Stars & Legends Awards Gala
The Sport NL Stars & Legends Awards Gala was held on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s.
Softballers were amongst the Finalists in three of the nine categories: Senior Male Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.
Softball NL Would Like To Congratulate Sean Cleary (Harbour Main) on being named the Senior Male Athlete of the Year and Galway Hitmen on being named the Team of the Year.
Sean Cleary was presented with the Ferd Hayward Memorial Award. Congratulations Sean!
Sean Cleary (Softball)
Hailing from Harbour Main, Sean Cleary enjoyed a golden year on the softball diamond and pitching circle at the local, provincial and national level. In league play, he led his team to a first place regular season and playoff finish, onto a first place provincial finish and was named top batter and most valuable player. Sean’s team, the Galway Hitmen won gold at the Senior Nationals and Sean was again named playoff MVP. Sean pitched Team Canada to gold medals at both the WBSC World Championships and the Pan American (Pan Am) Games.
Galway Hitmen were presented with the Edward P. Browne Memorial Award. Congratulations Galway Hitmen!
Galway Hitmen (Softball)
The Galway Hitmen Senior Softball Team captured the provinces fourth straight Canadian Senior Men’s Fastpitch Championships edging out Nova Scotia 4-3 for the gold medal. The win makes Newfoundland and Labrador one of only two provinces to capture four consecutive wins (British Columbia being the other). The team’s overall record at the nationals was an impressive seven wins and one loss.
NOTE: Softball NL Would Also Like To Congratulate Mark Dwyer.
Mark Dwyer was a finalists for the John Drinkwater Memorial Coach of the Year Award, but that honour went to Keith Randell (Volleyball).
2015 Award Winners
Junior Female Athlete of the Year
(Margaret Davis Memorial Award)
Winner: Samantha Marsh (Target Shooting)
Junior Male Athlete of the Year
(Joseph P. Mullins Memorial Award)
Winner: Liam Hickey (Sledge Hockey & Wheelchair Basketball)
Executive of the Year
(Graham Snow Memorial Award)
Winner: Doug Redmond (Soccer)
Volunteer of the Year Award
(Frank W. Graham Memorial Award)
Winner: Brian Hunt (Baseball)
Coach of the Year
(John Drinkwater Memorial Award)
Winner: Keith Randell (Volleyball)
Team of the Year
(Edward P. Browne Memorial Award)
Winner: Galway Hitmen (Softball)
Official of the Year
Winner: Joan Butler (Swimming)
Senior Female Athlete of the Year
(Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award)
Winner: Sarah Davis (Hockey)
Senior Male Athlete of the Year
(Ferd Hayward Memorial Award)
Winner: Sean Cleary (Softball)
2016 Sport NL Hall of Fame Inductees
Sandy Faulkner Ash — Athlete — Soccer
Nigel Facey — Athlete — Soccer/Hockey
Howie Meeker — Builder — Hockey
Softball NL would like to Congratulate all of the 2015 Award Winners & Finalists and the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees.