Outstanding women: Blair Wynne, left, Alanna Lewis, Amy Olton, Dana De Gannes and Teresa Lezama were named the Top Five Female Players of the Year at the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board’s (TTHB’s) 15th anniversary awards function at the Guardian Life building, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings on Sunday. Lewis was eventually named the TTHB’s female nominee for Sportswoman of the Year 2013.


Pierre and Lewis top hockey awards

By Mark Pouchet

National senior women’s team captain Alana Lewis and national senior men’s team member Mickell Pierre were named the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board’s Female and Male Players of the Year when the local  organisation hosted their 15th anniversary awards at the Guardian Life Building in Columbus Circle, Westmoorings on Sunday.


Pierre was part of the men’s national team that won the historic  


 TTHB Honour Roll


U-19- Girls

1.SC Magnolias


3.Notre Dame

Most Goals — Zene Henry (8) (Paragon)

U-19- Boys 

1.Notre Dame



Most Goals — Tariq Marcano (16) (Malvern)

Trinity Division —Women

1.SC Magnolias

2.Notre Dame

3.MH Checkers

Most Goals — Nicole Aming (10) (TTDF)

Trinity Division-Men




Most Goals — Desmond Archer (14) (Paradise)





Most Goals — Nicholas Wren (10) (TTDF)

Open Day Winners

Women — Paragon

Men — TTDF

Big Four Women — Paragon

Big Four Men — Petrotrin

National Indoor

U-19 Girls

1.SC Magnolias 



Most Goals — Kristin Abreu (10) (Ventures)

U-19 Boys

1. Fatima 

2. Malvern


Most Goals — Tariq Marcano (21) (Malvern) 


Champions Mixed — TTDF

Most Goals -Nicholas Wren (17) (TTDF)

Champions Women — Notre Dame

Most Goals — Yesenia Luces (13) (Ventures)

Champions Men — Paragon

Most Goals — Akim Toussaint (31) (Paragon)




1.Notre Dame


3.SC Magnolias

Most Goals — Kristin Thompson (10) (Paragon)




3.Notre Dame

Most Goals — Wayne Legerton (20) (Petrotrin), Kiel Murray (20) (Paragon)

Special Awards

Youth Player of the Year Female — Amy Olton

Youth Player of the Year Male — Tariq Marcano

Goalkeeper of the Year Female — Petal Derry

Goalkeeper of the Year Male — Ron Alexander

Top Five Players 

of the Year 


1.Alana Lewis 

2.Amy Olton

3.Blair Wynne

4.Teresa Lezama 

5.Dana De Gannes


1.Darren Cowie 

2.Dwain Quan Chan

3.Kwandwayne Browne

4.Akim Toussaint

5.Mickell Pierre

TTHB Nominee Sports Person of the Year 2013

Female — Alanna Lewis

Male — Mickell Pierre

bronze medal for this country at the Pan American Cup competition in Canada back in August.

Lewis, a player with Paragon, spearheaded the  national squad to seventh spot at the female edition of the Pan American Cup in Mendoza, Argentina back in September.

Lewis helped her team to the TTHB Opening Day female title  while they finished second in the TTHB Outdoor Championships.

Both Lewis and Pierre  emerged from the Five Players of the Year on the women’s 

and men’s side in a list that also included Amy Olton, last year’s TTHB Woman Hockey Player of the Year Blair Wynne, Teresa Lezama, Dana De Gannes (women), Darren Cowie, Dwain Quan Chan, Kwandwayne Browne and Akim Toussaint (men).

Notre Dame captured three awards, namely the Under-19 Boys and the National indoor and outdoor championship titles for the women’s divisions. Shandy Carib Magnolias’ Olton was named Youth Female Player of the Year.

The Youth Male Player of the Year was Tariq Marcano of Malvern, who captured the Most Goals award for the U-19 Boys indoor and outdoor competitions, while national senior team  goalkeeper  Petal Derry was  chosen as the Female Goalkeeper of the Year,  with Petrotrin’s Ron Alexander capturing the Male Goalkeeper of the Year title.

Notre Dame  were selected as the Female Team of the Year, while Paragon gained the Male Team of the Year award.

In a short address, former Trinidad and Tobago Olympic  Committee (T&TOC)  president and current TTHB president Douglas Camacho stated that the TTHB had a satisfying year on the field, with the men’s and women’s senior team’s performances on the field and off the field in terms of administration development where TTHB officials are sought worldwide for their expertise. He vowed to continue developing both aspects of the sport which he said were intertwined.

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee secretary general Annette Knot asked the hockey community to follow the example of the late Nelson Mandela and to continue to work together for the betterment of the sport.

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