Varsity Athletes Honoured

Posted by rmcclub on March 23rd, 2014

Caption: BGen Al Meinzinger with: Adelaide Fearnley, H.R.H. Prince of Wales Cup winner – for excellence in all four pillars throughout her four years at RMC; Alex Hogg, received the Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup, emblematic of female athlete of the year ; and Tom McMullen captured  the Tommy Smart Cup as male athlete of the year.

Varsity Athletes Honoured

By: Claude Scilley

A man who was the oldest athlete in the room and a woman who was among the youngest were honoured Wednesday night as the male and female athletes of the year at Royal Military College.

In a ceremony in the New Gym, Tom McMullen of the men’s volleyball team was named winner of the Tommy Smart Cup as male athlete of the year. A 31-year-old fifth-year middle blocker from Kanata, Ont., McMullen is completing his masters of applied science. Also a member of the Paladins 2002-05, McMullen led Ontario University Athletics in blocks and he led his team in points this season.

Alex Hogg, goalkeeper of the women’s soccer team, received the Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup as female athlete of the year. A first-year student from Ottawa who hopes to pursue studies in aeronautical engineering, Hogg was named rookie of the year in the East division of OUA, the first RMC athlete to be so recognized.

At Wednesday’s awards presentations, Hogg — whose father, Kelly Hogg, was a varsity squash player in his time at RMC — was also named most valuable player of her team and the top first-year athlete at the college.

Adelaide Fearnley of Gibsons, B.C., was chosen to receive the H.R.H. Prince of Wales Cup for excellence in all four pillars throughout her four years at RMC. A captain of the women’s soccer team, Fearnley maintained high marks in a demanding Honours Chemistry program while being selected for several important leadership positions during her time at the college.

Caption: 21751 James Dawe, (brother of Matthew Dawe) with Lucas Dawe (son of Matthew Dawe) presented the Capt. Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup to Stephanie Bengle.  (22596 Capt Matt Dawe was was killed in action (KIA) on July 4th, Afghanistan in 2007.)

Another of the women’s soccer team’s players, Stephanie Bengle of Oakville, Ont., was the recipient of the Capt. Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup as outstanding ROTP athlete who excels in all aspects of college life. The Honours Psychology student was a team captain for the last two seasons.

The fencing team was well represented on the podium, as Harrison Kelertas won the Hutton Trophy as top second-year cadet, Jonathan Wilson received the RMC Club of Canada Trophy as the top third-year cadet and Marion Agier won the RMC Club of Canada Hamilton Branch Cup as the premier fourth-year cadet. Kalina Larocque was presented with the Whitaker Cup as best team captain.

The Fair Play award was given to Matthew Greenwood — who had to come down from the emcee’s podium to receive it — while the Douglas Massey Cook Memorial Cup for being selected varsity team of the year was given to the rugby team. After a 2-5 regular year, the Paladins reached the quarter-finals before dropping a close 34-31 decision to Guelph.

In addition to Hogg, most valuable player awards were also given to goaltender Evan Deviller of the hockey team, Aaron Barry (rugby), Steven Bartholomew (men’s soccer), McMullen (men’s volleyball) and Cassidy Chang (women’s volleyball). Agier and Kelertas shared honours as MVP of the fencing team.

More on the Awards Night from Claude Scilley:

Soccer goalie Alex Hogg named top female athlete at RMC

Article by: Claude Scilley

Top athlete (Tom McMullen) relished role as model for much younger teammates

Article by Claude Scilley

 All photos by Curtis Maynard Go to Flickr for more photos from the 2014 Varsity Awards Night

 The complete list of winners for the 2013/14 RMC Varsity Awards are:

TEAM MVP’s


SPORT


NAME

Fencing (M) Harrison Kelertas
Fencing (W)Hockey (M) Marion AgierEvan DeViller
Rugby (M) Aaron Barry
Soccer (M) Steven Bartholomew
Soccer (W) Alexandria Hogg
Volleyball (M) Tom McMullen
Volleyball (W) Cassidy Chang

 

Hutton Trophy (Best 1st Year Cadet):  Awarded to the first year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: …………………………………………………………. Alexandria Hogg, Women’s Soccer

Hutton Trophy (Best 2nd Year Cadet):  Awarded to the second year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: ………………………………………………………… Harrison Kelertas, Men’s Fencing

RMC Military Club of Canada Trophy (Best 3rd Year Cadet):  Awarded to the third year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipient: …………………………………….…..………….…….Jonathon Wilson, Men’s Fencing

RMC Military Club Canada Hamilton Branch Cup (Best 4th Year Cadet):  Awarded to the fourth year cadet who makes the most outstanding achievements in athletics during the current College year.

Recipients: ………………………………………………………………….. Marion Agier, Women’s Fencing

Fair Play Award:  Presented to the student athlete who demonstrated to the coaching staff and his/her teammates an attitude of fair play towards opponents, officials and everyone else that he/she comes in contact with both on and off the field of play.

Recipient: ……………………………………………..………………Matthew Greenwood, Men’s Rugby

The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the female athlete of the year.

Recipient: ……………………………..………………………..….Alexandria Hogg, Women’s Soccer

The Tommy Smart Cup:  Awarded annually to the male athlete of the year.

Recipient: …………………………………………………………….. Thomas McMullen, Men’s Volleyball

The Douglas Massey Cook Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the Team of the Year.

Recipient: ………………………………………………….………………………………..…. Men’s Rugby

The Whitaker Cup:  Awarded annually to the RMC Officer-Cadet who has been the best team captain of an RMC team sport.

Recipient: ………………………………………………………… Kalina Larocque, Women’s Fencing

The H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Cup:  Awarded annually to a Fourth-Year Cadet in recognition of excellent athletic performance and strong performance in the four pillars (academic, military, physical fitness and bilingualism) throughout their entire college years.

Recipient: …………………………………….……………Adelaide Fearnley, Women’s Soccer

The Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup:  Awarded annually to the outstanding male or female ROTP varsity athlete, of any year, who excels in all aspects of College life at RMC.

Recipient: …………………………………….………………………Stephanie Bengle, Women’s Soccer

One Response to “Varsity Athletes Honoured”

  1. Dave Rudnicki Says:

    Congrats to all the athletes who were recognized for their outstanding efforts and results. Alex Hogg’s father Kelly (RMC 90) was also a classmate of Kelly Gawne who was killed in a Phase 2 MILE accident in Chilliwack in the summer of 88. So it is nice to see one of our classmates children win this prestigious award in Kelly Gawne’s honour. We will never forget Kelly’s smile, enthusiasm, friendship and competitive spirit.

    Dave Rudnicki (LCol Retired) 17384, RMC 90, Varsity Rugby
    Ottawa, Ontario

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