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Providence student-athletes honoured at annual Pilots Awards Banquet

Monday, March 26, 2018

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Providence student-athletes were recognized for leadership, scholarship, commitment and sporting excellence during the annual Pilots Awards Banquet on Friday.

Difference-makers as teammates, classmates and members of their communities, Providence student-athletes continue to demonstrate character, leadership and skill, says Director of Athletics Scott Masterson.

“We are extremely proud of all our athletes and recognize that the success of individuals can only be achieved by the work and effort of every member of a team,” he says. “As these awards are voted on by their peers and coaches together, they understand that their fellow teammates see these athletes as being the best representatives of what each award is meant to recognize. I believe that makes these awards even more meaningful to those who receive them."

Following are the award winners for 2017-18:

Women’s Basketball
Most Improved: Hannah Van Schie
Leadership: Alison Zajac
Most Valuable Player: Taylor Goodbrandson

Men’s Basketball
Most Improved: Kaleb Seida
Leadership: Chris Dick
Most Valuable Player: Kendall Perpall

Women’s Soccer
Most Improved: Madison Will
Leadership: Courtney Engel
Most Valuable Player: Julika Phommarath

Men’s Soccer
Most Improved: Devin Vermette
Leadership: Braeden Owen
Most Valuable Player: Jorge Vilchis

Women’s Volleyball
Most Improved: Kaitlyn Warkentine
Leadership: Sam Bridle
Most Valuable Player: Sam Bridle

Men’s Volleyball
Most Improved: Caleb Derksen
Leadership: Lucas Pappel
Most Valuable Player: Matt Friesen

Overall Awards
Female Rookie of the Year: LaDawn Friesen
Male Rookie of the Year: Jorge Vilchis
Female Athlete of the Year: Julika Phommarath
Male Athlete of the Year: Lucas Pappel
Scholar Athlete of the Year: Jillana Groening

Congratulations to the award winners, and thanks to all the student-athletes who represent Providence on and off the field of play.

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