Battle for Big Ten supremacy set for Saturday in University Park
2013: Notched shutouts in victories at UMass Lowell (9/2), Ball State (9/10), Indiana (10/18) and Central Michigan (10/27) as well as at home vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/9) and Ohio (9/15) ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 10 ... Recorded six saves in a 2-1 win at Michigan State (10/26).
2012: Recorded shutouts in victories over Miami (Ohio) (8/25) and No. 16 California (8/31) ... Posted a season-high six saves to earn the win in a victory at No. 11 Stanford (8/29) ... Earned back-to-back wins over ranked teams on the road against No. 9 Duke (9/9) and No. 13 Wake Forest (9/11), making five saves against the Demon Deacons ... Notched five saves in a 4-1 victory at No. 15 Michigan (10/5) ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 16 after posting shutout wins over Indiana (10/12) and Central Michigan (10/14) ... Made consecutive saves in the final 10 seconds of regulation to preserve a 2-1 win over No. 20 Michigan State (10/19) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Started 20 of 21 games for NU as a true freshman ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 80 saves (4.00 per game) ... Earned a save percentage of .667 ... Tied for second in the conference with three shutouts on the season (vs. Kent State, at Michigan State and vs. Pacific) ... Earned both Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on two occasions (8/30), (9/20) ... Tallied a career-best eight saves against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament (11/3).
High School: Named Boston Globe All-Star as a senior at Suffield Academy ... WNEPSAC All-Star in junior year ... Three-time team MVP ... One of only four players to be named to the United States Field Hockey Association's U-19 Squad and the U-21 Squad ... In 2010, helped lead the USA U-19 Squad to a 7-1 victory over Chile to claim the bronze medal -- earning MVP honors -- where she played alongside NU teammate Nikki Parsley ... Competed for the New England Junior High Performance team in Virginia Beach in the 2010 National Futures Championship ... She was selected as the Goalkeeper of the Tournament ... Also traveled abroad to Uruguay as a member of U-17 team ... Winner of team sportsmanship award as a freshman ... Played for six seasons on Western Mass Nomads club team ... Two-time All-Scholastic team honoree while at Suffield.
Personal: Born Madalyn Grace Carpenter ... Daughter of Wayne and Cari Carpenter ... Started playing goalie in sixth grade ... Mother ran track at Indiana University and grandfather played football at Princeton ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan and UMass ... Major is undeclared.