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Erin Brousseau Named 2021 Athena Award Winner
St. Louis Park High School senior Erin Brousseau has been named the school’s Athena Award winner for 2021. Brousseau earned a total of 13 varsity letters during her high school career in three different sports including cross country, hockey, and lacrosse.
“Participating in athletics at St. Louis Park High School was a positive experience for me because of the lasting relationships I formed with coaches and teammates, as well as the unanimous competitive and spirited culture I found on every team at SLP,” Brousseau said. “Through my experience in St. Louis Park High School athletics, I learned the importance of individual accountability and having unity within a team. It is because of my positive experiences in St. Louis Park HS athletics that I will enter my collegiate hockey career and the next chapter of my life with learned skills in communication and leadership.”
In hockey, Brousseau is a five-time letter winner, a two-time captain, and led her team in scoring three times. In Cross Country, she is a five-time letter winner and a two-time captain. In lacrosse, she is a three-time letter winner.
“I believe all of my coaches throughout my participation in St. Louis Park High School athletics have influenced me in a positive way. However, I believe my cross-country coaches, Christopher Nordstrom and Kelson MacKenzie have been particularly instrumental in my success,” Brousseau said. “Coaching me for five years, I found that at each practice or meet they never failed to push me to be the best athlete I could be. Although I will not be running cross-country next year, the resilience they instilled in me as an athlete and as an individual has propelled me throughout the entirety of my athletic career at St. Louis Park.”
Outside of high school athletics, Brousseau is an Echowan staff member, the French Club President, a visual art and photography show exhibitor and volunteers as a St. Louis Park Youth Hockey Association coach. She is a member of the National Honors Society, a three-time academic all-conference selection, and will graduate this spring with highest academic honors.
Brousseau will continue her hockey career at Syracuse University next fall where she plans to study International Relations.
Established in 1972, the Athena Awards annually recognize an outstanding senior female athlete from each of the Minneapolis city, suburban and private schools for their achievements in one or more sports.