Meggie Dougherty Howard

Teams: Washington Spirit Reserves, Washington Spirit, Washington Spirit Reserves 2016
Position: Midfield
Hometown: Largo, FL
Age: 22 (07/27/1995)
Height: 5-5
College: University of Florida
Last Club: University of Florida

The Spirit drafted Meggie Dougherty Howard with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. She played on the Washington Spirit Reserves team in 2015 and 2016 which won the USL W-League Championship in 2015 and the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) East title in 2016. Dougherty Howard shared the Washington Spirit Reserves goals lead (5) in 2016 and was named to the USL W-League All-League team in 2015.


U.S. National Team: Attended U.S. Under-23 National Team camps in May 2016 and January 2017…Part of U.S. U-23 team in Nordic Tournament in England in 2016, starting first and final matches…Attended U.S. Under 15 Girls’ National Team camp in Carson, Calif. at the U.S. Soccer Federation National Training Center in November of 2011…

College: Attended University of Florida 2016: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America third-team…NSCAA All-South Region and All-Southeastern Conference first team…SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player after registering an assist in each tournament match, including on golden goal in final…Also recorded an assist or goal (or both) in each NCAA Tournament match…Started every match at defensive midfield…Led Gators with 12 assists, second in points (28) and tied for second in goals (8) – all collegiate highs…Scored golden goal in 103rd minute at Kentucky…Provided game-winning goal in NCAA First Round versus FGCU and hit penalty kick to open scoring in Wisconsin match…Played the entirety of 15 matches…NSCAA Scholar All-America first team 2015: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region second team…All-SEC second team at midfield….All-SEC Tournament selection…Appeared in every match with 23 starts, playing the entirety of 11 matches…Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2014: Started every match at defensive midfield, playing the entirety of seven matches… Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2013: Appeared in every match, starting the last 20 at holding midfield… Headed in a corner kick at Florida International for first collegiate goal… Also headed in corner kick versus Jacksonville in NCAA first round… Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School/Youth:  Member of St. Petersburg Catholic High School team as a freshman and a senior… St. Petersburg Catholic H.S. reached the 2013 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 2A regional final… Captain of high school team as a senior… All-Pinellas County first team selection in 2013 by the Tampa Bay Times…Participated in Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer 2012 ECNL / id2 National Training Camp at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore… Member of Tampa Bay United Premier Girls 94 club team, which won the 2011 and 2012 Disney Qualifier… Prior to joining Tampa Bay United, played for boys teams at Strictly Soccer  from 2004-11 and those teams won the Disney Showcase and President’s Day team titles in 2010

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