The Marion Hilliard Award is named in honour of former Toronto Lady Blues player Marion Hilliard. She played with the Lady Blues from 1922-27 and was a leading member of 6 championship teams. She was President of the University Hockey Club and was a member of the University of Toronto women’s Athletic Directorate for four years. The award is presented to reward excellence among a female ice hockey player from the CIS. The recipient exhibits outstanding achievement in three areas: hockey, academics and community involvement. In 2015, Toronto Varsity Blues player Nicole Kesteris became the first player to win the award in consecutive years.[1]

Award winnersEdit


2011 Marion Hilliard Award Winner Andie Switalski

Year Winner Team
2018 Ailish Forfar Ryerson Rams women's ice hockey
2017 Sarah Weninger Mount Royal
2016 Janelle Froehler Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey
2015 Nicole Kosteris Toronto Lady Blues
2014 Nicole Kosteris Toronto Lady Blues
2013 Kayla Blackmore St. Thomas Tommies
2012 Jill Morillo[2] UOIT Ridgebacks
2011 Andie Switalski[3] Mount Allison Mounties
2010 Kaitlyn McNutt[4] Dalhousie
2009 Danika Smith Ottawa Gee-Gees
2008 Shauna Denis[5] McGill Martlets
2007 Taryn Barry[6] Alberta Pandas
2006 Leah Kutcher Dalhousie
2005 Sue McCutcheon Toronto Lady Blues
2004 Janna Gillis Concordia Stingers women's ice hockey
2003 Jenny McRae Toronto
2002 Lauren Houghton Concordia
2001 Virginie Bilodeau UQTR
2000 Karina Verdon Ottawa Gee-Gees
1999 Bridget Bates Toronto
1998 Karen Kendall Concordia Stingers women's ice hockey

Runners upEdit

Every conference in the CIS names one player as a nominee for the award and they are considered the winner of the award for their respective conference.

Year Runner up Team Conference
2012 Kelsey Tulloch Saskatchewan Huskies Canada West
2012 Kristen MacDonald Carleton Ravens QSSF
2011 Autumn Mills[7] York Lions OUA
2011 Erica Skinner Carleton Ravens QSSF
2011 Megan Bach Lethbridge Pronghorns Hockey West
2010 Christine Allen[8] Ottawa QSSF
2010 Veronica Johnston[9] Western Mustangs OUA
2010 Stacy Corfield[10] Manitoba Bisons Hockey West
2009 Kori Cheverie St. Mary's Huskies AUS
2008 Kori Cheverie St. Mary's Huskies AUS


2007 Kori Cheverie St. Mary's Huskies AUS


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