Cavaliers’ nose tackle Alex Meijer has not only been named to the division’s All-Star team, but has also received the prestigious award of Defensive MVP. All head-coaches unanimously decided last week that the 6’3 305 pound defensive tackle was deserving of the honor. The ex-St-Hilaire Pirate finished the year 6th in total tackles, and 2nd (behind only fellow Cavalier Dalton English) in tackles for loss.
Head-Coach Deschamps was very proud of his player and commented the award on Wednesday: “Alex deserves this honor 100%. He is a dedicated, easy to coach, hard working player who dominated games and practices alike. I would of hated coaching against him as he was in the opposing backfield every play. Nose tackles don’t normally finish atop the league in tackles. There is no hiding the fact that Alex was the pillar of our defense and a big reason why we had success this season”.
Meijer was not the only representative of the Cavaliers on the All-Star team. Troy Trench, second year receiver out of Chateauguay, also received the honor. This is the second straight year that Troy makes the All-Star team and is poised to make it 3 next season. Trench finished the year 8th receiving yards, and first in receiving touchdowns, in spite of attracting double-coverage most of the season.
Coach Deschamps commented Troy’s selection: “Troy is a special player. Elusiveness and speed are out of the roof. The amount of times he made big plays out of nothing saved us alot during the year. Watch out next season.”
On the academic front, Alexis Routhier was named and RSEQ Academic All-Star for his not only his tremendous work on the field, but in the classroom as well, where he has the best academic record on the team.