The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Hall of Fame distinguishes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian collegiate athletics, either by virtue of their performance on an athletic team, or by meritorious efforts on behalf of the CCAA.
This year, the CCAA inducted new members into its Hall of Fame and 4 of them are from the Mount Saint Vincent University! The CCAA Hall of Fame class of 2022 included Women’s Soccer Jacques Boudreau, Kim Fralick from the Women’s Basketball, Jason Carlson and Coach Rick Plato from the Men’s Basketball.
Boudreau coached the Mystics Women’s Soccer team from 2001 to 2007. During his time, the Mystics won 5 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championships. He is a four-time ACAA Coach of the Year from 2003-2008. He also led the team at the 2004 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship and won the bronze medal which was the only medal won in CCAA Women’s Soccer. Another achievement under his resume is becoming the first ACAA head coach to earn CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year honours.
Kim Fralick’s four-year journey was filled with awards. She is the 2001 ACAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year, four-time ACAA Women’s Basketball MVP, and member of the ACAA All-Conference team from 2001-2004. She was a three-time MSVU MVP and Female Athlete of the Year. She is also a three-time CCAA All-Canadian, a two-time CCAA Academic All-Canadian, and a two-time member of the CCAA National All-Tournament Team. In addition to these amazing accomplishments, she was also a recipient of the Rod Shoveller Award for athletics, academics, sportsmanship and community involvement, and named CCAA Female Athlete of the Year for all CCAA sports across Canada in her final season in 2003.
Jason Carlson was a member of Mystics’ Basketball Team from 2006 to 2009 and among the players who made history by being the first MSVU men’s basketball team to go 23-0 in ACAA league play. He was named to the CCAA second all-tournament team in the same season. He was awarded as ACAA Player of the Year, CCAA All-Canadian, CCAA First Team All-Conference during his last season. On the same season, he became the first player from the ACAA to win CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Rick Plato was the head coach of the Mystics’ Basketball Team for 25 years! Under his supervision, the team won 13 ACAA conference championships and two national medals – bronze in 1992 and silver in 2008. He also led the Mystics to 14 national championship appearances.
More to this story at https://www.msvu.ca/top-honours-for-msvu-athletes-and-coaches-at-ccaa-hall-of-fame-awards/
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