A tip of the hat to the East

[u]Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute[/u]

For the Redhawks phys. ed. department, the selections for top athletes were Sharifa Mkuhmumba for the girls and Michael Furac for the boys. This is Furac’s second year in a row as an Athlete of the Year nominee.

[u]East York Collegiate Institute[/u]

Josh Kim
A man of many talents, 16-year-old Kim was the glue that held the football, hockey, wrestling, lacrosse and beach volleyball teams together. Named the MVP of the wrestling team, the grade 11 student won OFSAA gold for his work on the mat. He is currently ranked #1 in Canada for the 83 kg weight class in wrestling.

Aisa Hypolite
Great at the net, Hypolite was a force in volleyball, named the senior girls MVP. She’s also been vital on the basketball, badminton, track, flag football and beach volleyball teams. She was also honoured with East York’s Hager Hull Miller scholarship.

[u]Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute[/u]

Vaneil Simpson
Her second time as an Athlete of the Year nominee, Simpson aided her basketball squad to City domination, earning them a spot at OFSAA for AAAA competition. She’s also been a key asset on the senior girls volleyball crew.

Samantha Hill
She’s E-Comm’s tower of power on the hardwood. When this cager isn’t addling opponents with defensive skills and unstoppable drives, she’s on the field competing in track as well as running cross country.

Aaron Best
If there is a raw talent that will be tapped for Canada’s national basketball team, look no further than the Saints’ Best. An all-star at the Pinky Lewis, Humber College Classic and Mark Walton Invitational tournaments, he’s also been named Top 20 at the Phase 1 All Canada Camp. He was instrumental in E-Comm’s OFSAA appearances and while he’s not on the hardwood, he’s hitting the books as an honour roll student.

[u]Malvern Collegiate Institute[/u]

Nick Losee
The lead rucker on the senior boys rugby team, Losee was also on the swim team and was MVP of the school’s football team.

[u]Metropolitan Preparatory Academy[/u]

Trevor Mann was picked by the Eglinton and Victoria Park-area school as their top athlete for 2010-11.

[u]Neil McNeil Catholic Secondary School[/u]

Michael D’Agostini
This Maroon was a standout talent as captain of the hockey team, leading the school’s first senior boys team in 15 years to the TDCAA finals.

[u]Riverdale Collegiate Institute[/u]

Michael Aleksic
He presided over the boys athletic association this year and was a stalwart performer in volleyball, swimming and hurdles. In the pool he earned three silvers at the Citys, qualifying him for OFSAA.

Emily Ng
An OFSAA qualifier for cross country, this grade 12 was also known for her prowess in tennis, badminton and ultimate Frisbee. Ng won the silver medal in South Region Tier II tennis and in badminton, too.

[u]St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School[/u]

Jaleel Gomez
Gomez is a four-sports kind of guy. Competing in wrestling, this grade 12 earned himself two silvers and one bronze on the TDCAA mat. He also earned a silver medal at the TDCAA basketball championships.

Jenifer Maney
She’s got another year left at St. Patrick’s to shine even more. Maney was top on her volleyball and track teams this past year, even putting in an OFSAA appearance for shot put. In addition to her sporting world, she was a finalist in the cardboard boat race for her physics class.


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By: Brian Baker
Posted: Jul 12 2011 5:10 pm
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