SSMS honours student athletes at award ceremony

Kate Scott/Courier - The St. Stephen Middle School held its annual athletic awards ceremony Monday. Team and major awards were handed out. This year, what was once the Coaches’ Award was renamed as the Linda Lowe Coaches’ Award, in honour of Lowe, a St. Stephen resident and former SSMS teacher who found provincial success as a high school athlete. At SSHS, Lowe played basketball, volleyball, badminton and softball, and went on to play four years of basketball and volleyball at UNB. Major award winners were, back row from left: Wyatt Caldwell, Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award (Male); Brooklyn Seeley, SSMS Female “Grit” Award; Kate Choi, SSMS Female Academic All-Star; Ellie Hartland and Emily Kay, co-winners of the Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award (Female); and Hunter Daigle, SSMS Male “Grit” Award. Front row: Carlos Gomez, SSMS Male Academic All-Star; Avery Amos and Lilah Noddin, co-winners of the Female Athlete of the Year; Micah Landry and Brodie Richardson, co-winners of the Male Athlete of the Year.

St. Stephen – The St. Stephen Middle School (SSMS) held its annual athletic award ceremony this past Monday, where student athletes were honoured for their contributions to Bobcats sports.

Following team awards, major award winners were announced.

This year, what was once the Coaches’ Award, was renamed as the Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award, in honour of Lowe, a St. Stephen resident and former SSMS teacher who found provincial success as a high school athlete.

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At SSHS, Lowe played basketball, volleyball, badminton and softball. Over the course of her high school career, Lowe was named to many All-Star teams, and graduated with Honours as well as Athletic Distinction in 1965.

At UNB (1965-1969) Lowe played four years of basketball and volleyball. One UNB  team that Linda played for went on to qualify to go to the National tournament. During her time at UNB, Lowe was named an All-Star on many occasions.

Upon completing her degree, Lowe graduated with honours and had been the successful recipient of many scholarships.

Ellie Hartland, Emily Kay, and Wyatt Caldwell were named as the inaugural recipients of the SSMS Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award.

SSMS Athletic Award winners

SSMS Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award (Female) – Ellie Hartland and Emily Kay

SSMS Linda Lowe Coaches’ Choice Award (Male) – Wyatt Caldwell

SSMS Female Athlete of the Year Award – Lilah Noddin and Avery Amos

SSMS Male Athlete of the Year Award – Micah Landry and Brodie Richardson

SSMS Female Academic All-Star Award – Kate Choi

SSMS Male Academic All-Star Award – Carlos Gomez

SSMS Female “Grit” Award – Brooklynn Seeley

SSMS Male “Grit” Award – Hunter Daigle

Team Awards

Boys A Basketball

Rookie of the Year – Wyatt Caldwell

Most Improved – Carlos Gomez

Coaches’ Award – Aiden Hastey

MVP – Brandon Atkinson and Brodie Richardson

Boys B Basketball

MVP – Riley Diamond

Most Dedicated – Marshall Way

Hustler Award – John Parks

Girls A Basketball

Rookie of the Year – Elia Bortolussi

Most Improved – Kate Choi

Hustler Award – Ava Brennan

Coaches’ Award – Lauren Cleghorn

MVP – Haven Richardson and Kira Whittier

Girls B Basketball

Rookie of the Year – Tara Cunningham

Most Improved – Naomi Way

Hustler Award – Georgia Hare

Coaches’ Award – Tori Greencorn

MVP – Brooklynn Seeley

Boys A Soccer

MVP – Brodie Richardson and Micah Landry

Rookie of the Year – Sawyer Russell

Coaches’ Award – Hunter Daigle

Girls A Soccer

MVP – Lilah Noddin and Avery Amos

Rookie of the Year – Beth Harris and Ainsley Grant

Coaches’ Award – Emily Kay and Brooklynn Seeley

Cross Country

MVP – Micah Landry and Avery Amos

Most Improved – Evan Martin

Coaches’ Award – Wyatt Caldwell

Rookie of the Year – Anna Somers

Boys Track and Field

Grade 6 Top Overall – Kyle Smith

Grade 7 Top Overall – Sam Voutt

Grade 8 Top Overall – Micah Landry

Girls Track and Field

Grade 6 Top Overall – Beth Harris

Grade 7 Top Overall – Amy Scouten

Grade 8 Top Overall – Avery Amos

Boys Grade 8 Volleyball

MVP – Micah Landry and Brodie Richardson

Coaches’ Award – Carlos Gomez and Cayden Bartlett

Girls Grade 8 Volleyball

MVP – Avery Amos and Lilah Noddin

Coaches’ Award – Emily Kay and Kate Choi

Most Improved – Charlie Irving

Most Improved – Eve Pole

Girls Grade 7 Volleyball

MVP – Grace Scullion

Rookie of the Year – Tara Cunningham

Most Improved – Lauren Cleghorn

Coaches’ Award – Sadie Moffatt

Girls Grade 6 Volleyball

MVP – Elia Bortolussi and Beth Harris

Most Improved – Olivia Hogge

Coaches’ Award – Ainsley Grant

Boys Grade 6 Volleyball

MVP – Baylor White and Kyle Smith

Coaches’ Award – Sawyer Russell

Wrestling

MVP – Brooke Mehan, Ryan Weeks and Devon Carter

Rookie of the Year – Regan Whittier

Most Improved – Mackenzie Cleghorn

Coaches’ Award – Mia Cleghorn, McKenzie Cleghorn, Brooklynn Seeley, Ella Thibideau, Max Hatt, Devon Carter and Ryan Weeks

Rugby

MVP – Josh McCallum

Rookie of the Year – Evelyn McCaig-Matthews

Most Improved – Sam Voutt

Coaches’ Award – Cameron Marshall

Softball

Rookie of the Year – Sadie Moffatt

Most Improved – Katie Wilson

Coaches’ Award – Grace Scullion

MVP – Olivia McCray and Eve Pole

Baseball

Rookie of the Year – Grady Harris

Most Improved – Dawson Hovey

Coaches’ Award – Garrett Harris

Hustler Award – Ella Thibideau

MVP – Dawson Hovey

Flag Football

Rookie of the Year – Austin Dow

Most Improved – Daniel Leavitt

Hustler Award – Brooklynn Seeley

Coaches’ Award – Ryan Williams

MVP – Cameron Marshall

 

 

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