Todd Bannister of Mohawk College is Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Women’s Softball Coach of the Year.
After three consecutive winless campaigns, Bannister has led the Mountaineers to 13 wins the past two years, including a 7-17 mark this season. Mohawk picked up wins against Durham and Humber this season, two teams that have advanced to the OCAA championship.
Pitcher and infielder Aimee Leduc, from Princeton ES Notre Dame, was named a conference All-Star. Leduc played 23 games for the Mountaineers and collected 21 hits in 58 at-bats for a .362 batting average. She scored eight runs and drove in six. She also pitched in 13 games, completing four with a 4-9 record and 4.78 earned run average.
Conestoga College’s Brittany Bell was named the 2016 Women’s Softball Player of the Year.
The awards were handed out Thursday night (Oct. 20) in Kitchener.
Durham, Fanshawe, Humber and St. Clair will compete in the OCAA Women’s Softball Championship, Friday and Saturday (Oct. 21-22) at Budd Park in Kitchener. The double knockout event has Conestoga College as host.