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Cross-Country Award WinnersThe Champlain Cavaliers held their annual Athletics Banquet on Tuesday, April 15th at the Sandman Hotel in Longueuil, officially wrapping up their 2013-14 seasons with an evening of celebration. Over 200 student-athletes from the Cavaliers’ 12 teams were in attendance, joined by the Mayor of Saint-Lambert, Mr. Alain Depatie and Campus Director Don Shewan. Along with the coaches, assistants and academic coaches, a great evening was enjoyed by all.

62 team awards were handed out, including awards for Academic Excellence, Most Valuable Athlete, Most Improved Athlete, the Unsung Hero Award and the Fairplay Award. In addition, the Cavaliers recognized the student-athletes named to their respective all-star teams as well as those recog nized as SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadians, RSEQ Academic-All-Stars and those graduating Cavaliers who have maintained and 80+ average during their years as a Cavalier. A complete list of award winners can be found at the end of this page.

Athletes of the Year

The 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year nominees were Audrey-Ann Coughlan (Women’s Soccer), Jeanne Gaumont (Women’s Basketball)  and Casey Benoit (Women’s Rugby), with Gaumont named the winner. Gaumont had a great season with the Women’s Basketball team: she was named an RSEQ 1st

All-Star, was a SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian and was her team’s MVP for the season. She finished her career at Champlain with  753 points in scoring over her 3 years, averaging  13.9 points per game. Her hard work and dedication has set the model for those who have come after her and she’s left her mark on the program and the team.

Nominees for the Male Athlete of the year included SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian Alex Paquin (Men’s Basketball) and Nassim Ennabaoui (Cross-Country Running), but and Julio Moncada Bogran from Men’s Soccer took the honors. Second in the tough RSEQ Division 1 league with 8 goals, he was named an RSEQ All-Star, RSEQ Player of the Year and a CCAA All-Canadian. In addition to being successful on the field, he was named a SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian for a second consecutive year. With another year to come, Julio is hoping to lead his team to a Provincial and National title in 2014-15.

The team with the best academic average was Cross-Country Running team, edging out Women’s Volleyball by .02% while the graduating Cavaliers with the highest academic standing was awarded to Véronique Saad from the Women’s Volleyball team.

Images from the evening can be found at

Complete Award List:

Graduating Cavalier with the Highest Academic Average: Véronique Saad
Cavalier Team With Highest Average: Cross-Country Running
Female Athlete of the Year: Jeanne Gaumont
Male Athlete of the Year: Julio Moncada Bogran


Academic Excellence: Audré-Anne Kieu
Fair Play Award: Andy Fung
Most Improved Athlete: Vadzim Blinnikau
Most Valuable Athlete: Buddha Biswas
Unsung Hero: Gabriella Kong

Basketball (Men)

Academic Excellence: Oren Hodes
Fair Play Award: Kasheem Thomas
Most Improved Athlete: Nicolas Noble
Most Valuable Athlete: Alexandre Paquin
Unsung Hero: Nicolas Harvey

Basketball (Women)

Academic Excellence: Cassandre Legault
Fair Play Award: Isabelle Dion
Most Improved Athlete: Sirah Diarra
Most Valuable Athlete: Jeanne Gaumont
Unsung Hero: Cindy Laliberté 


Academic Excellence: Anne Nguyen-Doan
Fair Play Award: Alexandra Chevalier
Most Improved Athlete: Célia Kingsbury
Most Valuable Back: Neil Nandall
Most Valuable Base: Danika Trudel
Most Valuable Flyer: Mayela Zapata

Cross-Country Running

Academic Excellence: Benjamin Daunoravicius
Fair Play Award: Benjamin Daunoravicius
Most Improved Athlete: Marek Adamowicz
Most Valuable Athlete: Nassim Ennabaoui
Unsung Hero: Camilles Georges


Academic Excellence: David Fauteux
Adam Taylor Fair Play Award: Jason Ethier
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Frédéric Vézina-Lavergne
Most Valuable Lineman: Philippe Adam
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Troy Trench
Rookie of the Year: Troy Trench

Rugby (Men)

Academic Excellence: Jonathan Leblanc
John Jones Fair Play Award: Phil Turgeon
Most Improved Athlete: Walleed Mohamed
Most Valuable Back: Laurent Jomphe
Most Valuable Forward: Nicolas Dubé Mercier

Rugby (Women)

Academic Excellence: Sarah Nellis
Fair Play Award: Chloé Vincent
Most Improved Athlete: Catherine Alain
Most Valuable Back: Casey Benoit
Most Valuable Forward: Joanne Seenivasagam

Soccer (Men)

Academic Excellence: Charles Carrier-Côté
Fair Play Award: Olivier Georges
Most Improved Athlete: Olivier Marchand
Most Valuable Athlete: Julio Moncada Bogran
Unsung Hero: Raphael De Chantal Dumont

Soccer (Women)

Academic Excellence: Sabrina Morningstar
Fair Play Award: Aurélie Beauchemin
Most Improved Athlete: Valérie Rosenoff 
Most Valuable Athlete: Audrey-Ann Coughlan 
Unsung Hero: Frédérique Surprenant 

Volleyball (Men)

Academic Excellence: Alexandre Comeau-Vermeersch
Jimmy Chen Fair Play Award: Kevin Royce
Most Improved Athlete: Gregory Spino
Most Valuable Athlete: Ilias Elbekri
Unsung Hero: Jeremy Bérard

Volleyball (Women)

Academic Excellence: Véronique Saad
Fair Play Award: Jazceal Johnstone
Most Improved Athlete: Claudie Lamarre
Most Valuable Athlete: Sarah Ostiguy
Unsung Hero: Raphaele Poitras