Selected with the 43rd pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, Keegan Meyer signed with Revolution II ahead of its inaugural USL League One season, becoming the first goalkeeper signed in team history. The rookie enjoyed a successful four-year career at High Point University, helping guide the program to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 2018. Here’s a little more about the first-year shot stopper:
1. A Brick Wall
Meyer was a three-year letter winner in one of the country’s most esteemed high school athletic programs at DeMatha Catholic High School near his hometown of Silver Spring, Maryland. A leader on the school’s varsity soccer team, he played 33 career games and recorded a staggering 26 shutouts. The 6-foot-3 goalkeeper finished his high school career with a 0.24 goals against average.
2. High Praise at High Point
Meyer spent five years at High Point, redshirting as a walk-on freshman before earning the starting job, which he never relinquished over his next four seasons. By the end of his collegiate career, Meyer was High Point’s all-time leader in shutouts with 27 in 74 career games – including a career-best eight as a redshirt sophomore. Meyer earned three consecutive Big South All-Conference selections during his final three seasons at High Point.
3. Going Dancing
In 2018, Meyer helped High Point accomplish something it had never done before – reach the NCAA Tournament. Despite consecutive Big South regular season championships, the Panthers lost two straight years in the conference tournament on penalty kicks. But in 2018, their record was good enough to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. High Point fell to 25th-ranked James Madison in the opening round, but still made history thanks to Meyer’s conference-leading 0.997 goals against average that year.
4. A Different Type of Football
In addition to playing soccer in high school, Meyer spent his senior season as a kicker and punter for DeMatha Catholic’s varsity football team. He was approached by the football coach at the start of the school year, and Meyer was quick to jump at the opportunity. During his senior fall, Meyer would attend soccer practice after school and then head to the neighboring field for football practice. Although he had never played on the gridiron, Meyer’s soccer background helped him quickly adjust to the proper technique and he even claims a career-long field goal of 45 yards. He considered carrying his kicking career into college and beyond, but the goalkeeper opted to stick with soccer when he made the team at High Point.
Here are some more fun facts about Keegan:
Favorite Music Artist: Meek Mill
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Superhero: Flash
Night In or Night Out: Night Out
Workout of choice: Bike Workout
If a movie was made about you, which actor would you choose to play yourself: Ryan Reynolds