Name: Maddie Bacskai
Position: Defender
Caps: 2
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 6/1/1998
Hometown: Malvern, Pa.
High School: Episcopal Academy
College: Princeton University (2021), Northwestern (2022)
Team/Club: WC Eagles
World Championship Experience
  • Silver - 2016 Women's Junior Pan American Games (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 8th - 2016 Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup (Santiago, Chile)
  • 9th - 2020-21 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (June)
  • 2021: Invited to play in the FIH Hockey Pro League, Recorded first cap May 15 against Belgium
  • 2020: At Princeton, named Finalist for C. Otto Von Kienbusch Award (Top Senior Female Princeton Student-Athlete), Princeton University Senior Leadership Award
  • 2019: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2018: At Princeton, named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8), Longstreth/NFHCA Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10), Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team, First Team All-Ivy, NFHCA All-Academic Team
  • 2018: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2017: At Princeton, named Ivy League Player of the Week (Nov. 6), Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team, First Team All-Ivy, Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, Longstreth/NFHCA First-Team All-American
  • 2017: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2016: At Princeton, named Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team, First Team All-Ivy
  • 2016: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Series against Great Britain
  • 2015: Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
Personal: Daughter of Ron and Colleen Bacskai...Has two brothers, Brendan and Sean...Game Day Mantra: Just play....Favorite Sports Quote: “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter...Best Words of Advice: Enjoy the moment.
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Bacskai had always played soccer as a kid, but in fifth grade, a family friend invited her to play for a field hockey team that she coached. She very quickly grew to love the game.