WATERLOO, Ont. (December 6, 2011) - The 2011 season was a very successful for the Laurier Golden Hawks Mens Baseball team and on Saturday, November 26th, the members of the program celebrated their successes.
Assistant Coach Dennis Schooley was the host for the evening and he kept the crowd laughing with his stories and brain teasers. Each year the fourth and fifth year student-athletes are recognized for the contributions that they have made to the program during their time at Laurier. The OUA All-Stars were also recognized after their outstanding seasons. Head Coach SCOTT BALLANTYNE also presented the annual Major Award winners as part of the evening that also included a raffle and silent auction.
80 people attended the event in what proved to be the largest banquet in team history. Below is a recap of the players who were recognized.
Fifth Year Athletes
- David Canavan
- Wes Van Luven
Major Award Winners
- Wes Van Luven - Most Improved Player
- Tino Silvestri - Ultimate Team Player Award
- Darnell Duckett - Silver Slugger Award
- Jonathan Brouse - Gold Glove Award
- Jordan Petruska - Rookie Pitcher of the Year
- Jonathan Brouse - Rookie Position Player of the Year
- Brett van Pelt - Pitcher of the Year
- Ryan Panas - Position Player of the Year
- Brett van Pelt - Postseason MVP