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Annie McDonough

Kennett Square, Pa.
High School
Annie McDonough - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023 International

  • Named to the US Women’s Indoor National Team roster for the 2023 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup (IHWC), being held in Pretoria, South Africa, from February 5 to 11
  • Served as the team captain in the tournament, scoring a goal off a penalty stroke


  • NFHCA First Team All-American, her first All-America recognition
  • NFHCA All-South Region First Team
  • All-ACC First Team, her second time earning All-Conference honors and her first on the top team
  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • Coach’s Award of Excellence winner at the Hoos Choice Awards
  • VaSID Field Hockey State Player of the Year
  • Started more games (96) than any player in program history
  • Scored three goals with six assists for 12 points
  • Finished her career with 15 goals and 21 assists for 51 points, appearing in 97 games, starting 96 of those
  • Co-captain, her second season being a team captain
  • Had two assists in the win against Syracuse (9/23)
  • Had two assists in the road win at Duke (10/07)
  • She scored two of her three goals this season in the ACC tournament
  • Scored a goal in the ACC Semifinal win against Wake Forest and assisted on the overtime game-winner (11/2)
  • Scored the Cavaliers’ first goal in the ACC Championship against UNC (11/4)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Second Team, her first conference postseason honor
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Tied for second on the team in points with 12
  • Had four goals and four assists
  • Scored two goals with an assist at William & Mary (9/3). Scored her other two goals in the second meeting against the Tribe (10/20)
  • Co-captain
  • Announced she will return for a fifth year in 2022


  • All-ACC Field Hockey Academic Team
  • VaSID All-State Second Team
  • Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts
  • Scored four goals, all coming in the spring portion of the schedule
  • Scored her first goal of the season at Louisville, tying the game in the fourth quarter (3/13)
  • Scored again in the next game, a 5-2 victory over James Madison (3/21)
  • Had the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory against Boston College (4/2)
  • Also had the game-winner in the 2-1 win at Syracuse that closed out the season (4/16)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in 22 games, starting all 22
  • Scored three goals with 10 assists for 16 points, ranking second on the team in assists and tied for third in points
  • Fourth in the ACC in assists per game at 0.45
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the home game against Old Dominion (10/6)
  • Scored the game-winning goal against Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals that sent Virginia to the semifinals for the first time since 2010, redirecting in a shot from Rachel Robinson 5:28 into overtime (11/17)
  • Also scored a goal at Drexel (10/20)
  • Named to the  U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team roster, playing at the Rohrmax Cup in Vienna, Austria. Won a bronze medal as part of the USA Gold squad (1/2/20)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Named to the Synapse Sports National All-Rookie Team
  • 2018 ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • Started all 19 games for the Cavaliers
  • One of three freshmen in the starting lineup in the season-opener at Drexel (Aug. 24)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal against Wake Forest (Oct. 19), which was also a game-winner
  • Made a key defensive save in the ACC tournament victory over Boston College (Nov. 1)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

High School/Club Hockey

  • Plays for the USA Women’s Indoor National Team, including competing at the 2018 Women’s National World Cup in Berlin, Germany
  • Former member of the USA U17 and U19 Indoor Junior National Team
  • Member of the 2016 USA U17 Junior National Team
  • Member of the 2017 USA U19 Junior National Team
  • Also played lacrosse at Unionville High


  • Daughter of Thomas and Marina McDonough
  • Played one season alongside her sister, Izzy, on the UVA field hockey team
  • Her twin sister, Maddie, is playing field hockey at Michigan State
  • Brother, Nick, played ice hockey at Kentucky
  • Earned her Bachelor’s degree in cognitive science with a minor in entrepreneurship in May 2022
  • Taking postgraduate classes in the Curry School of Education
  • Recipient of the Paul B. Barringer Scholarship