Feb. 12, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The St. Charles, Mo. native Meagan Iffrig of Incarnate Word Academy has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of Memphis soccer program as announced Thursday. She is the final of six signees inked by the Lady Tigers in their 2009 signing class.
"Meagan is a natural goal scorer and just a great kid," said head coach Brooks Monaghan. "Goal scorers are very hard to find, but she is just one of those players that has a knack for finding the back of the net. Having lost one in Kylie Hayes, we're hoping that Meagan can come in and score a few goals for us."
The forward was a four year varsity letterman for women's soccer at Incarnate Word Academy under coach Annie Beekman. She earned All-Conference first-team and All-Metro honorable mention honors in 2007. Through her junior year she has notched 22 goals and seven assists helping her team to the state finals in 2007 and a state championship in 2008 with a final record of 20-2-1. For the past three years, she has also helped her team to three district titles and three sectional championships as well.
"I think that she best suits our team as a center forward," said Monaghan. "She's strong on the ball, she has good skill and just has a knack for finding the back of the goal."
On the club level, Iffrig is a member of the U-18 St. Louis Scott Gallagher team. She has been a member of the squad that has won five State Cup Championships in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.
"I think she is going to come in and push the players around her for playing time right away," said Monaghan. "We have high expectations for her and we expect for her to score a lot of goals in her career. "
Iffrig is the daughter of Ken and Jennifer Iffrig.