Meehan named to USILA All-America team

Meehan is the third Owl to earn All-America honors
Meehan is the third Owl to earn All-America honors

KEENE, N.H. 5/26/10 –  Keene State College’s Griffin Meehan has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America team announced on Wednesday.

An honorable mention selection, Meehan, a sophomore attack from Simsbury, Conn., led KSC to the Little East Championship and an NCAA berth while rewriting the Owl record book this season.

“I was very excited to hear about the honor. Being a sophomore, I wasn’t sure I’d get it,” said Meehan.  “When you play against the best teams and win some games, people pay attention to what you’re doing on the field.”

“It’s a well-deserved honor. Griffin had a tremendous season for us,” said KSC Coach Mark Theriault.  “He has two more years to go and will only get better.”

Meehan, who was earlier named the LEC’s offensive player of the year, provided the offensive spark for the nation’s sixth-ranked scoring offense (15.05 gpg.) by leading the country in points per game (5.53), and ranking second in goals per game (3.63).

A prolific scorer, Meehan established three Keene State single-season scoring records this spring for goals (69), assists (36) and points (105). Meehan found the back of the net in all of KSC’s 19 contests this season, scoring at least three goals 13 times. He used a balanced scoring attack—five goals and five assists—against UMass Boston to accounted for his season-high in points (10). Meehan registered the game-winning goal twice on the campaign, including delivering the decisive strike against the Warriors in the Little East Men’s Lacrosse Championship. He was honored as the most outstanding player of the tournament as the Owls raised their third conference championship trophy.

Meehan is the third Owl player to receive All-America recognition, joining Eric Momnie (2005) and Matt Johnson (2007).