Meg Shea returned to her alma mater as a volunteer
assistant coach for the 2011 season and was elevated to assistant
coach in July 2012. Shea, who graduated from UNH with a Sociology
degree in May 2010, is one of the most prolific point producers in
New Hampshire history. The native of Melrose, Mass. amassed 99
career points (42 goals, 15 assists) spanning the 2006-09 seasons
to rank third on the program’s all-time points leaderboard as
well as fourth in goals; those numbers currently rank fifth in
points and sixth in goals.
Including her year as a volunteer coach, the Wildcats have posted a 44-20 record that includes 14-1 in America East. UNH has won three America East regular-season titles and two conference tournament titles with two NCAA tourney appearances.
Shea recorded 23 goals, nine assists and 55 points – those goal and point totals ranked second on UNH’s list of single-season superlatives (currently third in goals and fourth in points) – as a senior captain in ‘09 to garner NFHCA All-America Third Team and NFHCA Northeast Region First Team accolades in addition to being America East Offensive Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team. She ranked sixth nationally in both goals per game and points per game, and first in America East in those stats as well as game-winning goals.
Her other collegiate honors included NFHCA Northeast Region First Team (‘08), ECAC Second Team All-Star, All-Conference First Team (‘08), All-Conference Second Team (‘07) and All-Rookie Team (‘06).
Shea began her collegiate coaching career at UMass Dartmouth in 2010. She helped lead that team to a 15-8 record, Little East Conference tournament championship and second consecutive NCAA Division III tourney appearance; the team also had two players receive All-Region recognition and a total of seven All-Conference Team honorees, including the Offensive Player of the Year. Her other coaching experience includes the Seacoast United club and National Futures Association NH Level One.