The Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award
The Yeardley Reynolds Love ("YRL") Unsung Hero Award recognizes the accomplishments of two student-athletes (one male, one female) who demonstrate dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness and sportsmanship - all qualities Yeardley exemplified throughout her life. These student-athletes make a significant contribution to the team in ways that may not be measured in goals, saves or ground balls.

Hard-working, humble, honest, kind, and enthusiastic; these individuals serve as an inspiration to their team both on the field and off. The award recipients should exhibit leadership as positive role models and also be involved in community service.

Congratulations to our Past YRL Unsung Heroes

Kara Stroup, Temple University
Elijah Conte, University of Delaware
Zoe Skinner, University of North Carolina
Jason Crane, Loyola College
Todd Stewart, Brown University
Katherine McManus, University of Notre Dame
Ryan Rotanz, Virginia Tech University
Joe Cummings, University of Maryland
Emily Speck, Colgate University
Dylan Levings, Yale University
Kim Wenger, Duke University
Dan Burns, University of Maryland

Key Dates + Details
  • All nominations must be submitted no later than March 31st.
  • We will announce 5 male and 5 female finalists in mid-April, and conduct short phone interviews with those five finalists.
  • We will announce the winners in late May and submit a press release at that time.
  • Each winner will be able to direct a donation to the charity of their choice and will receive a silver bowl to commemorate this high honor.
Nomination Process
To nominate a player, please do the following. All components of a nomination must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017.

  1. Answer the below questions. Please be as detailed as possible, using specific examples, in a brief essay. We highly recommend crafting your responses in a Word or Text document and then copying and pasting into the fields. There is also an option to upload a document in addition to filling out the responses.
  2. Upload the Nominated Player's Photo. Upload a photo of your nominated student-athlete. The photo can be their team headshot, an action shot or another photo off the field (don't worry, we'll give you the opportunity to upload more than one if you can't choose!)
  3. Upload the Nominated Player's Resume. Please upload and include your nominated player's resume.

If you have any questions, please email this resume to Sharon Robinson at and/or 

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