McKenna Meuer follows family tradition

Leads UW Women's Soccer to 8-1 start
McKenna Meuer follows family tradition

The Wisconsin Women’s Soccer team is off to a hot start. They are 8-1 and coming off a big 3-0 win over Nebraska. 

One big piece of the UW puzzle is McKenna Meuer. Meuer is a junior midfielder who doesn’t pack the stat sheet, but leads by example. UW Athletics is in her blood. Her mother and father were both student athletes at Wisconsin. She also has two sisters that played soccer at UW to go along with a brother who played hockey. 

Wisconsin was an easy choice for McKenna. 

“I knew from the time I was 12 where I wanted to go.”

 Since she arrived on campus, Meuer has made it her goal to honor the family name. 

“I want to honor the work they put in and what I learned from them and what they taught me.”

Meuer says the team’s goal is to win a Big Ten Championship. Her brother, Keegan, won two conference championships with the hockey team in 2013 and 2014. 

“It sounds bad, but  I don’t want to be the one to let them down.”