Named to the U.S. U-21 National Team in 2006, traveling to China for five games in the spring of 2007...tied for lead on the U.S. junior squad with two goals on the tour...helped the U-21 team to first place at the 2006 CanAm Challenge...member of the USFHA HPC Maryland Thundersticks in 2006 and 2008...selected to the U-19 Futures Holland Tour in 2006.
As a redshirt junior in 2010: Saw action in 23 games and started in three...member of 2010 ACC and NCAA Championship teams...scored two goals on the year, both against No. 10 Louisville (Oct. 30)...was one of the Terrapins' top reserves in nearly every contest...recipient of NCAA's Elite 88 award and named to National Academic Team.
Sat out 2009 season due to knee injury
As a sophomore in 2008:
Saw time in all 24 games, earning 16 starts including four of the five ACC contests...recorded five goals and 12 total points...tallied her first collegiate goal and assist for a career-high three points in the 5-1 win at Michigan on Sept. 7...knocked home the game-winning goal at No. 1 Wake Forest on Sept. 27...also recorded scores against Northwestern on Sept. 14 and VCU on Oct. 30...dished out an assist as part of the 5-1 victory over Penn on Oct. 12...scored the game-tying goal in the ACC semifinal vs. Virginia (Nov. 7), where the Terps would go on to win in overtime...named to the Academic All-ACC squad and the NFHCA National Academic Squad.
As a freshman in 2007:
Made the transition from playing forward to back, helping the defense to a 0.90 goals against average, which ranked third in the nation...played in all 21 games, including eight starts...one of just two freshmen on the team to play in every game...also saw time on the forward line...attempted a season-high three shots in the win at Northwestern (Aug. 27)...had a pair of shots against No. 6 Michigan (Sept. 2) and Temple (Sept. 30)...the only Maryland freshman named to the All-ACC Academic team...also earned a spot on the NFHCA's National Academic Squad.
Lettered in field hockey at Marathon Central H.S. four times, the same high school former Terrapin greats Carla Tagliente and Tiffany Marsh attended...the Olympians suffered just two losses during her career, including undefeated and state championship-winning seasons in 2002 and 2003, while adding another in 2006...team was also four-time IAC Division Champions, sectional and regional champions all four years...led the Olympians in scoring in her final two years, garnering first team NFHCA All-America status each of those seasons...a second team All-American in 2004...a three-time state all-star, Section IV all-star and NFHCA all-region pick...participated in the national and regional USFHA Futures Tournament from 2003-06...a silver (2005) and gold (2004) medalist at the Empire State Games...also lettered in basketball three times and softball four times...a second team all-star in both sports in 2006.
Majoring in special education...recipient of the Michael and Mary Dana Director's Circle Scholarship...enjoys drawing and art, earning New York State's Silver Key Award in 2006 for art excellence...member of the art and foreign language clubs, SADD and student council...National Honor Society...participated in a leadership conference twice...oldest daughter and one of four children of Janice and Bill Dean...has two older brothers, Jason and Kristofer, and a younger sister, Jaime ...Meghan Ashley Dean was born in Johnson City, N.Y.