Supersport: Katie O’Donnell
The score was tied. The clock was racing. The pressure was mounting. Rising to the occasion, top-ranked Maryland star Katie O’Donnell once again flashed her All-America field hockey skills.
First, she stopped a North Carolina attack with an interception. Then she flipped the ball to teammate Megan Frazer, who rifled in the winning goal, lifting the Terps to a 3-2, doubleovertime victory and their seventh national championship.
The Terps expect such moves from O’Donnell, the two-time National Player of the Year and a four-time All-American.
“Special Katie” tallied 98 points this fall on 32 goals and 34 assists. The explosive Terp, an elementary school education major, wrote the perfect ending to her college career and now expects to keep competing for U.S. national teams.
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.