Meehan named to USILA All-American team

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

KEENE, N.H. 5/26/11 –  Keene State College's Griffin Meehan has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America team announced on Thursday. An honorable mention selection, Meehan, a junior attack from Simsbury, Conn., is the first two-time lacrosse All-American at Keene State.

 "I didn't realize I'm the first player at Keene State to earn the honor twice.  That makes it even more special," Meehan said

 "Griffin is one of the best players I've had on the team," Hopefully, he'll be a three-time All-American once he's done," said KSC Coach Mark Theriault.  "Griffin didn't put up the same numbers he did as a sophomore because a lot of teams keyed on him.  "Our attack players really complimented each other and we have them all back next year."

One of the region's top scorers, Meehan finished the season with 63 goals, 26 assists and 89 points. Ranked third in goals per game (3.71) and points per game (5.24) in Division III, he became the Owls' career leader in goals (169) and points (253) this season.  Meehan said it was a group effort.  "If I wasn't having a good game, either Matty (Scharier) or (Taylor) Jette would step up. We had each other's back," said Meehan. 

A prolific scorer, Meehan had multiple goals in 14 of the Owls' 17 games this season. He scored seven goals and collected 10 points in back-to-back games against Salem State and Western Connecticut to match his career high in each category. Meehan also handed out five helpers against Wheaton (Mass.) to match his previous career best. He was at his best in big games, spear-heading comeback wins against rival Eastern Conn. during the regular season and Little East Championship game.  "In big games, your teammates look for you to make a move and get momentum going, so I took a lot of pride leading the team when they needed me."

Meehan joins Eric Momnie (2005) and Matt Johnson (2007) on Keene State All-American list.

Capturing the Little East Championship and a NCAA berth, Keene State concluded its season with a 14-3 record.