DHD Staff Members Daoust and Bettez Honoured at McGill’s Athletics Gala
Long time DHD staff member Ann-Sophie Bettez was awarded with McGill’s Female Athlete of the Year last Wednesday evening during the Annual Athletics Gala held at the Currie Gymnasium. Bettez becomes the sixth consecutive hockey player and the seventh overall, to receive the Bean trophy since its inception in 1992. The fifth-year forward became the second member of the Martlets to claim the Brodrick Trophy as CIS player of the year in women’s hockey.
Bettez, who was voted the nation’s top freshman in 2007-08, also became the second player in CIS women’s hockey history to win both the rookie-of-the-year and MVP awards over her career. An alternate captain with the Martlets, she finished second in the RSEQ conference in both points (37) and assists (24), while tying for the league lead with four-game winning goals in 20 contests. A 5-foot-4 forward and 24-year-old marketing major, she has had a storied career since earning CIS rookie of the year honours in 2007-08. The two-time conference MVP has been named a first-team all-star in Quebec in each of her five campaigns and was also a five-time all-Canadian. She will graduate this spring as McGill’s all-time leader in goals (148), assists (175) and points (323) in 196 regular season games. A former national under-22 team member, she also helped Canada capture gold at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Turkey.
Also being honoured at the Gala was Martlet Hockey Freshman Melodie Daoust. A first year high scoring forward, Daoust who hales from , Valleyfield, Quebec was named RSEQ (Quebec) Rookie of the year as well as CIS (Canadian) Rookie of the year following an unbelievable performance in the 2012 season. The 5-foot-6 centre merited first-team RSEQ all-star and second-team all-Canadian status in her university debut after winning the conference scoring title with an impressive 18-25-43 record in only 18 contests, including three game-winning goals. Her average of 2.39 points per game was the best in the country, while her point total was the third-best in the history of the Quebec league. Also named to the CIS second team All-Star Daoust helped the Martlets win a Bronze Medal at the CIS National Championships held in early March in Edmonton Alberta. Daoust was named to Canada’s National Team in October and represented Canada at the 4 Nations Cup held last November and currently is a member of Canada’s Under-22 Team.
I am excited to have both, Bettez and Daoust back at camp this upcoming summer! The girls have been long time members of the DHD staff and are great teachers of the game. Finding quality hockey instructors is something that I take pride in with all my camps and clinics. Just because you are a good hockey player doesn’t mean you will be a good teacher! Teaching skills takes patience, organization and preparation and that is something that all my staff members have. Melodie and Ann-Sophie are absolutely wonderful with the participants of my camps and serve as wonderful role models for young female players.
Bettez, graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce while Daoust is currently wrapping up her first year as a physical education student.
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