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Megan Huether

Megan Huether

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Position: Goalie
Hometown: Lutherville, Md.
College: Duke '06
Height: 5'5"
Birthday: 5/24/1984

Teammates on Megan

Quietly, a huge presence…extremely consistent…being left-handed is huge…make huge game-changing saves that can turn the tide of a game… can do it in a flashy way or in a very technical way…a refreshing honest communicator with the defense.

U.S. Team

  • Two-time FIL WOrld Cup gold medalist (2009, 2013)
  • One of two former Blue Devils on the roster (Bullard)
  • Made 16 saves in seven 2013 World Cup games, finishing with a 4.89 goals against average and 50.0 save percentage.
  • Made 11 saves while seeing action in six games during the 2009 World Cup. Finished with 7.18 goals against average and 39.3 save percentage.
  • Held Australia scoreless in the second half as the U.S. rallied for a 10-9 victory during round-robin play and had six saves in a win over Japan.
  • U.S. National Team (2008-13)
  • U.S. Developmental Team (2005-06)

College

  • IWLCA National Goalie of the Year (2005)
  • IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team (2005)
  • All-ACC (2004-05)
  • All-ACC Tournament (2005)
  • Helped lead Duke to 2005 ACC Championship
  • Ranks first in Duke career history in saves (646) and goalie minutes (4,505:00), second in goals against average (7.66), third in save percentage (0.527) and fourth in ground balls (175)
Year GP-GS GAA Saves PCT W L GB CT
2006 21-21 7.34 146 0.51 18 2 40 12
2005 21-21 7.62 196 0.56 16 4 56 15
2004 19-19 8.74 172 0.515 13 6 44 11
2003 18-18 6.95 132 0.527 13 5 35 11
Total 79-79 7.66 646 0.527 60 17 175 49

Getting to Know...

  • Other sports played in high school: Soccer, basketball
  • Visited any foreign countries: Ireland, England, Holland, France, Australia, Greece, Czech Republic, Canada
  • Favorite athlete from another sport: Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens
  • Best advice from a coach: Play within yourself. It is not your job to do everything, just your role. Play your position and do your job to the best of your ability and you will make the team better.
  • Strengths as a player: Field vision, clearing, communication
  • What should every player at your position be able to do on the field: Direct and communicate with the defense. Have a short-term memory to be able to stay positive and always be ready for the next play.
  • Most important part of your game preparation: Fitness is a huge focus for me. When I feel fit, I can fully engage in the game and not worry about anything else.
  • Game-day ritual: I try to spend 5-10 minutes visualizing positive plays.
  • Tip for young players: Don’t specialize too young. Play as many sports as possible – a lot of skills cross over and you will be a more well-rounded athlete as a result.
  • Best lacrosse moment: I have two. First is shutting out Australia in the second half of our pool play game in Prague at the 2009 World Cup. Second is winning the 2005 ACC Championship with my Duke Blue Devils!

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