It was an incredible year of racking up championships across the board. The Prep celebrated a season of incredible success at a sports assembly on May 26. Here’s the video that played to celebrate a host of successes including CISAA championship status in U14 division 1 and 2 softball, U11 track and field and overall track and field and U14 tennis.
And at the Upper School, he Spirit of Athletics Assembly celebrated it all on May 26. View the complete list of team and individual victories here: 2013-14 athletics achievements. The list of Canadian Independent Schools Athletic Associations victories includes varsity champions in football, soccer, swimming, tennis and baseball. As well, we took U16A soccer, junior varsity hockey and U14 swimming.
Capping off the high-energy assembly was guest speaker Judd Moldaver, Class of 2000, now enjoying a dream career as a sports agent at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, which represents some of the best players in the world including Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “Clear thinking leads to clear sailing,” he told the audience, urging them to pay attention in English class even if they dream of a career in sports.
Besides honouring all the great team and individual sports achievements, Manuel Gomez Castano ’14 received the Scholar Athlete Volunteer Youth (SAVY) Award from Toronto Police 53 Division’s Sgt. Charles Stern. Donna Simpson was honoured for her work with the Blues Booster Club and Bart Badali was surprised to receive the Pete Beach Award for coaching excellence from the Ontario Federation of Student Athletic Associations. The assembly was capped off with a rousing rendition of “You’ll never walk alone,” with all Leaving Class boys taking to the stage. Indeed, this year of sports achievement will be a hard one to top.