Megan

Merrill

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Forward
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West
Club: Omaha FC

Bio

2010 Outlook
Megan Merrill established herself as one of the best offensive players in the state of Nebraska over the past four years. Merrill's in-state talent was noticed by the Huskers, and she hopes to contribute quickly at the collegiate level.

"Megan is an explosive, attacking player," Nebraska Coach John Walker said. "She is powerful, strong and plays with a physical edge. She can play as a striker or wide player and has dangerous 1v1 ability."

High School
Merrill scored 78 goals and totaled 31 assists during her prep career at Millard West High School under Coach Jacque Tevis-Butler.

Merrill helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of Class A state championships, including the 2009 title when she netted 28 goals on the season, including one in the title game. Her 28 goals led the state and earned her first-team all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, accolades she repeated as a senior.

Merrill concluded her high school career by participating in the 2010 Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic.

Academically, Merrill was a two-year honor roll member (2007, 2008).

Other Information
In the summer of 2008, Merrill led Nebraska's 1991 Olympic Development team to the Region II championship when she scored six goals to earn the Golden Boot Award. After her performance, she was invited to the adidas elite soccer camp and earned 2008 Arsenal Player of the Year honors.

Under Coach Andy Benkis, Merrill's club team, NFC Primo, won five state championships from 2006 to 2010.

Personal Information
Megan was born on Sept. 27, 1991 in Omaha, Neb. She is the daughter of Kevin and Sonia Merrill and has one brother, Ryan (16). Her father was a pitcher for the Nebraska baseball team and lettered in 1986 and 1987. Megan has not declared a major at Nebraska.

Worth Noting
Merrill was named honorable mention for the 2009 ESPN Rise All-America team, along with current Husker Stacy Bartels.

Merrill on Nebraska
"For me, the choice was easy. I've grown up watching the Huskers and am excited to be representing the school. After visiting the campus, meeting the coaches, and seeing everything the program has to offer, I was very confident in my decision."

Merrill's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2010 4-0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals

4-0

0

0

0

0

0

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