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Makayla Gallen

Glen Mills, Pa.
Cardinal O'Hara
High School
Makayla Gallen - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • NFHCA All-South Region Second Team
  • All-ACC Tournament Team
  • Co-captain
  • Started all 21 games
  • Played in more career games (101) than any other player in program history, starting 93 of those
  • Finished her career with 16 goals and 12 assists for 44 points
  • Scored her first goal of the season (a game-winner) at Ohio State 9/19
  • Scored the game-tying goal against Duke (10/01)
  • Also scored a goal in the regular-season meeting against North Carolina (10/29)
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Co-Captain
  • Played forward in the fall, but moved to defensive back in the spring
  • Started all 18 games for the Cavaliers
  • Assisted on the double-overtime game-winning goal against Syracuse (10/4)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Named to the  U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team roster, playing at the Rohrmax Cup in Vienna, Austria (1/2/20)
  • Finished the year with six goals and four assists for 16 points
  • Scored the first goal of the season for the Cavaliers at Old Dominion (8/30), the first of her two game-winners
  • Also had the game-winner against UMass Lowell (9/6)
  • Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team
  • Competed at USA Field Hockey’s Young Women’s National Championship in June, earning an invitation to U21 team selection camp in December
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Finished the season with four goals and two assists, appearing in 19 games with 17 starts
  • Had a goal and an assist in the season-opener at Drexel (Aug. 24)
  • Also scored against Syracuse (Sept. 7) and at Liberty (Sept. 16)
  • Tipped in a goal in the NCAA tournament game against Princeton (Nov. 9)
  • Thirteen of her 17 shots were on goal for a .765 on-goal percentage
  • Selected to compete in the 2018 USAFH Young Women’s National Championship in June 2018 and offered a trial for the U21 team at the conclusion of the 2018 collegiate season
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Was in the starting lineup for her collegiate debut against Fairfield (Aug. 25)
  • Scored her first collegiate goal in the win over Columbia (Sept. 1)

High School/Club Hockey

  • Was a midfielder for the US U19 Junior National Team
  • Was a forward on the US U17 Junior National Team
  • Also was a member of the 2015 US Indoor National Team
  • Four-time All-Delco and All-Catholic
  • League MVP in 2015 at Cardinal O’Hara
  • Played for the WC Eagles club team


  • Daughter of Sharon and Michael Gallen
  • Has two older brothers, Tyler and Troy, and a younger brother, Drew
  • Graduated in May 2021 as a media studies major with an entrepreneurship minor, also pursuing a business fundamentals certification
  • Pursuing a Masters of Education in Higher Education