2013 New Zealand Women’s National Team
2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman Best XI Second Team
2013 Second-Team All-SEC
2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshmen (17)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
The most versatile member of the team while playing as a forward, midfielder and defender during her freshman season in 2013 … Honored as a Second-Team All-SEC selection with her performance during the conference season … The No. 17-ranked freshman in the NCAA on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshmen list released after the season … Also honored by TopDrawerSoccer.com as a second-team selection to its “Freshman Best XI” team for 2013 … Made 12 appearances with 11 starts during her rookie season in 2013 … Scored one goal and dished out three assists for five points on the campaign … Scored the game-winning Golden Goal in the 103rd minute of LSU’s 3-2 double overtime win against Mississippi State on Sept. 29 … Also assisted Summer Clarke’s goal to open the scoring for the Tigers against Mississippi State for a season-high three points in the victory … Also assisted Clarke’s opening goals in a 5-3 win at Arkansas on Oct. 4 and a 2-1 overtime win at Alabama on Oct. 6 to help lead the Tigers to a rare weekend road sweep in SEC play … Finished the season with 21 shots and 11 shots on goal on the offensive end … Did not play in eight games during the 2013 season … Called up for international duty with the New Zealand Women’s National Team as the Football Ferns played the world’s No. 1-ranked United States in a two-game friendly series late in the collegiate season … Missed two SEC matches against Georgia at home on Oct. 25 and 23rd-ranked Kentucky on the road on Oct. 27 while playing with New Zealand’s Football Ferns … Earned her first career international cap at the senior level as a late substitution in New Zealand’s 1-1 draw against the United States while playing at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 30 … Missed the first six games of the season while recovering from an ankle injury suffered in LSU’s preseason exhibition match against Nicholls State … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the bright young stars in New Zealand football … A talented left back and left winger who received an invitation to train with the senior New Zealand Women’s National Team in 2013 in preparation for the Cypress Cup … Also invited to compete with the senior Football Ferns on an international tour with matches against Australia and Japan in June 2013 … Marked her first experience training with the Senior Football Ferns … Represented her country as a member of the Under-17 New Zealand Women’s National Team from 2010-12 … Competed with the Young Football Ferns in group play at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup held in Trinidad & Tobago in 2010 under head coach Dave Edmondson and Azerbaijan in 2012 under head coach Paul Temple … Started all three group play matches against Brazil, Japan and Mexico at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Earned 15 international caps as a member of the U-17 New Zealand Women’s National Team through the 2012 season, including six caps in 2010 and nine caps in 2012 … Scored her first international goal against Papua New Guinea in a U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier played on April 13, 2012, within one minute from the opening kickoff … Also played with the Northern Football Federation in her home country of New Zealand … Helped guide the Northern Football Federation to the National Women’s Youth League championship in New Zealand in 2011 … Also helped the squad win a national championship at the U-13 level in 2007 … A veteran of the club program at Lynn Avon United … Scored 22 goals in 13 games while playing for Lynn Avon United during the 2012 season … Coached at the club level by Mauro Denoso … Also a star athlete during her prep career at Massey High School … Coached by her father, Guy Lee, as a member of the soccer team at Massey High School … Honored as the Senior Sportswoman of the Year at Massey High School in 2011 and 2012 … Also honored as the Sportswoman of the Year for her class in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … Helped Massey High School earn a berth into the New Zealand’s national top 32 tournament for the first time in school history in 2009 while earning a 28th-place finish … Also helped Massey High School finish in 23rd place in 2011 before the team took 19th place in 2012 in the national top 32 tournament … Did not compete in the event in 2012 as she prepared to represent New Zealand in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Was also a standout in track and field and touch rugby at the high school level … Crowned the Auckland Region High School Senior 100-meter and 200-meter champion as her region’s premier sprinter … Helped guide her team to the touch rugby regional championship for the 2008 season.
Full name is Megan Frances Lee … Born on Feb. 7, 1995 … Parents are Guy and Karen Lee … Has one older sister, Sarah, and one younger brother, Mathew … Honored for her academic performance with the top grade in sport science at Massey High School … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.