Maddy the magnificent

Sophomore forward Maddy Fagan of the field hockey team has been named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.

Sophomore forward Maddy Fagan, No. 20, celebrates with her teammates.
Sophomore forward Maddy Fagan, No. 20, celebrates with her teammates.

Both of the field hockey team’s weekend wins came in overtime, and sophomore forward Maddy Fagan was a major contributor. Ivy League eyes were watching and have selected her Offensive Player of the Week.

In Penn’s 4-3 defeat of Dartmouth on Saturday at Ellen Vagelos Field, Fagan had a hand in three of the Quakers’ four goals. She assisted on freshman midfielder Meghan Ward’s goal in the second quarter, which tied the game up at 1-1.

At the start of the second half, Fagan scored a go-ahead goal, on an assist from junior midfielder Erin Kelly, which gave the Quakers a 2-1 advantage.

Minutes into the fourth quarter, she scored a game-tying goal, on another assist from Kelly, which made it a 3-3 contest.

Fagan finished the day with five shots, five shots on goal, two goals, and one assist for a career-high five points.

Battling Drexel at the Dragons’ Buckley Field on Sunday, Fagan assisted on Erin Quinn’s game-tying goal in the third quarter. The Red & Blue went on to beat Drexel 2-1. Fagan had one shot, one shot on goal, and one assist. 

A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Fagan is currently tied for the team lead in goals (five) and is the Quakers’ leading point scorer (13).

After an 0-5 start to the season, which saw the Quakers play a brutal schedule against three of the top 15 teams in the country, the Red & Blue have won five of six and stand at 5-6. 

On Friday, Oct. 18, Penn takes on Columbia in New York City.