February 26, 2019
Sport PEI Finalists Senior Female
Senior Female Athlete
of the Year
Alysha Corrigan –
Alysha Corrigan had an outstanding 2018 rugby season. She
was almost always faster, stronger and more determined than any other player on
the pitch. Possibly the most dominant player in the Atlantic region, Alysha is
now showing the world what she can do on the International rugby stage.
It all started with Alysha helping team PEI win silver at
the Atlantic Canadian Senior Women’s Championship in early July. She was then
selected to play with the Nova Scotia Keltics at the National
Championships. Starting every game at
the inside center position, Alysha was a major contributor that helped carry
the team to a National silver medal.
Turning heads at the National Championships, Alysha was then
selected to represent Canada in November during the Senior Women’s Fall Tour.
During her first International CAP with team Canada Alysha scored a try. The Island looks forward to seeing Alysha Corrigan make more
appearances on the international stage.
Veronica Keefe –
Wrestler Veronica Keefe followed up a great 2017 season with
an impressive 2018 year.
Veronica made history by capturing PEI's first ever National
Senior women’s wrestling title. The last
athlete, male or female, from PEI to accomplish such a feat in wrestling was
Island Sport Hall of Famer Donald Matheson in 1931.
Veronica's gold at Nationals qualified her to represent
Canada at the Senior Pan Am Wrestling Champions in Peru. She went 3-0 at the international event
claiming Canada's only gold medal. The
result vaulted Veronica to a 5th in the world ranking for the 72kg
division. This is the highest ranking
ever for a PEI wrestler. Veronica also finished 2nd at the Canadian World Team trials
to Justine di Stasio who went on to win gold at the 2018 World Championships. Veronica’s future is full of possibilities and it will be
exciting to continue to watch her represent our province and nation on the
Heather Moyse –
Widely considered one of the greatest female athletes from
PEI or Canada, Summerside native Heather Moyse surprise everyone by returning
to the international stage with another run at representing Canada in bobsleigh
at the 2018 Peonychang Olympics. This
time was different, however, as Heather’s new career as a motivational speaker
and leader played a major part of her decision to return as a high performance
Alyssa Rissling, an up and coming Canadian bobsledder, was
looking for leadership and hoped Moyse would be her mentor as she strived to
compete at the Olympics. With a renewed purpose, Moyse made the decision to
compete with Rissling and started training to achieve that goal.
The two-woman team of Moyse and Rissling was one of three
teams representing Canada. Moyse helped
push the rookie drive to a 6th place finish at her first Olympics and
was an outstanding experience for both Moyse and Rissling.
Heather Moyse is truly an exceptional person and athlete
helping all of us “Redefine Realistic” by believing in the possibilities.