Former IR athletes continue their playing days
It’s only been a year away from Indian River, but 2018 graduate Kealey Allison has already made herself at home as a member of the women’s lacrosse team at McDaniel College.
Allison, a freshman midfielder for the Green Terror, has played in 14 games so far this season with 41 goals and three assists. She has also recorded 39 draw controls and 31 ground balls. She scored a career-high six goals in a 14-10 win over Muhlenberg back on April 13. She scored five goals in two other games as well as four goals on two other occasions.
She and McDaniel will close out their 2019 campaign with a home contest against Bryn Mawr College on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m.
• Maggie Allison, IR Class of 2015, received a medical redshirt year at Mount St. Mary’s following her injury from a torn meniscus. She is currently rehabbing the injury, and will be back on the field for her senior season in 2020 for The Mount.
For her career, the defenseman has played in 31 games, while starting 22 of them. She has recorded 38 ground balls, and has caused 24 turnovers.
• Indian River 2017 graduate Madison McGee plays as a centerfielder at DelTech. She is currently 44th in the country in batting average hitting at a .475 clip. In 17 games this season, she has scored 24 runs and has knocked in 15 others.
McGee was a four-year varsity starter in both softball and field hockey at IR, and a three-year starter in basketball.
• Another graduate from 2018, Braydee Whitman, is currently in her freshman season at Goldey-Beacom College. Whitman has started all but three of the 33 games she’s played in this season.
In her very first collegiate game back on Feb. 15, she hit a home run against Kutztown. She followed that up with another one in the second game of the doubleheader against Millersville.
For the season, she is batting .250 with 10 RBI, three doubles, two triples, and the two home runs. The Lightning have struggled to an 8-34 record this season with their season finale doubleheader on Saturday, April 27, in Bronxville, N.Y. against Concordia.
• Salisbury University sophomore Sami Mumford (IR ’17) has been playing the outfield for the Seagulls this season. Coming off an exceptional freshman season in which she was an All-Conference first team selection, Mumford has struggled a little this season at the dish.
While playing in 30 games, Mumford has collected 11 RBI while scoring 13 runs to go along with five stolen bases. For her career, she is batting .323 with 30 RBI, 33 runs scored, 24 steals, eight doubles, and a triple.
• Fellow IR ’17 graduate Madison Hogsten is a sophomore that plays for the Salisbury women’s soccer team. While playing in 13 games this past fall season, Hogsten scored a goal and assisted on another. Her lone goal was a game-winner in a 1-0 victory over St. Mary’s (Md.).
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By Jason Feather