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Five Panthers Varsity Athletes Recognized by OCAA

Mar 5, 2018

(BARRIE, ONT., SCARBOROUGH, ONT.  & ST. CATHARINES, ONT.) – The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) recognized the outstanding performance of five of Canadore College’s elite student athletes last week.

Ryan Carnevale

Criminal justice student, Ryan Carnevale, from Toronto, Ont., was named into the OCAA Men’s Volleyball East Division All-Rookie Team.

Josiahs Fiddler

Mechanical engineering technologist student Josiahs Fiddler of Elliot Lake, Ont., brought back the OCAA Men’s Volleyball East Division Second-Team All-Star Award.

Ashlyn Kadlecik

Ashlyn Kadlecik, Bachelor of Science Nursing student from London, Ont., was named to the Women’s Volleyball OCAA All-Rookie Team.

Daniel Smalling

Social service worker student, Daniel Smalling of Vaughan, Ont., received three major awards – OCAA Men’s Basketball League Scoring Champion; OCAA Men’s Basketball East Division Scoring Champion; and OCAA Men’s Basketball East Division First-Team All-Stars.

Jessica Venhuizen

Bachelor of Science Nursing student, Jessica Venhuizen of London, Ont., came home with the title of Women’s Volleyball East Division 2nd Team All-Star.

This is the first time in Canadore College Panther history that student athletes receive seven recognitions from the OCAA.


Canadore’s athletics department will be hosting its annual banquet on April 5.


The Panthers would like to thank their fans that supported them throughout the season.


Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 44,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours and generous donors for the balance.

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