FAIRFIELD, CT - The Sacred Heart University Department of Athletics held its 19th Annual All-Sports and Senior Awards Banquet on Monday evening at the Trumbull Marriott, as 161 senior student-athletes and others were honored for their accomplishments both on and off the field. Jeff Holtz, the voice of the Pioneer Sports Network, served as the evening's Master of Ceremonies and Evan Mladenoff (Leawood, KS) of the men’s ice hockey team delivered the student-athlete response.
“We all came here for one reason, to play or compete in our respective sport at the Division I level,” stated Mladenoff in his speech. “We came in as strangers with the same hopes, fears and dreams with what college might have for us. For the past four years, we’ve had to put on our uniforms, although different in styles that are always the same red, grey, and white colors that allow us to graduate as part of an extended Sacred Heart Athletics family.”
“Every individual in this room has something specific they have brought to the team, and without them, our collective successes would be far fewer. Some are goal and point scorers with their names in the headlines. Some are unsung heroes who unselfishly change positions to meet a team need and help a coach field the most competitive team possible. And some who may never see the ice, field, court, or water of competition, but who come to practice every day and push themselves, and therefore push their teammates to be their best. Putting on the same red, grey, and white for the past four year, injured or healthy, we could not do it without any of you.”
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