North Adams, MA- MCLA senior goal keeper Megan Richardson (Adams, MA) has added an impressive piece of hardware to her outstanding career. Richardson was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All East Region Third Team this afternoon as the organization announced their annual awards. Richardson has already taken home her second straight MASCAC defensive player of the year award and All Conference honors.
To be eligible for Scholar All-Region recognition, student-athletes must meet the following criteria:
- 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
- Started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
- Nominated by head coach of current College Services member institution
- Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school
Richardson's decorated career at MCLA has featured four straight appearances on the All Conference squad. She finished her storied career with a whopping 596 career saves.
While her acccomplishments on the field speak for themselves, Richardson has been heavily involved on campus and in the classroom. Richardson is a double major as she will graduate with degrees in both Education and Mathematics. The captain of the women's soccer program will graduate with a 3.70 GPA.
Richardson also has spent the last two years as the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at MCLA.
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