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Mountaineer varsity highlights - Graham, Mercury, Gatto Named Mountaineers Athletes Of The Year

athletics banquetMohawk Athletics celebrated its most successful season in more than five years on Thursday night at its 55th annual Mountaineers Athletic Banquet.

Across its nine high-performance programs the Mountaineers captured five OCAA team medals in the 2022-23 campaign, a feat that had yet to be achieved by the department since 2016-17.

The Dr. Sam Mitminger Award – the highest honour in Mountaineer Athletics which is presented to graduating athletes – was presented to cross country standout Ashley Lof (Beamsville, ON) and men's volleyball captain Anthony Beijes (Hamilton, ON). 

Anika Gatto (Coquitlam, BC), one of the best libero's in the OCAA, was celebrated as the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, and men's basketball teammates Daniel Graham (Hamilton, ON) and Jerry Jr. Mercury (Scarborough, ON) were the co-winners of the Wes Hicks Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year.

A full report on the student-athletes who were honoured at the Mountaineers Athletic Banquet has been published on the Moutnaineers site.