Professional Lacrosse: Megan Taylor
Happy Wisdom Wednesday from an athlete who many call the GOAT of lacrosse goalies, Megan Taylor.
What a year it’s been for Megan Taylor, the small goalie who comes up with big saves on the big stage for the Maryland Women’s Lacrosse team. Not only did she cap off the end of her college career with her 2nd National Championship, but also was the first goalie ever to receive the prestigious Tewaaraton Award. Taylor was named the IWLCA 2019 player and goaltender of the year, as well as being named the 2019 Honda Sports Award Winner for lacrosse.
During her time as a terp Taylor was a 4x Big Ten Goalie of the year, 2x All NCAA Tournament team, and helped lead the Terps on to winning 2 National Championships, 3 Big Ten Tournament Championships, and 4 Big Ten regular season championships. Taylor is continuing to play professional lacrosse in the WPLL on team Fight.
Here’s a look into the mind of the happy go lucky Megan Taylor:
If you give yourself advice 10 years ago, what would it be?
My advice would be to continue to play every sport possible and enjoy every moment of it!
If you could go 10 years into the future and ask yourself one thing, what would it be?
Is chipotle still your number one go to fast food restaurants?
What made you want to become a goalie?
My older brother, Alex, was a goalie and he ended up winning two national championships at Salisbury. He’s taught me so much and still trains me today!
What was your favorite memory from this Memorial Day weekend and winning the national championship?
This is a hard one because everything was so great.. But if I had to pick one it would be seeing all the alumni’s outside Hopkins when our bus pulled up to the final four, I wish I could relive that moment forever.