We start off this week’s round of the 2017 BC Interruption Awards with the players that best embody what it means to be a Boston College Eagle. Our first winner is McKenzie Meehan, who played her final season for the BC women’s soccer team in the fall and now plays for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. A true Boston College Eagle works hard, is a team player, displays great leadership, and is resilient - both as athletes and as people. Meehan meets all of those criteria.
Meehan had stellar seasons her freshman and sophomore year, earning numerous honors and even leading the ACC in goals as a sophomore. Unfortunately, she missed her junior year due to an achilles injury. But Meehan worked hard and came back strong, recording 35 points as a redshirt junior and scoring 26 points in the fall as a redshirt senior and captain of the Eagles. Meehan was recently honored by BC as the school’s female Eagle of the Year.
Meehan led the team with 12 goals and 26 points this past season, and she started all 18 games that she played in. She leaves BC as the program leader in career goals (58) and points (124). She also holds programs records in goals in a single season (20 in 2013) and game winning goals in a single season (9 in 2013). These records do not come just by virtue of talent - Meehan is an extremely hard worker and it is clearly that she is always giving 100% when she’s on the field.
In addition to her athletic skills, Meehan was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in as a sophomore, r-junior, and r-senior. She also earned the Athletics Director’s Award for Academic Achievement all 3 of those years. As a sophomore and a r-senior she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I team. While at BC, Meehan also participated in a wide range of charitable activities such as Cycle for Survival, Relay for Life, and the BC athletics pen pals program.
Congrats and thanks to McKenzie for representing BC so well!