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Collingwood Athlete Profiles - Jamie and Blaise

These are obviously interesting times.  Sport Writers across the world have literally nothing to write about.  Clearly, this is also true for a certain Collingwood Athletic Director who is used to bragging about the student-athletes he loves to cheer on every week. 

However, we're not going to let a lack of games stop this sports blog.  We're going to continue to profile Collingwood's top student-athletes.  We're starting with Grade 12's who by all rights should be starring in Term 3 sports right now.  Please enjoy learning more about these amazing young men and women:

JAMIE BORTHWICK

SPORTS PLAYED AT COLLINGWOOD:

Field Hockey, Soccer

FAVOURITE COLLINGWOOD SPORTS MOMENT(S):

Winning field hockey provincials both this year and last. Although last year was my rookie season and my first year at the school, this year was extra special since I developed an even stronger bond with the coaches as one of the captains of the team, and it was my last time playing with these girls.

The last game of the soccer season last year. Although we lost in provincials, I had been joking with Mr. Yeates that the game I finally did a move would be the highlight of my career. I did probably the easiest move in the last game and heard my teammates and coaches yelling at me, so I also screamed on the field in the middle of the game. 

Watching the senior boys basketball team at 'Whiteout'. The whole school got so into the game! I have always wanted to go to a school with lots of school spirit so I was beyond happy.

ATHLETES WHO HAVE INSPIRED YOU OR FAVOURITE ATHLETE:

Ella Masar (Ex-US national team soccer player). At one of the toughest points in my athletic career she coached me and I got to know her and her story very well. She still inspires me with how much she had to overcome to achieve her dream, even though I am now pursuing a different sport. 

UNIVERSITY YOU ARE GOING TO NEXT YEAR:

University of Vermont (Where Jamie will be paying Varsity Field Hockey)

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM:

The Vancouver Canucks or the Men's National Field Hockey Team.

BLAISE BENOIT

SPORTS PLAYED AT COLLINGWOOD

Soccer, Rugby

FAVOURITE COLLINGWOOD SPORTS MOMENT(S):

1. Going undefeated in the 2018/19 rugby season

2. Beating Windsor in penalties in the 2018/19 senior soccer season

3. Playing Barker College on the 2018/19 Australia rugby tour

 ATHLETES WHO HAVE INSPIRED YOU OR FAVOURITE ATHLETE:

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (a very inspirational athlete)

UNIVERSITY YOU ARE GOING TO NEXT YEAR:

As of right now, I'll be heading to either the University of Toronto or McGill University.

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM:

I cannot say I passionately support a particular sports team, however whenever I watch France play rugby I'm rooting for them.