Champlain St. Lawrence honored its top athletes on Thursday evening during its annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performances.
Jennica Laberge (basketball) was named female athlete of the year and Kevin Dufour (hockey) received the male athlete of the year award for their overall performances in their respective sports this year.
Jennica Laberge was a standout performer this year for our « Lady Lions » AAA basket-ball team. In her third year with the team, she finished second top scorer in the league with an average of 16.7 points per game, only 2 points less per game than the Canadian MVP. We have to mention that Jennica worked very hard to get where she is now. She tore her ACL 2 months before the season in her first year at St. Lawrence. She thus waited for her second year before playing her first games with the team. Last summer, she worked extremely to develop physically, as well as working on her skills. All the hard work paid off, Jennica had an exceptional season that brought attention from various university coaches. We are proud to say that Jennica will be playing for the Laval Rouge et Or next year where she will pursue her dream of playing university basketball.
Kevin Dufour was a key component of our three time provincial champion men’s hockey team. He finished second in league scoring with 35 goals and 34 assists for a total of 69 points in 35 games. His offensive production was even more apparent during the league finals where he had 2 goals and 4 assists in three games, helping the Lions sweep the St-Laurent Patriotes. Kevin hopes to find a spot on a NCAA Division 1 university roster next year.
Another major award handed out was the SIRC-CCAA Academic All Canadian award given to Josée Doyon. This award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honor, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Honorees must attain academic honors at their institution in addition to being named to their member conference All-Star Team. Josée receives this award for the second consecutive year.
The Hockey and Golf teams were also recognized for their provincial titles.
Other notable recipients are Raphaëlle Morin named MVP in Rugby, Steven Leblanc selected Rookie of the year in AA Soccer and in Rugby, Jennica Laberge MVP Women’s Basketball, Kevin Dufour and William Pelletier co-MVP Men’s hockey.