In our series, One on One, we sit down with members of the lacrosse community to learn about them as a person and not just a player. Today we go One on One with Meghan Hoffman who recently set the All-Time Temple Women’s assist record.
Meghan also holds the record for assists in a single game when she plied up seven. She was recently named the Temple Athlete of The Week. So let’s go:
One on One
KMN- You have been one of leaders on the team, was that something the Coach asked you do or is it your personality?
MH- “I think coming back for a fifth year insinuated that I was going to need to help lead this team along with the other seniors. Coach Rosen had also made it a point that that is where I could grow my game even further.”
KMN- Coming back after the long layoff… how difficult was it for the team to establish their chemistry?
MH-“I honestly wouldn’t say that it was all too hard to establish chemistry this year. We had a lot of underclassmen who were willing to step up and help out the team however they could.”
KMN- How did you stay in shape during the down time? Was it as simple as wall ball?
MH- “Staying in shape for a D1 sport will always be a tough task. During COVID, it was especially hard due to gyms being closed so finding any way possible to stay in shape was crucial.”
KMN- How much influence has Coach Rosen had on your career?
MH-“Coach Rosen has helped me grow as a player by pushing me to be better on and off the field.”
KMN- Do you have aspirations of playing in the Women’s Pro league?
MH-“As of right now, my sights are set on law enforcement, but if lacrosse comes in my path in the future I am sure I would think to play.”
Lets Talk Team
KMN- Do you have a teammate/class mate that you are especially close with?
MH-“I would say that most of our team is pretty close with one another, my class specifically since we have spent the most time together.”
KMN- John Carroll High School, 50-16 in your four years… What made that crew so dominating?
MH-“Probably the versatility and depth we had on our roster. We had an array of D1 commits that we’re able to perform at a high level.”
KMN- Elite Lacrosse posted an undefeated 2015 season. Talk about how special that was.
MH-“It was great because we were able to see all of our hard work pay off over the last few years.”
KMN- Finally, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every year you have been there. Can you explain how you achieved that honor?
MH-“If there is one thing that I have learned in division one sports, is the importance of time management and that definitely helped me achieve honor roll.”
The Temple Women have earned a trip to the AAC playoffs and will, for the third time, face the Vanderbilt Commodores on May 6. Thanks to Meghan and Temple University for allowing us to go one on one with Meghan Hoffman.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.