Paige Epp and Alyssa Abernot started out playing soccer together in the Town of Grimsby for the Grimsby Soccer Club. They have had many years of great successes together. When they joined the Stoney Creek Soccer Club they were able to secure a spot in the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships for three years in a row including winning the Provincial title in 2014 and then going on to win the Nationals undefeated in P.E.I. that same year. Paige has just signed on with College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She plans to take her degree in Architecture and continue her soccer career as a mid-fielder for the Crusaders. Alyssa has signed a scholarship with the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She will be faced with many shots as a Falcon goalkeeper. Alyssa is taking a degree in Sports Management. Both girls are playing with the NCAA Division 1 schools, which is a big accomplishment. We wish them both the best in their future endeavors as they have made Grimsby Secondary School proud.
Members of the GSS Eagles Rowing Team competed in the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships on Sunday Feb 4, in Mississauga. Outstanding performances were posted by Hailey Mercuri (13th out of 60), Liam Brenner (4th – first competition), Isaiah Yoder (first in the High School coxie event), Emma Dockray (3rd), and Charlotte Drennan, who WON her category.
Sarah Nelles, a grade 12 student at GSS, recently captained the Ontario Blue squad in the Women’s National U18 Hockey Tournament in Quebec City, Quebec. Sarah, who plays regionally for the Stoney Creek Junior Sabres, not only lead her team to the gold medal game, but was named MVP in the semi-finals, where she scored a goal and an assist. With a record of 3-0, Sarah and her team took on Ontario Red again in the final. The final score was 3-1. Sarah brought home her silver medal to much acclaim. She has signed to play with the Mercyhurst Lakers, a Division One university in Erie, Pennsylvania next year. Congratulations on an incredible achievement at Nationals, Sarah! Go Eagles!