Katie O’Donnell Named Sportswoman of the Year

Senior Katie O’Donnell of the Maryland field hockey team was named the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year award Tuesday night at the annual Salute to Women in Sports banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The Maryland coaching staff, the O’Donnell family and Athletics Director Kevin Anderson were all in New York as O’Donnell was named the year’s top performer for all team sport competitors. “What a wonderful honor to represent Maryland and the sport of field hockey,” O’Donnell said. “I am so privileged to accept this award. I am extremely excited to take part in the Women’s Sports Foundation from now on.”

O’Donnell, the 2009 Honda Sports Award winner, won the Sportswoman of the Year award for her accomplishments from August 2009 through July 2010. During that time period, she helped lead the Terrapins to their first-ever 18-0 regular season record and an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. She led the NCAA in assists and points and broke the ACC’s career assist record  Other nominees included former Terrapin lacrosse player Caitlyn McFadden, USA Softball star Jennie Finch, Olympic hockey gold medalist Meghan Agosta, and Betsey Armstrong, goalkeeper for the U.S. Water Polo team. Past winners of the award include Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, basketball stars Sue Bird, Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi and Sheryl Swoopes, as well as soccer star Mia Hamm and tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. from umterps.com

There Are 2 Responses to this Post
  1. freddy from boca

    as my good friend dino would say…mazel tov, katie

    Reply ·   11/12/2019

  2. Iran

    Hi, dear. Your website wake us up to the importance of Wrestling for women and others, but unfortunately in Iran the government don’t let girls and women take part in this kind of sport and everybody that want to protest against Iranian legislation must be killed by the Iranian government or Iranian government put girls and women and boys in dangerous prisons for a long time and torture girls and boys and women and men that want freedom. And the government say, “taking part in this sport causes that women and girls go to hell. We hope that the UN asks Iranian government and make it let women and girls take part in this kind of sport and compete with boys and men.”
    thanks a lot for your good website.
    Hope you be successful.

    Reply ·   11/12/2019

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