Megan McCarron of the Stonepark Tigers was one of the big winners recently as Volleyball P.E.I. recognized its top athletes, officials and coaches.
The association recently presented its Sport P.E.I./ADL certificates of achievement at Credit Union Place in Summerside.
The Tigers were named the team of the year for a season where they won four tournaments and went undefeated in Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association league and provincial play.
McCarron led the Tigers with her strong play hitting and blocking. She was player of the game at every school tournament this season, was MVP at the Callaghan and Queen Charlotte tournaments and is on the 2017 Canada Games training team.
To round off a successful night for Stonepark, Larry Young won the association’s coach of the year award.
Lindsey Theuerkauf picked up two awards, being recognized as the top female senior player in the Island league and being named the official of the year. She is a level 2 official and a key individual at the collegiate level.
Holland College rookie Tynan Murphy was named the intercollegiate male athlete of the year after a fine start to his rookie season.
Fellow Hurricane Sydney Foy, who continues to be one of the best players in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA), received the intercollegiate female honours. The team captain earned MVP honours last season, was named an ACAA all-star and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association all-Canadian.
The under-17 athletes of the year were Jada Yeo of provincial champion Colonel Gray and Connor Herget of Westisle.
Yeo, who is considered one of the very best in the province in volleyball, basketball and softball, helped the Colonels to an undefeated volleyball season with her explosiveness and power on the court.
Hergert won numerous awards for the Wolverines and has earned the reputation as one of the best hitters in the province.
Consistent passing and a strong serve for provincial champion Three Oaks Axemen saw Logan MacDougall be named the under-16 male athlete of the year, while the female honour was presented to Colonel Gray’s Abby Hyndman, an all-star for the undefeated Colonels and a member of the Canada Games training team.
Ben MacDougall, a fine athlete for the Summerside Intermediate Owls, won the under-14 male award, following a season in which his strong hitting helped his team win a provincial championship and earn him numerous MVP and all-star honours throughout the year.