March – Initiative: To do what needs to be done without being told. To have a fresh approach.
Elise Plaschka has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF MARCH. Elise attends all practices and tournaments regularly and always put effort into her game. She is always very accommodating by filling in for absent players and even participates with Junior aged players during practice to help make things run smoothly. Elise is constantly trying to improve her game by being positive and ethical to make her shine as a St. Mary Crusader Athlete. Congratulations Elise!
Nick May has been selected as the Male CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF MARCH. Nick puts tremendous effort into attending all practices and tournaments on a regular basis. He consistently demonstrates steady improvement by looking for better strategies to make him more competitive on the court. Nick is always very accommodating by filling in for absent players. Mr. Tobin and Mr. Kargus are very proud of you, your positivity, effort and enthusiasm towards the sport of Badminton. Congratulations!
April – Responsibility: To be accountable for your thoughts, words, and actions. To honour your commitments
Sarah McDonald has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF APRIL. Sarah has started exactly where she left off last season, dominating the high jump competition. Sarah recently won gold medals in the Junior Girls high jump at both the TISS meet and the Kingston meet. What is even more impressive about Sarah is how she mentors the younger competitors. She is always willing to give advice and help whenever needed, and does so with a smile on her face. The team is very fortunate to have Sarah around. Congratulations Sarah and good luck for the rest of the season!
Jared Elliott has been selected as the Male CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF APRIL. Jared has taken on a major role this year in track and field. Not only is he competing at a very high level, he is also coaching Javelin to nearly 20 student-athletes. Jared attends each and every practice and instead of improving his own skills, he helps others get better. The results are piling up for himself as well as he recently broke both of his own Senior boys javelin and shot put records. Congratulations Jared! The team would not have anywhere near the amount of success it is having without your leadership.
May – Fairness: To treat people equally without self-interest, prejudice or favouritism. To treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Julia Wheeler has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF MAY. Julia is a hard worker on the field. She supports her teammates on and off the Soccer Pitch in the ways a coach would expect their players to do. Julia dedicates herself during games and practices and consistently strives to win and seeks advice from her coaches and teammates with how to do so. Congratulations Julia!
Cole Jelly has been selected as the Male CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF MAY. On the Soccer field this spring Cole demonstrated commitment to the team in attending practices and games regularly and providing leadership. He constantly demonstrated fairness in his demeanor on the field and off the field by treating teammates and opponents without favoritism. He played whatever position was asked of him, despite perhaps preferring other positions. Congratulations Cole!