Sports and Recreation



A Banner weekend for RUGBY
On Friday night, the women faced off against Dawson in a tight back and forth battle. The Islanders scored first on a penalty but then Dawson controlled the ball keeping it in the Abbott end. A costly mistake by the Blues lead to a quick John Abbott score. The Isles team speed could not be matched. With the 20-7 win the team clinched the regular season banner and the right to host the league finals for both the women and the men on November 11th.
The team has one regular season game at Andre Laurendeau on the 21st of October and will then host the semifinals on November 4th.
Men’s Rugby travelled to Andre Laurendeau on Sunday and put on a dominating performance coming away with a 50-5 win. Combined with a Vanier loss they too earned the regular season banner. The Isles play an exhibition game this Sunday at 13h00 at JAC against SABRFC.

SOCCER loses some battles but winning the war
Women’s soccer lost at St Lambert 2-0 on Sunday but combined with other results the team locked up 4th place and a spot at the Provincial Championships at Lionel Groulx October 27/28. This is the first time in 8 years that the team has made the Provincials. With the RSEQ holding 2 spots at CCAA Nationals, the team is one win away from heading to British Columbia to compete for the ultimate prize.
Men’s Soccer D2 also lost on Friday in St Jerome, but they had already locked up the 2nd seed in section B and will play in the regional quarter final game against Bois de Boulogne, hoping to make it to the Conference Championships.

Men’s VOLLEYBALL open the season in 2nd place
Going 2-2 on the day the Isles showed steady improvement throughout the tournament. Everyone saw significant floor time and were able to contribute in different ways. The offence was paced by veterans Eric Poliseno and Alec Sauvageau with 13 kills each. First time power hitters Josh Besner and Francois St-Amour had 11 and 10 kills respectively. Captain Tyler Tweedie-Smith was on fire from the service line with 7 aces, 4 consecutive against hosts Montmorency to start that match up.

FLAG FOOTBALL split weekend games, still in 2nd place
It was a polarizing day of games as the Islanders won 34-18 in their first game but lost 32-0 in their second game.
In game 1 vs Montmorency the Islanders offense had their best game of the season putting up 5 touchdowns, 3 converts, and 1 rouge. Quarterback Jordana Brookman played extremely well completing 37 of 52 passes for 319 yards, 5 touchdowns, 3 one-point conversions, and no interceptions. Shai-Lyne Cooney had 12 catches for 107 yards, and 3 touchdowns, Sarah-Beth Vissa also had 12 catches for 116 yards, and 2 touchdowns, Zosia Tracy had played well all weekend and finished game #1 with 6 catches for 43 yard and two 1 point conversions, and Juliette Hernando 6 catches for 33 yards and one 1 point conversion.
Brookman kept her offense on the field for so long that defensively, the Isles did not have many stats. Amanda Brown who has been a real leader and playing consistently well had 3 flags and 2 pass deflections, and Shaeleigh Spracklin had 6 flags. Star Rusher Clarissa “The Claw” Baciu had 3 QB sacks.
In their second game of the season against undefeated Maisonneuve did not prove to be as successful. The Isles defense could not stop the powerhouse Maisonneuve offense who was very efficient and ate up the clock. The offense could not get a rhythm going, as Brookman was only able to complete 20 of 42 passes for 114 yards. Tracy was good for 4 catches for 33 yards.
On defense, Brown had 9 flags and 1 pass knocked down, Spracklin 3 flags and 3 passes knocked down, Lauren Schneider had 6 flags, and Gab Jacob had 3 flags and one pass deflection. Baciu pressured the QB well and had one sack.
The players would like to thank the Men’s Volleyball team who came out during the first game to cheer us on! Thanks so much! Go Isles Go!

Baseball faces a must win by 2 scenario
Sunday at Lionel Groulx, the Isles got off to a good start as they took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on cathcer Nick Arsenault’s two run homer. The game quickly got out of hand as JAC pitchers issued 12 walks and the team committed 3 more errors while making many other mental errors. This resulted in 8 unearned runs on the way to a 20-6 loss. JAC must win the last game vs. Ahuntsic at home on Wednesday night by 2 runs to clinch the last playoff spot to make it into the Regional Championship at Edouard Montpetit this weekend
Men’s Basketball open the season with a tough loss
Playing Friday night on the road at College Jean-de-Brebeuf, the Isles did not have a strong outing. Trailing their opponent at the half 65 – 32. The second was better for the Islanders however they were unable to overcome the margin, and lost the game by the score of 100 – 64.

Other scores
Football win 58-14 vs Beauce
Swim: Men 1st place with 368 points, Women 4th place with 159 ponts, Combined 2nd place
Lacrosse win at Lennoxville 14-8
Hockey wins vs St Laurent 5-1

All final scores are available at
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 The purpose of John Abbott College is to provide students with educational opportunities which will permit them to achieve, as individuals, their highest potential. This includes not only the acquisition of academic and professional skills but also the pursuit of personal growth and development.

Since its beginning, the College has actively supported participation in sports endeavors as one of the important avenues in the growth of the individual and his/her well being. The specific aim of the Sports and Recreation Department is to implement programs which will meet student needs and interests in the areas of recreation, intramural, and inter-collegiate activities. The department also provides for student involvement in the development and organization of these activities.

The dedication of the athletes, the quality of coaching and the professional approach of staff members responsible for the sports programs have all combined to thrust the College to the forefront in terms of overall excellence and achievement, both at the provincial and national levels. We are justly proud of our accomplishments and the following pages are a tribute to those John Abbott people associated with our effort in the area of athletics.


Contact Us

John Abbott College
21275 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3L9

Phone Number: 514-457-6610

Sports and Recreation Staff

Name Title E-mail Extension
Chris Hunter Manager Sports & Recreation 5787
Sunil Ramgulam Assistant Sports & Recreation 5321
Shawn Malcolm Assistant Sports & Recreation 5324


Name Title E-mail Extension
Stephen Giovannoni Casgrain Centre Daytime 5784
Sabrina Thibeault Casgrain Centre Evening 5780
Kristin Harmidy Casgrain Pool 5756

Sport Medicine

Name Title E-mail Extension
Dr. Richard Germain Team Physician 5308
Audrey Doyon-Lessard Head Athletic Therapist 5086
Nina Benisty Athletic Therapist 5086
Allyssa Analytis Athletic Therapist 5086

Varsity Coaches

Name Title E-mail
Anthony Haddad Baseball General Manager
Dave King Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Mike Hickey Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Cheerleading Head Coach
Micheal Foy Cross Country Head Coach
Saadia Ashraf Flag Football Head Coach
Patrick Gregory Football Head Coach
Joel Fitleberg Golf Head Coach
Noémi Marin Women’s Hockey Head Coach
Dave Paré Lacrosse Head Coach
Thomas Suchorski Men’s Rugby Head Coach
Wade Ashworth Women’s Rugby Head Coach
Carlos Carvalho Men’s Soccer Head Coach
Simon Willeme Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Shawn Hearn Men’s Soccer D2 Head Coach
Swimming Head Coach
Sunil Ramgulam Men’s Volleyball Head Coach
Shawn Hughes Women’s Volleyball Head Coach