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Burdine and Roberts named Athletes of the Year; Hughes and Lapointe take home Rookie of the Year honours

April 7, 2017

Burdine

Burdine

Roberts

Roberts

The Holland Hurricanes hosted their 13th annual awards gala on Friday night at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.

Men’s basketball player Trenity Burdine and women’s soccer player Briar Roberts took home Athlete of the Year honours after spectacular seasons.

Burdine, a fifth year forward from Reading, PA, USA, led the ‘Canes to their fifth straight ACAA basketball championship as well as a national bronze medal at the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship in March on home court. Burdine finished second in scoring in the ACAA this year; he was also named the ‘Canes men’s basketball most valuable player.

Roberts, a third year midfielder from Kinkora, PE, led the ‘Canes to their fourth ACAA soccer championship and first since 2013. The ‘Canes would go on to nationals and finish in eighth place. Roberts led the conference in scoring this year; she was also named the ‘Canes women’s soccer most valuable player.

Emma Hughes and Marcus Lapointe took home Rookie of the Year honours after excellent seasons in their first year of post-secondary play.

Hughes, from Summerside, PE, finished conference play with a 43-5 record and earned ACAA Player and Rookie of the Year honours. Hughes and Kristyn Visser would earn the right to represent the ‘Canes at the CCAA Championships where they would take home a fifth place finish in women’s doubles competition. Hughes was also named the women’s badminton most valuable player.

Lapointe, a first year Libero from Wolfville, NS was a key contributer as the ‘Canes took home their first ever ACAA Men’s Volleyball Championship this season. The ‘Canes would end up finishing eighth at nationals while Lapointe was named the ACAA Libero of the year.

The Coach of the Year was men’s basketball head coach Josh Whitty after leading the ‘Canes to their fifth straight ACAA Championship. Earlier this year Whitty was named the Sport PEI Coach of the Year.

Other major award winners was the Culinary Institute of Canada (Hurricanes Award), Dominique Ryan (President’s Award), Kristyn Visser (Citizenship Award) and Zach Davidson (Leadership in Sport Award).

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

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