Meet the Recruits: Izzy McDonough
Dec. 5, 2014
Izzy McDonough was an honorable mention all-area player as a freshman midfielder at Unionville High School, moving up to second-team honors as a sophomore and being named to the first team each of the last two seasons. McDonough, a native of Kennett Square, Penn., helped lead Unionville High to a District 1 AAA Championship this season and the state quarterfinals while playing alongside her twin sisters, Maddie and Annie, who were freshmen on the squad. McDonough also played two years of lacrosse and two years of ice hockey for UHS.
McDonough played on the WC Eagles club team, including winning the U16 National Club Championship in 2013, the U19 National Club Championship in 2014 and going on an undefeated tour of New Zealand last summer.
“What impresses me the most is Izzy’s relentless work rate, which is consistently a trademark of the WC Eagles’ best players, but Izzy truly keeps going and going and going,” said Virginia head coach Michele Madison. “She finds the ball in a crowd and plays with a fierce competitive fire. She can play in the midfield, but she will likely see her first-year minutes in the striker rotation, playing next to her former Eagles teammate and All-ACC honoree Caleigh Foust.”
“Izzy has developed nicely and is playing her best hockey now,” said her WC Eagles’ coach Richard Kentwell. “She really stepped up this summer and was a strong leader for us on and off the field. She must continue to compete through the summer to get her A-game ready for Virginia.”