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#1 Megan Kinneman
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'4"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Elkins HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 06/10/1992
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Megan Kinneman Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 11/08/2013

2013 College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (Sept. 9)
2013 Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1)
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Community Service Team
2012 LSWA Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 SEC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 4)
2010 LSWA Honorable Mention All-Louisiana

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the most prolific goalkeepers in the history of the LSU Soccer program … A four-time letterwinner at LSU from 2010-13 … Ended her collegiate career as LSU’s school-record holder with 284 saves during her tenure, nearly 50 more than Mo Isom’s 235 saves for the No. 2 spot on the school’s all-time list … Ranked No. 2 in team history with 17 clean sheets during her career … Made the second-most appearances by a goalkeeper in team history with 60 career appearances and 57 starts for the Tigers in four years … Also ranked No. 3 among goalkeepers in school history with 24 wins and a 1.22 goals against average … Set LSU’s single-season school record with a 0.66 goals against average in her 14 starts as a freshman in 2010 … Also ranked No. 2 with 117 saves in 2012 and No. 5 with 85 saves in 2013 on LSU’s all-time single-season list for goalkeepers … The top scoring goalkeeper in program history with three penalty kick goals during her collegiate career … Was a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks taken during the 2011 and 2012 seasons … A leader in the classroom and community for her tenure as a member of the SEC Community Service Team in 2012 and the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012 … A member of the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2010 … Twice an honorable mention selection to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Team in 2010 and 2011.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Wrapped up her collegiate career with an outstanding senior season in goal for the Tigers in 2013 … Started all 20 matches for the Tigers on the campaign, posting a 9-9-2 record in goal … Set a career-high with six clean sheets on the season … Made 95 saves to rank No. 5 on LSU’s all-time single-season list … Ended the season with a 1.49 goals against average while surrendering 31 goals to LSU’s opponents on 322 shots faced on the year … Named the SEC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Sept. 9 following her performance in leading the Tigers to a historic victory with a 1-0 shutout of the 13th-ranked USC Trojans on Sept. 8  at the Minnesota Gold Classic … Made seven saves in goal and scored the game-winning penalty kick in the 65th minute against the Trojans to lead the Tigers to their highest-ranked non-conference victory in program history … Was also named to the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team with her performance against the Trojans … Opened the 2013 season with three-straight clean sheets in a pair of home wins of 1-0 over Louisiana Tech and 6-0 over Louisiana-Monroe before a 0-0 draw with TCU … Also wrapped up the non-conference season with a clean sheet at Rice (1-0) before pitching a shutout against Missouri (1-0) at home during the SEC season … Made a season-high 13 saves on 31 shots faced at 23rd-ranked Texas A&M in LSU’s regular-season finale … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Regained her freshman form as one of the elite shot stoppers in the Southeastern Conference during her junior season in 2012 … Started 21 matches for the Tigers while playing all 2,028 minutes in goal on the season … Faced 366 shots while allowing just 27 goals to LSU’s opponents on the campaign … Made a career-high 117 saves on the year to rank No. 2 on LSU’s all-time single-season list behind the 128 saves by former Tiger goalkeeper Aja Lanclos during the 1997 season … Also ranked No. 2 among SEC goalkeeper with 117 stops on the year … Finished the season with a 1.20 goals against average … Posted a 9-8-4 record on the season with five shutouts … Pitched shutouts against the likes of Oklahoma, Houston and Florida International during the non-conference season and Mississippi State and Vanderbilt in SEC play … Wrapped up the season as the No. 5-ranked goalkeeper on LSU’s all-time list with 11 clean sheets during her collegiate career … Followed her fourth shutout of the season in a 1-0 win at Mississippi State on Sept. 28 by setting a career-high with 15 saves on 34 shots faced in a 2-2 draw at Georgia on Sept. 30 for an unbeaten road swing in SEC play … Her 15 saves against Georgia was a single-game high by an SEC goalkeeper in 2012 … Was honored as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career with her performance against the two Bulldog clubs … First set her career-high for saves in a game with 10 stops in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Memphis in LSU’s non-conference finale as she also saved a penalty kick in the 29th minute to lead the defensive effort … Saved 11 shots in a 1-1 home draw with Alabama before raising her career-high to 15 saves at Georgia … Also made 10 saves in a 3-2 overtime setback at 23rd-ranked Tennessee … Became LSU’s all-time leading scorer amongst goalkeepers with two penalty kick goals during the SEC season … Was a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty kicks as she scored the game-winning Golden Goal in the 93rd minute of overtime in a 3-2 win at Ole Miss and LSU’s lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to 18th-ranked Kentucky in SEC play … Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as an honorable mention selection to the LSWA All-Louisiana Team following the season … Also recognized for her community service efforts with a selection to the SEC Community Service Team for the first time in her collegiate career … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season in 2012 … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Made five appearances with three starts in goal for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2011 … Helped the Tigers claim their fourth SEC Western Division championship and at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in five seasons … Also helped the Tigers earn a runner-up finish in the final SEC standings for the third time in four seasons with a 13-8-1 overall record and 8-3 mark for 24 points in SEC play … Posted a 2.44 goals against average while allowing seven goals to LSU’s opponents in 258 minutes between the posts … Made 15 saves on 22 shots on goal for a .682 save percentage … Faced a total of 45 shots in her five appearances … Earned the start in LSU’s match against No. 3-seeded Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Faced a total of 23 shots by the Aggies in for a new career-high … Started a pair of non-conference matches against Memphis and NC State … Came off the bench for appearances in home matches against Mississippi State and South Carolina during the regular season … Honored for her performance in the classroom with her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Emerged as one of the SEC’s elite goalkeepers with her performance as a rookie in 2010 … A member of the SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC All-Tournament Team following the regular season … Also honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association with an honorable mention All-Louisiana selection for her performance … Started all 14 games in which she played during her freshman season … Played nearly 1,362 minutes on the season while allowing just 10 goals for a 0.66 goals against average in 14 appearances … Her 0.66 GAA ranked No. 1 among all goalkeepers in the SEC for the 2010 season and established a new LSU single-season record … Made 57 saves on 167 shots faced … Posted a 6-4-4 record with six shutouts on the year … Made her collegiate debut in a 1-0 shutout of in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 12 … Pitched five shutouts against SEC competition on the year, including Alabama (0-0), Kentucky (1-0), Ole Miss (0-0), Arkansas (1-0) and Tennessee (1-0) in the first round of the SEC Tournament … Helped LSU earn a spot in the SEC Tournament semifinal for the fourth-straight season with the team’s 1-0 overtime win over the Lady Volunteers in the first round … Matched her career high with nine saves in a 1-1 draw against 17th-ranked and No. 2-seeded South Carolina in the semifinal round of the conference tournament … Also credited with a total of nine saves in her first road start in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of 21st-ranked Illinois … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top goalkeepers in the country for the Class of 2010 … A four-star recruit and the No. 96-ranked player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 … Ranked as the No. 9 goalkeeper in the country and the No. 14 player in the state of Texas by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 … A member of the Under-15 U.S. Youth National Team player pool in 2007 … Attended a training camp with the U-15 U.S. Youth National Team at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. … A four-year veteran of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team from 2006-09 … Competed internationally with the Region III ODP Team in tours of Costa Rica in 2007, Italy in 2008 and Portugal in 2009 … Also competed with the Region III ODP Team in the prestigious Thanksgiving Interregional in Florida for three-straight years from 2006-08 … A member of the South Texas State ODP Team in her age group for five years from 2005-09 … Was a member of the Challenge Soccer Club after joining the team in 2009 ... Coached in club soccer by Pat O’Toole … Played for Eclipse Soccer Club prior to her arrival at Challenge SC … A three-year member of the varsity soccer team at Elkins High School … Served as captain of her high school team in each of her last two seasons … A first-team all-district performer as a sophomore in 2008 and as a junior in 2009 … Honored as District Most Valuable Player following the 2009 season after leading her team to the regional quarterfinal … Voted her team’s MVP in each of the last two seasons.

PERSONAL
Full name is Megan Rae Kinneman … Born on June 10, 1992 … Daughter of Jeff and Dorothy Kinneman … Has an older sister, Nicole, and an older brother, DJ … An honor student at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas … A member of the National Honor Society … Served on the Student Council at Elkins HS from 2007-09 … Also enjoys community service as a member of Habitat for Humanity … Pursuing a degree in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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