Falmouth soccer star to play at Assumption

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Falmouth senior girls’ soccer standout Megan Miller (joined by her mother, Alicia, father, Jeff, and coach, Andrew Pelletier), signs a National Letter of Intent Friday to attend and play soccer at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Miller, a four-year varsity player, won three state championships with the Yachtsmen and was named all-conference, all-region and all-state as a senior. Miller said she looked at several schools, but Assumption was the best fit for her to attain her longtime dream of playing in college.

“I’ve always wanted to play at the next level,” said Miller, who expects to play midfield for the Greyhounds, who went 7-5-5 and made it to the Northeast-10 Conference quarterfinals last fall. “I’m really excited. I really like the coach and the team. They work hard and they’re up and coming. I’m excited to be a part of it. As a freshman, I hope to make an impact and play as much as I can.”

Pelletier feels Miller will enjoy success in college.

“(Megan) brings something that few female athletes bring every single game,” he said. “She’s got tenacity. She always wants to be first to the ball. She always wins 50-50 balls. She can smash a free kick. She has a knack for scoring big goals. I think the transition will come naturally and she’ll make an immediate impact. I think it’s a great fit.”

Miller, who plans to study physical therapy, said she won’t soon forget her time with the Falmouth program.

“It’s been some of the best times of my life,” Miller said. “It’s helped me improve as a soccer player and as a leader on and off the field. We didn’t make it as far as we hoped my senior year (Falmouth lost in the Western A semifinals), but it was still probably my favorite season.”