Gators’ Mikey Meagher Named to SynapseSports.com National Weekly Honor Roll
Gainesville, Fla. – Florida junior goalkeeper Mikey Meagher (Liverpool, N.Y.) was named to the SynapseSports.com National Honor Roll last week after her record-breaking performance at No. 15 Georgetown. Meagher was also named ALC Defensive Player of the Week last week. It is Meagher’s first-ever national weekly honor and the first for the Gators this season. Florida student-athletes have earned weekly awards from SynapseSports.com, formerly WomensLacrosse.com, on nine previous occasions, with Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) and Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) both earning Offensive Player of the Week last season, Bruns being named Rookie of the Week in 2010, and Bruns, Cullen, Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.), Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) and Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) all making the Honor Roll at least once. Meagher made 17 saves and allowed 10 goals for a .630 save percentage in 90 minutes in goal last week. Meagher faced 38 shots at No. 15 Georgetown, but held the Hoyas to single digits, making a school-record 15 saves in the game to lead the Gators to a 12-9 road victory. Meagher then allowed just one goal through the entire first half against Temple, making two saves. Through the first eight games of the season, Meagher has made 55 saves and allowed 46 goals in 354:45 minutes of play, earning a .545 save percentage and averaging 7.78 goals per game. The Liverpool, N.Y., native currently ranks third in the nation in save percentage, 13th in goals against average and 14th in total saves. Penn senior attacker Erin Brennan was named SynapseSports.com Offensive Player of the Week, Loyola (Md.) senior Kellye Gallagher earned Defensive Player of the Week, and Johns Hopkins goalkeeper KC Emerson picked up Rookie of the Week. Against Rutgers on Wednesday, Brennan recorded nine total points as the Quakers downed the Scarlet Knights, 15-7. Brennan picked up seven assists in the win, including six in second half, factoring in on all but one of Penn’s second-half tallies. In the come-from-behind victory over Harvard, Brennan had three goals, including the first in the overtime session to stake the Quakers to the lead. Gallagher picked up the honors amassing 12 ground balls and eight caused turnovers last week. Against Penn State, the senior had a game-high five ground balls and caused a game-high five turnovers, including causing a turnover at the beginning of overtime that set the Greyhounds up for the game-winning goal. Gallagher also had a season-high seven ground balls in a 12-11 win over cross-town rival UMBC on Mar. 10. Emerson made her first start in goal for the Blue Jays on Mar. 7 and stopped six shots while allowing just four goals as Hopkins beat 19th-ranked Towson, 5-4, at Homewood Field Wednesday night. Emerson made four of her saves in the second half, including three in the final 11:23, with Hopkins leading 5-4. One of her four second half saves came on a Towson on a fast-break as she went in all alone on Emerson, but the freshman was up to the task. Vanderbilt’s Ally Carey, Richmond’s Mary Flowers, Duke’s Emma Hamm, Binghamton’s Kristen Stone, Connecticut’s Brittany Testa and Syracuse’s Michelle Tumolo all joined Meagher on the Honor Roll.