Mohawk pays homage to trio and team

mountaineersThree legendary former Mohawk College athletes will be inducted into the Mountaineer Hall of Fame on Friday, June 5. Soccer stars Carrie Wooloff and Ardo Perri will join curler Todd Brandwood in Mohawk’s athletic shrine.

Wooloff excelled in women’s outdoor and indoor soccer over a three-year span. She was twice named to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Best Defensive Team as the Mountaineers won the OCAA bronze medal in 1997 and led the team to OCAA gold in 1978 and a fifth place finish in the Canadian Colleges Championship.

Wooloff was team MVP and captured the college’s prestigious Dr. Sam Mitminger award for outstanding academic and athletic excellence. She returned to Mohawk for 2000-01 and had another banner campaign as the Mountaineers won the OCAA outdoor soccer bronze medal, as well as indoor silver. She was an OCAA All-Star, a CCAA All-Canadian, captured her team’s MVP Award and was named Mohawk’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2001.

A graduate of both the Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Ultrasound courses, Wooloff made the Dean’s Honour List throughout both programmes.

Perri was the top goalkeeper in OCAA men’s soccer in the 1970-71 and ’71-’72 seasons, backstopping Mohawk to consecutive OCAA gold medals. The team went undefeated in his first year.

The second season saw Perri lead the league in goals against average. He even saw action as a forward and was the second highest scorer for the Mountaineers. Perri also represented Ontario in the Canada Games and went on to play professionally. He joined Rochester in the North American Soccer League in 1975 and played against many international stars, such as the legendary Pele. He also was with the Hamilton Steelers in the Canadian Professional Soccer League and played in the Major Indoor Soccer League with both Buffalo and Philadelphia.

Perri graduated from the Marketing course at Mohawk.

Brandwood had an outstanding two years as skip of the Mohawk men’s curling teams. The Business graduate led his rink to the OCAA West Regional title, OCAA gold and the Canadian Colleges bronze medal in 1988-89. Brandwood was further recognized as he was named the All-Star Skip at the OCAA championship.

The team MVP went on to be named Mohawk’s Outstanding Male Athlete. In 1989-90, he guided the Mountaineers to another Regional Championship, followed by a silver medal in the OCAA Championship. Brandwood’s curling prowess continued after his 1990 graduation and in 2000 he was a member of the Glendale CC Ontario Men’s Curling Champions who went on to represent the province very well in the Brier. Todd has since won many other titles in curling and is well known for playing any position on the team to help his team’s success.

Mohawk will also be recognizing the 1970-71 Mountaineer men’s soccer team which captured the OCAA gold medal.

The event will be held in the gymnasium at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus at 7 p.m.