Maddy Carpenter — a native of Wilbraham, Massachusetts — joined the Dartmouth field hockey coaching staff in the summer of 2015.
Now in her second season, she has been a welcomed addition to the team's sideline with her leadership, veteran presence and high-level playing experience.
She was a four-year starter in goal for the Northwestern Wildcats from 2011 until 2014 when she earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and served as a team captain.
A veteran of 80 games (75 starts) over four years, Carpenter came to Hanover tol work closely with the team’s goalkeepers and defense.
In her final season at Northwestern, Carpenter not only was a conference first-team selection, but also helped lead the Wildcats to a Big Ten Championship by defeating No. 2 Maryland, 3-1. In that title game, Carpenter made five saves to lift the 10th-ranked and third-seeded Cats to their first tournament title in program history.
For her efforts in Northwestern’s three-game run to the league crown over three ranked opponents, Carpenter was tabbed as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Carpenter also competed at some of the highest levels of field hockey in this country having trained and played internationally for the U17, U19 and U21 US National Field Hockey Teams from 2010 to 2013. Transitioning to her coaching efforts, Carpenter was named as the head coach for USA Field Hockey's Region 10 North Futures program and also served as an assistant coach for Chicago’s Windy City Field Hockey Club.
Most recently, she was named as a recipient for the 2015 Big Ten Medal of Honor; an award that recognizes academic and athletic excellence to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had "attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work."
Carpenter finished her collegiate career ranked sixth in school history in career saves (277) and fourth in shutouts (17), while boasting a 54-25 record, 1.49 goals against average and a .707 save percentage.
Prior to her time at Northwestern, Carpenter attended Suffield Academy in Connecticut, just 40 minutes from her hometown in the Bay State.
Carpenter has two connections to her new team as she played under Fowler at the 2015 NFHCA Senior All-Star Game and was the goalie of record in Northwestern’s victory over the Big Green during the 2014 season.