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Nine Lancers honoured at WESPY Awards

Nine Windsor Lancers were honoured at the 16th annual WESPY Awards on Wednesday night at the Caboto Club in Windsor.
The WESPY Awards recognize outstanding local athletes for their success and contribution to their respective sports. The awards were based on the athletes’ accomplishments during the 2022 calendar year.
The Lancers swept the volleyball category as Dami Alalade captured the trophy on the men’s side, and Brooke Davis brought it home for the women. During the 2021-22 season, Alalade was OUA all-star for the second time in his career while finishing second in the OUA in blocks per set and third in hitting percentage. Davis was also named an OUA all-star for the second time and finished first overall in the OUA with 21 service aces, and fourth in service aces per set. She set up her teammates with over 300 assists to finish 5th in the OUA in that category.
The Lancers also swept the golf category as Vanessa Ardovini and Nicholas Tanovich were named the golf athletes of the year. Ardovini helped the Lancers to a bronze medal finish at the OUA championship, while Tanovich placed 8th overall to be named an OUA all-star.
Thomas Kennedy was named the male basketball athlete of the year, while Lancer track & field star Ben Tilson claimed the male Dennis Fairall track & field award.
On the ice, Kristen Swiatoschik was named the female Ed Jovanovski hockey player of the year for her standout play during the 2021-22 season, and former Lancer captain Ben Assad claimed the prestigious Mickey Renaud Captains Leadership Award.
Longtime Lancer men’s hockey equipment manager Jim Snively was also named the Knobby Knudsen Volunteer of the Year for his tremendous contributions to the community over the last forty years.

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