Varsity Awards Ceremony

Royal Military College Honours Varsity Athletes at Annual Ceremony

The achievements and successes of RMCC varsity athletes were highlighted throughout the annual Varsity Awards Ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, March 20th.

Michelle Hamilton (Winnipeg, MB) won her first Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup as RMC Female Athlete of the Year. Hamilton is the first RMCC female athlete to be named OUA 1st Team All-Star, as she led the country in scoring by a midfielder this past season. The third year Honours Business Administration student was also selected as the Top 3rd Year Athlete at the college.

Riley Saliken (Abbottsford, BC) was named Tommy Smart Cup award recipient as RMC Male Athlete of the Year. The fourth year History major was named OUA All-Star for a third time, while leading his team in tackles. He was also named player of the match by the opposing coach on five occasions this past season.

Jason Song (Maple Ridge, BC), a fourth year Chemical Engineering student, was named recipient of the H.R.H. Prince of Wales Cup for his excellence in all four components throughout his college years. The 2011-12 Tommy Smart Cup recipient has maintained the highest marks in a demanding academic program, while recording among the top scores on the physical fitness tests while time at RMCC.

The Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Cup is awarded annually to the outstanding male or female ROTP varsity athlete, of any year, who excels in all aspects of College life at RMC. Alex Pym (Winnipeg, MB) has been one of the leaders of the men’s hockey team over the past two seasons. The Aeronautical Engineering student was able to balance the demands of varsity hockey while volunteering his time with local minor hockey groups. The stalwart defenseman also earned the Top 2nd Year Athlete award, as well as being recognized as the Top Team Captain.

The women’s soccer team was well represented on the evening, as Mireille Musca was named Top 1st Year Athlete, while the team was named RMCC Team of the Year following their first OUA playoff appearance since 2008. Steven Morris of the men’s fencing team was named Top 4th Year Athlete.

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La cérémonie des récompenses sportives fut, comme chaque année, remplie d’émotion. Les athlètes des équipes de rugby, hockey, soccer (f), soccer (m), volley-ball (f), volley-ball(m), d’escrime ainsi que de taekwondo étaient tous réunis pour l’occasion. Cette cérémonie indiquait aussi le temps pour ces jeunes hommes et femmes de ranger leurs tenues sportives rouge et blanc, et de sortir leur plus belle robe et leur plus beau costume.

Avant la cérémonie, les paladins eux l’occasion de partager quelques rafraichissement en l’honneur d’une saison très ardue. Que ce soit, sur la surface dure, le gazon ou la glace, les athlètes interuniversitaires du CMRC ont tout donné au cours de la saison 2012-2013. Il était maintenant l’heure de récompenser les paladins s’étant le plus démarqués.

Malgré les cris de guerre des joueurs rugby et les « woohhooo » des ravissantes joueuses de volley-ball, les prix les plus remarquables fut décernés à l’équipe de hockey ainsi que l’équipe féminine de soccer. La surprenante Élof Michelle Hamilton fut elle attribué le trophée de la joueuse la plus utile à son équipe ainsi que l’athlète féminine de l’année. De son côté, « The big twenty » Élof Alex Pym se vu mérité les trophées du meilleur capitaine d’équipe, joueurs le plus utiles à son équipe ainsi que le meilleur athlète de deuxième année. Cependant, l’athlète masculin de l’année fut décerné à Riley Saliken. La pierre angulaire de l’équipe de rugby mentionna dans son discours qu’il n’aurait jamais cru, il y a quelques années, de quitté la Colombie-Britannique pour venir jouer au rugby en Ontario. C’était pour lui un grand honneur d’avoir joué pour l’équipe du CMRC.

Peu importe la discipline sportive, on peut dire que la cérémonie de récompenses sportives est un évènement très important dans la vie de nos élèves-officiers. Les pleurs ainsi que les blessures font partis du sport, mais tant que l’esprit d’équipe et la fierté sont toujours présents à chaque partie, la flamme rouge blanc dans les cœurs de nos paladins continuera de rayonner!

YEA RED!

 

Photos by 26549 Kai Zhao

Layout by 24647 Paul Lystiuk

Click below for the complete list of award winners and pictures

Team MVPS 

Fencing (M) Steven Morris, Fencing (W) Daniela Moyano, Hockey (M) Alex Pym, Rugby (M) Riley Saliken

 Soccer (M) Curtis Brown, Soccer (W) Michelle Hamilton, Volleyball (M) Tom McMullen, Volleyball (W) Kelsey Chang

Award Winners

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: ……………………………………………………….…… Mireille Musca, 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: ………………………………………………………………..…… Alex Pym, Men’s Hockey

 

 

Royal Military Colleges 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: …………………………………….…..……………….Michelle Hamilton, Women’s Soccer

 

 

Royal Military Colleges 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.

Recipient: …………………………………………………………………………….. Steven Morris, 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: ……………………………………………..……………Mathieu Falardeau, Men’s Volleyball

 

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

Recipient: ……………………………..………………………….Michelle Hamilton, Women’s Soccer

 

 

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

Recipient: …………………………………..………………………………………. Riley Saliken, Men’s Rugby

 

 

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

Recipient: ………………………………………………….…………………………..…. Women’s Soccer

 

 

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

Recipient: ……………………………………………………………………… Alex Pym, Men’s Hockey

 

 

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: …………………………………….………………………………… Jason Song, Taekwondo

 

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: …………………………………….………………………………… Alex Pym, Men’s Hockey