February 26, 2019
Sport PEI Finalists 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
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
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.
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
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