Join us in congratulating these CISAA alumni, and student, Olympians and Paralympians for their participation at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
Aaliyah Edwards '20, Crestwood School
Aaliyah Edwards, youngest member of Team Canada’s Women’s Basketball squad, graduated from Crestwood School & Preparatory College in 2020. Having played basketball at Crestwood, she is also the youngest member of the Women's National Basketball Team and plays UConn Huskies NCAA Division I Basketball.
Aaliyah Edwards made the Canadian Olympic team at 19, the youngest member of the squad.— UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) August 8, 2021
Rachel Honderich '14, The Bishop Strachan School
Rachel Honderich, graduated from The Bishop Strachan School in 2014. As a student at BSS she played basketball and participated in track and field, as well as playing badminton, for which she won OFSAA . Olympics 2020 saw her compete in Women's Doubles Badminton. No stranger to competition, she has won medals at the Pan American Games, BWF World Championships, and Commonwealth Games.
Rachel Honderich and partner Kristen Tsai wrap up their Olympic performance with a dominant 21-5, 21-6 victory over Egypt to finish third in their women’s doubles pool. 👏🏽💙🇨🇦#Tokyo2020 | WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE | #WeAreTO pic.twitter.com/RdXMISZSTO— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) July 27, 2021
Laura Court '14, Ridley College
Laura Court graduated from Ridley College in 2014. She became a coxswain as a Grade 9 student in her first year rowing at Ridley and is now headed to the Paralympics as Para rowing coxswain, PR3 mixed coxed four. Get ready to cheer, the 2020 Summer Paralympics will begin on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
A former Ridley—now Team Canada—rower is heading to Tokyo! Coxswain, Laura Court '14 and her crew qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics after a heated race at the Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Italy.— Ridley College (@Ridley_College) June 15, 2021
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Jessica Guo, Grade 11 student, Havergal College
Jessica Guo is a current student at Havergal College. Competing in the Fencing women's individual foil event, Tokyo 2020 was her Olympic debut.
Quinn '13, Havergal College
Quinn graduated from Havergal College in 2013. As a student at Havergal they played varsity volleyball and basketball, winning the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) Championship in 2011 for volleyball and helped lead the basketball team to the CISAA Championship in 2009 and 2012. Quinn has represented Canada, playing Football (Soccer), at the Pan American Games, the World Cup, the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
Justyn Knight '14, St. Michael's College School
Justyn Knight graduated from St. Michael's College School in 2014. While at St. Mike's he participated in Cross Country, Track and Field and Basketball. Tokyo 2020 saw Justyn compete in Track and Field Men’s 5000m — adding to his many accomplishments of Syracuse Male Athlete of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018; 2013 OFSAA XC Champion; 2017 NCAA XC Champion; 2018 NCAA Indoor Track Champion; and 8x All-American.
Congratulations to Justyn Knight '14 on a 7th place finish in his first Olympic final event! Another incredible accomplishment on your amazing journey. We’re proud of you!#smcsalumni #smcsathletics @TeamCanada #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/SorvrrFMho— St. Michael's C.S. (@SMCS1852) August 6, 2021
Lucia Stafford '16 and Gabriela DeBues-Stafford '13, TFS - Canada's International School
At TFS, Lucia participated in Cross Country, Track & Field and Soccer. She kicked off her running career in Grade 4 CISAA Cross Country, going on to train with the University of Toronto Track Club. She was a National Junior Champion in 2016 and acquired a Silver medal at the Canadian Olympic Trials.
Gabriela also kicked off her running career in Grade 4 CISAA Cross Country while at TFS and participated in Track & Field and Soccer. In 2019, Gabriela finished 6th in the fastest world championship1500m final in history and set seven Canadian records in 1500m and 5000m.
Both competed at Tokyo 2020 in Athletics Women's 1500m. This was Lucia's first Olympics and Gabriela's second, having competed at Rio 2016.
TFS alumnae @gstafford13 and Lucia Stafford ’16 are now in Tokyo and are entering the 1,500m competition this weekend! Round 1 takes place on Sunday, August 1 at 8:35pm (heat 1), 8:43pm (heat 2), and 8:51pm (heat 3). For details, visit: https://t.co/32W9DX3RRy pic.twitter.com/3rS1maLjY9— TorontoFrenchSchool (@TFScampus) July 30, 2021
Trevor Jones '15, Lakefield College School
Trevor Jones graduated from Lakefield College School in 2015. During his time at LCS, he worked hard to pursue his rowing career with the support of the Peterborough Rowing Club, Own the Podium and Rowing Canada, going on to pursue his passion for the sport while at Trent University. Trevor has been a member of Rowing Canada’s National Team since his time at LCS and is a two-time World Rowing U23 single sculls champion.
Congratulations to Trevor Jones '15 on his incredible finish at #Tokyo2020 It was incredible to watch Trevor compete over the past few weeks and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for him! 💚❤️#LCSGrads #LakefieldCollege https://t.co/XxMnOOHW6X— Lakefield College (@LakefieldCS) August 9, 2021
Next up! Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, Winter Games 2020 in Beijing and back to the next Summer Games in Paris 2024. Can't wait to watch our amazing CISAA current and future Olympians and Paralympians as they reach for the Podium.