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Macaulay and Lourenso named 'Canes Athletes of the Year

The Holland Hurricanes concluded their 2020 awards celebration on Thursday evening after 22 days of presentations through their social media accounts.

After individual team presentations and a collection of major awards were handed out, the ‘Canes named their 2019-20 Coach of the Year, plus male and female Rookies and Athletes of the Year.

Marissa Macaulay, from women’s volleyball, was named the Female Athlete of the Year. 

Macaulay, from Truro, Nova Scotia, led the ‘Canes to their first ever Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) conference banner in 2020.  Individually she was named a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian, the ACAA Player of the Year, a member of the ACAA’s first All-Conference team, as well as the Hurricanes women’s volleyball most valuable player.  Statistically she led the conference in assists, and assists per set, during the season.

Alex Lourenso, from men’s soccer, was named the Male Athlete of the Year.

Lourenso, from Stratford, PEI, led the ‘Canes to their sixth-straight conference banner in the fall.  He was named a CCAA All-Canadian, CCAA Academic All-Canadian, a member of the ACAA’s first All-Conference team plus the Hurricanes men’s soccer most valuable player.  Statistically he led the ACAA in goals, game winning goals, points, points per game, assists, assists per game, shots per game and total shots during the season. 

The 2020 Hurricanes Female Rookie of the Year was Emily Cormier, from women’s soccer. 

A dominant force in the ‘Canes ACAA championship in the fall, Cormier, from Charlottetown, PEI, was also named a CCAA Academic All-Canadian, ACAA Rookie of the Year, a member of the ACAA’s first All-Conference team and the Hurricanes women’s soccer top offensive player award winner.  Statistically she led the conference in goals, goals per game, points and points per game.

From Peakes, PEI, Tyson McInnis was named the 2020 Hurricanes Male Rookie of the Year from men’s baseball.

The national bronze medalist was also an all-star at the 2019 National Collegiate Baseball Championship (NCBC), an Atlantic Collegiate Baseball Association (ACBA) all-star and the Hurricanes men’s baseball most valuable player.

In his final season with the Hurricanes, Kris McKinnon was named the Hurricanes Coach of the Year.

From Stratford, PEI, Kris spent nine seasons with women’s soccer Hurricanes; his first two as an assistant and his final seven at the head coaching position. 

He finished his Hurricanes coaching career with a championship in 2019 to go along with his two others from 2013 and 2016.

His career coaching record with the ‘Canes finishes at 62-27-14 (ACAA regular season, playoffs and CCAA national championships).


Here is a look at the other 2019-2020 Hurricanes Award winners.

Hurricanes Award; Meagan Ferguson (football/hockey coach & mental performance consultant) and Darrell Theriault (photographer)

Presented in recognition of outstanding support of the varsity program by students, staff members, volunteers or a program.


Leadership in Sport Award; Calandra Bychyk (women’s soccer/volleyball), Paige Deighan (women’s soccer/hockey), Kalie MacKinnon (women’s soccer/volleyball) and Benjamin Nwaogazi-Awuja (men’s soccer/cross country running)

In recognition of students who contributed to the development and promotion of sport at Holland College and in our community.


Citizenship Award; Sam Gerbig (women’s volleyball) and Bobby Gama (men’s soccer)

In recognition of student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability, academic excellence and also demonstrates leadership and a commitment to the community.


Hurricanes Physiotherapy Award; Kristin Gosse (women’s basketball)

Presented to a Holland College student-athlete who exemplifies perseverance and overcomes adversity to return to play or continue to contribute to their team after injury or health challenge.


President’s Award; Nicole McInnis (women’s soccer) and Hannah Cousins (women’s hockey)

Recognizing students who were actively involved in promoting and building the varsity program at Holland College.


Team Award winners:

Men’s Baseball

Top Offensive Player – Chase Brown

Top Pitcher – Tyler Johnston

Leadership Award – Luke Robison

Most Valuable Player – Tyson McInnis


Cross Country Running

Most Valuable Runner – Rebecca Levy

Most Valuable Runner – Ben Sullivan


Men’s Football

Top Offensive Player – Marco Antonio Briones Gutierrez

Top Defensive Player – Jerome Tshimpangila

Offensive Lineman of the Year – Colin Cepecauer

Defensive Lineman of the Year – AJ Fields

Special Teams Player of the Year – Jack Malo

Leadership Award – Max Malo

Most Valuable Player – Jack Malo


Women’s Soccer

Top Offensive Player – Emily Cormier

Top Defensive Player – Rachel Green

Leadership Player – Nicole McInnis

Most Valuable Player – Nikki Roberts 


Men’s Soccer

Top Offensive Player – Kaito Yamamoto

Top Defensive Player – Bobby Gamba

Leadership Award – Jonathan MacKenzie

Most Valuable Player – Alex Lourenso


Dance Team

Leadership Award – Vesley Cireus

Most Valuable Dancer – Brigitte Carroll


Women’s Hockey

Top Offensive Player – Paige Deighan

Top Defensive Player – Lindsey Minard

Leadership Award – Emma Dixon

Most Valuable Player – Jacy McMillan


Women’s Basketball

Top Offensive Player – Sophie Atkinson

Top Defensive Player – Kassandra Little

Leadership Award – Ashley Plaggenhoef

Most Valuable Player – Aki Kobayashi


Men’s Basketball

Top Offensive Player – Jayden McMullen

Top Defensive Player – Jordan Holness

Leadership Award – Jon Alexander Vos

Most Valuable Player - Jordan Holness


Women’s Volleyball

Top Offensive Player – Abby Hyndman

Top Defensive Player – Dana Trainor

Leadership Award – Sam Gerbig

Most Valuable Player – Marissa Macaulay


Men’s Volleyball

Top Offensive Player – Gordon Veitch

Top Defensive Player – Nick Blewett

Leadership Award – Alex Joudrey

Most Valuable Player – Simon Archibald


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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020