On Friday, Nov. 8, the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom named FDU field hockey senior Maggie Sohns, Tunkhannock Area, the MAC Freedom offensive player of the year. Along with offensive player of the year, Sohns was also named first team all-conference.
The senior midfielder started all 20 games for the Devils and has been a key factor in FDU’s run to a 16-4 overall record and a chance to host the MAC Freedom Championship. Over her career, she has established herself as one of the best players in program history and has now earned an All-Conference nomination each of her four years.
Sohns sits in the top 5 in three MAC offensive categories, finishing first in shots (87) and assists (15) and fourth in shots on goal (45). She leads all FDU players in minutes played, amassing 1,648 in the 20 games this season.
She recorded three assists in a game twice during the 2019 season, the first, Aug. 30 against Keystone to open the season, then again on Oct. 4 in a 4-0 conference win against Eastern University. Sohns finished with three points or more in five games, and added three games with eight or more shots on goal.
Sohns has also amassed 245 shot attempts, moving her to third all-time in program history. Her 2019 assist total breaks the single season program record, passing Lanie Andrew at 12.
During her four year career at FDU, Sohns has helped lead the Devils to 64 combined wins and has never lost more than eight games in a season. For those doing the math, Maggie’s career record is 64-25, good for a .720 winning percentage.
“Maggie is an incredible field hockey player and one of the smartest players I have ever coached,” explained head coach Maura Johnston. “She is the point guard of our team and her ability to set her teammates up makes her one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the conference and country. She is so deserving of this recognition and
it’s just another great milestone accomplished in her Devils career.”