Women's Soccer

    A Look at the 2010 IUWS Newcomers: Megan Holland and Margo McAuley

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    July 1, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Today in the sixth and final edition of the look at IU Newcomers for the upcoming 2010 season, and we take a look at Megan Holland (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) and Margo McAuley (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville/Florida State).

    Megan Holland
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Mariemont High School

    Megan Holland

    Holland was a three-year letterwinner at Mariemont High School for head coach Mike Haney. During her senior year, Mariemont was ranked No. 1 in the state as Holland led them to a school-record 11 shutouts as a defender. She was named First Team All-Cininnati Hills League (CHL) on two occasions and to the second team once. She garnered first team all-city accolades as well as First Team All-Southwest Ohio as voted by the coaches in the area. Holland took home Cininnati Enquirer Girl's Soccer All-Stars First Team honors as well as Defender of the Year during her career at Mariemont.

    She played club soccer for the Cincinnati Classics Hammer F.C., which was ranked No. 33 in the nation and she also participated in the ODP Regional Camp in 2007.

    Off the field, Holland has helped organize clothing and equipment drives for those in her community and has gone on a number of mission trips across the United States and in Nicaragua to help those in need in those areas.

    The daughter of Brian and Julie Holland, she will pursue a degree in Accounting and Finance at Indiana.

    Coach Lyon on Holland
    "A late recruit but a great find for IU. Not only talented in the classroom but a competitor at the center of defense. Megan has both athletic ability and defensive skills that will make her a strong IU soccer player. One-on-One defending and winning head balls are two of her strengths, which will make her a challenge for the returning backline. Like most of our signees, we have seen her play at our camps and thoroughly like what we saw and are glad to have her join us."

    Margo McAuley
    Noblesville, Ind.
    Noblesville High School/Florida State University

    Margo McAuley

    McAuley played her first two seasons at Florida State before an injury forced her to miss the entire 2009 season before she transferred to Indiana for the Spring semester last year. She played in 11 games over her freshman and sophomore seasons.

    At Noblesville High School, she was team captain of the soccer team during her senior year and set the school record for career assists while also setting the single-season record for assists each of her first three seasons. McAuley was named NSCAA adidas All-American as well as First Team All-Region and First Team All-State. She also received Athlete of the Year honors by Noblesville Daily Times and Noblesville Ledger as a senior. A three-year letterwinner as a swimmer, she holds to school and sectional records. Academically, she graduated in the top seven percent of her class and was on the Academic All-State team her final two seasons.

    Playing for the Carmel Crossfire, she led them to six club state titles and was a two-year team captain. She was also a member of Indiana Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.

    The daughter of Chip and Sonnie McAuley, she is working towards a communication degree with a minor in business administration at Indiana.

    Coach Lyon on McAuley
    "Margo joined us last Spring and has been a great addition to the team. She played two seasons at Florida State and has experience in the NCAA Tournament, which is invaluable. Adding her to the extremely strong group of freshmen will make for a tremendous wave of newcomers to an already very strong core group of returners that are eager to get back to the NCAA Tournament."




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