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Patty Sanford MacDonald '89

Patty Macdonald

Patty Sanford MacDonald entered Immaculata High School in the fall of 1985 as a member of the class of 1989. She made an immediate impact as part of the first girls’ soccer team in the school’s history. It was here that she earned the first of her eleven varsity letters, and was a 1988 Central Jersey Honorable Mention selection as well as serving as a team captain.

Patty excelled on the softball diamond, earning three varsity letters as well as starting for three years at every infield position. During her varsity career, the Lady Spartans’ success included county and state sectional championships.

In the winter, Patty hit the basketball courts with a vengeance. She is described by two former rivals, Deidre Ross and Katie Geiger, as “tenacious” and “the ultimate competitor and teammate.” She was a four-year varsity winner and a three-year starter in all five positions including center. Patty was also a two-time captain and the MVP runner-up in the state finals of 1987 as a sophomore. She scored 13 points in that game to win the school’s first state title in basketball. Her career included All County, Conference and Central Jersey First Team honors as well as MVP of the Golden Falcon Classic County Championship. She also represented New Jersey in the European Summer league in 1988. Patty averaged 13.5 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, and 1.5 blocks per game during her senior year. Patty played soccer for three years at Northern Arizona University. She resides in Arizona with her husband Chris and two daughters.