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Thursday, April 19, 2018

March Cleve’s Source for Sports

Athlete of the Month winners announced

HALIFAX, NS (April 18th, 2018) – Trysten Deveau, of Church Point has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month. The twenty year-old karate athlete recently competed at the 2018 Canadian National Karate Championships in Halifax where she won gold in the senior kumite 55kg division and the U21 kumite 55kg division. Deveau trains out of Bushino Ki Karate in Church Point.  

Jeremy Bartholomeusz of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month. Bartholomeusz, 21, recently competed at the 2018 University of Calgary International Cup where he won bronze on both the pommel horse and the high bar. The result follows on the heels of another double-bronze performance in December where Jeremy placed third on the floor and also on the vault at the Toyota Cup in Japan.

Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, 31, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. MacNeil-Noble and the Nova Scotia Ship Recs mixed goalball team clinched a gold medal at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament in Brantford, ON. In addition to netting 11 goals throughout the tournament, MacNeil-Noble provided strong defensive play by making crucial saves for her team.

Also a member of the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is John Courtney. The forty-one year-old from Halifax was a key player netting a personal best 11 goals throughout the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament. This included the game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over Kingston in the gold medal game.

The Cleve’s Source for Sports Team of the Month honour is awarded to Team Mattatall. While competing at the 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Women Curling Championships, Team Mattatall achieved a silver medal after narrowly losing 7-6 to Saskatchewan in the gold medal game. Comprising of Mary Mattatall, Margaret Cutcliffe, Jill Alcoe-Holland, and Andrea Saulnier the result was a significant jump from their 5th place finish at last year’s event.

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca 
 
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:

Janine MacIntyre

Tel: (902) 425-5450, ext. 362

Email: jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca

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