The 2014-15 RSEQ Division 1 College Basketball season is coming to a close and the top student-athletes and coaches from across the league were honored Friday night at the league’s annual awards banquet, prior to the provincial finals that are being held at Collège Montmorency this weekend.
The Cavaliers, who finished the season in 4th place with a 9-7 record, were well represented this year. From the women’s team, graduating senior Siarah Diarra was named to the RSEQ 1st All-Star team, while 1st year student Clara Dagenais was named to the RSEQ 2nd All-Star team. Sirah lead the league in rebounding (average 12.1/game) and was 2nd in blocked shots (31). Clara was second overall in scoring with 237 pts, 14.8 points per game average. Roxanne Boulianne-Douaire was name an Academic All-Star with the highest Cote-R on the squad and was 2nd in the league from 3-point range with a 37.8% average. Metchline Gabélus was nominated for Defensive Player of the Year, while Dagenais received a nomination for Rookie of the Year and Diarra was a finalist for League MVP.
On the men’s side, graduating senior TJ Umar was named to the RSEQ 1st All-Star team after leading the league in rebounds (195, 11.5 / game) and being 4th in FG percentage (49.2%). 2nd year guard, Kasheem Thomas was also named to the RSEQ 1st All-Star team. Kash led the Cavaliers in scoring, finishing 9th in the RSEQ scoring race (243 pts / 13.5ppg) and 2nd in assists (77 ast / 4.3 per game) in the league. Oren Hodes was named an RSEQ Academic All-Star for having the best Cote-R on the team. Coach Dan Martin, in his first full year as head coach of the Cavaliers, was honored as Coach of the Year for the season. Dan coached the team to a 14-4 season and 1st place in the league after a tough 2013-14 where the team finished in 6th spot (7-11) and out of the play-offs. 1st year student Nakita Kasongo was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, while Thomas was in the race for League MVP. The Cavaliers as a team were one of the finalist for the league’s Fairplay and Sportsmanship Award.
Congratulations to both teams and all the winners for their great work this season! You’ve made the whole Champlain family and Cavalier Nation proud! #CavaliersPride #BlueTide #BleedBlue!