2023 Sport PEI Scholarship Recipients

2023 Sport PEI Scholarship winners

Sport PEI is pleased to award five student-athlete scholarships valued at $1000. The criteria used to select the recipients includes achievements in sport, the classroom and their communities. This year, the scholarships were made possible thanks to sponsorships from AVIS Car Rental (x2), the Connolly Group, DALMAC, and Charlottetown Physiotherapy.

The 2023 Sport PEI Scholarships winners are Lydia Enman (Ecole Sur-Mer), Kale Hunter (Kensington Intermediate Senior High), Neely Johnston (Charlottetown Rural), Graysen Laporte (Bluefield High), and Trinity Roche (Ecole La Belle Cloche). Each of the student-athletes have excelled in the classroom, their sport and their community.

Lydia Enman, an Ecole Sur-Mer graduate, will be studying Kinesiology at Holland College this fall and plans to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy or Physical Education, while continuing to train in wrestling and judo.

Lydia has competed in several sports including judo, wrestling, volleyball, softball, and badminton, among others. Attending two Canada Games in 2019 (Judo) and 2022 (Wrestling) with Team PEI. Lydia has competed multiple times at regional and national events in both Judo and Wrestling travelling throughout Canada to compete. Displaying great leadership, Lydia has also begun her coaching journey as she is certified in many NCCP courses and has coached volleyball and wrestling at her school, and took time to volunteer at the 2023 Canada Games.

Kale Hunter, a Kensington Intermediate Senior High graduate, will be studying Biology at the University of New Brunswick with intentions to become an optometrist.

Kale is a multi-sport athlete who plays both soccer and hockey. Kale has been the captain of PEI FC’s U17 Nova Scotia Soccer League team and has been awarded with the 2023 U18 AAA top goaltender with the Mid-Isle Matrix. Kale has also captained his soccer team at U17 National championships and will join the UNB Reds next season. As a strong contributor to his community, Kale has volunteered with U15 hockey teams and is a member of the Relay for Life committee at school.

Neely Johnston, a Charlottetown Rural High graduate, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Criminology degree this fall at the University of Western Ontario’s King’s College campus, with plans to pursue a career in the field of law or forensic psychology.

Neely has been a long-time softball athlete, competing for the provincial team, club teams, and with her school in the PEISAA. Neely has been named Softball PEI’s female athlete of the year on two occasions in 2023 (U17) and 2022 (U16). As one of the top pitchers in her age group, Neely competed on the 2022 Canada Games team as one of their youngest players, and will be transitioning to playing with the University of Western Ontario softball team in the fall. To give back to sport and her community, Neely has taken time to volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, her school Library, ‘Come Try Softball’ programs, and the 2023 Canada Games.

Graysen Laporte, a Bluefield High graduate, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, Majoring in Psychology next year at UPEI.

A multi-sport athlete, Graysen has competed for many years in both baseball and hockey. Graysen has won several awards for his sportsmanship, work ethic, and was an MVP for his school baseball team. Playing with the Cornwall Cougars and Mid-Isle Matrix, Graysen has won provincial championships in hockey and baseball as well as 2 Atlantic baseball championships. Graysen has also taken time to give back and support his community, offering his time to volunteer with the Cornwall minor baseball association, the U13 provincial baseball team, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Trinity Roche, an Ecole-La-Belle-Cloche graduate, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at UPEI, with plans to pursue a career in the healthcare field.

Trinity has competed in many sports, most notably ringette, soccer, and volleyball. Trinity has won medals and personal accolades while competing in the PEISAA at Souris Regional School. Provincially, Trinity has played within Ringette PEI’s high-performance program for several years. As a high-level ringette athlete, Trinity has competed at regional and national championships, including the 2023 National championships in Regina. Trinity has also been a consistent presence in her community, volunteering to coach U7 soccer, raising money for Easter Seals, and through clubs at school that bring the French language to the community.


Congratulations to the five recipients of the 2023 Sport PEI Scholarships, we know they will all do great things and the future is very bright for each one of these student-athletes!




For more information contact:

John McIntosh

Sport Coordinator, Sport PEI