatable over five races on the World Cup Speed Skating circuit, winning the gold medal in each event that she has contested during her latest competitions. In an unparalleled display of consistency, all five wins have come in different disciplines – the 5000m, 1500m, Team Pursuit, Mass Start and, the 3000m. Ivanie along with her team mates set a team track record in the team pursuit.

Speed Skating (Short Track): Ethan McKinley-Young – A member of the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club, Ethan McKinley-Young now trains with the Olympic Oval program in Calgary. Over the past few years Ethan has been improving steadily and in 2019, he placed ninth at the Canadian Selections in Calgary, earning himself a spot, for the first time, at the Canadian Championships in Montreal. At the Canadian Championships Ethan placed 13th overall in a competition that featured the country’s top short track skaters. Following this competition, Ethan was selected to represent Canada at the Shanghai Cup in China where he competed in the 1000m and the men’s 5000m relay. Ethan also finished the 2018-19 season as the top ranked Canadian in the Short track Western Elite series. Ethan is a full-time student at the University of Calgary where he studies biomechanics.

Sport Climbing: Cat Carkner – After representing Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Cat Carkner was Top 20 in the open categories for both bouldering and lead climbing at the 2019 Climbing Canada National Championships. She took second place in the Women’s Junior Lead event at the largest Canadian competition of the year.

Squash: David Guest – As the highest ranked player in Ottawa during the 2018-2019 season, David is a true competitor and plays at the highest of levels. With his talent and involvement he was a true ambassador for the sport of squash in our area, supporting most local and regional tourneys as well as performing in many exhibition matches when requested. He accompanied his high playing ability with an equally high level of sportsmanship. His play was exemplary, always maintaining superior composure during his highly competitive matches.

Swimming: Montana Champagne – A highly decorated swimmer at uOttawa, Montana Champagne swam multiple personal bests in 2019 and is moving up in the Canadian rankings. He represented Canada at the FISU Universiade after winning two silver medals at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials. At the Universiade he came Top 16 in the 200 fly. Champagne broke a U SPORTS record en route to a gold in the 200m individual medley at the 2019 University National Championships and also won gold in the 400 IM.

Table Tennis: Ann Shiao – Ann Shiao had a strong performance at the 2019 Canada Games, winning three silver medals. She won silver in the singles event, the doubles event, and the team event. Overall, she is ranked 23rd in Canada. A Junior National team member in 2018, she is now in her first year on the Table Tennis team at Western University.

Taekwondo: Leonarda Andric – Leonarda Andric is taking over the 59kg category. Andric won the National Junior title and was also named the MVP of the national event. She was the Ontario Junior Champion and the Ontarion Senior Champion in 2019, and won a gold medal at the Canada Open. Internationally, she won bronze at the 2019 Pan Am Junior and Cadet Championships and a gold at the PanAmerica President’s Cup. Her excellent performances this year have qualified her to represent Canada at the senior PanAm Championships in 2020.

Trampoline: Taysia Thompson – Taysia Thompson a competitive trampoline athlete with dreams of competing for Canada at the Olympic Games and is well on her way. At the Ontario Cups for Trampoline, Taysia finished 2nd at the first one, 2nd at the second one and another 2nd at the third one. When Taysia’s turn came at the July 24-28 Canadian Trampoline Championships in Oshawa, she was set to attempt the most difficult routine of her career. Never before actually completing the 10 jumps without crashing, having to stop, or downgrading a planned skill – Taysia went for broke and executed each one with a degree of difficulty that put her on par with many of the very best senior women in Canada. Taysia finished 7th overall at the Canadian Trampoline Championships.

Triathlon: Joanna Brown – Repeat winner Joanna Brown currently has a ranking of 11 in the ITU’s World Triathlon Series, ahead of all other female Canadian triathletes. Joanna won a bronze medal in her second World Triathlon Series (WTS) race of the season. The former Bytown Storm athlete also finished with Top 5 times in both the bike and run portion of the race held in Bermuda in April. On her bike, she trailed only three top ten finishers by posting a time of 1:06:28, and was only slower than a single runner, by completing that part of the race in 34:37. Joanna also competed at the final event of the World Triathlon Series in Switzerland, finishing 34th amongst the world’s best female triathletes. She finished the season at 17 in the ITU World Ranking.

Volleyball: Teyven Blackmore – Teyven was named the MVP for 16U Boys Grand Prix All-stars by Ontario Volleyball. A right side hitter for the provincial championship-winning Maverick Longhorns, Teyven was also named an All-Star at the Canada Cup as a member of Team Ontario. He and the Longhorns won a silver medal at the club national championships. Blackmore also plays for the Lisgar C.I. team which represented NCSSA at OFFSAA AAA this year, reaching the consolation final.

Water Polo: Jessica Gaudreault – Jessica Gaudreault is Olympic-bound in 2020 after backstopping the Canadian women’s water polo squad to a silver medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games. The captain of the senior national team, Gaudreault is considered one of the world’s best goalkeepers and she showed it in the crucial 19-5 victory over Brazil which earned the Olympic berth. Gaudreault and Canada also qualified for the 2019 FINA World League Super Final, placing seventh. This is the third Ottawa Sports Award for Gaudreault, who also won in 2015 and 2017.

Wrestling: Erica Wiebe – Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., won a bronze medal at the senior Pan American championships in April. She then had an upset in the quarter-finals at the World Championships; the 2016 Olympic champion led 3-1 on points with fewer than five seconds remaining, but Epp Maee of Estonia scored a takedown before time ran out to prevail 4-3 in the 76-kilogram bout. After winning the Canadian Trials in December, Wiebe, 30, still has a chance to secure a spot for Canada at the 2020 Olympics at the Pan Am Olympic qualifying tournament which will be held in Ottawa in March.

Championship Teams:

Nepean Artistic Swim Club, Jr Tech Duet TDJT: Isabella Liu and Charli Bernard Coached by Jen Tinneberg

Nepean Artistic Swim Club, Jr Tech Team TTEC: Caitlyn Brennan, Rowan Cudmore, Melissa Gourlay, Nola Hinton, Mallory Leclair, Isabella Liu, Rachel Lockie, Nadia Loder, Coached by Elly Cross.

Nepean Artistic Swim Club, 13-15 Team TREL: Stefanie Gavrilovic Clara Grisim Jenna Latulippe Sarah Lockie Kimberly Ramsay, Veronica St. Michael Clara Thomas Evelyn Wille Coached by Rachel Enns, Elise Bordeleau and Lauren Stokes

Nepean Artistic Swim Club, AWD SJT Top AWD P-1 (athlete with a disability, level 1 Physical) Alana Ittusardjuat Coached by Jen Tinneberg

Nepean Artistic Swim Club, AWD SLP Top AWD C-1 (athlete with a disability, level 1 Cognitive) Sadie Shouldice Coached by Lindsay Pinch

GO Capital Synchro Junior Competitive Duet: Amelia Bennett & Madisyn Smith Coaches: Marie Albert & Erendira Perez

GO Capital Synchro 13-15 High Performance Team: Carlota Cabedo, Hana Lina Cvetanovic Lalovic, Sonia Dunn, Alexandra Gillan, Noemie Guindon Riopel, Nanxi Jiang, Meaghan Lapierre, Gillian McIlwaine, Sascha Motz, Anna Tait. Coaches: Brooke Whitney & Catherine Bard

GO Capital Synchro 13-15 Competitive Team: Julie Clay, Frederique Desjardins, Adriana Houghton, Lara Joslin-Lee, Chloe McAllister, Melissa Pilon, Catherine Prystupa-Maule, Ella Smith. Coach: Sarah Healy

Ottawa Lions U 20 Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Team (National Champions): Audrey Gilmour, Doyin Ogunremi, Helena Juvic, Lauren Gale.

Ottawa Lions Open Men’s 4 x 400 m Relay Team (Provincial Champions): Sebastian Saville, Mouhcine Altouneljar, Vincent Moritz, Andre Alie-Lamarche.

Ottawa Lions Open Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team (National Champions): Saj Alhaddah, Andrew Hefferman, Stephen Evans, Sebastian Saville.

Ottawa Lions Women’s Open 4 x 400m Relay Team (National Champions): Mary Ollier, Maeliss Trapeau, Rebecca Brennan, Svetiana Martynova.

Ottawa Lions Open Men’s 4 x100m Relay Team (National Champions): Timothy Valentine, Alex Manuel, Kevin Nault, Sebastian Saville.

Glebe High School Cross Country (OFSAA Overall Aggregate Champions): Madeline AElijah Barrett, lexander, Talia Bennett, Ivy Bialowas, Ellie Enticknap-Smith, Zoe Gardiner, Caitlin Gormley, Anna-Sierra Heffernan-Wilkler, Freya Hurst, McKenzie Kitchen, Jasmine Lyons, Cara MacDonald, Abbey McColgan, Maddy Nowlan, Anika Steele, Natasha Stewart, Zoe Wojtyk, Elijah Barrett, Sebastien Cino, Thomas Fairhead, Robin Mason, Owen Pensom, Ben Rundle, , Adam Sanger, Callum Saravanamuttoo, Nathan Veysay, Oliver Waddington, Eric Weber, Toby Welburn, Head coach – Kirk Dillabaugh

East Nepean Senior Baseball (15-16): Peter Bassett, Ben Chamberlain, Matthew Fahey, Anthony Farago, Nick Groves, Brendan Hayes, Jake Lafrance, Jacob MacDonald, Owen MacDonald, Ryan Mantha, Lukas McCalla, Tyson Normand, Donovan Sealy, Head Coach – Scott Kennedy, Assistant Coach – Brain Bassett, Assistant Coach – John Groves, Bench Coach – Len Chamberlain, Manager – Jennifer Chamberlain

East Nepean Intermediate Baseball (11-13) – Provincial Champions: Brett James, Patrick O’Sullivan, Nic Bertrand, Noah McNeil, Braedan Fancy, Coleson Kaluza, Josh Van Noort, John Hardie, Carter Audet, Wade Boudrais, Carter Hamer, Manager Matthew Hamer

Ottawa West Little League (11-12): Carson Colvin, Charlie Firth, Will Watson, Gabe Symes, Sal Lima, George Hobbins, Marcus McLeod, Sam Moar, Andy Pickering, Mikey Cameron

Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball (U SPORTS National Champions): Marcus Anderson, Isiah Osborn, Yasiin Joseph, Munis Tutu, Mitch Jackso Binim Ghebrekidan, Mitch Wood, Stan Mayambo, Aiden Warnholtz, William Kohler, Troy Reid-Knight, Eddie Ekiyor, Alain Louis, Lloyd Pandi, Connor Vreeken, Elliot Bailey, Owen Boisvert, Simon Chamberlain, Emmanuel Oowootoah, Head Coach: Dave Smart Assistant Coach: Osvaldo Jeanty Assistant Coach: Jean-Emmanuel Jean-Marie Assistant Coach: Rob Smart Assistant Coach: Willy Manigat Assistant Coach: Richard Anderson Assistant Coach: Dean Petridis Assistant Coach: Aaron Blakely Assistant Coach: Jafeth Maseruka

Nepean Blue Devils U17 Basketball Team: Felicity Miles, Madison Fleury, Marie-Soleil Calgin, Selen Sim, Morgan Talbot, Kelsey Emmons, Abigail Douglas, Abigail Arthurs, Shannon Dorman, Emily Kettles, Jaimee-Lyn Dinakaran, Eliana

Wolverines Basketball: Rene Konga Zion Lim Noah Masena Isaiah Pemberton Nathan Courie Sacha Gauthier Kemeal Khaddage Shandon Anderson Mikeal Worku Zach Stone Alex Atherton Jayden Delva Head Coach- Daren Pemberton Assistant Coach- Gilles Dagenais & Davidson Sanelus

Ottawa Valley 5 Pin Bowling: Jenna Morrison and Zoe Whitney, Coach Frank Ladouceur

Ottawa Curling Club, Rachel Homan Curling Team (Ontario Women’s Champions): Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle. Coach – Marcel Rocque.

Rideau Curling Club (Ontario Senior Mixed Provincials Champions): JP Lachance, Kathy Kerr, Mike Johansen, Andrea Ryan

Team Bryan Cochrane Curling Rink (Senior Men’s Ontario, National and World Champions): Ken Sullivan, Morgan Currie, Ian MacAulay, Bryan Cochrane, Paul Adams.

Rideau Curling Club (U18 Ontario Mixed Provincial Champions): Jordan McNamara, Alyssa Belad, Maxime Daigle, Laura Smith, coach – Gord Bulter

Carleton Ravens Men’s Curling Team (U SPORTS National Champions): Brendan Acorn, Mackenzie Calwell, Morgan Calwell, Cameron Goodkey, Wesley Stakes, Peter Stranberg, Coach Tom Sinclair

Team Deschenes Curling Rink (U18 Ontario Women’s Champions & Canadian Silver Medalists): Emma Artichuk, Jillian Uniacke, Celeste Gauthier, Grace Cave, Emily Deschenes, Coach – Greg Artichuk

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Equestrian Team: Emma Schreider, Kaitie Kean, Xiola Boswarva, Shae Beiersdorfer, Cassie Garagan, Hanna Williams, Gwyn Moen, Taylor McRae, Hannah Messineo, Alicia Goraj, Jack Donner, Joelle Girodat, Rebecca Bédard, Zoe Rumleskie, Emily Carson, Amy Murphy, Emily Marcogliese, Olivia D’Errico, Aylen Ferguson, Lauren Ferguson, Maiah Lodu, Chloé Gagnon, Katherine Goldin, Lauren Thompson, Lora Onion, Alexandra Daze, Bridie Hamilton, Caitlin Huss, Alex Hubley, Hasan Youssef, Qingyang Dai, Kelsey Butler, Darla Leroux, Erin Smith-Young, Coaches: Mark Struthers, Lauren Hunkin, Angela Erickson

Ottawa Sooners – Bantam Football Team: Zachary Ajaj, Jacob Astley, Nathaniel Baird, Keegan Brunet, Joseph Cama, Liam Campbell, Theodore Checroune, Dante Clark, Rocco Crupi, Jack Draper, Brice Ebaneth, Luca Farinaccio, Nathan Ferrar, Brayden Fox, Jake Glofcheski, Riddick Hagley, Tomarion Hall, Carter Kaspardlov, Ryan Kelly, Joshua Kibbee, Owen Lavigne, Jack Mackay, Emmanuel Mansaray, Isaiah Markell-Ayalogu, Malcolm McEvoy, Keegan Mcnally, Jerry Momo, Jack Mullen, Nasser Mundy, Caleb Munro, Dylan Nakamura, Khalid Ngala, Andrew O’Connell, Loic Para, Owen Redmond, Jacob Saumier, Riley Sherman, Cyril Shingarov, Zander Stevens, Xavier Uhr, Tyler Vautour, Coaches: Christine Lavigne – Team Manager , James Kibbee – Head Coach , Yann Dika – Defensive Coordinator, Matt Lapointe -Offensive Coordinator, Norman Reid – Asst. Coach, Stefano Napolitano – Asst. Coach, Jason Hoddinott – Asst. Coach, Brian Lowe – Asst. Coach , Frank Farinaccio-Asst. Coach, Alex Gibson – Asst. Coach, Phil Lavigne – Asst. Coach, Nolan McGreer – Asst. Coach, Thomas Uhr – Equipment Mngr, Asini Wijesooriya – Trainer

Ottawa Junior Riders Football (QJFL Provincial Champions): Justin Butler, Liam Ready, Tyler Scott, Liam Paquette, Sean Fevier, Jordon Olleik, Taylor Sherlock, Patrick Duffy, Edward Ekiyor, Eugene Whyne, Ricardo James-Mills Barrett, Owen Clement, Alexandre Lafleur, Jordan Gorgichuck, Connor Bland, Ty Robert Davis Elliot, Jermaine Wright, Jalla Lansanah, Erick Baptiste, Augustine Mande, Tremayne Rockburn, Jamal Bell, Chris Brosso, Mohammed Abulkadir, Jessie Parsons, Osa Ekiyor, Simon Girard, Kevin Mutombo, Joshua Nzita, Kevin Ngarambe, Josh Streng, Trevelle Wisdom, Joémy Maisonneuve, Akash Bakshi, Donovan McLean, Alex Hatina, Frantzley Anna, Gabriel Harb, Julien Grenier, Zacharie Parent, Carter Fisher, Nick Verzeroli, Jeremie Elenge, Unguec Anjongo, Chase Verch, Nicholas Simms, Paul Lukusa Muyembi, Eric Bento, Daghim Yonas, Eddy Cenatus, Malik Gurrero, Evan Yourth, Ekima Edjidjimo, Ibraham Hajjeh, Ian Macaulay, CJ Wallace.

Ottawa Swans Aussie Football Team: Cory Townder, Nathan Strom, Rodney Frank, Yaser Abou Elenein, Scott Heeney, Alexandre Huard, Andrew Macdonald, Andrew Wilson, Michael Wilkinson, Robert Harbic, Gregory Simpson, John O’Connor, Jonathon Burnett, Corey Herrington, Derek Picketts, Jordan Harcombe, Gregory Layman, Philippe-Jacques Zaor, Gregory Bridges, Jacob Plunkett-Latimer, James Clock, Michael Beall, Geoffrey Coventry, Joshua La Porta, Nathan Strom, Cameron Brown, Lachlan Brown, Michael Masek, Soman Panigrahi, Stuart Hannay, Morgan Whyte, Brent Williams, Ian Baldwin, Angus Milner, Patrick Eefting, Ryan Racicot, Stephen Clarke, Mason Magrum, Daniel Pallant, & Myles Knight.

Ottawa Saints Touch Football Team: Kim Mathieu, Lianne Neufeld, Rebecca Duhard, Katherine McIsaac, Dasia McDonald, Sydney Simard, Stephanie Fulcher, Rachel Ayer, Shauna Dawson, Ariane Lachance-Scantland, Karina Navaro, Lacey Thompson, Lauren Wong, Monica Lung

Piranhas Touch Football Team: Jay Hayes, Jeremy Alward, Nevin Blair, Bryon Hickey, Chayce Elliott, Steve Hughes, Akim Meade, Malcolm Paul, Rob Carle, Matt Magee, Trey Gervais, Mo Njau, Drew MacNab, Joe Doherty, Kris Lajeunesse, Fraser Vrenjak, Brandon Stewart, Kyle Ritchie

Seminoles Touch Football Team: Sandro Panetta,  Vince Adams, Mitch Duggan, Matt Tickell, Paul Seguin, Rob Kazan, Dan Hall, Shane Racicot, Delroy Clarke, Ian Stewart, Nick Dagher, Randy Williams, Derek Manning, Dan Pignat, Marc Latremouille, Chris Belleville, Ben Fisher

Ottawa Junior Senators Hockey Team (Eastern Canadian Champions): Francis Boisvert, Joshua Ward, Adrien Bisson, Taylor Egan, Joe Alexander, Blair Battochio, Noah Rowe, Faisal Alsaif, Bailey Brant, Élie Boulerice, Darcy Walsh, Kyle Jackson, Owen Cole, Colin Marshall, Conor Smart, Danny Pion, Christopher Piché, Ethan Manderville, Andrew Remer, Geoff Dempster, David Toppa, Declan Hilton, Coaches: Martin Dagenais, Jamie Mayo, Christopher Kushneriuk, Ryan Garlock, Stuart Battrick, Stéphane Levere, Gerry Savage, Carmelo Pugliese

Nepean Wildcats Pee Wee AA Girls Hockey Team (Provincial Champions)

Nepean Wildcats Pee Wee A Girls Hockey Team (Provincial Champions)

Ottawa Ice Pee Wee A Girls Hockey Team

Ottawa Ice Cats Girls Senior A

Ottawa Spartans Ball Hockey Team: Melanie Simard, Sasha Pellerin, Chantal St-Laurent, Nathalie Bouffard, Simone Pantin, Renelle Savoie, Laurianne Crosset, Amy Finlay, Morgan Poole, Alyssa Magliocco, Carole-Anne Lacasse, Bethany McKay, Amanda Greene, Mackenzie Thompson, Michelle Kerr

Ottawa Sonics Ball Hockey Team (Women’s B national champions): Sylvia Ottman, Mélanie Simard, Sasha Pellerin, Chantal St-Laurent, Melanie Dagenais, Stephanie Dagenai,s Karina Labelle, Nicole Seguin, Kary Poulin

Ottawa Capitals Ball Hockey Team (Women’s A national champions): Mélanie Simard, Chloe Eady, Danika Doucet, Mélanie Pageau, Sylvia Ottman, Stéphanie Brunette-D’Souza, Isabelle Aubé, Emilie Morter, Carolann Upshall, Claudia Bergeron, Sasha Pellerin, Audrey-Ann Boutour, Edie Brenning, Mireille Belcourt, Cass Breukelman, Brittney Perkins, Laura-Maria Bianconi

West Ottawa Ringette Team: Katelyn Barteaux, Molly Cadieux, Isabella Coe, Emilie Couturier, Avalon Ellison, Mia Fioravanti, Kiara Gocan, Kailee Leskiw, Danika Lindsay, Alexis McGuire, Jaidyn McGuire, Hannah McMillan, Anneka Neathery, Lucy Wojcik, Coaches: Bonnie Fioravanti, Jamie Barteaux, Dustin Leskiw, Carrie Lindsay, Jo-Anne McGuire, Derek Couturier

Metcalfe Hornets U16 A Ringette Team: Val Bastien, Miriam Bickmore, Holly Burrows, Kierra Coleman, Zoë Dobson Takoff, Hannah Hubert, Madison Kennedy, Malorey Lambert, Veronica Langdon, Kailey MacLeod, Mikayla McAteer, Hanna Mengistu, Sarah Moritsugu, Sydney Paquin, Ella Wade, Coaches: Sean Burrows, Angie Bickmore, Brent Dobson, Roger Wade, Nancy Paquin

Algonquin College Women’s Rugby 7’s Team: Cassie Alexander, Blaire Burnett, Kishia Castillo, Macy Jean-Pierre, Leena King, Sophia Kuca, Amy MacNeil, Jodie McKirdy, Zoey McPherson Leah Pedis Saige Pedis Savannah Pinto Reaghan Proulx Sydney Seymour Kailynn Sikma , Thorne Meyer Xiaoyi “Sarah” Wu

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Women’s Rugby Team (RSEQ Conference Champions, national bronze medallists)

OSU 2003 Girls Soccer Team: Evelyn Arsenault, Carolyne Beaudoin, Dominique Clarke, Anna De Marbre, Nibo Diamini, Tessa Frangione, Marrisa Gravel, Alysse Hanisch, Sofia Iaderosa, Tristan McFarlane, Caire Rae, Taylor Saunders, Nyah Sluseranko, Maya Smith, Mattie Strickler

Ottawa TFC Academy Girls U17: Emily Smith, Rachel Vermaire, Jessica Boyle, Devon Vermaire, Flavie Dube, Riley Bonadie, Melina Cane, Manager Frances Smith, Kylen Grant, Chanelle Chaput, Joelle Chackal, Veronique Bolduc, Lauren Curran, Katie Brzozowski, Amelia Thompson, Kylie Laframboise, Paige Robert, Coaches: Duane Bonadie, Pavel Cancura, Pat Boyle

St. Anthony’s Men’s Soccer Team: Ebrahim Alariky, Pietro Anselmo, Michael Bastinelli, Benito Corsi, Felic Fornieri, Nader Ghadban, Colin Gibson, Justin Gibson, Lucas Hailu, Anthony Kalule, Shamir Lubenga, Rowen Martino, Marco Natoli, Tyler Niles, Saveiro Panuccio, Jemuel Paul, Ibrahim Soukary, Kieran Spring, Trevor Turner

Carleton Ravens Men’s Soccer Team (OUA Conference Champions): Jimi Aribido, Junior Asare, Daniel Assaf, Jeremy Aweya, Gabriel Bitar, Gante Cobisa, Ricky Comba, Darlo Conte, Nikola Erak, Dondrae Fells, Tareq Hamad, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Emad Houache, Nick Jeffs, Kevin Kaba Kalonji, Stefan Karajovanovic, Sean Kim, Kelly Lowry, Christopher Malekos, Scott Mazzotta, Tony Mikhael, Diego Politis, Kyle Potter, Silvico Simil, Joseph Vinson. Coaches: Kwesi Loney, Roland Tiamuh, Kwame Telemaque, Karl Wasslen, Julian Piccioli, Alicia Gal, James Clock.

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Women’s Soccer Team (FISU World Cup Champions): Margot Shore, Veronique Filion, Jennifer Rowe, Anna Satterthwaite, Katherine Bearne, Trinity Esprit, Charlotte Gagnon-Lewis, Lauren Da Luz, Hailey Walsh, Mikayla Morton, Soumaya Bouak, Thea Nour, Katerine Delev, Adriane Devlin, Cooper Lee, Julia Rosenthal, Becca LeBlanc, Michelle Salhany, Angelina Gendreau, Emma Lefebvre, Julia Tardioli, Gabrielle Emilien, Emily Hume, Hilary Damman, Kaylane Hogue, Miranda Smith, Delaney Rickert-Hall. Coaches: Steve Johnson, Stuart Barbour, Jean Berchan, Mark Fowler, David Bellemare.

Ottawa Spartans Floor Hockey Team: Timothy O’Brien, Brandon Terrell, Phil Gaudaur, Farboad Larche, Audla Geetah-Cyr, Remi Lanthier-Roy, Yvan Derouin, Alvin Henrickson, Andrew Boyd, Justin Williams, Mathew Meloche, Coaches: Andre Boivin, Lise Lebeau, Serge Lavoie

Stella Ultimate Team: Kaylee Sparks, Jessie Robinson, Annie Gnaedinger, Tori Nielen, Sam Green, Alex Wardill, Allison Verney, Lauren Polowyk, Alex Benedict, Kathryn Pohran, Alisha Zhao, Dom Rioux, Anne Boulanger, Hannah Dawson
Caitlin Fowler, Brianna Jaffary, Abby Millar, Danielle Cantal, Jessica Stockbrugger, Helen Eifret, Brittney Cooke, Rachelle Ng

Maverick Rangers 17U Boys Volleyball (Division 1 – Tier 1 – Ontario Champions): Ahmad Abdelaziz, Dillan DiTomaso, Francis Bessette, Maxime Gratton, William Deschamps, Antoine Ducharme, Olivier Ducharme, Jacob Ferland, Tristan Godmaire, Austin Rawlings, Kylar Code. Coaches: Frank St-Denis, Paul Gratton, Claude Ferland, Tammy St-Denis

Maverick Longhorns 16U Boys Volleyball (Division 1 -Tier 1 – Ontario Champions, National Silver Medal): Liam Arnold-Paquette, Teyvan Blackmore, Nicholas Folz, Justin Godmaire, Roman Lombard, Ben Moffat, Rami Mrad, Jacob Rainville, Tristan Sigouin, Anthony Tanouchev. Coaches: Kerry MacLean, Cory Wilcox, Daniel Whitting

Maverick Broncos 18U Girls Volleyball (Division 1 – Tier 1 – Ontario Champions): Jasmine Rivest, Michaela Jones, Ellie Hatashita, Marie Sophie Hill-Huard, Melanie Dormann, Chloe Galarneau-Haley, Portia Cooper, Charlotte Arsenault, Sydney Zakutney, Emilie L’abbe, Andrea Camire, Wesley Ann Bailey. Coaches: Judi Shum-Mousseau, Denis Gaboury, Gabrielle Vallee-Vachon, Sabrina Roy.

Ottawa Fusion 14U Girls Volleyball (Division 3 – Tier 1 – Ontario Champions): Evelyn Bailey , Rory Freed, Hannalee Wu, Maya Merino, Jada Whittal , Marynna Cook, Morgan Pike , Sarah Mikhael , Maude Kenfack, Sydney Dupuis, Elizabeth McGuinty-Schreider. Coaches: Sam Ojie and Regan Hachey