The Ontario Amateur Softball Association has set up a fund to receive donations that are used exclusively to recognize U20 or U23 players that have demonstrated a combination of athletic performance, academic proficiency and community service. Donations can be made at any time by sending a cheque, made payable to the OASA Scholarship Fund, to the OASA Treasurer.

Eligibility is limited to players who have played at either the U20 or U23 OASA level in the year in which the scholarship is to be awarded. To apply for the scholarship, please visit our scholarship application page and submit prior to September 15.

Our 2022 scholarship winners were Brayden Van De Wynckel, Noah Fleurie, and Ty McFadden.

Brayden Van De Wynckel from Baden
Home Centre: Wilmot
Wilfrid Laurier University
BSc Data Science (Math/Computer Programming Honours Degree)

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is pleased to award Brayden Van De Wynckel of Baden as one of three OASA Scholarships Recipients in 2022. Brayden is attending Wilfrid Laurier University for a Bachelor of Data Science Degree with a focus on a Math/Computer Programming Honours Degree). Brayden was a member of the Wilmot Thunder U20 team which placed 2nd at Provincials in 2022. He led the team in batting average, HRs, OPS, and HHB%. While playing with Rostock at the U20 Nationals he earned All-Star Utility Player.

When asked about Brayden, John Rose (Assistant Coach, Wilmot Thunder U20) stated that “Simply put, he makes those around him similarly motivated and driven to succeed, including his coaches and it is these skills that will suit him best both on and off the field as he progresses in ball and in life.”

Outside of Softball, Brayden was a regular competitor in provincial and national Math Contests and swam competitively with the Wilmot Aquatic Aces from 2008 – 2021. A well-rounded athlete he competed for his High School Volleyball, Swimming, Badminton and Slo-pitch teams, earning All Star status in Volleyball and Slo-pitch.

In the community Brayden has volunteered as a coach for his High School Swim team as well as coaching a U10 boys softball team while holding down a full-time summer job at Herrles Farm Market.

Noah Fleurie from Eganville
Home Centre: Westport
York University
Kinesiology and Health Science

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is pleased to award Noah Fleurie of Westport as one of three OASA Scholarships Recipients in 2022. Noah is attending York University working towards a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. An Ontario Scholar and Valedictorian who maintained at least an 85% average in all four years of High School. Noah also received the Principal Award for Student Leadership.

Noah volunteered with the Kids Curling Program at the Eganville Curling Club, as well as Grade 9 Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor. He also worked with Eganville Minor Ball as a pitching instructor.

On the softball field, Noah has been a mainstay with the Westport Storm, winning the Provincial B Championship in 2019 and 2022.

Mike Seed (Team Manager, Westport Storm U20) stated that “Noah’s sportsmanship has always been his most admirable quality, as he always arrives to the park with a smile on his face and willingness to help his teammates, opponents and coaching staff at the ballpark.”

Ty McFadden from Port Perry
Home Centre: Port Perry
University of Guelph
Bachelor of Commerce – Sport and Event Planning (year 2)

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is pleased to award Ty McFadden of Port Perry as one of three OASA Scholarships Recipients in 2022. Ty is attending his second year at the University of Guelph, where he is completing a Bachelor of Commerce – Sport and Event Planning degree. Ty was an honour roll student each year of High School and graduated as an Ontario Scholar. As a well-rounded athlete Ty participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including basketball and hockey.

Ty started playing competitive softball when he was 12 years old. In 2019 he won gold at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Carbonear, Newfoundland. With over 200 volunteer hours Ty worked for the Township of Scugog recreation department, leading to a position as summer camp counsellor. He also volunteers as a softball coach for Port Perry Minor Softball and acts as a basketball referee and volleyball coach at R.H. Cornish Public School.

Ed Matthews (Head Coach, Port Perry U20) stated that “Ty has always been a gentleman on and off the field. He goes out of his way to make younger players, both locally and when travelling, feel as though their experience is as important (or more so) than his and the teams.”

Past Winners:
1994 Ryan Martin, Palmerston
Kipton Zavitz, Sarnia
2009 Chris Brown, Napanee
Chad Fink, Sebringville
1995 Patrick Graham, Jarvis
Greg Shantz, Petersburg
Matt Tangney, Guelph
2010 Fred Hermack, Oshawa
Corey Way, Waterloo
1996 Darren Hancock, Peterborough
David McDonald, Teeswater
2011 Steven Ashbridge, Port Perry
Ben Kinsella, Markham
1997 Jerome Loewen, St. Catharines
Michel Souliere, Orleans
2012 Brendon Bonnor, Greensville
Tom Fischer, Teeswater
1998 Mark Kemp, Napanee
Jason McDonald, Teeswater
Joe Reid, Napanee
2013 Adan Fujita, Pickering
Ty Sebastian, Brussels
1999 Evan Boyd, Stouffville
Allan Phibbs, Hagersville
Chris Shewfelt, Dundas
2014 Johnathan Baker, Kitchener
Tyson Zehr, Tavistock
2000 Michael Fisher, Cambridge
Dan Jessiman, Stittsville
Jamie Lawlor, Bloomfield
2015 Cole Bolton, Flinton
Keegan Scott, Napanee
Matt Wardrop, Owen Sound
2001 Matthew Herrington, Perth Road
Adam Hiller, Elmira
Brad Thomson, New Dundee
2016 Derek Hyde, Tavistock
Zac Klein, Cobourg
Tyler Randerson, New Hamburg
2002 Jon Ferguson, Stouffville
Tyler Robinson, Amherstview
Ryan Sharpe, Odessa
Matt White, North York
2017 Riley Manion, Napanee
Justin Wagler, Tavistock
2003 Chad Crawford, Stratford
Jeff Wilson, Simcoe
2018 Noah Baker, Kitchener
Mac Fischer, Teeswater
Brendan Hagerman, Napanee
2004 Kevin Buckley, Waterloo
Mike Grupstra, Brantford
Jeff McKee, Orangeville
2019 Thomas Baker, Kitchener
Curtis Ruetz, Mildmay
Owen Torrie, Williamsford
2005 Andrew Naranscik, Windham
Andrew Putnam, Waterloo
2020 Elijah Brahaney, Ivanhoe
Connor Sloan, Kitchener
Isaiah Whetstone, New Hamburg
2006 James Mayer, Toanche
Brent Mills, Napanee
Josh Roach, Waterloo
2021 Robbie Barker, Centreville
Tie Foster, Jordan
Tyler Franklin, Napanee
2007 Matt Allen, Kingston
Ryan Mitts, Oshawa
2008 Cal McGarvey, Napanee
Blair Verheye, Kitchener
2022 Noah Fleurie, Eganville
Ty McFadden, Port Perry
Brayden Van De Wynckel, Baden