Campoli and Bordeleau named UOIT athletes of the year

Campoli and Bordeleau named UOIT athletes of the year

OSHAWA, Ont. – To cap off a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) athletic department, Kylie Bordeleau (Cambridge, Ont.) and Fabio Campoli (Frosinone, Italy) were named the athletes of the year.
 
With alumni, staff, administration, student-athletes and special guests in attendance, Bordeleau won the honour in back-to-back years. The Cambridge native captained the UOIT women's soccer team to the school's first OUA championship and U SPORTS medal (bronze) after being named the Ridgebacks first OUA most valuable player and receiving a first-team all-star honour for a third straight season. At the national championship, she was also named a U SPORTS All-Canadian for the second time, this time to the first team.
 
The men's athlete of the year, Campoli became the first player in program history to be named an OUA first-team all-star. He became the player to etch his name in the UOIT history books after scoring 10 goals in 15 games for the Ridgebacks. In his second season he nearly scored half of the team's goals and finished fifth in league scoring. His 10 goals also broke the school's single-season scoring record of six, which was set in 2015.
 
Earlier in the evening Bordeleau was named her team's MVP, while Campoli received the men's soccer leadership award.
 
Women's soccer striker Rhiannon Kissel (Peterborough, Ont.) and men's badminton player Jonas Albaira (Whitby, Ont.) were named the freshman athletes of the year just prior to the final awards of the night.
 
Other major award winners included Abigail Kawalec (Toronto, Ont. – Women's Badminton/Rowing) and Alexander Cuccovillo (Ajax, Ont. – Men's Soccer) who were named the Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award recipients.
 
Tyler Tompsett (Whitby, Ont.) was named the recipient of the Rob Millikin Award, which is presented to the rowing athlete who best exemplifies and displays the following criteria: academic success, passion and heart.
 
Nate Mitton (Kitchener, Ont.) and Kassidy Nauboris (Brampton, Ont.) were the recipients of James-Baun Cup, which is presented to a student on the men's and women's hockey teams who shows commitment, dedication, perseverance, academic responsibility, leadership and is a great teammate in the pursuit of excellence. The Cup is named after Bobby Baun and his long-time friend Don James.
 
The inaugural NuStadia Recreation bursary winners were also announced, with Tyler Tompsett of the men's rowing team and Hafsah Sher (Oshawa, Ont.) of the women's rowing and curling teams receiving the awards. This award is awarded to a student-athlete that has contributed to outreach programs, community service or grassroots sport development.
 
In 2016 the men's hockey team ended the women's soccer team's three-year streak of winning the team of the year award, but this year women's soccer regained the title after winning the school's first OUA championship and U SPORTS medal in any sport. They also won the east division title for the first time.
 
Earlier in the evening the UOIT rowing team also had a special presentation, christening their newest boat, naming after rowing alumna Christie Attwood. While a Ridgeback, Attwood won numerous awards highlighted by the OUA Women of Influence and UOIT's Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award. Since graduation she has stayed involved with the team as a coach and team manager, while also helping to grow the rowing and overall Ridgeback alumni network.
 
 
11th Annual UOIT Athletic Banquet
 
MAJOR AWARDS
 
Male Athlete of the Year
Fabio Campoli (Frosinone, Italy) – Men's Soccer
 
Female Athlete of the Year
Kylie Bordeleau (Cambridge, Ont.) – Women's Soccer
 
Male Freshman Athlete of the Year
Jonas Albaira (Whitby, Ont.) – Men's Badminton
 
Female Freshman Athlete of the Year
Rhiannon Kissel (Peterborough, Ont.) – Women's Soccer
 
Dr. Gary Polonsky Leadership Award
Abigail Kawalec (Toronto, Ont.) – Women's Badminton/Rowing
Alexander Cuccovillo (Ajax, Ont.) – Men's Soccer
 
James-Baun Cup
Nate Mitton (Kitchener, Ont.) – Men's Hockey
Kassidy Nauboris (Brampton, Ont.) – Women's Hockey
 
Rob Millikin Award
Tyler Tompsett (Whitby, Ont.) – Men's Rowing
 
Athletic Therapy Student Trainer of the Year
Mitchell Barden & Eric Viana
 
ETS Captain's Award
Katherine Koehler-Grassau (Greely, Ont.) – Women's Soccer
Nik Vantfoort (London, Ont.) – Men's Rowing
 
NuStadia Recreation Bursary
Hafsah Sher (Oshawa, Ont.) – Women's Rowing/Curling
Tyler Tompsett (Whitby, Ont.) – Men's Rowing
 
UOIT Team of the Year
Women's Soccer
 
Overall GPA Award
Cindy Nguyen (Guelph, Ont.) – Women's Badminton
Seamus Pinfield (Port Elgin, Ont.) – Men's Curling
 
TEAM AWARDS
 
Men's Badminton
MVP: Jonas Albaira (Whitby, Ont.)
Leadership: Sheng Chen (Richmond Hill, Ont.)

Women's Badminton
MVP: Emilee Carmichael (Stouffville, Ont.)
Leadership: Abigail Kawalec (Toronto, Ont.)

Dance
MVP: Silvia Kilic (Scarborough, Ont.)
Leadership: Kelsey Laton (Bolton, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Claudia Jovanovski (Brooklin, Ont.)

Men's Soccer
MVP: Erik Petrovic (Sombor, Serbia)
Leadership: Alexander Cuccovillo (Ajax, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Nicholas Miller (Oshawa, Ont.)
Offensive Player of the Year: Fabio Campoli (Frosinone, Italy)
Defensive Player of the Year: Ian Fernandes (Scarborough, Ont.)

Women's Soccer
MVP: Kylie Bordeleau (Cambridge, Ont.)
Leadership: Jamie Ryan (Ottawa, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Rhiannon Kissel (Peterborough, Ont.)
Offensive Player of the Year: Taijah Henderson (Ajax, Ont.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Katherine-Koehler-Grassau (Greely, Ont.)

Men's Rowing
Oarsman of the Year: Nik Vantfoort (London, Ont.)
Leadership: Braden Reid (Whitby, Ont.)
Novice Oarsman of the Year: Jeremy Pope (Port Hope, Ont.)

Women's Rowing
Oarsman of the Year: Rhiannon Dearman (Belleville, Ont.)
Leadership: Joanna Toonders (Williamsburg, Ont.)
Novice Oarsman of the Year: Abigail Kawalec (Toronto, Ont.)
Coxswain of the Year: Rachel Goodman (Oshawa, Ont.)

Men's Hockey
MVP: Cameron Yuill (Wellington, Ont.)
Leadership: Mitch Bennet (Fenelon Falls, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Malik Johnson (Montreal, Que.)
Top Scorer: Danny Elser (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Yuill (Wellington, Ont.)

Women's Hockey
MVP: Mikaeli Cavell (Edmonton, Alta.)
Leadership: Mikaeli Cavell (Edmonton, Alta.)
Rookie of the Year: Kassidy Ford (Gananoque, Ont.)
Top Scorer: Kassidy Nauboris (Brampton, Ont.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Natasha Tymcio (Caledon, Ont.)

Women's Field Lacrosse
MVP: Kristin Lemmon (Whitby, Ont.)
Leadership: Brittany Simmons (Whitby, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Brianna Nicolas (Ajax, Ont.)

Men's Curling
MVP: Nick Mayede (Parry Sound, Ont.)
Leadership: Samuel Buckle (Port Elgin, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Colin Shaw (Courtice, Ont.)

Women's Curling
MVP: Brittany Andrey (Oshawa, Ont.)
Leadership: Brittany Andrey (Oshawa, Ont.)
Rookie of the Year: Emily Gordon (Oshawa, Ont.)