8 Maddy Sharp
8 Maddy Sharp
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: La Jolla
Position: F
Major: Environmental studies

2012 (Senior): Elected captain by her teammates.

2011 (Junior): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree for the third time ... Had three goals and four assists ... Started all 17 games ... Second season in a row in which she appeared in all 17 games ... Earned Major Y.

2010 (Sophomore): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree for the second time … Appeared in 17 games ... Four goals.

2009 (Freshman): NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree … Scored two goals and had two assists … Made debut Sept. 4 vs. Sacred Heart, scoring one goal and adding an assist … Appeared in 16 games, starting one … Earned Major Y.


High School: Captained team 2008-09 … Best Offensive Player and top goal scorer 2008 … First team Western League 2007 and 2008 … All-Academic Team 2007 and 2008 … Standout Player 2006 … Also played four years of soccer … All-Academic Team in soccer 2007 and 2008 … Best Offensive Player in soccer in 2006 … Soccer team was State finalists and CIF champions in 2009 … Played three years of badminton, captaining team in 2008-09 … No. 1 ranked women’s singles player and No. 1 ranked women’s doubles pair in badminton in 2008 and 2009 … MVP in women’s singles and women’s doubles in badminton in 2008 … All-Academic Team in badminton 2008 … Was on track team for one year and was part of school record for girls’ freshman 1,600-meter relay (4:14.44) … Was vice president of Club Connexions, organizing activities such as bike rides, picnics and sports days for mentally challenged children.

Club Team: Played with the Wargles at the 2008 National Field Hockey Festival … Played eight years of club soccer for Albion SC … Club soccer team was 2006 National finalists and U.S. Club Regional champions.

Notes: Competed "Tough Mudder" obstacle course in Spring 2012 with teammates Jessie Accurso and Ona McConnell as fundraiser for Myotonic Dystrophhy Foundation ... Interested in biology … In summer of 2009, earned an internship at a biotechnology company specializing in treating cancer tumors with a genetically modified bacterial strain … Involved in Club Hand-Up, which distributes canned goods to the homeless in downtown San Diego and to military families at Camp Pendleton … Member of Silliman College … Father, David, played varsity tennis at Virginia … Multiple Ivy Leaguers in family: uncle, Douglas Sharp, attended Brown and grandmother, Norma Taylor, attended Radcliffe.

Why Yale? “The dynamics of the Yale field hockey team, the friendly ambience of the university, and the beauty of the campus convinced me that Yale was the place I wanted to spend the next four years of my life. Yale will give me the opportunity to earn an education at one of the finest universities in America and continue playing a sport I love at the collegiate level. I’m proud to be a Bulldog.”