Gators lacrosse goalkeeper Mikey Meagher wins national honor as Goalie of the Year
Florida junior goalkeeper Mikey Meagher has been named the C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association.
Meagher, who was also named Goalie of the Year by by WomensLax.com and SynapseSports.com, is the first Gator to win a major postseason award from the IWLCA.
A consensus First Team All-American, she finished the season leading the nation in both save percentage (.537) and goals-against average (7.04), becoming just the third player to do so since the NCAA began tracking statistics in 1996. Meagher nsistently had more saves than goals allowed, and finished the year one of just three netminders with a season save percentage above .500, sitting .025 above the second-best keeper in the nation. Meagher made 145 saves and allowed just 125 goals in 1066:31 minutes of play, earning a 16-3 record in 21 appearances.
An IWLCA First Team All-South Region selection and a member of the All-ALC Second Team, Meagher was named the Most Valuable Player of the ALC Tournament after making 16 saves and allowing just 11 goals in her two tournament starts. She then earned a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team after making 15 saves in the NCAA Semifinals, including stopping 10 shots while allowing just three scores in the first half.
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