Meghan Agosta is following her dreams. From the age of 6, she convinced her father Nino, to give up figure skating for hockey so that one day she could wear the Maple Leaf for Canada. Meghan has done that and more!
Meghan was born on February 12, 1987 to parents Nino and Char Agosta. She grew up with her siblings, Kara, Jeric and Jade in a small hamlet called Ruthven in Southwestern Ontario. She played hockey for the Chatham Cyclones AAA organization and later for the Junior AA Windsor Wildcats of the Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League.
At the 2003 Canada Winter Games, she scored the winning goal for Team Ontario. In addition, she played for Team Ontario Red at the National Under 18 championships in 2005, and won a gold medal. Meghan is also an accomplished inline hockey player. She won a gold medal for Canada at the 2004 World Inline Hockey Championships.
In August 2004, Meghan moved to Calgary to train with the national team. She played for the national team for the first time in August 2005 at the Four Nations Cup, and was one of the leading scorers during the exhibition phase prior to the Winter Olympics.
On her 19th birthday, during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, she scored a hat trick for Team Canada against the Russian national women’s ice hockey team. She was the youngest member of Canada’s gold medal winning team in Turin. Winning that gold medal in her dad’s home country and having her whole family with her, is an experience she will never forget.
Meghan attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania and distinguished herself as a freshman in the NCAA Division 1 hockey during the 2006-07 season. She became the first freshman ever to make the final three for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She was also a First Team All-American and a unanimous choice for CHA Player of the Year. She helped lead Mercyhurst to its first No. 1 national ranking.
Meghan continued to dominate in goal scoring with her quick acceleration and dead-eye accurate shot and earned herself numerous accolades. On February 25, 2011, Meghan scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. Agosta was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature in the February 21, 2011 issue (as recognition of becoming the all-time NCAA scorer.)
Meghan graduated from Mercyhurst College with a degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, minoring in criminalistics psychology.
On February 17, 2010, Meghan scored a record third Olympic hat-trick in the match against Sweden to move on to eight goals in this tournament, equalling the record for most goals in one Olympic tournament set in 1998 by Danielle Goyette. Meghan went on to score 9 goals and 6 assists while helping Canada to a Gold Medal in the Vancouver Olympics. She was named tournament MVP.
Meghan currently plays with the Montreal Stars, the top female hockey club in North America, and resides in Montreal with her fiance Marco Marciano and her yellow lab Rocky.