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Athletics Homecoming Once A Bruin Always a Bruin

October 10, 2013

Fond memories and Sheridan pride were the order of the day as three former student athletes and members of the 1989-90 men’s volleyball team were inducted into the Bruins Hall of Fame on September 28. Among the alumni honoured were Althea Brevett, John Falcon and Harry Vlachos. Congratulations!

2013 Sheridan Bruins Hall of Fame Inductees

Athlete - Althea Brevett, Office Administration, 1987

Althea Brevett is one of the most decorated women's volleyball players in Sheridan history, having been a part of the Double-Blue's only Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) championship in 1984-85, while rounding out her career with OCAA bronze (85-86) and silver medals (86-87). She was an OCAA All-star in all three years, MVP of the 1985 OCAA Championship tournament and a championship tournament all-star in 1986 and 1987. Now working in office administration for the Ontario Attorney General’s Office, Althea still plays at the provincial level.

“Every time I walk into this building, I feel like I’m home.”

Athlete - John Falcon, Security and Law Enforcement, 1977

Part of the Bruins winning hockey tradition, John was a leader both on and off the ice at Sheridan. He shone as a varsity hockey player (and captain), and was designated an All-Canadian for Sheridan, an OCAA All-Star and Sheridan’s Athlete of the Year in 1977. He helped lead the Bruins to three of the best seasons in the school’s history. As Student Union President in 1976-77, he spearheaded an ongoing series of events to raise funds for the college. John worked as a correctional officer before finding his niche as a salesman, most recently for Champion Industrial Equipment.

“I have a Bruin tattoo on my heart.”

Athlete - Harry Vlachos, Social Service Worker, 1972

In the formative years of Ontario college athletics, there were few players as dominant as Harry Vlachos. During the 1970-71 season, he scored 489 points in only 13 games, still a single season Sheridan record. His two-year career produced 881 points - currently the sixth highest total in school history -- with a career average of 28.4 points per game. He was the first varsity athlete who attended the then-new Brampton Campus. Harry has operated his own human resources management company for over 20 years.

“I am proud to say that I have worn double-blue all my life.”

1989-90 Men's Volleyball Team

The 1989-90 Men’s Volleyball team is one of the most decorated, winning six OCAA championships. They also became the second OCAA school to play for a national championship, following in the footsteps of Sheridan’s 1982-83 Canadian championship team. The 1989-90 team boasted several individual accomplishments as well, former business students Mike Albert and Rob Brown, earning CCAA All-Canadian recognition, while head coach Paul Reader was named the 1989/1990 National Coach of the Year.