DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse head coach Michael Daly announced Tuesday that Meg Reddy has been hired as an assistant coach and will join the program effective Aug. 9.
"We are thrilled to welcome Meg to our coaching staff and to the UNH Athletics family," Daly said. "Meg's athletic and academic accolades not only speak to her abilities as a lacrosse player, but also as a person and a leader.
"Her collaborative and high energy coaching style is an ideal complement to our coaching staff," Daly added. "Our young and talented team will benefit most from two of Meg's best assets – her passion for the sport of lacrosse and her ability to assist players in refining their midfield skills, especially in how to direct and win draw controls. Most of all, Meg understands what it takes to prepare and compete in Division I, to set high goals as a team, then work to meet them, and how to win."
Reddy, a native of Salem, N.H., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts in May 2009 and was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutewomen lacrosse team. She had a breakout senior season in which she recorded 33 goals and 11 assists for 44 points – as well as a school-record 77 draw controls – to garner All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team accolades. Reddy was selected to compete at the Under Armour North/South All-Star Game following the conclusion of that 2009 season. In addition to her single-season benchmark of 77 draw controls, she holds the UMass record for career draw controls (123). Reddy compiled 87 points (64 goals, 23 assists) in 70 career games.
"I am really enthusiastic about joining the Wildcat family," Reddy said. "I believe I will be a great fit and I am looking forward to a amazing season."
Reddy was head coach of the Exeter Area High School girls varsity lacrosse team in 2010 and also served as head coach of soccer and basketball at Timberlane Middle School. She has additional coaching experience at various camps, including the Seacoast United Lacrosse Program (Hampton, N.H.) and IAS Lacrosse Program (Greenfield, Mass.).
In her schoolgirl career at Salem High School, Reddy was a two-time All-State selection and the all-time leading point scorer (189 points: 125 goals, 64 assists) in lacrosse, and she also was named Gatorade NH Player of the Year in soccer. Reddy captained the Blue Devils' lacrosse team as a junior and senior, and led the team in scoring both years.
UNH finished the 2010 season – the first under Daly – with a 10-7 overall record and advanced to the America East Championship tournament for a conference-record 13th consecutive year.