Laurier celebrates season at annual banquet

The Wilfrid Laurier men’s baseball team hosted the tenth annual awards banquet on the evening of Saturday, December 5 at the Senate and Board Chamber.

Each year the fourth and fifth year student-athletes are recognized for the contributions that they have made to the program during their time at Laurier.  Head Coach Scott Ballantyne also presented the annual Major Award winners as part of the evening that also included a raffle and silent auction.  

Below is a recap of the players who were recognized.

Fourth Year Athletes
-    John King
-    Adam Raithby
-    Adam Shaver
-    Jake Tougas
-    Brandon Washkevich

Fifth Year Athletes
-    Jonathan Brouse
-    Alex Kupchak
-    Adam McBride
-    Jordan Petruska
-    Andrew Ziedins

OUA All-Stars and Award Winners
-    Andrew Ziedins – RHP and OUA Pitcher of the Year
-    Ryley Davenport – C and OUA Rookie of the Year
-    Alex Kupchak - OF
-    Jonathan Brouse - OF
-    John King – 2B

Major Award Winners
•    Matt Voight – Most Improved Player
•    John King – Coaches Choice Award   
•    Jake Tougas – Ultimate ‘Team Player’ Award
•    Alex Kupchak – Silver Slugger Award
•    Jonathan Brouse – Gold Glove Award
•    Christian Hauck – Most Valuable Rookie Pitcher
•    Ryley Davenport – Most Valuable Rookie Position Player
•    Andrew Ziedins – Most Valuable Pitcher
•    Jonathan Brouse – Most Valuable Position Player
•    Jeff Hunt – Post Season MVP
-    Jordan Petruska – W. Scott Ballantyne Alumni Leadership Award

The 2015 Laurier Golden Hawks finished with a record of 25-8, the highest winning percentage in school history.