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Meghan Dames joined the Eclipse Select coaching staff immediately after graduating from college in 2000.
Meghan grew up in the Chicago Suburbs playing soccer for Buffalo Grove Select. With Buffalo Grove Select Meghan was a 3 time state cup winner and a regional semi-finalist. She played high school soccer for St. Viator in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Following her youth soccer career, Meghan attended the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay on a soccer scholarship. As a four year starter and two-year captain for the team, Meghan enjoyed a fine college career, including "rookie of the year" as a freshman. She graduated Cum Laude in 2000 with a bachelor degree in Social Work and Child Welfare. Meghan pursued further education at Loyal University—Chicago where she attained a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2002, and recently received her Masters in Education and Administration Certification from Benedictine University in May 2010.
While coaching with Eclipse Select, Meghan has won a USYSA National Championship, a USYSA Regional Championship, 5 State Cup Titles, a WAGS Cup Flight Championship in 2006, and was the assistant coach under Mike Nesci for the 2004 u16 Team won a USYSA National Championship.
Meghan works as a school social worker at an elementary school in Northbrook, Illinois and holds a USSSF “E” license. She currently resides in Arlington Heights, Illinois.