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Four named to the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame

Four Burlington sports figures will be inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame in May

Shelley Simonton Barnett: Builder – Nexxice Synchronized Skating

•              Coach – Burlington NEXXICE Synchronized Skating team since 2000

•              Two time World Champions (2009 & 2015)

•              Canadian representatives at Worlds,  Eight time medallists

•              19 time Medalists at Canadian championships: 

o             13 gold; 5 silver; 1 bronze

•              Nexxice is currently Ranked 4th in the world

Dr. Marnix Heersink, MD.: Athlete – Basketball

•              Graduate – Burlington Central High School where he excelled at basketball, football, track, hockey and baseball

•              Graduate – University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine

•              Western University Basketball all Canadian Centre (1966-68) (1971-72)

o             Freshman Player of the Year (1966-67)

o             O-QAA Champions (1967-68)

o             Recipient: Father E.C. LeBel Plaque – O-QAA Most Outstanding Player (1967-68)

o             3-Time Team MVP  & 3-Time O-QAA All-Star

o             CIAU First Team All Canadian (1971-72)

o             Inducted: John P. Metras Sports Museum – Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame (2011)

Brady Heslip: Athlete – Basketball

•              Graduate – John T Tuck Elementary and Nelson High School

o             Winning a Halton Championship with N.H.S. Lords

o             Three time All Star Halton Honouree

•              Played 4 years at Baylor University in Waco Texas, going to the Elite Eight in 2013

•              Represented Canada on National team for 10 years – helping to capture silver at the Pan Am games and Bronze at the FIBA Americas Championship (2015)

•              Competed with Fred VanVleet for a spot on the Raptors

•              Played 7 professional seasons in the NBA G-league, Raptors 905 (2016-17), NBA Summer league and the Bosnia National League and Bundesliga in Germany

•              Named General Manager of the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the CEBL in 2022

Kate Psota: Athlete – Baseball

•              Graduate – Aldershot High School & Wilfrid Laurier University

•              First Female honoured with Player of the Year by Baseball Ontario (2002)

•              Played in every IBAF (International Baseball Federation) World Cup since 2004

•              Named Canadian National Baseball MVP (2009 & 2010)

o             Four time IBAF World Cup All Star (2010, 2012, 2016, 2018)

o             Seven time IBAF World Cup team medallist; (2006, 2008, 2012, 2018 Bronze); (2008, 2015,2016 Silver)

o             Recipient: Jimmy Rattlesnake Award (2008)

•              Member of Laurier Golden Hawks – Winning five consecutive OUA championships (2006 -2010) and 2010 Bronze Medal at CIS Nationals


The induction reception will take place Tuesday May 30th, 2023 at the Burlington Golf & Country Club

Doors open: 5:30 p.m.

Formal Inductions: 7:00 p.m.

Event Concludes: 8:00 p.m.

Emcee: Steve Foxcroft

Tickets $60 – Contact or 905.520.8922

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