UMass Boston junior finalist for One Love 'Unsung Hero' award

Darragh Fahey

UMass Boston lacrosse junior attackman Darragh Fahey has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2021 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award. He is the first player in the university’s program history to be named a finalist for the award.

The nomination was announced by the One Love Foundation last week and the winner will be announced in late May.

The 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 Love exemplified throughout her life.

“Darragh is a young man of great character and integrity,” said UMass Boston’s head coach Tyler Low.  “He is as impactful on the field as he is in the community, and has beenan invaluable member of our program.”

Throughout the pandemic, Fahey has excelled in the virtual classroom, while helping his fellow Beacons navigate the uncertainty of the 2020-21 academic year.   A member of the UMass Boston Student Athlete Advisory Committee, he played a crucial role in helping advance the department’s focus on mental health and student-athlete well-being.  He spearheaded a series of “Mental Health Conversations” with UMass Boston team physician on a variety of topics. 

A member of the Little East Conference All-Academic Teams as a sophomore and as a junior, Fahey has catapulted UMass Boston lacrosse to new heights, including winning their first LEC regular season title.

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