Recent Lafayette graduate, Amanda Magadan, wasted little time getting into the swing of elite field hockey as she earned her first international “cap,” in a game playing for the US national team at Spooky Nook, Pennsylvania, the national training center for the US Team. Wearing number 12 in the Red, White, and Blue Magadan saw action on the international turf for the first time as the US beat Ireland 3-1 last night. The new players were introduced to an admiring home crowd before the game, while veterans were also noted for the many caps they have earned.
Coach Stone and asst Coach Sarah Dalrymple were attendance for the event and to greet Amanda in her new uniform. Magadan has been practicing with the team, even while a student this past semester. She attended classes during the week and drove to Spooky Nook every week-end for practice. Her hard work was rewarded with last night’s appearance.
Amanda is the first Lafayette field hockey player to be selected from all over the country to receive a chance to be on this elite squad. Amanda is one of six selected from the entire nation. The US team continues it’s series with Ireland on Friday night at 6:30. The game is streamed live for all you fans starved for top notch international field hockey.