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Cambrian hands out awards to Golden Shield athletes

Soccer player Jocelyn Way named Female Athlete of the Year while volleyball player Sven Trodel picks up Male Athlete of the Year honours for a second time
Cambrian College held its annual athletics banquet on March 26. Sven Trodel (left) was named Male Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row, while women’s soccer player Jocelyn Way (right) was named Female Athlete of the Year. Pictured with the two athletes is Alison De Luisa, vice-president of human resources, student services and international at Cambrian College.

Cambrian College handed out athletic awards to its Golden Shield athletes on March 26.

The college highlighted the performances of its Golden Shield athletes in a press release. Teams earned 48 OCAA (Ontario Colleges Athletic Association) All Academic awards (for students who achieve honours standings in their academic programs), three OCAA Athletes of the Week, two CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) Athletes of the Week, three women’s soccer east division all-stars, one men’s volleyball west division all-rookie team and one men’s volleyball OCAA tournament all-star.

“This was an amazing year for our athletes, coaches and athletics staff,” Cambrian President Kristine Morrissey said in a news release. “For these students, athletics are an indispensable part of their college experience, and you can feel the energy they bring to our campus. All of the members of the Golden Shield are proud representatives of Cambrian College. They are truly golden.”

As for the award winners themselves, volleyball player Sven Trodel earned the Male Athlete of the Year award for the second year in a row.

“Trodel also led the men’s volleyball team to its second straight bronze medal at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championships,” the school said in a news release. “Trodel was selected as an OCAA west division 1st team all star.”

The talented volleyball player was also named a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian. Cambrian said Trodel is only the second Golden Shield men’s volleyball player to achieve that status. 

Female Athlete of the Year honours went to soccer player of the year Jocelyn Way. She was named an OCAA east division first team all-star and also earned an OCAA Athlete of the Week honour this season.

“Our athletes continue to find success in their respective sports, which is pretty remarkable given the 

strength of the competition they face,” adds Tim Yu, Cambrian’s manager of athletics. “We are already planning for next year and look forward to more strong performances from our Golden Shield athletes. Congratulations to all of this year’s athletes.”

Golden Shield athletes compete in men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball, badminton and cross-country running. 

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2024 Golden Shield athletic awards:

  • Peter Guy Memorial Bursary: Connor Dorsey, Toronto, men’s volleyball
  • Vern Dow Memorial Bursary: 
    • Nora Dzuirban, Sudbury, women’s soccer 
    • Meili Betty, Echo Bay, women’s volleyball
    • Gabriel Lannin, North Bay, cross country
    • Dynamic Therapy Perseverance Award: Jamie Hopkins, Deep River, badminton, women’s soccer
  • Sudbury 5 Basketball Scholarship: 
    • Musa Joof, Toronto, men’s soccer 
    • Kyle Perreault, Sudbury, men’s volleyball
    • Cole Lejambe, Mattawa, badminton
    • Abby Wellwood, Flesherton, cross country


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