“When I came here I literally left and was like ‘Dad I want to commit,’” Meier said. “I absolutely loved it. I feel like everyone is so nice around here. In Cleveland, you don’t see cross walks where every one will stop for you, they’ll just blow right by. I came here it was a completely different atmosphere, with such a beautiful campus, so I fell in love.”
Coming in to her freshmen season Meier was already known as a national player, but did not want her reputation to define her.
“I knew I had expectations, but I didn’t want to be someone who was seen as above everyone else,” she admitted. “I wanted to come in being modest and just prove my self to them, not just being know as a name.”
Meier certainly proved she was more then just a name during her freshman season. She started 18 games and was on VaSID All-State second team. She also became the second freshman ever to win All-ACC second team and All-ACC freshmen team honors for the Hokies.
The women's soccer team had a good season last year, ending the season ranked No. 25 in the nation. They made it to the NCAA tournament for the fifth consecutive year, but lost in overtime to Georgetown in the first round. Meier took the loss to heart.
“We were like, ‘Oh my gosh we took it this far and we lose in a last-minute goal,’” she said. “It comes to show we need to come together and be that blue-collar team who goes after every single scrappy ball. We need to put everything on the line, because we never want to feel that way again.”
After the hard loss that ended last season, Meier has set high goals for the coming year.
“I want to go past the sweet sixteen this year, I want to be in the top half of the ACC, I want to win all out of conference games and I want us to score some amazing goals, more amazing then they have ever been in the past,” Meier declared.
She has no doubt that the team can accomplish all they set out to.
“I think we can do it,” she said. “We have strong forwards, a strong team from the front line to the back line, and I think we will have no problem beating some high-ranked and ACC teams this year. We are ready to come out and have a great season.”