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Waikato Diocesan School Sports Awards 2017

posted 26 Oct 2017, 14:32 by Debbie Stevens


Georgia Agnew - Basketball


Awarded to senior students who have been involved for a number of years in one of the following areas:

Service to Sport - Umpiring
  • Sabina East
  • Annabelle Cadogan
  • Tiana Thompson
Service to Sport - Coaching
  • Cate Wilson
  • Darcy Hunter
  • Jaspriya Kang
  • Annabel Nesdale

Junior Blues (Years 9 and 10) in more than one sport

  • Ele Barton - Cross Country, Gymsports, Multisport and Hockey
  • Emma Barton - Cross Country, Gymsports, and Hockey
  • Lydia Ryan - Athletics and Waterpolo
  • Megan Spring - Cycling and Multisport
  • Charlize Tordoff - Multisport and Swimming
  • Freya Sirl - Rowing and Swimming
  • Junior Blues in one sport:
  • Athletics - Lucy Vellenoweth
  • Cycling - Jessica Clapcott and Jade Perry
  • Equestrian - Georgia Wyatt, Samantha Caldwell, Ellie Deane and Philippa Wallace
  • Football - Jordana Bremner and Rachel Major
  • Gymsports - Charlotte Collier, Caitlin Herlihy, Emma Wood, Kate Ward, Keely Gray, Amber
  • Hood, Ella Ankersmit, Helena White, Tara Hickmott, Bethany Collins, Rebecca Bartram,
  • Kimberly Wallace, Paris Pratt-Rink, Monte Draper Kidd and Sasha Burton
  • Hockey - Georgia Ronowicz and Emily Carlson
  • In-Line Hockey - Tuhi Hopa-Thomson
  • Multisport - Lucy Farrell
  • Rowing - Jessica Horrigan, Mia Coventry, Ava Dunn, Alanah Roberton, Teagan Knight and
  • Lucy Fullerton-Smith
  • Swimming - Hannah Morgan, Gina McCarthy, Sarah Wilson, Kelly Lewis, Holly Isaac
  • Tennis - Zoe Clapcott
  • Water Polo - Jessica Falconer, Jorja Scott and Mahinaarangi Jefferies

School Championship Trophies

The trophies for Swimming and Cross-country (re-awarded). The Athletics champions have been
selected based on the results from Central Zone Athletics.
  • Junior Champion: Lucy Vellenoweth
  • Intermediate Champion: Arden Mason
  • Senior Champion: Grace Ritchie
Ratcliffe Cup for Excellence in Secondary School Athletics: 
  • Grace Ritchie
  • Junior Champion: Kelly Lewis
  • Intermediate Champion: Gina McCarthy
  • Senior Champion: Grace Soo Choon
Wilson Trophy for Excellence in Swimming
  • Gina McCarthy
  • Junior Trophy: Lydia Ryan
  • Intermediate Trophy: Ele Barton
  • Senior Trophy: Grace Ritchie

Sporting Excellence Awards - for school sports codes

Flintoff/Reddy Trophy - Most Improved Badminton Player
  • Riley Ye
Badminton Cup - all-around Excellence in Badminton
  • Devon Bree
Agnew Cup - Most Improved Basketball Player
  • Maddison Hartley
Gresson Cup for the Most Outstanding Basketball Player
  • Harriet Berry
Canoe Polo
Stevenson Trophy for Contribution to Canoe Polo
  • Dana Kent
Trophy for Most Promising Player
  • Maddison Daly
Best and Most Improved Stunt Cheerleader
  • Kayley Donovan
Johl Cup Most Improved Cricketer in the 1st XI
  • Emily Rich
Neilsen Cup for the Most Outstanding Cricket Player
  • Georgina Harris and Lucy Boucher
Rauber Trophy for the Most Promising 1st Year Cyclist
  • Olivia Gordon
Cycling Academy Cup for the Most Improved Junior Cyclist
  • Megan Spring
Coaches Choice Award
  • Hannah Knighton
Cycle Time Cup for Excellence in Cycling throughout the Season
  • McKenzie Milne and Eva Parkinson
Bodle Family Trophy for most improved Junior Rider
  • Ellie Deane
Junior Rider Award - Junior rider who has accumulated the most points from her results at inter-school
  • Samantha Caldwell
Holt Cup for the Most Valuable Contribution to the Equestrian Club
  • Georgia Bodle and Fiona Wallace
The Gillian Simpson Award for the best individual performance in Equestrian
  • Anna Wilson
Lucy Thompson Trophy for the Most Promising Junior Football Player 
  • Emma Johnstone and Jordana Bremner
Trophy for the Most improved Football Player in the 1st XI
  • Felicity Bray
Shannon-Leigh Litt Cup for the Most Promising Football Player in 1st XI
  • Rachel Major
Focus Homes Cup for Contribution to Football
  • Annie Oxborrow
Stuart Robertson Golden Boot Award: Top goal scorer in the 1st XI
  • Lucy Boucher
Trophy for the Most Outstanding Football Player
  • Eva Kessels
The Most Valuable Contribution to Junior Hockey
  • Arna Morris
Wilson Trophy for most improved junior player (outside the 1st and 2nd XI)
  • Chloe Bennyworth & Aimee Lukin
Most Outstanding Junior Hockey Player 
  • Georgia Ronowicz
Bryant Cup for the Most Improved Hockey Player in 1st XI
  • Freya Pike
Gribble Cup for Contribution to Hockey
  • Jaspriya Kang
Trophy for the Most Outstanding Hockey Player
  • Annabelle Cadogan
Inline Hockey 
Most Improved Player
  • Teagan Knight
Most Outstanding Player
  • Maddison Daly
Most Outstanding Lacrosse Player
  • Gabi White
Colliers Cup for Excellence in Multisport Award
  • Hannah Knighton
Trophy for the Most Promising Year 9 Netball Player
  • Sophie Holten
Thompson Trophy for Most improved Year 9 Netball Player
  • Jasmine McKay
Gatland Trophy for Most Outstanding Year 9 Player
  • Isabella Reid
Hammill Cup for the Most Promising Year 10 Netball Player (in Year 10 competition):
  • Holly Isaac
Litt Cup for Most Outstanding Year 10 Netball Player
  • Alice Wilkinson
Trophy for the Most Promising Development Team Player 
  • Georgia McKay
Fairweather Cup for the Most Improved Netball Player in the Open A:
  • Charlotte Pyke and Harriet Berry
Priscott Cup for Contribution to Netball
  • Olivia Morgan
Caulton Cup for Excellence in Netball
  • Ali Wilshier
Junior Cup – donated by Marsh Family - Most successful Junior crew at under 15 or under 16 level in an eight, four or quad 
  • U16 4+ - Olivia Fellows-Ford, Kate Monkley, Rosanna Bedford, Holly Mills and Meg Scrimgeour (Coxswain)
Hodges Cup - The coxswain with most points based on starts; 1st, 2nd or 3rd throughout the full season.
  • Meg Scrimgeour.
De Groen Cup for Most successful Senior crew at under 17 or under 18 level, in a Four / Quad, open, novice or
lightweight for success at NISS and NZSS Championships
  • Novice 4+ - Sarah Martin, Cate Wilson, Katie Mackenzie, Georgia Kimpton and Emma Barker (Coxswain)
O’Leary Cup for Most Promising Novice Rower
  • Georgia Kimpton
Baker Cup for the most committed, reliable and enthusiastic sports person with a positive attitude
and responsible at boat loading and unloading
  • Emma Barker
Lisa Britton Cup for the rower with the most points based on starts- 1st, 2nd or 3rd throughout full season
  • Sophie Reeves
Krielen Cup awarded to a senior rower who has shown resilience, determination and commitment to
rowing over four years. They display good leadership, mentoring to the junior members of
the club, uphold the ideals of Dio Rowing and have achieved high-performance levels in their
own rowing.
  • Olivia Morgan
Jarvis Cup for Most Promising Skier
  • Zoe Ryan
Jarvis Cup for Most Outstanding Skier
  • Arabella Mitchell
Most improved novice squash player
  • Catherine Fincham
Bunn Cup for Most improved squash player in the top senior team
  • Aleisha Coombes
Bunn Trophy for the most outstanding squash player
  • Caitlin Evison
Hodgson Cup for Excellence in Tennis 
  • Grace McCartney
McCartney Cup for Excellence in Junior Tennis 
  • Zoe Clapcott
Touch Rugby 
Most Improved Touch Player
  • Rachel Mackenzie
Young Trophy for most outstanding touch player
  • Tiana Thompson
Thompson Trophy for most outstanding contribution to Dio Touch
  • Amreeta Singh
Most outstanding Volleyball player
  • Grier Gardyne
Water polo 
Trophy for the most promising Junior Water polo player
  • Jessica Falconer
Trophy for contribution to Water polo
  • Stevie MacDonald
Trophy for the most outstanding Water polo player
  • Teri MacDonald

Sporting Excellence Awards

These are awarded to students who have excelled on a national or international level in a sports code which is not an official Waikato Diocesan school sport or they do not compete on a school team. Because Dio is not involved in the coordination of their sport they do not qualify for School Blues Awards. With these awards, we recognise and acknowledge their outstanding achievements.
  • Brooke Mahaffey - Cheerleading
  • Nina White - Boxing
  • Zeta Hittmann - Rock Climbing
  • Alyxandra Jones - Snooker
We would also like to acknowledge our Get2Go team who are also not eligible for Blues as the team is combined with St Paul's Collegiate. The following students have qualified for the Get2Go Nationals which will take place on Great Barrier Island in December.
  • Arna Morris, Zeta Hittmann, Ele Barton and Emma Barton
Senior Blues (Years 11, 12 and 13) who have excelled in their sports code. 

The following girls are receiving Senior Blues in more than one sport

  • Grace Ritchie - Athletics and Cross-country
  • Harriet Berry - Basketball and Netball
  • Emily Irvine - Cross-country, Multisport and Swimming
  • Hannah Knighton - Cross-country, Cycling, Multisport and Swimming
  • Charli Herbert - Cycling and Multisport
  • Tiffani Hickey - Cricket and Netball
  • Georgia Bodle - Equestrian and Netball
  • Rosanna Bedford - Hockey and Rowing
  • Holly Mills - Multisport and Rowing
  • Sophie Reeves - Netball and Rowing
  • Abby Payne - Netball and Rowing
  • Olivia Fellows-Ford - Netball and Rowing

Senior Blues in one sport

Athletics: Arden Mason
Cricket: Hannah Foster, Katie Blunsdon, Lucy Boucher, Georgina Harris
Cycling: McKenzie Milne, Eva Parkinson, Courtney King, Olivia King
Equestrian: Nicole Rogers, Anna Wilson, Brianna Hayes
Gymsports: Lara Dashfield, Holly Anaru and Hannah King
Hockey: Annabelle Cadogan, Jaspriya Kang, Leah Slack, Silvie Irwin, Cate Wilson, Darcy Hunter and Olivia Bloor
Lacrosse: Harper Smith, Olivia McLennan
Multisport: Katie White
Netball: Kyla Abrahamson, Brooklyn Dunn, Mackenzie Foster, Olivia Morgan, Charlotte Pyke, Chelsea Whittaker, Ali Wilshier and Cara Wynne
Rowing: Georgia Clapcott, Georgia Kimpton, Kate Monkley, Meg Scrimgeour, Brooke Walden, Meg Walden and Pippa Wilson
Snowsports: Arabella Mitchell
Swimming: Jessica Chapman, Maddison Chapman, Sophie Lewis, Sarah Miller and Grace Soo Choon
Tennis: Grace McCartney
Touch Rugby: Tiana Thompson
Water Polo: Teri MacDonald and Sarah Jeffcoat

Major Awards

Junior Sports Cups

Awarded to students in each year level with the best all-round sporting record, worked hard in school PE, represented and excelled in at least one school sport and been fully involved in all aspects of the school sports programme.

Year 9 Sports Cup
joint winners - Hannah Morgan & Lydia Ryan
Hannah Morgan:
● Member of the 9A1 Netball team
● Receiving Junior Blues for Swimming. Excelled in Swimming:
● Winning Gold in the 50m breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 100m IM
relay at the Waikato Secondary Schools
● At North Island Secondary Schools Hannah won Silver in 200m backstroke, Gold in
50m breastroke and Bronze in 100m backstroke and most recently at NZ Secondary
Schools she took home a silver in 100m Breaststroke and Bronze in the 50m
● Hannah also won a silver medal at the WaiBop Teams Duathlon where she was the
Lydia Ryan:
● Member of the 9A2 Netball team
● Receiving Junior Blues for Athletics and Waterpolo
● Member of the U14A Waikato Waterpolo team
● Member of both our Senior A & Junior A Waterpolo team
● Junior Cross Country Champion
● 2nd place in the High Jump at Central Zone, WaiBop and North Island
Secondary Schools Athletics.

Year 10 Sports Cup
Ele Barton
● Receiving Intermediate Cross-country Championship Trophy
● Receiving Junior Blues for Cross-country, Gymsports, Hockey and Multisport
● Athletic Zone Team – 1st in 800m and 2nd in the 1500m
● Athletics NISS Team – 11th - Intermediate Girls 1500m
● Cross Country – WBOP Team placed 3rd at NZSS
● Triathlon – Waikato/BOP Team Champs – Gold
● Triathlon - NZSS Team won Gold in U16 age group
● Get to Go Challenge - team won and qualified for Nationals
● Hockey 2nd XI Team
● Gymsports - Part of the team which won NZSS Team Performance

Junior Sports Award
Gina McCarthy
Awarded to a junior sportswoman who has excelled in sport both at school and at regional or national level:
This year we have an outstanding recipient who has excelled in her chosen sport at both regional and national level including 11 gold medals at the NZSS Swim Championships. She has been awarded Junior Blues, the Wilson Cup for Excellence in Swimming and is our Intermediate
Swim Champion. She was part of the New Zealand Swim team which competed at the Australia Age group Swim Championships, where she won two silver medals and broke her own NZ record in the 400 IM.

Senior Sports Shield
The Senior Sports Shield is awarded to Year 13 students who have achieved their blues in their final year of school.
  • Grace Ritchie
  • Hannah Knighton
  • Tiffani Hickey
  • Hannah Foster 
  • Katie Blunsdon
  • Lara Dashfield
  • Hannah King 
  • Holly Anaru
  • Annabelle Cadogan
  • Jaspriya Kang
  • Katie White
  • Kyla Abrahamson
  • Brooklyn Dunn
  • Olivia Morgan
  • Ali Wilshier
  • Jess Chapman
  • Sophie Lewis
  • Grace McCartney
Fairplayer of the Year Award
Awarded to a senior student who plays a team sport and has shown the highest level of sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the court/field and is voted for by the Sports Council
Annabel Nesdale
This year’s recipient has been a role model to all her peers this year. She always comes to training and games with a smile on her face and a positive attitude which rubs off on her teammates. She was the captain of the 2nd XI hockey team and a member of the Dio Red netball team who won their grade. She shows respect to her teammates and to her competitors and has also given back to sport at Dio over the years through coaching, including this year where she co-coached the Dio Red hockey team.

Student Umpire of the Year Award 
  • Sabina East
Sabina has been excelling as a Hockey umpire this season and has ticked off some fantastic achievements including:
- Waikato Secondary School A Grade Girls Final
- U15A Girls Tri Series
- U13 Development Girls Tri Series
- Club Women's Division 2 Final
- Waikato Secondary School B Grade Girls Final
- Intermediate A Grade Final
- 2XI Boys Tournament Semi-Final
- 2XI Boys Tournament Final
-Under 13 Collier Girls Tournament Final and was presented with the Best Umpire of the Tournament Trophy
- Umpired numerous school games including school exchanges, and rescheduled competition games.

Student Coach of the Year Award 
  • Hannah King and Holly Anaru
This year Hannah and Holly chose to step up into the role of coach for our Gymsports team of approximately 30 students when they really needed someone to. Hannah and Holly choreographed the routine, created the music, and organised the team in their own time out of school. They organised regular training in the dance room as well as booking sessions at other venues where they have the real gymnastics floor. They helped guide the team in all technical aspects and execution of the routine and they organised and bought the costumes and makeup. After lots of hours during lunch and before school training, the team's hard work paid off as they won the NZSS Gymsports Nationals for team performance. 

Sports Leadership Award
Awarded to a senior student who has made an exceptional contribution as a leader in one or more areas of sport.
  • Hannah Knighton
Hannah has been an outstanding role model and leader this year. Although she is extremely focussed on her own sporting goals, Hannah still puts significant time to all of the sport at Dio. This was evident when she was at the World Tri Champs and was still contacting the
sports office about the coordination of this awards evening and other events. Hannah’s quiet strength and passion for her sport rubs off on the girls. At events she always finds time to support others while also concentrating on her own performance, she is such a proud Dio girl
and her leadership of the sports council has been exceptional as she is highly organised, manages events well and is very inclusive ensuring all members are involved.

Hall of Fame

  • Hannah Knighton - Multisport
  • Grace Ritchie - Cross Country
Patterson Trophy for the Senior All-Rounder of the Year 
Awarded to the senior student in years 11, 12 or 13 who has the most outstanding achievements across a range of sporting endeavours. The recipient must have reached a high level in one or more codes and been involved in at least three sports.
  • Hannah Knighton
The Leavers Cup
Presented to the student leaving school with the best sporting record. This student has been active in many disciplines and gained outstanding success in at least one. She must also have been active over her whole sporting career and given something back to the school.
Hannah Knighton
out Hannah’s time at Dio she has excelled in a number of disciplines, Cross-country, Swimming, Cycling and Multisport. She has won numerous regional and national titles (too many to list in fact) as an individual and in the teams, she has been involved in. 

Chatfield Cup for Coaching Excellence
Awarded to a Dio team coach for all-around commitment and outstanding coaching ability
  • Jessie Taane, Julie Paterson and Dave Spring
This year we have jointly awarded this Cup. The recipients of this award have shown dedication and commitment to their teams through the season and have provided their teams with the skills and knowledge to perform and obtain results at the highest level.

Team of the Year Shield
Awarded for the most outstanding performance by a school sports team during the year.
  • Open A Netball Team
In the most participated sport in Secondary Schools, Sport Waikato were impressed with the level of achievement this team has made. In order to compete at the NZSS they had to qualify by finishing in the top six at the Upper North Island Secondary Schools Championships where over 100
teams compete playing 10 games over five days. The 4th place at this event saw them off to Nationals where they played the best schools from around NZ and finished 5th. The achievements of this team at both UNISS and NZSS are the best result our Open A has produced in 21 years and their placing at NZSS is the best result by a Waikato Secondary School in 13 years.

Sportswoman of the Year
Awarded to a senior student who has achieved North Island or New Zealand representative honours in the current sporting year and has achieved the most outstanding performance for the year. 
Hannah Knighton
-Member of our winning NZSS Cross-country 3 man Senior Girls Team
-Winner of the U20 Girls Criterium at NISS
-Captain of the Senior A Cycling Team who came 3rd at NISS in the Time Trial then went on to win the event at NZSS.
-Gold in the NZSS U19 Girls Individual Triathlon, Teams Triathlon (Cyclist), Mixed Tag Team -Triathlon, Girls Aquathlon, Girls Duathlon
-5th in the world at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam!