Sports and Recreation





Men’s Rugby closing in on another banner

The Islanders faced off with a rugged Brebeuf side that has punched above their weight in the league this year. With a chance to host playoffs on the line, John Abbott turned in a dominant performance in all phases of the game. Led by the efforts of Logan McMullen and Sheldon Parris, they posted a 40-5 scoreline, which undersells the effort the players put in. Josh Norby and captain Zach Pfefferle dominated the midfield in both attack and defense, and the forwards provided lots of possession and an excellent platform by Will Matthews and impact sub Elijah Mon.

Women’s Volleyball moving up to start the year

The Islanders began their 2nd league tournament with two big wins against Dawson (25-14, 25-10) and two extremely close sets against St Jerome losing 22-25 and an exciting second set 29-31 where spectators loudly cheered and applauded after the hard fought matchup for both teams. Winning their next match against longtime rivals Valleyfield (25-23, 25-16) before splitting in their next matchup vs Lionel Groulx (25-15, 22-25). They closed out the day sweeping Vieux Montreal (25-22, 25-11).

With the 2nd place result on the day they will move up to the top section for the next tournament when ranking points for the playoffs will begin. The Isles showed great ball control throughout the day ending with the best plus/minus of any team. It was only due to some untimely unforced errors which led to their losses. The ladies look to build on this result as they continue to improve showing great character and determination.

The team was led by its 2nd year middle Natasha Fracassi (19 kills, 38% kill percentage, 100% serving, 14 stuff block points, +12 Attack and +8 Blocking), also first year setter Dominique Simoneau (12 kills, 90% serving, 33 digs, +12 Attack and 56 Assists), Maxime Simoneau (2.15 Serve Receive Ratio, 25Kills, 49 digs and +13 Attack) Marisol Uriza (incredible 2.45 Serve receive ratio, 16 Kills, 5 Stuff blocks, +14 Attack, +5 Blocking) and Libero Emie Levesque (2.25 SRR and 46 Digs). 

Women’s Basketball bounce back at home

The Isles won their first league game of the season Friday night when they defeated the Ahuntsic Indiennes 63-49. The Islanders jumped out to a 20-4 lead to start the game and led 28-18 at halftime. The visitors closed the gap to a mere three points in the fourth quarter before Abbott ended the game on a 12-2 run to secure the victory. Annie Pollender led all scorers with 22 points while Andrea Batrla added 15 to the winning cause. The team is back in action this Friday with on the road against Heritage College. 

Lacrosse one step closer to the playoffs

The Islanders earned a win on Sunday vs Champlain Lennoxville Cougars with a score of 10-7. This game was a must win for the Islanders to get into playoff contention. The entire first quarter was dominated by the Islanders who racked up 4 goals with zero goals for the Cougars. The score was almost tied at half time until the Isles scored a couple of quick goals in the third quarter and held the lead for the rest of the game. Captains Aaron Smith and Tommy Boily earned game MVPs for their unreal play in their respective positions. Smith was an unstoppable force in the defensive end and Boily was 100% in the face-off dot, also scoring a goal.

Goalie captain Andrew Mastine saw 25 shots with 18 saves. Anthony Allard laid out a couple of bone crushing hits on the Cougars. Attackman Anthony Bedi was unstoppable with the ball and tallied 3 goals and 2 assists. Sam Bouffard opened the scoring and finished the game with a total of 3 goals. Rookie Aidan Matthews with 1 goal. Vets Christian Bordeleau and Brandon Hebrard-Yamamoto each finished the game with 2 points (2 assists and 2 goals respectively).

The coaches couldn’t be happier with the team’s performance as everyone played their best and contributed to this much needed win! The Isles currently sit in the last playoff spot with one regular season game remaining.

Football drops a heartbreaker

The Islanders lost for the very first time all season to Valleyfield in a back and forth game. There were tons of fans dressed in blue and yellow ready to support the boys, and they will certainly say that this was an unbelievable and memorable game. The boys played with heart, athleticism and sportsmanship, and even though a loss is never taken lightly, we are proud of the boys as they continue working towards their upcoming games.

Quarterback Jack Zergiotis had 300 passing yards and played a great game overall considering it was his first game back against a well skilled defensive team. Kwame Osei, an Islanders fan favourite known as “The Ball Carrier”, got the 1st touchdown of the game with less than 10 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter. Osei gained 108 yards overall in the game. Abbott’s defense was dealing with Valleyfield’s strong offense all game. Although they had many great tackles and even an interception by Liam Pietrantonio, unfortunately, the 3rd quarter ended with Valleyfield back in the lead.

The game saw 6 lead changes, with Abbott making it 33-32 on a touchdown by Shamar Joassaint with just over a minute and a half remaining. Valleyfield drove the field on their last possession and with 21 seconds left in the game, kicked a winning field goal making the score 35-32, leaving Abbott hardly any time to change the outcome.

Flag Football on the outside looking in 

The John Abbott Women’s Flag Football team is struggling to find the winning formula as they tied 1 and lost 1 this past weekend. In game #1 vs Andre Grasset the Islanders were leading up until the very last play of the game when Grasset tied it up 20-20. Crucial points that may hurt the Isles at the end of the season. Andy Hevia was 21/35, three touchdowns, and 2 conversions, and 1 interception. Katie Tracey had a great comeback game with two touchdowns and two conversions. Tandia Huxham has been clutch all season and had 5 catches for 68 yards. Amanda Brown had the other Islander touchdown on an 8 yard pass. Defensively, Abbott had trouble stopping the Phenix offense who executed their short game really well. Tanya King had 9 flag pulls and 1 pass knocked down, Jessica Gosselin had 7 flags, Shaeleigh Spracklin had 7 flags and 1 knockdown,and Amy Hughes had 9 flags as well. Clarissa Baciu had 1 QB sack.

In game #2, the Islanders defense struggled and the offensive and defensive units were unable to get on the same page. King and Sydney Fewtrell had 5 flags and 1 pass knocked down each and Jessica Doyle had 1 flag, 1 knockdown, and 1 interception. Baciu had 2 sacks, 1 flag for a running back loss, and Zeitha Biney also had 1 sack. On offense, the offense had another game under 50% completion rate. Dropped passes and miscues led to Hevia completing 20/42 passes, and 2 touchdowns. Starring on offense once again was Tracey who had 11 catches for 166 yards and 1 touchdown.

Other Scores

Women’s Soccer lose 3-0 to Garneau, ending the season in 6th place with a 1-6-3 record.

Men’s Soccer lose 2-1 to Vanier and 1-0 to Ahuntsic.

Men’s Basketball lose 96-64 at Champlain St Lambert.

Swim team combined finish 1st, men 1st, women 4th.

Baseball loses the semifinal 3-2 to Edouard Montpetit.



The purpose of John Abbott College is to provide students with educational opportunities which will permit them to achieve, as individuals, their highest potential. This includes not only the acquisition of academic and professional skills but also the pursuit of personal growth and development.

Since its beginning, the College has actively supported participation in sports endeavors as one of the important avenues in the growth of the individual and his/her well being. The specific aim of the Sports and Recreation Department is to implement programs which will meet student needs and interests in the areas of recreation, intramural, and inter-collegiate activities. The department also provides for student involvement in the development and organization of these activities.

The dedication of the athletes, the quality of coaching and the professional approach of staff members responsible for the sports programs have all combined to thrust the College to the forefront in terms of overall excellence and achievement, both at the provincial and national levels. We are justly proud of our accomplishments and the following pages are a tribute to those John Abbott people associated with our effort in the area of athletics.


Contact Us

John Abbott College
21275 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3L9

Phone Number: 514-457-6610

Sports and Recreation Staff

Name Title E-mail Extension
Chris Hunter Manager Sports & Recreation 5787
Sunil Ramgulam Assistant Sports & Recreation 5321
Shawn Malcolm Assistant Sports & Recreation 5324


Name Title E-mail Extension
Stephen Giovannoni Casgrain Centre Daytime 5784
Sabrina Thibeault Casgrain Centre Evening 5780
Kristin Harmidy Casgrain Pool 5756

Sport Medicine

Name Title E-mail Extension
Dr. Richard Germain Team Physician 5308
Audrey Doyon-Lessard Head Athletic Therapist 5086
Nina Benisty Athletic Therapist 5086
Allyssa Analytis Athletic Therapist 5086

Varsity Coaches

Name Title E-mail
Anthony Haddad Baseball General Manager
Dave King Men’s Basketball Head Coach
Mike Hickey Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Colleen John Cheerleading Head Coach
Micheal Foy Cross Country Head Coach
Saadia Ashraf Flag Football Head Coach
Patrick Gregory Football Head Coach
Joel Fitleberg Golf Head Coach
Noémi Marin Women’s Hockey Head Coach
Dave Paré Lacrosse Head Coach
Thomas Suchorski Men’s Rugby Head Coach
Wade Ashworth Women’s Rugby Head Coach
Carlos Carvalho Men’s Soccer Head Coach
Simon Willeme Women’s Soccer Head Coach
TBD Men’s Soccer D2 Head Coach
TBD Swimming Head Coach
Sunil Ramgulam Men’s Volleyball Head Coach
Shawn Hughes Women’s Volleyball Head Coach