Curran Gilmour and Morgan Hummel were named Seaway’s top intermediate athletes for the 2015-16 school year at an assembly held at the school on Monday, June 27. The two walked away with their arms full of individual MVP awards in a year that saw some very big accomplishments for a small population school.
Joining Gilmour and Hummel as athletic leaders were Brody Fairbairn and Anu Hunter who were presented the prestigious overall sportsmanship awards.
In addition to the top male athlete, Gilmour collected MVP recognition in cross-county, soccer, volleyball and hockey. Hummel was named girls basketball and three-pitch MVP.
Anna Henderson picked up MVP Awards in soccer and volleyball, and Adam Tibben was named badminton and track and field MVP.
Erika Jordan got the nod for Cross-Country MVP, and Reagan Belanger and Harley Heustis (partners on the court) were co-winners of the badminton MVP award.
The touch football MVPs were Brody Fairbairn and Harley Heustis.
Dana Domanko was the girls MVP for hockey and Anu Hunter for track and field.
Trent Fawcett was the boys basketball MVP and Josh Broad, the boys three-pitch MVP.
Teacher/coach Sarah Dooley was the MC for the Intermediate Sports Award assembly.
Awards were presented in each of the sports categories by the respective coaches and over and over again, they commented “I had a very talented group of players.” Comments also indicated that while there were some clear cut leaders in the various sports, there were also some very difficult choices.
It was explained that the Sportsmanship Awards (to Fairbairn and Hunter), were decided for their leadership along with skills.
Of Hunter, Backes said, Hunter, “led by example and could always pick a team up.”
Sarah Dooley who coached a number of teams, said “Our male sportsman can be a little quiet, but he is a players who can get his team out of a hole, a person I could always count on, Brody Fairbairn.”
Coach and teacher, Andrew Carson presented the Top Female Award to Morgan Hummel.
Morgan “tried for every single team. She was a leader on every team and a vital player. She worked hard for every point and every hit,” he said in making the presentation.
The top male athlete presentation was made by Robin Gibbs to, “a team leader who understands team concepts and who is willing to make others around him better, Curran Gilmour.’