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Seniors Night Hall of Fame Class of 2013 JAMEEL WILLIAMSON Ryerson RUINT MVP Sheridan Bruins MVP Athlete of the Year! Men’s Basketball MVP OCAA 1st Team All Star OCAA Athlete of the Week
Lady Soccer Team Win Bronze Cultural Exchange Chinese National U18 Basketball Team
Badminton • Basketball • Cricket • Dodgeball • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Volleyball Pg.
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Pg. 7 Home Opener
Athletics and Recreation Department
This year was the year of many new things, after 45 years the COLTS finally have a home soccer field to call their own. Have a look inside at our first ever HOME OPENER on campus for soccer.
Pg. 20 Athletes of the Week After a number of years drought Centennial had a few athletes named as OCAA Athlete of the Week. Athletes included EJ Powell, Mariam El-Masri, Jameel Williamson, and Tammara James-Francis.
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Win Bronze! The Lady COLTS bring home a Bronze medal in outdoor soccer. First time in 8 years.
Presidentâ€™s Message ................................................................................. 3 Athletic Managerâ€™s Message .....................................................................4 Staff ......................................................................................................... 5 Coaches ................................................................................................... 6 Academic Athletic Awards .........................................................................7 Facilities ................................................................................................... 8 Home Opener ........................................................................................... 9 Women's Soccer Bronze Medalists ..........................................................10 Cultural Exchange ...................................................................................11 Varsity Sports ................................................................................... 12 - 21 Seniors Night ..........................................................................................22 OCAA Athletes of the Week ..................................................................... 23 OCAA All Stars ................................................................................. 24 - 26 Extramural Sports ............................................................................ 27 - 30 Invitationals ........................................................................................... 31 Community College................................................................................. 32 School of Advancement............................................................ 33 School of Business.................................................................... 34 School of Communications and Media Design...........................35 School of Community and Health Studies..................................36 School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences ........... 37 School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture.................................38 School of Transportation...........................................................39 OCAA All Academic Awards.....................................................................40 Hall of Fame............................................................................................41 COLTS Awards....................................................................................42-43
Introduction Welcome to Centennial College
Message from Ann Buller President and CEO, CENTENNIAL COLLEGE On behalf of our Board of Governors and the Centennial College community, I extend heartfelt congratulations to our intercollegiate athletes on a job well done. Both our players and athletics' teams have celebrated many successes over the past year. Our Women’s Soccer team won the Bronze Medal awarded by the Ontario College’s Athletics Association (OCAA).The underdog COLTS defeated the top ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th place teams along the way only to be defeated by the eventual three time provincial champions. This group's work ethic was exemplary having three female athletes recognized by the OCAA and their coach selected as the OCAA Women's Coach of the Year, and Canadian National candidate. The Men’s Varsity Soccer Team had four players recognized by the OCAA, and the team was named as Centennial’s AllAcademic Team of the Year with a 3.39 average GPA. The team’s Head Coach was named as the OCAA East Division Coach of the Year. Two student athletes one from Men's Basketball, and one from Women's Soccer, both exceeded the 4.0 Centennial Honours Academic benchmark receiving the OCAA AllAcademic Award. At Centennial, we deﬁne success in many ways, including by our ability to help students develop their leadership competencies and maximize their potential. Those who have embraced and donned the Centennial green have helped to build our brand and raise the awareness that Centennial College is one of the best places in Canada to learn, study, teach and work. Our Intercollegiate Athletics continues to grow with new offerings and I am pleased to see how our athletes continually demonstrate their Centennial pride. Their conduct on the court or on the ﬁeld, in the classroom and in the community, continues to be exemplary. Centennial remains committed to making a difference in the community and beyond by giving our students the opportunity to learn the values of global citizenship, inclusion, and leadership. Equipped with these competencies, our students will have the critical thinking skills that they need to take the lessons they learned onto the ﬁeld of play and into their ﬁeld of study and beyond.
In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?
Quote: Jesse Owens
Message From The Athletics & Recreation Manager
Manager Athletics and Recreation Steve McLaughlin Centennial College is located in the heart of Scarborough and has 4 unique Campuses that offer a full slate of 2&3 year diplomas plus an expanding number of degree opportunities and post graduate courses. The Athletics and Recreation Department is pleased to present to you our “COLTS in Action” year in review. Although this publication focuses on our intercollegiate sports, we offer a range of intramural, extramural, wellness, recreational and ﬁtness initiatives. The Centennial College varsity program is in the midst of a major transformation. The construction of the AWC (Athletic and Wellness Centre) in 2009 has paved the way to add new teams and host major sporting events. The Centennial soccer and basketball teams consistently challenge for provincial championship appearances and our badminton, golf and cross country teams continue to grow. We are now preparing for the launch of men's and women's volleyball with Olympic Beach Volleyball bronze medalist John Child coordinating the program. We are also developing men's hockey and cricket. Student athletes that participate on an OCAA (Ontario Colleges Athletic Association) Centennial team receive a player kit which includes; track suit, sport bag, and COLT shirt. Teams travel on the ofﬁcial COLTS bus and receive a meal subsidy. Players are also supported with pre and post-game Athletic Therapy services and rehabilitation treatment provided in the AWC Treatment Room. The success of our student athletes is equally important on and off the ﬁeld of play. Our SAAS (Student Athlete Academic Success) program is designed to identify and support student athlete academic concerns should they occur. The Athletics and Recreation Department also recognizes the signiﬁcant commitment student athletes and offers a minimum $1000 Academic Athletic award to those that participate on an OCAA team and maintain 2.5 GPA or better. Exceptional student athletes are eligible to receive a maximum of $2500 per year. A tradition of academic and athletic excellence is at the core of the Athletics and Recreation Department. We would not enjoy our team successes without the dedication of our students, staff, faculty, and Student Association. I hope you enjoy this publication and would be happy to answer any questions. Steve McLaughlin firstname.lastname@example.org
Centennial College Athletics and Recreation â€˘ Office Staff
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Manager 2313 Varsity Coordinator 2314 Sports Info OfďŹ cer 3548 Wellness Coordinator Athletic Therapist 2316 Student Therapist 3500 (Placement Student) Jordan Robinson Campus Rec. 2315 (Progress) & Extramurals Ashley Stevens Campus Rec. 7231 (Ashtonbee) Kareem Rodney Campus Rec. 8021 (Morningside) Brett Vandercamp Campus Rec. 8668 (Placement Student)
AWC Room 104G AWC Room 104E AWC Room 104F AWC Room 104C AWC Room 107B AWC Room 107A
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Centennial College Athletics and Recreation â€˘ 2012-2013 Team Coaches
Back: James Mcnabb, Francesco Carriero, Francesco Malfatino, Chris Francis, Carol Stephenson, Rick Leung, Stephen Wong, Jay Patel, Diarmuid O'Connor, Ashley Fernie, Jim Barclay, Front: Ashley Stevens, Kirk Salesman, Ken Wade, Julian Carr, Kieran Kennedy
Stephen Wong Mike Lao Sean Squires Jim Barclay Kirk Salesman Nkosi Adams Carol Stephenson Francesco Malfatino Chris Francis Chris Smalling Julian Carr Tommy Bianchi Paul Martin Francesco Carriero Sanford Carabin Diarmuid O'Connor Ashley Fernie Ashley Stevens Maria Tayag James McNabb John Child
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Badminton Badminton Cross Country (M) Basketball (M) Basketball (M) Basketball (W) Basketball (W) Basketball (W) Basketball Basketball (M) Soccer (M) Soccer (M) Soccer (M) Soccer (M) Soccer (W) Soccer (W) Soccer (W) Soccer (W) Soccer Golf Volleyball
Kareem Rodney Head Coach Chris Stewart Assistant Coach Terence Nelson Assistant Coach Lorne Hilts Head Coach Paul Martin Head Coach Francesco Carriero Assistant Coach Eric Nelson Assistant Coach Maria Tayag Assistant Coach Antonia Katarina Assistant Coach Kieran Kennedy Head Coach Jay Patel Head Coach Nina Bui Head Coach
Sport EX (M) Basketball EX (M) Basketball EX (M) Basketball EX (CoEd) Volleyball EX (CoEd) Soccer EX (CoEd) Soccer EX (CoEd) Soccer EX (CoEd) Soccer EX (CoEd) Soccer (M) Hockey (M)Cricket (W) Rugby
Academic Athletic Awards Acknowledging Academic and Athletic Excellence
Centennial College has a ﬁnancial award program that acknowledges student athlete excellence in the classroom and in the ﬁeld of play. The program is funded through a combination of private sector, foundation ofﬁce, student fees and Alumni Association donations.
Objective: To ﬁnancially assist full time student athletes enrolled at Centennial College who has demonstrated a combination of academic achievement, outstanding athletic ability, and leadership qualities as a participant on an OCAA Varsity team.
Value and Payment: Beginning in the 2013/14 season, student athletes on the “active roster” of a Centennial College OCAA sanctioned intercollegiate team are eligible to receive a minimum $1000 Academic Athletic award subject to a 2.5 GPA. (NOTE: One semester OCAA sports are eligible to receive 50% of the available funds.) Cheques are dispersed in two equal installments in December and April following conﬁrmation of academic standing. A ﬁnancial award in excess of $1000 (maximum $2500) will be offered to those student athletes that have demonstrated a combination of exceptional athletic ability, leadership qualities and academic excellence. Head Coaches will submit the list of players to receive additional funding to the Athletics and Recreation Department for consideration and processing. Foundation Ofﬁce Awards A number of $1000 Academic/Athletic Awards are available to student athletes as the result of donations from retired Centennial employees, Alumni Ofﬁce and the private sector. The Athletics and Recreation Department will consult with Head Coaches to target student athletes with a ﬁnancial need. The identiﬁed student athletes will be required to complete a formal application and provide documentation conﬁrming a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Up To $2,500. Awarded! Pg. 7
Facilities Four Campuses
State-of-the-art Facilities Progress Campus
Students can discover our gym and fitness facilities, all of which are absolutely free of charge to students. Get access to great equipment and services all while staying fit and healthy.
The Morningside Campus has a renovated student and staff Exercise Room that features new fitness workout equipment, an aerobics floor, and scheduled times for Table Tennis and more.
The new Athletics and Wellness Centre (AWC) is a Centennial College Student Association Inc. initiative that began in February 2007 after students voted in favour of constructing the building. The AWC is a state-of-the-art facility with a new gymnasium (approximately 65,000 square feet), squash courts, an 80 metre indoor track, a climbing wall, a Wellness Treatment Centre, a cardiofitness area, locker rooms and two aerobic studios.
Ashtonbee Campus Ashtonbee Fitness Centre has a brand new gym built in 2013. The facility includes a Yoga room, Exercise Room, Women's and Menâ€™s Change rooms, Weight Room Area and projector for presentations.
Story Arts Centre Campus The Story Arts Centre is located in East York, Toronto. It has a small workout and activity centre new for 2014. Students of the Story Arts Centre may also sign-up for and use the services of Frog's Gym.
Centennial Officially Opens New Soccer Field and A&R Office
New Home Soccer Field 45 years in the making The Athletics & Recreation Department of Centennial College announced the official opening of their new offices and soccer pitch located at progress campus. The open house, featured ... New •Athletics & Recreation Offices •Study Hall /Wellness Lab •Staff Hires •COLT Team Uniforms •Official Soccer Pitch Opening @ Progress Campus •Home game Lady COLTS Soccer vs Durham College •Home game COLTS Men’s Soccer vs Durham College
For the 2012/2013 Season the Centennial COLTS created new customized uniforms. the new kits were introduced at he home opener against Durham College on October 3rd, 2012.
Uniform Details: Home: White & Green Away: Double Green & White 3rd Uniform: Olive Green/Green 4th Uniform: Black/Green & White
Womenâ€™s Soccer Win Bronze at Provincials in Ottawa
The Lady COLTS Soccer Team, earned their first Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women's soccer medal since 2000! Our hard-working team won the bronze medal match on penalty kicks against Algonquin College on Saturday October 27th. In the bronze medal game Centennial drew first blood with a goal by Nicole Campbell in the 16th minute, forcing Algonquin to play catch-up. It took until the 76th minute for the Thunder to tie up the game with a corresponding goal. The remainder of regulation play plus and additional 30 minutes of overtime solved nothing. The teams had to settle the outcome on penalty kicks. Centennial goalkeeper Maryem Serradilla-Sonmez came up big with three great saves. After the Colts failed on two occasions to seal the win, the seventh kicker Colleen Johnston converted the game-winner as Centennial outlasted Algonquin 4-3 on penalty kicks, resulting in a 2-1 victory.
The Winning Shot!
Bronze Medal Pg. 10
The Winning Save!
Centennials’ Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Against The Chinese National U18 Basketball Team
RUNIT TOURNAMENT The Centennial COLTS Men’s Basketball team faced off against the Chinese National U18 Men’s Basketball Team in the Ryerson Rams RUNIT International Torunament. The teams exchanged handshakes and gifts at the beginning of the game. It was a fast packed back and forth affair. Ultimately the Chinese gained the upper hand defeating the COLTS and running away with the win in the latter part of the game.
STATS Guelph 85 vs. Centennial 74 Centennial 71 vs. China U19 84 Centennial 96 vs. UPEI 91 - in OT Tournament All-Star Centennial - Jameel Williamson
Varsity Sports Womenâ€™s Soccer - Outdoor
It was quite the Cinderella story for the Lady Colts soccer team, not having qualified for the OCAA post-season since 2004. the team finished the season with a record of 3-4-1 placing 5th in the division. They needed two big wins on the road against La Cite and also top seeded team Sheridan to advance to the Championship Final. Centennial battled hard and came up on the winning side in both games 1-0, with Goals from OCAA All Star Mariam El-Masri.
In the Championship Finals they came up short in a 3-0 semifinal loss to Humber that placed them into the bronze medal game. The game was tied 0-0 until the 79th minute when Humber finally broke the stalemate. The team then bounced back to take revenge on Algonquin who had beaten them earlier in the season. The COLTS won the game in Pkâ€™s to take the Bronze Medal. Arin King, was named a tournament All-Star. Congratulations once again to the Lady COLTS!
Varsity Sports Women’s Soccer - Indoor
The Ladies were looking to follow up with similar success as to the outdoor season. Their hopes were set high after being semi-ﬁnalisst in our own centennial tournament and then becoming runners-up in the George Brown Indoor Invitational. At Regionals the ladies went undefeated defeating Algoma 4-0, drawing against rivals Seneca 0-0 and dispensing with Fleming 3-1. The ladies were poised to repeat their performance but were hampered due to the unavailability of a number of key players and were caught short on bodies for he Provincial Finals. The ladies fought gallantly but were unable to stop Humber losing to them once again as in the outdoor provincials by a score of 2-0. The lady COLTS then faced Conestoga where fatigue was a factor losing 4-0. For the last contest of the day, they were not to be outdone mustering up a win against Georgian 2-1 to ﬁnish the season on a strong note.
Varsity Sports Men’s Soccer - Outdoor
The Mens Soccer Team found the success in the program that they had been looking for over the past 8 seasons. The team fought hard this season only to end in a heartbreaking ﬁrst round loss to Fleming in the play-offs. The season has not only set a standard for years to come, but has set a statement throughout the OCAA, that Centennial Colts have come here to stay. The Centennial Colts ﬁnished 5-2-1 scoring 18 goals and allowing only 6 goals against the second least in the OCAA. The team ended the season in third place in the OCAA East. New recruits ﬁt in well with the returning seniors who have been a part of the program for a couple of years. There seemed to be a bond that had not been here before in years past. Going into next season there will be big shoes to ﬁll to continue the success. The COLTS had 4 players recognized by the OCAA, they were Thomas Critelli (East Defender of the Year & OCAA All Star), Ali Ahmed (OCAA All Star), EJ Powell (East Scoring Champion), and Mark Tarazhi (East Rookie of the Year). Aside from players being recognized, Head Coach, Julian Carr was also named as the OCAA East Division Coach of the Year. Although the season was cut short there were many positives that were taken from the experience to be built upon and carried over for the new prospects coming in. The bar has been set, so it must be met or exceeded.
Varsity Sports Men’s Soccer - Indoor
The Mens Indoor Soccer Team stated their indoor campaign on a positive note making the ﬁnals of their own Centennial Annual Invitational Indoor tournament before losing to Sheridan 4-2. along the way the team defeated a very talented Centennial Alumni side in Pk’s to advance to the ﬁnal. The team had shown that it had come of age. The COLTS Men's Soccer Team advanced to the Provincials for the ﬁrst time in 8 years. The COLTS went undefeated at the OCAA East Indoor Soccer Regionals beating Durham 4-1 in the opener. Then the team tied National Champs Humber 2-2, and ﬁnished the day beating ST Lawrence 7-0. The team placed second in the group to Humber on goal difference scoring 1 less goal. At Provincials the team struggled to ﬁnd the net losing 1-0 to Fanshawe and 1-0 to Fleming, a team they beat 5-0 previously in the indoor season. In the last game of the Provincial round robin the team caught ﬁre beating Sheridan 7-1 and taking revenge for the previous loss. However it was a case of too little, too late, as the indoor season came to an end.
Varsity Sports Men’s Basketball
The men’s basketball was looking to best the success of their previous season having made the medal round with a record of 18-2. This season started just as fast and furious with the team going ﬁve games before they recorded their ﬁrst loss. From then on the team continued to play successful basketball but lacked consistency in the tail end of the season. The team ﬁnished 15-5 and placed 4th in the division. They were now required to host a play-off game against Niagara. The team dispensed with Niagara as they were looking forward to the Provincial Championships. In the Provincials the team never found their rhythm having to face The Sheridan Bruins the number three ranked team in Canada. the bruins dispensed the Centennial Colts and went on to Nationals. The Bruins were tested early, but pulled away from the Colts in the second quarter en route to a 73-59 victory. Stern and Williamson paced the Colts with seventeen points each along with sixteen from Jarrett. Terence Nelson added ten rebounds. The Centennial Colts season came to an end after losing the next day to the George Brown Huskies 76-56. The Colts were led by Tristan Stern who had eighteen points and six rebounds. Stern was the player of the game for both games for the COLTS.
Varsity Sports Women’s Basketball
The women’s basketball program was looking to grow and improve this year in their third year of OCAA competition, as the team had a lengthy absence from play. Growing pains continued with the new program as the team failed to make play-offs this year. On he bright side the ladies battled hard all season to ﬁnish in sixth spot with a record of .500, 9W & 9L. Normally this would have been good enough for a play-off berth, however, Humber was guaranteed the spot as host of the Provincial tournament. Bright spots along the way of the season included defeating cross-town rivals Seneca 52-46 and George Brown 62-60. Tamara Francis-James garnered and Athlete of the week and was also named to the All-Star Rookie Team. The ladies are looking to continue to grow for the 2013-2014 season, with hopes of making post-season play. Training has already begun!
Varsity Sports Cross Country
The COLTS have added Cross Country Running to their sports lineup for 2013. Coach Sean Squires, the Manager with the Centre for Academic Quality at Centennial for the past 3 years at Centennial. Squires is a Marathon Runner and Coach who has run several international marathons including Boston, New York and Prague and Chicago. Sean has an extensive background in coaching, ofciating and playing sports at both the competitive and recreational level. His emphasis is on Team Commitment and Positive Experiences for the athletes. His motto “Runners are made - not born!” will serve the new team in developing a few runners for the upcoming season and for years to come. Also giving a helping hand is Athletic Manager Steve McLaughlin. Steve is an avid sportsman and runner. He can be found any day and everyday doing 10K at lunch time running out the back of the school or across the neighbourhood. This years teams will feature 12 runners of which Saed Grifth is expected to carry the torch for the Centennial’s Men’s Team. On the women’s side Erin Maitland and also Jillian Doll, a double sport athlete who is also part of the Women’s Varsity Soccer Team are the COLTS contenders. The cross country team had a good showing this year in it’s debut outing and plans to improve in 2014. Centennial returned after a 27 year absences last participating in 1985-86. The new team is primed to return to the fold.
Varsity Sports Badminton
Varsity Badminton has had a long and successful history at Centennial, including nine Ontario Gold Medals and several Canadian medals. Centennial Badminton continued to chase that tradition and were ﬁnalists in the Georgian Open Team Tournament placing 2nd overall in the round robin. The team of Nualan and Yi Feng went to the Quarters of the Fanshawe tournament. For 2013 the team had ﬁve members participate in the provincials, which was held at Centennial College’s own, AWC. Maria Shupilina went 5-1 in women's singles play, placing third in Regionals. The Centennial men's doubles team of Kevin Ronkiewicz and Kevin Guan and women's doubles duo of Sarah Nualan and Jia Yi Feng also advanced to the OCAA championship, placing second at regionals. At Provincials, only Nualan & Yi Feng were in medal contention , however, the team was unsuccessful. Both players are eligible to return next season.
Varsity Sports Golf
The COTLS rejoined the world of Golf in 2012. Centennial has proven excellence in the past having won an OCAA GOLD three times in the 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1990-1991 seasons. Individually, Ted Holland captured OCAA Gold in 1971 and Jean Paul Beddard captured Bronze in 1990. New Head Coach James McNabb headed up the team for this years season. The team competed in a couple of tournaments before Provincials; Forest City National (Fanshawe College), Hunters Point (Niagara college). the season culminated in the OCAA provincial tournament event at St Clair College. the team did well however failed to capture any hardware. We look forward to next season on the green.
Varsity Sports Volleyball
Former Olympian and Centennial College alumnus John Child has been named as the coordinator of the college’s newly restored men’s and women’s volleyball programs. It’s a ﬁtting homecoming for Child, who played varsity volleyball at Centennial’s DEL Gym while studying business administration, honing his skills for what would become his Olympic victory just ﬁve years after graduating in 1991. Under the direction of varsity coach Janus Packoski, Child would learn the techniques and discipline of a winning team member. The Centennial Colts volleyball team beat out 29 other colleges to win the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Championships in 1988. During his formative college years, Child would distinguish himself by winning Centennial’s Male Athlete of the Year award twice. After graduation, Child traded his gym gear for business attire and put his 4.0 GPA to good use managing his father’s car rental business. Despite the long hours at work and his dedication to raising a young family, Child couldn’t shake his interest in volleyball. He would become an eight-time Canadian National champion and three-time Olympian in beach volleyball, capping his sports career with a bronze medal win at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, along with team mate Mark Heese. The winning duo would go on to grace boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Pops cereal – an awe-inspiring honour for Canadian Olympians! In addition to 15 years of professional beach volleyball, John has played indoor volleyball for many years. Child transitioned from being a celebrated player to an outstanding coach who has garnered experience mentoring everyone from young beginners to aspiring Olympians. Child was the head coach of the Havergal College volleyball program, and more recently established a new volleyball club in Leaside, which he oversees as technical director. This fall, he returns to Centennial to coach a fresh squad of college players. “It’s a great honour to have John return to his alma mater and continue to mentor the next generation of student-athlete volleyball players,” says Steve McLaughlin, Centennial’s Manager of Athletics. “Having a former Olympian of John’s stature head up our new volleyball program is exciting for everyone involved. John is an exceptional and inspirational athlete who enjoyed a legendary playing career at Centennial. Most recently, John was named to Centennials’ inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame in April.” “I am pleased to join the team at Centennial and bring my expertise to the Athletics Department to coordinate and lead this new initiative,” says Child. “I look forward to building and developing a program that will bring back volleyball to Centennial.” After a 20-year absence, Centennial will begin club play this year in preparation for rejoining the OCAA in 2014-2015. Child will name his complete coaching staff in the near future.
Seniors Night Graduating Seniors Are Honoured
Kamoy Francis Women's Basketball
Liban Hassan Men's Basketball
Kadeja Hughes Women's Basketball
Deryl Balzon Men's Soccer
EJ Powell Men's Soccer
Kevin Ronkiewicz Badminton
Riley Pattison Women's Soccer
Terence Nelson Men's Basketball
Staci-Ann Chung Women's Soccer
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Women’s and Men’s Basketball
OCAA East Division First Team All-Star
OCAA East Division Second Team All-Star
OCAA East Division All Rookie Team
OCAA East Division All Rookie Team
OCAA East Divisoin Coach of the Year CCAA Candidate Coach
OCAA East Division Defensive Player of the Year & League All-Star
OCAA East Division League All-Star
OCAA Championship Final Tournament All-Star
East Division Coach of the Year
OCAA East Division Defensive Player of the Year & League All-Star
OCAA East Division Scoring Champion
OCAA East Division Rookie of the Year
Ali Amhed - East Division League All-Star
Extramural Sports Volleyball â€˘ Dodgeball â€˘ Jr. Varsity Basketball
The Ontario Colleges Committee on Campus Recreation (OCCCR) is recognized as the governing body for campus recreation activities within Ontario's colleges. The development, implementation and promotion of quality programs and services allows us to enhance students' educational experience through their participation in the recreational sport and wellness activities. The extramural sports offered at Centennial are Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Hockey, and Volleyball give students the opportunity to participate in a more competitive level than intramurals. Each sport is organized in a day tournament format and the number of tournaments varies between each extramural sport. tournaments and were able to secure a place in the OCCCR's Final Four Challenge Cup Series.
Volleyball The Co-ed extramural volleyball team practiced weekly and competed in 4 tournaments throughout the year, 3 indoor and 1 indoor beach. A second team was added halfway through the year and both teams competed well against some of the top extramural volleyball teams in the GTA. Centennial hosted its first tournament since the addition of the Athletic & Wellness Centre and saw the Colts concede a hard fought battle to Humber Lakeshore in the semi-finals.
Dodgeball This was the first year an extramural dodgeball team represented Centennial College competing in three tournaments at George Brown, Humber Lakeshore and Redeemer University. Led by team captain Jason Matheson, the Colts were able to dodge, duck and dive their way through each tournament. Overall, it was a successful start to a fun and competitive program.
Extramural Basketball Also known as the JV Basketball team allowed players an opportunity to compete against many other extramural teams in the Toronto area. The team competed in 4 tournaments and were able to secure a place in the OCCCR's Final Four Challenge Cup Series. The team placed third overall capturing bronze in the Championship Tournament
Extramural Soccer Extramural soccer was recently introduced at Centennial. There has been an influx of players at the school over he past few years. We have added this sport in order to satisfy the interest of students by adding another sports team to our lineup. The amount of talented players that were unable to play for the Varsity team gives us hope that our extramural team will be very competitive.
Jr. Varsity Basketball Team Pg. 28
Extramural Sports Hockey
Ice hockey returned after a year hiatus, and introduced new players to the competitiveness and commitment necessary to be a successful team. The hockey team was able to practice weekly and competed in 5 tournaments from November to March. With a young roster of mostly first year students, the team looks forward to next year and building off the first year experience. Of note was the fact that a female was accepted into the ranks this year with the team. A highlight of the season was at the Humber Lakeshore Invitational where the Ice Hockey team defeated George Brown in a shootout in the opening round of the tournament. Extramural Hockey UTSC Tournament Lost 5-1 to Seneca Newnham, Lost 7-0 to Trent University, Lost 2-1 to UTSC Fleming Lindsay Tournament the team posted three losses. L, 4-1 Trent U, L, 8-0 Georgian Barrie, L, 7-1 UOIT.
Extramural Sports Cricket
The 3rd year since its inception as an extramural sport, allowed the cricket team to build off the previous experience. The team competed in 3 tournaments, one being hosted by Centennial, and captured first place in the Humber Invitational. This enabled the team to secure one of four spots in the Challenge Cup series. In the Challenge Cup the team failed to secure a medal. We look forward to a successful season next year.
Indoor Soccer, Cricket, Volleyball, & Badminton Tournaments Hosted By Centennial
Men’s Alumni Team
Women’s Alumni Team
Community College About CENTENNIAL
PURSUE YOUR PASSION LAUNCH YOUR CAREER Centennial College is Ontario's first community college, established in 1966. In many ways, we remain at the forefront. Our innovative programs give our students the knowledge and insight to pursue their passions and be leaders in their fields. Centennial graduates are ready to take on not just jobs, but careers. You will leave this college with the foundation to build success in the workplace and the community. We offer 250 full-time and part-time programs through eight schools: School of Advancement School of Business School of Communications, Media and Design School of Community and Health Studies School of Continuing Education School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture School of Transportation Our 18,000 full-time and 20,000 part-time learners enjoy a highly supportive learning environment. The schools feature exemplary teachers, and exciting alliances with industry and academic partners. Our comprehensive education leads to certificates, diplomas or applied degrees that are wellregarded in your field of study. Centennial credentials will serve you well as you embark on your career. We're also recognized as one of Canada's most diverse postsecondary institutions. Almost 100 ethno-cultural groups are represented and 80 languages are spoken on campus. We invite you to learn about how Centennial's stimulating programs and settings can meet your personal, academic and career goals.
Community College SCHOOL OF ADVANCEMENT Creat your own Path Who ever said there was one path to academic and career success? There are many ways to achieve your dreams and those routes start here. At the School of Advancement, we'll work closely with you to help you meet your goals now and to prepare you for the next steps in your learning journey. Whether you're looking to upgrade your academic requirements, gain some valuable tips on careers or are new to Canada and want to polish your English skills, we are here to help. The School of Advancement offers programs in: General Arts and Science English for Academic Purposes English Language Learning Inclusive Leadership This is a nurturing environment, where you can explore your interests, grow your knowledge in arts and science and build your communication, learning and study kills. It all helps you to make the transition to other college or university degree programs or to enter the “Here (at Centennial College), students are engaged by asking questions and even challenging the prof with alternative views. You may even hear an instructor say they learned something from their students.” - Siddhartha Jhala Business Management graduate (graduate certiﬁcate program)
Community College SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit The School of Business prides itself on turning students into professionals. Students enjoy a balance of academic study with optional co-op, internship and work placement programs. Like any successful business, we keep a close eye on industry trends. Every program in the school has an advisory board, with representatives from industry, business organizations, regulatory bodies, current students and alumni, faculty and other educational institutions. This input helps to shape our program direction, so that our curriculum stays current and dynamic. By giving students the most relevant and in-demand knowledge and skills, we generate graduates who are prepared for exciting career opportunities in any business setting. â€œHere (at Centennial College), students are engaged by asking questions and even challenging the prof with alternative views. You may even hear an instructor say they learned something from their students.â€? - Siddhartha Jhala Business Management graduate (graduate certiďŹ cate program)
champions in marketing
Community College SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA AND DESIGN A career with a creative Edge At the School of Communications, Media and Design we are much like you: creative thinkers. Our campus - the Story Arts Centre - lives up to its name. You'll find state-of-the-art production, broadcasting and digital facilities, where you can hone your skills and apply your imagination. Every program is designed to teach students to tell stories in new and innovative ways through a variety of platforms, from the art canvas, to musical instruments through to news releases and more. New programs in television and film production, dance, music, and theatre are on the way, along with a new exciting Bachelor of Public Relations Management. Students learn from instructors who are currently working in the field and who enrich the curriculum with the latest industry standards and practices. At this school, if you can think of it, you can create it "Centennial was a great place to connect with people in the industry. My teachers helped me get my ďŹ rst internship. They were always supportive of my enthusiasm, which is all you can really ask for in a programâ€? - Kris Reyes,
mastering the art
Community College SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH STUDIES Change the course of lives Do you envision a career that will change lives? Our School of Community and Health Studies can make that a reality, whether it's nursing a patient to good health, teaching a child to read, protecting the population from harm, or helping someone lead a better life. Our extensive laboratories and clinics give students hands-on experiences. Watch theory come to life, as you put your learning to practice with the guidance of industry-experienced instructors. With our simulated
"Centennial College offers great learning opportunities, in Toronto or internationally. I found the staff supportive and continuously looking for ways to enhance the student's learning experience.â€? - Carollyn San Jose, Bridging to University Nursing graduate
Practice makes Perfect
Community College SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCE Reimagining a better future We are in an era of dramatic change, where innovative technologies and approaches are driving the way we experience life. Among the professionals leading the way are graduates of (SETAS) - the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science. SETAS comprises four departments: Applied Biological and Environmental Sciences; Information and Communication Engineering Technology; Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology; and Math and Physics. We offer over 20 nationally-accredited engineering technician/technology programs, among the most in Ontario. Our programs take our students to the frontiers of advanced technology and entirely new career options. In fact, SETAS graduates are so well-trained that they're able to bypass the standard entry-level option and start immediately at intermediate-level positions.
"I migrated from Guyana to Canada in 2006, and have been granted numerous life-changing experiences and opportunities because I enrolled at Centennial College." -Vishal Singh Software Systems Design Degree graduate 2013
Community College SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND CULTURE Oh the places you ll GO! Do you enjoy the idea of travelling the world? Finding new restaurants? Experimenting in the kitchen? The excitement of new places and events? Why not turn your interests into a career? At the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture, we see learning as a discovery. Just as every journey begins with a step, we believe in exploring, experimenting, and letting your curiosity lead the way. Centennial prepares you for careers in any of five tourism-related sectors: Accommodation; Food and Beverage; Transportation; Travel Services; and Recreation and Entertainment. Our courses cover a full range of business practices in operations, marketing, human resources and finance, as applied to the entire hospitality and tourism field. You'll also gain work experience through a field placement, giving you a jump start as you embark on your career. "The Tourism Management - Culture and Heritage Tourism program was absolutely phenomenal. Courses like Sustainable Tourism, Tour Planning and Management as well as Cross Cultural Behaviour in Tourism enabled me to learn the insights of the tourism industry and its various segments of study." - Viraj Shah Tourism Management- Culture and Heritage Tourism graduate, 2012
Cooking School with an International flavour
Community College SCHOOL OF TRANSPORTATION Get your career in Motion Want a career that will definitely keep you moving? If so, the School of Transportation is a great choice. Our students train in one of Canada's largest transportation facilities. Industry professionals will lead you into hands-on experiences working on a variety of cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft and heavy-duty vehicles. The School of Transportation has longstanding partnerships with companies such as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Canadian Tire, Volvo, Freightliner, Honda and Air Canada. Our programs are supported and reviewed regularly by industry representatives. That support, combined with our skilled faculty and our state-of-the-art equipment, ensures students of highquality learning experiences- and exposure to exciting opportunities in the transportation field.
"These industry vets went out of their way to ensure we understood the material inside and out, and they would always stick around until we got it. They didn't just teach us- they inspired us, they challenged us, and they worked to mould us into quality technicians. I will be forever grateful to them for imparting their knowledge, and providing me with the skills to be successful in my career." - Mike Rice Heavy Duty Equipment Co-op Apprenticeship graduate
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- Siddhartha Jhala
All Academic Awards
Student-athletes who have met or exceeded a 4.0 GPA
Success triggers further success... Centennial College is one of 30 member institutions that comprise the OCAA (Ontario Colleges Athletic Association). The OCAA is the governing body for varsity athletics in the Ontario and although a considerable amount of energy is devoted to developing sport rules, player eligibility and league schedules, the philosophy states that "Intercollegiate athletics must be infused with values that are basic to a sound educational ... experience".
â€˘ Academic Excellence Each year the OCAA formally recognizes those full time student athletes that have not only participated on a varsity team; they have achieved an honours grade average. The following student athletes have met or exceeded the 4.0 Centennial Honours academic benchmark for the current year. I will read off the award recipients and ask that you come forward to receive your OCAA All-Academic Award: This years award is presented to Terence Nelson Men's Basketball, and Arin King Women's Soccer. Acquiring skills that transfer to Career and Life
Hall of Fame Class of 2013 - Inductees
Hall of Fame Class of 2013 On April 3rd, 2013 Centennial brought together on an auspicious group to honour the Hall of Fame Inductees of the Class of 2013. We are thankful to the inductees, the Centennial Athletes, our sponsors, supporters, coaches, friends, family, staff and institution members. We congratulate all of the inductees on their remarkable careers and the legacies that have been left behind for all of our athletic community to aspire to in the future. As we celebrate our the first ever Hall of Fame induction in our 46 year history, we acknowledge that this is long overdue. These inductees have set the bar very high at Centennial and leave a tough act to follow. As athletes, coaches and administrators, this group has risen to the top of their professions. They have all had a tremendous impact on the sporting world at our school, in our communities, in the province, our nation, and even on the international scene. Each Inductee received a custom made Centennial COLTS Hall of Fame award as a token of our appreciation and in recognition of their achievements.
Hall of Fame Award
BUILDER Pat Fyffe
BUILDER Chuck Gullickson
ATHLETE Cindy Horton
BUILDER Sharon Ikola
BUILDER Sue Brown
ATHLETE John Child
ATHLETE Wallace Coomasingh
BUILDER Coreen Flemming
COACH Helen Folker
ATHLETE Lesreen Thomas
COACH Jim Wolch
BUILDER Mary Zettel
ATHLETE Blair Rossen
BUILDER Carol Slipetz
ATHLETE Cynthia Quigley (Kane)
COLTS Awards 2013
MIP’s and MVP’s of Various Sports • Rookie of the Year • Academic Team of the Year
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Academic Team of the Year
3.39 GPA Mark Tarazhi
COLTS Awards 2013 Female and Male Athlete of the Year, Honourary COLT Award
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
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