Saints serving awards virtually

The St. Clair Athletics department is planning to announce their year-end varsity award winners on-line starting July 27th. "It's the best thing we have available" said college vice president Ron Seguin. "We didn't want to see those efforts go unnoticed". St. Clair is hoping to have photo opportunities and trophy presentations in the fall.


"It's nice", said Paul Boots when he found out he was nominated for the Gerald Serviss Coach of The Year award. He guided a strong cross country team led by Carter Free and Tyler Jones to the silver medal at provincials and nationals "Solid team. I owe it to them for putting me in this position".


David Gomez Jr. is nominated for male athlete of the year after leading the men's basketball team to a 14-6 record. "Good things come when you work hard, make zero excuses, and don't mind being different", said the Pontiac, Michigan native who was the team's leading scorer averaging 19.6 points per game.


Here's the complete rundown of who is nominated for the top awards and when the winners will be announced.


TEAM AWARDS (July 27-30)


• Golf Team Awards July 27 10:00 AM

• Men's Indoor Soccer Team Awards July 27 1:00 PM

• Women's Indoor Soccer Team Awards July 27 4:00 PM

• Cross Country Team Awards July 28 10:00 AM

• Men's Outdoor Soccer Team Awards July 28 1:00 PM

• Women's Outdoor Soccer Team Awards July 28 4:00 PM

• Women's Softball Team Awards July 29 10:00 AM

• Men's Volleyball Team Awards July 29 1:00 PM

• Women's Volleyball Team Awards July 29 4:00 PM

• Men's Baseball Team Awards July 30 10:00 AM

• Men's Basketball Team Awards July 30 1:00 PM

• Women's Basketball Team Awards July 30 4:00 PM


MAJOR AWARDS (August 4-5)


• Don Hogan Team Academic Award August 4 11:00 AM

• Bob Weepers Fair Play & Sportsmanship Award August 4 12:00 PM

• Jack Costello Exceptional Service Award August 4 1:00 PM

• John Strasser Coach Award August 4 2:00 PM

• Gerald Serviss Inter-Collegiate Coach of Year Award August 4 3:00 PM

• Al Hoffman Female Athlete of the Year for Outstanding Achievement August 5 10:00 AM

• Al Hoffman Male Athlete of the Year for Outstanding Achievement August 5 12:00 PM

• Mason MacDonald Graduating Female Athlete of the Year August 5 2:00 PM

• Mason MacDonald Graduating Male Athlete of the Year August 5 4:00 PM


The nominees for the five final major awards are listed below.


Gerald Serviss Inter-Collegiate Coach of Year Award


• Paul Boots – Cross Country

• Jimmy El-Turk - Women’s Volleyball

• Andy Kiss - Women’s Basketball

• Brendon Seguin/Matt Sykes - Men’s Basketball


Al Hoffman Female Athlete of the Year for Outstanding Achievement Award


• Shannon Coffey - Golf

• Ryan Cowan - Softball

• Keyome Ellis - Volleyball

• Logan Kucera - Basketball


Al Hoffman Male Athlete of the Year for Outstanding Achievement Award


• Carter Free - Cross Country

• Frankie Friesen - Volleyball

• David Gomez Jr. - Basketball

• Brandon Renaud - Baseball


Mason MacDonald Graduating Female Athlete of the Year Award


• Julie Ann Milling - Volleyball

• Cassie Nicholas - Soccer

• Jordan Taylor- Softball

• Anna Ulicny - Basketball


Mason MacDonald Graduating Male Athlete of the Year Award


• Korede Adepitan - Soccer

• Frankie Friesen - Volleyball

• Tyler Jones- Cross Country

• Michael McKay - Baseball


“After one of our most successful seasons ever we had really hoped to recognize all of our coaches, student-athletes and staff in person after postponing our original athletic awards banquet,” stated Director of Athletics and Recreation, Christina Gatto. “However, we felt we did not want to wait any longer to do so and therefore we have decided to honour all of our amazing winners on our social medial accounts instead.”

This past season the Saints earned 8 OCAA provincial medals and 2 CCAA national medals. Both the men’s and women’s indoor soccer teams could have easily added to that total as both teams had advanced to the final four at the OCAA Championships before the event was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic midway through the event championship.