Field Hockey



    10 Meg O'Connell  
    Meg O'Connell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Lafayette

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    Midfield


    2008 (JUNIOR)
    Led the team in goals and points with a career-high seven goals and 16 points ... led the Hoosiers in shots on the season with 37 ... earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors and second team All-Region honors for her junior campaign ... started all 18 games at midfield for the Hoosiers ... recorded a hat trick in her return home to St. Louis, tallying three scores against Missouri State ... scored one of three Hoosier goals in a win over Saint Joseph's ... scored a goal and assisted on a Dani Castro tally that forced overtime in a comeback win over Pacific ... scored the overtime game winner at Central Michigan ... scored in a 2-1 win over Michigan ... assisted on a Lena Grote goal against Miami.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007)
    Played and started all 18 games ... scored her first collegiate goal three minutes into the Hoosiers game at Cal ... assisted on the game-winning goal against Ball State on Sept. 8. ... posted the lone Indiana goal against Ohio State on Sept. 21. ... assisted on the the final goal of Haley Funk's hat trick against Missouri State on Sept. 22 ... scored the game-winner in the Hoosiers' 2-1 win over Northwestern on Oct. 28 ... was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 29 after scoring two goals and an assist in three games during the final week of the regular season ... earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2006)
    Played in all 19 games, making 18 starts in her freshman campaign ... made an immediate impact as an outside midfielder for the Hoosiers ... recorded her first career point on an assist against Longwood (8/27) ... took nine shots with three of them on goal (New Hampshire, Louisville and Northeastern) ... named to the U-19 National Team following the season.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Four-year letterwinner at Lafayette ... three-time NFHCA West Regional All-America selection ... 2005 NFHCA second team All-American ... garnered NFHCA High School National Academic Squad honors ... two-time Saint Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year and led the St. Louis area in scoring both years ... named to the USFHA Elite program and participated in four Futures tournaments including three selections to the Junior Olympic games ... participated in five National Field Hockey Festivals ... member of the U-16 National Team (2003) ... became the nation's high school career assist leader in her senior season ... led team to the state tournament quarterfinals as a senior ... played varsity soccer for three seasons and basketball for two at Lafayette ... earned honor roll distinctions for her excellence in the classroom ... has five siblings, Jolynn, Stacey, Kate, Charlie and Joey ... Kate was a forward for the Hoosiers and graduated in May 2008 ... daughter of Joe and Kelly Yates and Joe and Susie O'Connell ... Kelly Yates coached both Meg and Kate at Lafayette.

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