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#15 Meghan Beamesderfer

Class Sr.
Hometown Lititz, Pa.
High School Warwick

Hawk Items… Member of the 2008 HPTC Midwest Region team… started every game in Hawkeye career… from 2006-08, helped lead Iowa to three straight Big Ten Tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, and the 2008 NCAA Final Four… three-time all-Big Ten honoree… two-time all-American… four-time regional all-American.

2009 as a Senior… Named second team NFHCA all-American… named first team NFHCA West Region all-American… garnered first team all-Big Ten honors… named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, leading conference with four defensive saves… started every game… led team in goals (10) and game-winning goals (three)… named team MVP… received the Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award.

2008 as a Junior… Named first team NFHCA West Region all-American…started all 23 games… second team all-Big Ten honoree… named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 22 and Nov. 3)… a mainstay on Iowa’s defense that recorded six shutouts (vs. Pacific, Central Michigan, #11 Louisville, Northwestern, Missouri State and Michigan)… helped Iowa claim its third-straight Big Ten Tournament title… helped lead Iowa to back-to-back NCAA Regional victories over #13 Louisville and #10 Michigan State… started in Iowa’s national semifinal game against top-seeded Maryland.

2007 as a Sophomore… Second team all-American by WomensFieldHockey.com… third team all-American by NFHCA… first team Regional all-American… first team all-Big Ten selection… named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17), for her play against Sacred Heart and Fairfield… started all 21 games… letterwinner… recorded first career goal against Northwestern… recorded an assist against Indiana during the Big Ten Tournament… shot percentage of 1.000 (one goal off one shot).

2006 as a Freshman… NFHCA West Regional all-America selection… Big Ten Freshman of the Year… all-Rookie team selection by womensfieldHockey.com… started all 21 games… recorded her first career point against Northwestern (Oct. 8) with an assist in a 3-1 victory… tallied an assist in a 2-1 victory against Northwestern (Oct. 22)… was a main contributor on the Hawkeyes’ defensive penalty corner unit.

High School… NFHCA second-team all-American… first team regional all-American… first team all-state and first-team all-conference after senior season… led team to state semi-finals in 2004 and 2005… district and conference champions senior and junior seasons… set single-season assist record with 18 as a junior… third-best in school history in career assists… high school coach was Bob Derr… Under-16 U.S. National Team member in 2004… FDIC Invitational Camp 2004, 2005 Olympian… participated in Futures Elite program, 2004-2006… 2003 and 2004 Junior Olympian… earned the most varsity letters by a female (12) in Warwick school history.

Personal… Born January 7, 1988… daughter of Craig and Ann Beamesderfer and Larry and Nancy Zeamer… has six sisters — Kate, Laura, Kara, Lauren, Allyson and Emily… speech and hearing sciences major.

Year GP SH G A Pts DS
2006 21 3 0 2 2 0
2007 21 1 1 1 3 0
2008 23 5 0 1 1 0
2009 19 73 10 2 22 4
Totals 84 82 11 6 28 4