|Title:||Volunteer Women's Soccer Assistant Coach|
Megan Cullen enters her second season as a volunteer assistant coach on Darren Lloyd’s women’s soccer coaching staff in 2018.
In her first season as an assistant coach, Suffolk punched its ticket to the GNAC postseason with a 4-7 league ledger, which featured the team’s first-ever win over Lasell – a 2-0 shutout Sept. 27. The Rams could not repeat history and fell to the Lasers in the quarterfinals to end their season 7-9 overall.
Along the way Alexandra Nagri secured her spot in the record book as the second-ever Ram to eclipse the 100-point milestone and was acknowledged for her academic success as well as the first-ever women’s soccer player to pick up Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors. The senior forward earned a spot on the all-league third team, while her co-captain Jennifer Martin represented the Rams on the second team. The twosome anchored Suffolk to its second USC Team Ethics Award in as many years with a bronze honors.
Cullen came to Suffolk directly off the pitch from GNAC counterpart and powerhouse Lasell, Cullen brought a fresh players perspective and a wealth of conference knowledge, as well as a winning culture mindset, to Lloyd’s coaching staff.
Cullen completed her four-year tenure with Lasell in 2016. During her stint as a Laser, she led the team to four consecutive conference crowns and NCAA Tournament appearances, running its total to seven straight. Individually, the forward took home multiple accolades including GNAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2015, a NEWISA Third-Team nod in 2016, two NSCAA All-Region (New England) selections as a junior and senior, respectively, and three All-GNAC honors.
Cullen took the field in 72 games throughout her career, 67 of which she appeared in the starting lineup. Her offensive drive scored a career 67 goals, 19 game-winners, while setting up 13 other markers for a career total 147 points. In both her junior and senior campaigns she led the league in goals and points earned, respectively. In her final season in 2016, Cullen helped the squad achieve the most successful season in Lasell history with an 18-3-1 ledger and the program’s seventh consecutive conference title and trip to the Big Dance thanks to 21 goals and 47 points from the senior co-captain.
To wrap up her dynamic career, Cullen represented the Lasers at the NEWISA Senior Bowl Game in 2016.
Cullen, who hails from Amesbury, Massachusetts, earned her Bachelors of Science in Sport Management with a minor in Accounting from Lasell in 2017.