Edward Milne community school athletic award recipients.

Athletic Awards recognize EMCS students

Edward Milne held their 5th annual Athletic Awards Banquet June 11 at the Best Western Prestige in Sooke.

Edward Milne held their 5th annual Athletic Awards Banquet June 11 at the Best Western Prestige in Sooke. The event is held at the end of each school year to recognize students who excelled in their Physical Education classes and all student-athletes, coaches and parents. EMCS Athletics would like to thank the Prestige for hosting the event and Designer Weddings and Special Occasion Rentals for sponsoring this year’s banquet. We would also like to thank all of our volunteer coaches for the time and energy they put in to making school sports a reality in Sooke.

Here are this year’s award winners.

Fitness Awards

  • Male Fitness Trophy –  Dakoda Whitten
  • Female Fitness Trophy – Jessa Katz

PE Olympians

  • Gold – Dawson McCormack, Katija Pallott, Eythan Griffin, Emily Bernard, Quinton MacDonell, Eliza Gibb
  • Silver – Kai Kovacik, Caitlyn Cote, Taylor Sulzen, Quiona Lovbakke, Michael Turcotte, Susan Eberle
  • Bronze – Marco Carello, Jessica Young, Gabe Knight, Taylor Calnan-Ash, Alex Leno, Kaarina Swinburnson

Basketball

  • Junior Girls Player of the Year – Taylor Calnan-Ash
  • Junior Boys Player of the Year – Taylor Sulzen & Abew LaMontagne
  • Sr Boys Most Improved – Sean McKenzie & Brandon Willson
  • Audrey Goudie (Sr Girls Player of the Year) – Emma Anderson
  • Michelson Memorial (Sr Boys Player of the Year) – Chris Shankar & Quinn Yates

Football: Varsity

  • MVP – Morgan D’Ganigian
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Landon Pollock
  • Defensive Player fo the Year – Cameron Kingston
  • Lineman of the Year – Riley Hannam
  • Rookie of the Year – Cody Buttle
  • Kent Cross Sportsmanship – Michael Wall
  • Ambassador – Matthew Howlett

Football: JV

  • MVP – Jamie Blakeborough
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Gavin Dawdy
  • Defensive Player of the Year – Andy Abel
  • Lineman of the Year – Jaden Dawe

Cross Country

  • Junior Boys Runner – Gavin Laur
  • Senior Boys Runner – Brandon Willson

Rugby (boys)

  • MVP – Morgan D’Ganigian
  • Most Sportsmanlike – Charlie Richardson

Rugby (girls)

  • MVP –  Kaylee Dorval
  • Most Sportsmanlike – Jordan Gallant

Badminton

  • Player of the Year (Female) – Kaarina Swinburnson
  • Player of the Year (Male) – Troy Zhu & Miles Long
  • Most Improved (Female) – Susan Eberle
  • Most Improved (Male) – Ben Tozer

Memorial and Athletic Awards

  • Junior Girls’ Athlete of the Year – Sophie Adams
  • Junior Boys’ Athlete of the Year – Gavin Dawdy
  • Most Dedicated four-year athletes – Emma Anderson & Chris Shankar
  • Margaret Ann McLean Memorial (Sr Female Athlete of the Year) – Kaarina Swinburnson
  • Kevin O’Neill Trophy (Sr Male Athlete of the Year) – Harley Ring

By Ian McKenzie

EMCS Athletic Director