Stony Brook's defense holds opponent to single-digit goals for 21st time in 23 games
Seawolves stymied USC, 7-4, in opener
Farmingdale, N.Y., product helped Stony Brook shut down USC Saturday
Seawolves have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons
Stony Brook returns 90.8 percent of scoring from 2014 NCAA Tournament team
2015: Caused one turnover and scooped two ground balls vs. USC (2/21)....America East Defensive Player of the Week (2/23)...tallied a game-high six ground balls and caused one turnover vs. Drexel (2/28).
2013: Started all 20 games during her freshman season...had 18 ground balls...caused eight turnovers and controlled eight draws...made her SBU-debut and won a draw control at Bucknell (2/16)...picked up one ground ball and controlled one draw vs. Longwood (3/9)...started at defense, picking up four ground balls and causing three turnovers to help SBU set a program record for fewest goals allowed in a single game (2) at Marist (3/13)...controlled one draw vs. Maryland (3/17)...picked up one ground ball vs. Iona (3/20)...picked up five ground balls, caused three turnovers and controlled one draw at Vermont (3/23)...tallied one ground ball and one caused turnover in a start at defense as SBU matched a school record for fewest goals allowed (2) vs. Fresno State (3/26)...finished withone caused turnover and one ground ball in a start at defense as SBU matched a school record for fewest goals allowed (2) vs. Albany (3/30)...tallied one ground ball at UMBC (4/6)...controlled one draw at UNH (4/13)...controlled two draws and picked up one ground ballas Stony Brook clinched the top-seed in the conference championship and a share of the regular season title vs. BU (4/21)...had two ground balls vs. Vermont in America East Semifinals (5/3)...controlled one drawin a win vs. Towson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (5/10).
Before SBU: Attended the University of Florida and redshirted the 2012 season.
High School: Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse at Farmingdale High School under head coach Tracy Weiner...helped team win state title in 2009 and 2010...was named captain of soccer team in senior year...also played basketball.
Personal: Maegan Paige Meritz...born March 30, 1993...daughter of Don and Lori Meritz...sister of Brian...major is physical therapy.