Last night saw the Champlain Cavaliers hold their annual Athletics Banquet in Longueuil at the Sandman Hotel. In addition to celebrating the past season and the accomplishments of their student-athletes, it was a very special night as the evening began with the induction of three Cavalier alumni and one team into the Champlain Cavaliers Sports Hall of Fame.
“These are the first three student-athletes who are being inducted into the Hall and it speaks volumes about not only how they were as athletes, but also how they are as people,” said Dean Howie, who was then the Athletic Coordinator and is now the Coordinator of Student Services.
The 2012 inductees were:
Sharon Sandy (Class of 1989) – Women’s Basketball
As a determined and dedicated student-athlete with a tremendous work ethic, Sharon contributed to the success of the Women’s Basketball team, helping them win a Regional Championship in 1988 and being named team M.V.P. for the 1988-89 season. (Full Bio)
Gabriel Gervais (Class of 1995) – Men’s Soccer
“Gabby” played for the Cavaliers from 1993-95 and helped bring the team to the forefront of men’s soccer in Québec and Canada. Named a CCAA All-Canadian in 1995, he went on to play in the CIAU, NCAA and professionally for the Montreal Impact. (Full Bio)
Amy Walsh (Class of 1996) – Women’s Soccer
For her excellence as a student-athlete and her leadership and dedication to the Women’s Soccer program during her time as a Cavalier, as well as her contribution to the growth of Women’s Soccer in Canada. (Full Bio)
The 2007 Cavaliers Men’s Soccer team was the first team to have captured a CCAA National Championship Gold medal for Champlain College Saint-Lambert and the first Gold medal that Québec has won with the CCAA in Men’s Soccer. (Full Bio)
Established in 2009, The Champlain Cavaliers Hall of Fame recognizes student-athletes, teams, coaches and builders whose contributions have brought much distinction and honor to Champlain College Saint-Lambert and have established a tradition of excellence which is incomparable. Their achievements have touched everyone associated with the Cavaliers community. From the inception of intercollegiate athletics at Champlain to the present, none have better exemplified the true spirit of athletic competition at the CEGEP level than these honored student-athletes, coaches, teams and builders.
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