2017 – David Goodwin

Captain David Goodwin has been the face of Penn State hockey during his four years on campus: he is the leading scorer and first-ever 100-point player in program history. But, it is what Goodwin does outside the arena that makes the biggest impact. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Goodwin impresses most by putting others first. Along with volunteering at special needs schools and working one-on-one with mentally challenged students, Goodwin commits personal time during summers to travel to less fortunate countries to work in local communities. He has helped teach at elementary schools, built retaining walls in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and he spent time in Mexico volunteering while getting closer to fluency. Most recently, Goodwin taught an English course at a university in Cuba. These impressive efforts have led to Goodwin’s candidacy for the Senior CLASS Award.