Athletics Banquet Recognizes Student-Athlete Achievements

Four student athletes with awards

St. Thomas University proudly hosted our annual Athletics Banquet, celebrating the remarkable achievements of our student-athletes both on and off the field. The event, held at the Fredericton Inn, brought together a vibrant community of athletes, coaches, and supporters to honor excellence and commitment within our athletic programs.
This year marked a significant milestone for 麻豆女神, as we embraced and excelled in various initiatives aimed at making a positive impact beyond the sports arena. Noteworthy initiatives included a successful food drive, the inaugural Tommies Pride Night celebration, and the impactful Think Pink initiative, among others.

During the banquet, 麻豆女神 Athletics named their major award winners and team award winners, such as the Costal Graphics Athletes of the Year, LeRoy Washburn Community Service Award and more.

Major Awards

Athlete of the Year for Women's Program: Ekaterina Pelowich (Women's Hockey)
Ekaterina was a staple of our Supplement King Athlete of the Week nominations as well as being a National Athlete of the Week. She was amongst the top players in the country in scoring and provided leadership for the team’s late season push.
Athlete of the Year for Men's Program: Josh Oakes (Men's Soccer)
Josh was named the ACAA Player of the Year for the conference and a first-team all-star. He led the conference in scoring while playing a mostly defensive position for a team that went undefeated during the regular season. His leadership on and off the field has been a staple of the team’s success
LeRoy Washburn Community Service Award:  Women’s Volleyball
John Frederick Walls Award: Luke Ewen (Men's Soccer)
Cathy Wadden Commitment Award:  Celine Sterckel (Women's Basketball)

Team Awards

Cross Country
Rookie of the Year: Maria Jose Anaya
Most Improved: Daniel Calvo
Female MVP:  Isobel MacLean
Male MVP: Carlos Lapucci

Women’s Rugby

Rookie of the Year – Aurora Sutton
Most Improved Player – Grace Perry
Heather Leonard Memorial Award – Alexis Falconer
MVP – Rachel MacDonald

Women’s Soccer

Rookie of the year:  Delaney Hancock
Unsung Hero: Ella Mercer
Mary Cronin Memorial Leadership Award: Ginny Phillips
MVP: Caitlyn Steeves

Men’s Soccer

Rookie of the year: Mees Van Nouhuys
Unsung Hero: Sam Choiniere
Leadership Award: Luke Ewen
MVP: Josh Oakes

Women’s Hockey
Rookie of the year:  Nadia Lavoie
Most Improved Player: Jordan Chaulk
Top Defensive Player: Aislynn Byers
MVP : Ekaterina Pelowich

Women’s Volleyball

Rookie of the Year: Brooke Thompson
Coach’s Choice: Maddie MacGregor
Unsung Hero: Julia Campbell
Leadership Awards: Andrea Bell and Madison Ball
Most Valuable Player: Kathleen Boyle

Men’s Volleyball

Rookie of the Year:  Parker Melnick
Most Improved Player: Brenton Romanchuk
Most Valuable Player: Raph Fiset

Men’s Basketball

Rookie of the Year – River Lanz
Most Improved Player – Evan Valanne
Top Defensive- Ethan Tumwine
MVP- Geoffrey Lavoie and Noah McCarthy

Women’s Basketball

Rookie of the Year: Paige Leblanc
Leadership Award: Kylee Roi
Defensive Player: Kylee Roi
MVP: Celine Sterckel

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all award recipients and expresses gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of another 麻豆女神 Tommies season. We look forward to continuing our journey of excellence and community engagement in the upcoming academic year.