About Last Year: 2018 in review

About Last Year: 2018 in review

National bronze and Ontario silver for men's soccer

The men's soccer team opened 2018 in something of a drought. Following the completion of the best stretch in team history - between 2010 and 2014 they won: their first national championship (2014); a pair of OCAA indoor gold medals (2010 and 2013); and 10 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze) out of 11 competitions - it had been three years since they were on the podium. That ignominous run came to an end, however, with the fourth national medal (bronze) in team history, along with a 7th OCAA runner-up finish.

OCAA bronze for men's basketball, cross country

For just the third time in team history - and the first under the guidance of head coach Jim Flack - the men's basketball team claimed OCAA bronze in March. Since they had last claimed third in the province in 1987, the squad has won 10 titles and been in the championship game on seven other occassions. Meanwhile, for a second straight season, the men's cross country team claimed Ontario bronze and went on to a program-best fourth place result at nationals.

5 major award winners

Zoe Derkach became just the second women's soccer player and the 36th Bruin to be named an All-Canadian. Meanwhile, men's volleyball player Chris Adams became the first Bruin to be named an Academic All-Canadian in back-to-back years. Kendra Challis (women's soccer) joined him in earning the award reserved for those that receive All-Star recognition in addition to holding an honours GPA. Men's soccer head coach Andrew Seuradge was named OCAA Coach of the Year for the first time, while a pair of freshman - women's basketball player Brianna Stewart and men's soccer player Cyrus Rollocks - were named OCAA Rookies of the Year.

24 All-Stars

Combining regular season success with post-season production, 24 Bruins were received All-Star recognition in 2018. The men's soccer team led the way, with three regular season all-stars, two OCAA Championship nods, and a CCAA Championship award.

Men's Basketball
Nick Campbell (league), Jemol Edwards (OCAA Championship)

Women's basketball
Brianna Stewart (league)

Cross Country
Cole Bond, Olivia Sidock (All-Ontario)

Men's Rugby

Michael Galipo, Justin Tota, Tristian Hylton-Hastings, Adam Yhip (league)

Women's Rugby

Kirsten Archer, Taylor Jordan (league)

Men's Soccer

Chester Ashby, Cyrus Rollocks (league), Manny Morgado (league and OCAA Championship), Rahim Thorpe (OCAA Championship), Anthony Wright (CCAA Championship)

Women's Soccer

Zoe Derkach, Melanie Jubenville, Savanna Wood (league), Marianna DeFina (OCAA Indoor Championship)

Men's Volleyball

Chris Adams, Liam Butchereit (league)

Women's Volleyball

Taylor Ley (league)

17 National Scholars

To receive the recognition as a a national scholar, a student athlete must achieve honours standing at their institution in the current academic year. Women's soccer and cross country led the way, each with four recipients, while men's and women's volleyball each had three.

39 Graduates

Between summer and fall convocation, 39 Bruins walked across the stage as Sheridan graduates. All 10 varsity teams were represented, led by women's rugby with 10. In total, 11 degrees were handed out to Bruin student athletes.