Meghan Dennehy is a native of Gambrills, Md. She began playing lacrosse in 6th grade, and knew she found her true strength. Upon graduating high school, she spent 3 semesters at Anne Arundel Community College where she played both soccer and lacrosse and was named Female Athlete of the Year during her freshman year. In the spring of 2001, Meg began at Limestone College where she ultimately received a bachelor’s degree in fitness and wellness with a minor in biology. While at Limestone, Meg earned All-American honors for three consecutive seasons in lacrosse. During her senior year as a captain, Meg led the Saints to a 13-4 record and assisted them at ending the season as third the country. In that same year Limestone made its first appearance in the schools’ history to the NCAA final four. She was named to Limestone’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
After finishing her degree at Limestone, Meg decided to continue working in the “field” that she grew to love. She began her collegiate coaching career at Belmont Abbey College where she served as the assistant women's lacrosse coach for the ’05-’06 and ’06-’07 seasons. At the beginning of her 3rd season at the Abbey, Meg was approached by the head coach from Queens University of Charlotte and was offered the assistant coaching job there. After only a semester, the head coach left and she was named interim head coach in the spring of 2007; during that season she coached the Royals to an 11-7 record, and they finished 3rd in the conference. Shortly after the end of the 2007 season, she was named the head coach of the Women’s Lacrosse team and led the Royal’s as head coach for the following 6 seasons. In the final season at Queens, the team finished second overall in the conference by defeating the number six team in the nation, Pfeiffer University, advancing them to the conference finals for the first time in the history of the program. In her six years at the helm, she compiled a 49-57 record playing some of the toughest competition in the nation.
Currently, Meg is the head coach at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She began in 2013 where she was given the task of starting up the lacrosse program. In their first season, Meg led the women's lacrosse team to three wins and a berth in the Mountain East Conference Tournament in 2015. Dennehy's work in the team's inaugural season helped five of her players receive all-conference honors and earned her MEC Coach of the Year honors. In 2016 the UVa-Wise women’s lacrosse team compiled a record of 11-5 and for the second straight year earned a tournament berth finishing 3rd overall in the conference. The team had many players make the all-conference teams with three being named to first team, two named to second team and two named honorable mentions. Additionally, four players were named to the all-freshman team.
Because promoting the growth of women’s lacrosse is important to Meg, she started Freedom Lacrosse during the summer of 2009 in Charlotte, NC. Her hope now is to put areas of Southwest Virginia and the North Carolina high country on the map as a force in the women’s lacrosse world, and she is looking forward to the opportunity to help the youth in these areas excel in the sport.
In her rare moments of free time, Meg enjoys reading, going to the pool and the beach, snowboarding, and barbequing with friends. She is also a reality TV junkie, and enjoys shows like “Project Runway”, “Survivor”, and “Hell’s Kitchen”.