Born May 22, 1981 in Boulder, Colo. ... Parents are Mike and Sandra ... An Honor Roll member every semester of high school ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received three academic letters ... Graduated from high school with a 3.7 grade point average ... Sang the national anthem at her high school graduation ceremony ... Also recruited by Clemson, Wisconsin and Colorado ... Double majoring in communications and speech communications
Three-year letterwinner and full-time starter as a defensive midfielder ... Underwent bilateral foot surgery on both feet during the off-season that may limit her playing time somewhat in 2002 ... Played on the 2000 and 2001 Colorado state Select Team ... A member of the Colorado Cougars of the W-league from 1999-2001. 2001 (Junior) - Played all 20 games, starting 19 of them ... Scored a goal at Eastern Washington (Oct. 7) in a 7-0 victory ... Distributed two assists, including one that set up Melissa Bennett's game-winning "golden goal" against Arizona State (Oct. 28) in the sixth minute of overtime ... Member of record-setting UW defense that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58) ... A second-team All Pac-10 academic team selection ... A third-team West Region selection on the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete team ... Voted UW's Unsung Hero by her teammates. 2000 (Sophomore) - Started 20 of 21 games ... Did not play at Oregon (Oct. 29) ... Tallied two goals ... Scored the opening goal and assisted on Caroline Putz's game-winning tally in a 2-1 road triumph over No. 2 Santa Clara (Sept. 4) ... Scored the opening goal in the Huskies' 5-2 win against San Diego State (Sept. 17) ... Helped buoy a UW defense that surrendered only 17 goals ... The defense registered nine shutouts and limited 19 of 21 opponents to one goal or less ... An honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic team selection. 1999 (Freshman) - Played all 18 games, starting eight of them ... Scored one goal, the team's second tally in a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State ... Recorded two assists ... Credited with assists on Caroline Putz's goal against Portland and Anna Biddle's score against Arizona ... Attempted 14 shots, including five against UC Irvine.
CHERRY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Named team MVP both sophomore and junior years ... Garnered all-league acclaim in both her sophomore and junior years ... Cherry Creek was a three-time Centennial League champion, in 1995, 1996 and 1997 ... Also lettered twice in basketball.
COACH GALLIMORE ON MCKINSTRY
"Megan fills the defensive midfielder position so well. She is such a force in front of our defenders and behind our midfielders. Megan is coming off one of the most brutal surgeries a soccer player can have. I told her before she had it that `if anyone could come back from it that she could.' She's just one of the toughest players I've ever coached. We're not asking her to be a 90-minute, every-game player. We're asking her to come in and have an impact whenever it is she steps on the field, whether it's starting or playing the second 45 minutes. She has so much experience and leadership and has been such a mentally tough player for us that we need her to do everything she's physically capable of doing. We understand that this surgery has been very difficult to come back from, but anything she can bring to us is going to be welcome."
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
1999 18/8 14 1 2 4 0 0
2000 20/20 9 2 1 5 0 1
2001 20/19 15 1 2 4 0 1
Totals 58/47 38 4 5 13 0 2