King’s-Edgehill School's coaching staff recently seized the opportunity to celebrate excellence in athletics at the school's varsity sports awards banquet.
Most Outstanding Contributor awards were presented to 33 athletes. There were also a number of special prizes presented, including the prestigious Scholar Athlete and the Athlete of the Year awards.
Téa Racozzi proved to be a star athlete for King’s-Edgehill. She took home both the 2019 Senior Female Scholar Athlete and Female Athlete of the Year awards.
In her time at KES, Racozzi participated in the following senior varsity sports: volleyball, cross country running, girls’ soccer, wrestling, snowboarding, and senior girls’ rugby. This year alone, the Grade 12 student was the most outstanding contributor for soccer, wrestling and rugby, serving as captain on the teams, while also winning provincial championships with the senior girls’ snowboarding and cross-country running teams.
Academically, she was enrolled in three IB courses, as well as history, physics, chemistry and calculus. With seven courses, she produced an impressive average in the mid-90s, while excelling on the mat, winning provincials as well as a silver medal at the U-19 National Wrestling Championships in the spring. This is the best result for any wrestler from the province this year.
Racozzi has been recruited in both wrestling and rugby to various university programmes and is considering doing both varsity sports at Concordia, while enrolling in biochemistry.
The 2019 Senior Male Scholar Athlete was Jacob Hunt.
He stood out as one of King’s-Edgehill School’s senior prep hockey programmes’ most dedicated players.
Hunt not only competed in varsity athletics in all three terms, and with the many miles travelled throughout the winter hockey term, but he did this while being a full IB diploma candidate. He was able to balance his commitments and produce academic results in the mid to high 90s.
The 2019 Senior Male Athlete of the Year was Luis Espinosa. He has been involved in varsity athletics in each of the three terms this year.
He was described as being a gifted varsity athlete who excels in cross country running, D1 soccer, snowboarding and track.
Espinosa was described as being one of the most talented and physically fit members of the school’s competitive senior boys’ soccer team and placed fourth in the regional cross-country championships as the school’s top male runner.
Espinosa posted excellent results on the track. At provincials, he left with three gold medals: the 400-metre, 800-metre and the senior boys’ 4x400. He was the first KES student to break the two-minute barrier for the 800-metre. He also broke a 32-year-old school record.
For the junior school, Bella Galaise was awarded the Junior Female Athlete of the Year award and Mitchell Dinn took home the Junior Male Athlete of the Year honours.
Junior Male Scholar Athlete of the Year went to Mitchell Larkin and Junior Female Scholar Athlete of the Year went to Maya Faucher.