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Greenan joins elite company at Kinkora Regional High School

Athletic director Trent Ranahan, centre, congratulates Kinkora Regional High School’s 2018-19 athletes of the year, Maddy Moffatt and Robert Greenan. The presentations were made during the Blazer Awards Blitz in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday.
Athletic director Trent Ranahan, centre, congratulates Kinkora Regional High School’s 2018-19 athletes of the year, Maddy Moffatt and Robert Greenan. The presentations were made during the Blazer Awards Blitz in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday. - Jason Simmonds

Moffatt named female athlete of the year

KINKORA, P.E.I. —

Robert Greenan has joined some elite company.

The 18-year-old son Deanna Bassett-Greenan and John Greenan of Newton is the latest recipient of back-to-back athlete-of-the-year awards at Kinkora Regional High School (KRHS). Overall, there have been 18 repeat winners in the history of KRHS – 10 male and eight female – which dates back to 1968-69.
“It took a lot of hard work,” said Greenan, a Grade 12 student. “I am dedicated to the sports I play and put the maximum amount of effort into it.”
Senior Maddy Moffatt was introduced as KRHS’s female athlete of the year during the Blazer Awards Blitz held Thursday.
“I was excited,” said Moffatt in describing her reaction to receiving the award. “It is an honour and it is kind of surprising as well.”

Repeat Winners
Back-to-back winners of athletes of the year at KRHS:
Female
Cheryl Stordy1976-77/1977-78.
Janice Keefe – 1978-79/1979-80.
Mary Margaret Stordy 1985-86/1986-87.
Carrie Walsh – 1989-90/1990-91.
Paula Trainor – 1992-93/1993-94/1994-95.
Janelle Carmichael – 2004-05/2005-06.
Maggie McSweeney – 2008-09/2009-10.
Jill Lawless – 2014-15/2015-16.
Male
Patrick McSweeney –
1977-78/1978-79.
Terry Hughes – 1982-83/1983-84.
David McIver – 1986-87/1987-88.
Terry Arsenault – 1991-92/1992-93.
Trent Smith – 1994-95/1995-96.
Kevin Cusack – 1998-99/1999-2000.
Greg Paynter – 2004-05/2005-06.
Trevor Carmichael – 2006-07/2007-08.
Cody Carmichael – 2009-10/2010-11.
Robert Greenan – 2017-18/2018-19.

Greenan
Greenan wore the Blazers’ blue and gold colours in two P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) senior sports. He received the coaches choice award in soccer and was named most valuable player in basketball.
“Robert has been involved in KRHS athletics for the past four years,” said athletic director Trent Ranahan. “It is not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It is the will to prepare to win that matters.”
Greenan has many fond memories of his time at close-knit KRHS.
“I like the family-oriented atmosphere,” added Greenan. “At Kinkora, it doesn’t matter if we win or lose, we focus on enjoying ourselves.”

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Greenan noted one highlight was the basketball team winning “three or four games” this year.
“It was exciting for us because we were always close and competitive, but we struggled to make the cut,” he added.
Greenan also gave a special shout out to his mother.
“Special thanks to Coach Deanna,” he quipped. “She is like our sideline coach!”
Greenan will study software engineering at UNB.
“KRHS is going to miss Robert as he was dedicated and devoted to the sports he played,” added Ranahan. “Without Robert in our programs, our teams would have not been as successful.”

Moffatt
Moffatt received the players’ choice award in volleyball, was named best defensive player in basketball and most valuable player in softball for the 2018-19 campaign. She also played for KRHS in the annual high school hockey tournament.
“Maddy had a successful year and brought home many awards,” said Ranahan. “Her drive, energy, dedication, skill and passion for sports is evident in everything she does.”
Moffatt admitted there have been lots of ups and downs with the Blazers.
“There’s been a lot of victories and losses, but I had a lot of fun over the years,” she went on to say. “I’m very thankful for all my teammates.”

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When asked if there is one particular accomplishment that stands out, Moffatt immediately mentioned the Blazers winning KRHS’s first PEISAA senior A girls’ volleyball championship in 28 years in November 2018.
“I was very excited to win it for our coach (Evan Killorn),” said the 18-year-old daughter of Robert and Amanda Moffatt of South Freetown.

Moffatt will study radiation therapy at UNB Saint John.
“We will miss everything about her and her willingness to always put others first,” said Ranahan.

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  • Awards

  • List of 2018-19 Kinkora Regional High School sports awards:
  • Soccer
  • Senior Boys
  • Most valuable player (MVP) – Ty Arsenault.
  • Rookie of the year – Colton Lowther.
  • Coaches choice – Robert Greenan.            
  • Senior Girls
  • (Combined team with KISH)
  • Best Link from the KINK – Hannah Rogers.
  • Volleyball
  • Senior Girls
  • MVP – Faith Reeves.
  • Players’ choice – Maddy Moffatt.
  • Coaches choice – Brooke McCardle.
  • Basketball
  • Senior Boys
  • MVP – Robert Greenan.
  • Top offensive player – Clyde Gonzales.
  • Top defensive player – Alex McGrath.
  • Senior Girls
  • MVP – Elizabeth Phillips.
  • Best defensive player – Maddy Moffatt.
  • Coaches choice – Rebecca Green.
  • Softball
  • Senior Girls
  • MVP – Maddy Moffatt.
  • Rookie of the year – Charlotte Linkletter.
  • Coaches choice – Emma-Grace Coyle.
  • School Spirit Awards
  • Female – Brooke McCardle.
  • Male – Clyde Gonzales.
  • Canada Games Alumni Award
  • Charlotte Linkletter.
  • Athletes of the Year
  • Female – Maddy Moffatt.
  • Male – Robert Greenan.

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