Confederation College Recognizes Athletic Achievements

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 11, 2017 - The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI) hosted its annual Athletic Awards Banquet on April 11, 2017. The banquet recognized the accomplishments of local and regional athletes and coaches.

Captain and Top Scorer of the Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey Team, Drue Ahola, was crowned this year’s Female Athlete of the Year. Thunder Bay’s Ahola will be a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program. Drue has demonstrated her true athletic spirit and dedication for the sport of hockey with her amazing accomplishments: recipient of the Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey Team Most Dedicated award for the 2nd time in her 3 year college career, team MVP & Assistant Captain in her 2nd year and maintained Honour Roll throughout her academic career.

Thunderhawks dual athlete, Nathan Lohnes, was presented with this year’s Male Athlete of the Year award. Lohnes, hails from Grimsby, ON. and is completing his 1st year in the Power Engineering program. Nathan was a member of the Men’s Golf team & Skip on the Men’s Curling team. Lohnes demonstrated great leadership and commitment to College athletics, making him the natural choice for recipient of this award.

Varsity Athletic & Sport Team MVP Awards

Hayden Hickey   Golf
Michaela McGrath   Women’s Indoor Soccer
David Hoier   Men’s Indoor Soccer
Greg Kilroy   Cross Country Running
Philip DeCorte   Men’s Curling
Katherine Roberts   Mixed Curling
Layla Fish  

Women’s Hockey

  • The Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey team Most Dedicated Award went to Drue Ahola & Amy Penner.
  • Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s All Academic Awards (achieving honour roll status in the semester of their sport) were presented to Greg Kilroy, Marissa Lavoie, Kerry Nguyen, Austin Louwagie, David Askwith, Agustin Matamala & Little Eagle Copenace.
  • Marco Chiappetta, graduating from Culinary Management, 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.  Chiappetta has been a member of the Thunderhawks Men’s Indoor Soccer team for the past 2 years, is the current SUCCI’s Director of Athletics, and has been elected, by his peers, to the position of SUCCI VP Internal for the next academic year.

Appreciation was also presented to Tbaytel for their ongoing, generous sponsorship of our Thunderhawks Athletics program.