REDBLACKS receiver Brad Sinopoli has been named a finalist for the 2016 Syl Apps Ontario Athlete of the Year Award.
Now it’s up to fans to ensure the Grey Cup game’s Most Valuable Canadian defends his title, which the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame bestowed on him last year. The competition will come down to a public vote for the third year, with the vote open until March 31.
Sinopoli, who starred at quarterback during his time with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the second straight year on the way to bringing the Grey Cup back to Ottawa for the first time in 40 years. Sinopoli had 1,036 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season and then added 94 yards and a touchdown in the championship game.
The Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award celebrates the contributions of top athletes in Ontario, and is awarded to the athlete who has made an outstanding and memorable contribution to Ontario sports during the previous calendar year.