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Meghan Higgins

Player Profile
Hometown:
Reisterstown, Md.

High School:
Franklin HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Midfield

2006 (Junior): Defensive starter in 12 games ... saw action in all 20 games ... had 16 draw controls and 13 groundballs on the year ... won two important draws down the stretch for Maryland to help the Terps hold on to a win over No. 2 Johns Hopkins (4/9) ... won four draws in Maryland's victory over Virginia Tech (3/31) ... picked up two groundballs and forced a turnover in victory over No. 16 Penn State (3/24) ... earned start in win over No. 9 Dartmouth (3/21) ... forced one turnover, had one draw control and had one groundball ... three draws in win over Old Dominion (3/18).

2005 (Sophomore): Played in career-high 18 games and made two starts ... valuable contributor on draws ... won two draws against Princeton in the NCAA Tournament (5/12) ... helped key Maryland's second half run against Ohio State (3/27) by helping the Terps win six of the first eight draws in the final 30 minutes ... controlled two draws herself ... also caused one turnover ... started against Penn State (3/25) ... won two draws ... earned first career start against Virginia (3/8) ... won the game's opening draw for the Terps ... won four draw controls against Richmond (3/3) ... assisted on Acacia Walker's goal as time was expiring against Old Dominion (3/2).

2004 (Freshman): Smart athlete ... saw action in 16 games as a freshman taking several important draw controls ...scored first career goal against Temple in the NCAA Tournament (5/13) ... helped Maryland dominate the draw controls (17 of 24) against George Mason (5/9) ... controlled two herself ... played key role against No. 1 Princeton (4/28) helping Maryland win four of six draw controls down the stretch ... game-high four draw controls, matching her career-best, against Denver (4/2) ... also tallied first collegiate point with an assist ... set a career-high with four draws against Ohio State (3/28) ... won two draw controls against Virginia (3/9) ... controlled a pair of draws in first game of collegiate career against Richmond (2/21).

Prep: Four-year starter for Coach Dee Mullineaux at Franklin High ... helped team to the regional championship as a senior ... Baltimore Sun All-City/All-County first team selection ... Owings Mills Times Athlete of the Year for 2003 ... two-time team captain and All-MPSSAA Division 1 first team pick ... named to the Baltimore Sun's All-City/All-County second team as a junior ... an outstanding all-around athlete earning 12 varsity letters in high school, excelling in basketball and soccer ... Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist ... chose Maryland over Duke, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Loyola and Vanderbilt.

Personal: Meghan Higgins was born Baltimore, Md. ... is the daughter of Kathy and Matt Higgins ... is one of five children with brothers Matthew, Michael, and Thomas, and sister Jennifer ... says she wanted to be in a Terp lacrosse jersey since she was 10 years old ... completed 31 college credits while still in high school ... enrolled in the Gemstone Program at Maryland ... majoring in physiology and neurobiology.

Higgins' Career Statistics

Year
GP/GS
G
A
Pts.
DC
FPG-FPS
CT
GB
2004
16/0
1
1
2
20
0-0
1
4
2005
18/2
0
1
1
19
0-0
1
4
2006
20/12
0
0
0
16
0-0
5
13
Totals
54/14
1
2
3
55
0-0
7
23

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