2017 Alumni Classic
Meagan Thunell
Position: Assistant Coach
City/State: Logan, UT
High School: Mountain Crest HS
Meagan enters her 13th season as an assistant with the Wildcat soccer program, and is primarly responsibly for goalkeeper training.

Over her 12 seasons, she has has had three goalkeepers (Kandice Golar, Rebecca Ritchie, and Ryann Waldman) that have earned All-Conference honors. Ritchie earned Big Sky Defensive MVP honors in 2008, and Waldman was named the Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP in 2013.

Meagan was a standout player on the WSU soccer team from 1998 to 2001. She was a four-year starter at goalkeeper and left the program as the top keeper in school history. Over her career, she posted a 1.51 Goals Against Average, 411 saves, and 19.5 shutouts.  She is the all-time career leader in saves and shutouts. She also owns the WSU individual season records for least goals allowed (7), GAA (0.41) and shutouts (9.5) and she owns the top three spots on the individual season saves list (130 in 2000, 112 in 1998, and 105 in 1999). Meagan also owns the WSU record for Consecutive Scoreless Minutes at 490 minutes, 34 seconds. The streak spanned seven games in 1999. She also posted a streak of 421:38 scoreless minutes over five games in 1998, which is third on the WSU list.

Thunell helped lead the Wildcats to the program’s first-ever Big Sky Conference Championship in 1998. Her GAA of 0.413 ranked fourth in the nation that season.

Meagan is the one of three four-year Wildcats to be named to an All-Big Sky team all four years. She was named as the Big Sky Defensive MVP in 1999 as a sophomore. She was an All-Big Sky First Team selection in 1998, 1999 and 2001, while making the Second Team in 2000. She was named the 1998 Big Sky Newcomer of the Year and was a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Third Team selection.

Meagan graduated from WSU in 2001 with a degree in English and Spanish Teaching. She earned her Master's degree in English in 2008. She spent the 2004 season as the head coach of the Mountain Crest High School girl’s soccer team after being an assistant coach with the program for two years. The Mustangs were Region champions all three years.
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