Athletic awards for Sardis stars

Sardis secondary school's annual athletics awards banquet was held last Thursday.

Sardis secondary school honoured its sporting best at an awards banquet last Thursday.

The big winners were the athletes of the year.

The senior boys athlete of the year award was split between basketball stars Hayden Lejeune and Eric Rogers.

Girls soccer MVP Justine Chiba shared the senior girls athlete of the year award with multi-sport standout Michaela England.

The junior boys athlete of the year award went to Logan Clegg, with basketball star Talia Ferris named the junior girls athlete of the year.

Shauntelle Small and England were named co-MVPs of the senior girls basketball team.

The senior boys basketball team gave its leadership award to Grayden Northey and named John Nagayo as most inspirational.

Mike Kim was named MVP of the junior boys basketball team, with Shane Larsen the most improved player.

Dana Bruni was named the junior girls b-ball most inspirational player, with Demi Weijdeman taking home the sharpshooter award.

Weijdeman scored a second award as MVP of girls field hockey, with Marissa Murphy and Meghan Clarke sharing the coaches award.

Brandon Wallace and Steve McMahon were co-MVPs of the senior boys soccer squad. Daniel Cecchi and Stephen Carter were co-MVPs of the junior team.

Breanna Ruschke, McKenzie Hildebrand and Rachel Yang were named senior girls soccer all-stars.

Sierra Hunter won the MVP award for girls rugby, with Julianna Tuioti winning the team leader award.

Hunter was also named MVP in curling, with Brenda Brickwood recognized as the most improved.

Chris MacKenzie was named most valuable forward for the senior boys rugby squad. Filip Horak was named most valuable back and Kyle Esau the most improved player.

Connor McLellan was the golf team’s MVP, with Northey winning the coaches award.

The senior girls volleyball MVP was Jodi Brown, with Ashley Rempel named most dedicated player. Mark Harrison was MVP of the boys volleyball team, with Hayden Van Santen recognized for best sportsmanship.

The junior girls volleyball team named Brynna Kearl its MVP, with MacKenzie Henry winning the offensive specialist award.

The tennis team handed out four awards. Tom Higgs was the most outstanding boy and Marysia Kasprzak the most outstanding girl. Chelsea Crocker and Lauren Chow shared the team spirit award.

In track and field, Nick Sale was the top performing senior boy and Caitlin Geary the top performing senior girl. Afton Servatius was the top performing junior girl and Tanner Geary the top performing junior boy.

Geary was given a second award in cross-country racing for an outstanding performance at BC Championships.

England and Torben Kuhr were co-winners of the most inspirational cross-country athlete award.

The boys cross-country crew was named the most outstanding team — consisting of Geary, Keegan Lightle, Samir Rehmtulla, Clegg and Kristian Biela.

The swim team named Erika Sang as its top graduate, Dion Struwig its rookie of the year and Sydey Torok its most dedicated swimmer.

Ginelle Wolf won an award for most dedicated swim fan.