Meghan Quinlan is one of Glen Rock High School’s premier multisport athletes. She earned 10 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball. In 2000 Meghan was awarded Honorable Mention for the Record’s All-Century Soccer Team.
Meghan particularly distinguished herself on the soccer field. In her sophomore year, she was a Second Team, All League Midfielder on the 1995 team that was Group 2, State Co-Champion.. In her junior year, Meghan moved to being the team’s goalie and, over the next two years, the team was 1996 Group 1, State Co-Champion and 1997 Group 2, State Co-Champion. With Meghan and Hall of Fame inductee Erin Lautermilch anchoring the team’s defense, the Rockers had a combined two-year record of 40-2-3, allowing only 9 goals and registering 37 shutouts in those 45 games. The team’s only losses were to (unofficial National Champion) Ramapo and (nationally ranked) Ridgewood in that span.
For her outstanding goalkeeping, Meghan was named to the First Team, All Bergen County during both her junior and senior years. In addition, during her junior and senior years, Meghan was also the leader of the school’s basketball and softball teams. In basketball, she was selected for the First Team, All League and Third Team, All County. In softball, she played shortstop and was awarded Honorable Mention to the All County team.
Upon graduation, Meghan was named Glen Rock High School 1998 Senior Athlete of the Year. In addition, the Greater Bergen County YMCA selected Meghan as one of the top ten graduating High School Student-Athletes in Bergen County.
After graduating from GRHS, Meghan attended the University of Scranton where she was the starting goalkeeper for all four years, leading her team to three league titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She was named League Rookie of the Year as a freshman and League Most Valuable Player as a senior. She graduated holding all of Scranton’s goalkeeping records and holding the NCAA Division III record for most consecutive minutes played by a goalkeeper (7,713). She was also named the top female athlete in her graduating class and, several years later, she was inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame for her athletic accomplishments.
Meghan and husband Francis have a son named Dylan. Meghan works for a judge in the Union County Superior Court.