Harris wins twice as August and fall’s best honoured by Molson St. John's Athlete of the Month committee

Julie Vermette
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Soccer player Malorie Harris was a double winner during the St. John's Molson Coors athletes of the month covering August, September, October and November held Thursday night at the Elks Club.

Harris won the female award for August and October.

The male and female winners were:

AUGUST

Male

Swimmer Owen Daly finished second in the 50-metre butterfly final at the Canada Summer Games where he posted a time of 25:09.

The other finalists were track and field athlete Deepal Desphande and softballer Jason Hill.

Female

Harris led her team to the Breen’s Jubilee Trophy championship by scoring a pair of goals in the championship game. She was chosen league MVP and league all-star while winning the scoring title.

The other finalists were soccer player Connie Lewis and MUN swimmer Katarina Roxon.

SEPTEMBER

Female

Soccer player Jane Pope won the female honours for the month. She was selected an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) first-team all-star. She scored three game-winning goals and was named the player of the game in her first game by scoring all three goals in a 3-0 victory.

The other finalists were cross-country runner Caroline McIlroy and marathoner Erin Sullivan.

Male

Softballer Sean Clary took the male award. He was named MVP of the provincial senior tournament. He went 3-0 in the  tournament, posting a 1.47 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 19 innings. He also went five-for-11 at the plate.

Curler Brad Gushue and softballer Jason Hill were the other finalists.

OCTOBER

Female

Harris won the female award for her performance at the senior women’s nationals. She was the top scorer in the tourney with seven goals in five games. She scored all of Holy Cross’s goals in the event.

The other finalists were McIlroy and Pope.

Male

Powerlifter Josh Hancott was chosen the male athlete for the month. Hancott squat 545 pounds, breaking the previous provincial record at the Eastern Canadian Powerlifting Championships in the 74kg class. His three-lift total of 1,438 pounds allowed him to remain the number one ranked junior weight lifter in Canada. His accomplishments earned him a gold medal for his weight class.

Soccer player Emmanuel Dolo and runner David Freake were the other finalists.

NOVEMBER

Male

Swimmer Gavin Dyke of Memorial University was selected the male athlete of the month. The Memorial University student won four medals in his first AUS Invitational swim meet. He earned silver medals in the 100, 200, 400 and 1,500 metres.

MUN hoopster Vasilije Curcic and Sea-Hawks wrestler Ian Janes were the other finalists.

Female

Wrestler Myfanwy Price was chosen the best female athlete of the month for her performance at the York University Invitational tournament. She won gold in the 82-kilogram weight class with wins over grapplers from York, Queens and the University of Toronto.

 The other finalists were MUN basketball player Sandra Amoah and Sea-Hawks volleyballer Kirsten Sorensen.

Organizations: Atlantic University Sport, Month committee, York University Invitational University of Toronto.The

Geographic location: Canada, York

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