2018 / 2019 VARSITY ATHLETIC AWARDS
Outstanding Grade 12 Male - Bill Gray Award
Cameron was a five-sport athlete as he was a member of our Senior Boys Volleyball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Ultimate and Track & Field teams. Cameron was also an active leader on our Rebels Athletics Leadership team mentoring our younger volunteers and coaching our younger varsity volleyball teams. Cameron was always willing to help and brought a consistent work ethic to all of his activities, coaching duties and leadership tasks.
Le Yi Deng & Stephanie Zaborniak
Outstanding Grade 12 Female - Diane Murphy Award
Both Le Yi and Stephanie wrap up her senior year with another instrumental varsity athletic performance. Stephanie was a a standout athlete leading our Cross Country, Senior Girls Basketball and Senior Netball teams this year. She was a leader both on and off the court as she exemplified sportsmanship, pride and care. She was brought a smile and an unmatched work ethic for her teammates to follow her lead.
Le Yi was a member of our Cross Country, Senior Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Track & Field teams this year. She brought a relentless work ethic to every single practice and game. Her positivity and playing versatility made her a welcomed addition to our program. Le Yi is a member of our sister school, the B.C School of the Deaf and earned a scholarship from the school for her Athletic achievements!
Male Sportsmanship 12 - Bill McKercher Award
Jouren poured his heart and soul into our varsity volleyball program. During his five-year athletic career Jouren was an elite player who became the source for inspiration and support for his teammates and became a lead mentor for our younger players. He was instrumental in the success of our Senior Boys Volleyball team, who qualified for the B.C. Provincial Championships, snapping our school's 18-year drought of competing in the tournament.
Shirley Perera & Reanna Wong
Female Sportsmanship 12 - Florence Petersen Award
Shirley and Reanna share this prestigious award for their commitment to upholding the core values of our Athletics' program: effort, responsibility and sportsmanship. Shirley was a member of our Senior Netball team, while Reanna led our Senior Girls Volleyball team this year. Both were instrumental in providing a positive playing environment for their teammates, mentoring our younger players as well as their overall dedication to the support of our RAC Leadership team. Shirley led our media content and website team, while Reanna was our volleyball referee mentor and helped coach our younger teams
Administration in Sports - Ernie Fletcher Award
Nickole has evolved into one of the most valuable members of our Rebels Athletic Crew (RAC) Leadership team. While balancing her academics and time volunteering for other school-leadership groups; Nickole was the mainstay on our team who was always dedicated to helping our program thrive. Her commitment and loyalty to our program will always be remembered and she has set the gold standard for our younger RAC members to strive towards.
Nickole Villamin & Reanna Wong
RAC Leadership Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Reanna and Nickole for being our winning recipients of our annual RAC Scholarships! Reanna will be attending the University of Victoria to pursue her studies in Engineering, while Nickole will be attending Simon Fraser University to pursue a Degree in History. Our Athletics' program is proud to support these two young ladies in their future studies as we are thankful for their years of support, dedication and hard efforts working on our Varsity teams and leading our Rebels Athletics Crew (RAC) Leadership Council team!
Outstanding Male Grade 11 - Don Moore Award
Anthony was an active member in supporting our entire Volleyball program here at Burnaby South in the role as Varsity player, coach and referee. Anthony partipcated in our Senior Boys team, who worked to qualify for the B.C. Provincial Championship tournament after an 18-year hiatus. Anthony also coached our Grade 8 Boys Volleyball team, who had a competitive year. As an official, Anthony was quick to gain the respect of the players and coaches and has helped support Burnaby South in being a leader in grooming young officials for the game of Volleyball.
Joanne Lee & Laini Glover
Outstanding Grade 11 Female - Sue Mathie Award
Laini has provided an immense impact on our Athletics' program as she is now a four-time winner of the Athletic award, winning it in her Grade 8, 9, 10 and now in Grade 11 academic year. She participated on our Senior Girls Volleyball, Junior Girls Basketball and Netball teams this year. She was the team captain on our Basketball team and always had a smile on her face during competition.
Joanne was a leader on our Badminton and Swim team while also playing on our Senior Girls Volleyball team this year. Her year was highlighted by leading our Senior Badminton team back to the B.C. Provincial Championships, after several years on missing the event. Joanne is a nurturing and compassionate person who has become the perfect leader for our teams.
Outstanding Grade 10 Male - Dave Milne Award
Conlin was an active member on our Varsity teams as he played Junior Boys Soccer, Swim Team, Junior Boys Basketball and Senior Ultimate. His year was highlighted by playing a major role in our Junior Boys Basketball team winning the B.C. Provincial Junior Championships at the Langley Events Centre in March. Conlin is an intense competitor who displays respect and humility both on and off the playing field. We are proud to have Conlin win Dave Milne Award to continue on the legacy of the great Mr. Milne with his determination, respect for the game, his teammates, his players and the opposition.
Outstanding Grade 10 Female Athlete
Kimi was an instrumental leader and captain on our Junior Girls Volleyball and Soccer teams this year. She has utilized her experience playing club lacrosse, volleyball and soccer to bring a determined work ethic and sportsmanship to our Junior Varsity teams. Kimi has also played a big part in our Athletics Program, being a reliable and hard working member of our RAC team, helping host basketball games and tournaments and officiate volleyball games.
Outstanding Grade 9 Male Athlete
Jimmy was a 4-sport star participating on our Cross Country, Junior Boys Soccer, Junior Boys Basketball, Grade 9 Boys Volleyball. His work ethic and dedication to his Varsity teams set a new precedent for his teammates to follow. Jimmy's determination was on full display as he played an integral role in propelling our Junior Boys Basketball team to the 2019 B.C. Provincial Championship title, winning in convincing fashion while playing with sportsmanship and respect; gaining the attention of the competition and spectators.
Outstanding Grade 9 Female Athlete
Emma has followed in the footsteps of our senior and alumni RAC members in becoming an influential member of our Athletics' council team. She is always available to help fill a game-support role and has been quick to lead others when asked. Emma has taken these leadership skills to the Varsity arena, leading our Grade 9 Girls Volleyball and Junior Girls Soccer teams, where she was the team captain and often our go-to player during competition.
Jesse Chongo, Charley Kutak, Savic Vellios
Outstanding Grade 8 Male Athletes
These three young men made a huge first impression amongst our Athletics Program. Jesse (Junior Boys Soccer, Grade 8 Basketball, Grade 8 Volleyball), Charley (Grade 8 Basketball, Ball Hockey, Grade 8 Volleyball), Savic (Grade 8 Soccer, Grade 8 Volleyball) were all heavily involved on our teams in their high school debut year. All provided our teams with strong athletic ability mixed with positivity, sportsmanship and respect. All three gained a new-found respect for our athletics' culture and will take steps to build their leadership capacity next year, becoming team managers and coaches.
Outstanding Grade 8 Female Athlete
This soft spoken student-athlete let her play speak for herself. Reanna was a star performer on our Grade 8 Girls Volleyball, Basketball and Track teams this year. She competed with vigor while doing so with a huge smile, love for sport, her teammates and coaches. Reanna has been inspirational for our program; who has reminded us that not all players need to be vocal during play to have an impact. We're excited to see the continued growth for her Grade 9 year and beyond.