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Harvard’s Emily Yue ’15 Receives Unsung Hero Award

Carly Barbato – June 17, 2020

The New England Hockey Writers Association announced their year end awards in May. Emily Yue ’16, a women’s ice hockey goalie for the Harvard Crimson was awarded the Joe Tomasello Unsung Hero Award.

As stated by the Harvard Crimson Athletics website,

The Joe Tomasello Unsung Hero Award is named after the longtime manager of the Boston Arena (now Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena) is normally given out to a single honoree, however the organization has made the decision to recognize multiple winners going forward. This year, three winners were announced and Emily Yue was one of five Honorable Mentions. All of those recognized were seniors and Yue is one of three ECAC Hockey and Ivy League honorees. Yue was recently honored as the team’s Dooley Award winner and Johanna “Jojo” Boynton Award winner. The Dooley Award is presented annually to the player who best combines the qualities of sportsmanship, enthusiasm and devotion to her team and the game of ice hockey. The Johanna “Jojo” Boynton Award is given to the person who, without garnering recognition or praise, has positively influenced the women’s Harvard hockey program with a tremendous attitude, passion for the sport and a willingness to help in any capacity, while sharing in HH’s commitment to excellence.

At Deerfield, Emily was a four-year standout on the girls varsity ice hockey and field hockey teams, helping the Big Green field hockey team earn playoff berths in all four years. She was named to the NEPSAC All-Tournament team in field hockey in the fall of 2015. Emily captained the Big Green hockey team during her senior campaign.

Emily was selected to the ECAC All-Academic during her sophomore and junior year for the Crimson. She was also the recipient of the Commissioner’s Award during her junior season. In her senior season, she made an appearance on Senior Day in the Crimson’s 3-0 win over St. Lawrence on February 22.

Congratulations to Emily on her career for the Harvard Crimson and her awards!

Go Big Green!