Hockey player Emmy Fecteau was named Female Athlete of the Year, while wrestler Alex Moore was the recipient of Male Athlete the Year honors at the annual Concordia Stingers awards gala attended by more than 350 people on March 31 at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall in Montreal.
A third-year forward from St. Odilon, Que., Fecteau was the leading scorer on the Stingers’ women’s hockey team with 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points in 23 regular season games. She ranked second in scoring in the RSEQ and sixth in U Sports.
She missed two games in January while in Lake Placid, N.Y. where she represented Canada in the 2023 FISU Winter Games. She was named Canada’s captain and she returned home with a gold medal.
“Emmy is a warrior,” said head coach Julie Chu. “She is the ultimate competitor and is always finding ways to give her best in everything she does.”
The TESL major was a first team RSEQ all-star and a U Sports second team all-Canadian.
Her efforts this season helped the women’s hockey team win the RSEQ championship and earn a silver medal at the U Sports national championship.
Moore was simply the best in his sport this season. This third-year student-athlete was named the outstanding male competitor at the U Sports wrestling championships hosted by University of Alberta in February.
Competing at 90 kilos, he went undefeated in three preliminary matches and earned a technical fall win (10-0) over McMaster University’s Howard Moffat in the gold medal match.
This is the second time he has earned the outstanding wrestler award at nationals. The Management student from Montreal earned a gold medal and the U Sports honour in 2019.
The long-time member of the Canadian national team has had an impressive 2022-23 season. He’s placed first at three university tournaments. He also won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in August.
He recently competed at the Canadian senior championship and finished first at 86 kilos.
A complete list of award winners is below:
Sally Kemp Award/Female Athlete of the Year: Emmy Fecteau - hockey
Dr. Robert J. Brodrick Award/Male Athletes of the Year - Alex Moore - wrestling
Ron Lapointe Award for academics, athletics and community service – Kyle Havlena, hockey
Denise Beaudet Award for academics, athletics and community service – Emmy Fecteau, hockey
Male Rookie of the Year – Jonathan Lemieux, hockey
Laurie Brodrick Award/Female Rookie of the Year – Angela Batrla, basketball
Fittest Female Athlete – Mahalia Robinson - rugby
Fittest Male Athlete – Phélix Martineau - hockey
Marvin Cooper Award - presented to a student-athlete who has successfully overcome adversity – Tristan Gauthier-Norris - football
President's Awards (combination of athletics and academics)- Tayla Shair, cross-country; Tristan Gauthier-Norris , football
Michael Di Grappa Award of Distinction for career contributions to Stingers – Rosalie Bégin-Cyr, hockey
Athletic Valedictorians – Bryanna Campbell, soccer; Oge Nwoko, basketball