Senior athletes of the year

 

Meet Mark Snetselaar and Kayla Caeiro

 

 St. Joseph's Rams' 2020 senior athletes of the year

 

                                    Mark Snetselaar

athlete

 

Resides: St. Thomas

Year in review: Senior football, starting quarterback, lost to eventual District champion CCH in quarterfinals, 3-3 regular season; Senior basketball, District semifinalists, 8-3 regular season.

Top moment: "Winning a football exhibition game at the University of Guelph's Alumni Stadium against one of the top 50 ranked football schools in Canada."

Career highlights: Receiving the St. Joseph's Senior Male Athlete of the year award; Nominated as a District All-Star for Football; Winning the player of the game at Western University's Purple and White basketball tournament.

Memories of St. Joe's: "My high school experience was great. Made many great friendships. Teachers and the student body were full of encouragement in my academic and sport endeavours. Enjoyable time at St. Joseph's. I am proud to be a Ram".

Looking ahead: Attending the University of Guelph in the fall of 2020, majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Try out for the University of Guelph's Varsity men's basketball team."

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Kayla Caeiro


athlete

 

Resides: St. Thomas

Year in review: Hockey, centre, assistant captain, lost in District final to STA; Soccer, usually outside mid-field and outside defence, lost to RMC in 2019 District final, on penalty kicks; cross country, three years.

Top moments: "Dancing and singing to every song on the way to soccer games. Hyping everyone up and playing in the Memorial game against RMC. The game had went into penalty kicks and I was fortunate enough to score in the fourth and final round, finishing the game."

"Our past hockey season was crazy, our team was mostly Grade nines. We all fought till last round of District, losing to STA. I have never seen so much heart and passion till this past year. Didn't matter what the score was, we never gave up!"

Career highlights: In grade 11, I got the opportunity to experience and win District with the girls varsity hockey team, which then lead us to coming in third at WOSSAA. Another highlight of mine is having the privilege to have been coached, mentored and taught by the teachers of St. Joe's. They were able to guide me through different aspects of school and sports. Mr. Fox and Mr. Bondy gave me the opportunity to mentor the younger players, by putting me in the leadership role this past year, as assistant captain. Lastly, this award is just a huge highlight of my high school career!"

Memories of St. Joe's: "I will remember so many things about attending St. Joes. Asking the coaches, "what day is it" for them to respond, "it's game day", every game day. Getting everyone pumped up and ready before games and lastly, the friendships that I built throughout my high school career."

Looking ahead: Attending Lambton College for Pre-Service Fire, try out for Lions' soccer team.

 

 



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