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Six ‘YSPOTY’ Awards for College Students

November 28, 2016 at 8:33 AM

College Sports - Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards 

The annual College Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held at Eden Park over the weekend, to honour the best student athletes in Auckland across the 32 sanctioned college sports. The top three students, from throughout Auckland, are selected as finalists in each sport, culminating in an overall sports person of the year. This year the College was proud to have 20 of our students selected as finalists with five of them going on to be named as winners. Talented Year 13 sportswoman, Mererangi Paul, won both the Netball and Touch (Girls) categories. 

To receive an invite to these awards is an honour as it means the student has been noted during the season as one of the top three players in their chosen sport from every secondary school in the Greater Auckland Area. 

Over 600 people attended the event and it was a proud moment for the students, their families and the College when the winners were announced. At the end of the night, out of all the winners of each sport, finalists are named for overall Sports Person of the Year. It was great to have two of our students, Mererangi (Netball and Touch) and Connor Brown (Cycling) named as finalists. Diocesan and Westlake Boys were the eventual winners, for rowing and multiport respectively. 

Congratulations to all the students selected as finalists, a fitting end to a fantastic year of sport at Saint Kentigern. 

WINNERS
Cricket                                Sandeep Patel
Cycling (Boys)                    Connor Brown
Cycling (Girls)                    Madeleine Park
Netball                                Mererangi Paul
Touch (Girls)                      Mererangi Paul
Waterpolo (Boys)             Dominic Rankin-Chitar

OVERALL FINALISTS       
Connor Brown
Mererangi Paul

FINALISTS
All Rounder         Tori Kolose
Cricket                 Rae Allright
Cricket                  Sandeep Patel
Cycling                 Connor Brown
Cycling                 Madeleine Park
Football               Hannah Blake
Football                Liam Williams
Football                Luke Johnson
Golf                      Erik Jorgensen
Golf                      Andrew Meng
Multisport           Anna Wilkinson
Multisport           Daniel Whitburn
Multisport           Dylan McCullough
Netball                 Sydney Fraser
Netball                 Mererangi Paul
Rowing                 Ethan Blight
Tennis                   Heve Kelley
Tennis                  Shaylee Syme
Tennis                  Lana Popovich
Touch                   Mererangi Paul
Touch                   Tori Kolose
Water Polo         Dominic Rankin-Chitar

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