Magadan Joins U.S. National Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior Amanda Magadan has been added to the U.S. Women's Field Hockey National Team, the organization announced on Friday morning.
"Receiving the news came with a mix of emotions," Magadan said. "It was both overwhelming and unexpected, yet exciting and rewarding. Although anxious to start, I am looking forward to joining the team full time and playing with such competitive athletes. It is an honor and I am very humbled to get the opportunity to play at such a high level."
Magadan was one of three new additions to join the U.S. squad that consists of 27 of the best field hockey players in the country.
"Amanda being named to the senior Women's National Team is certainly something that separates herself from the majority of other student-athletes at Lafayette, in the Patriot League, Division I, and in the country," Lafayette head field hockey coach Jennifer Stone said. "Amanda is without a doubt one of the best players that has ever, and will ever, wear the Lafayette name. She will always be a Leopard and that is something that the entire school has to be proud of. She is the hardest worker I know, and I know that will continue to take her places on the international stage."
The senior is coming off a quarterfinals appearance in the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile where she was a key cog on the U.S. U-21 team scoring a goal in a 10-0 victory over Zimbabwe in pool play. The three-time member of the U-21 team was a four-year starter during her time on College Hill.
The Randolph, N.J. native was a two-time team captain and finished her career with 24 goals, 57 points and nine assists. As a member of the Leopards, she was tabbed Third-Team All-American and received three All-Patriot League Team honors. She also earned Academic All-Patriot League recognition and was named to NFHCA All-Region squad in her senior season.