SACKVILLE, N.B. – The efforts and contributions of Summerside native Greg McGuire to Mount Allison University’s athletic program were recognized recently.
© Photo courtesy of Mount Allison University
McGuire, who has represented Mount Allison in soccer and badminton since arriving in Sackville, N.B., three years ago, was one of three finalists for the Mounties male athlete of the year, which was awarded to football player Jordan Botel.
However, McGuire’s work ethic and contributions have not gone unnoticed by Mount Allison officials.
“Perhaps what has impressed me most about Greg has been the commitment he has shown to his own personal development as an athlete,” commented Mounties director of athletics and recreation Pierre Arsenault. “Greg has worked hard for the success he has had as a Mounties’ student-athlete, and he has become an inspiration for all his teammates.
“I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish as a senior with us this coming season.”
The six-foot-two McGuire has worked hard on his game as a keeper in soccer, earning increased playing time each year. This past year, McGuire was strong in goal all season for the Mounties, including a great performance in a 2-0 win over UPEI in early September.
McGuire has also excelled as a varsity badminton player, helping the Mounties earn their sixth straight Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) championship this season. McGuire was also recognized during the Night of the Mounties as the most valuable player of the Mount Allison men’s badminton team.
McGuire, along with mixed doubles partner Gillian Tetlow, earned the right to represent the ACAA at Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships. At nationals, the duo finished in fourth place, narrowly missing a bronze medal.