MU Women's Soccer Adds to Squad

Head Coach Markus Roeders adds freshman Meegan Johnston to women's soccer squad.

Jan. 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University women’s soccer head coach Markus Roeders announces that Meegan Johnston has joined the women’s soccer team and is eligible to play in 2014 spring competition.

Johnston is a freshman midfielder who played for the University of Illinois during the 2013 fall season.

“We are excited that Meegan has joined our Marquette family,” said Roeders. “We recruited her out of club and high school and for her now to be part of our program is fantastic. She has competed at a very high level with her club team and the Olympic Development Programs and will make a difference at Marquette.”

The Grayslake, Ill., native competed in 18 of the Fighting Illini’s 23 games in the 2013-14 season, recording one goal and three assists for five points.

“Meegan has an attacking mindset, is a very good finisher and has a creative personality on the field. We look forward to her flourishing in our environment at Marquette and have a great career on and off the field," Roeders said.

A teammate of five other current freshmen on the MU women’s soccer squad prior to her college career, Johnston played for Eclipse Select, Team Chicago and in the Olympic Development Programs. Throughout her club career, she played in high-caliber competition and had a hand in multiple victories, including the 2012 U17 Brondby Cup Championship in Denmark, the 2012-13 U18 USYSA National Championship and multiple regional titles.

A four year letter-winner at Carmel Catholic High School, the midfielder earned all-area accolades in 2012-13 and all-state, All-East Suburban Catholic Conference and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area as a senior. She ended her high school soccer career with 27 goals and six assists.

The Golden Eagles ended the 2013 season with an 18-4-0 overall record, winning the BIG EAST regular season title and conference championship title.




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