Orillia names Annie Lloyd Athlete of the Year

"Exceptional athlete, leader on and off the field"

Meet Annie Lloyd – Orillia’s Athlete of the year for 2018.

In nominating Lloyd, Mark Obee called Lloyd “an exceptional athlete, who is a leader on and off the field. She is respected by her peers and is an excellent coach and mentor for the younger squad. She is recognized for her leadership abilities, hard work, commitment and positive contributions in her selection as Co-Captain of Team Ontario. She is an athlete who younger players admire and aspire to follow, and she volunteers her time back to the sport.”

Lloyd represented Ontario at the National Women’s Field Lacrosse Championship and was also selected Ontario University Athletics Offensive Player of the year

The 19-year-old was presented with the honour at Monday night’s Orillia City Council meeting.

Others nominees were internationally renowned rower and water skier, Bob Wink; the Orillia Cricket Club stand-out and Man of the Series, Hemant Patel; and multi-sport athlete and member of league championship AA baseball team, Teddy McCollum-Kuntz.

Lloyd was selected by a 10-member panel of local judges.

banner image: Annie Lloyd is pictured with Coun. Ralph Cipolla, Coun. David Campbell and Mayor Steve Clarke