Victoria Shamrocks hand out 2016 team awards

Victoria - The Victoria Shamrocks finished 1st in the Western Lacrosse Association with a record of 14-4.  In the first round of the playoffs, the Shamrocks defeated the Burnaby Lakers in 7 games but were defeated by Maple Ridge Burrards in game six of the WLA Finals.  Monday was an evening to celebrate the accomplishments as the team handed out the 2016 team awards. Photos courtesy Christopher Kelsall, Victoria Sports News

George Blackstock Memorial Award for the Most Valuable Player Rhys Duch

 (L-Team Governor Jim Hartshorne, R-Rhys Duch)


 Jim Pee Wee Bradshaw Award for the Rookie of the Year Taylor Northway and Ian McShane

(L-Ian McShane, R-Taylor Northway)


 Fred Wooster Memorial Award for the Unsung Hero Chris Wardle

 (L-Asst. GM Rod Wade, R-Chris Wardle)

Ken Alexander Memorial Award for the Best Defensive Player Jon Harnett and Greg Harnett

(L-Jon Harnett, M-Asst. Coach Dave Lowdon, R-Greg Harnett)


John Crowther Memorial Award for the Highest Scorer  Rhys Duch

 (L-Head Coach Bob Heyes, R-Rhys Duch)


 Mason Sheldrick Leadership Award Corey Small

 (L-Head Coach Bob Heyes, R-Corey Small)


Leon Hall Memorial Award for Outstanding Service & Dedication to the Game of Lacrosse Bob Heyes, Art Webster, Dave Lowdon and Terry Dennett

 (L-Asst. Coach Dave Lowdon, M-Head Coach Bob Heyes, R-Asst. Coach Terry Dennett, Missing-Asst. Coach Art Webster)


Chris Hall Memorial Award for the Player with the Most Competitive Spirit as Selected by his Teammates Greg Harnett

(L-GM Chris Welch, R-Greg Harnett)


 Most Popular Player Award as Voted by the Fans  Corey Small