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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Senior ahead Amanda Conger of the Saint Anselm Faculty ladies’s hockey workforce was named the 2020 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, which was introduced on Saturday night. Conger is the 25th recipient of the award, which was first offered in 1996.
The opposite 4 award finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award have been Devin Brosseau (Clarkson), Cal Burke (Notre Dame), Dakota Keene (UMass Boston) and Delaney Wolf (Saint Mary’s).
The Hockey Humanitarian Award is given annually to school hockey’s best citizen — a student-athlete who makes important contributions not solely to his or her workforce, but additionally to the community-at-large by means of management in volunteerism.
Conger was nominated in recognition of a selfless act that happened this previous summer season. By means of an internship expertise in her dwelling state, she met a neighborhood man, Cameron Ouellette, who was identified with stage 5 kidney illness. It was found within the spring 2019 that she was a match and Conger went ahead with donating one in every of her kidneys to Ouellette. The harvesting and transplant procedures happened in early June and each have made a full restoration.
“I’m humbled that I used to be nominated, named a finalist and am now the recipient of this prestigious award, which has honored so many excellent pupil athletes,” Conger stated. “Whereas I’m exceptionally grateful to be the recipient of this award, it was utterly sudden. I can solely hope that the extra my story is shared, the extra consciousness it brings to the significance of organ donation. I’m lucky that is one other platform to do exactly that.”
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Conger has additionally volunteered her time with quite a few noteworthy causes, together with Group IMPACT and Women with Energy Instruments. She additionally has labored with the Faculty’s Assault & Violence Training & Reporting Group (AVERT) and within the Harbor, an on-campus hub for prevention, schooling and consciousness of home and courting violence.
“Over 25 years we have now been extremely impressed by the caliber of our nominees,” stated Matt Patrick, Government Director of the HHAF. “Amanda’s sacrifice exemplifies all that the Basis seeks to honor. She is in each approach a real heroine. We couldn’t be extra happy.”
Conger has responded from the extraordinary medical process, skating in a career-high 32 video games in her senior season posting 13 factors (three objectives, 10 assists). She performed in a program-record 116 video games in her 4 years with the Hawks, registering 72 factors (31 objectives, 41 assists). She missed solely two video games in her 4 years with the workforce.
“I really consider it’s Amanda’s outlook on life to benefit from all her alternatives and never take life without any consideration,” stated her head coach, Kerstin Matthews. “It takes a particular particular person to be so selfless so as to add a bodily problem of this diploma proper earlier than her senior yr. It’s wonderful to see how this younger girl has touched so many lives — what’s extra, she doesn’t see it when it comes to what she has achieved for them, however reasonably what they’ve achieved for her.”
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Conger is the second Saint Anselm student-athlete at school historical past to the obtain the award, as Tucker Mullin (‘13) was honored in his senior season. Saint Anselm turns into the fifth faculty/college to have a number of recipients, becoming a member of Boston Faculty, Northeastern, Yale and Wisconsin.
The Hockey Humanitarian Award Basis may even current Conger with a verify for $2,500, which can be donated to Donate Life Vermont. Donate Life Vermont is a corporation devoted to elevating consciousness of organ, eye and tissue donation within the Inexperienced Mountain State. All 5 HHA finalists obtained $500 for his or her respective designated charities. These donations from the HHA Basis are potential by means of the beneficiant assist of the award’s companions and donors.
Conger is the ninth feminine student-athlete to win the Hockey Humanitarian Award, and the primary since Minnesota’s Sidney Peters earned the award in 2018.
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The Hockey Humanitarian Award is awarded yearly to school hockey’s best citizen and seeks to acknowledge faculty hockey gamers, from all divisions, male or feminine, who give again to their group within the true humanitarian spirit. We search to not merely have a good time Corridor of Fame athletes, however reasonably Corridor of Fame human beings.
For extra data, please go to www.HockeyHumanitarian.org or comply with us on Twitter @HHA_Foundation, Fb and Instagram.
|1996||J.P. McKersie||Boston College|
|2001||Jason Cupp||Nebraska Omaha|
|2002||Rocky Reeves||Buffalo State|
|2005||Sarah Carlson||Boston Faculty|
|2011||Brooks Dyroff||Boston Faculty|
|2013||Tucker Mullin||Saint Anselm Faculty|
|2014||Jeff Reppucci||Holy Cross|
|2016||Chris Dylewski||Air Power|
|2017||Danny Divis/Justin McKenzie||Saint Michael’s Faculty|
|2020||Amanda Conger||Saint Anselm Faculty|
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