The junior defender has taken more of a role on the offensive side lately to make up for Cambridge’s missing stalwarts, producing seven goals, five assists and 15 ground balls in the last four games to help the Bears win three of those four contests.
“It was Kelly who filled in the past week or two,” Cambridge coach Pam Masinko said. “She’s had to really step up and put a lot of this team on her shoulders and she’s done a good job with that.”
Hagerty has been a steady presence in the Cambridge lineup throughout the season with 10 goals, five assists and a team-leading 37 ground balls to her credit.
“Kelly’s strength is really somehow getting in the right place at the right time,” Masinko said. “She is extremely fast, so she gets to a lot of loose balls. What our team has really struggled with is getting to those 50-50 balls. So, without her doing what she’s been doing, it would be hard to have the record that we have.”
Hagerty has already secured a place in college lacrosse after committing to Mercer.