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Lasley's goals important on and off field

By Susan Shorkey
On December 2, 2009

For the past four years senior Meagan Lasley has had a tremendous impact at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  From star soccer player to well-balanced student, Meagan continues to succeed in everything she does here at A&M-Commerce.


Lasley has been playing soccer for 14 years. As soon as she was introduced to soccer from her brother, she played non-stop.


"My brother played when we were both really young, and I wanted to try it out," Lasley said. "I loved it ever since then."

The Mesquite, Texas native was named District Offensive MVP and received All-District honors as a senior during her time at Mesquite High School. She also earned first team all-district recognition as a freshman and junior and a second-team all-district honoree as a sophomore.


After Lasley graduated from Mesquite High in 2006, she continued her soccer career on a full 4-year scholarship for A&M-Commerce.  In those four years Lasley played in 71 games, had 28 assists and made 47 goals, 11 of which were game winners.

Lasley was named Lone Star Conference player of the year, was second team all-region and second team all-conference for her sophomore year. One of the games she said she is most proud of was when the Lions played against Tampa University and won 3-1.


"We went in as the underdogs and then came out with a win," she said.


 Meagan impressed most during her junior year. She was named third team all-American honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, second team all-region by Daktronics, first team all-conference and was ranked one of the top 30 players in the nation in points per game as well as offensive player of the week. This year, she has been named first team all-region, first team all-conference and earned offensive player of the week as well as offensive player of the year.


Lasley said she has both good and bad memories from soccer games through her four years playing for A&M-Commerce. This includes losing in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament to Truman during her junior year.


"I thought we were going to go all the way that year, so it was a big disappointment when we lost," Lasley said.


For the future, Meagan is taking an interest in pursuing a career in the sports industry, but she said she would love to work for a sport organization and deal with marketing or the public relations aspect of a company.


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