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Jr. Golden Knights’ Kline earns inaugural Mark Workman Scholarship

 

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Emily Kline is the first recipient of the Mark Workman Scholarship, which is presented by the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Kline recently graduated from Odyssey Charter High School in Las Vegas and has played 14 years of hockey in Minnesota and Nevada. The Princeton, Minn., native played for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ varsity Division III team this past season and served as an alternate captain. Appearing in 14 games for the Jr. Golden Knights, Kline tallied three assists.

Heading into the 2019-20 season, Kline will be an incoming freshman at Arizona State University and has committed to play for the Sun Devils’ women’s ACHA team.

“Emily is an incredible competitor on the ice and in the classroom,” said Golden Knights director of hockey administration Katy Boettinger, who also serves as the academic advisor and scholarship committee chair of the Jr. Golden Knights. “Her application and essay demonstrated her leadership, her contributions in the community, as well as her remarkable passion for the sport. Emily has faced many challenges in her playing career, but remained positive, and continued to turn each obstacle into an opportunity.”

“I was mostly surprised with excitement and filled with gratefulness in my heart that hard work does pay off,” added Kline. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped me since I moved to Vegas, whether it be my coaches, teammates or peers, I sincerely thank them for believing in me.”

Named after the late Golden Knights amateur scout, the scholarship is awarded to a current senior in the Jr. Golden Knights program who best exemplifies passion, sportsmanship, team play, work ethic, discipline, community service and academic achievement.

Workman passed away Feb. 14, 2018, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

— Matt Mackinder

(Aug. 29, 2019)