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Theriault, Buckley take home top awards

by Archives April 8, 2008

Damian Buckley stepped up to the podium ready to thank people when accepting the Dr. Robert J. Broderick Award for outstanding male athlete at the Concordia University Athletics Awards Banquet (“Buzzies”). He eventually thanked his brother Dwayne who had a season-ending injury in the first game.
“I want to thank my brother Dwayne for getting injured,” Damian said to laughs from the audience. “If he was healthy, he would take 20 shots a game, and I took 25 a game – that would only leave me with five.”
Women’s rugby captain and All-Canadian Sydney Theriault took home the Sally Kemp Award for outstanding female athlete.
Theriault, who was also one of the event’s valedictorians along with graduating football player Nick Scissons, pointed out how intimidated she was when she walked into her first tryout – as a women’s basketball player. Her move to rugby paid off. Theriault was a key part to the women’s rugby team that won the Quebec championship and finished fifth in the country.
Theriault was named a CIS All-Canadian as well as Quebec MVP this past season.
Other major award winners were defenceman Alynn Doiron of the women’s hockey team, who picked up the Laurie Brodrick award for female Rookie of the Year. Doiron was one of the Stingers best players during the second half of the season and played in every game. She was also named to the QSSF All-Rookie team. Quarterback Liam Mahoney took home the male Rookie of the Year Award. Mahoney took over the starting quarterback role when starter Rob Mackay went down with a knee injury. He was also the first Stinger to win the Peter Gorman Trophy for CIS Football Rookie of the Year award after the season.
Women’s soccer midfielder Amanda Kuiper won the Denise Beaudet award for the female athlete who best combines community service, and academic and athletic achievement. Men’s hockey captain Trevor Blanchard won the Ron Lapointe award for the male who best combines community service, and academic and athletic achievement.
Angela Di Stasi of the women’s hockey team and wrestler Tyler Marghetis took home the Awards of Distinction for career achievements.
Marghetis also took home the President’s Academic Award along with Fanny Berthiaume, a goaltender with the women’s soccer team.
Meggy Hatin-Léveillée was Concordia’s fittest female athlete. The women’s hockey goaltender continues a trend that has her team winning the award all 17 years it was awarded. Cory Greenwood, a linebacker with the football team, won the male fittest athlete award.
Concordia linebacker Darnell Danglade was named the winner of the Marvin Cooper award for the student-athlete who has successfully overcome adversity through hard work, commitment and dedication after playing with several injuries this season.
Athletics director Katie Sheahan made a presentation to Les Lawton who just completed his 25th season as Concordia’s women’s hockey coach. She also presented a Director’s Shield for a contribution to Varsity Athletics to the Spirit Team for their work and dedication throughout the year and since the inception of the team several years ago.

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