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Defensive mentality set female Athlete of Year apart

Defensive mentality set female Athlete of Year apart

When it comes to defense in lacrosse and field hockey, few performers can match Hereford High junior Dana Meehling, who used her toughness and outstanding quickness and footwork to help shutdown an opponent’s best offensive player.

The 2016 North County News female Athlete of the Year earned First-Team All-County honors in lacrosse and was named a Second-Team All-State selection by Field Hockey Coaches Association of Maryland.

“She is one of the best defenders to come through Hereford in 20 years,” Bulls’ girls lacrosse coach Anne Ensor said. “We had seven one-goal games this year and without Dana on defense, we wouldn’t have won...

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