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