All-Delco Girls Basketball: Banner season for younger Doogan won’t be forgotten

All-Delco girls basketball player of the year Maggie Doogan of Cardinal O’Hara. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group)

By Matt Smith
Maggie Doogan hasn’t shied away from her bloodlines. She realizes how fortunate she is to be the daughter of a Big Five Hall of Fame player, yet she’s never felt pressure to follow in the footsteps of her mom.

Chrissie (Donahue) Doogan was a two-time Daily Times Player of the Year in her heyday at Cardinal O’Hara, who went on to become one of the greatest players in La Salle history, scoring 1,818 career points.

“It’s not a big deal,” Maggie said, smiling. “Her name is always in here (O’Hara’s gymnasium). Well, they took down the banner with her name, but it’s usually always in here. It’s not a big deal. I just try to play my best for O’Hara.”

Doogan focused on her development as a dynamic 6-foot-plus forward who can post up, defend, and shoot from just about anywhere on the floor. In 2021, her junior season, she became the best player in Delaware County and the latest in a long list of Daily Times Players of the Year from O’Hara.

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