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Mercury Club names Gleekel as 2016 award recipient

By BSMHockey.com, 05/04/16, 12:01AM CDT


BSM senior honored with Hy Truman/Donald Goldberg Memorial Award.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior Cade Gleekel has been chosen as the 80th male winner of the Hy Truman Donald Goldberg Memorial Award, presented by the Mercury Club, given to the outstanding senior Jewish scholar-athlete.

Winners are selected based on their athletic accomplishments, scholastic achievement and community and religious involvement. Gleekel joins an illustrious list of winners, including former NCAA wrestling champion and NFL player Leonard “Butch” Levy, former Timberwolves owner Marv Wolfenson, NFL coach and former player Marc Trestman, and former NFL player and Timberwolves president/CEO Bob Stein.

As an athlete, Gleekel was a finalist for the state’s Mr. Hockey Award and was named both first-team all-metro, by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and all-state, by the Associated Press. He also earned All-Metro West Conference honors and all-conference academic honors.

The Red Knights’ leader in goals (22), assists (36), points (58) and game-winning goals (7), Gleekel finished his high school career with 73 goals and 155 points in 105 games.

He has also played four seasons of varsity lacrosse and is in his second season as the starting goalkeeper at BSM and was the team's MVP Award recipient in 2015.

In his community, Gleekel has worked redistributing clothes to the underpriviliged through Faith Outreach Partners and is a member of BSM's Peer Ministry.

Last year, his cousin, Isabel, was the female recipient of the award.

Gleekel maintains a 3.3 grade point average and has been a member of BSM's high honor roll for the last three semesters.

Gleekel is the first BSM student-athlete honored with the Hy Truman/Donald Goldberg Memorial Award.