CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford High School senior Megan Power signed her letter of intent to continue her lacrosse career at Siena College, Wednesday Nov. 11, with many family, friends, coaches and staff looking on.
Power began playing recreational lacrosse in the fourth grade and moved to club lacrosse in the seventh grade. Some of her high-school highlights include; Athlete of the Week, Second Team All-Conference, First Team All-Conference and helping the Cougars post the best girls lacrosse record in the school’s history. Power’s favorite lacrosse memory thus far is, “When I scored the game-winning overtime goal on my birthday sophomore year,” she said.
Also a four-year varsity starter and captain of the cross-country team, where Power earned All-Conference and All-County Honors, chose to play lacrosse in college. The senior gets asked the question why one and not the other often, her answer, “I really love the game, it's fun and it doesn't feel like work. Overall I love the "team" aspect of the it, the strategies, how we motivate each other and when we run a successful play, there is no better feeling.”
Power’s varsity lacrosse coach last season, Carlee Dragon said, "Megan has been a consistent, quality player for us on offense and defense. She works hard and has great composure on and off the field. Siena College is lucky to have her!"
Looking forward, Power commented, “I will miss my high-school teammates most of all, many of us having been playing together since the fourth grade.” On her college choice she said, “I picked Siena because of the feeling I got when I stepped on campus, every time I went back I fell more in love. The campus is beautiful, fall foliage in Albany is incredible.” She continued, “After meeting with Coach Borrelli and Coach Svec, I felt like we clicked and I could see my future at Siena.”
The accomplished athlete’s goal is to have an impact on her new team and leave an impression on her younger sister, she said, “Coach Borrelli is striving to be on top of the MAAC, and it would be awesome to have a hand in helping my team attain that. I also want to be a player my younger sister, Grace, can always look up to. I would like to help and inspire her to be the best lacrosse player she can be.”
When Power is not competing, she volunteers as a coach with the Cranford Lacrosse Club, volunteers at Trinitas Hospital, is a team leader at St. Michael’s Youth Ministry and enjoys spending time with friends and family.