Basketball players Lexi MacInnis and Jace Colley were named the female and male athletes of the year, respectively, at the recent Holland College Hurricanes awards presentations in Charlottetown.
MacInnis, a Stratford native, had a strong season despite playing for a rebuilding team that struggled in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA).
In 21 regular season games, MacInnis averaged 14 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, leading the Hurricanes in scoring and the conference in three-point shots made (47).
She was named to the ACAA all-conference first team and was recognized as a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) academic all-Canadian. She won the Hurricanes women’s basketball MVP as well.
Colley had a tremendous season and helped the Hurricanes earn a seventh straight ACAA title.
The East Preston, N.S., native, scored 23.5 points per game and averaged eight rebounds, while shooting 61.3 from the field and tallying 22 blocks, 77 assists and 27 steals.
Colley was named the CCAA men’s basketball player of the year, CCAA all-Canadian, ACAA player of the year and to the ACAA all-conference first team. He also earned the men’s basketball MVP.
MacInnis and Colley won women’s and men’s rookies of the year award last season.
Abby Hyndman (women’s volleyball) and Shunya Kobayashi (men’s soccer) were awarded the female and male rookies of the year after fine first seasons.
Hyndman, from Charlottetown, led the ‘Canes in kills (176) and aces (40) as Holland College finished second at the ACAA championship. For her work, she was named ACAA rookie of the year, earned a spot on the ACAA all-conference second team and recognized as a CCAA academic all-Canadian.
Kobayashi led Holland College in goals (seven) and points (20) as the squad won the ACAA title then hosted the nationals where the school finished seventh. The Yachiyo, Japan, native was named a CCAA all-Canadian, CCAA academic all-Canadian, the ACAA player of the year and made the ACAA all-conference first team.
Lori-Beth Dwyer, who’s stepping down from women’s volleyball head coach, won coach of the year.
Holland College won the CCAA Academic All-Canadian Recognition Award for the fifth-straight year and 10 of its athletes were named CCAA all-Canadians.
Holland College Awards
Winners from the recent Holland College Hurricanes awards in Charlottetown.
Female Athlete Of The Year - Lexi MacInnis, women’s basketball.
Male Athlete Ot The Year - Jace Colley, men’s basketball.
Female Rookie Of The Year - Abby Hyndman, volleyball.
Male Rookie Of The Year - Shunya Kobayashi, soccer.
Coach Of The Year - Lori-Beth Dwyer, women’s volleyball.
President’s Award - Brett Butler, men’s volleyball.
Hurricanes Award - Vicki Weldon.
Hurricanes Physiotherapy Award - Aleco Iatrou, men’s soccer.
Leadership in Sport Award - Steve Letner, men’s football.
Citizenship Award - Megan Proctor, women’s soccer.
MVP - Isabelle Saunders
MVP - Jonah Wilton
MVP - Jay Oram
Most Dedicated - Ryan Abraham
Top Pitcher - Tyler Johnston
Top Offensive Player - Matt Barlow
MVP - Lexi MacInnis
Most Dedicated - Sydney Goode
Top Defensive Player - Desiree Oakley
Top Offensive Player - Ashley Plaggenhoef
MVP - Jace Colley
Most Dedicated - Eleazer Goodman
Top Defensive Player - Jordan Holness
Top Offensive Player - Roosevelt Whyley
Men’s, Women’s Cheerleading
Most Valuable - Cassidy Gallant
Most Dedicated - Madeline Arsenault
MVP - Haley Shea
MVP - Ryan Francom
Curler Of The Year - Cynthia Pearson
Men’s, Women’s Dance
Most Valuable - Victoria Turnquest
Most Improved - Robyn Miller
Most Dedicated - Josee Champoux
MVP - Matthew-Uriah Kaye-Mitchell
Most Dedicated - Duncan Hill
Special Teams Player Of The Year - Sean Kelly
Defensive Lineman Of The Year - Bradley Lawton
Offensive Lineman Of The Year - Deandre Grosvenor
Defensive Player Of The Year - Donovan Smalls
Offensive Player Of The Year - Jarrett Walker
MVP - Kathrine McEwen
Most Dedicated - Megan Proctor
Top Defensive Player - Bethany MacDougall
Top Offensive Player - Jade Stewart
MVP - Shunya Kobayashi
Most Dedicated - Andrew Henry
Top Defensive Player - Bobby Gamba
Top Offensive Player - Alex Lourenso
MVP - Brittany States
Most Dedicated - Taylor Boudreau-Deveaux
Top Defensive Player - Katie Wood
Top Offensive Player - Abby Hyndman
MVP - Brett Butler
Most Dedicated - Ethan Nadeau
Top Defensive Player - Marcus Lapointe
Top Offensive Player - Nick Menzies