Athlete Spotlight On … Megan Zeigel |

Athlete Spotlight On … Megan Zeigel

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Whether it’s basketball or soccer, when Roaring Fork needs points, Megan Zeigel is one of the first options.The Rams senior has no feeling in her left hand from a bicycle accident, but you wouldn’t know it from the way she plays. She led the Rams in scoring last season, as well as to league and regional titles. (It’s no wonder she lists Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, who battled back from cancer, as her most inspirational person). The spring season is no different as far as Zeigel’s statistics. She has eight points (four goals, four assists) to lead the Rams and is second on the team in goals scored.Following graduation next month, she plans to attend Bethany College in Kansas and continue her athletic career in both hoops and soccer.Name: Megan Zeigel School, year: Roaring Fork High School, seniorSport: Basketball and Soccer Position(s): Forward/guard Most memorable moment of high school sports career so far: Home Regional (basketball) games and cutting the net, because the gym was packed and the whole community was supporting our team. It was a great feeling.Favorite class: Senior science seminarFavorite athlete: Michelle Akers. She was on the women’s Olympic soccer team and inspired so many young girls to start playing.Favorite band/musician: I have too many.Most inspirational person: Lance Armstrong, because he is one of those individuals who has overcome outrageous circumstances.What do you do in your free time? Talk and hang out with friends, ski, read or play basketball.What is the one thing you would like to accomplish before graduation? Beat Basalt in soccer.Plans after high school: Attending Bethany College (Kansas) and playing basketball and soccer.Tell us one thing people might not know about you: I have no feeling in my left hand because of a bicycle accident.A quote from girls basketball coach Kirk Cheney: “She is just an awesome individual. A hard worker, dedicated, a smart player and she has the desire to win that was probably the largest desire of anybody on our team.”Do you know an area athlete you would like to see in the spotlight? Let us know. To nominate someone for the “Athlete Spotlight,” send an e-mail to and tell us what makes the nominee special.

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