The new Athlete of the Week is Hattie Fogarty (C’22), the senior midfielder out of Memphis, TN. The conference’s premier scorer as well as a SAA Player of the Year hopeful, scored 13 goals and accounted for 17 points (goals and assists combined) in three games last week. During Saturday’s game against Oglethorpe, she recorded the milestone of 100 career goals in which only 6 other players in Sewanee history have done. In addition to that, Fogarty has a career total of 163 points, needing 37 more in order to reach the 200-point mark that only 4 players have accomplished. This is a very astonishing achievement for a player who started playing the sport at a young age as an alternative option, “I decided to start playing lacrosse in 7th grade because I had chosen to run track the year before and absolutely hated it. So, I gave lacrosse a go.”
Not only is Fogarty having an excellent season, the surging Tigers are sitting at the top of the conference with a 9-3 record. During the Tigers’ spring break road trip to Pensacola, FL they won a close game against Fredonia but ended the road trip with a devastating loss against Western New England that ended their 5 game win streak in which Fogarty scored 7 goals in those two games.
Though they only played two games, this trip to Florida will most likely be the senior’s favorite memory as a Tiger, “Leading up to Spring Break, our team played 5 games in 7 days. We then went to Florida on a team trip and played 2 more games. Although it was pretty physically and mentally demanding, the team had so much fun together, and we made so many amazing memories. I’m so proud of how we played and how we handled our tough schedule.” To end the tough stretch of games, they rebounded with a huge conference win at home against Oglethorpe with the help of Fogarty’s 6 goals and 3 assists. Hattie Fogarty, the winner of multiple SAA awards including All-SAA Academic Honor Roll, National Academic Honor Roll, and SAA Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, is looking to cap off this phenomenal season and her Sewanee career with a bang, “I have a ton of confidence in us showing the SAA what we’ve got. As sad as it is to play in my last lacrosse season ever, I’m ready to give it everything I’ve got and leave it all on the field.”