Awards banquet recognizes achievements of student-athletes

Even as she prepares to graduate, Meaghan Pototschnik says Windsor will always be her home.

“I will always be proud to say I am a Lancer,” the fourth-year nursing student said Wednesday as she accepted the DeMarco Award as the top female combining academic and athletic achievement during the annual Evening of Excellence at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

The golfer won a second straight provincial individual title while earning A-level grades. Massimo Megna, co-captain of the Lancer men’s soccer team, won the men’s DeMarco Award.

All-Canadian football player Jordan Brescacin earned the Olympic Shield as the male athlete of the year, after setting several records. His 68 receptions this season and 192 over his five-year UWindsor career both rank as Ontario University Athletics records; he also set Lancer marks in single-season receiving yards (979) and touchdown receptions (27).

Women’s basketball was recognized after a perfect season that culminated in its third straight national championship. Guard Miah-Marie Langlois and forward Jessica Clemençon shared the Banner Shield as female athlete of the year. It was a second for each; Langlois won in 2012 and Clemençon in 2011. Head coach Chantal Vallée received the Gino Fracas Coach of the Year Award.

The inaugural Captain’s Trophy, awarded to a male and female captain who demonstrate outstanding leadership both on and off the field, went to hockey players Brett Vandehogan and Alyssa Baldin.

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