MS/SS Athletic Assembly Recap

On Monday, we recognized our student athletes and celebrated all three terms of athletics at the MS/SS Spring Athletic Assembly. Individual team awards, major athletic recognitions, and CISAA plaques were presented with sports commentary provided by our GY co-anchors Drew Schnekenburger, Adam Montgomery, Layla Campoli and Cole Sheppard, assisted by Jessen Patel and Sarah Cathers.
In his final remarks as Athletic Director after 21 years at CDS, Mr. Andersen congratulated all of our student athletes on a fantastic Term 3 and year in sports. His parting words of encouragement were, “Embrace the journey. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. Learn from your failures, for they are valuable lessons in disguise. And never forget that the only limits that exist are the ones you place upon yourself. You are capable of achieving greatness. Believe in yourself, trust in your abilities, and never stop striving to be the best version of yourself.”
The following is a list of some of the major award winners who were honored. A complete list will appear in the 2024 Annual Report next fall:
Middle School Female Sportsmanship Award – Adriana Pazuki ‘29 
Middle School Male Sportsmanship Award – Ethan Starkman ‘28 
Middle School Female Athlete of the Year – Liv Templeman ‘28
Middle School Male Athlete of the Year – Reid Way ‘28 
Intermediate Female Sportsmanship Award – Brianna Torrealba ‘26
Intermediate Male Sportsmanship Award – Cooper Smith ‘26 
Intermediate Female Athlete of the Year – Libby Montgomery ‘26
Intermediate Male Athlete of the Year – Armaan Patel ‘26
Senior School Female Sportsmanship Award – Sarah Cathers ‘24 and Brooke Wappel ‘24
Senior School Male Sportsmanship Award – Adam Montgomery ‘24 and Cole Sheppard ‘24
The Hawksworth Cup was presented to our Senior School Female Athlete of the Year – Brianna Nichols ‘25
The Jon Campbell-Smith Trophy was presented to our Senior School Male Athletes of the Year – Keenan Downey ‘24 and Drew Schnekenburger ‘24
McNally Athletic Director’s Award – Sandy Townsend

In their remarks, Drew Schnekenburger and Jessen Patel shared some parting thoughts on their CDS athletic journeys with our younger students: 
"To all the younger athletes here today sitting in this auditorium, as a parting piece of advice, I would tell you to cherish all the moments, friendships and laughs. Remember to appreciate every time you get to gear up, put your jersey on and step on the court, because just like that, you'll all of a sudden be graduating and looking back at all the memories and friendships you made. As we wrap up, we would like to say congratulations to all the athletes in the graduating Class of 2024, we are proud of each and every one of you for your dedication, passion, and willingness to devote countless hours in pursuit of your goals. To the athletes who will continue to compete in the years to come, we wish you all nothing but the best of luck."

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.