MSOC | Sanoh named Sport PEI Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year
February 7, 2018
Sport PEI announced on Wednesday that Holland Hurricanes men’s soccer star, Ibra Sanoh, has been named the Sport PEI Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year. The announcement was made during the annual Sport PEI Awards presentation at the Holland College Florence Simmons Performance Hall. This was the first time a Hurricanes student-athlete has won the award.
Sanoh completed his final collegiate season in 2017, his fourth with the ‘Canes, compiling several major awards including being named the CCAA National Player of the Year. This was the first time a Hurricanes student-athlete has been recognized with this award from the CCAA across all sports.
The 6’2” striker from Conakry, Guinea led the Hurricanes to a CCAA National bronze medal in 2017 as well as their fourth straight ACAA championship. He was also named a CCAA All-Canadian, the ACAA Player of the Year and an ACAA All-Conference player, each for the fourth time.
In 18 games this season Sanoh scored 34 goals for the Hurricanes.
Sanoh is currently a part of the Toronto FC training camp with hopes of making their TFC II team this season.
Other Hurricanes award winners on Wednesday night included the men’s soccer Hurricanes winning the Sport PEI Team of the Year award.
The ‘Canes went 12-0 in ACAA regular season play and were perfect in the conference championships with wins over Crandall and MSVU.
At the CCAA Nationals in British Columbia, the ‘Canes would fall to the Keyano Huskies in the opening game of the tournament before finishing with three straight wins, including a 2-0 bronze medal victory over the Huskies to claim the second National medal in Hurricanes men’s soccer history.
This is the fourth time a Hurricanes team has won the Sport PEI Team of the Year award. The ‘Canes previously won the award in 2016 (women’s basketball), 2013 (men’s basketball) and 2011 (men’s soccer).
Men’s volleyball head coach Joe Ryan was a finalist for the Coach of the Year award, which was won by Peter Gallant (curling).
Ryan led the Hurricanes to their first ever men’s volleyball ACAA Championship in 2017 and this season has clinched the number one seed heading into the playoffs with a record of 12-1.
For more information on all of the award winners on Wednesday night visit www.sportpei.pe.ca.
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