Athlete of the Week: Makenna Magee

Athlete of the Week: Makenna Magee

Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's soccer team continued on their recent string of success by remaining undefeated over their last five games.

Junior forward Makenna Magee continued on her tear in conference as she led the team in a 5-0 shutout over Pitt.-Bradford on Tuesday evening. Magee scored her first career hat-trick in the 5-0 win - including the game-winner - to go with six shots.

Then on Saturday, Makenna led the team with four shots and three shots on goal in the 1-1 double overtime tie against the Franciscan Barons. 

Makenna is now tied for third in the conference with 10 goals and is fifth with 20 points. She leads the team in goals and points as well. 

This is the second time Makenna has been named D'Youville Athlete of the Week. She has also been named AMCC Offensive Player of the Week this season.

Through her two years as a Spartan, Magee has been one of the best attacking players in the conference. She is a 2017 and 2018 AMCC Second Team All-Conference selection in addition to her honors of AMCC Newcomer of the Year in her freshman year of 2017.

In each of her two seasons, Makenna has led the team in goals and points. She is an extremely efficient scorer as she totaled six goals on 20 shots on goal as a freshman, five goals on 12 shots on goal as a sophomore, and four goals on eight shots on goal as a junior this season.

At Northern Adirondack High School, Makenna played four years of soccer and was named League MVP and was a First Team All-Star. Magee was a four-sport athlete as she played two years of tennis and softball, earning First Team All-Star honors in tennis and was an Honorable Mention in softball. In addition, she played two years of basketball.

An Exercise and Sports Studies undergrad major at D'Youville, Makenna is on track to enter the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program following the completion of the ESS program with the career goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. 

Magee is the daughter of Gary and Gwen Magee. Her sister Magan played four years on the women's soccer team, including two with Makenna.


Honorable Mention

Laurie Poeller, Women's Soccer - Poeller recorded a shutout in the 5-0 victory on Tuesday over Pitt.-Bradford. Her six-save performance earned her fourth shutout of the season. Laurie also allowed one goal with 10 saves in the 1-1 2OT against Franciscan on Saturday - her fifth consecutive game allowing one or less goals.  In conference play, Poeller is second in saves and save percentage while third in shutouts.