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FB | Cassar adds U SPORTS 1st team All-Canadian honour to stellar year

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Photo by Valerie Wutti

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec – U SPORTS national award winners and all-Canadians were celebrated at the annual Vanier Cup gala, where Ravens linebacker Jack Cassar was named a 1st team All-Canadian.



Greg Marshall, who guided the Mustangs to back-to-back Vanier Cup appearances in 2017 and 2018, joined his star pivot in the winners’ circle, meriting the Frank Tindall Trophy as Fox 40 Coach of the year for the second straight season and for the third time in his illustrious career.

Other major award recipients included Saskatchewan defensive back Nelson Lokombo, named the stand-up Defensive Player of the year (Presidents’ Trophy); McGill defensive tackle Andrew Seinet-Spaulding, voted the outstanding down lineman (J.P. Metras Trophy); Concordia receiver Jeremy Murphy, who earned top rookie honours (Peter Gorman Trophy); York free safety Jacob Janke, who was recognized for his excellence in football, academics and citizenship (Russ Jackson Award); as well as Regina’s Greg Nesbitt, selected by Football Canada as the Volunteer Assistant Coach of the year (Gino Fracas Award).

The gala held at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City officially kicked off the festivities around the 55th Vanier Cup presented by Promutuel Insurance, which will culminate on Saturday at TELUS-Université Laval Stadium, where the Calgary Dinos and Montreal Carabins are set to battle for Canadian university football supremacy, starting at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

The championship match is televised live on CBC and TVA Sports. Livestreaming of the Vanier Cup will also be available on the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices – offering coverage both domestically and internationally. Fans can access the French webcast with a valid subscription via TVASports.ca.



Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
Centre Connor Berglof Saskatchewan 3 Saskatoon, Sask. Arts & Science
Guard Samuel Thomassin Laval 5 Quebec City, Que. Management
Guard Mattland Riley Saskatchewan 4 Melfort, Sask. Engineering
Tackle Carter O’Donnell Alberta 4 Red Deer, Alta. Education
Tackle Kétel Assé Laval 4 Saint-Marc, Haïti Sports intervention
Receiver Tyler Ternowski Waterloo 4 Hamilton, Ont. Economics
Receiver James Tyrrell Concordia 5 Dorval, Que. Finance
Receiver Jalen Philpot Calgary 2 Delta, B.C. Open Studies
Receiver Glodin Mulali Acadia 3 Moncton, N.B. Applied Science
Running Back Levondre Gordon Wilfrid Laurier 5 Mississauga, Ont. Sociology
Running Back Adam Machart Saskatchewan 3 Saskatoon, Sask. Arts & Science
Quarterback Chris Merchant Western 5 Calgary, Alta. Kinesiology



Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
Defensive Tackle Andrew Seinet-Spaulding McGill 4 Pierefonds, Que. Social Work
Defensive Tackle Evan Machibroda Saskatchewan 5 Saskatoon, Sask. Engineering
Defensive End Réshaan Davis Ottawa 4 Oshawa, Ont. Chemistry
Defensive End Derek Dufault Manitoba 5 Winnipeg, Man. Science
Linebacker Jack Cassar Carleton 4 Mississauga, Ont. Business
Linebacker Kean Harelimana Laval 2 Kigali, Rwanda Consumer Relations Management
Linebacker Nick Cross UBC 2 Regina, Sask.  Arts
Free Safety Jayden Dalke Alberta 4 Leduc, Alta. Arts
Half Back Marc-Antoine Dequoy Montreal 4 Île Bizard, Que. Video Game Studies
Half Back Nelson Lokombo Saskatchewan 3 Abbotsford, B.C. Kinesiology
Corner Bleska Kambamba Western 4 London, Ont. Kinesiology
Corner Deane Leonard Calgary 3 Calgary, Alta. Business


Special Teams

Pos. First Name Last Name School Elig. Hometown Program
Punter Marc Liegghio Western 4 Woodbridge, Ont. King’s College
Place Kicker Marc Liegghio Western 4 Woodbridge, Ont. King’s College
Kick Returner Clark Barnes Guelph 2 Brampton, Ont. Arts