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    Field Hockey's Megan Gallagher Earns Landmark Senior Scholar Athlete Honors

    Megan Gallagher
    April 14, 2021

    This article originally appeared on athletics.scranton.edu, where you can go for more Athletics news.

    Senior Megan Gallagher (Thorndale, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) of The University of Scranton field hockey team capped off an impressive career with the Royals on Tuesday morning as she was named the 2021 Landmark Field Hockey Senior Scholar Athlete.

    Gallagher is the second player in program history to earn Landmark Senior Scholar Athlete honors following Gretchen Kempf in 2012-13. She is also the second student-athlete from The University to be honored this year after Lauren Byrne received the honor in Women's Swimming & Diving and the 43rd Royals student-athlete to be honored since Scranton joined the Landmark for the 2007-08 season.

    The Thorndale, Pa., native started all 34 games she appeared in over two seasons for the Royals and tallied nine goals and 15 assists for a total of 33 points. Gallagher shares the single-game record for assists with three in a victory over King's on Sept. 13, 2018, and is also tied for the second most assists in a single season in program history with eight.

    Gallagher is a two-time All-Landmark Conference honoree after receiving Second Team honors as a freshman in 2017 and First Team honors as a sophomore in 2018. She also received National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-South Atlantic Region Second Team honors following the 2018 season.

    During Gallagher's career, the Royals captured the program's first Landmark title in 2019 when she served as a student manager while injured and were runners-up in 2018. She was also a member of the 2017 team that won 15 games, which is the second most in a single season in program history.

    In the classroom, Gallagher boasts a 3.71 GPA and will earn a degree from Scranton in Exercise Science this spring. She is a two-time member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and the NFHCA National Academic Squad.

    Click here for more info on the Landmark's Senior Scholar Athlete Program.

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