Fanshawe athletics doles out awards
There were lots of awards given out, but here are just some of the highlights of the evening.
Becky Pieterson took home the female athlete of the year award. Pieterson was a standout rookie runner for the Falcons Women's Cross Country Team; she helped the team win an overall gold medal at the OCAA championships, and also managed to bring home some hardware herself winning an individual bronze medal. Taking home the male athlete of year was Matt Szydlowski. He meant business both on and off the soccer pitch, completing his second level of the business and human resources program and had an active role playing on both the indoor and outdoor men's soccer teams, as well as being the captain of the outdoor men's soccer team.
Leadership is an active part for
any award and it is especially present
in the Les Zoltai award winner,
Jabari Cooper. The award is given
out to an athlete who doesn't just
personify athletic achievement, but
someone who plays an active part
in intercollegiate, student union
and various campus activities.
Cooper has played an active role in
the Fanshawe community by not
only being a leader for the men's
basketball team and now he is also
leading all students on campus as
the 2009-2010 student union president.
Finally it just wasn't students receiving special recognition, coaches did as well too. Paul D'Hollander, received the CCAA Coach of the Year award, he is in sixth year of coaching the men's indoor soccer team and ninth year of coaching men's outdoor soccer. He also took home the OCAA Coach of the Year award along with Josh Westgate (men's volleyball coach) and Matt White (women's basketball coach).