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Sanoh, Trainor named Hurricanes Athletes of the Year; Colley, MacInnis named top rookies

April 6, 2018






CHARLOTTETOWN – Ibra Sanoh and Dana Trainor blew everyone away with their performances all season, capturing Male and Female Athlete of the Year honours at the 14th annual Holland Hurricanes Awards Gala on Friday.

Basketball players Jace Colley and Lexi MacInnis were named Male and Female Rookie of the Year respectively.

A four-time Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian, Sanoh capped his stellar Hurricanes career in style with 34 goals in 18 games, becoming the first Holland College student-athlete to be named the CCAA Player of the Year in any sport. His play helped lead the Hurricanes to a bronze medal at the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship in Nanaimo, B.C. in November, earning All-Tournament Team honours in the process, as well as Sport PEI’s Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year award.

The Conakry, Guinea native joins Amanda Wheatley (2008-09, 2011-12) as the only two-time Athlete of the Year recipients in Holland College history, the first male to earn the distinction.

Meanwhile, Trainor earned her second ACAA Libero of the Year award, leading the conference in digs with 267, while also contributing 17 kills and 46 assists.

The Charlottetown native holds numerous Holland College women’s volleyball records, including most matches played with 88 over her four years in the maroon and white.

Colley was instrumental in helping the men’s basketball Hurricanes win their sixth consecutive ACAA championship, earning Rookie of the Year honours to go along with a spot on the First All-Conference Team.

The East Preston, N.S., native’s strong play continued in March at the CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, earning a place on the CCAA First All-Tournament Team in leading the Hurricanes to their third consecutive national bronze medal.

MacInnis also made an immediate impact on the court for the women’s basketball Hurricanes, drawing into the starting lineup early in the season and establishing herself as a threat on both ends of the floor, averaging 14.4 points while contributing 6.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a guard.

For her efforts, the Stratford, P.E.I., native was named the ACAA Rookie of the Year.

Joe Ryan earned his first Coach of the Year nod after guiding the men’s volleyball Hurricanes to a 14-3 regular season record, earning ACAA Coach of the Year honours along the way.

Other major award winners included Wyatt Inman (Hurricanes Award), Chase Bowden (President’s Award), Philicia Johnson (Leadership in Sport), the Hurricane Watch (Citizenship Award), and Darcy Watts received the inaugural Hurricanes Physiotherapy 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.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore
Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Holland College
(902) 894-6870


Below is a list of every award winner from the 14th annual Holland Hurricanes Awards Gala at the Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.


Top Offensive Player – Ryne MacIsaac
Top Pitcher – Brady Arsenault
Most Dedicated Player – Zach Gosse
Most Valuable Player – Tanner Banks

Cross-Country Running

Most Dedicated Runner – Lisa Marie Kerbler
Runner of the Year – Scott Langille
Most Valuable Runner – Haley Shea


Offensive Player of the Year – Tyler Majuary
Defensive Player of the Year – AJ Fields
Most Improved Player – Riley Aiello
Offensive Lineman of the Year – Ed Tingley
Defensive Lineman of the Year – Bradley Lawton
Rookie of the Year – Brady Crowe
Special Teams Player of the Year – Brennan Davis
Most Dedicated Player – Adam Shambermiradam
Hilton Memorial MVP – Cole Brydges


Female Player of the Year – Daria Leidenius
Male Player of the Year – Jason Poley

Women’s Soccer

Top Offensive Player – T-Anna Fraser
Top Defensive Player – Katherine Drake
Most Dedicated Player – Darby Myers
Most Valuable Player – Katherine Drake

Men’s Soccer

Top Offensive Player – Ibra Sanoh
Top Defensive Player – James Mallard
Most Dedicated Player – Theo Ngezahayo
Most Valuable Player – Ibra Sanoh


Most Dedicated Dancer – Sally Belliveau
Most Improved Dancer – Marcquez Sands
Most Valuable Dancer – Sandrian Smith


Most Dedicated Cheerleader – Jaden Crossley
Most Valuable Cheerleader – Courtney Burton


Most Dedicated Player – Connor Loerick
Player of the Year – Emma Hughes


Top Offensive Player – Sue-Ellen MacInnis
Top Defensive Player – Alysha Corrigan
Most Dedicated Player – Jory Donovan
Most Valuable Player – Isabelle Saunders

Women’s Volleyball

Top Offensive Player – Brittany States
Top Defensive Player – Dana Trainor
Most Dedicated Player – Samantha Gerbig
Most Valuable Player – Megan Leblanc

Men’s Volleyball

Top Offensive Player – Gordon Veitch
Top Defensive Player – Marucs Lapointe
Most Dedicated Player – Riley Cortes
Most Valuable Player – Brett Butler

Women’s Hockey

Top Offensive Player – Samantha Higgins
Top Defensive Player – Annika Mason
Most Dedicated Player – Kailey Koughan
Most Valuable Player – MacKenzie Koughan

Women’s Basketball

Top Offensive Player – Jayla Verney
Top Defensive Player – Lexi MacInnis
Most Dedicated Player – Tyleigha Nelson
Most Valuable Player – Breauna Rivoli-Johnson

Men’s Basketball

Top Offensive Player – Roosevelt Whyley
Top Defensive Player – Michael-ange Kayeye
Most Dedicated Player – Isaac Cheverie
Most Valuable Player – Chase Bowden


Most Valuable Player – MacKenzie Stewart

Hurricanes Physiotherapy Award
Darcy Watts, Men’s Soccer

Hurricanes Award
Wyatt Inman, Sport and Leisure Management

Citizenship Award
Hurricane Watch
President’s Award
Chase Bowden, Men’s Basketball

Coach of the Year
Joe Ryan, Men’s Volleyball

Female Rookie of the Year
Lexi MacInnis, Women’s Basketball

Male Rookie of the Year
Jace Colley, Men’s Basketball

Female Athlete of the Year
Dana Trainor, Women’s Volleyball

Male Athlete of the Year
Ibra Sanoh, Men’s Soccer

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