Junior Girls Volleyball
Lexie Stanley is our chosen athlete of the week. Lexie really stands out, as a commander and leader on the volleyball court. She is aggressive and communicates well with her team during games. Her serves are strong and her attacks are a force to be reckoned with. Awesome job Lexie!
Junior Boys Basketball
With the highs and lows to start the junior boy’s basketball season, no one has been more tenacious to improve their game on and especially off the court than Jaylen Ackie. The junior boy’s basketball program demands high expectations from their players and Jaylen continually strives to meet them. His willingness to improve has propelled him to be a top scorer in our offense. He demonstrates a strong leadership demeanor on the court as he can settle an offense to execute a play. Off the court, his genuine friendly attitude has been welcomed and influences positive attitudes among his peers. As he continues to grow, he will take on bigger roles and become an integral part of this team.
Junior Boys Volleyball
It is both an honour and a pleasure to introduce the Jr. Boys Athlete of the Week. He just so happens to be a Jr. Boys Volleyball player. Not just any player but rather an outstanding, court controlling, play making volleyball machine. His dominance on the court is legendary. His play elevates the play of those around him. His infectious smile shadows his determination and desire for winning.
I introduce to you the volleyball playing machine in the bright blue Nike’s Parker Lynch. Your St Benedict Jr. Athlete of the Week.
Senior Girls Basketball
Lysa Lowe is being honoured as Athlete of the Week because of her high level of commitment to the Senior Girls’ Basketball team. Lysa’s tenacious defence and willingness to learn from her mistakes make her a highly coachable player. She can always be counted on to put forth her best effort while on the court, and she supports her teammates with genuine enthusiasm when she is not playing. The coaches are extremely pleased with Lysa’s contribution to Saints basketball this year! Keep it up Lysa!
Senior Girls XC
Hard work and dedication to excellence while training are part of what Hope Harnack does on a daily basis. For the past 4 years Hope has been a consistent contributor, a student leader and top performer on the cross country team. This season she helped the senior girls win the Waterloo Invitational, District 8 Overall Girls’ Title and win CWOSSA Bronze at Bechtel Park. Congratulations on all your success and best wishes as you prepare for outstanding Track and Field season; bravo Hope!
Senior Girls XC
Regular attendance, hard work and dedication to training at practice and on her own time helped Charlotte achieve a person best of 28:10m at the CWOSSA Championship on October 26, 2017 at Bechtel Park. This year Charlotte managed the pressure of the cross country season with strength and determination. Congratulations on a great season Charlotte!
Senior Boys XC
Kyanna is a first year senior athlete whose quiet leadership, hard work and dedication to training are admired by her teammates and coaches. With strength and confidence Kyanna made the big jump from 4km races to 6km races and was a top performer all season. Congratulations on all your success this past season – Waterloo Invitational 1st . Place Senior Girls’ Team, District 8 Overall Girls’ Title and CWOSSA Bronze at Bechtel Park.
Senior Boys XC
Blake is first year senior cross country athlete who is not afraid to take on the front runners in any race. New to the sport of cross country each race Blake tries to strike a balance between and speed and endurance. His best result this season was the Shade’s Mill Invitational where he ran 16:56.6 – a blistering 3:32 min/km pace. In the District 8 Championship he placed 5th. and at the CWOSSA Championship Blake again crossed the line first on our team and 45th. overall in a very competitive field of 262 athletes. The coaches are excited about the future of our Senior Boys’ team. Congratulations on a great season Blake!
Senior Boys XC
Adam is a returning senior who can be counted on to put in a solid performance in every race. Adam works hard to balance his busy school and work schedules with his cross country training. When at practice Adam is enthusiastic, motivated and easy to coach.
Adam’s best race this season was the Laurel Creek Invitational where he ran 25:11.3 min. over the 6km course. Congratulations on a great season Adam!
Senior Boys XC
As a first year senior athlete, Adam had an excellent season this year. While participating in all the races this season, Adam placed no less that 4th. on the team. He achieved a personal best time of 24:16 min. over 6km. at the Laurel Creek invitational. His hard work and dedication to training have been admired by his teammates and coaches. The coaches are excited about the future of the senior boys’ team. Congratulations on a great season Adam!
Senior Boys Volleyball
EJ has played a major roll as the setter on the Senior Boys volleyball team helping to take the boys to CWOSSA this year! His passion for volleyball and dedication to the team have allowed him to be a great role model for the boys on and off the court. He continuously shows Saints spirit and has been wonderful to coach! Way to go EJ!
Sarah has played a key role on the Junior Girls Basketball team this year. Her presence on the court provides opportunities for her to display her strengths as a shooter and ball handler, but also her teammates. Sarah continuously pushes her limits on the court. Defensively she is able to jump the ball and cause turnovers, which contributes to making the Junior Girls team the strongest team defensively in the league. Offensively she is able to see her own opportunities to score, but also creates opportunities for her teammates to be leading scorers in games as well.
Sarah was named to the Resurrection Basketball Tournament second team all-star list, as well as named team MVP at the JF Ross tournament earlier this season. Keep up the great work Sarah!
As a grade nine athlete, Mauricio is hard working and dedicated to improving his performances each week. At the Laurel Creek Meet he improved his per kilometer pace by 15 seconds and his total race time by a minute. Good luck at this week’s District 8 Championship!
Logan is a natural leader who is always ready and willing to help out his teammates. As a result of his hard work and perseverance, Logan achieved a personal best time of 21:26.9 minutes in the Junior Boys’ 5 km race held at Laurel Creek this past week – an improvement of almost 40 seconds. Good luck at this week’s District 8 Championship!
Matthew Murphy is a first year senior athlete who really stepped up his game this past week at the Laurel Creek meet – cutting just over 3 minutes off his pervious 6 km race.
His quiet leadership and dedication to daily training is to be admired. Good luck at this week’s District 8 Championship!
Adam is a first year senior cross country athlete who offers a good sense of humour, leadership and dedication to the cross country team. Adam can always be counted on to help his teammates. Most recently his fine performance at the Laurel Creek Invitational went unrecorded because he was administering first aid. Good luck at this week’s District 8 Championship!