McCrady’s Impact on Field Hockey and Lacrosse

| Sunday, June 18, 2017, TRIB-LIVE

Meg McCrady, who recently graduated from Fox Chapel, made significant impacts on the lacrosse and field hockey programs.

In lacrosse, she had 245 career goals and 108 assists and was a four-time all-section and all-WPIAL selection, and she was a two-time All-American.

In field hockey, McCrady made all-section four times and all-WPIAL three times.

“She is such a humble person. She probably doesn’t realize how impressive her accomplishments were,” said Jen McCrady, her coach and mother.

“I am going to miss her in so many ways. I was so lucky to get the opportunity to coach her in two sports. I think the parent/coach aspect allowed us to experience situations and emotions together that we may not have had the opportunity to. She’s worked very hard to get where she’s at, and her father Chris and I are very proud of her.”

McCrady will play lacrosse at Georgetown. She committed as a sophomore.

“Georgetown was at the top of my list for a long time,” she said. “As soon as I visited the campus, I knew that was where I wanted to go. It is an excellent school for academics, and they have a top lacrosse program. I’m more excited than when I first committed and couldn’t be happier about my decision.”

She expects to continue playing as a midfielder.

“That’s the position they recruited me for, but I will play where they need me,” McCrady said.

McCrady, who plans to major in government/political science, will carry fond memories of Fox Chapel with her.

“Winning two field hockey championships was extremely exciting,” she said. “Nothing compares to that feeling. And even though we didn’t win the WPIAL championship this season, we made school history with our final record. In both sports, I will always remember having fun with my teammates, and how great it was having my mom coach me in both sports.

“I have no regrets. We worked hard and accomplished everything we could. I loved every minute of my time playing lacrosse and field hockey. Now, I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing at Georgetown, and I’m confident that I can do well.”