Class of 2008
Meghan Johnson ranks as one of the most gifted three-sport athletes in Green Wave history. The breadth of her achievements and honors earned during her 12-letter career in volleyball, basketball and softball is virtually without peer in NMHS annals.
Three times the co-captain of Green Wave volleyball, Meghan lent tenacity, court sense and athletic skills to help boost the program from a South-West Conference also-ran to a state power. The girls posted a 44-19 record during Meghan’s last three seasons, peaking with a run to the state tournament championship match during her senior campaign. For her efforts, she was accorded all-South-West Conference laurels.
League and state success eluded twice co-captain Meghan and her Green Wave basketball teammates, yet she earned all-SWC recognition and team MVP and scored more than 900 points, third in program history at the time of her induction.
She enjoyed 25- and 30-point games as a sophomore before eventually sublimating her own scoring instincts to help set up talented teammates. Meghan’s quickness on defense and passing ability were staples of the team’s efforts as the Green Wave won 44 games during her hard-court career.
Meghan was at her best on the softball diamond, anchoring the Green Wave defense with her rapid reflexes, savvy and strong arm at shortstop.
She had four hits, scored three runs and collected three RBIs in her freshman debut and never let up at the plate. Meghan hit higher than .400 each season, collecting well more than 100 hits in all, as the Green Wave advanced to the state tournament four straight years. She was rewarded her final three seasons with all-SWC and all-state honors.
After etching her mark definitively on Green Wave sports annals, Meghan headed to Yale University for a sterling softball career.