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A 1st for the Knights

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For the first time in its history, St. Mary’s College has produced the top student-athletes in Sault Ste. Marie.  On Tuesday evening, St. Mary’s College was awarded the Ross Winslade Trophy for the first time.  The Winslade trophy is awarded to the secondary school in Sault Ste. Marie that combines for the most points in athletics over the course of a school year.  The trophy was handed out at the annual Rotary Sports Awards Banquet.

Helping SMC capture the coveted award were a number of strong individual performances in men’s athletics.  Austin Rowe, who was the school’s nominee for athlete of the year, was voted the top high school hockey player.  He also shared the award as top badminton performer with doubles teammate Jon Hammond.  Nick Lemieux got the nod as top high school curler, Jordan Campioni was voted top wrestler and Adam Sacchetta was a co-winner of the top soccer player award.

At the ACT Awards Banquet which recognizes top achievement in female secondary school athletics SMC’s Taryn Lamorie was named to track & field competitor while Taylor Longo got the nod as best in curling.

It should be noted that SMC alumn Blake Speers was co-winner of the H.P. Broughton Award as Sault Ste. Marie’s Sportsperson of the Year.