Blair Aylward - Coach's Corner 2008 Male Award Winner
Blair Aylward, is my choice for the 2008 Coach's Corner Male Award. I chose Blair for this award based on his dedication to the St.Lawrence Laurentians since 1991. Blair has had a remarkable career and has played in the provincial final every year since he first became a member of the St.Lawrence Laurentians. He is the present all time record holder of 13 Provincial Challenge Cup Championships. Blair was a key performer on the Laurentians when they won a National Challenge Cup Silver Medal in 2002 and when they won bronze in 1999 and in 2007. He has been captain of the Laurentians since 2003.
Laura Breen is my choice for the Coach's Corner 2008 Female Award. In my opinion Laura is the top female soccer player that Newfoundland has ever produced. Her performance at the Nationals gave all fans in attendance the opportunity to see a Newfoundlander that has the potential to play at a national level. No doubt Laura is surrounded by great players but it is her leadership ability, her vision and her soccer skills that are unparalleled in our province. She is a pleasure to watch and I feel her best years are yet to come. Laura Breen played for the Canadian National Team that competed at the World University Games in Bangkok,Thailand.
She is presently a member of the Memorial Sea-Hawks, Breen was named an AUS first-team all-star and a CIS second-team all-star in 2006, in addition to winning Provincial Female Athlete of the Year. Laura was also named the 2005 and 2006 Breen’s Provincial Jubilee Trophy League MVP. Laura was all so playoff MVP this season when her current team EPR Kirby/The Dock defeated Holy Cross by a 2-0 score