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Athlete Assistance Program

Every year Football Saskatchewan provides Athlete Assistance Awards to players from the Regina Riot, Saskatoon Valkyrie, Saskatoon Hilltops, Regina Thunder, University of Regina Rams and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Each program is asked to rank their athlete assistance nominees based on the following criteria:

A) Method of Selecting Each Programs Elite Athletes

I. Awards for team, league
II. All Star recognition
III. Previous year statistics

B) Academic Rating

I. Qualify academically for admission
II. Full time student at a post secondary school with a course load recognized by the institution
III. They must remain a level of academic standard that is sufficient for readmission the following year.

C) Graduating High School Players

One of our goals is to encourage Saskatchewan athletes to live and train in the province. Thus we have given our graduating high school players an opportunity to receive an athlete assistance award, providing he plays for one of our four elite programs. Each elite team must provide athlete assistance grants to a minimum of two graduating high school players.

These Graduates can only be graded on their potential; very few players have come out of high school to become starters on their (4) elite teams. These athletes will be chosen on the following evaluations:

I. Previous football season
II. Evaluated by coaches at the four elite teams’ spring camps

III. Evaluated at the annual High school Senior Bowl Game.

2015 Athlete Assistance Grant Recipients

Below are the athletes that received Athlete Assistance Grants in 2015:

Saskatoon Valkyries
1. Aly Bell $750
2. Kendra Wilson $750
3. Alex Wojcichowsky $750
4. Carly Dyck $750
5. Shay De Jong $500
6. Kelsey Murphy $400
7. Jamie Lammerding $500

8. Kristy Britton $300
9. Shantel Stupnikoff $300

Regina Riot

1. Carmen Agar $1,000
2. Adrienne Zuck $1,000
3. Rachelle Smith $600

4. Mallory Starkey $600
5. Megan Jalbert $600
6. Nicole Broom $600
7. Samara Stearns $600

U of S Huskies
1. *Logan Mainil $1,000
2. *Matteus Yep $1,000
3. Tyler Chow $1,000
4. Bowen Lewis $1,000
5. Andre LaLonde $1,000

U of R Rams
1. Travoy Martinez $500
2. David Jule $500
3. Mitch Thompson $1,000
4. Atlee Simon $500
5. *Polis Koko $750
6. *Ryan Schienbein $750
7. Ajai Washington $500
8. Mitch Morrison $500

Saskatoon Hilltops
1. *Tristan Hering $500
2. *Ryder Klisowski $500
3. Cam Schnitzler $1,500
4. Tom Schnitzler $2,500

Regina Thunder
1. Marcus Hall $1,000
2. *Sawyer Buettner $1,000
3. Colton Klassen $1,250
4. Jarrett Seck $1,000
5. *Kris Calcutt $750

*Denotes recipients who graduated from high school the previous year.

2014 Athlete Assistance Grant Recipients

Below are the athletes that received Athlete Assistance Grants in 2014:

Saskatoon Valkyries
1. Kelsey Murphy $800.00
2. Kendra Wilson $1,300.00
3. Erica Bronkhorst $800.00
4. Shay De Jong $800.00
5. Alex Wojcichowsky $1,300.00

Regina Riot                                    
1. Carman Agar $1,000.00
2. Megan Jalbert $1,000.00
3. Ellen Williams $1,000.00
4. Ashleigh Henrion $1,000.00
5. Danielle Peterson $1,000.00

U of S Huskies
1. Tristan Koronkiewicz $1,000.00
2. *Tyler Chow $1,000.00
3. Andre Lalonde $1,000.00
4. *Marco Scafidi $1,000.00
5. Julan Lynch $1,000.00

U of R Rams
1. Kyle Moortgat $1,000.00
2. *Dylan Minshull $500.00
3. Zach McEachern $1,000.00
4. Tristan Hoath $1,000.00
5. Andrew Fabian $1,000.00
6. *Blake Anaka $500.00

Saskatoon Hilltops
1. Bryant Sackney $500.00
2. Jared Andreychuk $2,000.00

3. Evan Turkington $2,000.00
4. Nick Summach $500.00

Regina Thunder
1. Max Ziegler $1,000.00
2. Brady Keller $1,000.00
3. Preston Bews $1,000.00
4. Brett Selinger $1,000.00
5. *Ethan Hautz $500.00
6. *Lucas McConechy $500.00

*Denotes recipients who graduated from high school the previous year.