Dexter, MI — 11/21/2019 — L. Maggie Jones, Senior goalkeeper for the State Champion Dexter Dreadnaught field hockey team, signed her National Letter of Intent with Miami University of Oxford, Ohio yesterday. Surrounded by her coaches, all of whom played in their college years; Keely Tamer (University of Michigan Field Hockey), Maggie Olson (Indiana University Field Hockey) and Trish Machemer (University of Michigan Field Hockey) welcomed Maggie to the ranks of Division 1 college field hockey. Dexter Athletic Director Mike Bavineau hosted his athlete’s event in the Media Center at Dexter High School.
Signing Caps Best Ever Season for Dreadnaught Field Hockey
2019 was Maggie’s fourth year on Varsity as the starting goalkeeper and the best finish for the program. The Dreadnaughts won the Division 1 State Championship October 26th at Chelsea Stadium, defeating the Pioneer Pioneers, 3-0. The win capped a playoff run of 3 consecutive shutouts for Jones through the post season, 3-0 v Detroit Country Day (10/22) and 3-0 v Marian High School (10/24). During the season, the Dreadnaughts traveled to Conshohocken, PA for the National High School Field Hockey Invitational Tournament, where the team finished 2-0-1 besting nationally ranked (10) Lakeland (NY) High School in their final game 1-0 and a clean sheet for Jones against ranked opponent.
Jones credits her teammates on the Defense with the shutouts. “Defense is a team effort, we all have to play backing each other up. We all make errors, but when we are working together, we can be a strong defensive unit.”
Jones was honored to be named to the Southeast Conference All Conference Red Team, Michigan High School Field Hockey’s 2019 Division 1 All State Team and to the ‘2019 Dream Team’.
Jones is very excited to play for Miami University’s Red Hawks next fall. The team won the MAC championship for the third time in a row just this month. “I really like the team, their intensity at practices to prepare for games, and it felt like the right place for me when I visited. I also really liked their coaching style, and the coaches themselves. I think Dexter has prepared me to face the hard work and high expectations playing at the D1 level brings”
Jones closed her season with a Save Percentage of .838, 11 Shut Outs over 17 in state games and a .39 Goals Against Average.