OAKVILLE, Ont. - The Sheridan Athletics and Recreation department announced today the 2018 Sheridan Bruins Hall of Fame induction class, featuring builder Wayne Fish, along with athletes Alan Cameron (men's basketball, 1979-81), Christian McCann (men's soccer, 1989-93), and Michael Alleyne (men's basketball, 1994-96, 1998-99).
"This will be a very emotional Hall of Fame Induction ceremony for our Bruin family," athletic director Jim Flack said. "While we are excited to enshrine these four individuals, it will be with extremely heavy hearts after the recent passing of our friends Wayne and Al."
All four individuals will be inducted in a ceremony at the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville on Saturday, Sept. 29 during Sheridan Homecoming.
Wayne Fish, Builder, 2003-2018
Wayne joined the Sheridan Athletic Department in 2003 as the lead varsity coordinator and his impact was immediately felt. He engineered the return of women's basketball to the varsity level and was the point-person for a team that would go on to win three consecutive OCAA Championships. In 2009, they became the first OCAA women's basketball program to reach a national championship game.
He chaired many championship events at Sheridan, including women's OCAA basketball; men's and women's OCAA soccer; men's OCAA volleyball; the inaugural OCAA women's rugby 7's championship; and the CCAA men's soccer national championship tournament in 2014, where the Double Blue brought home the Gold. Most recently, while he battled the illness to which he eventually succumbed, Wayne coordinated the men's rugby program that won its first ever OCAA title. Wayne also carved out time to contribute at the provincial association level, spending considerable time both as the Vice President - Programs and as a convenor for OCAA Volleyball. Wayne passed away on Feb. 8.
Alan Cameron, Athlete - Men's Basketball, 1979-81
Cameron was a key member in establishing the foundation of what the men's basketball program has become today. He began at Sheridan in the fall of 1979, finishing 11th in league scoring after averaging 17.1 points per game. Despite the transition to newly appointed head coach Wayne Allison during the 1980-81 campaign, Cameron was a steady influence on the team and completed the season as an OCAA All-Star. He led the team in scoring, averaging a little more than 15 per contest, and was named the team's most valuable player. For his career, Cameron scored 542 points and ranks with the eighth-highest per game average (16.4) of all players with at least 500 points. He graduated from the Law and Security Administration program and went on to serve for 37 years as a dedicated member of the Toronto Police Service. Al passed away on May 17.
Christian McCann, Athlete - Men's Soccer, 1989-93
During one of the best stretches in Sheridan men's soccer history, McCann was a standout, claiming both team and individual accolades. He was part of two OCAA Championship teams (1990 and 1992), both of whom went on to capture CCAA medals - a silver in 1990 and a bronze in 1992 - and also claimed three OCAA indoor bronze medals. He was an OCAA All-Star during the 1991 season, as well as the team's MVP. In total, he racked up 16 goals during his four years in Double Blue and is a graduate of the General Arts and Science program. McCann has been an assistant coach with the Sheridan women's soccer team since 2015.
Michael Alleyne, Athlete - Men's Basketball, 1994-99
A tremendous rebounder and efficient scorer, Alleyne averaged 9.7 rebounds and 9.5 points per game, while shooting a tidy .533 from the floor during his career. He was at his best during the 1999 post-season, earning tournament All-Star nods at both the OCAA and CCAA Championships, as Sheridan won provincial Gold and national Bronze. During the Ontario final, Alleyne put on one of the greatest clutch free throw shooting performances in Sheridan history, connecting on 9-10 attempts (including all eight in a pressure-packed second half), as Sheridan edged-out Humber 77-76. He is a graduate of the Computer Foundations and Systems Analyst programs.