The season saw some groundbreaking results in cross-country and basketball while women’s volleyball and men’s outdoor soccer flunked. Let’s look back on the year for the Huskies.
By Preeteesh Peetabh Singh
Men’s Basketball: The Huskies made it to the quarterfinals of the OCAA championship. They finished their OCAA season on their road towards the bronze medal at the provincials, losing to Seneca. Earlier, they claimed the second spot with 16 wins in 20 games played, only behind Seneca in the East Division standings. They couldn’t win the medal, but it was a terrific year for the team.
Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team also had a good season with fourth position in the east division standings with 10 wins in 18 games played. They won their crossover game advancing into the OCAA championships but lost to St. Lawrence in their second match of the bronze medal quarterfinals.
Men’s Volleyball: Men’s Volleyball had their most successful year in 20 years by making it to the playoffs, but lost the crossover game to Mohawk. They finished third with 16 wins and four losses in the east division, only behind Algonquin and Durham.
Women’s Volleyball: The women’s team struggled to get going this year, finishing second last in the east division OCAA points table. They managed to win only three out of their 20 games in the season. The women’s volleyball team is now gearing up for the next season with new recruits coming in.
Soccer: The men’s soccer squad had to be content without a single win this season, losing six out of eight matches and drawing two against Algonquin and La Cite in the OCAA. The team is looking at their position for the next year and hoping to turn things around. Women’s soccer team did not participate in this year’s OCAA matches due to the late appointment of a coach and difficulty in scheduling games.
Indoor Soccer: The men’s indoor soccer team won two and lost one in the OCAA regional playoff division making it to the final eight of the OCAA. They couldn’t continue their good performance with three losses in a row, eventually ending their season. The women’s indoor soccer team on the other hand did not make it past regionals this year.
Baseball: After a hiatus for 10 years, baseball was back at George Brown College this season. They played some exhibition games as trial run for admission into the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association. The baseball department with head coach Kyle Mackinnon is looking forward to building up a varsity team next year.
Badminton: The women’s doubles badminton team of Christina Truong and Sunny Sun made it to the provincials but were eliminated in the medal round of the OCAA badminton championship.
Cross Country: An exceptional season for cross-country at GBC, with both male and female runners making it to the nationals. Liz Seguin and Sean Sweeney were placed at 14th and 9th respectively in the nationals held in Québec. Both received the Second Team all Canadian Award and additionally Sweeney received an All Canadian Award for being the top ten in Canada.