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PECI honours outstanding athletes of the year

PECI Athletes of the Year 2012

Winners of major athletic awards at the 2011-2012 banquet include: Grayson St. Pierre (Male Athlete Grade 9); Tyler Philip (Senior Male Athlete); Chelsie Wood and Stacy Williams (Senior Girls Athletes); Adam Miller (OPIE Award); Cole Norton (Jeremy Vincent Award); Bob Wilson (Junior Male Athlete); Cailey Jones (Junior Girl Athlete) and Danielle Willis (Female Athlete Grade 9). Missing from photo is Erin O'Brien, winner of the Joe Scott Award.

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute honoured its most dedicated, most valuable, most improved and top athletes on Tuesday at the annual Athletic Awards Presentations Banquet 2011-2012.

PECI recently earned a Physical and Health Education Canada 2011-2012 School Recognition Award for its quality physical education program. PECI achieved the Canadian standard of quality school physical education, as established by PHE Canada. Out of approximately 15,000 schools in Canada, close to 800 schools receive this award each year, making PECI one of Canada’s leaders in physical education. Congratulations to physical education staff Denise Reynolds, Bob Bell, Laurie Spencer, Andrew Holmes and Erin Kuijpers.

Athlete of the Year: Award is presented to athletes who demonstrate outstanding athletic ability combined with good sportsmanship and leadership.
Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Tyler Philip
Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Stacy Williams, Chelsie Wood
Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Bob Wilson
Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Cailey Jones
Grade 9 Male Athlete of the Year: Graysen St. Pierre
Grade 9 Female Athlete of the Year: Danielle Willis

 OPIE Award: Our Perfect Intramural Extramural Athlete award given to athletes who have unselfishly contributed to interschool sports or the life of sports in the school.
Adam Miller
Leslie Richards (Alumni award)

Joe Scott Award: Given to an athlete displaying specialized excellence in their event.
Erin O’Brien

Jeremy Vincent Award: Presented to a track and field athlete who has demonstrated excellence in their event.
Cole Norton

Athletic Points Awards were presented by physical education teachers Laurie Spencer and Denise Reynolds.
120 Points (Athletic Award of Excellence)
Morgan Johnson, Stacy Williams, Scott McQuaid.
100 Points (large medal)
Morgan Johnson, Johnathan St. Pierre, Chelsie Wood, Tyler Philip, Mitchell Reid.
80 Points (small medal)
Kristi Ostrander, Patrick MacPherson, Michell Reid, Amanda Ostrander, Chelsie Wood, Tyler Philip, Cailey Jones, Brad Reid, Damien Wadforth, Cole Norton and Matt Gallo.

Each interschool team recognizes the efforts of athletes by presenting two out of the three following awards.
Most Dedicated Player:  Eagerness to learn; willingness to be coached and apply movement skills; strategies and tactics taught; regular attendance at practices and games; consistent attitude and effort displayed.
Most Improved Player: Obvious improvement in movement skills/ability to apply strategies and tactics during the season; improved season attentiveness and willingness to follow instructions; improved leadership skills during the season.
Most Valuable Player: Displays excellence in their sport; high degree of movement skill competence; consistent contribution to team success, scoring; strong application of strategies and tactics; leadership.

Tennis: Jared Harley MIP; Harry Tammel MDP

Sr. Girls Soccer: Cassidy Allison MDP; Sarah Stanton MVP
Jr. Girls Soccer: Heather Beach MIP; Cailey Jones MDP

Boys Rugby: Kurtis Brewster MDP; Jamie Vandusen MVP

Baseball: Josh Arnold MDP; Matt Gallo MVP

Track and Field: Jesse Ferreira MDP, Mitch Spencer MIP

Sr. Badminton: Adam Miller MIP, Chelsie Wood MDP
Jr. Badminton: Jaret Parliament MDP; Andrew Dayton MIP

Boys Hockey: Quinn Abram MDP; Josh Arnold MVP
Girls Hockey: Stacy Williams MVP; Chelsie Wood MVP

Figure Skating: Cassandra Buckley MIP; Marianne Cameron MVP

Swimming: Hannah Sarley MDP; Dane Blanchard MVP

Sr. Girls Volleyball: Ashley Dennison MDP; Melanie Orsborne MVP
Jr. Girls Volleyball: Alyssa Carter MDP; Kierstyn Bennett MVP

Sr. Boys Basketball: Mark Mitchell MDP; Taylor Reddick MVP
Jr. Boys Basketball: Kyle Gould MDP; Bob Wilson MVP

Golf: Scott McQuaid MIP; Kyle Stacey MVP

Sr. Boys Soccer: Jared Found MDP; Damien Wadforth MVP
Jr. Boys Soccer: Ben Wilson MIP; Jamie Vandusen MVP

Cross Country: Quinn Abram MDP; Dylan Ostroskie MVP

Girls Rugby: Amanda Ostrander MDP; Stacy Williams MVP

Sr. Girls Basketball: Alyssa VanRossum MIP; Stacy Williams MVP
Jr. Girls Basketball: Cailey Jones MDP; Brittany Payne MIP

Principal Shelley MacKenzie-Coates told the students she was proud of their incredible year of athletic accomplishments noting how time consuming it is to balance school, work and life. She reminded students to thank their parents, grandparents, coaches and teachers for helping them achieve great success.

 

Cole Norton, recipient of the Jeremy Vincent Award, jumping at the OFSSA competition in Brockville last weekend. He earned three gold at Bay of Quinte three gold; three gold at COSSA; a silver and two bronze at Regionals and a bronze at OFSSA. Phil Norton photo www.countyphotographer.com

Send off at the school for seniors boys heading to Thunder Bay - Michelle Fraser-Found photo

Senior boys in action at Thunder Bay. - Michelle Fraser Found photo

Seniors boys team dressed up for the OFSAA banquet - Michelle Fraser Found photo

The banner earned by the PECI senior boys soccer team at OFSAA in North Bay last weekend will hang in the school gymnasium. Head Coach Paul Pickard notes the team finished with one win, one tie and two losses. “The boys played hard until the end and showed a great deal of character throughout the tournament,” he said. “They showed a great deal of dedication and commitment. There were teams there not expecting PECI to do as well as we did. We were so popular the other teams were giving us high fives and congratulations. Referees and other people noted how well behaved our young men were. Thanks to the Picton Kinsmen, PECSA and the Picton fire hall for supporting our trip to OFSAA.”

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  1. Ed says:

    Must be embarrassing for the coaches to have their names on that banner when all they did was show up for the bus after the team had qualified!

  2. Pam says:

    Dave Mather’s name should be on that banner… he got our boys there.

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