Reagan tabbed USA South Player of the Week behind four goals, two assists

Reagan tabbed USA South Player of the Week behind four goals, two assists

Maryville College's Shannon Reagan earned USA South Player of the Week, as the senior forward led MC to a 2-0 week in conference play.

Reagan – a Tullahoma, Tenn. native – tallied four goals and two assists in wins over Berea College and defending USA South Champs Piedmont College.

"You know, she was doing a very good job of putting the ball in the net and getting around the corners," Head Coach Pepe Fernandez said. "She played very unselfishly. On at least one of those assists, she could have scored herself, but she slid the ball across the goal. She was able to find somebody else for the goal. That's probably what I'm most happy with – really, for all our forwards – they're playing very unselfish play. They're not only looking to score, but they're looking for each other."

Reagan had a huge first game of the week, as the senior tallied three goals and two assists against Berea College. The match ranked as Reagan's second hat trick of the season and her third match with two goals or more on the year.

Reagan assisted Macy Lindsey for her first career goal at the 14:51 mark, before tallying her own goal in the 34th minute. She took a Lindsey Lewallan pass, posting her 32nd career goal.

Maryville took a 3-0 lead to the half, before the senior forward opened the scoring just 4:22 into the second half. She found Lexie Hill for her second assist of the match and Hill's second goal of the 2019 campaign.

Reagan added another goal in the 52nd minute to secure the brace, as Lindsey returned the favor. The senior finished the hat trick with a penalty kick in the 57th minute, making the score 7-0.

"Really, we have very high expectations for her, and she's meeting them," Fernandez said. "In some cases, she's exceeding them. I think her assists have stepped way up. She's become a very composed finisher this year, and that's the way you want your seniors to perform."

Against the defending USA South Athletic Conference Tournament Champions, Reagan scored the matches lone goal. The Scots took the match 1-0, as the senior blasted her 11th goal of the season.

In the 15th minute, Reagan added to her USA South-leading goal tally. She collected her own loose ball, going one-on-one with Lion keeper Miranda McNalley. She slipped it into the lower-left corner for the 1-0 win.

Reagan leads the conference with 11 goals this season, as she ranks tied for 23rd nationally in the stat. The senior – in only three years wearing the Orange and Garnet – has accumulated 35 career goals, and she's nearing the Top 15 in Maryville College history in goal scoring.

"In three years, again, that's really impressive for her," Fernandez said. "To do what she's done in just three years of being here, it really says what she is as an offensive player. She's explosive. She shares the ball with her teammates – it's not just goals, but it's assists, too. Her speed is something that most teams are having a lot of trouble dealing with."

Reagan ranks 30th nationally with a 1.00 goals-per-game average and 29th nationally with her 2.45 points-per-game average. She sits at 20th in the nation with 27 total points this season, as she leads the conference in each category.

This season, she has 11 goals and five assists, while tallying a .459 shots on goal percentage. She has two game-winners.

In her career, she has 35 goals, 13 assists and 83 points. She's got a .569 shots on goal percentage and seven game-winning goals. Reagan has tallied three career hat tricks and eight career matches with two goals or more.

The Scots will return to action this weekend, as they host a pair of USA South matchups. MC will face Huntingdon College on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 p.m., before taking on Agnes Scott College on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2:00 p.m.