Senior Tigers Update: June 16, 2022


Grade 12 track & field star, Adria, is the BC gold medalist, Provincial Champion in the 400m hurdles. Adria set a PB (personal best) and a new YHS school record running 64.26. Adria had to miss the 100m hurdles due to a conflict with the graduation ceremony. She is an outstanding track & field athlete who missed out on the past two high school track seasons due to the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 competitive school seasons. Despite that, Adria holds four YHS school track & field records. She will be running track at McGill next year!

On Friday, our Tigers Junior 4 X 100m Relay Team (Grade 9 students Sofia V., Liv, Kate, and Sophia B.) ran 50.96 to win the BC Championship gold medal!

Congratulations to the entire track & field team and to coaches Mr. Jacob Emerson, Ms. Olivia Uliana ’20, and Ms. Jaxon Slaney.

What a season!

Top 10 Finishes at the BCs include:

  • GOLD Adria 400m H
  • GOLD Junior 4X100m relay (Sofia V, Kate, Liv, Sophia B)
  • SILVER Sofia V.: Junior Triple Jump
  • 4th Sophia B.: Junior 100m
  • 6th Julia: Grade 8 200m hurdles
  • 8th Annabelle: Javelin
  • 9th Grade 8  4X100m relay 
  • 10th Liv: Junior 100m
  • 10th Liv: Junior 200m
  • 10th Maddie: Junior High Jump

Other great results and personal bests from Julia M., Julia L., Nicole, Niamh, Hannah, Isabelle, and Situ.


Thank you to all of our student-athletes who participated in extracurricular athletics this year as athletes, managers, officials, and student coaches. Without your effort, enthusiasm and commitment, we do not all get to enjoy these experiences. Athletics is never a perfect experience. Each season brings us highs and lows, wins and losses, successes and failures. It is easy to make excuses and blame others for failure. All of these experiences help us all grow and learn. Failure is inevitable and it is those people who keep trying who become successful.

Thank you to all the teachers and staff that support our program in so many ways whether they come out and cheer, help students who have missed class, drive our buses, and more.

Thank you to all our parents who support our students, cheer on our teams, share photos and often help our teams, our coaches and the Athletic Directors. Thank you!

Finally, a huge thank you to all our coaches who dedicate their time, their passion, and give their knowledge and experience to our student-athletes.

The 2021-22 Coaching staff includes both YHS and community coaches: Mr. Bester, Ms. Best, Ms. Angie Duncan, Mr. Jackson Liu, Mr. Carter Walls, Mr. Williams-Walshe, Ms. Atkinson, Mr. Matt Sarmento, Mr. John Smythe, Mr. Oliver Schofield, Ms. Kouzas, Ms. Christine Lee, Ms. Chang, Ms. Olivia Uliana ‘20, Ms. Rachel Cliff ‘06, Mr. Jacob Emerson, Mr. Kitengie, Ms. Brennan, Ms. Samantha Pyke, Ms. Erin Allan, Mr. Ben Dove, Ms. Jan Matthews, Mr. Lum, Mr. Bucifal, Ms. Gina O’Neil ‘15, Ms. Jaxon Slaney, Ms. Haley Shannon, Brianne Wager, Ms. Daisy Lin, Ms. Kat Ortega, Ms. Amel, Mr. Nathan Choi, and Mr. P.

And now, the 2021-22 Athletic Season is officially over!

Senior Tigers Athletic Awards 2021-22

What a year for YHS Athletics! 

After over a one-year ban on inter-school competitive sport due to COVID-19, the 2021-22 season was a return to almost normal. Some teams and some seasons were still impacted by provincial health orders and restrictions but for the most part, we were all thrilled to see a return to competitive sport. On Wednesday, June 8, we held our annual Athletics Year-End Celebration and Awards BBQ. Thank you to all our coaches whose time, dedication and energy make this all happen. Thank you and congratulations to all student-athletes.

Criteria: in the opinion of their coach(es) demonstrates the character, leadership and skills that contribute to team success that qualifies them as the most valuable teammate. Many will consider this as an MVP award but often a team has an individual who is not the most skilled player, the “all-star” or top point scorer but whose leadership and character, combined with their ability is the most valuable individual to the team (one per team).

Grade 8 Volleyball Team Breanne L.
Junior Volleyball Team Bella R.
Senior Volleyball Team Nolin L.
Swim Team Janice T.
Cross-Country Team Sophie F.
Junior Field Hockey Team no award due to limited season
Senior Field Hockey Team Rosi B.
Varsity Field Hockey Team Zoe F.
Grade 8 Basketball Team Zyra S.
Junior Basketball Team Lucy E.
Senior Basketball Team Mila U.
Ski Team Nicole W.
Snowboard Team Ruby W.
Varsity Soccer Team Avery R.
Senior Soccer Team Nicola H.
Badminton Team Luna L.
Junior Ultimate Team Diane Q.
Senior Ultimate Team Maddie Y.
Track & Field Madeleine W.
Tennis Team no award due to limited season
Mountain Bike Team no award due to limited season

CROSS-COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD AWARD is selected by their coaches and presented to a student who excelled in both sports during a single school year.

2021-22 Winner: Livy G. and Sophia V.

TIGERS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD: Presented to an athlete or a team and selected by coaches. This award does not need to be presented each year if there is not a deserving winner.
Criteria: For an outstanding single performance by an athlete or team at a highly competitive, championship-level event (individual student-athlete or team Grade 8-12). 

2021-22 Winner: Varsity Field Hockey Team at 2022 AA BC Championships

Criteria: One per grade. For outstanding participation, achievement in and overall commitment  to Athletics. Coaches nominate student athletes in each grade. If required, finalists are voted on by coaches.

  • Grade 8: Peyton C.
  • Grade 9: Allie C.
  • Grade 10: Madeleine W.
  • Grade 11: Jordan W.r
  • Grade 12: Nolin L. and Zoe F.

JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (one student-athlete selected from all Grades 8-10)
Criteria: For outstanding achievement, participation in and commitment to athletics (Grade 8-10). Emphasis on achievement and performance.

Winner: Sophia B. (Grade 9)

SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (one student-athlete selected from all Grades 11-12)
Criteria: For outstanding achievement, participation in and commitment to athletics (Grade 11-12). Emphasis on achievement and performance.

Winner: Mila U. (Grade 12)

BECKY WILLIS AWARD (one student selected from all Grades 8-12) 
Criteria: For demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, spirit, sportsmanship and a high level of participation in York House athletics. 

Winner: Maddie Y. (Grade 12)

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