Brennan Van Nistelrooy (left) and Kyle Kawamoto are the Sun's team MVPs for 2015.

Van Nistelrooy, Kawamoto are Sun co-MVPs

Okanagan completes unbeaten season Saturday in Kamloops, honours top players on Sunday

  • Mon Oct 5th, 2015 11:00am
  • Sports

After their first undefeated season since 2004 and clinching their 19th first-place finish, the Okanagan Sun celebrated their individual accomplishments Sunday at the year-end team awards banquet at the Coast Capri Hotel.

Defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy and receiver Kyle Kawamoto were named co-winners as the Sun’s MVP.

Van Nistelrooy, 22, led the BCFC with six interceptions, while Kawamoto, 22, led the Sun in receptions (41) and receiving yards (1,005) while scoring 10 touchdowns.

The following are all of the Sun award winners:

Scoring Leader – Thomas Huber (kicker/receiver) – third consecutive year

Community Award – Kyle Patchell (receiver) – second consecutive year and Keagan Hughes

Most Inspirational Player in memory of JT Fernandez – Cliff Crews (Offensive Lineman)

Most Improved Player – Cord Delinte (Defensive Back) – second consecutive year

Okanagan High School Player of the Year – Kyle Patchell (Receiver, KSS Grad)

Most Popular Player (voted by the players) – Brennan Van Nistelrooy (Defensive Back/Punter)

Most Sportsmanlike Player – Keagan Hughes (Linebacker)

Special Teams Player – Brennan Van Nistelrooy (Punter/Defensive Back)

Top Defensive Back – Brennan Van Nistelrooy – third consecutive year

Top Linebacker – Layne Hull & Keagan Hughes

Top Offensive Back – Cam Bedore (Quarterback) and Josiah Joseph (Quarterback)

Top Receiver – Kyle Kawamoto

Top Defensive Lineman – Jonas Gering and Lucas Machado

Top Offensive Lineman – Cliff Crews

Rookie of the Year – Kent Lawrence and Hayden Hamilton

Most Valuable Players – Brennan Van Nistelrooy and Kyle Kawamoto

The Sun will now begin preparation for the Kamloops Broncos in the BCFC Semi-Final on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Apple Bowl.

If the Sun wins, they will host the Cullen Cup BCFC Championship game on Oct. 25 for the second consecutive year.

The winner of the BCFC will travel to the Prairies and the Canadian Bowl on Nov. 7, a game the Sun has not played in since 2004.