Redshirt junior Sara Stewart's been a starter on FIU's backline since early in her freshman season. The 5-9 Canadian plays more physically than some of her countrymen do on the ice -- she led the team with four yellow cards this season and got the only red card. But just like the enforcers on the rink often have the biggest hearts off of it, there's no questioning Stewart's status as an all-conference do-gooder.
That's because she's just been named of Conference USA's Spirit of Service Honorees for the fall athletic season for the second consecutive year.
Stewart tutors at a Miami elementary school during the school year, feeds the homeless, is a Special Olympics volunteer and works in a veternarian's office back home. And she's got a 3.72 grade point average as a bio sciences major.
That's a student-athlete-citizen.