Women's Soccer

Meegan Johnston
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Grayslake, Ill.

High School:
Carmel Catholic High School

Last College:
University of Illinois

Height:
5-7

Position:
MF/F

Meegan  Johnston

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2014-15)

2014 (So.): Played in all 21 games and made three starts in her first campaign with the Golden Eagles ... Scored one goal and had a pair of assist with 39 total shots, the second-highest mark on the squad ... Recorded three shots in MU's season-opening victory over Loyola-Chicago (8/24) ... Dished out an assist against the Milwaukee Panthers (9/11) ... Scored her first goal as a Marquette Golden Eagle against Creighton (9/25) ... Assisted on MU's lone goal in its 1-1 draw at St. John's (10/2) ... Notched a pair of shot attempts against Providence (10/24).

Prior to Marquette:

2013 (at Illinois - Fr.): Johnston began her collegiate career at Illinois, where she appeared in 18 games and tallied five points for the Illini ... She scored the golden goal in her team's 5-4 victory over Louisville and also notched three assists during her freshman season.

Carmel Catholic High School: A four-time letter winner at Carmel Catholic High School, Johnston led her team to conference and regional titles during her senior year, scoring 27 goals and earning all-state honors ...Johnston played club soccer for Team Chicago Academy - Botafogo, helping her team to a U18 national championship in 2013.

Personal: She is the daughter of Neil and Peggy Johnston and has one sibling, Erin ... Plans to major in communications.

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MEET THE 'FAMILY'- August 2015

What does being a part of the 'FAMILY' mean to you?
Being part of the 'FAMILY' means that I put the family first in most of my decisions on and off the pitch. Representing this family is an honor and we all strive to do our best for one another because that's what families do--they sacrifice for each other.  

Who is your biggest inspiration (athletic or otherwise)?
Steven Gerrard- ex-Liverpool player who just transferred to MLS soccer here in the states. I grew up watching him from a young age because he was my Grandfather's favorite player; he claims that Stevie is "the best midfielder in the world," and frankly I'd have to agree.   

If you had to win at a random sport, which teammate would you select to play with?
If I had to win at a random sport I would definitely pick Morgan Proffitt--she is a freak of nature (in the best way possible.)  

Favorite meal/food?
Mom's chicken margarita pie.   

What type of music do you prefer to listen to? Any favorite artists?
Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, George Strait.

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