Category Archives: Athlete of the Year

Ryan Spataro – 2017 – Athlete of the Year

Ryan Spataro was born in Barrie in 1982. He is a valuable member of the Barrie Baycats Baseball Club that plays in the top level amateur baseball league in Ontario, the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL). This league serves as a … Continue reading

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Jacob Graves – 2016 – Athlete of the Year

Jacob Graves is a native of Barrie. He was born in Barrie in 1995 to a family with hockey running through their veins. His father played Junior hockey, 2 brothers play Junior ‘A’ and Junior `C hockey, his mother was … Continue reading

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Victoria Pickett – 2015 – Athlete of the Year

Victoria Pickett moved to Barrie when she was four years old and started playing house league soccer. She continued to develop her skills with the Barrie Soccer Club and St Pete’s Panthers. At the age of 15 years old, she … Continue reading

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Taylor Cartwright – 2014 – Athlete of the Year

Taylor Cartwright began her amateur wrestling in grade 5 at Hillcrest P.S. and the “K-Bay” Wrestling Club. Cartwright went on to high school at Barrie Central under the excellent coaching of Mr. Kyle Sweezey. Through her high school years she … Continue reading

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Zach Nastasiuk – 2013 – Athlete of the Year

Zach Nastasiuk started playing hockey at the age of 9 with the Barrie Minor Hockey Association. He was drafted by the Owen Sound Attack of the O.H.L in the 1st round of his Minor Midget year. In his 3rd year … Continue reading

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Kyle Graves – 2012 – Athlete of the Year

Since the start of his CIS career, Kyle Graves was 2011 AUS Most Valuable Player and CIS Hec Creighton nominee, as well as a 2011 AUS all-star (Quarterback and Punter) and 2011 AUS Loney Bowl Player of the Game. The … Continue reading

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Taylor Paris – 2011 – Athlete of the Year

Barrie Examiner Article #1 – Taylor Paris Barrie Examiner Article #2 – Taylor Paris Taylor “Tay” Paris is a Barrie Central Collegiate teenage rugby star playing beyond his years. As an underage player, in 2009, he competed with the Ontario … Continue reading

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Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam – 2010 – Athlete of the Year

Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam have only been together as a figure skating dance team since February 2009. They have had tremendous results both Nationally and Internationally. During their first few months, as a new team, they entered the Minto … Continue reading

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Michelle Maria Maizis – 1990 – Athlete of the Year

Michelle Maizis was an internationally-ranked competitor in the sport of Karate whose 1990 achievements are nearly too numerous to list here. In 17 tournaments between April and November, she won 28 championships in Kumite (fighting), Kata (forms), Weapons, Weapons Kata … Continue reading

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Laura Maludzinski – 2003 – Athlete of the Year

Laura Maludzinski was a gifted track star at Innisdale Secondary School. She competed in numerous Ontario Federation of School Athletics Association meets capturing Gold in her final year. Graduating from Innisdale in 2002, Maludzinski accepted a scholarship at the prestigious … Continue reading

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