Several Islanders honoured at Field Hockey BC Banquet

Posted by Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association on Nov 28 2014 at 01:22PM PST in Season 2014-15

Several members of Field Hockey Victoria were honoured at the Annual Field Hockey BC Awards ceremony this November. Former UVic Vike Danielle Hennig was named the Senior Female Player of the Year, while Claremont graduate and Lynx member Kristina Walters-Shumka was named Under 18 Female Athlete of the Year. Cowichan Secondary and Flickers team member Sara Goodman was named Under 15 Female Player of the Year, while several other members of the community were honoured including Gail Williams with the Barbara Schrodt Award, Harbir Sidhu, as a member of the 2014 Youth Olympics Silver medallist team, and Cowichan contributors Heather Goodman and Anne Smith.

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For a full list of Volunteer Recognition Awards visit:

Vancouver Island Winners:

Kristina Walters-Shumka, U18 Female Player of the Year
Kristina’s Team BC Coach writes, “Kristina was our unsung hero. She showed the ability to play as part of a team, and as an individual to be able to influence the game. She showed her professionalism to work hard at each and every practice, even after the long ferry rides from the Island. She led by example and was extremely coachable. In the National Championship final, Kristina controlled the backfield as wave after wave of the opposition attacked while making critical interceptions and tackles. Kristina was a credit to her team and fully deserves this recognition as U-18 Female Player of the year.”

It is Field Hockey BC’s pleasure to announce Kristina as this year’s U-18 Female Player of the Year.
This Award was presented along with a $300 clothing voucher from Kukri Sports Canada.

Sara Goodman, U15 Female Player of the Year
Sara was a leader for the Under 15 BC Blue team that captured Silver medal at this year’s U16 National Championship. Her Team BC Coach writes, ‘Sara is a young athlete who leads by example, has a competitive drive, excellent work rate, and a team first mentality. This helped bring the team together both on and off the field. She continually asks for feedback and understands there is always more work to be done. Sara fully deserves this recognition as Under 15 Female Player of the Year’.
It is Field Hockey BC’s pleasure to announce Sara as this year’s U-15 Female Player of the year.
This Award was presented along with a $300 clothing voucher from Kukri Sports Canada.

Gail Williams, Barbara Schrodt Award
The Barbara Schrodt Award is presented to Gail Williams for 2014 and is an award presented to “someone who has made a difference to women’s field hockey in BC”.

Over the last 6 years, Gail has been technical advisor, judge, officer and director for a multitude of local, regional, provincial, and national events across BC. Technical officiating across the World is still very much a voluntary occupation and Field Hockey BC is extremely fortunate to have a number of dedicated and extremely knowledgeable technical officials. Gail is one of a team of individuals committed to giving of their time to create a first-class environment for athletes and their coaches to play and compete. It is fitting that Gail follows other technical officials that have been honored to receive this award.

Field Hockey BC is proud to recognise the commitment Gail has given and continues to give athletes and coaches in the competitive arena.

Heather Goodman, Volunteer Recognition Award
Heather is one of the busiest people we know with an incredible ability to manage multiple Field Hockey BC programs at the same time on the Island. Heather was involved with both Regional and Provincial Programs as a manager last season and has daughters in the Learn to Train, Train to Train and Train to Compete stages!

Heather is a crucial resource for Field Hockey BC as she answers numerous questions from families, sorts out logistics, sends out clear communication, takes beautiful action shots and makes time for the small things that make a big difference. Heather is a perennial champion, we are so lucky to have the opportunity to work with her and we hope in some small way this award shows our gratitude for everything she does.

Anne Smith, Volunteer Recognition Award
Anne has been an active player and junior coach with Cowichan Field Hockey for many years. Anne was our indoor junior coordinator and has been the clubs secretary and registrar for over 5 years – which is a huge undertaking! If we need a volunteer, Anne is there. She has helped on countless committees and at junior, ladies, and indoor tournaments. I can’t begin to add up all of the volunteer hours she has given to the club. Accepting the award on behalf of Anne is Heather Goodman.