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2017 Hearts Sportspersons of the Year Awards (Issue 7 2017)

Written on the 30 November 2017

The Hearts Sportspersons of the Year Award is presented to a student or students whose contribution to the Schools co-curricular program, in context of wider state/national representation, is said to be the most meritorious of the year level. The award winner is presented with a certificate and trophy (keeper for winner, while a perpetual trophy is engraved with winner's name) by the Principal or nominee.

Patrick Goodwin 2017 Hearts Sportsman of the Year Award
Patrick has been a member of the Sacred Heart College Triathlon Team, Cross Country Team, and Track and Field Team since his commencement at the College. He puts his hand up to represent the College at any opportunity he gets, and his achievements whilst representing Sacred Heart are outstanding. Patrick achieves quietly, but today we acknowledge publicly the extent of his commitment to sport at SHC and his success.

This year at the Co-Ed Track and Field Championship, he won the 800m and 1500m, achieving a Standard of Excellence in both races. A Standard of Excellence is a result that is in the top 5% of competitors in South Australia.  At the Achilles Cup Track and Field event in September Patrick convincingly won the 1500m.

At the School Triathlon Championships at West Lakes this year, Patrick was the winner of the Individual Senior Boys Triathlon event, completing the swim, ride and run. Hours later, he backed up this performance in the Team Triathlon Senior Boys event where he joined forces with Lachlan Merchant (swimmer) and Fletcher Symonds (Cyclist) to complete the final leg of the race, a 4 km run. The team won this event for the second year in a row. As a result of his success on this day, Patrick was selected in the School State Triathlon Team.

Outside of SHC, Patrick holds the title of 2017 State Champion in the following events:

  • 1500m Athletics SA State Champion
  • 5000m Athletics SA Road State Champion
  • 6000m Athletics SA Long Course Cross Country Champion
  • 1500m LASA State Champion
  • 800m LASA State Champion
  • 2000m LASA Cross Country State Champion
  • SA All Schools Triathlon Champion
  • Triathlon SA Sprint Distance State Champion     
  • All Schools Triathlon Teams State Champion
  • All Schools Cycling Time Trial State Champion.

Patrick also came first in the Triathlon SA Junior State Series and most recently won the City-Bay 6km race in a time of 19 min 36 sec. He was the only athlete to run in under 20 minutes.

Patrick has been committed to representing the College in his athletic pursuits whilst also achieving highly at a club and state level. It is for this reason that we were very pleased to announce the Hearts Sportsman of the Year as Patrick Goodwin.

Congratulations Patrick and all the very best for what your bright future holds!

Sophie Agostino 2017 Hearts Sportswoman of the Year
Sophie's contribution to sport at Sacred Heart College is both extensive and impressive. She has contributed to the College's Netball, Korfball and Athletics teams throughout her three years at the College.

Sophie has been an impressive advocate for girls sport at SHC in her role as Girls Sports Captain in 2017. She has not missed an opportunity to represent her beloved Hearts and has played every single game for SHC in both the weekly competition and the travelling teams as part of the Open A Netball team for the last three years. Her commitment to SHC sport is unquestionable and she has managed her extensive Club and State commitments for Netball, inclusive of pre-seasons commencing in November of each year, with her studies, College leadership position and school sport.

Her extensive contributions are inclusive of the following achievements:

  • SHC Girls Sports Captain 2017
  • Open A Netball team selection 2015,  2016,  2017
  • Open A Marist and Kilmore Netball team selection 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Open A Netball Best & Fairest 2016, 2017
  • Open A Netball Vice Captain 2017
  • Marist Championship Team member 2016, 2017
  • All Australian Marist Netball team selection 2016, 2017
  • SHC Korfball team 2016, 2017
  • SHC Age Champion at Sports Day in Year 10-12
  • SHC Athletics Team 2015, 2016, 2017 (injured).

Sophie's sporting achievements for Netball extend beyond the SHC grounds. Sophie has achieved the following whilst balancing her College sport commitments and studies:

  • Oakdale Premier League Netball team 2016 and 2017 - debut as a 16 year old in 2016
  • U17 State Netball team and starting 7 member in winning national side 2016
  • U19 State Netball team and starting 7 2017.

Sophie's netball career beyond school looks bright. She has recently been selected in the 2018 ANL (Australian Netball League) SA team, Southern Force, to compete in the National competition. The Southern Force also trains with and supplies players to the Thunderbirds team.

We congratulate and acknowledge Sophie's achievements as the Hearts Sportswoman of the Year for 2017!

Ali Trewartha
Boys' Sport Coordinator
Alex Penhall
Girls' Sport Coordinator

 


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