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USC Lacrosse Adds Transfer Michaela McMahon Ahead of 2021 Season

Jan 28, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The USC lacrosse program has signed transfer midfielder Michaela McMahon (Bardonia, N.Y./Saddle River Day School) from the University of Pennsylvania, head coach Lindsey Munday announced on Monday (Jan. 25).
"I am beyond thrilled to welcome another McMahon to the Trojan Lacrosse Family," said Munday. "Michaela will be able to play with her sister, Izzy, which is very special. She is a tremendous athlete who I believe will help our program right away. Michaela brings experience at the highest level, having played for the USA U19 team and winning gold; as well as at a great Ivy League program in Penn. We are very excited for her to join our team."
McMahon is the younger sister of USC senior attacker Izzy McMahon (a former transfer from Army) and All-MPSF Trojan alumna Gabby McMahon (2014-17). She is also the fourth eldest of five McMahon sisters. Daniella McMahon is a fifth-year senior midfielder at Stanford and the youngest of the five sisters, Sophia McMahon, is a freshman midfielder for the Cardinal.
Michaela McMahon won a gold medal at the 2019 U19 World Championship with Team USA and was a 2019 All-Ivy League honorable mention as a freshman. In 23 games, McMahon had 16 starts (11 as a freshman; five as a sophomore) and scored 29 goals with six assists for 35 career points with the Quakers. She produced a .309 shot percentage with a .691 shots-on-goal rate. McMahon notched a pair of game-winning goals and had 22 ground balls, 19 draw controls, and eight caused turnovers during her time with Penn.
McMahon had eight multi-goal games with two hat tricks and reached a career high of four goals at Columbia on April 20, 2019. She scored from free position seven times and recorded a career-best five draw controls against Northwestern on March 31, 2019. McMahon was a 2018 US Lacrosse All-American and a 2016 Under Armour Underclassman All-American. She was named the 2018 North Jersey Player of the Year and was a multi-sport athlete in high school with letters in soccer and basketball.
The Trojans were undefeated through six games (6-0) and were ranked seventh in the final IWLCA Coaches Poll of the 2020 season; shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. USC had produced a 5-0 record in home games and was 2-0 in the Pac-12. The Trojans' fifth win of the season was the 100th of now ninth-year head coach Lindsey Munday's career. She is 101-42 (.706) all-time with the Women of Troy. Munday's Trojans were the defending Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champion in 2019 and will have a chance to defend those titles in 2021.
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