Siciliano and Corrigan Claim Top Honours at Bishop’s Gaiters Athletic Awards Night

Siciliano and Corrigan Claim Top Honours at Bishop’s Gaiters Athletic Awards Night

2023-23 Bishop's Gaiters Major Award Winners
L to R: Michael Goldbloom (Principal & Vice-Chancellor), Drew Pollock (Ray Almond Award), Karl Szabo, Lacrosse (Male Student-Athlete Leadership Award), Marie-Camille Theoret, Women’s Hockey (Female Student-Athlete Leadership Award), Regan Garreau, Women’s Hockey (Female Freshman of the Year), Zenith Leroux, Women’s Rugby (Female Academic Student-Athlete of the Year), Charles Robert, Men’s Basketball (Male Academic Student-Athlete of the Year), Etienne Gagnon, Men’s Basketball (Male Freshman of the Year), Kyle Corrigan, Men’s Rugby (Male Athlete of the Year), Amaiquen Siciliano, Women’s Basketball (Female Athlete of the Year), Matt McBrine (Director of Athletics and Recreation)

On Thursday, April 13th the Bishop’s Gaiters hosted the annual Athletic Awards Night on Thursday night. The night served as a celebration of athletic and academic success over the 2022-23 season for all the student-athletes, coaches and staff members who worked hard all year long.

After previously hosting the event at the Delta Hotel in Sherbrooke, the celebration was hosted at Centennial Theatre, on campus, Thursday night. The theatre allowed for the show to be webcasted live for friends, family and alumni to watch and be a part of a special night.

Kyle Corrigan of the Bishop’s Gaiters men’s rugby team and Amaiquen Siciliano (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Velez Sarsfield) of the women’s basketball team headlined the night, taking home top honours as the Athletes of the Year.

Corrigan closes his standout season with Male Athlete of the Year honours. The wing picked up where he left off in 2021, earning a first-team RSEQ All-Star selection. He scored 11 tries which led the league in 2022. He ranked first on the team in metres carried, metres per carry and tries per carry. He also ranked second in forced turnovers. Despite an early end to the campaign due to injury, Corrigan’s impact on his team and the league did not go unnoticed. He is also a strong leader off the field, where he is a proud member of the Gaiters Student Athlete Leadership Committee (SALC).

Amaiquen Siciliano (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Velez Sarsfield) adds yet another accolade as her career at Bishop’s comes to a close. The Bishop’s Gaiters women’s basketball guard was named the Player of the Year in the RSEQ for the third straight season, an RSEQ First Team All-Star and a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian (third straight) and is this year’s Female Athlete of the Year. The Buenos Aires, Argentina native led the conference in scoring averaging 22.5 points per game. Siciliano made 126 field goals and 39 3-pointers, both ranking first in the conference. She also averaged 4.2 assists per game, good for third in the league, while averaging just over 34 minutes a game. She went on to eclipse the 1000-regular season point mark for her career, capping off an outstanding five years wearing the purple and silver.

The Academic Student-Athletes of the Year for 2022-23 are Zenith Leroux of the women’s rugby team and Charles Robert of the men’s basketball team. Both Gaiters exemplify what it means to be a student-athlete, combining love of their sport with success in the classroom, and receiving top marks for their performances this year.

Men’s Basketball’s Etienne Gagnon and women’s hockey’s Regan Garreau were named this year’s Freshmen of the Year. Both Gagnon and Garreau were honoured as members of the RSEQ All-Rookie Team, while Gagnon earned an RSEQ second team all-star nod and was named part of the U SPORTS All-Rookie team.

This was just the second year that the Student-Athlete Leadership Awards were handed out. These awards are given annually to a male and female student-athlete who have been able to find success athletically, academically, and in the community, while also leading those around them to be better. The winners of this award for 2022-23 are Karl Szabo of the lacrosse team and Marie-Camille Théorêt of the women’s hockey team.

The Ray Almond Award is given annually to a dedicated member of the Bishop’s Athletics community who rises above the expected to deliver an invaluable service to Gaiters Athletics. This year’s recipient was Drew Pollock, the general manager and assistant head coach of the lacrosse team.

The Athletic Awards Night marks the official close of the 2022-23 varsity season. The Gaiters will return to action in August.

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The full list of award winners from the night is below:


Team Awards

Rookie of the Year: Mya Anthony
Most Valuable Player: Michelle Garrison

Newcomer of the Year: Cherif Camara
Marcel Lebrun Award: Nathan Lupien
Special Teams Player of the Year: Noah Laursen
Offensive Player of the Year: David Chaloux
Brian Morley Defensive Player of the Year: Jake Kelly
Best Lineman of the Year: Mitchell Martel
Most Outstanding Player: Gabriel Royer

Rookies of the Year: Macy Louvet-Maik & Michael Brazel
Most Valuable Players: Avery Mack & Shawn Robillard

Rookie of the Year: Alex Lizotte
Lacrosse Coaches’ Award: Daniel Kozicki
Defensive Player of the Year: Karl Szabo
Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Gasperetti
Chris Lesanko Award: Antoine Tremblay

Men’s Basketball
Newcomer of the Year: Etienne Gagnon
Garth Smith Award: Tiernan McDougall
Michel Fontaine Award: Dani Longarela
Most Valuable Player: Charles Robert

Men’s Rugby
Rookie of the Year: Zack Gauthier
Cody Triggs Award: Archie Morris
Men’s Rugby Coaches’ Award: Grant Allatt
Best Forward: Matthew Shufelt
Best Back: Kyle Corrigan
Most Valuable Player (Varsity Team): Kyle Corrigan

Women’s Basketball
Rookie of the Year: Lea Boucher
Nancy Knowlton Award: Jasmine Martel
Most Improved Player: Sandra Mbekou
Most Valuable Player: Amaiquen Siciliano

Women’s Hockey
Rookie of the Year: Regan Garreau
Charles Chapman Award: Fallon Sholdice
Al Ansell Trophy: Catherine Berger-Dube
Defensive Player of the Year: Gabrielle Rousseau
Offensive Player of the Year (new): Neleh Vigneau Sargeant

Most Valuable Player: Marie-Camille Théorêt

Women’s Rugby
Rookie of the Year: Tyanna Irvin
Myriam Cozen-McNally Memorial Award: Kaitie Shea
Most Improved Player: Sophie Marier
Most Valuable Forwards: Katie Locke & Isabella Aguiar
Most Valuable Back: Zenith Leroux
Most Valuable Player: Melody Leggett

Women’s Soccer
Rookie of the Year: Katie Phee
SISU Award: Shannon Phee
Daniel Jeong Servant Leadership Award: Zahra Metivier
Kaizen Award: Maya Gibson
Erin Patrick Most Valuable Player: Jessalynn Hill


Major Awards

Ray Almond Award
Drew Pollock

Student-Athlete Leadership Award
Marie-Camille Théorêt

Karl Szabo

Freshman of the Year
Regan Garreau

Etienne Gagnon

Academic Student-Athlete of the Year
Zenith Leroux

Charles Robert

Athlete of the Year
Amaiquen Siciliano

Kyle Corrigan