D8 GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Benedict’s Lily Vrugteman named Most Valuable Player


WATERLOO REGION (December 2, 2021) – On Thursday, District announced that St. Benedict’s Lily Vrugteman was named the senior girls basketball most valuable player for the 2021-22 season. 

Lily Vrugteman

Vrugteman, a grade 11 guard, helped lead the Saints to an undefeated season, and recaptured the senior girls league title averaging 14.1 points per game. 

Teammate and fellow grade 11 guard Katie Leudy joins Vrugteman as a D8 first team all-star. Leudy consistently helped the Saints offence in scoring, having two games with 20 points or more. Saints Grade 12 forward Alison Staples was named as a second team all-star. 

Left: Lily Vrugteman, Right: Katie Leudy

The St. Mary’s senior girls basketball team had a successful season making it to the District 8 final for the first time since the 2015-16 season with a strong effort from first team all-stars Ella Clubb Jones and Sophia Urosevic. Urosevic led the Eagles and the league in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game including a 46 point performance. They are joined by teammate Leia Brown on the second team. 

Ella Clubb Jones
Sophia Urosevic

Grade 12 guard Grace White from St. David’s was named as a first team all-star leading the Celtics in scoring with 12.7 points per game, while second team honours went to grade 11 forward Emma Thompson.

Grace White

Rockway’s Ruby Dyck Steinmann and Resurrection’s Ella Aldworth round out the senior girls all-star selections for the 2021-2022 season. 

2021-22 District 8 Senior Girls Basketball MVP: Lily Vrugteman, St. Benedict C.S.S.

First Team (Senior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
EllaClubb JonesForward12St.Mary’s H.S.
KatieLeudyGuard11St. Benedict C.S.S.
SophiaUrosevicGuard12St.Mary’s H.S.
LilyVrugtemanGuard11St. Benedict C.S.S.
GraceWhiteGuard12St. David C.S.S.

Second Team (Senior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
EllaAldworthGuard12Resurrection C.S.S.
LeiaBrownGuard11St.Mary’s H.S.
RubyDyck SteinmannForward12Rockway M.C
AlisonStaplesForward12St. Benedict C.S.S.
EmmaThompsonForward11St. David C.S.S.

First Team (Junior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
KayleeChapmanGuard10Woodland Christian H.S.
GeorgiaFergusonForward9E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
EvaMensahForward10St. Benedict C.S.S.
LauraRowbothamForward10Woodland Christian H.S.
StacyTranGuard9St. Benedict C.S.S.

Second Team (Junior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
MeganBellForward10St. David C.S.S.
EllaCaronGuard9E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
LiliannaHaddadGuard9Rockway M.C
GeneveieveMorganGuard10Resurrection C.S.S.
AutumnStokesGuard10St. Benedict C.S.S.