4 Meagan Linkous
4 Meagan Linkous
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jarrettsville, Md.
High School: North Harford
Position: D/M

Note: Will serve as team co-captain for the 2011 season.

2010: Missed the first five games of the season while recovering from injury, but played the final 13 and made nine starts… Scored seven goals and dished out three assists for 10 points… Also picked up 16 ground balls, won 12 draw controls and caused eight turnovers… Scored five goals in her first four games, including two tallies and an assist for a season-high three points against Monmouth… Collected a season-high three ground balls against American and at Manhattan… Also dished out two assists against the Jaspers… Won a season-best three draw controls against Albany… Picked up two ground balls, controlled a draw and caused two turnovers in the America East Championship game against Boston University.

2009: Saw action in 15 games and made 14 starts… Picked up 22 ground balls, won nine draw controls and caused eight turnovers… Also scored four goals and added an assist for five points… Named America East Defender of the Week for the first week of the season after scoring three goals and tying for the team lead with four ground balls and three caused turnovers while adding five draw controls against Howard and Vanderbilt… Notched her first career hat trick in the season opener against the Bison… Picked up three ground balls, won three draw controls and caused two turnovers against the 12th-ranked Commodores… Also collected three ground balls against Binghamton and Boston University and won three draw controls against Iona.

2008: Named to the America East All-Rookie Team… The only freshman to start all 16 games for the Retrievers… Picked up 23 ground balls on the season, tied for third-best on the team… Ranked fifth on the team with seven goals and added two assists for nine points… Also won nine draw controls and caused five turnovers… Tallied an assist at Binghamton for her first career point… Scored her first career goal atTowson… Also picked up a season-high four ground balls against the Tigers… Scored a season-high two goals against Albany.

Background: A three-time All-County selection by the Baltimore Sun, including First Team as a senior and Second Team in her sophomore and junior years… Selected to the Mid-Atlantic team as a sophomore and junior… Led the Hawks to the state championship game in 2007 and the county title and regional finals in 2006… Named to the National High School team as a sophomore and junior… Also a three-year All-County field hockey selection who led Harford County in scoring as a sophomore… One of seven players from herNorth Harford team to earn a Division-I lacrosse scholarship… A four-year honor roll student and a member of the varsity club, STARS and the French club… Daughter of Mike and Susan Linkous… Has two younger brothers, Zach and Ben… Zach is a freshman on UMBC's men's lacrosse team... Born July 13, 1989… Majoring in media and communication studies with a minor in American studies.