Seneca Sting awarded their top players like Ngameni Davina from the women’s volleyball team, and Anthony Gurrieri from the men’s soccer team athletes of the year. Other student-athletes won numerous awards as well. This was the first in-person banquet in four years.
The 20-year-old Cameroonian national volleyball star, Nagmeni Davina, won Athlete of the Year for the 2022-2023 season. Davina helped lead her team to second place finish on the OCAA East Division table and helped her team finish fourth in the OCCA championships. Davina has won multiple awards including CCAA all Canadian, OCAA East Division Player of the Year, and OCAA East Division First Team All-Star.
Davina had 3.85 kills per set and 254 kills which is second most in the OCCA only under George Brown’s Jacque Ronquillo. Davina was also in second place with 257 digs the second most in the OCAA. She also has 580 total attacks for this season.
Anthony Gurriero, Seneca’s goalkeeper had a stellar season apart from the gold championship games. The goalkeeper also won Athlete of the year for helping Seneca finish top of the Men’s OCAA East Division Table and receive the silver medal. It has been a good season for him and his teammates. Gurrieri was also awarded OCAA East Division First Team All-Star, CCAA National Championship Most Valuable Player and was twice named Player of the Game at the CCAA National Championship. He also had a .868 save percentage which was second highest only under Humber College’s gold medal winner, Ezequiel Carrasco.
Hall of Fame
Three players from the Seneca men’s soccer team will be inducted into the Seneca Sting Hall of Fame. Seneca’s fierce backline of Gurrueri, Atif Ali, and Aron Toniolo have been playing for the college for three seasons and have won a few bronzes and a national championship silver medal.
Badminton player, Liu had a fantastic season winning both OCAA and CCAA championships. She remained undefeated throughout the season. Liu was named badminton player of the year for her outstanding efforts.
Rookies Make A Name for Themselves
Some outstanding rookies from this season are getting recognition as well. Women’s volleyball player Brooke Allerston and badminton player Kevin Shah received awards for their stellar season. Allerston had the best assist statistics in the OCAA. She accounted for 8.05 assists per set. The rookie won OCAA East Division Rookie of the Year, an OCAA East Division First Team All-Star and OCAA Championship All-Star along with other rookies.
At the banquet, many other players got recognized for being the most valuable player, for character and excellence, and others received scholarships.