The Estevan Lacrosse Association celebrated accomplishments from 2021 during its annual awards ceremony on Nov. 20 at the Western Star All Suites Hotel in Estevan.
This year’s recipients were:
- Bennett Day, TS&M Supply Male Athlete of the Year;
- Codie Lemcke, TS&M Supply Female Athlete of the Year;
- Cecile Seemann, Volunteer of the Year;
- Kersey Hollingshead, the Tyson Juhlke Memorial Award;
- Jeremiah Soop, Western Star Estevan Rising Star for the under-six and under-eight divisions;
- JD Gervais, Coach of the Year;
- Braden Thompson, Dustin Pratt “Hard Charger” Memorial Award;
- Vanessa Puryk, President’s Award. This recognition was in honour of all healthcare workers.
President Braydon Krahn said Lemcke and Seemann are both two-time winners of their respective honours. Gervais won the award for coach of the year as a first-time coach with his team's season coming to an end with a win at provincials in a shootout.
Krahn also noted this is the first time that the President's Award has been presented to a group outside of the association. It is for healthcare workers in honour of their strength, bravery and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards ceremony was broadcast live on the association’s Facebook page.
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