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Three Oaks Senior High School athletic director Joel Arsenault, centre, congratulates the 2018-19 athletes of the year, Lauren Lilly and Ben MacDougall. The presentations were made during the school’s recent athletic awards dinner.
Three Oaks Senior High School athletic director Joel Arsenault, centre, congratulates the 2018-19 athletes of the year, Lauren Lilly and Ben MacDougall. The presentations were made during the school’s recent athletic awards dinner. - Jason Simmonds

MacDougall selected male athlete of the year while Lilly repeats as female winner

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

 It was a special night for the MacDougall and Lilly families at the Three Oaks Senior High School (TOSH) athletic awards dinner.

Grade 11 students Lauren Lilly and Ben MacDougall were introduced as the 2018-19 athletes of the year while Dale MacDougall was announced as the recipient of the TOSH Alumni Association Award. Lilly and Ben are first cousins while Dale and Krista MacDougall are Ben’s parents and Lauren’s uncle and aunt.
“It is pretty exciting,” said Ben while Lilly, who was named the Summerside-based high school’s top female athlete for the second year in a row, admitted it was “special” to share the award with a family member.
“Last year was a big surprise and this year there were a bunch of really good athletes again and I didn’t expect it,” said the 17-year-old daughter of Ian and Carol Lilly of Summerside.

Lilly
Lilly represented Three Oaks in five P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) sports – senior AAA volleyball, softball and basketball along with senior badminton and track and field.
Ashley Praught, a member of TOSH’s physical education department, introduced Lilly as an intense competitor with a second-to-none work ethic, a great teammate and an extremely coachable athlete.
“She exhibits many of the qualities that make a great athlete, like enthusiasm, relentlessness, wise decision-making, adaptability and humility,” said Praught. “Even as skilled as she is, she never stops trying to be better.”
Lilly was selected top offensive player in volleyball, the most outstanding player in basketball, the most valuable player (MVP) in softball and received the Way of the Dragon Award in badminton.
“Basketball is my favourite, I love basketball,” Lilly said. “I find that it’s the longest season.”
Lilly had second-place showings in badminton singles and doubles at the provincial championships.
“That was better than in recent years, so I like that,” said Lilly, who set a personal-best mark at the senior level in javelin after setting a PEISAA record in juvenile in 2018. She also finished first at the provincial championships in her first attempt at discus.
Lilly admitted she felt more comfortable in her second season competing at the senior level.
“My Grade 10 year there was a lot of homework and it was hard to balance, but this year I kind of got the hang of it,” said Lilly.

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MacDougall
The 17-year-old MacDougall, who competed in baseball, volleyball, basketball and badminton, is the second member of his family to be named TOSH male athlete of the year. His brother, Logan, was a three-time winner in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. MacDougall was named the 2017-18 male rookie athlete of the year.
“It was pretty successful,” said MacDougall assessing his 2018-19 season. “This year, we got banners in volleyball and badminton and it’s too bad we couldn't win basketball. We lost in the final to (Charlottetown) Rural. It would have been nice to get that.”
MacDougall was selected co-MVP in volleyball, MVP in basketball and top offensive player in baseball.
“This student-athlete is no stranger to the podium as he has been up here quite a few times already tonight,” said TOSH athletic director Joel Arsenault. “Not to mention quite a few times during his Grade 10 year as well.
“In fact, he arrived here as a standout junior athlete. There is little doubt he will continue to succeed during his Grade 12 year and into the next level of sport at the college or university level.”
MacDougall said one highlight from the past season was winning his fifth consecutive PEISAA volleyball championship. That streak dates back to Grade 7 at Summerside Intermediate School.
“It was nice to keep the streak going,” said MacDougall.
MacDougall is excited for his senior year.
 "Next year, hopefully, we can win all the banners, including baseball,” he added.

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Awards

List of Three Oaks athletic awards:
Volleyball
Senior AAA Boys
Most valuable players (MVPs) –
Morgan Caseley, Brandon Hastings, Ben MacDougall.
Senior AAA Girls
Top offensive player –
Lauren Lilly.
Top defensive player – Maggie Costain.
Top rookie – Megan MacDonald.
Senior A Girls
MVP –
Jesse Inman.
Most improved player (MIP) – Camryn Ramsay.
Rookie of the year – Tori Clark.
Soccer
Senior AAA Boys
Coaches choice –
Caleb Dawson, Dexter Stewart, Alex Compton.
Senior AAA Girls
MVP –
Carly MacKenzie.
Team Spirit Award – Erin Arsenault-Gallant.
Leadership Award – Paige Deighan, Hilarie Gaudet.
Senior A Girls
Most versatile player –
Mandy DesRoches.
Rookie of the year – Emma Shaw.
110 Per Cent Award – Catherine Demchuck.
Field Hockey
Senior Girls
MVP –
Kylie Campbell.
MIP – Danielle Gallant.
Leadership Award – Jordyn Connell.
Basketball
Senior Boys Team One
MVP –
Ben MacDougall.
MIP – Justin Caron.
Most dedicated player (MDP) – Sahib Singh.
Senior Boys Team Two
MIP –
Connor Lilly.
Most sportsmanlike player (MSP) – Alex Campbell.
Rookie of the year – Nick Blanchard.
Senior Boys Team Three
MVP –
Kolby Waugh.
Top defensive player – Caleb Dawson.
Mr. Hustle – Alex Compton.
Senior Girls Team One
Most outstanding player –
Lauren Lilly.
MIP – Emily McKenna.
MDP – Jordyn Connell.
Senior Girls Team Two
MVP –
Amadia Wedge.
MIP – Megan Moase.
MDP – Chloe Woods.
Softball
Senior AAA Girls
MVP –
Lauren Lilly.
MIP – Hilarie Gaudet.
MDP – Karley McCourt.
Badminton
Kid Dynamite Award –
Alex Campbell.
Reel Big Fish Award – Brandon Gaudet.
Way of the Dragon Award – Lauren Lilly.
Golf
MVP –
Kaleb O’Very.
MDP – Sam McNeill.
Coaches choice – Jordan Power.
Cross-Country
Coaches choices –
Megan Rodger, Paige Deighan.
Baseball
Senior Boys
MVP –
Dylan McCormack.
Top pitcher – Marcus Gauthier.
Top offensive player – Ben MacDougall.
Powerlifting
Coaches choices –
Cameron Arsenault, Erin Arsenault-Gallant.
Rugby
Senior AAA Girls
MVP –
Ariana MacFarlane.
MIP – Amber Dyer.
Coaches choice – Madison Kelly-Maund.
Senior A Girls
MVP –
Emily McKenna.
Hardest worker – Jill Power.
Most team spirit – Hanna Pike.
Senior AAA Boys
Most valuable forward –
Ethan Beaulieu.
Most valuable back – Caleb Dawson.
Top defensive player – Dexter Stewart.
Senior A Boys
MVP –
Jack Reilly.
MIP – Paul Wamboldt.
MDP – Nathaniel Richard.
Track and Field
Coaches choices –
Lauren Lilly, Paige Deighan.
Special Awards
PEISAA Student-Athlete Awards (85-per-cent average or higher) –
Erin Arsenault-Gallant, Zoey Chapman, Abbey Corish, Maggie Costain, Caleb Dawson, Paige Deighan, Danielle Gallant, Marcus Gauthier, Spencer Haakman, Kayla Harris, Madison Kelly-Maund, Reese MacDonald, Ariana MacFarlane, Carly MacKenzie, Hailey MacKinnon, Kathleen Mann, Dylan McCormack, Logan Palmer, Camryn Ramsay, Emma Ramsay, Olivia Shaw, Dexter Stewart, Kolby Waugh. Note: Marcus Gauthier was the highest-standing male and Carly MacKenzie was the highest-standing female.
Alumni scholarship – Zoe Chapman.
Alumni Association Award – Dale MacDougall.
Athletes of the Year
Female rookie of the year –
Emily McKenna.
Female athlete of the year – Lauren Lilly.
Male athlete of the year – Ben MacDougall.

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