France St-Louis - Biography

In 1998, France St-Louis’ dream came true. She attended the Winter Olympic Games and came home with a silver medal. France St-Louis graduated from University with a Bachelor degree in Physical Education. She has been teaching for the last 25 years. Before attending the Games, she taught for over 17 years in the primary and high school sectors.

At the age of 40, she retired from the Canadian Olympic Program to launch her own hockey school and to develop the sport-school program for women’s hockey. During her twenty year sporting career, she dominated in two sports : field lacrosse and hockey. Five-time world champion and recipient of numerous individual awards, she has made an immense contribution to women in sport and particularly to women’s hockey.

She has been a physical education teacher at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal for the past 8 years and continues to act as the technical consultant with the university of Montréal’s Carabins Women’s hockey team.

 
SPORT RESUME
 





FULL LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
National Coaching Certification Program
1977 - 1980 Université de Sherbrooke, Québec
Bachelor and Teaching Certificate

• Physical Education



AWARDS
• Inducted into the Panthéon des sports du Québec Sports Hall of Fame (2003)
• Quebec Athlete of the Decade in Lacrosse (1980 to 1990)
• Quebec Athlete Award of Excellence in Women’s hockey (1986 and 1991)
• Captain of the Canadian Women’s team (1992 – 1994)
• Assistant captain of the Canadian Women’s hockey team (1997)
• Named Most Valuable Player on her team at the Canadian Championships (1998,97,91,90,88)
• Nominated for Teammate Award of Excellence by the Quebec Hockey Federation
   (1994 and 1990)
• Named Personality of the Week by the La Presse newspaper
• Leading scorer of the Women’s Hockey League (1991-92-93-97)


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Women’s Hockey

• Member of the Canadian Hockey Team and silver medallist at the 1998
  Winter Olympics in Nagano
• Member of the Canadian Team (1985 to 1989)
• Member of the Canadian Hockey Team from 1990 to 1999
• Gold medal at World Championships (1990-92-94-97-99)
• Gold medal at Three-Nation Cup (1996)
• Gold medal at the Pacific Rim (1996)
• Gold medal at Canadian Championships (1988-89-90-94 95-96-99)
• Silver medal at Canadian Championships (1994 and 1997)
• Bronze medal at Canadian Championship (1985-93-98)



 

Women's Field Lacrosse

• Member of the Canadian Team (1985 to 1989)
• 4th position, World Championships in Australia (1989)
• 4th position, World Championships in Philadelphia (1986)
• Gold medal at Canadian Championships (1989)
• Silver medal at Canadian Championships (1986)
• Bronze medal at Canadian Championships (1985 and 1988)



 

SPORTS RESUMÉ
Accomplishments of the Women’s hockey team :

1999 • Gold medal at World Championships in Finland
         • Gold medal at Canadian Championships Toronto

1998 • Silver medal at Olympic Games in Nagano (Japan)
         • Bronze medal at Canadian Championships in Calgary

1997 • Silver medal at Canadian Championships in Vancouver
         • Gold medal at World Championships in Kitchener
         • Silver medal at Three-Nation Cup in Lake Placid

1996 • Gold medal at Three-Nation Cup in Ottawa (Team Canada)
         • Gold medal at Pacific Rim in Vancouver (Team Canada)
         • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in New-Brunswick

1995 • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in P.E.I.

1994 • Gold medal at World Championships in Lake Placid
         • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in Winnipeg

1993 • Bronze medal at Canadian Championships in Ottawa

1992 • Gold medal at World Championships in Finland

1990 • 1st Gold medal at 1st World Championships in Ottawa
         • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in Regina

1989 • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in Vancouver

1988 • Gold medal at Canadian Championships in Burlington

1987 • Gold medal at First International Championships in Toronto

1985 • Bronze medal at Canadian Championships in P.E.I.

1984 • Silver medal at Canadian Championships in Edmonton



 

Individual sports accomplishments:

1998 • Named Most Valuable Player at the Canadian Championships in Calgary

1997 • Named Most Valuable Player at the Canadian Championships in Vancouver

1996 • Assistant captain of the Canadian team at the Pacific Rim in Vancouver
         • Assistant captain of the Canadian team at the Three-Nation Cup in Ottawa
         • Captain of the Quebec team at the Canadian Championships in New-Brunswick

1994 • Recipient of the Teammate Award of Excellence by the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation
         • Finalist for the Teammate Award of Excellence at the Sports-Québec Annual Sport Gala
         • Captain of the Canadian hockey team at the World Championships in Lake Placid
         • Assistant captain of the Quebec team at the Canadian Championships in Winnipeg

1993 • Captain of the Quebec team at the Canadian Championships in Ottawa

1992 • Captain of the Canadian hockey team at the World Championships in Finland

1991 • Recipient of the Teammate Award of Excellence by the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation
         • Named Most Valuable Player at the Canadian Championships in Montreal
         • Finalist for the Teammate Award of Excellence at the Sports-Québec Annual Sport Gala
         • Leading scorer of the Senior AA Hockey League
         • Assistant coach of the Women’s junior hockey team at the Canada Games in P.E.I.

1990 • Named Celebrity of the Week by the Montréal daily newspaper La Presse
         • Named Most Valuable Player at the Canadian Championships in Regina

1989 • Named Athlete of the month by the Club de médaille d’or

1988 • Named Most Valuable Player at the Canadian Championships in Burlington

1987 • Named Most Valuable Player at the 1st International Championships in Toronto

 
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