Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/6/20
From Press Release
Chestnut Hill College senior goalkeeper Stephen Hogan Jr. Central Bucks West) has been named ad finalist for the Men’s Division II Yeardley Reynolds Love (YRL) Unsung Hero Award.
Presented by the The One Love Foundation, the YRL Unsung Hero Awards celebrate student-athletes from each level of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s and women’s lacrosse for their dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness, and sportsmanship. Six YRL Unsung Hero Award winners, once from each division (DI, DII, and DIII; men and women), will be announced in late May.
Hogan majors in psychology and minors in both English and religious studies. He is also a two-year team representative and the vice president for the Chestnut Hill College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Passionate about service and his “Dear Neighbor”, which is evident in his role with SAAC and as a Chestnut Hill College Orientation Coordinator and Leader. Hogan helped establish and lead a Bible Study through the Chestnut Hill College Office of Campus Ministry and has even filled in for Father Bob Mulligan, the team’s chaplain, on away trips.
Hogan is the third Griffin to ba named a YRL finalist. Others were Devan Martinez ’18 and Christopher Dachowski ’19. Martinez was the 2017-2018 DII YRL Unsung Hero Award winner.
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.