BC Games alumni figure prominently in Pan American team sport medals

BC Games alumni figure prominently in Pan American team sport medals

Author: BC Games Society/Thursday, August 15, 2019/Categories: Front Page, 2019 News, Alumni

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Rugby's Caroline Crossley (Victoria) helped Canada defend its gold medal title from 2015 with a 24-10 win over the United States in Lima, Peru. The Canadian women dominated the tournament outscoring the competition 175-0 entering the final. Crossley competed at the 2012 BC Summer Games. 

Mo Zhang (Richmond) also contributed a gold medal in table tennis mixed doubles. Zhang competed at the 2004 BC Winter Games and was competing in her third Pan Am Games.

Just over a year ago, softball ace Sara Groenewegen (White Rock) was in a medically induced coma diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. She came back as a force pitching a perfect game against Venezuela at the Games striking out 10 batters in five innings. Softball left the Games with a silver medal. Groenewegen competed at the 2008 BC Summer Games.

Triathletes Hannah Henry (Victoria) and Desirae Ridenour (Cowichan Bay) made history in Lima as they won the silver medal in the mixed relay, the first time this discipline was competed in a Pan American Games. Both Henry and Ridenour competed at the 2014 BC Summer Games.

The following BC Games alumni won medals at the recent Pan American Games.

 Name Sport BC Games Pan Am Medal
Michael Mason* Athletics - High Jump  2000 BC Summer Games Silver
 Dustin Houle Baseball 2008 BC Summer Games Silver
William McAffer Baseball 2012 BC Summer Games Silver
Scott Richmond Baseball 1998 BC Summer Games Silver
Brendan Bissett Field Hockey 1997 BC Summer Games Silver
Mark Pearson Field Hockey 2000 BC Summer Games Silver
Ian Smythe Field Hockey 2000 BC Summer Games Silver
Rachel Donohoe Field Hockey 2008 BC Summer Games Silver
Hannah Haughn Field Hockey 2008 BC Summer Games Silver
 Shanlee Johnston Field Hockey 2004 BC Summer Games Silver
Anna Mollenhauer Field Hockey 2014 BC Winter Games Silver
Madeline Secco Field Hockey 2006 BC Summer Games Silver
Natalie Sourisseau Field Hockey 2006 BC Summer Games  Silver
Zachary Clay* Gymnastics - Team 2006 BC Winter Games Bronze
Nathan Hirayama* Rugby 7s 2004 BC Summer Games Silver
Harry Jones Rugby 7s 2004 BC Summer Games Silver
 Luke McCloskey Rugby 7s 2006 BC Summer Games Silver
Brennig Prevost Rugby 7s 2012 BC Summer Games Silver
Joshua Thiel Rugby 7s 2010 BC Summer Games Silver
Caroline Crossley Rugby 7s 2012 BC Summer Games Gold
Alexander Heinzmann Sailing - men's 49er 2006 BC Summer Games Bronze
Emma Entzminger* Softball 2008 BC Summer Games Silver
Sara Groenewegen* Softball 2008 BC Summer Games Silver
Holly Speers* Softball 2010 BC Summer Games Silver
Mo Zhang* Table Tennis - Mixed Doubles 2004 BC Winter Games Gold
Hannah Henry* Triathlon - Mixed Relay 2014 BC Summer Games Silver
Desirae Ridenour* Triathlon - Mixed Relay 2014 BC Summer Games Silver
Monika Eggens Water Polo 2004 BC Summer Games Silver

 

*BC Games and Team BC alumni

 

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