Sydney Pattison and Mason Kohn received the Banner and Olympic Shields as athletes of the year and Dami Alalade and Brooke Davis received DeMarco Awards for best combining academic and athletic achievement during the Blue & Gold Celebration, the annual Lancer awards banquet, Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre.
Pattison began studies in the UWindsor Faculty of Education at the start of the pandemic, making a smooth transition onto the Lancer cross country and track and field teams. She ran her way into the record books, setting a new Windsor mark in the women’s mile and ranking second all-time in the 1500m and 3000m events, and third in the 1000m. She earned all-star status at the OUA track meet with a silver medal in the 3000m and bronze in the 1500m, going on to third-place showings in the 1000m and 1500m at the national championships.
Kohn re-established himself as one of the premier men’s hockey players in the country, registering 20 points in 16 games to finish sixth overall in Ontario University Athletics scoring and leading his team to first place in the OUA Western conference, earning him all-Canadian honours.
The DeMarco Awards were a sweep for volleyball, with Alalade from the men’s side and Davis representing the women.
Other awards include Captain’s Trophies to Thomas Kennedy of men’s basketball, Jade Samping of women’s soccer, and Jillian Holland-Penney of fastpitch; rookies of the year Samara Quanz of cross country and track and field, Demir Tagani of football, and Ben Tilson of track and field; and super sophomores Maggi DeWolf-Russ of women’s hockey and Steven Abrams of men’s volleyball.