Hometown: Emmaus, Pa.
Previous School: Emmaus
Just the facts
Full name: Meredith Ann McNelis
Born: June 20, 1992
Birthplace: Emmaus, Pa.
Parents: Wendy and James McNelis
Siblings: Melissa (21)
Major: Pre-physical therapy
High school coach: Sue Butz-Stavin
- Played in 14 games and started in three her freshman season.
Prior to VCU
- Lead Emmaus High School to an overall record of 98-6-1 during an outstanding four-year career.
- Helped spur the Hornets to a State Championship as a sophomore in 2007. Emmaus was also a state quarterfinalist in 2008 and 2009, and reached the state semis during McNelis’ freshman year in 2006.
- A driving force behind four straight conference and district titles.
- Won the gold medal in the 2006 and 2007 Keystone State Games, silver in 2008, and bronze in 2009.
- Participant at Pennsylvania’s Futures Elite site from 2004-2009.
- Was named to the all-star team at the Princeton Elite Field Hockey Camp in 2007.
Getting to know Meredith McNelis
- Also starred for four years on the Emmaus lacrosse squad, earning All-Area honors for defense in 2008 and 2009.
- Her sister, Melissa, is a senior on the field hockey team at James Madison University.
- Member of Firestyx Hockey Club, participating in the National Festival and National Indoor Tournament.