Lambton College Recognizes Athletes at Annual Banquet

Lambton College Recognizes Athletes at Annual Banquet

The Lambton Lions celebrated another year of collegiate sport at the 2018 Athletics Awards Banquet held in the Grand Ballroom of the Lambton College Event Centre.

Varsity team awards, OCAA League Awards, OCAA All-Academic Awards, The Tracy Parnham Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award, Fire Science Award, and major College awards such as Varsity Athlete of the Year were presented as part of the evening. Over forty student-athletes who dedicated their time and energy into a number of athletic pursuits over the past year were honoured

Lambton fielded varsity teams in men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, and women's soccer, as well as a competitive Firefit Team. A number of intramural sports were also offered.

The men's basketball team had a competitive campaign as they advanced to the OCAA Championships behind the veteran play of Male Varsity Athlete of the Year Branden Padgett. It was the team's second best season in terms of wins and losses at 21-12 (13-7 OCAA) with only the bronze medal team of 2016 fairing better in the tough OCAA West. Padgett broke the all-time Lambton scoring record held by Mike Lucier with a three pointer at Conestoga College on January 30th. He finished his career with 1,598 points which is good enough for 7th all-time in Ontario history. He was named a 1st Team OCAA All-Star and also took home an OCAA Athlete of the Week nod this fall. 

Madisyn Campbell had another strong year on the hardwood and took home Female Athlete of the Year honours. The forward averaged a team leading 13.3 points per game which included three games of 20 points or more. She finished the season in the top-10 of Ontario in minutes played, free throws made and free throw percentage. Campbell was also 14th in offensive rebounds and 25th in assists. 

The following is a complete list of this year's recipients. 



Branden Padgett (Men's Basketball) - Male Athlete of the Year


Madisyn Campbell (Women's Basketball) - Female Athlete of the Year


Alex Trotter (Men's Soccer) - Male Alumni Association Excellence Award 


Maria Vani (Women's Soccer) - Female Alumni Association Excellence Award


Cobie McIlhargey (Figure Skating) & Thomas Kingma (Men's Soccer) - The Tracy Parnham Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award
* The Tracy Parnham Award was presented by Lisa Veenendaal and Ruth Devaney and recognizes a male and female student athlete with a disability for their outstanding athletic achievement inside oo outside of Lambton College. 


Dan Vincent (Men's Soccer) - Male Spirit of Sport Award


Maddi Basso (Women's Basketball) - Female Spirit of Sport Award


Tyler Grevers (Men's Basketball) - Male SAC Distinguished Student Athlete Award


Melissa Blair (Women's Soccerl) - Female SAC Distinguished Student Athlete Award


Sarah Armstrong (Women's Soccer) - Female SAC Distinguished Student Athlete Award


Jasdeep Singh (Intramural Volleyball & Table Tennis) - Intramural Spirit of Sport Award


Branden Padgett (Men's Basketball) - OCAA West 1st Team All-Star


Keith Laryea (Men's Basketball) - OCAA West All-Rookie Team




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Courtney Bell - Women's Soccer Most Improved
Mackenzie Colbran - Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year
Taryn Bernier - Women's Soccer Top Scorer
Maria Vani - Women's Soccer Player of the Year

Alex Trotter - Men's Soccer Most Dedicated
Zach Tremblay & Gavin Di Maria - Men's Soccer Rookies of the Year
Dan Vincent - Men's Soccer Adam Aiello Award
Beau Stonehouse - Men's Soccer Most Valuable Player

Morgan Campbell - Women's Basketball Most Dedicated
Sara Passenier - Women's Basketball Coach's Award
Maddi Basso & Daylin Galvin - Women's Basketball Defensive Players of the Year
Sarah Bate & Melissa Dally - Women's Basketball Offensive Players of the Year
Madisyn Campbell - Women's Basketball Most Valuable Player

Tyler Grevers - Men's Basketball Teammate of the Year
Jason Watts - Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year
Keith Laryea & Jaquan Barrett-Smith - Men's Basketball Rookies of the Year
Journee Joseph - Men's Basketball 6th Man Award
Branden Padgett - Men's Basketball Most Valuable Player




Jarod Adams, Mackenzie Baker, Connor Hanenburg, Phil Pumputis, Quinn Howitt and Sam Poier each received the Fire Science Award for their commitment to the Lambton College Firefit Team. The team took home a number of regional medals this past season with Mackenzie Baker setting a world record in the process. At the Canadian Firefit National Championships the team took home a gold medal in the mixed relay. Baker also won herself two personal medals with a gold at Wasaga Beach and a bronze at Quinte West. Four members of the team are seen in this photo with coaches Shane Bettridge and Sue Patrick. 



(Photographs can be found on our Facebook page here)

Sarah Armstrong
Courtney Bell
Mackenzie Colbran
Shaylynn McDonald
Lauren Shaw
Alasdair Coy
Alex Trotter
Luri Benevidis
Aiden Calcutt
Emanuel Chiantera
Mason Howell
Shawn Manning
Austin Noble
Dan Vincent
Jack Wilkinson
Maddi Basso
Jordi Pisiak
Sarah Bate
Sara Passenier
Trent Sinden