Sports and Recreation



Hockey Wins 2 games in 24 hours

The Islanders played two big games this weekend. Friday they faced St-Laurent at home and won 1-0. They were able to keep the lead and pull away with a big win for the team. The lone Isles goal was by Hailey Burns assisted by Kim Menard and Annabel Faubert. Shutout for Aube Racine facing 22 shots.

On Saturday, the team was visiting Dawson. Sandrine Hachez opened the scoring in the second period. Dawson managed to score on a power play late in the third period pushing the game into OT. Defensemen Sara Levesque scored with few minutes left in OT on a slap shot from the point! Racine stopped 25/16 shots for her second win of the weekend. Overall, on Saturday, everyone on the team played a significant role in the win for the team.

Men’s Basketball beat defending National Champions

Friday night the Isles took on Montmorency, the number one team in the country, and handed the Nomades their first loss of the year 78-73!! The Isles won the first quarter, but went down by 10 points at the start of the final quarter. The team regrouped, and was able to gain the lead in the final minutes of play to seal the win!

Terrell Shaw-Campbell scored a career high 20 point and added 8 rebounds. Rookie Donovan Allen-Beckles had 15 points; Adam Pace added 14, and point guard Devontay Green led the team in rebounding with 9.

Women’s Rugby blanket the Cougars

The Islanders are back to their winning ways after a 19-0 victory over Champlain Lennoxville. They opened the scoring with a nice play from the forwards.  Vanessa Padula scored the try after a nice drive off a line-out.  Vanessa Chiappetta scored the 2nd try of the half after getting a pass with the rest of her teammates heading to the opposite side of the field.  This seemed to distract the defence enough for her to break a couple of tackles and walk into the end zone.  The second half was an error prone defensive battle, with the Islanders squandering many scoring opportunities due to handling and mental errors.  Catherine Lupien was finally able to add to the lead with a score towards the end of the 2nd half.  Vanessa Chiappetta was good on 2 of 3 conversions.

Men’s Volleyball start the year 2-2

In the first league tournament of the year the Isles had bookend wins around two hard fought loses. Beating Brebeuf 25-19, 25-22, losing to Montmorency 20-25, 19-25 and Edouard Montpetit 17-25, 23-25. This created a must win game for the Isles in order to finish 3rd and stay in the top pool. Captain Tyler Tweedie-Smith took control and had his best offensive game of the day scoring 11 of his 27 team leading kills. In a game where every player saw the floor the Isles came out victorious 25-20, 25-20.

The Isles learned a lot about themselves in their 2 loses and are ready to make the necessary adjustments moving forward. Rookies Arnaud Dalbec-Constant had 17 kills, while middle Eric Poliseno had 6 blocks and 5 kills. Third year vet but first year middle Jacob Lopez also had 6 blocks with 2 kills. 

Flag Football let another one slip

The John Abbott Flag football team is in a 4 game slide after another 1 point loss to Vieux Montreal on Sunday. The Spartiates started off strong and surprised the Islander defense, scoring 2 quick touchdowns and two 2 pt conversions. It turned out it was all they needed as the Islanders fell 16-15. Defensively, the Isles shut down the Vieux Montreal’s offense allowing no other points after the 1st quarter, forcing them to punt or turn the ball over on downs. Tanya King had another big day with 6 flag pulls, 1 pass deflection and 1 interception. Captain Gus (Jessica Gosselin) had 10 flags, Sydney Fewtrell had 6 flags and 1 pass deflection. Jessica Doyle also played well shutting down one of the Spartiate’s key receivers. The rushers had a great day as Zeitha Biney had 3 sacks and 2 flags for a running back loss, and Clarissa Baciu had 2 sacks.

The offense had another tough week with miscues and missed opportunities. The first half saw the Islanders on the 1 yard line twice and unable to put the ball in the end zone. They improved in the second half, however. QB Andy Hevia completed 19/36 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, a 2 pt conversion, 35 rush yards and 1 interception. Catherine Gagne had 3 catches for 70 yards, Tandy Huxham had 4 catches for 22 yards and 1 touchdown, and Amanda Brown had

3 catches for 69 yards and 1 TD. King contributed 1 point with a kick off that bounced into the end zone.

Women’s Basketball Drop their Home Opener

The Isles opened their RSEQ season on the losing end of a 75-64 decision to the Montmorency Nomades Friday evening at Casgrain Gym. Montmorency jumped out to a 20-12 first quarter lead but Abbott cut the deficit to 34-19 at halftime. The visitors increased their lead to double digits in the second half to secure the win. Annie Pollender led the Islanders with 22 points while Ana Mendez and Zoe Arvanitis added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Other Scores

Women’s Soccer D1 tied both St Lambert and Garneau 0-0

Men’s Soccer D1 win over St Lambert 2-0 and Garneau 4-3

Men’s Soccer D2 tie Outaouais 0-0

Baseball loses 6-2 to Ahuntsic

Men’s Rugby win 20-0 over Marianopolis


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
Colleen John 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
TBD Men’s Soccer D2 Head Coach
TBD Swimming Head Coach
Sunil Ramgulam Men’s Volleyball Head Coach
Shawn Hughes Women’s Volleyball Head Coach