The incredible legacy left by Yale University senior Mandi Schwartz will last a lifetime.
And, really, that's precisely the way good friend and junior teammate Aleca Hughes would want it.
On Sunday, a courageous Schwartz lost her two-year battle to acute myeloid leukemia in the presence of family and friends, including her mother Carol, father Rick, brothers Jaden and Rylan and her fiancé, Kaylem Prefontaine.
Schwartz, who turned 23 in February, had been battling the dreadful disease since December 2008. The sister of Jaden Schwartz
, who was drafted by the St. Louis Blues
in the first round in 2010, passed away at approximately 1:35 p.m. ET.