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Olivia

Sahaydak

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Forward
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Bethlehem, Pa.
High School: Liberty HS

Bio

Career Statistics

Honors:

  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (2018)
  • NFHCA National Academic Squad (2018)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2018-19)

2019 (Stats): Notched a pair of tallies in Duke's season-opening win over No. 9 Penn State (8/30).

2018 (Stats): Saw the field in all 22 contests as a rookie, totaling 20 points on 10 goals ... The 10 tallies ranked her third on the team and first among Blue Devil freshmen ... Registered first collegiate goal in a 4-3 overtime victory against No. 23 Liberty (8/26) ... Fired two tallies in a 4-0 shutout of No. 12 Northwestern at the B1G/ACC Cup ... Rounded out the tournament as the highest-scoring freshman with three goals in two games to earn ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Posted a hat trick at Appalachian State (9/30) ... Notched the game-winning goal in the regular season finale at Ohio (10/26) ... Found the back of the cage against Miami for the game winner in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Prior to Duke: Member of USA Field Hockey's U-19 and U-17 indoor national teams ... Wrapped up prep career as Liberty High School's all-time goals (91) and assists (42) leader ... Established Liberty's single-season scoring record with 67 tallies ... Second team all-region selection by the NFHCA as a senior ... Numerous other accolades her final year included being selected to the EPC Conference Field Hockey All-Star first team, Lehigh Valley Live 2017 Field Hockey All-Area team and Morning Call All-Area Field Hockey first team ... Tabbed the Lehigh Valley Live 2017 Field Hockey Player of the Year after totaling 67 goals and 15 assists as a senior ... Recipient of the Athlete of the Year and Dennis Schantzenbach Field Hockey Officials awards during her senior campaign ... Participant in USA Field Hockey's Junior National Camp, Futures and National Futures Championship ... Member of the WC Eagles club program, winning national and regional titles with her squad ... Also lettered in indoor and outdoor track and field, claiming district titles in the 800m and 3200m relay ... Named to NFHCA High School National Academic Squad as a senior ... Two-year member of the National Honor Society ... Twice served as class president. 

Personal: Daughter of Alexander and Gretchen Sahaydak ... Has one brother (Alex) ... Father played soccer at Brown (1990-93) ... Aunt, Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, is the head women's soccer coach at UCF and played collegiately at North Carolina (1995-98) ... She was also a member of the U.S. women's national team for a decade, winning a World Cup title with the squad in 1999 and a gold medal with the 1996 U.S. Olympic team ... Uncle, Tim Sahaydak, serves as the associate head women's soccer coach at UCF and also played collegiately at North Carolina before going on to play for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew.

Career Highs:
Goals: 3 ... at Appalachian State ... Sept. 30, 2018
Points: 2 ... at Appalachian State ... Sept. 30, 2018

 

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FH: Sahaydak Game Winner vs. Miami
FH: Olivia Sahaydak Postgame Interview - NCAA First Round