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Zeeman, Pasquale named Laurentian's athletes of the year

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 04, 2012 - 3:26 PM |
Laurentian basketball player Manny Pasquale and rower Carling Zeeman were named the school's male and female athletes of the year at the athletic department's annual awards banquet, held April 4. Supplied photos.

Laurentian basketball player Manny Pasquale and rower Carling Zeeman were named the school's male and female athletes of the year at the athletic department's annual awards banquet, held April 4. Supplied photos.

The Laurentian University Athletic department handed out its annual awards Wednesday night. Leading the way was rower Carling Zeeman, who won her first President’s Female Athlete of the Year. On the men’s side it was the second year in a row that a member of the Pasquale household took home the President’s Male Athlete of the Year, as the younger of the brothers, Manny, had the honours.

Zeeman, a Cambridge, Ont. native, in her third year at Laurentian, was a standout on the water in 2011-12. She was the anchor of the fledgling rowing team, earning the program respect across the province and the country. Zeeman was the consummate leader on the team, earning three Perkins Laurentian Athlete of the Week honours, being named an OUA All-Star, winning gold at the provincial and national levels, being named the Canadian University Rowing Female Athlete of the Year and winning the Rowing Canada Aviron Female Sculler of the Year.

Pasquale, a native of Victoria, B.C., led the men’s basketball team to its first home playoff game in more than a decade. He was an OUA East First Team All-Star, leading the OUA and CIS in scoring with 26.3 points per game, while ranking fifth in the nation in total points and free throw shooting. Pasquale was a six-time Perkins Laurentian Athlete of the Week and also was named the OUA and CIS Athlete of the Week once each.

Team awards were also handed out on Wednesday night in the Fraser Auditorium. Following are the recipients from the various teams:

Wrestling (first year)
MVP - Dylan Galloway

Women's Soccer
MVP - Renée Jacques
Most Improved – Ashley Melnek
Rookie of the Year - Céline Valiquette

Men's Soccer
MVP - Daniel O’Connor
Most Improved – Cameron Coulter
Rookie of the Year - Ason Harry

Men's Lacrosse
MVP - Blaine Syme
Most Improved - Sean Allen
Rookie of the Year - Bob Pollock

Women's Swimming
MVP - Emily Jones
Most Improved - Tessa Jewell
Rookie of the Year - Erica Buehlow

Men's Swimming
MVP - Nicholas Lapointe
Most Improved - Jake Meyermann
Rookie of the Year - Matthew Wormington

Cross-Country Running/Indoor Track
MVP - Emma Tallman
Most Improved - Morgan Rammo
Rookie of the Year - Katie Wismer

Women's Basketball
MVP - Amanda McDonald
Most Improved - Kaitlyn Young
Rookie of the Year - Devenae Bryce

Men's Basketball
MVP - Manny Pasquale
Most Improved - Nelson Yengue
Rookie of the Year - Alex Ratté

Men's Golf
MVP - Brennan Doyle
Most Improved - Chris Montgomery
Rookie of the Year - Josh Mayne

Women's Curling
MVP - Kendra Lilly
Most Improved - Courtney Andrey
Rookie of the Year - Mackenzie Thomas

Men's Curling
MVP - Tom Matheson
Most Improved - Dustin Montpellier
Rookie of the Year - Nick Beaudry

Women's Rowing
MVP - Carling Zeeman
Rookie of the Year - Emily Cunningham
OUA Coach of the Year - Amanda Schweinbenz

Men's Rowing
MVP - Dylan Wing
Most Improved - Kevin Amirault
Rookie of the Year - Renald Casavant

Women's Nordic Skiing
MVP - Candace Ball
Most Improved - Lindsay Anderson
Rookie of the Year - Charlotte van Walraven

Men's Nordic Skiing

MVP - Konrad Wiltmann
Most Improved - Petri Bailey
Rookie of the Year - Christopher Jones
OUA Coach of the Year - Alison Godwin 

Posted by Laurel Myers

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