Getty & Johnson Named Lancer Athletes of the Year
Lancer standouts Alyssa Getty and Pierce Johnson were awarded the Banner and Olympic Shields as the University of Windsor Athletes of the Year.
It was an incredible year for Pierce as he brought home male athlete of the year honours for the second straight year.
The fourth-year liberal arts major was a terror on most nights en route to being named the OUA west division player of the year and a U SPORTS all-Canadian.
Johnson, one of the most versatile players in the league racked up 196 total kills on the year, ranking him fourth in the OUA. The Chatham native also showed an ability to serve (22 aces), defend (35 blocks and 76 digs), and produce points at a high rate (239, ranking him fourth in the conference).
This is the second straight season Johnson was named a U SPORTS all-Canadian, moving up to the first team this season.
It was an incredible year for Getty as she elevated her game to become the top female golfer in the OUA.
In her first OUA championship appearance, Getty became just the second Lancer ever to claim the Judy McCrae Trophy as the women’s individual champion. She shot a two-day total of 154 (79,75), and led all golfers with six birdies, while also making par on 17 holes.
The communications major’s talent was showcased throughout the season as she also captured individual gold at the Western Invitational and silver at the Brock Invitational.
The DeMarco Awards, presented annually to the top female and male students that best combine academic achievement with athletic prowess, went to Brad Gyemi from men’s volleyball, and to Kaylee Anagnostopoulos from the women’s basketball team on the women’s side.
The Eddi Chittaro Assistant Coach of the Year award went to Anna Patterson from cross country/track & field, while the University of Windsor Gino Fracas Coach of the Year Award was presented to Adam Wagner from the Lancer Golf team for the second straight year.
It was a historic season on the course for Coach Wagner and his Lancer Golf program as he helped guide the Lancer women’s golf team to their most successful season in school history.
Coach Wagner’s squad would turn in an outstanding team performance at the OUA Provincial Golf Championships in Hamilton as they earned an OUA women’s team gold medal, a first in school history. The Lancer women were led by Getty who claimed an individual gold medal and was named an OUA all-star as were teammates Jamie Oleksiew, Nicole Cecsa, and Laura DeMarco.
The Captain’s Trophy, awarded to a male and female captain who demonstrate outstanding leadership both on and off the field while also making a significant contribution to the overall success of their team, went to Daniel Metcalfe from football and Ashley Maitre from women’s hockey.
The female rookie of the year award went to Yaila Sealy from women’s volleyball, while Shakael Pryce from men’s basketball and Anthony Salinitri from men’s hockey won the male rookie of the year. All three recipients had outstanding rookie campaigns.
The Super Sophomore awards were presented to track & field standout Mandy Brunet, and Thomas Kennedy from men’s basketball on the men’s side.
The “A” Award, marking major contributions to Lancer Athletics, went to the Lancer Band and Ed King, past president of OPUS. The Moriarty academic team of the year was the Lancer Fastpitch team, and the women’s volleyball team captured this year’s IG Cup.