MBASE hosts 12th annual awards banquet
Team awards handed out and senior players recognized following silver medal finish in 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017 - Posted by Jamie Howieson

WATERLOO, Ont. (November 27, 2017) - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's baseball team hosted their 12th annual awards banquet on Saturday evening.  

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. Head Coach Scott Ballantyne also presented the annual Major Award winners as part of the evening that also included a raffle and silent auction.  

Below is a recap of the players who were recognized:

Fourth Year Athletes
-    Robbie Cant
-    Alex Kellerman
-    Matthew Voight

Fifth Year Athletes
-    Daniel Apostoli
-    Jeff Hunt
-    Noah Ivanyi
-    Brett Medland

OUA All-Stars and Award Winners
-    Ryley Davenport – C and OUA Hitter of the Year
-    Robbie Cant – SS
-    Kyle Symington - SP
-    Nick Cook – 1B
-    Taka Ryan – 2B

OUA Academic Achievement Award Winner
-    Alex Kellerman - BBA

Major Award Winners 
-    AJ Padmore – Most Improved Player
-    Daniel Apostoli – Coaches Choice Award   
-    Austin Hassani – Ultimate ‘Team Player’ Award 
-    Ryley Davenport – Silver Slugger Award
-    Connor Patterson – Gold Glove Award
-    Jake Burgess – Most Valuable Rookie Pitcher
-    Kai Harris – Most Valuable Rookie Position Player
-    Kyle Symington – Most Valuable Pitcher
-    Robbie Cant – Most Valuable Position Player
-    Christian Hauck – Post Season MVP
-    Daniel Apostoli – W. Scott Ballantyne Alumni Leadership Award

The 2017 Laurier Golden Hawks finished as the OUA Silver Medalists after losing the OUA Championship game to the University of Toronto.

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