2018 CapU Athletic Banquet Winners

Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures
Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures

Photos by Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures

To celebrate the many successes of the 2017-18 varsity athletic season, Capilano University held their 26th Annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, April 4 at the Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver.

The event showcases the success and dedication of all members of the Capilano athletics community, including student-athletes, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and academic advisors.

The following is a breakdown of the winners at the event. Award descriptions can be found in the PDF at the bottom of the page.

Athletes of the Year

Female: Ashley dela Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Male: Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Female: Brooklynn Doucette, Women’s Soccer
Male: Mattias Wels-Lopez, Men’s Volleyball

Athletic Leadership Award

Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball

Comeback Award

Isabela Lima, Women’s Volleyball

Team Academic Achievement (highest overall team GPA)

Women’s Basketball

Most Improved Team

Men’s Volleyball

Fifth-Year Student-Athlete Recognition

Ashley dela Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Carmelle M’Bikata, Women’s Basketball
Francis Penafiel, Women’s Basketball
Nicolas Morello, Men’s Soccer

Team Most Valuable Players

Adrianna Babinski, Women’s Soccer
Nicolas Morello, Men’s Soccer
Carmelle M’Bikata, Women’s Basketball
Denver Sparks-Guest, Men’s Basketball
Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball
Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball

Joseph Iacobellis Award

Carmelle M’Bikata, Women’s Basketball
Reiko Ohama, Women’s Basketball
Dominika Paige, Women’s Soccer
Denver Sparks-Guest, Men’s Basketball
Mattias Wels-Lopez, Men’s Volleyball

Frank Pupp Award

Natalie Leclerc, Women’s Soccer

Colleen & Gordon Nordstrom Memorial Bursary

Cassidy Ludlow, Women’s Soccer

Graham Coates Memorial Athletic Award

Sam Peters, Men’s Soccer

 

William McEwen Memorial Award

Ashley dela Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Brooklynn Doucette, Women’s Soccer
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer
Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball
Justin Yee, Men’s Volleyball

Coca-Cola Athletic Performance Award

Zarley Zalusky, Men’s Volleyball

Sponsorship Appreciation Award

Holiday Inn & Suites – North Vancouver
Coca-Cola Inc.
North Vancouver Hotel
WestPark
Vancouver Sports Pictures

CapU Scholar Athletes of Distinction

A total of 23 student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.50 or higher in the Fall 2017 term.

Women’s Basketball:

Ashley dela Cruz Yip
Simrat Dosanjh
Sherrie Errico

Women’s Soccer:

Brooklynn Doucette
Sophia Goto
Natalie Leclerc
Jaimi MacCara
Claire Ye

Men’s Soccer:

Matt Fedak
Keith Jackson
Sam Peters
Adrian Sahagun

Women’s Volleyball:

Tracy Ewashkiw
Trina Ewashkiw
Anika Kolybaba
Isabela Lima
Tyneille Neufeld
Mackenzy Sparks-Guest

Men’s Volleyball:

Cameron Fay
CJ Johnston
TheAhn Pham
Mattias Wels-Lopez

CapU Scholar Athletes – Honourable Mention

23 student-athletes achieved a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 in the Fall 2017 term. In total, 48% of CapU student-athletes achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and Blues student-athletes recorded the highest over Fall term GPA since 2011.

Women’s Basketball:

Dayna Lincoln
Reiko Ohama
Francis Penafiel
Zuzia Zdziechowski

Men’s Basketball:

Nathan Bromige
Niko Mottus
Denver Sparks-Guest

Women’s Soccer:

Marsha Chesshire
Danielle Ferreira
Cassidy Ludlow
Catrina Olstrom
Dominika Paige
Brittney Roussy
Sydney Schmidt
Mehar Waraich

Men’s Soccer:

Jasluv Brar

Women’s Volleyball:

Meghan Koven
Zoe Mydansky

Men’s Volleyball:

Simon Friesen
Jonathan Lee
Justin Mo
Justin Yee
Zarley Zalusky

CCAA Awards

CCAA Player of the Year

Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball

All-Canadians

Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer
Nicolas Morello, Men’s Soccer

Academic All-Canadians

Ashley De La Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Isabela Lima, Women’s Volleyball
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer
Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball
Claire Ye, Women’s Soccer

PACWEST Awards

Conference All-Stars

Carmelle M’Bikata, Women’s Basketball
Ashley De La Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Denver Sparks-Guest, Men’s Basketball
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer
Nicolas Morello, Men’s Soccer
Hudson Nelles, Men’s Soccer
Adrianna Babinski, Women’s Soccer
Claire Ye, Women’s Soccer
Isabela Lima, Women’s Volleyball
Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball
Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball
Zarley Zalusky, Men’s Volleyball

Player of the Year

Simon Friesen, Men’s Volleyball
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer

Coach of the Year 

Paul Dailly, Men’s Soccer
Emmanuel Denguessi, Men’s Volleyball

Rookie of the Year

Claire Ye, Women’s Soccer

Academic Excellence Award

Ashley dela Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball
Sherrie Errico, Women’s Basketball
Susan Zdziechowski, Women’s Basketball
Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer
Brooklynn Doucette, Women’s Soccer
Natalie Leclerc, Women’s Soccer
Jaimi MacCara, Women’s Soccer
Dominika Paige, Women’s Soccer
Cameron Fay, Men’s Volleyball
Mattias Wels-Lopez, Men’s Volleyball
Tracy Ewashkiw, Women’s Volleyball
Trina Ewashkiw, Women’s Volleyball
Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball

All-Rookie Team

Jacob Hopkins, Men’s Volleyball
Isabela Lima, Women’s Volleyball
Emma Schill, Women’s Volleybal
Mackenzie Smith, Women’s Basketball

 

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