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19 Meagan Thomas

Will be expected to help lead a solid back line and set-up the offensive threats... great one-versus-one defender who can start the attack from her position in the back line.

2009:  Phenomenal junior season with the Tars, playing and starting in all 20 games... saw a total of 1803 minutes on the pitch for second best on the team... scored two goals from the back line, including the game-winner against Florida Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on November 14... helped lead a defense that held opponents to just 13 goals, and 161 shots all season, keeping opponents to a stifling .081 shot percentage... earned a slew of accolades for her efforts... named to the All-SSC Tournament team, and went on to earn SSC Defensive Player of the Year along with a First Team All Conference selection... named First Team Daktronics All-South Region and 2009 Daktronics NCAA DII Second Team All-America, as well as First Team NSCAA All-South Region, and Third Team NSCAA All-America.

2008: Started and played in all 20 contests for the Tars, seeing the most time on the field as she played 18 full games (including four overtimes), and went for 1851 minutes on the pitch... Second Team All-SSC, as well as an NSCAA/Adidas NCAA Div. II All-South Region Second Team selection... played an integral role in the back line as she helped the Tars to their first ever conference title, and first NCAA Tournament appearance.

2007: Stepped into a starting spot at central defender right away and started all 19 games with a team-high 1726 minutes, coming off the field for a substitution in just one game ... earned All-Sunshine State Conference honorable mention ... tallied one goal and two assists from the back line ... her first career goal came in the Tars' 5-0 win over Thomas on 9/9/07.

High School: Senior captain at Allen D. Nease High School ... won Michelle Akers Most Valuable Defender award and St. John’s All-Conference Player award ... First Coast first team and St. John’s County first team selection ... led her team to the 4A State Championship in 2005 and 2006 ... member of the Florida ODP state team in 2002-2006 and invited to the Region III ODP regional tryouts in 2007 ... reached the Florida State Cup final four and won the Premier League Championship in 2006 with the Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club ... member of the National Honor Society and won the All-American Scholar award.

Personal: Born March 30, 1989 ... daughter of Dennis and Robin Thomas ... majoring in Psychology and plans to attend medical school.

CAREER STATS

Position: Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ponte Vedra, Fla.
High School: Allen D. Nease High School
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