JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An Arkansas State soccer standout earned more accolades from her high school career.
Megan McClure is on the STLToday All-Decade Girls Soccer 1st Team. She was the All-Metro Player of the Year in 2017 for Webster Groves. McClure recorded 16 shutouts and led the Statesmen to the MSHSAA Class 3 State Championship.
“The state title, that was just a cherry on top of my high school career,” McClure said. “I couldn’t have imagined it going any other way. My senior year, we win state for the first time ever in Webster Groves’ girls soccer history. It was surprising to me, I had actually heard about the All-Decade team was a thing, I saw them come out with some other sports, and I was just extremely honored.”
She enters her senior season with the Red Wolves as one of the top goalies in the Sun Belt. McClure played in 19 games in 2019, recording a 0.96 goals against average. She notched 73 saves and 9 shutouts as the 11-6-4 Red Wolves reached the Sun Belt Championship Game.
“We all worked so hard,” McClure added. “So to have that result of getting 2nd was exciting, that’s something that we had never done together. Being able to witness that and be a part of that with them was extremely exciting. I think it was a confidence boost not only for me but for the entire team. We’re excited to see what’s to come.”
McClure had a 1.38 GAA in 2018 & 1.68 GAA in 2017 while backing up all-SBC netminder Kelsey Ponder.
Did you know that Megan is a picasso off the pitch? She has quite the plan for the future after soccer.
“I am a fine arts major, and I’m getting my art education degree,” McClure said. “I want to be an art teacher. I have a lot of options with my art major, I’ve been considering getting my masters in art therapy, which I think would be very exciting. I’m very passionate about that."
Her favorite piece of artwork that she’s created hits close to home. "My emphasis is ceramics actually. So I just created a lamp for my dad. And that’s my favorite piece of art.”