Appleby College

Appleby College

December 09, 2009 15:38 ET

Media Release: Appleby College Student and Teacher to Carry Olympic Torch

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2009) - Grade 8 student, Alysia DaSilva, and Appleby's director of athletics, Sharon Creelman, have been chosen as torchbearers for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

DaSilva is Appleby's Varsity Girls' Under-14 goaltender and when not on Appleby ice, plays with the Mississauga Braves minor bantam AA team - the only female to play at that level in the minor bantam AA west division. This young hockey star will be carrying the torch when the relay passes through Mississauga on Saturday, December 19.

"Alysia is a very dedicated student-athlete with a lot of natural ability. Whenever she is on the ice, she demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and a great amount of confidence. We are very excited to see her develop into a premier goaltender here at Appleby," said Margot Page, head coach for the Womens' Varsity Hockey team.

Appleby's director of athletics and past Olympian, Sharon Creelman, will be a torchbearer when the relay passes through Niagara Falls on Sunday, December 20. Throughout the eighties and early nineties, Creelman represented Canada's Field Hockey team in three different Olympics: 1984, Los Angeles; 1988, Seoul; and 1992, Barcelona. She played for Canada's National Team for 13 years, competing at four world championships, winning both a silver and bronze medal.

"As an Olympian, getting the opportunity to participate in the torch relay for the Vancouver Olympics will be an incredible experience," said Creelman.

About Appleby College

Appleby College is an independent school for more than 755 young men and women in Grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1911, Appleby offers a university preparatory education to both boarding and day students. The curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse education that combines rigorous academics with dynamic arts, athletics and community service. For more information, visit

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