Morristown Connected To D1 Women's Soccer Tourney
BY DAVE SHEA
The Far West Regional of the NCAA Division I Girls Soccer Tournament will have a strong connection from California to Morristown, N.Y.
On Saturday Big West Conference Regular Season and Playoff Champion Cal State Fullerton will travel to second seeded the University of Southern California of the PAC 10. The Cal State Fullerton Titans went 5-0-3 in conference play and won the Big West Tournament with a 3-0 win over the University of Hawaii and a 4-0 win over Cal State University at Northridge.
Freshman defender Meghan Schroh has been a season-long starter for the Titans and along with her native California counts Morristown, N.Y. among her favorite places. She is the daughter of former Morristown Central multi-sport standout Chris Schroh and Melony Schroh. Melony Schroh is a native of San Diego, Cal. and is a cousin to Morristown native Mark Bennett.
Meghan Schroh is the grand daughter of Rose and the late Jim Schroh of Morristown.
Chris and Melony Schroh moved to Carlsbad in 2000 and have enjoyed an outstanding family life.
"With my wife Melony, we moved there (to Carlsbad) as I transitioned out of the US Army. Both my daughter Megan and my son Jakob, who is 14 and a freshman at Carlsbad High School, count Morristown among their favorite places to visit," says Chris Schroh.
Meghan Schroh is part of an outstanding Titans' defense which only gave up four goals in 10 games. In the three games leading up to the Big West Tournament championship game, the Titans shifted from four defenders to three and the result was nine goals scored to one conceded. Meghan shifted from center back to left defender. She has been on a starter on defense basically for the whole year. She missed two games with an abdominal injury but has since recovered.
As an outstanding youth soccer player, Meghan had been recruited/scouted by Cal St Fullerton since eighth grade. She verbally committed to the college in December of her sophomore year in high school and signed her national letter of intent in February of 2019 as a senior.
She graduated from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, CA and played varsity soccer as a freshman and sophomore and was named Most Valuable Defender as a sophomore.
She then played in the US Soccer Academy system. Once in the system, players are no longer able to play High School soccer. Her team, LA Galaxy San Diego was one of the top 15 teams in the country at her age group. In this system she played against several of girls that played on the National Team for her age group. "Meghan is a terrific athlete; 100 times better than I ever thought of being, and very dedicated to her craft," says Chris Schroh.