CCAA names all-Canadian golfers

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The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association has announced the 2014 CCAA Golf All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Quebec City.

Here are the 2014 men’s golf All-Canadians:

temp fix empty alt images Matt HaddadVIU Mariners, PACWEST

Haddad won the PACWEST individual title by six strokes. Well-known for his strong putting, Haddad averaged four birdies per round. His average round this season was 72.5, the best in his five-year career at VIU. Haddad, who appeared at the 2010 and 2012 PING CCAA Golf National Championships, has been the Mariners captain the last two seasons.

temp fix empty alt images Connor O’DellUFV Cascades, PACWEST

O’Dell placed second overall in the PACWEST individual standings. He was victorious at the Kwantlen Invitational. O’Dell was the highest-ranked performer for the Cascades, who captured their third straight conference championship. In his third year of eligibility, O’Dell was not only UFV’s top golfer but a terrific veteran leader for the No. 1 ranked Cascades.

temp fix empty alt images Justin WoodLethbridge Kodiaks, ACAC

Wood captured the individual title at the 2014 ACAC Men’s Golf Championships. He was named the Kodiaks MVP for 2013-14. In his two seasons at Lethbridge, Wood has led the Kodiaks men’s team to back-to-back silver medals at the ACAC Championships. Wood, whose goal is to play college golf in the United States, once scored a hole-in-one on a par 4.

temp fix empty alt images Barrett BellandMacEwan Griffins, ACAC

Belland finished second in the ACAC order of merit rankings in 2014. He was the South Regional individual champion with rounds of 75 and 68 and placed fourth at the North Regional. Belland led the Griffins to ACAC Championships in 2013 and 2014. Aside from being a great leader, Belland’s strength is his mental approach to the game. 

temp fix empty alt images Michael RizzettoMohawk Mountaineers, OCAA

Rizzetto led from start to finish to capture the 2014 OCAA individual gold medal by one stroke with rounds of 71-72-74. He has led the Mountaineers to back-to-back OCAA Division II gold medals. This season, Rizzetto tied for first at the Fanshawe Invitational (lost in a shootout) and finished second at the Niagara Invitational.

temp fix empty alt images Brennan SmithSt. Lawrence Vikings, OCAA

Smith placed third at the OCAA Championships with consistent rounds of 74-73-73. He won the St. Lawrence College tri-campus tournament and also had victories in the Kingston City Championship, the Whig Standard Eastern Ontario Championship and the Catarqui Club Championship. Brennan’s work ethic is a great example for his teammates to follow.

temp fix empty alt images David HuxhamJohn Abbott Islanders, RSEQ

Huxham, in his second year at John Abbott College, placed in the Top 5 in all four RSEQ tournaments this fall, including a first-place finish. Huxham was named the Islander Athlete of the Week on Sept. 29. His veteran leadership and positive attitude helped guide a young John Abbott team to a third-place overall finish in the RSEQ.

temp fix empty alt images Hugo BernardAndré-Laurendeau Boomerang, RSEQ

Bernard led the Boomerang to a 27-stroke victory at the RSEQ Championships. André-Laurendeau was victorious in all four RSEQ events. The well-disciplined Bernard fired rounds of 68 and 69 to capture the provincial individual title as well. He was victorious at the first collegiate tourney (3-under 69) and placed in a tie for first in the second event (2-under 70).

temp fix empty alt images Brett WilsonHolland Hurricanes, ACAA

Wilson led the Hurricanes to the ACAA men’s championship title with the second-lowest aggregate score. In three years of varsity golf at Holland, Wilson has appeared at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships every season. The former ACAA individual champion was also a recipient of the National Scholar Award for 2013-14.

temp fix empty alt images Eric LockeHolland Hurricanes, ACAA

Locke was the Athlete of the Year at Holland College in 2013-14. He has been a member of the ACAA team champions in all three of his seasons at Holland. Locke also captured the individual championship in 2012 and 2014. He is a natural leader who is a true student of the game. Locke, the Hurricanes captain, received the National Scholar Award in 2013-14.


Here are the 2014 womens’ golf All-Canadians:

temp fix empty alt images Jennifer WoodsUFV Cascades, PACWEST

Woods won the PACWEST individual title by 10 strokes. She placed first at the UBC Okanagan tournament with matching rounds of 79 to win by nine shots. Woods is the leader and anchor for the Cascades, who successfully defended their PACWEST title with a 26-shot victory.

temp fix empty alt images Carolyn LeeOkanagan Heat, PACWEST

Lee led a young Heat women’s team to a second-place finish in the PACWEST. Individually, Lee finished second overall in the PACWEST; she was victorious at the Douglas College tournament. Lee, who puts academics ahead of varsity golf as a priority, was rewarded with the Scholar Award in 2013-14.

temp fix empty alt images Lisa ReidLethbridge Kodiaks, ACAC

Reid was victorious at the 2014 ACAC Women’s Championship. She also captured three MJT events in 2014. Reid also finished second in Cities. Her goal is to graduate from business with honours and go on to play golf at a college in the United States.

temp fix empty alt images Sydney Johnson-ParkerMacEwan Griffins, ACAC

Johnson-Parker finished second in the ACAC order of merit rankings. This is her second CCAA All-Canadian Award. She was also honoured in 2012. Johnson-Parker has been the foundation of the Griffins team which has won ACAC team championships in each of the last four seasons.

temp fix empty alt images Lorelle WeaversNiagara Knights, OCAA

Weavers won an individual silver medal at the OCAA Championships. The three-time female Athlete of the Week at Niagara was victorious at the Durham and Fanshawe Invitationals. At Fanshawe, she fired a career-best 70. Weavers finds a great balance between being respectful and encouraging others while still being a determined competitor. 

temp fix empty alt images Adrienne D’AlessioHumber Hawks, OCAA

D’Alessio has won back-to-back OCAA individual gold medals. At this season’s provincial championships, she led from start to finish and capped off her great performance with a hole-in-one.  D’Alessio, a very humble and thankful athlete, led the Hawks to a third-place showing in the team event.

temp fix empty alt images Noémie OuelletteChamplain St. Lawrence Lions, RSEQ

Ouellette finished in the Top 5 in all five RSEQ events. She was victorious in two of the events with rounds of 73 and 74. Ouellette, in her first season at Champlain St. Lawrence, became a well-respected leader on a Lions team that is ranked No. 3 in the CCAA.


temp fix empty alt images Océane JacquesChamplain St. Lawrence Lions, RSEQ

Jacques was incredibly consistent in provincial play this fall. In four RSEQ events, she finished second twice and third two times. The Champlain St. Lawrence rookie has great drive and determination.

temp fix empty alt images Jaylene Holmes-TangHolland Hurricanes, ACAA

Holmes-Tang’s rookie season at Holland College was one to remember. She captured the ACAA individual championship. In September, she was victorious at all three ACAA events. Holmes-Tang brought a quiet and determined focus to the ACAA golf scene this fall.