Chateauguay footballer wins Vanier Cup

Par Valérie Lessard
Chateauguay footballer wins Vanier Cup
Adam Sinagra (Photo : Gracieuseté David Moll)

Adam Sinagra of Chateauguay could not have finished his university football career on a better note. Not only did he lead his team to victory in the Vanier Cup game of November 23, but he also left with the title  of the Most Valuable Player in the final match.

Sinagra is the star quarterback of the University of Calgary Dinos. His team defeated the University of Montreal Carabins 27-13 in the Canadian university football championship contest. It was the first time since 1995 that the Dinos had captured a national title.

Sinagra received the Ted Morris Trophy, presented to the  Most Valuable Player in the contest which this year was played in Quebec City. He completed 22 of 28 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns.

The quarterback was delighted to be able to play in his native province. ‘’I had not played in Quebec since my CEGEP days,’’ he explained in an interview. ‘’It was the cherry on the top to be able to win in front of my family and friends.’’

Nice memories of Raiders

His passion for football developed on the field at Laberge Park with the Chateauguay Raiders from the age of eight. ‘’At the beginning, I went there to be with my friends, but my passion and my abilities developed later thanks to some good coaching,’’ he recalled. Moreover, Sinagra says he has fond memories of games at Laberge Park…and of the sausages with sauce the players consumed afterwards!

Sinagra is hoping to be drafted into the Canadian Football League. He is currently finishing his studies in economics.

He hopes that the path he followed inspires other youngsters to continue in football. ‘’That has been so good for me and it enabled me to get a fine education,’’ he remarked.

Adam Sinagra lors de la finale de la Coupe Vanier. (Crédit Mathieu Bélanger)
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