LIZELLE Goosen and Westview emerged as the top winners at the annual Eastern Province Squash Union awards function held at Westview last night.
For the second year in a row, Goosen was named EP's player of the year after she continued to dominate the women's competitions.
This year, she also played as a regular in the men's first league when, uniquely, all four members in the Londt Park V side came from the Van Niekerk family – dad Anton, and siblings Lizelle, Rudi and Dewald. Although the squash was at a higher level, Goosen was never disgraced.
On the women's scene, she again ruled the roost, winning the Westview, NMMU, Crusaders and Londt Park tournaments.
Westview won the race for the coveted club-of-the-year award, a trophy keenly contested for and which goes beyond only performances on the court.
In a tight race, the Newton Park club edged Crusaders and Londt Park for the honours.
The league and award winners were:
Women Super league: Londt Park, 1st: Londt Park, 2nd: Collegiate, 3rd: Westview, 4th: Profiles
Super: NMMU, Goffer: Londt Park, 1st: NMMU, 2nd: Crusaders, 3rd: Londt Park, 4th: Londt Park, 5th: Profiles, 6th: Londt Park, 7th: Walmer, 8th: NMMU, 9th: Crusaders, 10th: Grey High, 11th: Swifts, 12th: Old Grey
Most improved woman: Robyn Boy
Most improved men: Pierre and Etienne Griezel
Most promising player: Dewald van Niekerk
Player of the year: Lizelle Goosen
Administrator of the year: EP Jarvis-Kaplan Cup committee
Sportsmanship trophy: Shaun Viljoen
Club of the year: 1 Westview, 2 Saders 3 Londt Park
Service to squash: Erich Klokow, Wendy Theron, Jacqui Ryder
EP Closed men: Rudi van Niekerk; women: Lizelle Goosen
EP doubles, mixed: Peter and Jacqui Ryder; women: Karen Schepers, Nikki Hurr; men: Jason le Roux, Quintin Masters
Difford Cup: Carla Matthys