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Dec. 27, 2018 — Sorrow on both coasts

There has been equal sorrow felt in Hempstead, N.Y. and Kelowna, B.C. over the death four days ago of former Colonial Athletic Association field hockey all-star Jonel Boileau from lung cancer at the age of 25.

A former multisport athlete in her native British Columbia, Boileau matriculated to Hofstra University in 2011 and became one of the university’s Top 10 performers in goals (48) and assists (18).

After Hofstra, Boileau moved to Massachusetts and, while earning a degree from the University of Massachusetts system, found time to be an assistant coach for Amherst College.

She then moved back to her home in Canada and worked as a marketing specialist until word of her death earlier this week.

They’ll memorialize her this Saturday in Kelowna, and I’m sure there will be a chance for people who knew her on Long Island and New England to grieve her loss.