Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/22/20
From Press Release
For the second time in three years, the Yeardley Reynolds Love (YRL) Men’s Division II Unsung Hero has hailed from Chestnut Hill College as men’s lacrosse senior goalkeeper Stephen Hogan Jr. (Central Bucks West) was officially announced as the 2019-2020 recipient.
Hogan – who recently garnered the Chestnut Hill College Golden Griffin Award for his College passion and on-campus involvement – is a psychology major who minors in both English and religious studies. He continues an impressive run of Griffins to be considered for the accolade as the men’s lacrosse program offered Christopher Dachowski ’19 as a 2018-2019 finalist and Devan Martinez ’18 as the 2017-2018 YRL Men’s DII Unsung Hero.
The YRL Unsung Hero Awards recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes who help their teams achieve success in ways that may not be measured in goals, saves, or ground balls.
This honor places value on characteristics that are often undervalued in the competitively charged environment of college lacrosse. It recognizes athletes who make a significant contribution to the team while also bringing joy to teammates; they must exhibit leadership as a positive role model and demonstrate a record of community service.
Passionate about service and his “Dear Neighbor”, Hogan is a two-year team representative and the vice president for the Chestnut Hill College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). He has also served as a Chestnut Hill College Orientation Coordinator and Leader and helped establish a Bible Study through the Chestnut Hill College Office of Campus Ministry. At times, Hogan has even filled in for Father Bob Mulligan – the men’s lacrosse team chaplain – on away trips.
As the 2019-2020 Chestnut Hill College Golden Griffin Award winner, he was recognized for his school spirit; the award is presented annually to a student who truly exemplifies school spirit through his or her involvement. The Golden Griffin shares his or her love of the College readily, and is a shining example to all other students.
As part of this achievement, the One Love Foundation and the YRL Unsung Hero Award Committee congratulate winners with a commemorative silver bowl and a donation to each winner’s charity of choice. Hogan selected the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, please use the provided link to find out more about this organization and its good works.