by Lindsay Brooke, Athletic Director
The 2015-16 year has been another very successful year. Pride of place goes to the athletes and coaches who won a second-straight BC AA Boys Rugby title. One small step behind were Boys Basketball (2nd), Girls Field Hockey (3rd), Girls Soccer (3rd) and Rugby 7s (3rd).
In addition, three teams won Island titles, while of 13 possible provincial championships, SMUS qualified for nine. Moreover, squash players and rowers left their mark on the national stage.
SMUS Athletics values the participation of all of our students. We are a relatively small school by population that achieves some very big results. We aspire to shape the character of our athletes, developing leadership and sportsmanship in the process. And we promote and encourage our athletes to play multiple sports.
In thanking everyone for their support this year, I am so often reminded of the huge role sport plays at SMUS. Indeed, participation, enjoyment, performance and sportsmanship remain of vital importance, as reflected in the mottos of St. Michaels (“Nothing is great unless it is good”) and University School (“A healthy mind in a healthy body”).
To these, I would add a few final words: To play is good, to win is better, but to love the game is best.
Congratulations to all of our athletes on a tremendous year in sport!
Senior boys soccer – Hari Ikonomou
Girls volleyball – Silke Kuhn
Cross-country – Aubry Williams
Field hockey – Aveen Glen
Senior boys basketball – Jamison Schulz-Franco
Senior girls basketball – Mia Roberts
Squash – Jason Yoo
Tennis – Bernard Tung
Golf – Kitty Liang
Senior girls soccer – Robyn Noel
Girls rowing – Sun-Eui Choi & Sarah Hagkull
Boys rowing – Connor Fenton
Track and field – Conrad Chin
Cricket – Ben Edwards
Boys rugby – Jonas Robinson
Girls rugby – Hayley Watson
Badminton – Hank Qian
Sailing – Jasper Johnston
ATHLETIC COUNCIL AWARD
Lucas De Vries
JIM WEAVER AWARD
Outstanding cricket player
Outstanding 1st XV rugby player
BILLY GREENWELL AWARD
Outstanding male basketball player
THE NANCY MOLLENHAUER CUP
Outstanding 1st XI field hockey player
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S MERIT AWARDS
Outstanding performance in sport
Grace Thomas (squash)
Anna Mollenhauer (soccer & field hockey)
PA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Outstanding effort, humility in victory, grace in defeat
PARENTS AUXILIARY CUP
Outstanding male athlete
Lucas De Vries (winner)
Hari Ikonomou (runner-up)
Outstanding female athlete
Aveen Glen (winner)
Mia Roberts (runner-up)
Robyn Noel (runner-up)
Check out all of the photos from the 2016 Athletic Awards Banquet on the SMUS Photo Gallery.
(photos by Brady Doland)