The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) inducted eight new members into its Hall of Fame this week, and half of them were from MSVU!
The CCAA Hall of Fame class of 2022 included the following MSVU Mystic alumni:
- Jacques Boudreau, Coach, Women’s Soccer
- Jason Carlson, Athlete, Men’s Basketball
- Kim Fralick, Athlete, Women’s Basketball
- Rick Plato, Coach, Men’s Basketball
“The CCAA Hall of Fame distinguishes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian collegiate athletics, either by virtue of their performance on an athletic team, or by meritorious efforts on behalf of the CCAA (source).” The CCA is the national governing body for organized sports at the collegiate level in Canada. The CCAA Hall of Fame includes 64 members in total (22 builders, 20 coaches, and 22 athletes).
Meet the MSVU inductees
Coach Boudreau was the Mystics Women’s Soccer Head Coach from 2001 to 2007 and led a talented team of MSVU student athletes to a CCAA bronze medal at the 2004 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship. To date, it is the only medal the ACAA has ever captured in CCAA Women’s Soccer.
Jacques is a four-time Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Coach of the Year and, in 2004, became the first ACAA head coach to earn CCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year honours.
Jason played with the Mystics Men’s Basketball team from 2006 to 2009. In his first season, he was a part of a history-making squad as they were the first MSVU men’s basketball team to go 23-0 in ACAA league play. Jason was a major contributor to this record, and was named to the CCAA second all-tournament team in the same season.
In his final season with the Mystics, Jason was named ACAA Player of the Year, CCAA All-Canadian, CCAA First Team All-Conference, and the 2008-2009 CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year (the first player from the ACAA to have done so). Carlson guided the Mystics to a season record of 20-1, and a number one national ranking to complete his career as a Mystic.
During Kim’s four years with the MSVU Mystics, she captured every individual award for which she was eligible – both from MSVU and the ACAA.
Kim’s impressive list of accolades includes, 2001 ACAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year, four-time ACAA Women’s Basketball MVP, and member of the ACAA All-Conference team. She was a three-time MSVU MVP and Female Athlete of the Year, a three-time CCAA All-Canadian, a two-time CCAA Academic All-Canadian, and a two-time member of the CCAA National All-Tournament Team.
Kim was also the 2002-2003 recipient of the Rod Shoveller Award for athletics, academics, sportsmanship and community involvement, and named CCAA Female Athlete of the Year for all CCAA sports across Canada in her final season.
Coach Plato held the position of Mystics Men’s Basketball Head Coach for 25 years, and is an important part of our Mystic community and history.
Rick led the Mystics to 14 national championship appearances, six within his last eight seasons. His teams won 13 ACAA conference championships and two national medals – bronze in 1992 and silver in 2008. Rick, along with his wife Andrea, are honourary Alumni of MSVU and are forever a part of our Mystics family.
MSVU is home to stand-out varsity athletics programs, featuring award-winning athletes and coaches (and one of the country’s best Athletic Directors!). In the 2021-2022 season, the Mystics earned five ACAA medals, including three conference championship banners. Three MSVU student-athletes were honoured as 2021-22 CCAA All-Canadians, two Mystics were named ACAA Players of the Year and three head coaches were named ACAA Coach of the Year.