With their final pick of the 2017 NWSL College Draft, Sky Blue FC selected Boston College forward McKenzie Meehan.
Meehan, a Glocester, R.I. native, comes to Sky Blue FC after a redshirt senior season at Boston College in which she led the team in goals (12), points (24), shots (88) and shots on goal (45). She is a two-time All-ACC First Teamselection (2015 & 2016), was named to the MAC Hermann preseason watch list before the 2015 season and was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team in 2012.
In her four seasons at Boston, Meehan—who sat out the 2014 season with an Achilles injury—played in 88 games over the course of which she scored 58 goals and recorded 8 assists for a total of 124 points. That’s even more impressive considering Boston College is in the ACC, a conference known for some of the strongest defensive teams in the country.
Meehan also has experience at the youth national level, playing with the U.S. U-20 women’s national team at the 2013 CONCACAF Championship. During that tournament Meehan netted six goals, earning her the co-Golden Boot Winner honors for most goals scored.
Before her Boston College days, Meehan was the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2010 and 2011. She helped LaSalle Academy win four straight Rhode Island state championships. Meehan led the nation with 80 goals in her senior season and tallied 28 assists that year, finishing out her high school career with 181 total goals.
With those kinds of numbers, Meehan could certainly be the answer to some of Sky Blue’s attacking woes.