Connor McMeen is helping to put Georgia lacrosse on the map.
The senior attackman at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga., was one of four players from the Peach State selected to play in the Armour Underclass Lacrosse Tournament.
McMeen’s selection for that coveted event came after a junior varsity season in which he had 21 goals and 14 assists in 11 games played.
After one more year of high school lacrosse, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound attackman will have a chance to see another part of the U.S. He has verbally committed to the Air Force Academy.
A playmaking attackman, the right-hander is a creative finisher and feeder.
“I really like to make the impossible shot happen,” he said.
What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted to go to a school that is strong academically and set me up for a great future after college. The Air Force Academy had both of those factors. I have always had a strong desire to serve my country also.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
During the process, I considered Ohio State, Fairfield, Furman and High Point. Air Force was one of the first schools to contact me and from the beginning I knew that they were going to be one of my top choices. After I visited the Academy, I realized that was the direction I wanted to be heading.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I believe I can work every aspect of my game . There is always room for improvement, but riding is an area where I would really like to get better at.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
My mother was actually the first one to get me involved. I had no idea what lacrosse was when I went to my first game with my older brother (in the second grade), but after that first practice, I just kept wanting to play more and more.
What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I just recently started palying for LB3 Elite this summer. But I participated in the Brine All-American Lacrosse Classic all-star game as a freshman, the Adidas Adidas National Lax Classic all-star game as a sophomore and played for the South team in the Under Armour All-American Underclassmen games this past summer.
Any final thoughts?
I’d like to thank my parents. They’ve always stood by me from the beginning and I couldn’t thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to play and for the support they have always offered me. They have sacrificed so much and I could never repay them.
I would also like to thank my brother. I have always looked up to him while growing up and I wouldn’t be the lacrosse player I am today without him teaching me so much.
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