|High School:||San Pasqual HS|
Appearing in all 17 of the Tigers games, Pedersen earned 12 starts in her third year at Pacific.
Pedersen appeared in all 18 games last season, earning 14 starts and recording one defensive save for the Tigers.
Megan appeared in 10 games, including a start in the season opener for Pacific against Indiana. A member of the Tigers' defensive unit, Pederson fired off one shot and helped the defense hold opponents to two goals or less in five of the contests she played in.
Megan Pedersen graduated from San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Calif., in 2007. She helped lead her team to the Avocado League Championship in 2006 and closed out her senior campaign by earning the Eagles' defensive MVP honor. Following the 2006 season, Megan was named to the Avocado League First Team and the San Diego Hall of Champions Division I Second Team. A diverse athlete, Megan lettered in field hockey, track, basketball and water polo in high school. One of her top achievements was competing for the Indoor Hockey National Team in 2005. Megan was also a star in the classroom, earning all-academic team honors in 2006 and the scholar athlete award each of her four years at San Pasqual HS.
Megan Pedersen was born in Escondido, Calif. Daughter of David and Susan Pedersen, she has one sister, Sarah (23), and is majoring in business management. Her hobbies include cycling and scuba diving.
"Megan is a physically strong defender who is aggressive and never backs down. She will do anything she can to keep from opponents from scoring. Her size and strength make her tough for opponents to beat."