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Confederation College Student Union Recognizes Athletic Achievements

April 10, 2018
Community News
Campus: All campuses
2018 Male & Female Athletes of the Year at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 10, 2018 – The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI) hosted its Annual Thunderhawks Athletic Awards Banquet Monday. The banquet recognized the accomplishments of local and regional athletes and coaches. 

Thunderhawks dual athlete, Marissa Lavoie was crowned this year’s Female Athlete of the Year.  Thunder Bay’s Lavoie is completing her first year in the Early Childhood Education program (having already graduated from the Recreation Therapy program). Lavoie has demonstrated her true athletic spirit, enthusiasm and dedication for athletics with her commitment to the Thunderhawks Cross Country Running team (3 years) and the Thunderhawks Womens Indoor Soccer team (1 year). Marissa is also the recipient of the Cross Country Running MVP award this year and has maintained Honour Roll status throughout her academic career. 

Thunderhawks Men’s Indoor Soccer player, Mitchell Ringos was presented with this year’s Male Athlete of the Year award. Ringos is a local athlete graduating from the Police Foundations program. Mitchell demonstrated the philosophy of Men’s Indoor Soccer program: Dedication, Discipline and Determination. Mitchell is also this year’s Men’s Indoor Soccer Rookie of the Year.

Varsity Athletic & Sport Team MVPs were awarded to:
Tyson Morriseau            Golf
Hayley Arpin                    Women’s Indoor Soccer
Marco Chiappetta          Men’s Indoor Soccer
Marissa Lavoie               Cross Country Running
Amy Penner                     Women’s Hockey

The Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey team Most Dedicated Award went to Jamie Sabourin and Breanne Tessier.

Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s All Academic Awards (achieving honour roll status in the semester of their sport) were presented to Kyle Czerwinski, Dana Griffiths, Marissa Lavoie and Kerry Nguyen.

Kesci Yeomans, graduating from the Paramedic program, was chosen as this year’s D.A.R. Bradshaw Athletic Achievement Award recipient.  This award is presented to a graduating student, demonstrating the most improvement in and contribution to athletics, and whose quality of spirit and competitive drive contributed to the overall success of the College athletic program. Yeomans has been a member of the Thunderhawks Women’s Indoor Soccer team for the past two years and is this year’s team co-captain.

Tbaytel was also acknowledged for its ongoing, generous sponsorship of the Thunderhawks Athletics program.

For more information about Confederation College Thunderhawks Athletics, visit

2018 Male & Female Athletes of the Year at Confederation College

SUCCI’s 2018 Male Athlete of the Year Mitchell Ringos (left) with Female Athlete of the Year Marissa Lavoie


Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Tucker, Administrator, Campus Recreation & Athletics, SUCCI – Student Union of Confederation College Inc.
Ph: (807) 475-6481, Cell: (807) 624-7498, E-mail:  

Ashleigh Quarrell, Manager, Marketing and Communications
Ph: (807) 475-6565, Cell: (807) 632-5296, E-mail: