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Stephane Boileau

Union College


Stephane Boileau, who carries a 3.90 GPA in neuroscience, was a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year award and made his second straight appearance on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team. He won the Thomas Vanarden Dukehard award for the highest GPA on the men’s ice hockey team for the second consecutive season, and was named Union College’s junior Student-Athlete of the Year. He was also named to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team.


Boileau speaks every year at a Schenectady-area high school about the importance of hockey in French-Canadian culture. He is a member of the Union chapter of Active Minds, which promotes awareness and education about mental health to fellow students on campus. He is also the team’s representative on the Union College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.


Boileau is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Leadership Honors Society which recognizes exceptional college students for community service, among other attributes. Boileau and his teammates served Thanksgiving dinner at the Schenectady chapter of the YMCA and participated in the Albany Center for Disability Services telethon, which helped raise $1.9 million.

Before the holidays this year, Boileau responded to a campus-wide email calling for donations for needy Schenectady-area families. He collected $10 from each of his teammates, but instead of dropping the money off with school administrators, he asked for information about a family that had a specific need.  He learned of a single mother with five children living not far from campus, and set out to buy a new set of clothes for each of the children as a holiday gift. Boileau then delivered the gifts to the family himself shortly before Christmas.


Last season Boileau finished sixth on the team with 21 points, scoring eight goals and 13 assists in 35 games. He recorded two assists in Union’s 3-1 ECAC semifinal victory against St. Lawrence, propelling the Dutchman to their first appearance in the ECAC Hockey Championship Game. He is 51st on the school’s all-time scoring list with 67 career points (24 goals, 43 assists).