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Megan Gianforte
Player Profile:
Megan Gianforte 2819848
Position: Goalie
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brielle, N.J.
High School: Manasquan

2017 Stats

Career Stats

Career Highlights
• 2017 First Team All-Atlantic 10
• 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
• 2017 VaSID All-State First Team
• 2017 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team
• Four-Time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week

2017 (Freshman)
• Named First Team All-Atlantic 10
• Becomes the first rookie to win the top goalie honor since 2006
• Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
• Named to the VaSID All-State First Team
• Tabbed Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the week four times, a program record
• Started all 20 games in goal
• Stopped 186 shots on the year
• Finished the season with a .499 save percentage, good for first in the conference and top 10 nationally
• 9.48 goals against average lead the conference
• Made career-high 16 saves against Virginia (2/22)
• First on the team with 49 ground balls
• Caused 15 turnovers on the year
• Earned Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team honors

Prep
• Four-year starter at Manasquan High for coach Maria Eldridge
• Named 2016 Asbury Park Press Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year
• Two-time Asbury Park Press First Team All-Shore (2015, 2016)
• Three-time Coast Star Newspaper Defensive Player of the Season (2013, 2015, 2016)
• Named Asbury Park Press Athlete of the Week and Coast Star Athlete of the Week in 2016
• Manasquan's all-time leader in career saves (541), saves in a single season (196) and saves in a game (18)
• Named Co-captain as a senior, leading team to the Shore Conference Final and South Jersey Group II Sectional Final
• Team won Shore Conference Sportsmanship Award in 2016
• Scored three career goals
• Played at the club level for T3 Shore 2016 Black
• Also member of the varsity soccer team for four seasons, starting three
• A three-year student council representative and Student Body Vice President as a senior
• Member of both the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society
• Top 10 in the class at Manasquan, named to the High honor roll every semester

Personal
• Daughter of Karen and Mike Gianforte
• Has two brothers, Patrick and Brian
• Father wrestled at Delaware, Brother Brian wrestles at Gettysburg College and Brother Patrick played two years of rugby at Delaware

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