Toronto's universities boast about two dozen Tokyo Olympians


Toronto’s universities boast about two dozen Olympic athletes and coaches, either currently attending or who are alumni — including one who attended two of them.

After graduating Etobicoke’s Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary School, sprinter Bismark Boateng played a year of soccer at Ryerson before switching to York University for its track program.

Here's the complete list of athletes with ties to Toronto universities, as provided by the respective universities, along with links to their bio on the Canadian Olympic Committee ( website.



Brittany Crew, shot put — Graduated in 2019 (kinesiology)

Bismark Boateng, sprint — Graduated in 2016 (kinesiology)

Khamica Bingham, sprint — Attended York between 2013 and 2019

Pierce Lepage, decathlon — Attended York over parts of two years (2014 and 2018)

Beach volleyball

Melissa Humana-Paredes — Graduated in 2017 (communications)

Brandie Wilkerson — Graduated in 2015 (communications)

Men’s volleyball

Arthur Szwarc — Attended York over parts of two years (2014 and 2015)


Shady El-Nahas, wrestling — Attended York in 2016-17

Medical staff

Andrea Prieur — Certified athletic therapist, Health Services Team


Jason Ho-Shue — Bachelor of commerce student in the faculty of liberal arts and professional studies (he is not a member of the York Lions athletic team)


Gabe Mastromatteo, swimming — Current student

Ruslan Gaziev, swimming — Current student

Matt Cabraja, swimming, Paralympics — Current student

 Kylie Masse, swimming — Alumna

Linda Kiefer, swimming — Coach

Heather Bansley, beach volleyball — Alumna

Michelle Li, badminton — Alumna

Rachel Honderich, badminton — Alumna

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, track and field — Alumna

Alicia Brown, track and field — Alumna

Madeleine Kelly, track and field — Alumna

Lucia Stafford, track and field — Alumna


Bismark Boateng played one year of varsity soccer in 2010.

Carly Clarke, Ryerson’s current women’s basketball head coach, is an assistant coach with the Canadian women's basketball team.

Roy Rana, former men’s basketball head coach, is an assistant coach with the German men's basketball team.