Orillia Minor Lacrosse Honours Excellence, News (Orillia Minor Lacrosse)

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Aug 25, 2023 | Paul Viherjoki | 898 views
Orillia Minor Lacrosse Honours Excellence
This past Monday, The Orillia Minor Lacrosse Association held its annual year end banquet, getting players, bench staff and parents together to celebrate the season and to acknowledge hard work, dedication and contributions of those involved.

A full of list of award winners can be found here.


Major Awards

FRANK PIPER BAIN AWARD

 Presented in memory of Frank the "Piper" Bain. This award is given to one athlete that is a team's most elite and skilled player and best represents what Bain was to his teams, a reliable player with a good attitude, who gave all he could give in every game. 

Junior - Nolan McQuaid
Senior - Zeke Neely


BOYD BALKWILL AWARD

Presented in honor of Boyd Balkwill, this award is given to one player who displays outstanding dedication and commitment to team play.  A reliable player with a great attitude who is the best all-round offensive and defensive player on the team.

Junior - Max Balkwill
Senior - Devun Colebrook


KEN MCLAUGHLIN AWARD

The McLaughlin award is given for excellence in goaltending.

Junior - Tanner Snider
Senior - Joe Fitzgerald


MICHAEL VINCENT PAOLUCCI AWARD 

(U17 only)

On December 13, 1998, Orillia lost one of its young lacrosse stars in a tragic accident, Michael Paolucci.  This award is in his memory and best represents the player Michael was, not necessarily the strongest player on the team, (one who isn't a top play-maker or scorer) but who is truly a team player and loves the game.  The Michael Vincent Paolucci Award is for outstanding dedication and commitment by a U17 player. 

Evan Gliddon

PAT ELLIOTT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Presented each year to the person(s) in the lacrosse community that goes over and above everyday duties to help with and promote the game of lacrosse.

Steve McLaughlin


JUNIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Joe Fitzgerald


RYAN CROWTHER MEMORIAL BENCH STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARD 

Presented each year to a member of a house league or rep bench staff(coach, assistant coach, trainer, manager) who:

  • best instills the principles of teamwork, fair play, and self esteem in the development of young lacrosse players,while treating everyone like a member of their family. 

  • gives outstanding service to their community by giving unselfishly of their time and energy.

  • goes over and above everyday duties to help with and promote the game of lacrosse.


Chad Thompson

Team Awards

Box Rep Lacrosse


Most Improved Player

U7- Jack Jermey 

U9(1)- Levi Martyn

U9(2) - Bishop Black

U11- Joey Norris

U11- Colton Shepherd

U13- Hudson Sturrock

U13 - Xander Spurgeon

U15 - Tyson Willison 

U17- James Drury


Heart & Hustle

U7- Anders McIntyre

U9(1) - Nolan McQuaid

U9(2) - Talon Downey

U11- Ben Anderson

U13- Jack Schryer

U15 - Joey McFarland

U17 - Caden Carrol 


Most Sportsmanlike Player

U7 - Ronan McDonald

U9(1)- Clarke Laughlin

U9(2) - Peyton Viherjoki 

U11- Brock Caven

U13- Jimmy Ray Roberts

U15 - Cole Kettley

U17 - Jack Hedges



Field Lacrosse


Heart & Hustle

U9 - Colby Clarke

U17 - Devun Colebrook


Most Improved Offensive Player

U9- Piper LaFramboise 

U17 - Cole Eckstein 


Most Improved Defensive Player

U9 - Rocco Guerrera 

U17 - James Drury 


Most Sportsmanlike Player

U9 - Peyton Viherjoki

U17 - Jack Hedges


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