SOC | Hurricanes take home hardware at ACAA awards banquet
October 27, 2017
It was a big night for the Hurricanes on Friday at the 2017 ACAA soccer awards banquet in Saint John, NB; a total of nine Hurricanes men’s and women’s athletes were recognized eleven different times during the evening.
The big winner was ‘Canes star Ibra Sanoh (Conakry, Guinea) who was named the ACAA Player of the Year for the fourth straight season. With this he becomes a four-time CCAA All-Canadian, a Hurricanes first. He was also named to the ACAA’s first All-Conference team.
This season Sanoh has scored 27 goals in 12 regular season games played with the Hurricanes. He is in his fourth season with Holland College and currently studying in the Marketing & Advertising Management program.
Other winners for the Hurricanes on Friday night were Brandon Lund of Montague, PEI who was named the ACAA Keeper of the Year.
In ten regular season games played in 2017 Lund has allowed just ten goals against; he is a first year player in the Sport & Leisure Management program.
Hurricanes men named to the ACAA All-Conference teams were Sanoh, Lund, James Mallard (Charlottetown, PEI) and Eberechi Okwuwolu (Lagos, Nigeria) on the first team while Theo Ngezahayo (Butare, Rwanda), James Briand (Antigonish, NS) and Charles Aondo (Lagos, Nigeria) were all named to the second team.
The ‘Canes men finished the regular season as the number one seed after a perfect 12-0 season. They take on the Crandall Chargers (5-5-2) in the ACAA semi-final game on Saturday at 3pm. All conference championship games can be watched live at www.acaatv.ca.
This season the ‘Canes won the season series versus the Chargers 2-0 with victories of 4-1 and 4-0.
The women’s Hurricanes had two of their players recognized on Friday night in Saint John; Katherine Drake and Sabrina Molnar were both named to the ACAA All-Conference teams.
Drake, of Stratford, PEI, is a fourth year player with the ‘Canes studying in the Photography program while Molnar, of Ottawa, ON, is in her second year with the Hurricanes and in the Travel & Tourism Management program.
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