Meet the Lang Scholars
Current Lang Scholars
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Andrew Li ’24
The head of McHugh’s House and a member of the Board of Stewards, Andrew captains the UCC varsity tennis team and plays for the varsity basketball and rowing teams. His consistent outstanding abilities on the courts and water led to him receiving an Athlete of the Year award in Year 11, when he also received a Gold Service Tie. Last year Andrew served on UCC’s Debate Team, helping them win silver at the Bilingual Provincials. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his family and friends. Now entering his final year at UCC, Andrew hopes to co-found the very first pickleball club at the College.
The head of Orr’s House and a member of the Board of Stewards, Ben serves as captain for the UCC varsity basketball team and plays a leading role on the varsity volleyball team. He has been the recipient of numerous awards during his time at UCC, including the H. Earl Elliot Prize for Merit and the General Proficiency award. Ben is also a member of the Biology and UNICEF clubs here at the College, and has a passion for cooking and artistic design. Heading in to the new school year, Ben looks to secure both an Athlete of the Year and a second General Proficiency award, while also creating a positive impact for those around him through community service.
A member of Bremner’s House, Charlie serves as the captain to the College varsity cross country team and is seen as a strong candidate for the captaincies of the varsity rowing and varsity track and field teams. During his time at UCC, he made the Principal’s List in Year 8 and enjoys studying math, geography, and economics. Outside of UCC, Charlie enjoys running and plays hockey for private clubs. Charlie’s goals for his final year at the College include earning a General Proficiency award and making it to the provincial-level races in both cross country and track and field.
A prefect for Seaton’s House, Giacomo is assistant captain on the varsity hockey team and is a member of the varsity rugby team at UCC. Giacomo was a member of the Captain’s Program under Coach Noble, and enjoys studying economics, global politics, and sports science. Outside of the College, he can be found spending time with friends and family, working out and enjoying the outdoors. Entering his final year at UCC, Giacomo looks to maintain his high academic standing and seeks to secure a spot playing hockey at a D1 college and pursue a career in business and law after his time at the College comes to an end.
A member of Wedd’s House, Louis-Charles ‘LC’ was last year’s assistant captain for both the UCC varsity hockey and varsity frisbee teams. His consistent excellence on the ice led him to win the Offensive Player of the Year award in 2022–23. Outside of UCC — where he enjoys studying sports science — LC enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and training at the gym. In the coming school years, LC hopes to maintain a high academic standing in his classes in the hopes of securing a spot in a D1 or D3 university hockey program.
A prefect for Martland’s House, Michael plays on both the varsity football and varsity rugby teams at UCC. As a result of his on-field talent, Michael has also been the recipient of the varsity football MVP and Athlete of the Year awards in Year 11. When off the ‘pitch,’ Michael is a member of the UCC Social Council and enjoys going to the gym, reading, and watching movies in his free time. Going into his final year at UCC, Michael seeks to maintain high academic standing in his classes and help the varsity rugby and football teams win the CISAA in 2023–24.
The head of Scadding’s House, Spencer serves as the captain for UCC’s Varsity Baseball team. Baseball is a true passion for Spencer, who also plays for the Toronto Mets of the Canadian Premier Baseball League outside of school. Here at the College, Spencer also plays for the varsity basketball team and is a member of the Financial Literacy Club. Coming into his last year at UCC, Spencer seeks to help the varsity baseball and basketball teams make it all the way to CISAA championships before pursuing a career in baseball in the USA.
Taran is the Head Steward and a Howard’s House mentor for the 2023–24 academic year. He is captain of the varsity basketball and varsity lacrosse teams, as well as the co-head of the Truth and Reconciliation Club. Music plays a significant role in Taran’s personal life and plays both guitar and piano. For his final year at UCC, he hopes to maintain a high academic standing in his classes, be a star contributor and leader on his sport teams and to exemplify the values of the Lang Scholar Program by giving back to the community.
A member of Orr’s House, Leo plays varsity hockey and varsity lacrosse at UCC. Leo has been the recipient of multiple awards during his five years at the College, including a product design award, the Principal’s List in Year 9 and 10, General Proficiency and the academic tie. He enjoys music and was a part of the music production club in Year 10. Leo is currently a member of the UNICEF club and College Film. In his free time he also enjoys skiing, wake surfing and golfing and in the summers he volunteers as an instructor at a hockey camp in Muskoka. His favourite subjects are English, history and product design.
A member of Seaton’s House, Atom plays on both the UCC varsity hockey and varsity rugby teams. Last year his talent on the field secured him a Rookie of the Year award for varsity rugby. On the academic side, he enjoys studying biology and English. In his free time, Atom enjoys solving puzzles and spending time with his friends. Atom’s goals for the 2023–24 school year include maintaining his high academic standard and beginning the pursuit of a career in hockey after graduation.
The grade representative for Wedd’s, Chisom Ochuba serves as President of the Black Excellence Society and plays on the UCC varsity volleyball, basketball, and rugby teams. A member of DECA and the League of Innovators club, Chisom has received numerous awards during his time at the College. These include a Gold Tie, Athlete of the Year awards for both Year 9 and 10, the Class of ’57 trophy, and General Proficiency for Year 9. For his next two years at UCC, Chisom hopes to continue being a leader on his sports teams and contribute to making a positive difference in his community. He looks to obtain a position as a Steward as well.
A member of Mowbray’s House, Ethan plays on the UCC varsity football, varsity swimming, and varsity rugby teams. During his time at the College, he earned an Academic Tie for both Year 8 and 9, made the Principal’s List and earned General Proficiency. A well-rounded student, Ethan also started and chaired his own club dedicated to teaching computer graphics and has been a proud member of the UCC School Band in the Wind Ensemble. Ethan loves learning new things and is fascinated by AI technology. For his penultimate school year at UCC, Ethan seeks to maintain the high standards he has set for himself both academically and athletically.
A member of Mowbray’s House, Liam is an athlete on the UCC varsity squash and varsity cross country teams, as well as being a member of the UCC Investment and Financial Literacy clubs. Liam continues to serve as a volunteer coach outside of the College, coaching juniors at the Toronto Cricket Club, as well as downhill skiing and tennis teams. He also plays squash at an international level and hopes to win the Canadian Nationals in squash this upcoming year. Other goals of Liam for his next year at UCC include earning General Proficiency and contributing to another CISAA-winning squash team.
A member of Howard’s House and the Year 9 Learning/Service Representative, Elliot plays on the UCC varsity baseball team. A recent recipient of the Athlete of the Year, General Proficiency and Principal’s List awards, he is also a member of the Helping Hands club, Symphonic Band and the Duke of Edinburgh Award club (having completed his Bronze Award). Outside of school, Elliot plays elite baseball, where he is a co-captain of his team. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and playing video games. Coming into his next school year at UCC, Elliot looks to obtain an Academic Tie.
A member of Bremner’s House, Laurence plays for the UCC U16 basketball and track and field teams and the varsity soccer team. During his time at the College, Laurence has been awarded Rookie of the Year for the varsity soccer team and Athlete of the Year in Year 9. Laurence is a member of the League of Innovators club (where he works as an executive for their research team) as well as the Investment and Financial Literacy clubs. His goals for his 2023–24 school year at UCC include becoming a member of the varsity basketball team, becoming captain of the varsity soccer team, and earning an Academic Tie.
Nicholas is a member of the football and rugby teams and co-captain of the swim team. He also is the head of design for WAC as well as the CAS representative for Seaton’s house and a peer-tutor in boarding and the Horizons program. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys travelling, skiing, and riding BMX. Nicholas has also lived around the world in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. His favourite subjects are Physics and European History and he’s interested in studying engineering and continuing swimming after UCC.
What people are saying about the Lang Scholar Program
To be a Lang Scholar is humbling. Above and beyond the athletics or academics, it’s an award that embodies the epitome of character, often unrecognized amongst merit-based awards. I have been honoured to be a part of such a spectacular group of people. If the program has taught me anything, it’s that striving to be the best you can will inspire others to reach their full potential. —Chris Willcocks ’18
I am lucky to be a Lang Scholar, and I look forward to being a part of the program's continuing development.