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February 26, 2019
Sport PEI Finalists Intercollegiate Male

 Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year 

Brett Butler – Volleyball, Holland College Few Island volleyball players continue to play after high school, but Brett Butler has been a successful exception.  Last season he was named the ACAA Conference Player of the Year after leading Holland College to a 13-2 record. The fourth-year power led the Atlantic Conference in kills and points. Brett was one of eight in the country named to the CCAA All Canadian team for his efforts. 

Having worked tirelessly to raise his game and become a dominant player, Brett is reaping the benefits of his hard work. Currently ranked first in kills and top three in every other statistical category of the 2018/19 season, he is looking to up the ante this year with an ACAA championship.  

A leader on and off the court Brett is actively involved in officiating and broadcasting setting an example for the younger generations of volleyball players on PEI.  

Ligrit Sadiku – Wrestling, Brock University In 2018, Brock University wrestler Ligrit Sadiku did not lose a single event.  His year included an OUA Championship followed by a U Sport Championship.  His efforts were a key contribution to the Badger’s 18th National Championship Banner in the school’s dominant wrestling history.   

Now into his 2018/19 season, Ligrit has continued to dominate in his weight class. This past fall, he won the Ryerson and York Open.  These accolades have Ligrit sitting at the top of the U Sports wrestling rankings.  

It will, without a doubt, be an exciting finish to the remaining university season of Island wrestling phenom Ligrit Sadiku.    

John Patrick Stevenson – Baseball, Canisius College John Patrick Stevenson recently completed his senior year at NCAA Division l school Canisius College.  

Stevenson had an outstanding 2018 season for the Golden Griffins leading his team in various pitching categories. He finished the year with an impressive 10-2 record that included 99 innings pitched and 93 strikeouts.After the Golden Griffins captured the MAAC Conference Title, John Patrick was named conference Pitcher of the Year. In addition, he was named by the Canadian Baseball Network as the Top Left-handed Canadian Pitcher in the NCAA and was named to the 2018 All-Canadian NCAA Division I First Team. 

2018 marked the conclusion of a very impressive season and college career for J.P. Stevenson.  His success will inspire future players from PEI to strive for the next level in the sport.

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