A prime field hockey goalkeeper and lacrosse attacker, Maria Gaydos made her mark at both ends of the field while playing at Franklin & Marshall. A four-year varsity starter in both sports, Gaydos received team and conference honors throughout her career. In field hockey, she boasted a .843 save percentage during her freshman campaign. As a sophomore, she bumped that number to .941, working 10 shutouts.
The effort landed her on the All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) first team for the first of three times in her career. The following fall, the co-captain received All-Region recognition and jumped to the region's first team as a senior. That same season, she was named Most Valuable Player and earned a spot on the All-MAC All-Star team. Gaydos was equally, if not more successful at lacrosse, earning All-MAC first team honors in each of her four seasons.
She was a three-time team MVP and twp-time All-American. Her sophomore year, she registered 50 goals and 43 assists for 93 points, all of which were season highs that led to her graduation with the records for career goals (168), assists (88) and career points (256).