Macon’s Lisa Connelly named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 10, 2019) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Wednesday that Lisa Connelly of the Macon Mayhem is the recipient of the 2018-2019 SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s athletic trainers and equipment managers.

Currently in her first season with the Mayhem, Lisa graduated from Valdosta State University in 2015 and got her graduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 2017. Before joining the Mayhem, Lisa previously worked in collegiate softball and high school football. While in college, she ran cross-country and still participates in marathons today.


Now in its 15th season, the Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of 11 members located throughout the southeastern and midwestern United States. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL is to provide a quality entertainment product structured inside an economic model that is viable for small and mid-size markets and arenas. For more information about the SPHL, visit the league’s website at