Oregon senior Maddie Clark has been named one of five Division I finalists for the Yardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award that recognizes the accomplishments of collegiate lacrosse players who demonstrate dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness and sportsmanship.
Clark had to medically retire from lacrosse in 2019, but stayed with the program as a team manager assisting with the daily operations of practice, travel, meals, meetings and more.
“Maddie’s dedication to Oregon women’s lacrosse is unmatched,” UO senior Caroline Jaworski said. “She is a teammate who has continually fought day in and day out the past four years not for herself, but for the success of our team.”
Clark was a goalie from Maryland who played in eight games as a true freshman in 2017.
“Maddie is so much more to our team than a former goalie or manager, she is the heart of this team,” junior Alle Dunbar said. “Maddie is the most supportive and selfless person on this team, a position that I believe is often forgotten. She has made a tremendous impact on my life along with this team’s culture and its future; a much larger impact than I think she or any outsider could imagine.”