West end athletes shine

Nominees join multiple teams

[u]Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton CSS[/u]

Jonathan Layne
The star of the senior basketball squad, Layne was named to the First Team MVP during the Father Redmond Invitational in TDCAA competitions. He also was awarded the AA finals MVP. Teacher David Otten describes Layne as having “tremendous personal and team accomplishments”.

Meliza Marcelino
She’s a triple-sport threat in volleyball, soccer and softball, and for her dedication to athletics she was named the Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton athlete of the year.

[u]Etobicoke CI[/u]

Rams phys ed head Brian Haring put forward the names John Wells and Bea Robertson as Etobicoke CI’s top athletes from the 2010-11 school year.

[u]Humberside CI[/u]

Adam Gavrakovs
Gavrakovs is a five-sport performer: hockey, football, lacrosse, golf and track and field. The 18-year-old made the honour roll every year he was in Huskies’ country and also did his best for charity in runs to raise money. He does that all while tending to a knee ailment that causes great pain.

Alison Findlay
She was dominant on the hockey team in grade 12 and also provided the extra speed in grade 11 on the rugby squad. Findlay was the winner of Humberside’s Tawny Memorial award this year and finished her high school career with an A-average.

[u]Richview CI[/u]

Damian Cameron
Forever immortalized in the Town Crier for his spectacular catch from quarterback Izvor Gnjidic during the OFSAA Bowl, Cameron is known for his prowess as receiver and on Richview’s soccer team. Head of phys ed Stath Koumoutseas has described him as being the “catalyst behind this year’s TDSSAA championship team”.

Alexa Bennett
This 18-year-old is all about basketball and flag football. Losing in the flag football final to Agincourt by one point did not deter her as her leadership qualities are second to none, especially at Richview’s leadership camp.

Sam Day
Saintly on the ice and saintly on the pitch, Day is no stranger to OFSAA. Qualifying for the provincials in soccer, she capped of a stellar year at Richview as the student council president.

[u]Runnymede CI[/u]

Poulad Etemadi
Volleyball, basketball and soccer were his core group of sports but during his stay at Runnymede, Etemadi even played hockey and baseball. Outside of Ravens’ country he is a provincial seed in judo, ranking third in Ontario.

Megan Best
For each of her fingers, Best has a sport. Playing all four years for the girls and co-ed volleyball squads, swimming, slo-pitch and badminton teams, this Raven has been a force on the court, the diamond and in the pool. She’s an honour roll student in Runnymede’s enriched three-year math, science and technology program. She also has a penchant for building robots.

[u]Western Technical Commercial School[/u]

Albert Ngu
The land of the Colts picked their star volleyball, badminton and table tennis players as their numero uno. He was Western Tech’s MVP in boys volleyball as well as in badminton. He also took time out to coach the girls volleyball squad.

Alisa Smith
An equilateral triangle of sports perfection, Smith sized up the field of play in soccer, basketball as well as track and field. In all three sports she also pulled in MVPs along the way.

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By: Brian Baker
Posted: Jun 30 2011 2:51 pm
Filed in: Sports
Edition: Toronto