WORCESTER, Mass. -- Former field hockey student-athlete Amanda Mundt was among a Clark (Mass.)-affiliated group that died tragically in a car accident Wednesday in Haiti.

"Amanda Mundt was the quintessential Clark student-athlete -- highly devoted to her studies, concerned with global issues, committed to thoughtful change, and passionate about her sport," director of athletics and recreation, Sean Sullivan said. "She showed us all how any number of personal interests and talents could successfully coexist and we deeply admired her spirit, values and commitment to the betterment of others."

Mundt was a three-year member of the field hockey program and had done extensive volunteer work in the country.

An International Development and Social Change major, Mundt appeared in 36 career games for the Cougars, making 10 starts.

"What an incredible loss for the Clark community," head coach Linda Wage said. "Amanda was an amazing, caring human being who stood out among her peers for her love, thoughtfulness and dedication to others. Anyone that met her knows how special she was. She possessed a high level of personal integrity and responsibility that she applied to all of her endeavors, whether on the field, in the classroom or in her efforts in poverty-stricken Haiti.

"Amanda's work with the children of Haiti brought great joy to her life. She had so many dreams and hopes for their future and was one of the few of us who was actually willing to put her dreams into action for the benefit of others. It is truly a tragedy that someone so remarkable, so admired had their time among us cut short by this devastating accident. Her light may have been brief but it was certainly bright and inspiring to all who knew her."