HUNTERSVILLE, NC (May 26, 2022) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Thursday that Cynthia West of the Macon Mayhem is the recipient of the 2021-2022 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.
The winner was selected by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers.
West, a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, moved to Georgia in January 2021 to join the Mayhem staff. Prior to starting with the SPHL, she worked with several Texas high schools, college lacrosse, semi-pro rugby, junior hockey and has been a college preceptor in Texas and Georgia. West is an associate member of the Justin Sportmedicine Team and will be working with the Coastal Plain League, a wood-bat collegiate summer baseball league, this offseason.
Previous Athletic Trainer of the Year Winners
2020-21 award not presented
2019-20 Max Finley, Peoria Rivermen
2018-19 Lisa Connelly, Macon Mayhem
2017-18 Jen Lorenzo, Pensacola Ice Flyers
2016-17 Adam Norman, Columbus Cottonmouths
2015-16 Rick Hanlon, Mississippi RiverKings
2014-15 Michelle Novak, Peoria Rivermen
About the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
Now entering its 19th season, the Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 11 member teams located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL is to provide a quality family-friendly entertainment product structured inside an economic model that is viable for small and mid-size markets and arenas.