Kristen Swiatoschik, Nojah Parker, and Mandy BrunetStudent-athletes Kristen Swiatoschik, Nojah Parker, and Mandy Brunet were among seven Lancers honoured Tuesday at the Windsor-Essex Sports Persons of the Year awards ceremony.

Local sports awards honour Lancer athletes

Seven Windsor Lancers were honoured for their accomplishments in 2023 at the 17th annual WESPY Awards on Tuesday night at the Caboto Club in Windsor.

The awards recognize local athletes for their success and contribution to their respective sports.

Nojah Parker and Mandy Brunet swept the track and field category for UWindsor. Brunet was also named overall female athlete of the year after a campaign that saw her win gold in triple jump at both the Ontario University Athletics and U Sports national championships. Parker placed fourth in pole vault at both meets.

Thomas Kennedy was named male basketball athlete of the year for the second straight year, while guard Leah Tate received the award on the women’s side for her play with Holy Names Catholic High School.

Kristen Swiatoschik took female hockey player honours for the second straight year; all-stars Frankie Facchineri and Zach Albert were honoured in soccer and volleyball, respectively.

Longtime Lancer track and field official Leo Shapiro was named Volunteer of the Year for his community contributions.