Redeemer University College student Ryan Talsma was recently named Male Athlete of the Year for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA). He also won national honors as one of ten players who received the Canadian College Athletic Associations' All-Canadian award.
Coach Wayne Harris described Talsma as a consummate team player. “Ryan Talsma is a humble leader that never gets bigger than the game. His leadership, natural gifts, and his work ethic have made him one of the most feared players in the OCAA and across the country,” said Harris.
Talsma, a member of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Bowmanville, Ontario, credited his team for the award. “We all make each other better, and this award is certainly a result of that,” he said.