Local high school rugby players were recognized on June 12 as winners of the Commissioners XV award.

Local high school rugby players were recognized on June 12 as winners of the Commissioners XV award.

Langley high school rugby players recognized

Recipients of Commmissioners XV award as well as Langley Shield winners honoured at year-end banquet

Rugby players from around the district were honoured as the Langley School District held an awards banquet recognizing those players who went that extra mile for their respective teams.

The winners of the Langley Shields, given to the top team in the district for each age group, were also recognized at the ceremony, which was held at Walnut Grove Secondary  on June 12.

Winners of the Commissioners XV were:

Grade 8 girls — Trista Tetrault (Walnut Grove)

Grade 8 boys — Andrew McCulloch (Walnut Grove), Ash Hotti (Betty Gilbert) and Wes Van Vliet (H.D. Stafford).

And Walnut Grove’s Kadyn Foster was the winner of the Bill Turpin Award for his dedication to the senior boys team — which he captained to a second-place finish at the tier II Fraser Valley championships — as well as his work with the school’s junior boys program.

Junior girls — Breanna Owen (Walnut Grove).

Junior boys — Brendan Atchison (Walnut Grove), Gino Paolella (D.W. Poppy), Chris Jung (R.E. Mountain), Lucas Paterson (Brookswood) and Brad Wightman (Aldergrove).

Senior girls — Mackenzie Lee (Walnut Grove) and Megan Ransford  (D.W. Poppy).

Senior boys — Trevor Richardson (Walnut Grove), Tanner Graham (D.W. Poppy) and Daniel Dejo (Brookswood).

Langley Shield winners included:

Marvin Foss Shield (Grade 8 boys) — H.D. Stafford

Art Smith Shield (junior boys) — Aldergrove

Gord Dennison Shield (senior girls) — D.W. Poppy

Bill Turpin Shield (senior boys) — Walnut Grove