The West's Athletes of the Year

[u]Etobicoke CI[/u]

Kate Cruickshank
A basketball, soccer and volleyball star, Cruickshank led her footie force for the past two seasons. She didn’t stop at three sports, also participating in cross-country, basketball, hockey as well as track and field. She also holds school records in the midget girls 800 metre and junior girls hurdles. She’ll be attending Laurier in Waterloo, Ont. this fall.

Marc Santos
He captained all four teams he played on: football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer, and played a key part behind the scenes as a member of the school athletic council.

[u]Humberside CI[/u]

Clark Lawson
The three Bs were important to Lawson: badminton, baseball and basketball. A big man on campus, he was also awarded the school’s letter for commitment and involvement in sports. Lawson also did well hitting the books, netting himself an 83-percent average.

Kelsey Watts
She was a busy girl when it came to all things sports. Participating in cross country, badminton, ice hockey and soccer all four of her years at Humberside, she led the badminton team to two straight OFSAA appearances. An honour roll student with an 87.8-percent average, she’s been a great ambassador for Huskies athletics.

[u]Richview CI[/u]

Daina Simkus
The basketball team’s MVP, Simkus led all scorers at Richview and was ranked one of the top players in the city. Never relenting on her yen for competition, Simkus also battled it out on the gridiron in girls flag football and picked up the racket for badminton.

Sally Butler
A Saint at the hockey rink and on the slo-pitch diamond, Butler was a leader both on and off the field at Richview Collegiate. She was MVP of her hockey team and was one of the top goal scorers from across the city. She plans to attend Princeton in the United States, playing hockey, naturally.

[u]Runnymede CI[/u]

Saudia Rahamat
A member of the slo-pitch, volleyball, badminton as well as track and field, Rahamat contributed greatly to school life at Runnymede. Leading her badminton crew to the West Region finals in doubles, she also advanced to OFSAA for discus and javelin. The 18-year-old will be attending Waterloo next fall.

[u]Ursula Franklin Academy[/u]

Robbie Sakamoto
The Flames’ go-to guy for hockey, volleyball, basketball and even dragon boat, Sakamoto was a man of all seasons for Ursula Franklin Academy. The 18-year-old MVP also chipped in to help coach the girls’ hockey team and kept active as a member of the student council.

Gabriella Cook
Soccer’s MVP, Cook participated on not only the school’s team, but played at a provincial level. She also helped coach the boys’ team for two years. Not one to stop at footie, Cook shot hoops for the girls’ basketball team and dug up some spikes for volleyball.

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By: Brian Baker
Posted: Jul 7 2010 1:08 pm
Filed in: Sports
Edition: Toronto