Hometown: Naperville, IL
Age: 26 (09/03/1992)
The Spirit selected Megan Oyster with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. In her first season with the Spirit in 2015, Oyster became the first player in Spirit history to play every minute of every game of a single season. She was voted Defender of the Year and Newcomer of the Year for the Spirit. In 2016, the Naperville, Ill native started in 15 regular season matches plus the NWSL Championship.
Oyster was a member of the Under-18 and Under-20 U.S. National Team pools. During 2014, she was also a leader on the Bruin defense that recorded a 0.245 goals against average, shut out a school-record 19 opponents and allowed just six goals (also a school record) and 55 shots on goal all season. Megan started all 24 games and played 2,061 minutes. Some achievements include: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 honoree, named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 26, received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors for the secondstraight season. In 2013, she was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team, played in 26 games with 18 starts for the Bruins, and earned Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament honors. In 2012, Megan played 22 of 23 matches for the Bruins and in 2011 she played in 18 of 21 of their matches. During the 2015-2016 off season, Oyster played for the Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League in Australia.
United States National Team: Member of the Under-18 and Under-20 U.S. National Team pools … Brought in to the U-18/U-20 Super Camp in January of 2009 … Also called into camp with the U-20s in June of 2011 … Became involved with the U.S. National Team Program at the U-15 level … Traveled to Brazil with the U-16s.
Professional: 2016: Started 15 regular season matches for the Spirit in 2016 plus the NWSL Championship 2015: Drafted by the Spirit with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft…Played every minute of the 2015 Spirit season, becoming the first Spirit player to do so…Scored one goal…Voted Defender of the Year and Newcomer of the Year for the Spirit…During the Spirit off season, played for Newcastle Jets in the Westfield W-League in Australia
College: Attended UCLA…2014: Leader on the Bruin defense that recorded a 0.245 goals against average, shut out a school-record 19 opponents and allowed just six goals (also a school record) and 55 shots on goal all season … Started all 24 games and played 2,061 minutes … Scored the Bruins’ first goal of the season against Maryland and added an assist on the game-winning goal against Loyola Marymount … Honorable mention All-Pac-12 honoree … Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 26 … Received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors for the second-straight season. 2013: Named to the College Cup All-Tournament team … Provided the assist on the championship-winning goal in overtime against Florida State … Played in 26 games with 18 starts … Ranked fourth on the team in minutes played with 1999 … Earned Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament honors … Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honoree. 2012: Played in 22 of 23 matches … Member of a UCLA defense that surrendered just 13 goals all season (first in the Pac-12) … Also helped the Bruins rank first in the conference in goals against average (0.55) and shutouts (14) … Recorded an assist in UCLA’s NCAA second round victory against Kentucky. 2011: Played in 18 of 21 matches, making seven starts … Member of a UCLA defense that surrendered just 12 goals all season (2nd in the Pac-12) … Also helped the Bruins rank second in the conference in goals against average (0.55) and shutouts (13) … Finished the season with one goal for two points … Lone goal, a game winner, came in a 1-0 home victory over Rutgers … Took seven shots on the season.
High School/Youth: 2010 Parade All-American … Three-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2007-09) … ESPN RISE All-American (2010) … Gatorade State Player of the Year in Illinois (2011) … Adidas ESP Camp All-Star (2008 & 2009) … Rated as the No. 21 recruit in the country (No. 1 in Illinois) according to Top Drawer Soccer … Five-year member of the Region-II ODP team … Four-time all-state selection at Neuqua Valley High School … Was a member of the Windy City Pride club team from 1998-2011.