Archbishop Williams’ Meg Kiley continues to stack up milestones after clinching her 100th career goal, sending the ninth-ranked Bishops (10-2) to the state tournament in a 14-1 win Saturday over Lowell Catholic.
The junior posted five goals and an assist in the win.
Last season, Kiley led the Catholic Central League in assists (57) for a school record. The transition to the team’s ‘go-to’ person for scoring opportunities has been a promising one for the Bishops, who look to Kiley to score three or four goals per game.
So far, the three-year starter has notched 54 goals, earning her recognition as the Boston Cannon’s Muscle Milk Player of the Week.
“She’s definitely a leader and one of our best players and she’s having a great year,” said sixth-year coach Gordie McClay.
McClay describes Kiley as unselfish.
“She’s not a limelight kind of person but she has done a great job,” he said.
Before achieving her milestone, Kiley worked to feed fellow junior Blayne Baker goals so that she too could reach her 100th goal mark, Wednesday, against Matignon.
“How do you have two better kids on your team, even willing to get one another to score?” McClay said.
There are three other student athletes in Archbishop Williams’ school history with 100 goals, but there has never been a pair that has reached the mark in the same season, according to McClay.
“They’re two outstanding young ladies and we are having success because we have great kids and there is not one in the lot I would change,” he said.
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