Reagan's hat trick earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

Reagan's hat trick earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

Maryville College's Shannon Reagan was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week, as the senior forward recorded her second collegiate hat trick.

Reagan led the Scots to a 1-1 record in non-conference play last week, as her hat trick highlighted a 9-0 victory over Averett University.

"It was great," Head Coach Pepe Fernandez said. "It was all in the first half. I think she played a total of about maybe 30 minutes in that game. She's had a great week. She got her hat trick, she played really well last night, and we found out on the bus that she got into Physician's Assistant school. She had to leave the game early on Sunday. She scored her hat trick, had to take off early so she could be at her Physician's Assistant interview at 7:30 on Monday morning, and we found out last night that she got in. It's been a good week for her."

In a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Ferrum College, Reagan had three shots and one shots on goal. MC outshot the Panthers 18-6, but Ferrum keeper Taylor Dodson turned away eight saves. Maryville gave up a goal in the second overtime during the 103rd minute.

During Sunday's Reagan notched her second career hat trick – and her first since Oct. 21, 2017.

At the 6:20 mark of the first half, Reagan beat her defender down the left side and dribbled into the box. She blasted a right-footed strike into the center of the net for her third goal of the season and the 27th of her MC career.

Just before the 11th minute, Hannah Clothier headed a Jenna Clothier corner kick off the crossbar. Reagan collected the rebound and headed her second goal of the match past keeper Moran Dills.

In the 25th minute, she completed the hat trick when she took an Abbie Anderson pass in the middle of the box. The senior deposited it into the lower right of the net for a 3-0 MC lead.

On the year, Reagan has five goals and two assists in seven matches.

"She's starting off flying," Fernandez said. "The whole year, once Bailey got hurt, we were wondering about replacing her goals. It looks like Shannon, Taylor [Frizen], Hannah [Clothier] and some of the other girls are stepping up to do that. She's been dynamic, and she's been fast going forward. She's just been tough to stop this year."

The senior forward has seven shots on goal this season with a .368 shots on goal percentage. She also has one game-winning goal.

In her three year career, Reagan has 29 career goals and 10 career assists. The senior has amassed 68 points in her Orange and Garnet career. Reagan is 1-for-1 on penalty kicks in three seasons, as she's tallied six game-winning goals in 43 matches played.

Reagan will look to lead the Scots on Saturday, Sept. 21, as they host Emory University. First touch for the non-conference bout is slated for 3:00 p.m.