Liam Russell and Emily Stacey were chosen as Northeast Kings Education Centre’s Senior Athletes of the Year June 10 when the school recognized its top athletic performances.
Russell, who played soccer and basketball this past year, received several honours. Along with the Athlete of the Year award, he was recognized as NKEC’s male representative at the NSSAF Celebration of School Sport, and also as his school’s winner of the NSSAF Scholar-Athlete Award.
Junior Athlete of the Year awards were presented to Kyle Keddy and Morgan Lutz.
NKEC also presents Sportsperson of the Year awards to all-round athletes who exhibit excellence on the field, rink or court combined with dedication and fair play.
Chosen Senior Sportspersons of the Year for 2013-2014 were Dylan Troop and Leeanne Van Vilsteren.
There were co-winners of Junior Sportsperson of the Year: two girls, Karlee Martin and Maddy Laurence, and two boys, Griffin Abbott and Keegan Arenburg.
Along with Russell, NKEC’s other Celebration of School Sport representatives were Charlotte Haverstock as female student-athlete and Cathy Baldwin as teacher/coach.
The NKEC intermediate and senior boys’ table tennis teams both won regional championships, and the senior boys’ team of Shane Connell, Isaac Baker and Keegan Arenburg repeated as NSSAF provincial champions.
The NKEC boys’ hockey team also won the regional banner and then hosted provincials.
Recognition was also given to the six NKEC students – John Hodder, Meghan Vaughan, Paige Chisholm, Meghan Nicholson, Tim Longley and Owen Hebb – who qualified for track and field provincials.
Hebb had two first-place finishes at provincials, in long jump and triple jump, and Nicholson, javelin, and Longley, 800 metres, claimed one first-place finish each.
The full list of NKEC athletic and extracurricular award winners include:
Coaches Award: Liam Carmichael.
Rookie of the Year: John Main
Most Improved: Gavin Schofield, Marcel Bolland
MVP: Eric Main.
Junior Girls Soccer
Most Improved: Emma Taylor
Most Sportsmanlike: Shauna Forrestall
MVP: Lauren McNeil, Karlee Martin.
Junior Boys Soccer
Coaches Award: Matt Haverstock, Nathan McNally, Kyle Keddy.
Senior Girls Soccer
Coaches Award: Katie Russell, Chloe Corkum, Charlotte Haverstock;
MVP: Laura Parsons.
Senior Boys Soccer
MVP, Most Improved, Coaches Choice: Liam Russell.
Coaches Award: Meaghan Vaughan, Paige Chisholm
MVP: Tim Longley.
Senior Girls Volleyball
Coaches Award: Leeanne VanVilsteren, Lauren Sweet
MVP: Taylor Simmons.
Junior Girls Basketball
Most Improved: Emma Taylor
Most Sportsmanlike: Sylvia Sheffield
MVP: Tessa Firth.
Junior Boys Basketball
Coaches Award: MacKenzie Schofield
Most Improved: Morgan Sampson
MVP: Isaiah States.
Senior Girls Basketball
Coaches Award: Meaghan Nicholson, Emily Stacey
MVP: Gina Harris, Chloe Corkum.
Senior Boys Basketball
Coaches Choice: Dre Medicraft, Logan McKinley, Liam Russell.
Junior Boys Hockey
Coaches Award: Mason Kaizer, Andrew Parsons
MVP: Dyton Blackett (Grade 8); Luke Russell (Grade 9).
Senior Girls Hockey
Hard Hat Award: Alyson Monday
Rookie: Rachel Sheffield
Most Improved: Meaghan Ansems
MVP: Bailey Whynot.
Senior Boys Hockey
Corey Chapman Award: Tanner Ward
Rookie: Kyle Keddy
MVP: Dylan Troop.
Senior Girls Rugby
Coaches Award: Alisha Viner, Brandi Provo
MVP Forwards: Marieke Brown
MVP Backs: Olivia Mahaney.
Junior All-Star: MacKenzie Brawn
Most Improved Junior: Lillian Thomas
Senior All-Star: Marina Firth
Senior Most Improved: Jacqueline Robichaud
Senior MVP: Neely MacBurnie
Senior Spirit Award: Drew Potter.
Member of the Year: Noah Lohnes.
Junior Girls Softball
Coaches Award: Maddy Porter, Maddy Laurence
MVP: Lauren McNeil.
Senior Girls Softball
Coaches Award: Emily Stacey
Most Improved: Melissa Vaughan
MVP: Jenna Jackson.
Track and Field
Coaches Award: John Hodder, Paige Chisholm, Meaghan Vaughan, Tim Longley, Meghan Nicholson, Owen Hebb.
Captain’s Award: Alec Flanagan, Shane Connell/Isaac Baker
Graduating Player: Isaac Baker.
Most Dedicated: Logan Levesque
Most Improved: Alec Flanagan
Special Recognition: Drake and Drennon Rogers
Senior Boys Best All-Round: Morgan Isnor
Senior Boys Outstanding Performance: Logan Moore.
NSSAF Celebration of School Sport
Liam Russell, Charlotte Haverstock, Cathy Baldwin
NSSAF Scholar-Athlete Award
Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Karlee Martin/Maddy Laurence; Griffin Abbott/Keegan Arenburg.
Senior Sportsperson of the Year
Leeanne Van Vilsteren, Dylan Troop.
Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Senior Male Athlete of the Year