Meagan Doucette provides this week's Play of the Week.
NOTES: Selected to serve as team co-captain along with fellow senior Kait Goodall ... intense, effective defender ... three-point range ... shown gradual improvement throughout career, which has resulted in more playing time ... one of the first players off the bench ... has starting experience as well ... looks to play more of a significant role on a young team.
2010-11 (JUNIOR): Averaged more minutes (17.8) than any other reserve on the roster ... played in all but one game and started at Seton Hall (Nov. 23) ... opened the season with one of the best outings of her career, a 13-point effort to lead Army in the scoring column in an overtime loss at Wagner (Nov. 12) ... only career game in double-figure scoring ... added five rebounds and two steals, while going 4-of-6 from the floor against the Seahawks ... matched a season-high five rebounds on two other occasions (at Fairleigh Dickinson, vs. Yale) ... scored in 17 games and averaged 2.6 points per game ... totaled 25 steals, which was 15 more than any other non-starter ... led the Black Knights in steals seven times ... played at least 20 minutes in 12 games ... drew a career-high 32 minutes at home against Northeastern (Nov. 29) when she totaled eight points, three rebounds and a game-high three steals ... often tagged to defend the opponents' top scoring threat ... given the team's Joy Swanson Award, presented annually to recognize leadership through determination, motivation, patience and selfless service to others on and off the court.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season in which she drew significant time in all but four games ... made two starts with both coming in the heat of Patriot League action (at Holy Cross, vs. Lehigh) in mid-February ... averaged just under 14 minutes a game during Patriot League play ... earned progressively more time as the season wore on ... utilized primarily for her defensive intensity ... played a career-high 31 minutes at Colgate on Feb. 6 ... came off the bench to score a career-high six points on a pair of three-point baskets in an overtime loss at Lafayette on Feb. 24 ... shot 2-of-4 from the field in a productive 11 minutes on the floor ... made first career start at Holy Cross on Feb. 10 ... remained in the starting lineup in a Valentine's Day home meeting with Lehigh ... scored five points in the Black Knights' annual "Star" game against Navy on Feb. 20 at home ... equaled a career-high five rebounds in 30 minutes of work ... chipped in five tallies in Army's Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal showdown against Holy Cross.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Drew duty in six games during her rookie campaign ... made collegiate debut at then-No. 18/19 Ohio State (Nov. 16) in Columbus ... also played opposite nationally ranked Rutgers (Dec. 14) at Madison Square Garden ... scored first collegiate point on a single free throw in a one-sided win at Brown (Jan. 4) ... played in two Patriot League contests, both coming against Colgate.
BACKGROUND: Played three years as a point guard for head coach Thomas Moffett at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... served as the team captain for one season ... known for her outstanding passing skills ... brings consistency and an unselfish style of play to the Black Knights' lineup ... cultivated her skills during her time on the AAU circuit with the Palm Beach Attitude.
PERSONAL: Given name is Meagan Elizabeth Doucette ... parents' names are Dan and Liz ... spent part of her summer at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, with the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade ... aspects included tactical questioning, interrogations and deployment preparations ... started her summer with Cadet Leadership Development Training at Camp Buckner (West Point, N.Y.) ... acted as a first sergeant during CLDT ... company B-3 ... majoring in Kinesiology.